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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage



 
Hello and welcome to "Let's Talk Vintage!"
We're glad you're here!
 
You are welcome to link up with our
fun party if you have a blog post about
something vintage or something vintage you sell!
You can just stop by to read, too.
 
 
This week I'm working on setting up my
new shop... moved some things in yesterday.
 
My hubby worked on a check-out counter
on Saturday... it is really neat. An old
piece that looked like it was a bar in
someone's basement. When we found the
bead board beauty it was covered in
layers of dirt or what looked like dried beer!
Ugh!
And it also had some lovely green kitchen
tile as the top! Now it is clean and painted
white again with a chalk board top.
 
It has been redeemed!
A really cool transformation.
 
Soon I'll show how I transformed this table!
I love it so much now that I don't want to
sell it... but that is the point of
having a shop, right?
 
 
We're pretty excited about getting
more things into the shop and all
set up. This is a piece my friend Kathy
will be bringing to the shop.
I can't wait to see it all finished.
 
 
It has been very interesting
to see how I've gone from only
selling vintage to actually working
on painting furniture and other
pieces! I feel like I am getting
in touch with my artistic side!

The hubs enjoys helping me, too.
 
I'll have more photos in the coming
weeks... but for now I'm going
to go right to the features.
Stay tuned!
 
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Now for this week's features:
 
 
Kicking it off is Cecilia of
She shared a few ways to
repurpose stuff for the garden!
 
 
Next up is Diana of
Love her repurposed vintage
crate, she never disappoints!
 
 
and My Sweet Cottage shared about her
day with the daffodils in Skagit Valley, WA.
 Great photos and neat info on some 
of the most prolific bulb farms in the U.S.
 
After sharing these features I realized
I chose posts that were mostly about
gardens, flowers, and farming!
The perfect theme for spring!
 
(And speaking of spring,
thank you all so much for
your kind comments about
my LuRay dinnerware.
So sweet!)
 
 
If you were featured... be sure to grab
this LTV Feature button and place
in your post or on your blog side bar!


 
Now it's your turn:
Head over to Jill's blog to submit

Monday, March 21, 2016

Fun DIY Easter Basket!

 Starting with a wire basket I found at a thrift shop...I loved the handle! 
 I used styrofoam eggs, and used pinking shears to cut lots of fabric strips.
I prefer to use Fabric-Tac glue, it seems to work the best.

 Starting at the top of egg glue 2 strips in a "X" fashion

Then work the next strips overlapping until egg is completely covered.
I also used snippets of lace and crochet on some of the eggs. 
Added some raffia to the basket and viola!
Shabby Eggs!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lets Talk Vintage #75

We are sharing the weekly 
link up from
Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

This is a blog party where you can link up your latest finds, vintage inspired projects, collections, old family stories and even antique things you are selling. And there's
no limit, so you can link as many as you'd like!

Please try and visit at least two other
partiers this week, it is fun to see 
what other vintage lovers are up to!

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Today I'm sharing a chalk paint project
 that I hope will be the first of many,
and I have some exciting news! 

First, the chalk paint project:
A French Tool Caddy!

I guess saying, "not too shabby" would be a bad thing.
So, it is shabby and that was the look I was going for!
Of course I forgot to take the before
photo so I have a photo mid-way.


I used paint from Lowes, at least
I think it is Lowes that carries
Valspar chalk paint. The Hubs
bought it for me and said "Why
is this paint so expensive????"

After doing some research
a friend and I are now
making our own... that way
we can use any color we'd like.

The brush I bought at AC Moore.

And whooo Nellie! Stenciling
turned out to be much
harder than I thought it would be!
The first one always is, right?
Let's hope!
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And now for my exciting news! What
could it be?
No, there is not going to be another
Bebe in the house. I know what
you're thinking!
No, no, no, no. I think the
ship has sailed on that one.
(This is it!)
But this is also a big deal:
I am finally going to open a brick and
mortar shop!
Yes! Something very new and
exciting. So much to do and plan.
And of course, you will be able
to see the progress as we go along.
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Now for this week's features:
  Brocante Tresures shared her love for 
old books. Now most of you
know I also love old books... can't
 resist them... apparently Amy can't either
she brought home a box full!


and  Gina of Victorian Wannabe
shared her St. Patrick's Day
themed tablescape.
Love the rich colors of green!


and while we're thinking green,
check out this St. Patrick's Day
themed cupboard from Debbie
of Debbie Dabble!

Thanks ladies!
  
You can pop over to Jill's blog to link up!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

MARKET MONDAY March

 SHOP TILL YA DROP!

MARKET MONDAY for March
LINK UP RUNS THRU March 15th


Market Monday is open to all sellers that sell the following categories:
Cottage style, Vintage and collectible items, handmade arts and crafts, supplies, etc.
No drop shipping sites such as Zazzle are allowed. Any links deemed unrelated will be deleted.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Give Away


Welcome to our monthly give away! 
Every month one of our readers graciously donates a lovely treasure to give away. This give away is open to anyone who resides within the USA.

Our March hostess is
Charlotte Peterson of Someplace in Thyme.com

Up for grabs is this beautiful 
handmade nest with egg and bead work on a stand
Retail Value $24.99

Visit Char's website for more beautiful treasures!

sign up to win by using the link up below!
Entries will be open until March 11 at midnight Pacific time!
Good luck!

UPDATE 3-12-16
Our winner is Debra Coate
an email has been sent to you. 
Please respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage! #73: A Garden of Vintage Rose Prints

 We are excited to be able to share these 
features from Jill at
Bella Rosa Antiques!
 
 
Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
This is a great place to visit, beginning
every Tuesday morning at 9 EST.
 
Link up or just sit back with
your morning coffee and
check out all of the vintage
goodness we have here!

Link as much as you'd like.
So far, there's plenty of room
for your vintage inspired projects,
collections, heirlooms, latest
finds, you name it! You can even
link up items you sell.
 

This week, since it
is the beginning of March , I'm  
sharing some lovely lithographs 
from an early, turn of the century,
 gardening reference book.

 
The front cover, tiny print,
 reads :  Copyright 1911
by United Lithograph Co.
Rochester, NY.
Go Rochester!




While the book contains all
kinds of plants drawn by
artists, these pictures are  
gorgeous and my favorites.
 
 
Such beauty!
 
Such talent!
 


This page is a stunner as well.


Each rose has a name with
a description.


As the title of these page reads:
GENUINE BEAUTIES


Indeed they are!

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Now for this week's features:



Sarah of Sadie Seasongoods created a ring
organizer out of an old cigar box!
So charming and functional!


Cynthia of View From a Garden
shared some amazing photos 
of 1920's accessories.
These peacock feather fans
are stunning!


Dianne of Deanies Stash shared
her favorite chalk paint
with us and some of her
new projects.


And I love, love, love Cecilia's film reel
photo frame project. Hop over when you
get a chance to My Thrift Store Addiction 
and check it out! 

 
Remember, if you were featured,
you can right click and save this
"LTV Feature" button to use
on your blog post or side bar.

Thanks so much to everyone who
posts each week and also to
those who faithfully read about
all of this vintage creativity!

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Now It's Your Turn:
Go to Jill's blog to add your link!
(Future posts you will be able to link from this site)