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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Creamy Dreamy Whites!

 Hello everyone!  Thought I'd share with you what has been keeping me busy for the past several weeks!  Saturday is the big day, the Retreat Vintage Market! I've been working my little fingers to the bone, and I am beyond tired!  I've had alot of fun painting, decoupaging, and glittering everything in sight! But now I am more than ready to take a break, haha!  I painted this antique Queen Anne dresser "Chantilly Lace" (thank you, Sissie!), and will display lots of my creamy treasures atop!  Don't look too closely at the background, though.  I have this set up in the garage, that's why I blurred it out, to try and disguise all of the "stuff"!:)
 One of my favorite things to create are decoupaged pedestal bowls. Hubby actually spotted this vintage one for me (guess I am training him well!).  After painting it a nice creamy color, followed by a generous dose of distressing, I decoupaged her with vintage French book pages.
 And just look at this gorgeous copy of a vintage French perfume label!  Oooh, la, la!  I found the label over at the Graphics Fairy, and I think this image has become a new favorite for me.
 Lots of shabby goodness!

I am also scattering around Parisian themed postcards (thank you Cindy!!) to further add  French flair to my booth.  I'll be sure to take tons of photos of the show to share with you all!  Take care and have a great weekend!


Christine said...

Bravo! I am so excited to hear about your show...you will be awesome--no doubt!!! I need one of those pedestal bowls...STAT!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Oh my gosh--It is all STUNNING!!! They'll want to buy it all! Better hold on to your keys--They may want to buy your car!!! lol

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Donna,

BEAUTIFUL. And I love the pedestal bowl.

Happy weekend.

sissie said...

Hi Donna!
You will get hooked on the chantilly lace, it's so a pretty shade of white! Thanks for the mention.

I'm so excited about your show. I think you are going to do great. I really love how the chest turned out and love all your creations.
Be prepared to be very busy selling!


Kim K. said...

I'm so excited for you, Donna. I can't wait to hear how your show turns out. I'm sure you will be busy, busy, busy. You are so talented. We're heading out tomorrow for a week on Lake MI in the dunes and I won't have internet access. I'm actually leaving the laptop behind and going unplugged. I promise to check back when we return.


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

It looks great. I know you will be a hit at the show!!

Kathy said...

oh Donna, every time I come and see you, I see more and more fabulous things. Love it all, and you must stay pretty busy...lol. Yes, a hit you will be.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The dresser is awesome, but so is the pedestal bowl! Your show is gonna be great!!!

mizdarlin said...

Have a wonderful successful day! Wish I could be there...

Ido said...

Wishing you a great day at the show, can't wait for the pictures.
Have a great, great, great weekend!

Susan said...

Oh, such treasures you have ready Donna! I wish I could attend this enticing event!
- Susan

NanaDiana said...

I am predicting that you are going to clean house and sell everything in your booth and that you will make some new friends and that you will love it and that you will want to do this again and again and...and...and...well...I just can't wait to hear all about it! xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

It all looks so great! Good luck this weekend...things should be snapped up pretty quick I predict!

Only Cute Things said...

Hi! I love french style

your blog is lovely

nice post, nice stuff