Monday, December 28, 2015

Vendor Discounts for Early Registration

We just announced today some discounts on space fees for early registration-for those booths reserved by January 29, 2016.  

This is the way it works...

Apply by clicking over to the "Applications" page of the website,, following the instructions outlined there.  Since this is a juried event, we need to see some pictures so that we know what to expect in your booth. If you are approved, you will be notified and an invoice will follow.  The invoice will reflect the discounted fee (10% off) and it must be paid by January 29 to lock in that price.  We will try to accommodate individual space requests (spaces in pavilion vary a bit in size) in the pavilion until it's fully reserved, then the remaining spaces will all be 10' x 10' in the large tent.  All spaces are first come, first served.  They are only reserved once the fee has been paid.  

To receive another 5% discount, do these three things:

1.  "Like" and follow us on facebook at

2.  "Share" the facebook page.

3.  Follow us on Instagram ( and leave me a message so that I know you followed for the extra discount.  Link to our Instagram page is here.

Stay tuned...we will be doing giveaways periodically from now on until April 1 & 2!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sleepless in the Delta

I have to admit something to you....

I am looking forward to the first of the year so that I can really start getting things organized and nailed down for the vintage and antiques market!  It's been so hard to contact certain individuals that I really need to work with, because it seems everyone takes vacation during the Christmas holidays...special guests possibilities, magazines, etc. etc. etc.  I had to put it all on hold until the first of the year.  And it's all I can think about!  I am SO READY to get this ball rolling...

It seems a shame that I'm wanting the days to just go ahead and fly by, but I'm really excited about this....I can't even sleep at brain doesn't want to relax enough to drift off. So on this particular Saturday night, at 11:23, I'm up writing a post about it.  Maybe I'll get sleepy in a bit, but for right now, I'm searching "vintage finds" on the computer....

I'm looking  to see how people are using old, interesting, vintage pieces with their modern-day decor and daily living.  I thought it would be fun to share what I find, along with links to those sites that originally shared them.  (Links are located under each pic.)  

I hope you'll make plans to attend the market, because it is going to be fabulous...I have some pretty amazing vendors already lined up and they are busy pickin' and getting prepared for the market too.  It's looking like we'll have a nice mix of things. If you would like to jump on over and purchase a ticket, link is here.

I wonder if anyone will have vintage luggage pieces...they are so great for storage and they just look cool too!  I keep linens in a couple of mine, and since old luggage sometimes has a funky odor, I first spray the inside with fabreze, then after letting it dry, I add a piece of scented lingerie drawer liner paper.  It makes the linens smell of lavender or roses, whichever I've used...and it's pretty, usually printed with flowers.  


Sometimes it's nice to just pull together a collection of something (like the little brooms below) and put the pieces all in a container for display.  Several "same kind" objects displayed as a single element can look WAY more interesting than many little non-related things, which can just seem like a whole bunch of clutter. Organize those little treasures so that they're all hanging out with their own kind and it will make such a great statement...

Via Olive Vintage Finds

This is the way I like to store things in my home...aren't these baskets much prettier than plastic tubs? I will admit that it's easier to see what's inside a clear plastic tub, but you can make pretty little tags to hang off the front of the basket as a reminder of what's hiding inside.  I learned that tip from Martha Stewart years ago...yes, it seems Martha uses vintage baskets to organize too. 

Now, here's a pretty way to use some old canning jars!  Maybe one of the vendors will have some old Ball jars, and April will be just the right time of the year to start seeing and cutting pretty flowers as we greet spring.  I wonder what they used at the top...I'm thinking some circles of hardware cloth cut to fit the inside of the ring would work just right to hold the flowers in place.


Well, guess what?  It's midnight, and I'm feeling a little sleepy now.  Hope this is giving you some ideas about new ways to use old things...

See you in the next post, and thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Blog and Preparing for the Market

Hello and welcome to the blog where I will be sharing everything (in detail!) about the market that is held in spring and fall each year in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta of South Alabama.  The blog is a new addition to the website, so I will be tweaking it for the next few weeks to get it just right.  I hope you'll follow along as we play and prepare for the big event, the antiques and vintage market on April 1 & 2, which will be here before we know it...there will be junk, vintage treasures and antiques galore and lots of other surprises...down in the delta.

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