Friday, May 27, 2011

Acorn Antique Show ~ Ogden, Utah.

This past weekend I was fortunate to get into the very popular Acorn Antique
Show here in Ogden, Utah.  The lady who puts this great show on had a few
dealers cancel on her and I was able to secure a spot at the last minute!  I
was very happy about this as it is next to impossible to get into this show as
she has all of her regular dealers there from one show to the next.  Yeah me!

I have been selling online for 10 years this June and I've never been in a show
before.  How crazy is that!  Here is a side shot of my booth.  I wanted to have
a spacious area for people to walk around in so I decided to have a u-shaped
booth.  There is nothing more annoying at an antique show than walking into
a booth and being afraid that you are going to knock things over!  I hate that!
Even as it was, I had people jockeying for room in here if you can believe it!

My front display got quite abit of attention from my antique glass claw foot
table to my cute mannequin.  Everyone wanted to buy the skirt (it's my own
personal one from Victorian Trading Company) so I decided to put a price on
it...that pretty much sealed the deal as it was quite an expensive skirt and
people probably thought I was nuts!  The lamp shade on her head was my
hubby's idea and it sold right away!  Darn, he's good!  (*_*)  The rose
adorned lamp also got a LOT of attention, but no one purchased it.  Maybe
 they thought that it was just a little too over the top for them!

Lots of sweet things for sale here from bisque lamps to tole sconces to
tole trays, antique telephones, hobnail glass, antique chintz and more!

More fun STUFF!  My oversized Blue Boy and Pinkie prints darn near sold.  A
couple came back no less than three times to look at them, but it was a no
go in the end...darn it anyway!

The view on the other side of the booth.  This end was more of the French
style side and the other side had more of a Cottage style theme.

Love this pair of antique table chandeliers!

Lots of French style Cameo Creations pictures, a charming picture of a couple
playing cards and a lovely 1940's Cordey lamp from the Cordey China Company.

Love these adorable lamps!  They are made of bisque and have the most
adorable pink trimmed shades.  They did not sell (what the heck?!) so they
will be available for sale on the web site soon!

So there you have it...a little glimpse at my antique booth.  I took these pics in
about 30 seconds before the show started so they are not the greatest, but
you get the idea.  It sure was a fun show and profitable too!  That is always
a nice bonus!  (*_*)

On another footnote, I visit a lot of blogs out there on a daily basis and love
to leave comments, but I am one of the affected people these past four or
five days who have not been able to do so.  I'm not ignoring you gals, I just
can't leave comments!  I hope they get this fixed soon because I love letting
you all know how much I love what you are doing out there in blogland!

Have a GREAT long weekend!



Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

So glad you got to do a show, Stacy! Everyone needs to do at least one!! Each is a different experience, but it is so fun to get instant feedback from your customers, isn't it?!? They are tiring, tho. Your booth is very appealing and I think the tabletop chandelier is definitely my fav!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Pollyanna said...

Everything was absolutely charming and I heard a lot of postive comments about her booth. I would never have thought to do a centerpeice like that to attract attention, but it certainly worked. I have been doing booths at antique shows for 7 years and Stacy the rookie is teaching me new stuff. Cool that!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Stacy, before I read, I thought OH, I would like this booth!! then I realized it was yours! It's beautiful! I have never done a show either.

Just to tick you off more, I don't see any followers on your blog,or mine, or a lot of peoples. I went to blogger help and lots of people are having the problem!

I saw on the threads that people with your problem are able to comment anonymously and then leave their names. Hope this all get fixed!

Have a great weekend

caThiE said...

Congrats on a successful show, Stacy! Your booth was just lovely and it was fun to have you there with us. You have an amazing style. . . pure beauty!

Lori Bei Durst said...

Hi Stacy, Your booth looked wonderful and I know what you mean, I hate when you can't move around either! I love my cupcake, but I keep forgetting to do a post of it! Have a great weekend....we are having rain here in Northern California with cool temps....blah! :o) Love, Lori

Georgianna said...

Wow, your booth looks so inviting and full of charm! I'm so glad it was a successful show for you. Don't worry about the comments – so many people are having trouble. Wishing you a great weekend! – g

pinkstilettos said...

You have some very nice treasures!

Miss Gracie's House said...

It turned out so pretty...with so many great treasures...good idea on the seems like that's just the way it is...the customers always want our display pieces:)...glad it was profitable...that is always a plus these days...hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Jennifer said...

I was so sorry to miss the show and to see your booth. It is lovely. I too adore the color pink. Maybe its good I didn't come. I think I would have spent way to much money in your booth!!!