Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Bonnets ~ Etsy Update

Each year I try to come up with an interesting Christmas display for my Artist Teddy Bears. This year I put all my "Brendie Bears" in a red Christmas sleigh. My Aunt, Brenda Power, is a very talented and creative woman. She makes miniature Teddy Bears, Bunnies and Jewellery just to name a few of her talents. You can visit Brenda's blog here . These bears are all ready for the snow . . . not so sure I am, LOL.

This week I will be listing some wonderful children's hats and baby bonnets in my Old Soul Bears Etsy shop. They look great on display or can be worn by Dolls or Teddy Bears.

I just love the ribbon work on this one!

The silk is still in perfect condition.

This blue bonnet will be hard to list . . . I have avoided listing it for a year now . . . and it didn't seem to make it to the vintage clothing show either.

The ruffles on this Victorian bonnet are in great shape, as is the white on white embroidery.

Well . . . I should get back to my listings.
Have a great week and thanks for dropping by !

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pictures from the 25th Vintage Clothing Sale

I have posted some photos from the 25th Vintage Clothing Show, in the Ballroom at the Chateau Laurier. A heartfelt Thank You to my family for helping me get ready for this big event and to my Mom for volunteering to help out this week. She flew in all the way from Nova Scotia. No one can exhibit at these shows without a lot of assistance. It certainly is appreciated.

The Ballroom room is truly stunning . . . from the carpet all the way up to the ceiling.

This is the view from my booth looking out.

Here is my booth and darling daughter (helped for the entire day!)

And a picture from another angle. My coats and dresses did very well and the round rack in the middle of my booth allowed for easy traffic flow. . . although it certainly does get very busy at times.

I just loved seeing how many woman really got into the theme of the show and dressed up to shop. I think I will dress up next year too! This is my niece. She had a really fun day.

Love the polka dots below too : )

Thank you Ottawa for a Great Day !!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Packed and Ready for the Vintage Show

We are packed and ready . . . one Van and one rented U-Haul. I guess I do have a lot of stuff, lol! Those garment racks and wicker shelves do take up a lot of space. I also decided to bring my Dress Form this year. She takes up a lot of room too. I hope she shows off the dresses and coats well and earns her keep, lol.

My hubby updated my business card (we added Etsy and my twitter address too). This pretty image is on my Business Card. I think she is sweet!

Hope the weather isn't too sunny tomorrow . . . so there will be a good attendance at the show. I'll let you know how it goes : )

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vintage Hats, Coats, Scarves and More!

I have two great white wicker shelves that I hope to take to the Vintage Clothing show this year. Just 5 days until November 15th. I'm wondering if I could put one on the roof of each car? They are really light . . . the problem is likely making it into the underground parking garage at the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Now that would be fun . . . being 1 inch too short of the required clearance. Maybe I'll check on those height limitations, LOL.

Here is another preview of some items I will be taking with me. I have a large selection of wool and mohair hats. Beret's and Beanie style too. Great for winter!

Some neat old 70's purses with matching accessories.

Many colourful scarves.
Bright Red and Plaid seem to have my attention this year!
Great for early Christmas shopping.

I have vintage hand knit hats, mittens, gloves and socks too . . .

A great selection of old jackets and blazers ~ it is faux fur leopard btw ~ so don't yell at me : )

My daughter and I have had fun co-ordinating the tags I bought on Etsy with each item.

They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are absolutely works of Art. So pretty!!!! I use the big ones for labelling my coat racks etc. That way I get to keep them.

My American neighbour delivered 2 commercial grade garment racks yesterday. Thanks so much!!! I bought them online at Target in the USA. They will ship packages as a "gift" to another address, so I had them shipped to a US location. It is amazing how expensive they are locally. Thanks so much Cathy for bringing them up to Canada for me! I need strong racks for heavy coats and these new racks are perfect.

I'm getting there. My basement booth/display is almost done. I wish I could just wiggle my nose and move it all Sunday morning, LOL. I hope it all fits in two vehicles! My mom in flying in from Nova Scotia tomorrow to visit and to help me at the sale. My goal is to be pretty much ready before she arrives. So . . . back to work I go : )