Sunday, May 29, 2011

~vintage market rocks~

this weekend we had the very first Old School Market in the quaint village of Clayburn, Abbotsford


 now if you're wondering what all the fuss is about peeps, we don't have a whole lot of vintage market going on up north here


Lily and Rachel from Bird and Birch put together a fabulous event

i know i told them a hundred times already, i am so impressed by how well organised the market was, down to the tiniest details

AND they still looked cool as cucumbers, fresh as daisies, the whole day!! take a look at my photo, not so cool cucumber:-)

okay so here's some photos of my booth space taken by the incredibly talented Sari

go here to see them all

the market was packed out much of the day, and it was so exciting to see how many wonderful folks came out who appreciate vintage and handmade products

{just look at the wonderful sash windows}

the very best part of my day : undoubtedly meeting wonderful vendors and bloggers, many of whom i "knew" from blogland and our local bloggers network

it really is true, i already felt like i knew a bunch of the gals from their blogs, and they are all even sweeter in person - thanks to each of you who came by and said hi

Colleen of Vintage Home, lovely to meet you, and Shelley, at last. your antics in the corner kept me entertained and added a lot of energy to the market:-)

Rosie of Roses and Rutabagas, you gave me the best hug of the day and thank you for my sweet treat box to keep me going (can you believe I didn't have a chance to open it till market was done!!). Rosie has been a huge encourager to me since i started my blog journey a year ago

Sari of The Lovely in Life, my faithful friend, photographer, artist extraordinaire, thanks for visiting with me and taking photos and always thinking everything i do is fantastic whether it is or not. everyone should have a friend like you!

Janis of Rust and Ruffles, thanks for coming all the way out there and for always being so supportive of what i do and make, we want you at the next market girl. thanks for introducing me to blogland!

Lori  E of Family Trees may contain nuts , first market post i saw up in blogland!! thanks for stopping by and also taking fab shots, what a sweetheart

Becky of Cupcakes and Ruby Slippers, just love your blog name, thanks for saying hi and making yourself known

i know there were others, so forgive me if i left you out, drop me a comment and i'll add you in

so do you want to know what i sold?

a little bit of everything to be honest, the vintage goods were as popular as my handmade items

but i would have to say the all white pillows with graphics were the most popular item, they flew off the table, especially those with the french birdcage...

and La Tour Eiffel

i could write another whole post telling you about all the fabulous features of the old heritage schoolroom we had the market in (with a creek behind and church across the road ~ swoon, can you just picture life there a hundred years ago or what??)

i'm about ready to move to clayburn right now!

anyway, this was my very most favourite feature in the building, i could not stop looking at them all day and finally bugged Sari to take a photo for me

aren't they great!!! vintage schoolroom lights ~ i'm trying to figure out where in my home i could hang one....

anyway, if you've heard all the buzz about the old school market and you missed out


June 25 we have the Ivory Vintage Market coming up in White Rock, you don't want to miss this one!

and if you were there and loved my booth, i have TWO tables at the market coming up

that means twice as much stuff

and i promise to have lots more wonderful pillows and treasures!

thanks for coming out and making the vintage market such a huge success!


PS. Thanks Cath for showing me your beautiful heritage home afterwards, that deserves a post of it's own, i'm coming back in the summer with my camera:-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

~just a couple more days~

that's right

just a couple more days till....

the Old School Market

not only is it taking place in an original one room schoolroom

complete with gorgeous wood floors and chalkboards

it is in the quaint little village of Clayburn, Abbotsford

it's sure to be a fun market with lots of vintage and handmade goods by talented local ladies


Saturday May 28th


The Old Clayburn Schoolhouse
4315 Wright Street

click on the above link for directions and info on all the fun places to visit in the area

see you there!!


PS. Come by my table and mention you saw this on my blog and I'll have a little gift just for you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

~chandelier love~

well we finally got to hang one of my new chandeliers

that being the royal "we" in our home, when I need help with a project:-)

the chain is a little short, but hey, i'll take it for now

i love how cosy and sparkly it looks

it hangs right over our kitchen table

~ the hub of our home~

i heart this simple sign i have up overlooking the table

"give thanks" ~ a good daily reminder

now i can't wait to finish up my white queen anne chairs for this table

i showed you a peek here - they've been one of those forever projects

the royal "we" just have to finish up the upholstery - burlap and i'm loving it

i'll show, i promise!!

and then once "we" hang my antique brass chandelier over the dining room table

i promise to show that too

do you ever feel like there are so many unfinished projects and you're just so impatient to get there!!

linking up with Kathleen's White Wednesday


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

~be still my beating heart~

nothing gets my heart a-beating quite like a "free" sign

you know that feeling

i'm always reading about everyone else's amazing finds

and hoping maybe, just maybe, one day it's me!

so imagine my delight when driving home I spotted this gorgeous chippy window on the side of the road

with a big "free" sign attached

could it be??

well peeps, you've never seen a van u-turn quite that fast

it was in my sticky paws within seconds

isn't it perfect

chippy white paint, all the glass intact

~it was love I tell you~

now of course everytime I drive by that house my eyes are peeled!

just in case....

for now it's just leaned up against a wall

and made a great backdrop for my pillow photos

but i have a spot in mind

~oh yes I do~

just breaking it in gently

have to do that in my house, change things gradually you know!

i'm linking up my new treasure to Kathleen's White Wednesday


as it's Kathleen's 100th White Wednesday post she has a fabulous giveaway going  - don't miss it!


Friday, May 13, 2011

~backyard picnic~

in honor of the sun making an appearance today...

i'm gonna post some photos of the little backyard picnic i put together last summer

see my vintage picnic tin

and my kodak brownie camera peeking from the vintage apron

i love this vintage yellow bowl, one of my favs

~just dreaming of times to come~

have a fab weekend

PS. Yay, blogger is letting me post again (although it is still rotating some of my photos, grrrr)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

~don't forget $5 off for mother's day~

if you've had your eye on a pillow or runner, now is the time!

$5 off any runner or pillow in my etsy store

until the end of mother's day

have a sweet weekend


Thursday, May 5, 2011

~SALE!!! $5 off any runner or pillow in my etsy store for Mother's Day - treat yourself~

that's right, a little mother's day treat just for you (or your mom)

because you're worth it!

$5 off any runner or pillow in my etsy store raggygirl

just mention "mother's day offer" in message to buyer, and I'll refund you $5

~pretty sweet~

valid until Sunday 8th May midnight

i'd love it if you'd share the news

click on the link here or visit my sidebar

~happy mother's day~


Monday, May 2, 2011

~sweet and simple burlap and ticking~

today i thought i'd show you two of the runners i've made recently for etsy customers

i love being able to make a piece just perfect for each customer's needs

this one is smaller and perfect for the centre of a table, or coffee table

it has a low profile but still has the interest of the ticking ruffle on either side

i liked it so much i listed another one in my etsy store!

this customer wanted a narrower version of my runner with vintage white ruffles

and she chose to have it made in the ivory burlap

so that's what I've been up to, sewing up a storm!


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