I know it has been a while since I made a post, things have not been goodness and light here in the Bopfish Vintage household so I have just let the blog slide for a while; I'll try to update more regularly.
Anyway, I had an exceptional weekend at the show and came back with the van empty and much less in the u-haul trailer (yea, for my bank account!). I spent a pretty solid two weeks preceding the show down in my basement refinishing furniture and all of that work paid off.
Let's start our tour of my booth on the left hand side. I took a few pieces of freshly refinished Lane Acclaim, like this step end table (sold). There is an Arthur Umanoff magazine holder (sold). I was very happy with the refin I did on that teak Arne Vodder sliding top desk (sold)-the top was ink stained and badly scratched. There are a pair of brass Laurel lamps and a Johannson-Pape mushroom type lamp (sold) and a couple of flip clocks.
Back in the left corner is a yellow stripped overman lounge chair and ottoman, that is very "naptastic". In the background is my Kipp Stewart for Drexel "Sun Coast" buffet and banquet. Up front is a Lane Acclaim coffee table (sold) with a setting for eight of Epic brand "Prince pattern silverware and another setting of eight epic brand ed brown composite silverware (sold). In the middle was my crown jewel, A fully refinished Drexel Declaration tale with two leaves and eight chairs (sold). On top I had a setting for eight of Taylor Smith Taylor "Cathay" dinnerware (sold).
Here we see the Fritz Hanson folding tray table (sold) another Acclaim piece (sold) and the set of Helge Sibast #6 chairs.
I brought quite a bit of china with me. Leading up to the show I discovered a couple of really nice, full sets in my hometown which made the trip. On the left is a setting for eight+ with serving dishes of Harkerware "Springtime" (sold), net to that is a setting for eight plus serving dishes of Metlox Poppytrail "Yorkshire" dishes from 1937. On the right are a number of Russel Wright Iroquois Casual pieces (sold a few)
Here is a better look at the Harkerware.
Doesn't the Metlox "Yorkshire" look like sherbet?
Along the right side of the booth was more china. On the left was a bunch of Russel Wright for Stubbenville "American Modern" (I sold a ton! I sold it pretty cheap since I picked it up super-duper cheap). On the right is my Ben Seibel for Raymore Universal "Golden Burst" (I sold a few pieces).
I want to show off the Drexel Declaration table and chairs because I was damn proud of the refinishing job. I was very pressed for time and I had to do the refinishing in rather cramped, smelly, dark parts of my basement for the chairs and leaves, then strip and refinish the table in my kitchen since it would not fit down the stairs.This is the way it looked at the show, a real head turner! This set sold in the first thirty minutes of the show but the people who bought the set could not take it until the next day so it sat in my booth for the weekend. It really drew people in to the booth; I could have sold TEN of these!
This is a side chair before, all groddy and with horrible upholstery (actually, there were FIVE layers of old upholstery), then after my ministrations and a new upholstery job.
The Captains chairs were solid but...nasty from HARD use ("rode hard, put up wet" is the phrase that comes to mind). After my hard work they glowed with health!
In a few days I will post some picture of other people stuff, it is tough to look around when you have to mind a booth so it is not my usual through picture bonanza.