Picture Show Before First Redeemed Vintage Sale Event

Here is a glimpse of the “showroom” ready for the big event.   It was so exciting to see so many people arriving before the doors opened in anticipation of the treasures awaiting them!  We had “SOLD” tags to hand out before we headed into the sale…..so fun to watch the excitement as items were being snatched up and SOLD signs were getting attached to so many pieces!   It was a bit of a frenzy, of the very best sort!

Loaded Up with All the Annie Sloan Chalk Paints and Waxes

Wow, so much fun.   I so appreciate all the support I received from my family and friends.  I hope to see you at the next show.   Do you see something here that you might be interested in?  If you are in the Chicagoland area, shoot me a note and I will let you know if it is still available. While quite a lot is sold, and sales were even better than I expected….many of the big pieces are still available.    Would love to hear your thoughts.



Redeemed Vintage Show and Sale Event – December 10, 2011

Well, the push is on!  The date has been selected and the ‘”Evite” and invitations sent to my friends and family for the FIRST Redeemed Vintage Show and Sell Event.   Printed on a really simple card stock.  I put the message below:

By Invitation Only

Redeemed Vintage Furniture and Accessories

Show & Sell Open House

Host: Carol DeGraeve

When: Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hours: Open House between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Lake Zurich, IL 60047

I want you to know that you are personally invited to my FIRST Redeemed Vintage Furniture and Accessories offering to my friends and family (and your friends and family). I have been collecting interesting vintage furniture and accessories over the last several months; repairing, cleaning, painting, upholstering, and transforming each piece into a beautiful and functional treasure for you and your home. All finds are being offered at a fraction of their original retail value. Payment options of cash or check accepted. Because this show will be in my home, it is not being offered to the general public and is by invitation only….I would love for you to come and bring your friends and family. Hope you can pop in December 10, between 10 and 4. Please RSVP to caroldegraeve@aol.com or 847.567.3364.

If you live in the area and would like to come, let me know.    I am having my girlfriend, Robbyn, who is a professional photographer, is coming Friday to take some photo’s after we stage for the sale.  I will be posting them Friday.

In addition to working on items for the show which is taking place in my “showroom” also know as our finished basement, I have also been decorating  our living space for Christmas.

Latest Craigslist Find - A Keeper that I had Mirrored Professionally

These doors came from a mansion in Glencoe, IL, that had all the doors replaced.  Glencoe is a beautiful north shore community.  They are 8 feet tall and 50 inches wide and fit perfectly on a blank wall in my family room.

Beginning to feel festive here at home.  I try to add some outside shots later this week.  Watch for photos for the show coming Friday.