March 7, 2011

Bottoms Up Debut - Kansas City

I thought I would share some photos of my new Prairie Thistle space at Bottoms Up in the West Bottoms of Kansas City.  I only had two weeks to prepare for the show so I quickly put together a booth design for the show.  This venue is open the first Friday and Saturday of each month.   I had such a lovely time at the show I have decided to join in again in April.  I hope you can join me there, if you have never been to Bottoms Up you are in for a delightful shopping experience.

I will have a bit more time to prepare for the next show and plan to bring in more jewelry, antiques and French inspired goods for the home and garden.

One of the necklaces that I put together for the show featuring a large vintage shell button with a tiny sparrow wired to blueberry lace quartz.

I adore my sparrow cabinet that I had custom made to display my jewelry.  It is four feet wide and five feet in height and features a hard rock maple top.  It holds an enormous amount of jewelry, but would also be perfect for linens and lingerie.  My Master Cabinet maker has agreed to make more of these cabinets by order.  Send me an email if you are interested and would like more information.

It was a fun show with a lively crowd enjoying the lovely offerings of the antique vendors.

This was the first mannequin that I purchased long ago.  It is actually a boy mannequin torso that I always try to disguise with lots of lace strategically placed creating a more feminine shape.

I also brought lots of antiques for the glass case in my space.  This is a lovely Italian figurine of a family of Blue Jays.

Hand carved wooden statues of Jesus are exquisitely detailed.

A vintage beveled glass silver Victorian hand mirror and a white beaded purse with a tiny mirror in the clasp.

A pair of white leather Mary Jane shoes - too sweet.

Our leading lady of Bottoms Up, Gwen McClure.  She's a lovely person and you can hear her laughter all day as she greets her returning loyal customers.

This is a photo of Gwen's lovely French inspired offerings.

Another booth filled with wonderful European antiques.  The two consoles in the front have silver leaf tops.

There are no words....

What a wonderful weekend and I am so excited about the show next month and I hope you can join me.

Bottoms Up
1200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO  64101

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TesoriTrovati said...

Such a perfect display for you! And a lovely little shop. Makes me long to go on a road trip! I love that cabinet. What a clever girl you are to have that made. I would guess that will be in permanent residence there? I think it would be cool to have something like that, but where I would put it I don't know... but tell your cabinet maker that a table top version would be brilliant!
Enjoy the day!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love Gwen! I'll be seeing her soon at Marburger.

Teri said...

Julie...what a wonderful post! I love that chair that you commented "there are not words". I totally agree! And that necklace on your mannequins??? For sale? Love them. You certainly have a way with decorating.

Alice said...

What a lovely, well designed space. That sparrow cabinet is just beautiful and I was actually wondering if it was for sale. room, no money, big sigh.

I've got to take the time to visit Bottoms Up one of these days.

Renew Studios said...

This is so fantastic! I wish we had a place like this in FL!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Julie, your space is out of this world beautiful! How lovely everything looks, so creative. LOVE the cabinet, would love to have one, but no where to put it. Hope you made LOTs! Take care my friend. Hugs, Riki

Jodie said...

Julie, I love your new space, everything you do is just beautiful. Tina and I went to Bottoms Up a couple of months ago and had so much fun. I have been in the French mode too, refinishing a few furniture pieces and making Je T'aime pillows. We will have to come visit you in your new spot!

Lee said...

Oh, those pictures have me drooling!! Lovely. There's nothing like it around here- I'm in frozen hell!! lol.

La Dolce Vita said...

Julie this is just great!! congrats and I know you will be so successful! that sparrow cabinet is Killer!! I need a chest like it for a flat file, where did you get the sparrows? just divine! xx's cat

Bitte said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! I would love to walk around there for hours and look at every little piece...

I wish you good luck!

Hugs from Sweden,