Monday, September 24, 2012

Clover Market Fall 2012

Thank you all for your very sweet and thoughtful comments from my last post.  Last week was tough and reading all of your comments made me feel so much better.  I'm nursing upper-respiratory and flu-like symptoms today, but mentally I'm feeling much better and ready to face whatever comes my way.

I mentioned in my last post that Clover Market was a huge success last weekend, with a record crowd, great weather and awesome food and entertainment.  On a personal level, sales for Larkspur Interiors were the best ever.

Here's a look at our space and what we had to offer.

We marketed this black dresser as a TV console and it sold quickly.  It was painted with chalk powder from one of my sponsors, Webster's Chalk Paint, and I just can't say enough about this product.  We just picked out the color we wanted in latex paint from the hardware store and then added the chalk powder per the instructions.  It was so easy to mix and dries/sands just like chalk paint.  The best part of course is not being limited to a choice of colors.  You can literally use any color you want and make it into chalk paint.  Love it!!  We finished it off with a coat of Fiddes & Sons wax in Rugger Brown.

About a million people looked at this potting bench, but it didn't sell.

These chalk boards were made from the doors of the china cabinet that I dismantled from my Dining Room and now use in the kitchen.  You can read about that here.  I just painted them in Miss Mustard Seed's new Milk Paint and then applied acrylic chalkboard paint to the raised parts.  Easy-peasy.  They sold as soon as the show started.

I had mixed feelings about selling this vintage patio set at the Fall show, as it is really more suitable for the Spring show, but it sold.

A peek at some of the other vendors.

 We are already booked for the October show, but after that Denise and I will be taking a much-needed break.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of eye candy! Glad sales were good.
Sorry you are under the weather, and hope you feel better soon.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So glad sales were good and happy to hear your feeling better Kim! Soooo many pretty things!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Kim, you had some great treasures! It sounds like you had a great show! That's awesome!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Everything looks wonderful, and it looks like a great time. Glad your things were selling:)

Jemsmom said...

So glad you had such great time selling all your goods! I know it is a lot of work, but looks like so much fun!
Feel better soon!

Gail said...

OMGoodness Kim, you have been busy by the looks of your space! Everything was so beautifully displayed. So glad that you did well and more important that you're feeling better. Thanks for sharing about the chalk powder, I just might have to order some.

Melinda said...

Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Hope you are doing better soon.
Glad your show went well.

M :)

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Wow, you had great items! The chalkboards are perfect!


Ira Morse said...

Love the vintage chalkboard, perfect for my room.

~ Liz ~ said...

Oh Gosh! It stinks that you've been feeling so rotten. Hope you are on the upswing for good now. Your booth is fantastic. It's so fun to see what you had and what sold and didn't. Thanks for taking the time to share it. I love to shop the markets from home when I can't go!