Monday, April 30, 2012

Marketplace Monday #10

Happy Monday Everyone,

and a great way to start the week is by coming by 
to link up some of your Etsy and Online Boutique items!

Here are some winners from last weeks links:

 at English Transferware and Nancy's Daily Dish

Vintage French Ladies Pocket watch from Glass Bead Treasures

Nesco Royal Flour Sifter from Thoroughly Modern Me

(this one is a candle)

and it just wouldn't be Monday Marketplace if I didn't feature
at least one amazing pillow...

Blue Ticking Pillow Cover from Sutton Place Designs

from Romantic Farmhouse

and this adorable Vintage Red Child's Wagon from Knick of Time

I LOVE seeing all the great things listed.
Thanks so much everyone 
for coming by to list AND to shop!!

This link party is for linking up your
 Etsy Shop and Online Boutique items only.
Feel free to showcase up to three items
and please link to the individual item if possible.

Remember, you can link up and shop all week!!
Hope you'll grab a button and place it on your blog if you have one,
if you don't have a blog, please join in anyway!!
I'm featuring new shops each week,
so I promise I'll get to each of you!


I accidentally deleted the first few links, if you had already linked up I'm so sorry,
let's go again!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Heads Up for Monday

Just wanted to share a reminder and issue an invitation
for everyone about 
Monday Marketplace.
Monday mornings can be hectic for a lot of us,
 so I thought I'd give a "heads up" for tomorrow am.

If you have an Etsy Shop or an Online Store or Boutique
please come by and link up some of your current items.
The link is up all week so you can shop throughout the week.
There have been some wonderful product links.

Like this ooak pillow from vintage grain sacks last week.
Did I peak your curiosity?

OK, See ya tomorrow,


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dreaming of Chair Slips...

Yes, I've been dreaming of slipcovers...
for my dining room chairs to be exact, and I mentioned a few weeks ago I had made a decision once I saw these slips made up at my friend Debra's store, Inspirational Home.

There is a lot of inspiration out here, and I just found these beauties on Pinterest.  I even tried my hand at making some a couple of years ago, but they didn't satisfy my need for something soft, linen-y and beautiful. So...I've been waiting to find the right ones. The alternative was to paint my Dining Room furniture, and I just never really wanted to do it. If I could wave a magic wand and have it done...then OK. But I never could "get there" if you know what I mean.

So today one of my chairs is in the very capable hands of a local seamstress who is known for her expertise and quality workmanship. I'm excited...beyond excited...

Soon these babies will be wearing new little custom made dresses!
can't wait!

If you're local you can contact Debra at Inspirational Home here in Springfield. She has several beautiful linen fabrics you can choose from, or you can use your own fabric. I was able to "design" my own slips as my girls will be showing off just a little "leg" under a deep ruffle and a custom fitted back. I'm looking to break up all the dark furniture and lighten up the space even more. (did I mention that I can't wait?)

Happy Weekend!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Vintage Inspiration with Salvage Dior

Just thought I'd share a little Vintage Inspiration
from Kate at Salvage Dior.
(Kate always has something beautiful to share with us!)

Vintage Inspiration Friday 
is still going strong, come by and join the party with 
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"!
just scroll down to the next post


Vintage Inspiration #85 Fleaing France

Hello all, time for some Vintage Inspiration, and do I have some today!  I want to share a blog with you that I've recently found through Pinterest, Fleaing France.   And then I was surprised and thrilled to see that Simone had linked up with the party last week. Where else but blogland could you make these wonderful connections?

Simone is an American from NYC, who is living her dream in France. She had traveled to France regularly for years when she decided to make a permanent move to Provence. Simone is now putting her love for the Brocante to work in her business, "Fleaing France". 

In Simone's words:

"Fleaing France sprang out of a love of all things French and brocante related. As an American who traveled to France regularly for 15 years, I lived the trials and tribulations of trying to find those special markets, brocantes and restaurants, often arriving as they were folding up tables or pulling in chairs.
Once living here full time, I found myself answering questions and taking those sent to me by friends and former guests to see the treasures of my adopted home..........thus FleaingFrance came to be.

Whether you are flying into Paris for a weekend or visiting Provence for a week, I am happy to be of service. I offer both guided tours and customized itineraries should you wish to explore on your own.
Please feel free to send an email and I will answer as promptly as possible.

If you can't make it here and are dying for something French and fabulous in the mean time, peek in the FleaingFrance Brocante to browse, dream or bring home a treasure!
When you are ready to shop France like an insider....just.....
Say "Oui" to the Flea!"

Thanks so much Simone, for allowing me to showcase your blog!

Hope you'll take a few minutes to visit Simone's blog.  She's in the process of redesigning her website, so look for more info and shopping tour dates soon. And if you have an hour to spend immersed in all things French, then browse her Pinterest boards. just beautiful!

And now some more inspiration from last week!

Jennifer from Town and Prairie recreated a wonderful clock 
for her family room.

Revi from Revisionary Life made over an old trunk into a real beauty.

Marcy from Antique Chase made this wonderful burlap runner
and then like a pro, hand knotted it for a real French feel.

 Tracie from Fishtail Cottage found a wonderful whimsical piece
to transform into her own potting bench!

has me in love with her vintage sink/tub turned flower box!

Just Gorgeous, Jann!

Sharing this weekend with these party gals!

If you've been featured today or in the past, feel free to grab the
"Featured On" button on the sidebar.
Thanks so much everyone that takes the time to come join in for 
Vintage Inspiration,
you all really do share the most beautiful and amazing things!
So now's the time to link up any post that's about 
"vintage or vintage inspired".

Please have a visible link to be featured in your post.
Each week I find links that I'd love to feature
but there isn't a link back to the party, it just takes a minute.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Magazine Inspiration

I always love joining in for the Copy Cat Challenge
 at Debbiedoos and since I've been all about getting my plants and yard in shape I was looking for something simple that focused on flowers.

I found this article in a Flea Market Gardens magazine
 that showed some everyday items repurposed as flower containers.
OK, that's easy, so here goes...

My Knockout Rose bush has gone bananas this year. I usually have it cut back a bit in the early Spring, because it's planted in a smallish area where my bird bath resides. This year it warmed up so quick I didn't get a chance to prune because of small buds already appearing in March.

 I grabbed a vintage salt shaker and used it to hold 
a few flowers that I cut over the weekend for a bouquet.

Love that early morning light coming into the sunporch.

I had fun playing in Picasa with these photos after I read this great post by Jeanne from Bees Knees Bungalow, where she shared these adorable edited photos of her darling daughter.

 Hope you'll head over to Debbie's to check out all the fun 
Copy Cat Inspiration

And be sure and come back tomorrow 
to join in for Vintage Inspiration, where we link up 
"anything vintage or vintage inspired".

Have a great Wednesday!

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