The Somethings Sale - Party Recap

Well... I was two posts short in my attempt to do 7 pre-party peeks (NOT Peaks... thank you anonymous). Hopefully I can make up for it with more photos than you probably care to see!

Pictured above are my friends Laura and Stacey (sisters). Laura was my painting-partner-in-crime, and Stacey
 (owner of Poochie Prints) was my paper pimp -- hooking me up with the evite, price tags, and a welcome card. She even came through with white circle stickers after I checked every drugstore in a 5-mile radius.


Welcome card designed by Stacey at Poochie Prints. Thanks Stace!


And here is my basement converted to the "Somethings Sale" boutique.

I got a little crazy with the sassed up mason jars, but they are just so A-mason-ing (amazing, lol!). Also loved
how the painted cheese dome cloches came out. I knew my cheese dome collection would come in handy!


There was so much great stuff in this boyish corner. The vintage rackets, the black drawers, the vintage car and the succulents all sold. This green kids chair that I painted did not sell, and I'm so happy because I really wanted to keep it :) I'm loving green right now. I have three other kids chairs waiting to be painted. I think I am going to do something like this.


This was my "vintage" 50s area. The purses, some jewelry, the straw canister, the copper Kromex cookie jar, one of the aprons and a few of the frames were bought. I was so surprised no one snatched up the Sugar and Tea canisters. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to keep them and display them in my kitchen.


My friend Becky purchased this handpainted driftwood "Lucky" sign with the horseshoe. She's superstisious and plans to hang it above her entry door. Any my other friend bought the upcycled candy jar. It looked a lot like this one did before I painted it. She is going to give it as a gift to someone (who may be a reader of this blog) so I won't mention her name ;)


Lots of fun stuff over on this table -- Poochie Prints stationery sets, vintage lanterns, an old scale, and lots of bowls and knick knacks. 


How great are those old movie reels!!! They would be so great as decoration in a tv or movie room like they did in this Ballard Design photo. They're also perfect decoration for an outdoor movie night -- ya know, like this amazing one from bash please.


Chairs were a HOT item. Our cousin Maggie is the proud new owner of those awesome orange nailhead club chairs. My friend and co-worker Kristin bought all three of the painted wooden chairs and is going to do an awesome mix of chairs around her kitchen table. And my friends Linds and Nick are probably going to buy the black leather chair (wink wink). It's a steal considering it kinda resembles this $700 one from Ballard Design. Stretching it? Ok fine. But it does look exactly like this $122 one from Brookstone.


Fall decorations weren't too popular, but I did sell the owls, the vintage scale and the succulent in the brown teapot. And no, I'm not ashamed to eat the candy corn out of the vases that didn't sell.

THANK YOU to all my friends, family, and friends of friends who attended! I hope you'll join me again next year :)


15 comments:

  1. Erica told me about the sale after the fact. Some friend she is :) I love your stuff. Great work!!! I would love to come to your next sale.

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for commenting :) You are definitely invited to the next one!!

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  2. I just love all your stuff! SUCH a good eye. Also...I spell PEEK wrong EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I even printed my wedding welcome bags with the wrong "peak" and had to do them all over. Just recently posted the wrong "peak" on our blog. I just can't get the hang of peak/peek. Tricky bastard.

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  3. It was a great sale! I am enjoying my treasures and keep meaning to send you pics of them in my house! Can't wait for the next sale!

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  4. Hi Katie!
    What a huge variety of vintage loveliness! Do you have an etsy store? Or are you thinking about opening one for your smalls? It looks like we have a similar passion for finding these treasures - I think my husband would LOVE it if I started to sell some of mine. He gets that I'm eclectic and a collector, but he would prefer we not end up on an episode of Hoarders. :)
    No, seriously. :)
    Just curious what your thoughts are.

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  5. Oh have you been busy, and it paid off! What a great idea, so glad it was a success! I came over from Treasure Hunt Thursday :)

    Jan

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  6. Love your basement boutique. You could fill an antique mall space nicely. Start Etysy shop! I'm considering a space for my collections and upcycled merch too. My Etsy shop is SewSweetVIntageco
    Following you now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvinatge.com
    Share a facebook like to my page box there if you have time:)
    I posted lacey ghost pumpkin to the party.

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  7. This looks like so much fun! You should have an ETSY shop! The number 5 is adorable!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  8. Everything looks so nice, what a great idea to have a basement "boutique!" I'm inspired!

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  9. katie how much fun is that! I have wanted to do something similar at my home but we do not have a basement. Thanx for coming to THT!

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  10. Oh what a great sale you had...I see sooooo many things that I would have purchased.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. How did my bundt pan and my cannisters end up in your sale? Actually I got both brand new in the early 80's. My cannisters like yours (the ones that say sugar and tea) are both yellow and I still have them up in a cabinet. It's possible there is still popcorn in there from sometime before Y2K. I should go check. Ha!
    Liz

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    1. Well, I did a cabinet clean out this weekend and the canisters were empty. I think I must have tossed the old popcorn last time I cleaned. Mine don't actually say anything on them. Did you get yours that way or put the letting on yourself? I'm thinking I got those canisters either not too long before or after I got married in 1981. We had a cool little specialty kitchen shop called "The Galley" that sold things like that. The stoneware canisters were new at the time. I think they were what to me seemed expensive, but I cannot remember how much they were, maybe $20 or $25. I could be making that up. Maybe it was more. Maybe less. I just don't remember. I think my mom bought them for me. Good luck finding out about them. You know what? If no one else is selling those anywhere, I think you should get to set the price! :)
      Liz

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    2. I meant lettering, not letting. I'm having an allergy day and maybe I was typing it the way I would say it since I can't breathe. :)

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  12. Your sale is really something! I love your taste in vintage. You should consider an Etsy store. You'd definitely be among my favorite shops. I'm sharing this eye candy post on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

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