26 October 2010

Rust & Ruffles - a beautiful vintage market

Friday, we drove 8 hours to Monroe, WA where a very fun early shopping experience was held.  Come Junk With Us put on a wonderful event, and it was so good to see and meet so many bloggers. 

I didn't buy anything, but I had a great reason!  I found a pair of shoes at Nordstrom that I just had to have.....but they were preeeetty expensive.  Tanner and I struck a deal that if I didn't buy anything at the market, I could have the shoes.  I agreed.  They are magical.  You can sort of see them in the picture below...but I'll have to take a new one to give them justice.  They are magical.  Oh, I already said that?  Sorry.... But they are MAGICAL!

Here are a few pictures from the night:

So dapper...

There are the shoes....and my silly grin.  ugh. :)

Fall Craft Ideas: Halloween Countdown Calendar from LittleBeachDesigns

This project is SO. MUCH. FUN.  I love the paper she used and all the details!  Head over to her blog for the full scoop!

25 October 2010

Halloween Party Idea: The Nest - Spooky Decor

Samantha is one of my favorite bloggers.  She's hilarious and has a ton of talent!  Here are some of her pictures from previous Halloween parties.  Enjoy!

{Love this one!}

Head over to her blog to see what else she did...as well as some ideas on fun Halloween party games!

24 October 2010

Fall Inspiration: Little Prairie Baby - Honeyed Fields

Cheyenne of Little Prairie Baby sent the most beautifully worded post in.  She lives in Alberta, and loves the glow of the sun on the fields.  The pictures are beautiful!   Here is her post:   

" A tiny answered prayer, snuggled in purple pajamas with feet, is fast asleep in her cozy nest for the night. Echoes of an Irish Lullaby danced in the shadows of our home as I took steps around the creaks in the floor of the only room she's known....

"...Sitting down after The Little Poky Puppy and The Little Red Hen have been put to bed, my body starts to relax, my heart is full, and all is still. I close my eyes and can feel the dust of harvest on my skin and can see the fields of gold that surrounded us tonight. I wonder if it's what Heaven will look like. Does Jesus let the sunshine down on the honeyed fields to give us a little hope for Tomorrow? Tonight, little chubby cheeks full of applesauce sitting on her Daddy's lap for supper in the outdoors, gave me hope. Hope that whispered prayers don't fall on deaf ears...."

"...In the hush of that big ol' prairie sky, I'll crawl into my own nest, waiting for my husband to come in from the field, I'll say a prayer and drift off. I'm choosing to remember Hope. Those moments, even when they are day after day, and you feel like the skin on your hand is peeled right off from hanging onto that last knot on your rope, remember Hope. Hang onto that golden rope instead and remember there will be another day, take a breath in the knowledge of that fact."

23 October 2010

Fall Craft Ideas: Vintage Halloween Mantel

Abby's Paperie Garden submitted a beautifully decorated vintage mantel display!  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

Abby's blog is full of beautiful paper products and ideas....check her out if you get a chance!

22 October 2010

Fall Craft Ideas: {Primp} - Altered Book Pumpkin

After my fall link party, I had so much fun going through the crafty ideas, and appreciate everyone who participated!  Here is my first feature from {Primp}.  I love how she used a book to make this cute craft!  It's a thrifted book, some glue, and a twig for the stem. 

Head over to Michele's blog for a step by step tutorial!

21 October 2010

Winter Collection from Jeanne Oliver: The French Brocante

What a treat this morning to wake up to these amazingly gorgeous things!  Check out a few of the new wares from Jeanne Oliver's winter collection...

I'll take three please :)

Now for the really exciting news...She's giving away a $200.00 credit to her shop!  Head over to her blog here  and leave a comment....facebook, twitter, blog for extra chances...and it ends Monday the 25th.  Good luck!

18 October 2010

October Market & Another Show!

Hello!  Well we wrapped up our last market of the season on Saturday.  It was a cold day, but it turned out to be beautiful! Here are a few pictures from the day...

I also wanted to let you Flathead Valley shoppers know that this coming weekend, there will be another really fun show put on by some of our vendors!  Here are the details:

Sat., October 23, 2010 at the Stillwater Grange hall at 1810 W. Reserve. 
 The hours are from 8am to 4 pm. 
Some of the vendors are Born in a Barn, Renew, Vintage Cabin, Corrina Bella.  There are many more vendors and wonderful items there!  

 The building is heated (This would have been wonderful Saturday!) and should be a great place for a sale.

Sue from Renew sent me a few pictures....I wish we were going to be here for this one! Try and make it down if you can!  These girls are so much fun!

Aren't those the cutest dog feeders?!

13 October 2010

My New Kitchen Table

I never thought I would retire my farm table to the breakfast nook in the kitchen.  Ever.  I have loved that thing (And still do) since I found it at the Vintage Barn Show. 

Last night changed all that for me though.  About 2 months ago, I was going to a garage sale and on the way there, I noticed a table and chairs just sitting outside in someone's yard.  The chairs were laying on the ground and it looked like it hadn't moved for a long time.  I tried to forget about it since no one was home, but last weekend, I stopped and put a note in the mailbox.  Last night, the owner called me and said I could have the table and chairs for $35.00.

I tried to act cool but as soon as we pulled out of the driveway I went crazy with "YAHOO's" and "WOW WOW WOW's" and I think I even punched Tanner in the arm a couple of times!  He's totally used to my craziness.  Without further ado, my new kitchen table.  I love love love love love it!

I'm now on the hunt for some vintage French grain sacks......anyone have some for cheap????

We have 2 chairs with cane, 2 chairs without.  2 chairs with both finials, 2 chairs without.  I think I'll replace the ones without cane with some thin wood covered in tufted fabric.  It's already distressed so perfectly!

We also scored a free vintage camper yesterday....baby blue and silver...but I'm saving that for another post.  Make sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter for picture updates!