Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sail Away

Greetings Junque friends.
Last Saturday was the City Flea down in Cincinnati.  Set up a booth next to the fabulous Miss Pam of Frippery and settled in for an AWESOME day.
Tons of shoppers.  Lots of creative vendors and an all around super experience.
Pam mentions over in her blog how fun it was to do a city market.  I completely agree.  The barn sales, rural vintage shows are pleasant and lovely.  This is a different beast.  It's vibrant.  It's young (oh how ancient those Hipsters make me feel).  It's creative.  It just feels more alive and folks seem to be more willing to break out of the box.  It felt like a shot of adrenaline.
Do I have any photos?
Why no, I do not.  It was a sea of people and very busy (I had Boy Wonder taking money from people on one side of the booth while I helped folks on the other side - not that I am complaining!).  By the time I could have taken photos my booth looked less than blog photo worthy...
The Princess arrived around lunchtime (because the food is a BIG DRAW for the show) and appeared in front of me with a grin and a question.
Pointing to a pair of sequin shoes sitting on one of my tables she asked, "If they don't sell could you let me have them for beds for my LalaLoopsy dolls?"  They were in her hands in hot second.  Seven year old re-purposing?  I'm all for it.  A Princess who "gets" her mom?  Priceless!
And thus we did this yesterday morning:

A wee mattress out of flannel fabric.  Some ric-rac trim on bit of Eiffel Tower fabric (all left over from million years ago when I sewed a zillion burp cloths and bibs to sell on Ebay - yes, BEFORE Etsy).  This way Marina Anchors can dream of Paris just like my Princess.
And we did this:

Princess decided one would be fun as a boat.  A plastic straw serves as mast while dictionary pages make a great sail.  A vintage wooden spool keeps it all together.
Not a single item purchased.  A fun trip through my stashes picking up bits and bobs to craft her vision.
Junque at its finest!
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Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I like the way The Princess thinks, she's learning young. So many times when I never have a chance to take pictures. Glad it was a good day for you.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sounds like it was GREAT FUN and a GREAT experience! I saw Pams blog about it...I need to check it out! Keep up the creative work...Great minds make great things! from one sweetie to another..Roxie

Pam @ Frippery said...

Adorable boat. You know I just love your little Princess, Boy Wonder too. What a creative idea, just cracks me up. It was a great show.

Anonymous said...

Clever girl just like her mom. Glad you had a great day.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So cute! This is thinking outside the box! And I know what you mean about the sale vibe...when I do Junk Bonanza, it is so fun how many young people are there and really into it...a whole new generation!