"FALL"ing for the Springfield Extravaganza - Part I...

September 27th, 2009 in blog, hot spots     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Yep - a grizzly bear in the heart of Ohio...welcoming anxious junkers to the Springfield Extravaganza - gotta love it.  I heard someone say this guy was selling for $4,000.00 (I didnt see him later in the day...so, either someone paid up...or he escaped back to the woods he came from...).
Just a few of the beautiful pieces of furniture we had for sale - the chair is covered in bits and pieces of lace and vintage buttons...(yep - it sold!).  And notice the silver trays - they were a big seller for us too!
As we set up for the show, we kept opening up box after box - it was like Christmas - but it made for a long day - finishing at close to midnight...whew!
Button bracelets and girlie stuff!
The diner dishes were a hit too - we sold about half of them...
On the right is a table we displayed as the hardware department with some pretties scattered here and there.  And theres my message central window (it sold!).
More metal and dishware (sold)!
An old table top - became a great place to hang vintage magazine ads - made some magnets out of knobs, keys, vintage jewelry, and junk! 
A big old clay pot spray painted with chalkboard paint - for advertising (Amys husband Ron was selling smaller versions at Oronoco...and I liked the idea!).
A great typewriter (just for looks -not big on speed), and a wire cloche.
Terris vintage button jewelry - displayed on an antique lace blouse.
I was recruiting AND selling!  (a junking multi-tasker) - met lots of junkers (and hopefully new members).
Yep - a grizzly bear in the heart of Ohio...welcoming anxious junkers to the Springfield Extravaganza - gotta love it.  I heard someone say this guy was selling for $4,000.00 (I didnt see him later in the day...so, either someone paid up...or he escaped back to the woods he came from...).

Yep - a grizzly bear in the heart of Ohio...welcoming anxious junkers to the Springfield Extravaganza - gotta love it.  I heard someone say this guy was selling for $4,000.00 (I didn't see him later in the day...so, either someone paid up...or he escaped back to the woods he came from...).

OK - here's the first of a couple posts covering our weekend at the Springfield Extravaganza.  We've been selling there for about 5 years and have had good shows (and a few not so good shows...) - this particular weekend was a GREAT show for us!  The weather was as beautiful as it gets in Ohio in September - high 70s and sunny, and with over 2000 vendors to entice customers with unique finds, as well as great bargains - the fairground was packed with record crowds - and for us one of our best selling weekends as well. 

The pictures here show some of the things we were selling, and I can say that the big sellers for us were silver platters, the wire cloches (we're gonna make more for the next show!), small pieces of furniture, and jewelry.  We had set up a table with odds and ends of hardware, knobs, fixtures, architectural stuff, etc., that were "leftovers" from projects that we wanted to "liquidate" - and that all sold like crazy.

We made some new friends (pictures coming...), visited with some of our old friends - and entertained passersby (that's what we do - ha ha).  It was huge fun and definitely an encouragement in the current economy.  People are definitely out there buying to decorate, reuse and repurpose - and as we all know...vintage is definitely "in"!

So, that's it in a nutshell (we are in the Buckeye state)...  I'll also be posting on the the sights at Springfield, and then another one on project pieces.  Sorry, Sue - I've got so many pictures! ;)

The next Extravaganza is the third weekend of May 2010 - and we'll be there - selling (and doing a little buying when we have time) - so hope to see some more new JUNKMARKET Style faces!!

Take care!  Kathy




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Comments (22)

Sandyjain writes: Amazing Posted: 4:06 am on January 28th
kindersitztests writes: A Grizzly! Really? Posted: 12:10 pm on September 28th
shabbychick writes: Thanks for checking out my post and for your comments! You can tell I LOVE this show!

Midge - so glad you'll be coming next year (Candy's coming too, and maybe Sharon, maybe Lani...ok the list is growng...) - we'll definitely have to have a little junk party or something!

Check out my blog for more pictures: www.sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com

Kathy Posted: 10:40 pm on September 30th
junkermidge writes: Love all the pics1 Springfield looks like such an awesome event. May is a long way off for me, but I have marked my calendar and hope I can make it down for the Spring Extravaganza. Too bad the bear's already gone, I could really use another floor lamp!
Midge Posted: 10:46 am on September 30th
frstyfrolk writes: What a fabulous looking booth shop! Oh, How I wish I was there too. I love all the ideas you are sharing! It is such a fun atmosphere! SMiles, Cyndi Posted: 11:51 pm on September 29th
byabpryor writes: Great post... Looks like you had fun in addition to making mulah and sharing your creativity. I LOVE all the pictures.. and the Junkers Wanted sign was is adorable and a great idea! Posted: 2:14 am on September 29th
RustyDiva writes: Love the silver platters and glad it was a good selling week-end for you. Looks like lots of awesome stuff. Can't wait to see more pics!

K Posted: 12:25 pm on September 28th
JunkArchitect writes:
Cool stuff and great photos. It looks like a fantastic show, I just wish I didn’t live so far away.

Posted: 11:44 am on September 28th
texasjunkermom writes: Kathy, thanks for the info on the cloche and suggestion about checking E-Bay. This one is old, part of its appeal.

Oh, the grizzly? Bet no one argues with him about a price he might offer----"uh, SURE you can have it for that lower price" !! Junk Hunk, love it!
Posted: 11:26 am on September 28th
shabbychick writes: Thanks Sue & Gretchen! I know I'm gonna be dragging you all out here one of these days!!!

Gretchen - we have definitely made the transition into more neutral tones, and more silver/metal pieces - and everybody's liking it (and buying it). It seems like a more aged look - and can fit in with any color someone decorates with.

Sue - just call me "pics-r-us" - I've definitely got 'em!! :)

Take care, Kathy

Posted: 10:39 am on September 28th
MimiToria writes: Hey kathy your set up looked very enticing and very diverse, so I can see why you would do so well. Great stuff. Looks like you've gone to alot more neutrals in colors too. How has that panned out compared to the more pastel colors you used to use? Just curious, as it looks awesome! Love it all.
Gretchen Posted: 10:05 am on September 28th
suewhitney writes: Great post, Kathy! Love all of your pics...looks like you had an ab fab time. So good to hear that peeps are out shopping. Vintage and re-cycled objects are the way to go when decorating your home. Certainly no need to apologize about the amount of pics you have, this is a BIG show with lots to talk about. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the rest of the story. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Be Well and get some rest!
Sue Posted: 9:56 am on September 28th
shabbychick writes: Thanks all! It was a great weekend, and we had fun setting up our space (except for the late night - had to use a floodlight from one of our "neighbors" so we could finish! We really should have just slept in our truck (it was almost midnight when we finished!).

Sharon - hope to see you there next year (and lots of others too)!

Alice - I checked your blog - love the angels! :)

Candy, ol buddy ol pal - we definitely need to talk!!

texasjunkermom - I'm not sure about the cloche... I looked at some on ebay (great place to get an idea on prices - saw an antique one (16" tall) starting to bid at $49 - and $20 for shipping...) so that price might be a little high if it's a new one??? - anybody else know??

Lani - I'm sure if the Grizzly would have gone shopping - he'd get be able to deal on some great prices!! And be able to carry heavy furniture too...a junk hunk!! :) (Lani - I'm all for a get-together!!)

Janis - thanks about the pic - I thought I needed something new - it may change again - not sure...haha!

Have a great week!! (and stay tuned for Part II)


Posted: 9:24 am on September 28th
chippingcharm writes: Lovely booth...creative display ideas. Glad you did well...I can see why :) Laurel Posted: 7:58 am on September 28th
fellowjunker writes: Hi kathy,
Love your new pic.....and love all the treasures in your booth. AMAZING finds and presentation!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:32 pm on September 27th
CottageElements writes: Great post, Kathy, as usual! Love your take on the Grizzly. Priceless! I can envision seeing him, wondering the sale, maybe shopping, finding a deal or two? Ha! Wish I could have been there, and I LOVED you flyer. Hope people take you up on it. Maybe we can have a JMS get-together next year. Count me in!

Lani Posted: 11:21 pm on September 27th
texasjunkermom writes: Did you see all the 'wow's in the comments??? Add mine. I too wish I was closer---I'd have bought that glass cloche I think I see in the top right pic titled 'more metal and dishware'. Since the one I need is at least 16" tall, wonder if you could tell me if the price of $65 is about right or is it too high? I don't know the going rate of one that tall and about 12" wide. Can you advise me, Please? Don't want to be taken in by this dealer. It sure looks like y'all had fun and your wares are certainly snatchables (just made that up!), looks like. Thanks for any help. T. Posted: 10:48 pm on September 27th
greencolleen writes: kathy wow did i say WOW !!! loved the pics esp the invite to join this great online community ;). wish i was closer, i really liked the button jewelry. Posted: 10:32 pm on September 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very nice, Kathy! I love your diner dishes and can see why you sold quite a few! Terri's jewelry is gorgeous too and forgot that she even makes it.

I am planning on being at the Spring Extravaganza! We'll have to talk!

Take care,
Candy Posted: 10:08 pm on September 27th
alicemom writes: Kathy,
I am so glad the weather was behaving! Glad to here you did so well too. Thanks so much for the pics and the funny dialog. I always enjoy your posts!
smiles, alice
PS check out my blog I actually added (or should I say I actually blogged)some new stuff. yesteryearsjewels.blogspot.com Posted: 9:38 pm on September 27th
oldnews writes: Great stuff Kathy, and it sounds like you had a blast! Sure wish I lived closer!! I hope you did well!! Marie Posted: 4:48 pm on September 27th
grannijo writes: WOW Kathy!!!!...looks like lots of fun!!...going to try for the May 2010...Springfield is not too far from me about an hour...so will mark the calender!!!...lots of my kind of stuff!!!looking forward to seeing more pictures....sharon Posted: 2:42 pm on September 27th
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