Thursday, October 21, 2010

bazaar style

I have signed-up to be a vendor at the school bazaar again this year. It doesn't take place until early December but I've been in a slight panic about (1) having enough to sell and ...

(2) covering the $30 table fee.

None of my items cost very much so I will need to sell about a half dozen treasures to break even. (It'd be nice to have enough for a hot dog while spending the day there, too! LOL)

Of course, for me it's mostly about the fun of setting up the table and creating displays.

Notice that I have discovered labels? I've been visiting The Graphics Fairy a bit lately! Debi inspired this labeled jar idea. (Debi's not feeling so well so if you have a minute I'm sure she'd enjoy a get-better-soon comment at her blog, life in my studio.)

In other inspiring news, I am borrowing Selina Lake's new book Romantic Style from the library. What a GASP-n-SWOON fest! The cover makes me want to paint floors ...

but for now I'll just stick to cans (and hopefully the armoire soon)!


The title of this blog post was borrowed from the lavishly beautiful Selina Lake book, Bazaar Style: Decorating With Market and Vintage Finds. I have actually spotted this book at HomeGoods for $5. Time to go back and get!


Unknown said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your booth set up. You will do wonderful. All your sweet treasures will be flying off the shelves! I am going to check my library for that book. It looks swoon worthy!

Six in One Hand said...

I love it!!!!
How cute!!!
I would definitely buy from you!!!

Hearts Turned said...

You can do it, Elyse--and it will be fabulous! Would love to see your table--I'm sure you'll be able to buy MANY hotdogs that day!

Thanks for sharing about that lovely book...hadn't seen that one before...on the lookout!

Have a beautiful day, my friend!


WinnibriggsHouse said...

I'm sure with such delights the customers will flock to your stall. It is sure to look stunning.

Anonymous said...

I am gaa-gaa over Selina Lake's style. GORGEOUS! Another blogger shared pics from inside the new book. Quick, someone pull out the fainting couch - I'm swooning here. :)

Love all the sweet goodness you are creating, Elyse.

Have a happy,

Jessica Rodarte said...

You will, for sure, have no trouble selling your tinkered treasures (I couldn't resist). Your jars are so beautiful. The ones you sent me are still sitting on my desk inspiring me.
I'm still working on the package for you. I know; I'm a shameless, little hussy. ;) Seriously, it's thisclose to being done. Ugh. I annoy myself.

Sherry Hicks said...

Have Fun at the School Bazaar! I am sure you will sell alot of items, they will make wonderful Christmas gifting Items!

kibbygirl said...

I love your tinkered style! Your booth will do great I'm sure. You make me want to try 'tinkering' :)

By the way, do you make your own little paper flowers? They are so sweet.

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

Everything looks sooo beautiful!!! Love the jars especially! I'm sure you'll do great!

It's me said...

I love that cute !! lovely day Ria....

Suz said...

Yes, yes, Elyse! The labels are wonderful on your jars. I would buy one in a second. I love the glitter glue. Is that the one that dear Julie/Vintage Chic uses (Platinum Stickles)? You once had a darling Bonne Mamam (?) jar which I missed grabbling. i would pay more for a French jars! What about covering composition books with your signature flowered paper and some kind of label?


debi said...

OMG! Look at all that prettiness!!! I LOVE, LOVE your new look with the beautiful labels! You've done it again!

Your tinkered treasures always have that sweetness about them that just says Elyse!

Sandra Evertson said...

Lovely labels!

Sandra Evertson

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

~you will do great, Elyse~

stefanie said...

everyone is going you say "gasp" at your gorgeous treasures!!!

Alison said...

I bet those darling things are going to FLY out of your booth! Good luck with the show! And I LOVE those labels.... off to graphics fairy!

NanaDiana said...

Oh Elyse...If I were there I would have a hard time not wanting to buy your booth out! You will do great-I know you will. I plan on spending a day at the library in the next couple of days. I want to see if there are a couple of books that I think I might want to own for myself.

Have fun setting will get to do multiple "set ups" as stuff leaves your booth...if you have time between customers! Hugs sweet girl- xxoo Diana

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You will definately sell more than enough to cover your table fee. Your work is so fabulous!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Loving those tinkered jars and cans! So very pretty!


Kit said...

I don't think you will have any problem selling your wares. They are just lovely! Good luck and enjoy a hot dog for me! Kit

Simple Home said...

I'm sure your booth will do wonderfully well. I've always loved your cans, and those jars are so sweet!

Theresa said...

Yours will be the most visited booth for sure! Beautiful jars and labels! Enjoy your Friday, HUGS!

Claudia said...

I like the way you are shabbifying the paint on your jar lids. Gorgeous. I really like your new label additions - in fact...I'm wishing I could be at that bazaar!

I was actually thinking of a trip to the bookstore so I could sit down with that book. It looks so beautiful.


koralee said...

Oh my goodness...your items will be snatched up soooo fast. Make lots.
Wish I could come.

I am off to take a peek at the book...sounds amazing. xoxoxoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Love love this style, Elyse.
Happy hugs for a wonderful weekend! xx

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

I would happily scoop up one of your cute little creations if I was going! have fun! :)

cottonfieldfarm said...

I am a new follower on GFC. I'm in love with your "pinks!" Such a lovely blog! Would love for you to come visit on the farm and follow back! Precious labels too. Come see mine! I'm going to have to check out the Graphics Fairy too! Good luck at the bazaar! After seeing your blog, I know your table will be fabulous! See you and God bless.

Rose Brier Studio said...

The floor in my guest room is calling out for paint -- wanna come stay and paint?

Have fun at the craft show. You'd do fine, those are lots of fun and make such nice connections to the other moms! Love the labels and clothespins and your other treasures.

Home and Heart said...

I am sure you will be a BIG hit!! Just lovely!!

Jill said...

I love all your treasures~ I can't wait to see photos of your booth! (I hope that you will post some) I know that your day will be successful!! Have fun!

Fran. said...

Oh I love doing the school Santa workshops!! The kids are so darn cute!! Yes I agree I always try to at least get my table money and food back!! LOL Good luck! Your items are so beautiful!! I'm sure you'll be a big hit!! XO Fran.

Scrap for Joy said...

Your newest tinkerings are lovely..I love the look of vintage labels on jars. I have a big box of jars in my basement waiting for some little time, so many ideas! I need to wrap up my banner making and move on to journals and collages!!
You better rent some railings for the bazaar so you can say "the line forms behind the railing".

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness ! Those are just precious !!
I love love the colors !


Jeanne said...

Elyse, your "tinkered jars" are beautiful and I am certain you will sell lots and lots at the school bazaar. That book looks fabulous - I'll have to see if MY library has it in yet.

Suz said...

Just had another thought. I have plain vigil candles on many occasions. I actually ordered them from a Mexican grocery once to use for a retreat. Your paper/style would be really nice. Tissue or handmade paper with this is really nice because of the transparency. On Valentine's Day, I used Japanese washi paper and origami hearts on the front.

The composition books were meant to be journals but could be many other things. I think it was originally a Teresa Macfayden idea. I put several colors of seam binding around the edges (tied in a bow) and a pretty tag that says "journal" (or whatever!). I also remember cutting out some pretty birds...and all sorts of layers...but I think your roses would be wonderful on both.

Just some quick and easy (but pretty cool result) crafts!!!


Ateliê Toque de Arte said...

Como é que funciona esse bazar? Você é quem faz todo esse trabalho? Amo visitar esse blog.

Unknown said...

OH MY GOSH! These are extraordinary. I think you really captured the French feel. I love these jars. I just know that everyone will be drawn to your booth.

Katy Noelle said...

I've had that book in my Amazon basket waiting list for ages. Is it worth it? It looks wonderful by the cover!

Michele Kovack said...

Lovely jars!! Your booth will be fabulous I am sure!!!