Saturday, May 30, 2009

Got Shopping Carts?

I do. Lots of them. And cute ones too. Isabel and I have been finding vintage shopping carts (or "granny carts" as my friend Mitzi likes to call them) and making pretty custom liners for them for the past several years. They are a big hit at antique shows and are always the first things to go. Here are the newest ones I made this week and will be taking to Farm Chicks.

I'm really happy with how these turned out. Of course as usual, I like to use floral fabrics, with roses to make the liners. They are fully reversable too. The carts are all a little different as we pick them up here and there. I especially like the cart on the left with the red handle. I bought that one from my good buddy, Braeda, a fellow dealer at Monticello.

Speaking of Braeda. Last week when I was at Monticello, Braeda was there tearing down her space in the garden room and she generously offered me a couple pieces that she no longer wanted. I was happy to take these cuties off her hands. Thanks again Braeda, you are too, too sweet!

The next day I decided to give the little cabinet a make-over. I loved the white paint and handpainted roses, but I had a vision of how cute this piece would be all shabby, rustic and distressed. So, I got out my stripper and went to town on it. I removed a lot of the paint, but left some and then changed out the porcelain knobs for some crystal ones I had in my stash. I'm loving how this turned out and I hope Braeda likes it too. It too will be traveling to Spokane with me next week.

Side shot

I am getting super excited about Farm Chicks. I have been pricing and packing things to go. I have shown lots of makeover projects here on my blog, but there is still a lot that you haven't see yet. Some things have to remain a surprise. But I will tell you that I'll have lots of small stuff under $10. I know times are hard for lots of people so I wanted to make sure that I had something for every budget.

Close up of cute detail.

On my next post I will be posting a special coupon for those of you who will be attending the show. Stay tuned!


Kristine Hanson said...

hello! I will be at the Farm Chick's show next week but my gang of gal pals only go on Sunday (long story) will you have new items out Sunday? How about any of the 10.00 items? I have been to every FC show, whoo hoo!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I WISH I COULD BE AT FARM CHICKS, but I'll just have to rely on your blog, (which I LOVE). Keep up the good work! You always make my day.

Kathi said...

I would paint this little cabinet a pale green and then distress it some. Someone will snatch it up, I'm sure!

Artsy Fartsy said...

Love how the little dresser turned out!! Great little carts too...I can;t keep myself from buying the junk!! Janna

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I can't go but I would really really really love to buy that one blue one on the right. Would you want to sell it to me now? I don't really care if you can't send the cart. It's the liner I would love to have. I can always buy another cart.

I have wanted one of these for so long and yours are so pretty!

Please email me the cost if you will.

I will pay you via paypal or send you the money through the mail or however you want.



WSU Laura said...

I just love those carts. I remember last year everyone coveting them. Can't wait to see all your goodies and say "hi".

Barn House said...

Those shopping carts are going to sell like hot cakes! Easy for folks to tote around all of their treasures. :o)

Me & My House said...

OMG! I love your redos and your carts. Where can I get my hands on one of these? You remind me of....ME! LOL! Love your blog...joining now. Love it, love it, love it! Visit when you get a my flickr to see more of my furniture too! Smooches!


Me & My House said...

Okay, so I SERIOUSLY have to get my hands on a few of these...I can't find them anywhere on the internet either...any leads? I will keep a look out here in HI and shout out to my peeps...think I will blog about it next week too and link to you...these are waaayyyy too cute. Help? ;)

trash talk said...

Smarty pants...those cart liners are too stinking cute. I can't sew anything but my fingers together!
You are one clever minx...take a lot of $10 items. That's the way to make money right now!

laurie - lovely magpie ethel said...

Are you sleeping in these days prior to Farm Chicks? Your projects look great Lisa and can't wait to see you space!!! I'll be bringing my own cart - but If I didn't have one I'd buy one of yours (sounds like you could sell them ALL before the show from the other comments). The countdown is on....see you Saturday

Kim G. said...

Love the carts and the cabinet. Do you think the cabinet would fit in my carry on or in the overhead compartment on the plane???? Those airlines and their stinkin' rules! Don't they know I am heading to the Farm Chicks! Last year I brought my huge jumbo suitcase with only a pair of shoes in it just so I could bring home all of my treasures! Looking forward to seeing you!

Timi said...

I want a new cart! As usual those are so darn cute!
I'm so excited for this next weekend. It will be fun to see you.

I'm doing a Farm Chicks Cookbook give away. Come on over and enter!

miss gracies house said...

I just wanted to pop in to say *good luck* this weekend...what you have done is super cute...I'm sure you'll do great sales really *recession* so I'm guessing the weekend won't either!
See ya there!

CinnabarBlue said...

You are so creative. Good luck this weekend at Fram Chicks! Wish I could go. I will look forward to your blog about your great sales and big fun. Lori

Stephenie said...

I just looove those Granny carts..The fabric you used is just sooooooo pretty...I bet your booth looked amazing...

An Accomplished Woman said...

OH how cute, I made a market basket liner a couple of weeks ago. Where did you find the market baskets?

You are very talented and love all your projects. Have fun at the Farm Chicks. I wish I could go with you!!!


Molly Mo's said...

I love that cabinet! You did a super job on it. Best of luck at FC, I can't go cuz Emma has her 8th grade promotion on Friday. Kinda hard to miss that! There's always next year - I'm sure you'll do great.
I get compliments ALL THE TIME on the cart you made for me, these will fly out of your booth!!

titicandia said...

Hello! I like much your blog and everything with the roses and the style Vintage. Also I like your collections very much, congratulations.
Regards from Chile, Titi

Iris said...

I love what you did with the little stand, it is darling. I hope you and all the wonderful folks that go to Farm Chicks had a FAB show.Just judging from some of the pictures it looked outstanding. Course you get that much talent and energy in one spot,WOW! The little shopping carts had to have flown outta of there because they were perfect for Happy Junken Trails.Who could be sad pushing one of those along,never!

Sara Duckett said...

Super cute liners! Do you make any that are not floral? I have been wanting one, but usually can only find floral prints. I'd love to get one in a black and white ticking fabric! Let me know if you ever make any!

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