Feb 26, 2011

diy idea | Cigar Box Doll Bed

Cathe Holden at Just Somthing I Made never ceases to amaze me with her crafting skills! Isn't this totally adorable?!

Want to make one yourself? You can with her generous instructions and print outs here.

Happy Crafting!

Feb 24, 2011

Keeping Secrets

The ground is lightly covered in snow and I'm wholed up inside with the remains of a nasty head cold.

That being said my spirits are high as I have a wonderful secret in the works...

Stay tuned as I'll be revealing bits soon and I hope you'll think it's as great as I do!

Feb 14, 2011

fun find | Free Kate Spade EValentines

Forgot to get your loved one a Valentine Card?

It's not too late to send one of these adorable eValentines courtesy of Kate Spade!

There's many to choose from but here's a few of my favorites...

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Feb 12, 2011

diy idea | valentine coffee cozy

Want to give a little something handmade to your loved one this valentine's day? How about a coffee cozy!? So cute!

Or if you're not the coffee drinking type how about little handmade cards with envelopes?

For templates and directions on the coffee cozy go here and the cards here.

before & after | French Provencial Chair

I couldn't pass up this chair when I discovered it in a garage last month. I'm pretty sure the guy thought I was crazy when I asked about it but I saw it's potential and took it home with dreams of a transformation.

So after some TLC, a bit of trim and pretty fabric my vision came to be...

And now it's available in my space at Mercantile Antiques...

Feb 11, 2011

spring 2011 | Kate Spade in Red

Love, love, love anything in red and especially this new spring collection by Kate Spade!

I'll take one of each please...


diy idea | Tin Foil Furniture Makeover

You have to see it to believe it! This gal silver 'foiled' her nightstand in the truest sense...with regular old household aluminum foil!!!

So impressed with the results...

Read her step by step process here.

Feb 10, 2011

Antique, Vintage, Handmade Shows - February Update

In my haste to share my northwest events calendar with you I overlooked a couple great events for this month...

1.  Snohomish City Wide Antique Sale ...February 11th, 12th & 13th

2. Ruffles & Rust, a vintage market to inspire ...February 18th & 19th


That's all for now...

Happy Junking!

Feb 9, 2011

fun find | Mr Darcy Shirt

Ok ladies, if you have a 'Mr Darcy' in your life don't you think he needs this t-shirt?!

Like Brookish has so eloquently described it 'is perfect for long horseback rides through the countryside, fencing tournaments, taking a turn through the grounds of a great estate, dancing a reel, playing billiards...'

Love it! I couldn't help but share...it really is comical and cute don't ya think?

Feb 7, 2011

have you heard | Janet Hill Studio

If I were to dream up a wonderful, whismical world to live in it would look exactly like the paintings of Janet Hill Studio!!! I am in love with the colors and overall feel of every piece. I had the most difficult time picking just a few to show but here is what I narrowed it down too...


Shop her store here for original paintings and prints or here for her new line of cards!

Feb 4, 2011

newly added vintage

Lots of new vintage treasures filling the farmhouse!!!

Sneak peek of what's new in the shop...

Feb 3, 2011

Antique, Vintage, Handmade Shows - February

I've been lax in getting my antique, vintage and handmade show calendar updated but I've buckled down and have searched the web for some great shows for you to check out.

The first one starts this weeknd and is the Junk Salvation Vintage Flea Market! I have been a vendor at a number of these over the past few years and you won't be disappointed with the great variety of stuff you can find at this event. This time they are hitting Hillsboro, Oregon with a list of fabulous vendors. Check them out this weekend at their first Oregon show and I'm sure you will come home with a treasure or two. They even have a dollar off admission coupon at the top right hand side of their blog!

There's many more to be found in my calendar and I will update it as I find more. As always let me know if you know of any other shows I have missed and I will be happy to add it.

Happy Pickin!

Feb 1, 2011

have you heard | Free People Does Vintage

Free People has joined the vintage loving club and are now offering fabulous vintage finds in their online store...
Oh how I love that cream and black skirt!

What an adventure it would be to be their buyer!
Read her story here...