Monday, May 30, 2011

Farm Chicks Past

I am totally copying Isabel’s post and am going to show you pictures from my booth the last three years I sold at Farm Chicks.


Farm Chicks booth 2008


Farm Chicks booth 2009

farm chicks booth 2009-2

farm chicks booth 2009-3

farm chicks booth 2009-4


farmchicks booth2010

farm chicks booth 2010-2

This year I’ll be in the exact same location as the past three years, right next to Isabel. Click here to see the map. I am in Bay 1, booth #202.  Pretty much in the center of the building. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and hopefully meeting some new ones. Not sure if I’ll post again as I still have so much to do before we leave early Friday morning.  I might sneak in a little something before then, but if not, I’m sure I’ll have plenty to share when we return. TTFN!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Got Bling?

It’s crunch time. Less than two weeks to my biggest, can’t miss, show of the year. Yes, that’s right.  I’m talking about Farm Chicks. I still have so much to do before packing up the trailer, but I’m feeling pretty good right now. I have been working really hard painting, sanding, crafting up some cool treasures for my awesome customers.

Here is just a small sampling of the bling I will bring. 


My latest collection of vintage bling belt buckles.

I love them all, but this just might be my favorite.


Love the cute little horse button.


Vintage button bracelets and cute vintage rhinestone bracelets.


Vintage bling rings.

I’m off to do some more painting and sanding.  Today is suppose to be the nicest day of the week weatherwise so I better get busy. I’ll be back with some more sneak peeks. Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy 100th White Wednesday Kathleen!

Just wanted to pop in to wish Kathleen of Faded Charm a happy 100th White Wednesday post.  And since I never like to do a post without a cute picture, here is my 100th White Wednesday photo.


I got this cute little vintage child’s folding chair yesterday at the bins.  Pickins were slim and as I headed to the counter to pay for my measly finds, this cutie was sitting by the register, just waiting for me.  Of course I made sure that she wasn’t spoken for before I grabbed her.  All she needed was a light sanding and she is good to go.  Of course, I could add a cute rose decal to the back, but I think she is perfect just as she is.

Don’t forget to head on over to Kathleen’s blog to check out her 100th post giveaway and link up with all the other White Wednesday posts.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A little road trip, some fun finds and completed projects

When I found out my husband and the kids were going to a concert in Seattle the same weekend as a couple antique shows I’ve been wanting to go to, it wasn’t too difficult a decision to tag along. While they were at their concert Friday, I drove up to Snohomish, met my dear friend Kimberly and headed over to the 2nd Saturdayz set up day. Linda had a drawing and picked a few people to come do early shopping, and I was one of the lucky winners.

It was fun to get first dibs at some good stuff, not to mention, getting some one on one time with my sweet friend. I was also lucky enough to get to hang out another BFF, Timi and her adorable husband, Jay or PJ as his is affectionately known.

On Saturday, I ditched my family once again, and made the trip to Puyallup to the Funky Junk Sisters sale. So glad I did as I found lots of great things and got to see some of my favorite homies like Amy, Amy, Pam, Amy, Christa, and of course, the Funky Junk Sisters themselves.

Here’s a picture of my weekend loot.019

The cool mirror, green glass lamp and jar of wood casters all came from Ruffles & Rust Square. The rest of the goodies came from Funky Junk Sisters.021

Love this little German Lucite clock with dried flowers embedded in it. So much cuter in person.


Love the little wicker basket, tole painted tissue holder, filigree butterfly, and floral pins, misc. bling and buttons. The pretty millinery rose was a gifty from Pam.

I also scored a cute little four drawer cabinet and a rolling laundry cart at 2nd Saturdays, but I didn’t get a picture of those just yet.

Saturday night we headed to the Waterfront of Seattle to do a little site seeing and meet some friends for dinner at The Crab Pot.


Here we are in front of the Pike Street Market.


And my adorable daughter in front of the wall of gum.


Adding her contribution.


Getting ready to eat.


A little blurry, but yum!

We had such a wonderful and fun weekend doing what we all love doing. Concert and music museum for hubby and kids, junking for me, hanging with friends and each other and eating some really good food. Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.

Going to end this post with a few of my complete projects.


Pair of vintage bed side tables/cabinets and a cool trunk.


Child sized hutch


Cool old, refurbished desk.

That’s it for me now. I’m off to work on some more projects. Hope you have a great Monday and fabulous week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

White Wednesday

Here are just a few White Wednesday finds and project pictures from Chez Lisa.


Lovely antique French nightgown found at Stars.  A keeper!


Pretty beaded cashmere sweater.  A recent thrift store find.


Cute and shabby little white cabinet.


Mirror found recently on Craigslist. Love it! Lamp on top was the one with no electrical that I found at the bins. Had my husband rewire it and I made the lacey shade to go with it.  Here’s a close up.


Here is the other lamp I worked on this week.


This was an easy fix.  The lamp was in perfect shape. I found the shade at the Goodwill and just added the ruffled ribbon trim.  Simply sweet!

Head on over to Kathleen’s blog to check out all the other White Wednesday participants.  To celebrate her 100th White Wednesday post, Kathleen is having a great giveaway.


The sun came out yesterday afternoon and I was able to finish some painting projects which felt really good. Today is a sewing and sanding day for me. I’ll be back soon with some finished projects.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother’s Day Finds and Market Cart Liner Factory Part 2

When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day, I told him I wanted to go to the coast for the day with my family. I could have stayed home and worked on the many projects I have started, but for me, it was more important to spend time with my loved ones.

The day at the coast actually turned out beautiful and sunny. We went out for a late breakfast, hit a few antique shops and thrift stores and walked on the beach for a bit.  We ended the day having an early dinner at the Rogue Public House in Astoria. 

Here are the goodies I found that day.


The lovely floral (anemones?) painting is probably one of my favorite finds of the day. I don’t know if I love the painting or the frame more.  I also got a cute made in England cotton half slip, linen and lace runner, stencils, belt buckle, old bottles, a cute peachy pink vase and a jar of buttons.


Another cool find was this box of misc. numbers and letters and collagey stuff. Not sure what I’m going to do with it, but the price was so good, I just couldn’t leave it there.

And finally, the best find of the day was this


A cool, old 1928 etched mirror in a lovely frame. I found this beauty at the Seaside Antique Mall (sorry for the poor picture~cloudy today) for a very good price and my dealer discount made it even better.  This one will be headed to my Stars booth and I have the perfect place to hang it.

Thought you might want to see how the Market Cart Liner Factory is going, so I snapped a picture of my cart army.


I actually have 10 liners cut out and am almost done with my fourth liner.  I had so much fun putting together the fabrics and I have to say they are turning out pretty cute. My goal is to finish sewing the liners in the next couple days so hopefully I will have some completed cart pictures to share soon. I’ll be back tomorrow with a White Wednesday post as I have some cute vintage whiteness to show you.

On a final note, I just want to do a shout out to my good friend Jeanne.  You know Jeanne, right? Here she is!


Isn’t she so cute? She’s not only cute, she’s super talented and just released her Spring/Summer line on her website Jeanne Oliver Designs. If you haven’t already, please check out her lovely items.  The dresses and ruffled bags are my favorites!

That’s all for now! Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Flea Market Finds and Market Cart Liner Factory Part 1

Thought I would pop in to say hi and to show you some of my finds from last weekends flea market visit. Isabel and I went to our favorite monthly market, and as usual, neither of us came home empty handed.  Here is just some of the things I brought home.


Several vintage flower pots.


More vintage glass lamps, a couple cute vintage bottles with black lids and two vintage Harry and David “pearserves” jars.


The black thing in the back is a velvet lined ring box, two vintage necklaces, misc. rhinestone bling, a silver tray with great roses detailing (didn’t capture that too well), a glass tray and a hand painted flowers mirror.


Vintage buttons and two pretty hankies.


Cute vintage gingham top.


Adorable vintage dress.


Vintage and antique lace and trim.

I also got a really cool old typewriter, a little metal chair and an antique child’s chair.

The second part of this post involves a project I’m working on for Farm Chicks.  If you have been to Farm Chicks, have seen pictures of my booth, or have been reading my blog for awhile, you may already know that I sell vintage market carts with custom made liners. Well, this year is no exception. I have a huge pile of carts all ready to receive their pretty liners. I have been collecting/hoarding them for the past year and now it’s time to work my magic.  ha ha Today I spent several hours coordinating and preparing the fabrics to make the liners.  Here’s the stack of lovely fabrics I have put together.


It’s kind of hard to get a good idea on how the fabrics look, but I’ll share some pictures of the carts when they are completed so you can get a better idea. Or, you can click on this link to see some I’ve made before. If you are coming to Farm Chicks and would like a cart with a liner to tote your goodies around, make sure to come see me. 

I’m off now to start cutting out the liners.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend!