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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!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fluffing My Booth!

Hello Ladies!
Hard to believe that another week has flown by!  Seems like there is just never enough time to do everything that needs to be done!  Or should I say "things that I want to get done"!  I feel so fortunate to be able to stay home and "play" in my workroom, creating treasures for my Etsy shop, and now for my booth!  Yesterday I took a few things in to the shop, so I thought I'd share a few photos with you.
 I made the Parisian themed banner as a fun decoration, not to sell.  I've hung it from twine with mini clothespins.  Love!  Another one of my favorite things is the tall rust colored flower bucket you see on the left.  I've added a beautiful French label from The Graphics Fairy to it. Actually, quite a few of my creations involve the Graphics Fairy!  I'd be lost without her!
 Almost everything in my booth I've painted or altered in some way!  The challenge is to continually find treasures that I can transform!  But, I am loving every minute of it!
 Still hoping to sell this gorgeous vintage Queen Anne dresser that hubby and I painted.  It is super heavy, so we definitely don't want to have to haul it home!!
 I love this pretty light blue plant stand that I painted.  It was a very boring dark brown when I first discovered it!  Perched on top is a galvanized bucket (I adore galvanized anything!), that I've added a Graphics Fairy French label to.  Behind it on the wall is the same label, and an additional one, that I've added to a black frame with a neat linen like matte.  Tres chic!
 The black framed corkboards were another one of my latest fun projects.  I brought them with us from Michigan, and spruced them up with a fresh coat of black paint, as well as pretty wooden floral appliques.  The piece de la resistance is pushpins that I made out of little tart tins made in Germany (another thrift store find, of course).  I just love them, now I want to make some for myself!!
 And here is my cute little curio cabinet that I told you about the other day.  If any of you are ever in the Marysville, Washington area, I would love to meet you at my booth, at Sasafrass & Company!
Have a great weekend!  Now I need to pay all of you talented ladies a visit!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, if I were closer Donna, I would love to meet you. Your booth is adorable.

Myric said...

You have a wonderful shop here! I didn't see anything I wouldn't like!!! Everything is gorgeous!!


LuLu Kellogg said...

Everything looks beautiful! You have such a great eye Donna!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
I love how beautifully you transform ordinary items into works of art and beauty. Your booth looks wonderful. Speaking of booths, I need to fluff mine up today. I sure wish sales would pick up because we have been slower than usual.

Hope you are having a lovely fall.


NanaDiana said...

Your booth looks wonderful, Donna. I can tell how hard you have worked on everything and it shows. I hope that big old dresser sells too! xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So glad with the move that you have found something you really enjoy and have time to dedicate to. The booth looks great, wish I could browse through it in person!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your booth is so charming, Donna! I know you'll do great! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Donna,
Oh wow, your booth looks very inviting. I wish I could visit!
Soo pretty and feminine and what gal wouldn't want to visit.

Ah, Karen is wonderful with her generosity and talent in sharing with us all.
Creative hugs,

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Your booth looks fabulouso!!! i LOVE it!!!

ShabbyESP said...

Hello Donna,
I love your booth and I wish I could visit it.
It all looks wonderful!!!
Enjoy your weekend!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You are so right, the week just flew by! Never enough time to get everything done. Your booth is looking great! The plant stand looks a lot like mine that is in my dining room.

john said...

Your booth looks fabulous Donna...I especially love the plant stand and the tall rust flower bucket . Hope your dresser sells..keep floofing !!
Gail x

Musings from Kim K. said...

You have a beautiful booth, Donna. It's just dreamy. Have a lovely week ahead and Happy Halloween!

Sherry said...

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