Friday, May 29, 2015

Patriotic Blog Sale Announcement!

The fireworks are in full blast here in the studio! 
We are exploding with ideas of red, white, and blue 
and of course, some familiar historical figures too.
We're kicking of the Fourth of July celebration with a fun filled collection of patriotic goodies that are bursting with excitement to meet you!  We can't wait to show you what we have cooking for this Wednesday's Patriotic Blog Sale. :-)
Hope to "see" you here!   

New one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces will be available for purchase on:
Wednesday, June 3rd - here, the blog - 11:00am EST

 The Blog offers first dibs on our new creations.  If you'd like to be notified about upcoming blog sales and special events, just sign up for our mailing list on the right side of my blog, or leave a comment with your email address

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


 I've been going to Brimfield for almost 10 years now and it never gets old!  Or...I should say it's always the best way possible!  Antique treasures galore!  There are numerous fields that you couldn't possibly walk through in one day, or even two.  Maybe if you started in the morning and took all day to simply walk up and down the aisles without any overlap and without actually stopping to look and certainly not stopping to buy....then maybe you could do it in a day.   We tend to shop the field we park in the most.  My usual Quaker Acres was full, so we parked at another field nearby and saw a whole new set of faces (vendor faces I mean).  It was nice! 

Ben and I loved these marionettes.  The vendor was MIA, so I didn't even get to ask how much these cool skull and bunny heads were...but now looking at these photos again I wish I had!

The cast was vast.

Old rusty stuff is always popular.

Ben snapped this photo...I didn't even see all of this stuff!  That couldron is amazing.  I can picture a life sized witch hovering over it, ready to drop in some rat tails and toad skin. 

They were filming the HGTV show Flea Market Flip in the field we were shopping in.  We kept running into them and trying to stay out of the shots, but it was fun to see.  The producer asked the two brothers who were on the same team to stop and tell them why they're going to beat the sisters, trying to egg on the competition.  

This booth was amazing!!!  It was like walking into a terrarium!  Everyone else liked it was crowded!  I missed my chance to buy one of their amazing carnivorous pitcher plants.  I planned to come back for it at the end of the show, but couldn't find their tent again in the sea of other booths!  Sigh...oh well.

Ben wanted to take this coffee table home.  A lady walking by said, "good luck having guests visit you again!" 

I wanted to take all of this home!  This booth was full of extremely rare cotton, dresden and every other type of antique german Christmas and holiday everything.  

Sigh...this is what got me spinning in the first place.  :)

Similar to one of the elephants I make!  Surely inspired by this guy. 

Come on...this is cool.  My dad definitely needs to make this asap.

We brought a few things home.  We had a specific list of things we were looking for.  This awesome wire cart was not one of them, but made it's way home anyway. 

This vintage but modern chair was definitely one of them.  We were looking for three chairs total, but upholstered items are not plentiful in the 'floods when it rains' fields of Brimfield.  This beauty has it's original upholstery, which is in amazing condition and is so soft and silky.  It's incredibly comfy and ikat is in right now, so...score!

Yum...right at home with our yellow craigslist chair, craigslist sofa, and Great Uncle Jack foot stool in the reading room.

This mini vintage child's sled was on our list too.  Destined for an almost life sized Santa and team of foxes.

Also on the list, three frames for shadow boxes I plan to create this summer.  I bought a fourth one, but the scoundrel vendor who promised to put it to the side for me took off with it before I came back for it.  I had a gut feeling about him.  Oh well!  Everyone else was very honest and nice and certainly hoping for repeat customers!  It was least pretty of the group anyway.  Aren't these grand and amazing!

So overall it was an amazing day!!  :)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wonderful Things Happening In Brooklyn!

Last weekend Ben, Olive and I visited some friend in Brooklyn.  Spring had barely started up north in planting zone 5 at our house, but three hours south in zone 6, things were happening. 

We swung by a community garden nearby and it was just amazing to see green grass and flowering trees and people planting things....

They even had picnic table ready for when harvest time rolls around and you can eat right out of the garden.

Lettuce galore!

And best of all...chickies!!!  Olive was very happy to see them.  Especially since our flock has the worst luck.  This time it was 2 loose dogs breaking in in the middle of the night two days before we left for NYC.  All of them.  :(  We have 15 new chicks coming in a few weeks.  Try, try again!  I can't wait for Olive and I to raise these new ones together.  :)

Happy Spring!!