Sep 13, 2012

new fall items- a preview for the Deepwood Vintage Market

Thank you so much for all the kind words on Bella.
She is back to her old self, and it is such a relief.

It's amazing how these little fur balls can become a part of our families- and their sickness, injuries, and emotional state is every bit as concerning as our real babies!

I appreciate your thoughts and well wishes so much!!

I know my posts have been a little sporadic this week-
it's been all consuming getting ready for this weekend's show.

It's one aspect I don't love about this business.  
It's super fun, but it's also a huge reason I started renting a space- consistency, rather than crazy spurts!

 Just so you don't think I've been lollygagging by the pool, here's a small peek at what I've been working on:


I've had the fabric for these pillows since earlier this spring!  
Waiting and waiting until fall to put them together.  
These are called the Fancy Skull pillows.


I embellished each one with a fabric flower.  
They have little wisps of feathers, and then I added a crystal to the center.  I think they are so rock star looking, but still pretty enough to be in a nice space.

  
The backs of the pillows have a black and white ticking envelope enclosure for a nice contrast.
Both are made of great quality fabrics.
I will only have three of these available for the show.

I was able to get some great stuff this past weekend {including the shabby chic mirror from the previous post}.  

This idyllic fall print was one of them.  

I also have quite a stash of great vintage bottles.  This one is the largest of the bunch!
There's a few more in my Instagram feed.  
There's a pair I purchased that has some gnarly old corks, foreign markings on it (still not sure what language?? Hebrew? Russian?) 
The lady that I bought them from said her husband found them in the ground at the Oregon State Penitentiary!  
There's some intriguing history!


I also painted several signs.  
This is just one of them.

The galvanized mop bucket is being staged as a salvaged wine cooler bucket.
The lady I bought this one from gave me the idea, and she said she had seen it in Country Living magazine at some point.
Super cool!
(P.S. for those of you noticing details, I know you don't chill red wine....it's all I have on hand  ;)  )


I made some fall versions of a couple signs I did last year at Christmas.
The autumn greetings sign:


Cute for a front porch or on a mantel....

And the hand lettered glass window signs.  

These are sort of like the old transom windows you used to see in old buildings.
I thought they would be cheeky nods to Halloween.

These are hand lettered, and a labor of love.  
I enjoy making these so much.  

As I was working on them, I kept thinking how much fun it would be to learn to do the gold leafing that these windows would have really been done in.  

Lo and behold, a few days later, my October issue of Country Living arrived, and on the very last page is a guy who still does it!
I'm not sure how cost effective it would be for me to do those for fun, but it intrigues me, and I really appreciate the return to fine arts.  
Stuff like calligraphy.  Letter press.  


Finally, I have been putting together several of these little paper banners.
This is just one of several.


That's all I have time to show you.  Tomorrow morning is going to be crazy.
School picture day, which means lots of extra primping, and then trying to get to set up at a reasonable time.  My husband also just informed me he has to be on a work call at 7:30 for the new iPhone launch. *sigh*  

Wish me luck.
I hope I can get there before noon!

I will be updating my Instagram feed through the weekend, so if you'd like to see more photos of the stuff I will have there, and some of the other awesome vendors, 
you can find me under the name Pink Postcard!

(imagine that?!)
;)

5 comments:

  1. Glad your sweet Bella is doing better~ fun treasures you have and your pillows are great!! :)

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  2. Happy that Bella is doing well. You have been quite the busy bee! Love the pillows and the signs. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  3. Your things look great, love the Autumn feel to it all, best of luck today!

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  4. Your blog is lovely, just joined your Pinterest. I'm in LOVE with the rough welcome to Autumn sign. Best of luck in your sale, I'm sure you won't have a thing left.
    Ann

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