Oct 29, 2012

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

This weekend was super productive for me- which was great since I've been nursing an injured back.
Friday, I finally felt like I was turning a corner on healing, and it was a relief - pain wise, but also because right now I can't afford too much down time. 

 The Holiday Heritage Faire is in 2 short weeks, and I have a list that doesn't seem to be getting any shorter!

I was able to finish up these cute stocking ornaments:


They are made from vintage cotton batting, wonderfully aged.  
French crinkle ribbon in red and gray- to match the original binding on the edge.
Some vintage buttons embellishing the ribbon also!

I went to a couple great sales and got some goodies too...
Two matching hutches!

So excited to have a pair of these to work with staging!
They have the first coat of paint on, Duck Egg blue.  The next coat will either be a cream or pale gray with a crackle finish.

A huge purchase over the weekend was a large art deco armoire.


One of the vendors at Aunt Bee's was laughing and saying, "no paint on this one?"
Nope.
I think she's a beauty as is.
:)

(I know you wood lovers just sent up a cheer!)




It needs a bit of TLC- it's missing one of the decorative foot fronts, and has a hole cut in the back, but the inside is super roomy with brackets for shelving or a closet rod for hanging clothes.


It's priced to sell, as is.
Isn't she purdy?

There's also a new bunch of English ironstone in my space, including 2 big platters- just in time for the holiday season!


I completed another cabinet over the weekend too.

This one was finished in Miss Mustard Seed's Linen
(just like the chippy dresser- which sold over the weekend!)

 I tried out her crackle medium on random spots. 
I am totally in LOVE with this stuff!!!
I could see myself needing this by the bucket load!

I will show you that project tomorrow- but for now, the sneak peek of 
the finish:


Yum.

Besides all the furniture purchases, I worked on more ornaments and pricing of vintage goodies.
Loved the mid century Santa mugs I picked up:


A prayer figurine:
(my favorite find of the weekend)


English inspired jewelry box:



There's lots going on around here!
Even though Halloween is this week, it's Christmas prep here at Chateau Pink Postcard.

Hope to see you in a couple weeks at the Holiday Heritage Faire, at Mission Mill in Salem, Oregon.
My Facebook page has a $5 off admission coupon for the pre-sale night.
I am hoping to get a few of those printed out for my booth as well.

And, if you can't wait that long, Aunt Bee's vendors are already starting to trickle in some Christmas fun!

9 comments:

  1. I sure wish I could join you, sounds like a fabulous event. The stocking ornament is adorable and I love all the new goodies you found.

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  2. What treasures! You must be so excited and I LOVE your little stocking! xo Diana

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  3. Beautiful goodies! Love those hutches and the armoire is divine

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  4. Looking good! And it looks like I'm going to have to get the crackle medium - it looks way different than what I picture when you say 'crackle'!

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  5. Oooh I love the stocking! And the santa mugs are fab, glad to hear your back is better :)

    xoxo, Tanya

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