Friday, July 23, 2010

CRAFT SHOW

Picture of the set-up process at my last craft show.
I had inteded to take lots of great pictures to share but the batteries in my camera were dead.
Like a pen that's run out of ink, I wanted to shake it and then whip it in the garbage, but grabbed my cell phone instead and clicked a couple pics.
Made enough money to buy a canopy for outdoor craft shows which I've been wanting for quite some time! YAY! Next show is in the fall so I have to get going on the pumpkins and all that fun fall stuff! I am seeing alot of fall goodies popping up in etsy shops. Especially in the Old Farmhouse Gathering shops. Just search "ofg team" on etsy for lots of primitive and shabby chic items. I'm also thinking about doing my first giveaway in the near future...think "crow"!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

OLD FARMHOUSE GATHERING MONDAY MARKETPLACE

Put everyone to sleep. Check.
Fresh cup of hot coffee. Roger that.
Head back to the craft room to straighten things up. 10-4 good buddy.
Well, I started off with good intentions this evening to attempt to make sense of the "post-craft show" craft area at my house. Somehow I instead found myself sitting in front of the computer and ended up at
CAT NAP INN PRIMITIVES blog,
and what a nice visit I had! Gina has wonderful pictures posted of her last craft show and some brilliant vintage finds and trades. I love her tastes and ideas - I wish I could hire her to come decorate my house! Be sure to stop by her blog:
Gina also sells on etsy and the wonderful little Santa Kitty pictured at the top of this post is currently listed there among other prim and vintage goodies. Please be sure to pay Gina's etsy shop a visit by clicking here:

Friday, July 16, 2010

SPOOLS & BUTTONS & LACE...Oh My!


Lately I've been very blessed.

A very nice lady at church who is an artist and talented crafter was de-stashing and before she brought her boxes to Goodwill, she gave me a large box full of lace! I was so thrilled to receive it.


And yesterday another very talented artist and crafter from church asked me if I would like to inherit the buttons she's been collecting because she doesn't use them in her work.

And boy, did she have the BUTTONS! Again, I was so thrilled! How kind and thoughtful of these ladies to pass on these items! I will have to "pay it forward" and try to do the same in the future.

What is it about buttons?

When I was little, I remember going through my mom's large sewing box and looking at her buttons. I likened it to a pirate who had just opened a treasure chest, running his fingers through the stash inside. To this day, I will admit, I do the same.

And then this morning on the way to daycare/work, we noticed a lot full of cars at the school.
Hello? What is this? Must investigate.....
HAH! The annual rummage sale fundraiser!
I've been on the lookout for wooden candlesticks and grapevine wreaths...which are everywhere when you don't want them, but not one in site when you are on the "hunt"!
So I dashed in and discovered these old wooden spools!
Have no idea what to do with them. But I love them.
Going to put them in my pirate treasure chest until I can find someone who can utilize them.
On to the next quest: old tea cups! [AHOY! ARRRGGHH!]