Monday, May 19, 2014

Quick Easter trip to Kansas

We were able to get away for a quick trip to Kansas, we needed to check on the progress of "Prairie Chic" our new store adventure to bring area Antique dealers and crafters together. Our plans to open the doors over the Easter weekend was a huge effort with such limited time but we pulled it off.

We were lucky enough to also have the Annual Antique Car show move the viewing and judging of the cars to the downtown area before the Drag Races at the Airport track.
Car enthusiast from all over the area came into town to enjoy the food vendors, music and prizes provided by local merchants before they cruised over to the Drag Races.

"Prairie Chic" was welcomed warmly by the locals but many visitors to town have found it to be a nice option for their shopping…..but were surprised to find that we had interior climate control storage built for those who travel the back roads and need to store their finds in between antiquing jaunts.

I grew up shopping Round Top from when it started as a little spot as a weekend flea market ….developing into todays 2 week shopping spree, with dealers from across the US selling their goods.
Many dealers who set up often make Kansas a stop to shop and restock their goodies, so why not make it easier for them to do so without having to stop shopping since they don't have a place to store that last awesome piece they couldn't leave behind.

Now they have an option…..Herington is right off HWY 77 if you check out your map, it sits right in the middle of the country, you can head out in any direction, to search for your goodies.
 Some of you who have traveled Kansas know what I'm writing about….the prices are amazing, you  can still find items priced under a $1…retail…. at stores! No wonder why the American Pickers make Kansas a frequent stop, now we invite you to check it out as well.
As for St. Mark's, the work continues, painting, installing and adding more details, But I can happily report that the Banquet Hall is ready for entertaining.
Brand new Tables & Chairs were delivered and set up over our newly installed carpeted floor.
We also added a wood Dance floor.
Curtains are hung for the Bridal & Groom wall and bright lighting has been added for your pictures.
The kitchen has 3 new stoves and Brand new Refrigerator for your Catered needs.
Adjacent to the Church I added more hand-painted filigree designs to the walls. Since this room opens up to the church behind seperate accordion doors and has its own small kitchenette for quaint coffee/cake receptions so I felt it needed a bit more pazaazz for the smaller venues. 

Upstairs I started with redoing the Antique claw foot tub, cleaning, scraping and prepping before I decided to give it a Faux Copper finish.

Close-up of finish and texture of hammered copper with metallic feet.
More to come….

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