The Vintage Marketplace is less than a week away! Next Friday and Saturday, the 7th and 8th of September, in Fallbrook/Rainbow, CA. you’ll find my husband and I as vendors at one of the top 25 romantic style markets in the USA.
We’ve been busy, busy, busy preparing for the show! Besides bringing some awesome vintage finds, here’s some things in the works right now:
Repainting this vintage candleholder. The paint was peeling so it gets a makeover.
Crafting felt flowers an making them into hair flowers and brooches.
Making more booth decor (don’t worry, they’re not vintage patterns)
Painting furniture. This little side table is darling and has drop leafs.
Crafting more brooches and hair flowers from vintage papers.
Soaking antique crocheted bedspreads in OxyClean and Fels-Naptha. These will be decorating my booth and afterwards find a home with me.
And, of course, they met approval even before their soak. Kitties are quick to approve of textiles.
StephanieSeptember 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm (11 years ago)
Ooooh, your felt flowers look lovely! I’ve not had a chance to make any yet.
PepperReedSeptember 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm (11 years ago)
That little table is darling!! Wish I wasn’t 1000+ miles away!
I didn’t know you could use oxy-clean on vintage linens; I’d love to hear what kinds of cleaning products/techniques you use for that kind of stuff. I see random (and conflicting) info all over the internet, and it always seems very general (be gentle, don’t use bleach, etc.). It’d be interesting to get the straight dope from someone who actually cleans their linens/fabric. Perhaps a future post, when you have a lull? :^)
JenniferSeptember 3, 2012 at 6:13 am (11 years ago)
I love the sheet music brooches…super cute!