So as I have been saying in the past few posts….deep ellum arts festival was this weekend and Lula B’s had the good fortune to have some warehouse space to set up a flea market. It’s still going on tomorrow–but I just thought I would share some of my experiences that happened today. I talked to a lot of people. It was weird. It got to a point that I would smile and avoid talking. I have the HARDEST time selling my own things! I low ball myself and I talk to much.
When I work at the store, I can sell stuff all day that belongs to other dealers.
My husband and I had some of our lawn chairs behind a wicker table we had for sale kinda like a makeshift counter? I was up rambling some poor stranger’s ear off about how amazing the AGFA Optima 1 was. Customer decides no and then I go to sit back down and some dude–walking very fast and determined went and sat in my seat! With my money jar! And Nick just looks at me and shrugs his shoulders. I grab my money jar and the man grunts. Interesting. I decided he was having an anxiety attack and had been dragged into the warehouse unaware that it was a trap set up to get to your money. I mean that could have been what was going on. Maybe. But yeah. Just let him sit there and then eventually he left.
Some guy with a lisp told me the cabaret royale was amazing. And he bought an Atlantic Star album. Who? Exactly. I liked him:)
Well here is the way our set up looked. One part of it anyways. I’m exhausted!
So I had decorated a laundry hamper a few months ago and it looked very “homemade” to me so I brought it home to revamp the look. Again. It had lookedlike this after I decorated it the first time.
So I took all that stuff off because to me it really was an eyesore. I received this beautiful wallpaper just this week and out of curiosity of how pretty it would look on something–I put it on top of the laundry hamper. Wow. Total transformation. Now this looks like something one could keep in a guest room for storage space for extra blankets. Or a yarn hoarder like me could stash plenty of yarn in it…
I’m trying to get my display ideas together for the flea market and I thought this looked pretty cute with the tag telling a bit about the piece, sitting on top of a very cool older book. I always get so excited for flea markets!
Magazine Rack we are planning bringing to the flea market this weekend.
Gypsy cushion we just finished for this weekend. One of a kind, hand made and I think she’s a beaut.
We have some choice ties in tow. I love the silk paisley tie on the bottom–3rd center. Do men even wear ties anymore?!?
I love this lamp because I polished the brass on the bottom and all the dirt in the cracks disappeared. I made the lampshade to go on top and I really hope this finds a good home this weekend.
This camera is from the 60′s, made in Germany–not battery operated, fully mechanical. Gonna buy some film and see if it works but I thinks it’s so sharp looking.
Well, now I’ve uploaded all these pictures and I’m tired so I hope if you’re in Dallas this weekend–first weekend of April, you will come to the deep ellum arts festival and come check out the Lula B’s outdoor/indoor event. Deep ellum is gonna be bumpin this weekend!
This dresser was given to us for free. It had things stuck on the top, the doors didn’t close and I wasn’t crazy about the color. But it had potential and it was really heavy–so I took it and brought it home to Nick. He sanded and sanded–it had a really thick shellac on it and then we stained it dark cherry. My friend Jennifer just moved into a new house and needed a dresser so it went to a good home:)
This is my small corner of the universe. It’s a work in progress. I planted a lot of bulbs in pots during the winter and my first one bloomed over the weekend–hyacinth. Holy cow it smells amazing. Had to buy some purple petunias once I smelled the hyacinth. Purple petunias, for some reason–are soooo fragrant. Next time you’re at the nursery smell pink ones or something and then smell the velvety purple ones. I was recently posed with the question–do I buy for look or smell? I think I buy for smell most of the time….
This lamp was so pretty. Polished the brass and decided it needed a pretty lampshade to compliment. Used some left over blue velvet and with a little patience came up with this. For sale at the Lula B’s flea market tomorrow! 2639 Main St Dallas TX
Here is a sneak peak at some lovelies that I am bringing to the flea market. Come see us! 2639 Main St Deep Ellum TX.