Check out our "new" Check Out "counter"..AND the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market AND the Vintage Marketplace

September 11th, 2013 in blog, projects, hot spots     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Just in case you need a reminder - here are the dates!  And, its written on a big ol piece of wood, covered with chalkboard paint, accessorized with an old sewing machine drawer to keep you organized, and a couple pieces of wood window trim to frame it all out!
Heres the cabinet we bought last month at Springfield - $30 and we loaded her up!!  And of course with visions of possibilities dancing in our busy brains - it was love at first sight!!
So the first step was to add a piece of rusty, crusty ceiling tin, and a piece of wood trim to the front.  Hmmm...its coming along nicely, dont ya think??  (We also added strips of bead board to the sides of the tin...didnt get a pic of that step...)
Heres the backside - we left the black, and just dry brushed some white and teal to kinda soften it a bit.  The doors came off, so we could put some shelves inside.  Top shelf for bags and wrapping paper, and the bottom for tools and other supplies.  Inside the drawers on the left, Terri cut wood for dividers for cash, checks, pens, calculators, etc.  We are gonig to be SO stinkin organized!  The drawer on the right is metal (probably a bread drawer in its previous life...and its a pretty chippy pink too) - this will be used for our girl stuff...how appropriate, right?  Didnt I say this was just we wanted??? :)
The big reveal!!!!  We painted it on the front and sides with a shade of white (there are so many...), dry brushed the teal, and lightly black stained and sealed the rest - VOILA - a fabulous check out counter!  It all came together quite nicely!  And, since we had to do something fairly practical (it cant be loved JUST for its good looks...), we attached locking wheels - itll be a great help in moving in and out of our trailer!  The very durable metal top, will be great for taking care of our customers purchases.   And were anticipating LOTS! 
Its all in the details, and theres nothing like old ceiling tin!  The black stain just made it really snap, crackle and pop!!
There are definitely three happy ladies at Nostalgias Cottage...Susan, Terri & me!!!  Ready to meet and greet and sell, sell, sell!
A couple of my newest projects - two vintage pastry blenders - are happily displaying vintage photos!  Sa-weet!
Susan has been as busy as a bee (like always)...designing her salvaged wood picture frames - with perfectly rusted hardware and such...a great combination.  And, by the way - the photos are of her mom and dad (copies of course).  I just love that personal touch!
Terris newest designs - salvaged wood pieces and junk are used to create crosses.  They are heavenly!
Another re-do.  I bought an old smoking stand, the top was broken loose, and it needed a little attention - and of course a facelift!
And, here it is.  I chose a bird theme...an old 60s plastic bird (part of a set of three), sheet music (and the song is actually about birds in flight in the heavens - I loved that!), a glass knob, and a bit of decorative wood to finish it off.  (And, of course a paint job, and some dark wax.)
Last but not least - and totally just for fun...  I bought a whole burlap bag full of these (about 150 of them) nesting eggs.  I was told they were used to encourage the chickens to lay eggs, but Im still in search of more information...anybody seen anything like these before???  Its my new junk quest - and I even carry one around in my purse hoping to find an eggspert - ya just never know, right???
Just in case you need a reminder - here are the dates!  And, its written on a big ol piece of wood, covered with chalkboard paint, accessorized with an old sewing machine drawer to keep you organized, and a couple pieces of wood window trim to frame it all out!

Just in case you need a reminder - here are the dates!  And, it's written on a big 'ol piece of wood, covered with chalkboard paint, accessorized with an old sewing machine drawer to keep you organized, and a couple pieces of wood window trim to frame it all out!


Well, well, well...it's that time again, the leaves are starting to turn, kids are back in school, it was 94 degrees in central Ohio on Tuesday (whoa...not too fall-ish - but I love it - cuz I hate to give up summer), and we are going like crazy in pre-Extravaganza/Vintage Marketplace mode!  And, I have to believe that there are about 2,000 (or more) other vendors running at about the same speed right now - not in a panic...but definitely on a mission!

The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market EXTRAVAGANZA AND VINTAGE MARKETPLACE will be in full swing - September 20-22...  Here is the website for more info:  http://www.springfieldantiqueshow.com/  We are excited to get there and set up our vintage redesigned wares...from jewelry to smalls to furniture - I think we have it covered!  A little something for everybody!

As if we didn't have enough to do, Susan, Terri and I decided to revamp a cabinet we bought at the August Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market (we've been on the hunt for just the right piece, and we found it...and only $30 - woo hoo).  So, thought I'd share some pics of the progress and the (we think anyway) perfectly, perfect "new" checkout counter for our space!

And, of course, sharing a few more things (I always have to use up my "12" pictures!  Thanks Sue!!) Back to the Vintage Marketplace...  

Sue will be hostess-ing the event - with presentations, fabulous junky vignettes, shopping, and all-around "whatever needs to get done...she does it" with her own fabulous JUNKMARKET Style!  I'm looking forward to helping Sue and Lanette with the pre-show set-up...watch out Springfield - here we come!!  (And, if there's a golf cart involved...watch out!!)

There are giveaways going on over at the Vintage Marketplace facebook page...so stop by and LIKE the page and see what's happening. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vintage-Marketplace/301848643181831 

And for a little more flavor of what's going on for the weekend - here is the link to check out Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market's facebook page too.  Be sure to LIKE!! https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldAntiqueShow

There is a growing list of vendors, musical entertainment, and - of course - a whole lotta treasure hunting to be enjoyed.  Comfy shoes, cash/checks, a cart, snacks, etc. are the order of the weekend...(but don't forget about ALL the wonderful food vendors - they'll be ready and waiting to serve up their best!!).  

Stay tuned for more information!

We'd love to see you there - and you can be sure if you're looking for something special...it can most likely be found at this show (as you can see, I'm kinda in junk love with this show - it's my fav!!).

That's all I have for now...gotta get back to the infamous "TO DO" list!

Kathy


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Comments (3)

Roe writes: HI,
Great minds think alike...your cash/wrap is beautiful!
My husband built mine and I finished it very similar to yours.
Check it out http://www.meli-melo-art.com/2013/09/cashwrap-finished.html
Best of luck at the Extravaganza!! Posted: 7:35 am on September 14th
georgiamoon writes: Wow the Cash-Wrap station is as perfect as it can get. It has everything you need and looks amazing as well. I just have to say that I don't know what the little eggs are really for but I love them...a lot.
Georgia Posted: 7:09 am on September 12th
Craftysuse writes: My favorite part of the fabulous new check out is the old piece of tin. It came from an old department store in downtown Mansfield. It was a great store.....an elevator with an operator! How cool was that? Posted: 3:16 pm on September 11th
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