Friday, September 9, 2011

A Winner, Back to School, Some Recent Finds and a Makeover Project, I’m tired!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. So good to hear from you all and I do appreciate your kind words. The winner of my Cath Kidston giveaway is, Carol from The Polka Dot Closet.

Wednesday was my kids first day back to school. My #1 girl is a senior this year and my favorite dude is a sophomore. As is our family tradition, I took their pictures before leaving the house this morning. Couldn’t get them together for one as they were ready to leave at different times.


Now for the fun vintage stuff. A couple weekends ago, I ventured out to the Oregon City Antique Fair and found some treasures.

These adorable vintage dresses were a steal.  They were from the dealer’s own children and she had great taste.


Here is my favorite.


A little wrinkled, but oh, so lovely!

And this little jacket was so sweet.


I love the little tag inside.


I also got a few bits and pieces.


Love this cute hat/wig box and ticking case.


My biggest purchase of the day was this cool gate leg table with bluish-gray paint. No picture, but trust me, it’s a cutie.

I got a call this week from Monticello to tell me I sold the buffet I had there. I had just purchased this hutch off of craigslist





I quickly gave it a makeover (okay, not so quickly, it took all day Wednesday to finish) and brought it into Monticello yesterday. Here’s what it looked like before I filled it up with goodies for sale.


I gave it a really distressed white finish and changed out the knobs to glass ones.  Personally, I don’t think I captured how cute it turned out, but I’m very happy with the results.

Speaking of Monticello, the Fall Premier Show starts today at 8am. I got a sneak peek yesterday and was amazed at all the cool stuff the vendors have brought in. In fact, I think this is the best show yet! You can get more information here, but I would definitely recommend that you check it out if you can. Have a great weekend!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG I am the winner! I am so excited! I Love Cath...This is a huge win thank you! My email is


donna said...

I always get the urge to make dolls when I see the itty bitty clothes. LOVE! I will make some...eventually. ;)

I can't believe I have lived in Portland for 4 years and have never been to Monticello. I am SO going. Finally! ;)

I did find my way to the barn sale last year. What an amazing event! I felt like I was walking around in a magazine photo shoot. It was all so beautiful.

I loooooove that teeny pink chest. I must (no, MUST!) have one. (giggle)

Erica said...

Congratulations on the lucky winner!

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bee'nme said...

Hi Lisa! SO good to get caught up on all your comings and goings! Congrats to the the lovely and gracious Carol for winning your great giveaway! I cannot believe how very grown up your kids are - I've been following you since you were brand new and it's been amazing to see them grow! LOVE as usual all your vintage goodies _ those kids clothes are awesome! Nice work on the hutch too!

Take care - have a great weekend!
Hugs & Blessings,

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Congrats on all the lovely finds from the tag sale, the clothes are so sweet and that bling is to die for!
A great haul!

LocalPrice said...

It seems you managed to get a good steal...All dresses are nice but I too liked the Pink dress the most.
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