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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!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Little Sneak Peak!

Hello, ladies!
Hope you all are having a great day!  Today I thought I'd give you a little sneak peak at some of the things that I've created for the Retreat Vintage Market show on beautiful Camano Island, Washington, that I will have a booth at!

 When I found this gorgeous cafe graphic over at the Graphics Fairy, I just knew that it would be perfect for my lazy Susan redo!  I don't have a before shot, but she was pretty boring, complete with faux wood grain!
 My favorite shade of creamy white, the graphic, and some generous distressing, and she is one of my favorite creations!!!  (I think she is much happier with her transformation!!)
 I've been having lots of fun creating these little glittered and embellished pails!  Of course I love all things French, and plan on having lots of Frenchy creations at the show.  So, this Eiffel Tower, lots of glitter, crinkly seam binding, and a burlap "flower" (made from a coffee bag!) made for a cute creation, I think!
 Sorry for the blurry photo below!  I also added vintage French vocabulary cards to the little pails for a fun surprise!

Oooh, la, la!!

 Wait!!!  What is with the tent you see in our living room?  Well, I was so excited when the UPS man delivered my tent for the show this morning, that hubby and I did a trial run setting up the tent!  When we were finished, hubby said "ok, now let's take it down and put it in the storage bag". Well, when I told him I wanted to leave it up, so I could practice setting up and arranging my booth, he looked at me like I had totally lost it!!!
 I was super excited when I discovered this tin framed mirror.  I quickly covered the former icky brown color with a nice soft creamy shade of white!  Much better, I think!!
 And I am giving you a little glimpse of the Puget Sound in the reflection!
 I found this vintage pedestal a week or so ago.  It is made of metal and is very heavy.  Of course I had to paint it cream, too.  Some distressing and and antiquing glaze really bring out all of the wonderful details of the piece, I think.

 Ok, this next photo has nothing to do with today's post, but I had to share it with you anyway!  I don't think I will ever get tired of the gorgeous sunsets around here!  Camano Island, where the show will be held, is what you see in the distance.
If you are in the area on Saturday, June 25th, you won't want to miss the show!  Not only will there be local vendors, but out of state artisans as well.  So there will be lots of fun, and lots of talent!  You can read more about the Retreat Vintage Market here.

Ok, now I am off to do some more painting and glittering!  Have a great night!!

I am linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.  Be sure to check it out!!


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'll be taping off a section of flooring in one room to the size of my space and arranging and rearranging! I totally understand!

Cindy Adkins said...

PERFECTION!!! And tell John that you could have a slumber party under the tent--maybe he'll let you keep it up!!! lol It looks fabulous! And I love everything you made...so beautiful!! WOW--you get to see the island right out of your window...how amazing is that?

Kim K. said...

Everything you made is simply lovely. I'm sure you will do very well at the show. Beautiful work, Donna.

Okio B Designs said...

Argh! Wish I was in the area. Donna, you know I love everything you do and that lazy Susan is perfection! We definitely have the same exact tastes! I actually did something with glitter tonight!


NanaDiana said...

You have some GREAT things to go into your sale area, Donna! LOVE them ALL! I'll bet you are cleaning glitter out of your ears at night, aren't you? Can't wait to see how you do at the show. I'm sure you are gonna knock their socks off! xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am so glad things are going so well for you in WA. you have jumped right in and got going with your new life! Nice your living room is big enough for a tent! Your items looks great and will be flying off the table!!

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
You have created some beautiful things to sell. I really love it all.


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love that pedestal...such great details!!! Wish I lived close enough to attend the show! You're gonna sell out for sure!!!

Ido said...

Hi Donna, I have the exact same tin mirror, mine was pink and I painted it white and added some brown stain, now it looks great. Love the pedestal and that view is gorgeous, good luck at the show!

Karen said...

Donna, I do love the tent in your living room! Nice touch...ha ha ha!

Love how you did over the things you show in these pictures....very pretty!

There is no doubt in my mind that you're going to sell a lot at the show you're participating in. What a wonderful experience that will be. I am so proud of you.

Hugs & love, Karen

The Smith Hotel said...

I have a friend (from our town, Redding, Ca) who said she's going to that show! Super jealous! I'm sure you will do great! Laughing at the tent-I did that(in my garage though) last month for a show I was doing-I wanted to "practice" setting up too. My hubby just rolled his eyes and let me do my thing.

Good luck!


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So excited for you Donna! I love the old pedestal you found. Such great details on it. I know you'll be a huge success!