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Ohhhh…the places we go… shopping for salvage, vintage and recycled goods…

My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!

Another great and crazy couple of months, but I can’t help but be awed, inspired and renewed by some of the most amazing folks, I’ve meet along the way. I’ve been to quite a few vintage bazaars, country markets, and antique fairs to see that those who have booths (the sellers) are truly passionate about their design, products and lifestyle. Please give a round of applause to some of the hardest working folks I know and enjoy pictures of all their amazing finds, creations and wares…I hope you get a chance to visit the booths one day!  Here are a few from the Vintage Bazaar and the Country Living Fair. (click on the pictures to see these folks websites…)

I have a new found respect for those folks who set up booths at outdoor events. It is a lot of work and lots and lots of lifting!

I have a new found respect for those folks who set up booths at outdoor events. It is a lot of work and lots and lots of lifting!

My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!

My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!

Cari Cucksey, is not only supremely talented, but her new paint line is outstanding... She travels to a few hand-picked shows and gives amazing demonstrations. She has become a good friend...another reason to visit these shows often -- you really get to know some great folks!

Cari Cucksey, (owner of the Repurpose Shop and of the show, Cash and Cari) is not only supremely talented, but her new paint line is outstanding… She travels to a few hand-picked shows and gives amazing demonstrations. She has become a good friend…another reason to visit these shows often — you really get to know some great folks!

Karen and Patrick of South Porch Antiques are truly the best of the vintage fair lifestyle is all about. They travel from show to show, with their daughter, and truly show us how to be kind, caring and talented all at the same time. I bought that tumbleweed in Nashville and they brought it all the way to New York for me! Thank you guys!

Karen and Patrick of South Porch Antiques are truly the best of the vintage fair lifestyle is all about. They travel from show to show, with their daughter, and truly show us how to be kind, caring and talented all at the same time. I bought that tumbleweed in Nashville and they brought it all the way to New York for me! Thank you guys!

Not only do they have cool things to sell, but the displays in these booths are very unique. Stashstyle created these fun pom poms!

Not only do they have cool things to sell, but the displays in these booths are very unique. Stashstyle created these fun pom- poms!  I can only imagine how long those took — what a great display.

Then there are the incrediable artisans... Karyn Shonk, owner and designer, or Karynshonk Designs. Vintage and recycled and found objects turned into one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Then there are the incredible artisans… Karyn Shonk, owner and designer, or Karynshonk Designs. Vintage and recycled and found objects turned into one of a kind jewelry pieces.

S.D. Meadows... his work was so fun! scrap metal made into wall art -- you can check out his folk art gallery online as well. Thanks for sharing your talents S.D.

S.D. Meadows… his work was so fun! scrap metal made into wall art — you can check out his folk art gallery online as well. Thanks for sharing your talents S.D.

Then there are the nice ladies form Cutlery Couture...their booth was packed all weekend at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. Bumped into them at breakfast at the inn and we sat together and chatted up a storm. That's the kinda folks you meet at these events.

Then there are the nice ladies form Cutlery Couture…their booth was packed all weekend at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. Bumped into them at breakfast at the inn and we sat together and chatted up a storm. That’s the kind of folks you meet at these events. Talented, optimistic and outgoing!

Then there was dinner with these 2 (actually 3) chixs and a barn. Seriously... they could have a stand up comedy show besides selling unique vintage pieces at shows and in their barn.

Then there was dinner with these 2 (actually 3) chixs and a barn. Seriously… they could have a stand up comedy show besides selling unique vintage pieces at shows and in their barn.

 

Of course, there are a ton of people to meet... but I did also spend some time shopping :)

Of course, there are a ton of people to meet… but I did also spend some time shopping :)

Here are some tips for shopping at Flea Markets and similar types of events. Thank you Yahoo Makers for having me be a part of your article.

Here are some tips for shopping at Flea Markets, Vintage Bazaars, Antique Shows, Fairs and more. Thank you Yahoo Makers for having me be a part of your article.

My best, Joanne

A BUSY WEEK of SALVAGE FUN!

What a blast I had at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY!  Thank you Country Living Magazine and Stella Management for inviting me. HUGE Thank you all who came to my presentation, DIY workshop and book signings! We had fun didn’t we… :)   As for having a booth…I have an even higher respect for those who have them regularly — it’s a lot of work.  I think I”ll leave booth spaces to the experts — plus — I’d rather shop than sell :) .  Hugs Joanne

country living fair artwork photo joanne palmisano

There were so many talented artisans, crafters and antique dealers at the Fair, it was hard to see it all — you truly needed a day or two to really appreciate everything. I loved all these prints!

country living fair mini gardens photo joanne palmisano

This booth had a ton of mini gardens — I felt like I had landed in a fairy’s land and was looking into their homes. So fun and creative!

country living fair my white wreath summer photo joanne palmisano

This is one of the items that I sold in my booth — it was a huge hit. :)

country living fair photo joanne palmisano

Red Door Antiques is one of my favorite booths — love their items and their creative displays

country living fair pink bike photo joanne palmisano salvage secrets

These two amazing pieces did not last long — I think they were gone by Saturday morning. Loved this shabby chic style booth!

country living fair sisters on the fly camper photo joanne palmisano

If you go to the Country Living Fair, you have to check out the amazing Sister’s on the Fly campers. So cute and well done. I wanted to ride away with them! Now I’m going to have to hunt down my own spam camper.

country living fair sisters on the fly camper

Another Sister’s on the Fly camper — this romantic look is amazing!

country living fair sisters on the fly

Here is am with one of the “Sisters” So excited!

country living fair south porch antiques

Right across from me was, South Porch Antiques. I LOVED there items — so creative — this is just a touch of what they sold. AMAZING family as well. Can’t wait to see them all again.

country living fair topiaries photo joanne palmisano salvage secrets

I’ll take that, and that and that… LOVED these.

country living Repurpose paint stain line photo joanne palmisano

Cari Cucksey, of Repurpose, has a new paint and stain line out — the colors are outstanding! These cans were flying off the shelves in her booth at the show.

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While I was at the show — it was fun to see that DIY NETWORK was busy as well — online they posted pictures of my creative space at home. :)

joanne at country living fair

I gave two presentations — one was an amazing slide show of pictures (photography by Susan Teare) from my books, DIY NETWORK projects and more. The second was a DIY presentation of about 10 ideas you can do yourself. Both were a hit! Thanks!

country living fair suitcases photo joanne palmisano

I love these suitcases!

country living fair with Pam of Five Corner Antiques

My friends, Pam and David, of Five Corner Antiques, helped me a ton. Being my first show ever, they gave me lots of advice and watched my booth a lot!

country living fair my sisters

HUGE thank you to my sisters, Rosanne and Julie for helping at the show and for just being such amazing sisters — I’m a lucky gal!

 

Country Living Fair, Columbus, Ohio, September 13, 14, 15

If you are planning to attend the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, please make time time for my short slideshow and demo.  After my presentations, which are on Friday afternoon (currently the time is at 3 or 4 pm.) and on Saturday (around noon or 1 p.m.) I’ll be signing my book, Salvage Secrets with a big Country Living Fair Discount!

You’ll love the Before and After pictures, the creative use of salvage and the sneak peek pictures of my upcoming book — due out in spring 2014!  The demo on how to make a vintage sign is so simple but makes a huge difference on how authentic your sign looks! The JOY sign below has over 36,000 hits on DIY NETWORK.

Really excited about the #CLFAIR in OHIO fair — Atlanta and Rhinebeck were a blast! Everyone was having so much fun, great positive energy all around! Plus, the displays, demos and and incrediable vintage and salvage items, crafts, artisans and many other cool finds where all abound! I’m excited to see all the talent that will be there — to learn lots and say hello!  Can’t wait to see you in Ohio!  Joanne

How to Make a Vintage Sign is just one of the cool things I talk about on the Main Stage at the Country Living Fair.

How to Make a Vintage Sign is just one of the cool things I talk about on the Main Stage at the Country Living Fair.

 

I'll show you some dramatic room transformation from my DIY NETWORK Online Video Series!

I’ll show you some dramatic room transformation from my DIY NETWORK Online Video Series!

 

How to Use and Where to Find Salvage to Transform your Spaces!

How to Use and Where to Find Salvage to Transform your Spaces!

 

Get a signed copy of my book with a Country Living Fair discount.  Plus a coupon for my next book!

Get a signed copy of my book with a Country Living Fair discount. Plus a coupon for my next book!

 

See you soon!

See you soon!

Country Living Fair and Amazing Designers and Salvage Ideas in Georgia

Susan Teare and I had an amazing time on our trip to Georgia.  We photographed some homes and a drop-dead cool restaurant for our upcoming book and cannot wait share with you the unique and fabulous salvage ideas.

Including Annette Joseph (gasp–that woman can cook and has the coolest house ever! I can’t wait to get her book that is coming out next year) and Jane Coslick, a kind and thoughtful lady who is the official cottage queen of Tybee Island, with styles and designs that make you want to move in! They are the most lovely ladies you will ever meet — thank you Annette and Jane for making Susan and I feel right at home and sharing your salvage styles and secrets with us. 

Plus we had the privilege of presenting at the Country Living Fair and then conduct a book signing. I’m thrilled to say we packed the house and sold out of the books we brought :)  Thank you Crystal, Peggy, Sarah, Ben and all the folks who played a role in making it a success — and very fun!

It was a great few days and we truly believe we have made some new friends for life.
Joanne


Crystal is amazing — she works for Country Living and coordinates all these events. It was truly a pleasure to get to know her.
 

I was a wee bit nervous –it was a packed tent at the Main Stage.

But I got into it and I think people had a good time!

They had a camera aimed at the table so everyone could see what I was working on.

After — Susan and I signed books — that was really fun.  Sold out!

Angela — the winner of the vintage bath sign I made as the demo on stage. She was so happy.

Susan behind the camera working hard — but I dragged her up on stage with me at the Country Living Fair.

We have a GREAT day.  BIG thank you to all the folks at Country Living — what a fun time.

Off to Georgia, Country Living Fair and Photograph for Next Book

One last walk in GORGEOUS Vermont before heading to Georgia today.  So excited to meet all the amazing people at the Country Living Fair and to photograph some really cool homes and business! See the post below for all the upcoming events — including my demo at the Country Living Fair!

Yes–vintage sweatpants — but check out the leaves!