PAMO UPDATE

One of our vendors stopped in at Biker Rags this week and shot this video:

It’s been July since my last post. I’ve succumbed, somewhat, to social media land- simply because it’s easier to update and I can do it right from the phone. Not that I’ve actually updated much there…. but it does seem to be the spot where I go to first. You can find me on Instagram HERE.

I did finish my last painting. (Much like updating the blog- it took awhile to get around to it.)

Cat Nap

That’s the update from Pamo for now. If you do the Instagram thing, I hope to see you there.

Have a great week!

Until next time,

Pamo

 

STUDIO SET UP (One more time….)

Jeff asked me, after we’d spent a couple of hours rearranging my stuff once again, if I had any idea how many times we’d moved my stuff from area to area over the years. Well clearly it was a trick question, so I just said, “You love it.”

I now have my painting studio set up in my office, which doubled for many years as a sewing room. Now it doubles as a painting studio because I’ve lost interest in making textile art… for now anyway. (I thought about combining the two interests but that would necessitate another rearrangement- it’s a whole thing.)

Here’s the painting desk (which is a 50’s era sewing cabinet):

The painting on the desk is NOT finished.
Lots more canvases waiting to be used.
The desk has nice drawer space for paints and brushes.

What I enjoy about my small studio space is that it has some of the art I’ve done over the years.

I did this simple painting and made the frame too about 20 years ago.
I did this one about 15 years ago.
I did these about 8 years ago.
I made this quilt in 2007.

So that’s the very brief studio tour. I hope to get back to painting soon.

PAINT, PAINT, AND MORE PAINT

Recently I set up a makeshift paint studio in the garage.

A small folding table with a box to support the canvas. Works great!

And I made my first painting here. (Not exactly my first painting- but usually I just paint color blocks and splatters.)

Cat and Butterfly  (Painting #1  16in x 20in June 2019)

Then today, Jeff and I worked on a few things for our Mega Mart booth.

Jeff working on his metal cabinet.
Finished front view.
And another view. Looks great Jeff!

I tackled a bookcase that I thought I would just need to paint…

I like purple but not on this bookcase.

But the bookcase turned into a bigger project than I thought….

Here it is mid sanding.

In my hundredth trip to the garage, Mertie got on the couch and gave me this look….

“When are you gonna be done?”

I did finish sanding and priming, but my bookcase project will have to be completed another day.

Now it’s white but not for long.

In the meantime, Jeff is working on his plants.

Go Jeff Go!

And Hazel says….

“Aren’t you done yet?”

So that’s the paint report from Pamo’s World!

Comments are open and we’d love to hear from you. (Except for Mertie and Hazel who are too tired.)

THERE’S A SIGN….

About ten years ago, (how time flies), I made a 4 foot x 4 foot canvas sign. I had some plan for it but never got around to painting it. Then when we expanded Pamo’s World at the Mega Peddlers Mart, the canvas was waiting for me to paint a Pamo’s World sign!

Pamo’s World sign freshly painted.

And here’s how it looks hanging in it’s new spot….

Jeff videoed me talking about Pamo’s World yesterday….

Until next time!

Pamo

ANOTHER DAY AT THE MEGA PEDDLERS MART

The Mega Peddlers Mart is so fun because of the GREAT VENDORS who bring in such cool stuff to sell, the AWESOME STAFF who provide awesome customer service, the FRIENDLY SECURITY GUARDS, and even the vendor who likes to vacuum every once in a while. Thank you ALL for being a part of the Mega Peddlers Mart in North Knoxville!!!

EXPANDING AGAIN AT THE MEGA MART

Here it is, the beginning of April, and we are expanding Pamo’s World once again at the Mega Peddlers Mart. Perhaps it’s because we enjoy painting so much!

Pamo’s World loves color!
Looking forward to filling it up with more stuff!

We’ll be keeping our current location in the Mega Mart as well….

We recently sold the lovely Goodrich treadle sewing machine….

Goodrich treadle recently found a new home.

She is a beauty and I’ll really miss her! But I’m glad she will be well loved by another. Goodbye iron lady- enjoy your new home.

We recently added a Singer 66 Red Eye in a beautiful oak treadle cabinet….

Singer Red Eye 66 in oak treadle cabinet.

That’s all for today. I’ll keep you posted with more updates. Happy spring!

Pamo

A LOOK BACK AT PAMO’S WORLD IN 2018

As we enter into our fifth month at the Mega Peddler’s Mart, I’m amazed at how fast time flies and how much fun we’ve had. Now that 2019 has arrived, I thought I’d share just a few Pamo’s World moments from 2018.

First up is LESSONS LEARNED:

My first lesson learned was the importance of doing research before putting an item up for sale….

Many vintage Singer enthusiasts find the Singer 221 Featherweight to be the most desirable model on the market. When we first opened Pamo’s World, I decided to put my Featherweight from my personal collection up for sale. I had had it for over ten years and was ready to move it on to the next collector.

We priced it and I didn’t think much more about it. The next day, I started looking on Ebay and realized I had priced it for about half the going rate. I decided to reprice it when I got a chance… but of course, some savvy collector snatched it up. I’m sure they will tell the story for years to come how they got their Featherweight for a steal of a price!

My second lesson was that not all sales are worth the effort….

When we first opened Pamo’s World, I had a beautiful vintage pink Kenmore up for sale, with the original carry case and all the original accessories. I knew that a vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine collector would just go gaga over this machine.

And I was correct! One collector happened to see the machine on Facebook but lived a few states away. When she asked if I’d be willing to ship it, I thought for sure once I quoted the shipping cost, she’d decide to make the drive herself… I think she was smarter than me! She accepted my quote without a second thought and I was tasked with the job of packing this 48 pound machine into a multi padded box.

I ended up spending half a day packing and shipping, and then a few sleepless nights wondering if I did a good enough packing job. The machine and accessories all arrived safely and the buyer was very satisfied. But for me, all the worry and stress about shipping this piece just wasn’t worth the sale.

2018 also gave me the OPPORTUNITY TO BE CREATIVE.

While shopping for items to sale in Pamo’s World, we came across this large structural lamp with a dirty stained lamp shade. The price was right, so we bought it. The problem was the shade would have to be replaced in order to resale the lamp.

I got out my trusty paint and painted the shade. It turned out horrible. So with nothing left to lose, I tore off the fabric.

Without much of a plan, I began playing around with supplies I have in my fabric stash.

And here’s the finished lamp:

The lamp sold soon after. Yay! That was a ton of fun to do.

And the last moment from 2018 that I’d like to share is this….

We found this Davis Vertical Feed treadle sewing machine a while back. I spent several hours cleaning her and getting her ready to sell. But then I realized that I wanted to spend more time enjoying this antique primitive beauty. Jeff was gracious enough to find a home for her in our front sun room. It’s a machine I probably never would have been privileged to be around if we didn’t have Pamo’s World.

2018 was a good year. Here’s to 2019!

Happy New Year!

A Mega Mart Update

We’ve been busy expanding once again at the Mega Peddler’s Mart. So of course that meant more painting. Biker Rags now has a more open space, all freshly painted and looking good.

Pamo’s World, which use to be right across from the Biker Rags booth, is now on the other side of the Mega Mart, freshly painted of course.

It’s a lot of work but also a ton of fun.

Until next time,

Pamo