Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Marketplace at the Checkered Corner


I will be a vendor here on Friday, June 20th only. Hope you'll mark your calendar and stop by to see what's new. I'll have some great vintage items, some special handmade home decor items, and a new line up of Hanky Dresses to choose from.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Scenes from Old Glory Antiques Fair - June 2014

This is going to be one of my longer posts - so many fun things to share. Old Glory this year was spent renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. So here goes - I hope you will enjoy the things that caught my eye.

First Stop - Genna Morrow Antiques
Patriotic Flags

I love Genna's stuff !!!


The Old Glory Booth
This is me and Fifi O'Neill - an extremely gracious and talented lady. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet her. She is the founder and editor in chief of Romantic Country Magazine, French Country Style magazine and Prairie Style Magazine. Author of Romantic Prairie Style, The Romantic Prairie Cookbook and Prairie Style Weddings.

Another new acquaintance - Co-Co Nichole Bush, founder of REVISED Handmade Jewelry and author of Vintage Revised Jewelry. Such a lovely young woman with so much talent.
Wow! what a bed......and, don't you just love the paint job on that patio glider.
Sweet doll and chair!

Which one do you like the best?

Another one of my favorite vendors.....Terry of East of LA. She is a beautiful lady who sells beautiful home decor items.

Time to cool those toes - from left to right is Sonia, Terry and Jill.


Just loved this plant stand in
Pine Needle Creek's booth.
The other half of Pine Needle Creek - Donnie.
Sonia - the creative half of Pine Needle Creek.


Prairie Primitives

Prairie Primitives

Prairie Primitives

Red Door Cottage - aren't they cute together!

Unique


Long time favorite!

Such a great shop.

New vendor from Texas

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June at the Paris Street Market


Following are a few of my favorite scenes from the June Paris Street Market in Littleton, Colorado.

It is early morning at the market and the walkways are still relatively open. My favorite time to shop.


Such a unique vase these bed springs and test tubes make!

Isn't she so precious!!! You can't see it, but she has a pretty pink collar. She is seeing the Paris Market in style in her "Load Master Wagon".

Just loved this ladder shelf idea!

A booth filled with plenty of home decor finds.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shopping Alert !!!


2012 Print Ad

Spring has arrived !!! 
How do I know?... because the first Paris Street Market of 2014 will be this Saturday - May 3.

If you have never been - you are really missing out. I rarely miss a market. Each one has new treasures to be found.

Click for more info and photos.

A PARIS STREET MARKET


7301 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, CO 80120
FIRST SATURDAYS...MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
Aspen Grove Web Site
2014 Calendar

May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Prairie Style is Coming Back

Final clean cover

I fell in love with the first issue of this magazine by Fifi in 2012 and am so happy to know that it is returning. You should be able to find it on the news stands in just a few days *** May 1, 2014 ***.  Here is some other great news - Fifi will be a guest at the Old Glory Antiques Fair in Clement Park this year. I know you'll want to mark your calendar....so I've posted the details about it as well.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Girl's Pink Bedroom

This is a photo of a little girl's bedroom that I found online at Houzz.com. I just love it. But I couldn't help but think...that this sweet room could be even sweeter if it had a touch of my Hanky Art.  Perhaps a framed Hanky Dress or a few of my Hanky Cottage pillows.



Traditional Kid




I call this one - Little Princess



I created these Hanky Cottages using bits and pieces of vintage handkerchiefs. They are slip covers that fit an 18-in pillow form.







You can find these items and others in my Etsy Shop.





Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Escutcheon

Allow me to introduce you to Amber and her Etsy Shop which is an extension of her unique hobby and talents. If you have not already read my previous blog post, "Custom Order for Amber", please do so because it explains how I met Amber online and how I first became exposed to her special talents.

She hand paints and sells these wonderful baby hangers based on designs from the 1930's. I think they are just so precious! You may click on the pictures to get a better look at her beautiful work. Now I am going to let Amber tell you in her own words a little bit about herself her hobby.





I did not have many toys as a child and for that reason I am extremely sentimental and a big collector. I have always been attracted to children’s things, especially from the 1920’s and 30’s. I take the imagery influence from things just like my childhood hanky.


When my son was little, I really wanted to open a baby boutique with a blend of new, vintage and artist made items. I was a single mother, so it never happened. 


But, I was also a collector; so once I found something like the vintage baby hangers, I was hooked.


I soon came to realize though, that the decal designs were very limited. I looked around at other textiles, books and toys I had also acquired and thought how fun it would be to move some of that imagery to new hangers made in the old style.


I made a pattern based on one in my collection, and originally had my grandfather cut them out of thin wood. (I am not super comfortable around a saw - I like and need my fingers!) My grandfather passed away several years ago, so I work with another experienced woodworker to cut them.


I do all the sanding, patching, priming, base and decorative paint, sealing and add the hanger hook and a bow...and Voila! 

I have even sold these for miniature dog clothing. 






This is just a small sampling of what she can do. I urge you to visit her Etsy shop and check out what she currently has available....and don't forget to check out the "sold items" so you can see all the cuties you missed out on....or might want to ask her to do as a custom order for you.

She also does hand embroidery onto baby Onesies. What a perfect baby shower gift that would be.

In addition, you will find many charming vintage items.

Click here to visit:  Escutcheon