Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Vintage Barn Sale ~ Fall ’09

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

My faithful helper, Liz,  and her friend, Morgan

My faithful helper {& photographer}, Liz, and her friend, Morgan

Wild Whimsy

Wild Whimsy

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

I love listening to these guys!

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

Liz was fascintated with the honeybees that were attracted to my mint blooms

Liz was fascintated with the honeybees that were attracted to my mint blooms

I really want this...

I really want this...

these two little sweeties are a familiar site @ each show - their parents have a booth

these two little sweeties are a familiar site @ each show - their parents have a booth

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

Vintage Barn Sale - fall '09

besties for life...or might that be 'beasties'????

besties for life...or might that be 'beasties'????

wild? or whimsy?

wild? or whimsy?

? ~not sure what to say about this one

? ~not sure what to say about this one

serenading @ Wild Whimsy

serenading @ Wild Whimsy

Oh My!...and then they came to serenade me

Oh My!...and then they came to serenade me

Oh My!...and then they came to serenade me~

September 15, 2009 Posted by | antique show, show sales | 3 Comments

Vintage Barn Sale ’09

If there is a universal rule as to how many pictures you can have in a post, I’m quite certain that I’m going to break it {again} ~ but I just can’t help myself.

ready to hit the road...again

ready to hit the road...again

the first {short} leg of our jouney

the first {short} leg of our journey

1/2 of the Wild Whimsy arrival

1/2 of the Wild Whimsy arrival

Here is Trish‘s arrival with her contribution to the Wild Whimsy booth.

me with Miss CharmingPictures from my booth

my booth

apronsmy booth

charms

Wild Whimsy

Shots from Wild Whimsy

This really is one of the classiest booths represented there…I am a bit bias though.

Wild Whimsy

Wild Whimsy

Trish adding her final touches

Trish adding her final touches

Sharon opens the sale up with prayer - Wow! and what a prayer it was!!!

Sharon opens the sale up with prayer - Wow! and what a prayer it was!!!

the crowd is gathering...

the crowd is gathering...

Sharon & Rolane ring the cowbells as the rope is removedWhat you don’t realize about these pictures that I have to mention here is how amazing it was that I could participate in the prayer time and I could take pictures before the sale…because I WAS READY!   …that’s a first!

random sale pictures

random sale pictures

random sale pictures

random sale pictures

random sale pictures

my neighbors - Chris is just 10 days from her due date

random sale pictures

random sale pictures

a common site

a common site

random sale pictures

random sale pictures

another VERY common site - these are the ones that worked the hardest during the sale

another VERY common site - these are the ones that worked the hardest during the sale

charmed!I love this picture taken by Christina.  She was giving me some tips for my camera.  This was taken with my camera and her lens.

A fun twist on the weekend was joining forces {somewhat} with long-time friends, Trisha & Sarah of Wild Whimsy.  There were 7 of us who camped together Friday night in one trailer and it was wonderful to always have someone to help me out when I needed a hand…especially at the end when they were packed up WAY before me.

July 12, 2009 Posted by | antique show, show sales | 8 Comments

I’m going to Rathdrum…

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Today I set up for tomorrow’s show: The Vintage Barn Sale in Rathdrum, ID.  This is my favorite show.  It’s beautiful, country setting is so picturesque and calming.

western aprons

Ok…I know ~ everything is starting to look the same.

western apronI try to avoid repetition, but I just can’t seem to help myself.

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If you think you’re tired of looking @ aprons, guess what? I’m probably even more tired of making them.

aprons in the garden

apron w/ slip

Really though, I have officially run out of shirts that I can make these western aprons with.

Any cowboys or cowgirls out there have any extra shirts they don’t want????

apron

To mix it up a little I took these pictures in the garden…which is growing nicely.

July 9, 2009 Posted by | antique show, aprons, sewing, vintage{y} apron | 2 Comments

Buggy, Barter and Boogy!

Mary Janes Farm Fair

I’m so excited to head out to the Palouse to set up a booth with other vendors at the Mary Janes Farm Fair.

Farm Fun

I love everything that I’ve seen Mary Jane do and I’m excited to be a part of something that she has attached her name to.  I just figured that there was no way that I could go wrong.

the Palouse

I designed this charm to take along.  The backside is a snippet of map from the Palouse. 

Hopefully it will be seen and loved.

July 3, 2009 Posted by | antique show, soldered charms | 2 Comments

Skirts, Slips & Boots…

crinoline skirts

We added to our collection of crinoline skirts and slips over the weekend.  The place was crazy with them.  Every color, size, shape * on gals of every age (size/shape) * layered on top, underneath * used as chandeliers…  Cowboygirl boots were another favorite ♣.

Miss Libby

I think that Miss Libby thought she was the Belle of the Ball.

I didn’t tell her any different!

{Miss Libb’s picture was taken by Teresa @ French Poppy – thx. friend!}

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crin⋅o⋅line

–noun

1.a petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out.
2.a stiff, coarse cotton material for interlining.
3.a hoop skirt.

Origin:
1820–30

June 9, 2009 Posted by | antique show, collection, family, vintage | 3 Comments

the last of the Farm Chick fun…

…for this year, anyway!

display dress w/ charms

I really feel blessed to have been in this great show.  I’ve always heard about how wonderful it is.  Last year I attended as a shopper and loved the few hours that I was there but after having spent 3 full days there (including set-up) I would have to agree with everyone – it truly is a great show.  Yesterday I mentioned some of the ‘greats’, but I don’t think that I mentioned neighbors.  All of the gals around me were wonderful.  I’m sure that we could become fast friends if given more time.  And, I’m quite sure that my-girl Liz, met most of the people who were in the whole show.  I was just mentioning to her that my views were really up↑ on my blog.  She wasn’t a bit surprised and said that while she was walking around she was always giving out my card and telling people about my blog.  And to think that I thought the whole time she was gone from the booth (which was most of the time), she was just flitting about in her little social way, looking cute and having her picture taken by others, but she was actually promoting my business…  WOW!…what a girl!  😉

I took a few more pictures in my booth today – I really didn’t get out much, it seemed like each time I did, I spent money so I stayed put and didn’t get many pics of other booths.

Today we took 3 of my chicks and hung them in the front of the booth in a bird cage.  They seemed to fair pretty well – I’ll make sure that they are still alive in the morning.  They were a lot of fun to have there and they drew a bit of attention.

farm chicks

farm chicks

little Molly checking out the farm chicks

clip board

clip board

rack for jewelry, keys...

aprons

aprons

I’m so exhausted tonight and I wish that I could say that someone else wrote this post because I fear that it may be kind of crazy but I’ll just have to say that I did it and that now I’m going to bed and will sleep sound until my normal wake-up time of 5:00 am, which undoubtedly will come way too early.

June 7, 2009 Posted by | antique show, aprons, booth design, chickens, studio workspace | 5 Comments

Farm Chick fun!

TinkerVerve

This show really is a ton of fun! 

Great show!

Great people!

Great location!

wonderful helpers!

Great helpers!…Liz & Sarah

monogram charms

booth

ya, I know that my awning sags a bit – it’s kind of a pet peeve of mine!

blogging buddies!

The show was crazy with bloggers – here are just a few. It was so fun to have so many people recognize me by my blog name. – Liz thought it a bit creepy that ‘strangers’ seemed to know her.

We had a fun and exhausting day, but I’m so very ready to hit it again tomorrow.  Teri and Serena (the Farm Chicks) have done an incredible job of establishing a very organized and effective show.  It was wonderful to see them walk around visiting with their vendors the hour before the show began.  That to me is a sign of ‘having your act together’. 

notable note: I wasn’t walking around the hour prior to the show opening.chickie charm

chickie charm side 2

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June 6, 2009 Posted by | antique show | 11 Comments

Farm Chicks Show or BUST!

farm chicks poster 09I’m Bustin’ – and ready to go set up – I will admit that the anxiety has found my gut!!!!

June 5, 2009 Posted by | antique show | 6 Comments

moving right along…

conical confectionsI am having so much fun getting ready for the Farm Chicks Show Set up is tomorrow and usually by now I am living in a constant state of STRESS {alarm, anxiety, disquietude, flutter, intensity, nervous tension, nervousness, urgency, worry…}  Ok…well, the intensity is still there!  But I can handle a constant state of intensity…in fact, that’s exactly what my procrastination produces and I like it – the adrenalin is just-a-flowin’.

I’m working on some fun stuff…

OLD Victrola

I drug in this old Victrola to use for display.  I used decoupage to adhere sheet music to one of the shelves.

old dresser, turned RED

I have painted a wonderful, old dresser RED to use in my booth…

old dresser, turned RED

 I’m going to use it to set my cash register on – I’ll use the drawers for my stuff and the back of it will face the customer.  I painted the inset slabs with chalkboard paint so I can write something fun on it like, “Vintage Charm”.  😉

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misc stuff

Today is my 26th anniversary!  I’m thankful, happy and blessed!

My daughter (21) made it safely to Germany this week where she will spend 1½ months.

My chicks are progressing nicely so are my kittens.  The sad part about the kittens is that they are still in the house because my sweet & not-so-innocent dog is way too fond of them.

My unread blog posts that I subscribe to through Google Reader, are up to 200!

I love RED!

June 4, 2009 Posted by | antique show, booth design | 5 Comments

Farm Chicks – a kick in the pants…

We have 3″ of fresh and beautiful snow on the ground this morning.  The birds seem happy and confused all at the same time.  There is just a sense of aliveness with sound and activity in the air.

gearing up...

I have received my Farm Chicks vendor packet.  This is a {nice} reminder that this show {as well as summer} is ‘just around the corner’!

…just the little {country} kick that I’ve needed!

I’m excited to go to their book signing at Chaps tomorrow, where I also expect to find a ‘sense of aliveness with {much} sound and activity in the air’.

April 2, 2009 Posted by | antique show | 2 Comments