Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Vintage Weekend

Fir Tea Lights
I'm back from spending a wonderful Vintage Weekend, being a Vendor in the Scout Handmade & Vintage Market.  The Ladies at Birch & Bird Home Interiors host this Market, and do such a splendid job at it.  My girlfriend Kelley and I enjoyed ourselves immensely!!  With 50 Vendors, there was so much to choose from.  The Market was full of Vintage Finds, Painted furniture, Beautifully sewn crafts, lots of creative jewelry, hair accessories for the young and old, tons of home decor, and yes...Food.  The cupcakes from Tracycakes were scrumptious, and the Macarons were sinful.  We had fun talking with customers, selling, and finding much in common with everyone you spoke to.  The sound of music in the background, and the smell of coffee and old suitcases in the air, felt so cultural.  So I thought I would share all my photos from the weekend.  Hope you enjoy.  Next weekend I get to do it all again.  I'm heading to Spokane to "FARM CHICKS" with a friend who had an extra early administration ticket & invited me along with her & her sister.  How could I say NO?
My Booth

Part of my booth

Kelley & myself on Friday night
Selling on Saturday

Me with my sign.
Creek Side
...and more Booths
Elisa from Home Sweet Nest & her friend Desja

Brown Bag Studio

Raggy Girl Vintage

Red Wicker

Twig Home & What wood you say?

Vintage Home

Whatever Lola wants Lola gets.

A nice little place to sit after shopping.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Sneak Peeks for the Market

Well it has been way, way too long since I did a blog post.  Which is somewhat unusual for myself.  But, I assure you it has been well worth the wait.   I have been busy getting ready for the Scout Handmade & Vintage Market that is taking place next weekend in Abbotsford, BC.  May 25-26th.  I have been putting all my focus towards this new & big day.  I have been attending local Garage Sales every weekend, and have been very successful with many great Vintage Finds. (Some for myself as well)  I've been busy sanding, painting, glazing, distressing, cleaning, shining, pricing, sewing, and on and on.  So without further adue, here are some sneak peek photos to intrigue you and maybe convince you to make the trip to Abbotsford, for the day.
1 of a few old Book Bundles

Old Canning jars with Lavender Epsom Salts

Painted distressed & Glazed shelf

Hand Stamped & distressed Gift/Bookmark Tags

Milk Glass Vases, Creamers and Apothecary bottles

Night Stand

Decorated Old Canning Jars

Burlap Wreath with Crochet Flowers
Wooden & Glass Tea Tray

One of the Sewing Desks

Shutter, window & one of many suitcases
So there you have it!!!  Or you could, if you attend the Scout Market.  I'm still busy painting more things and making more things, and pricing more things.  But its all a secret.  What I have shown is just a small portion of what I am actually taking to the market.  So back at it for me.  Hope all the Canadians's have a great Victoria Day weekend.  You know what I'll be doing.  ;)