Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Part II - My Day at the Market

My Day At The Market ..
Part II

.. with only two hours to haul everything out of the mini van
it was amazing that we were able to find a spot to display everything 
I couldn't have done it without the help of my close friend Angela .. 
- thanks so much -

.. quilts in less than perfect condition 
are washed and repurposed into pillow covers -
all pillows made from vintage quilts are finished with french seams ..

.. dolly beds in different shapes and sizes were dressed
with custom bedding using vintage and sometimes new fabrics - 
the tiny tin kitchen made an excellent background for that little bed ..


.. Clementine the Cat found a place to have her lunch 
on this comfy cushion ..

.. all vintage doll high chairs included
a dolly diaper bag, vintage melmac dish and spoon, 
and custom chair pad ..

.. time for a walk ?
vintage dolly prams included a quilt, mattress, pillow, 
stuffed dog for the doll and dolly diaper bag ..

.. this vintage beauty is made from string and heavy paper 
woven into a simple pattern and painted white
two pieces of vintage cotton were used to make the pram liner, blanket and pillow case
and a quilt remmant was used to make the dolly diaper bag ..

Thanks again for stopping by the Vintage Ivory Market this weekend.
It was a lot of fun and if you did come out I hope you had a great day too !!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Day at the Market ..

Thank heaven for talented friends !!  
I must first start off with a BIG THANKS to my dear friend Angela Kent 
who sacrificed sleep on a Saturday morning to come help me set up my display at the 
Ivory Vintage Market
I would also like to thank the three girls who hosted the market 
Maureen, Michelle and Julie
I know what it takes to organize an event like this
it was well executed and went off without a hitch !!

So, thank you Girls !!

There were loads of pictures to take
so here is a recap of 

My Day at the Market ..

.. I have been busy for months
collecting, painting and sewing
vintage finds ..

.. one of a kind chenille pillows ..


.. an all time favorite ..
the strawberry pillow
 made from vintage chenille
a pattern I designed over ten years ago ..

.. chalkboards and tiny vintage inspired swags ..

.. vintage chenille bedspreads ..

.. vintage kid sized picnic basket filled with 
found melmac dishes, linen and custom basket liner ..

.. pretty floral bags
with everything needed for a game of 
chalk, beanbags, and of course rules & drawings 
ready for some summertime fun !!

.. I love this piece of embroidered linen I found and repurposed into a pillow .. 

.. another found linen piece with a whimiscal phrase -
a charming touch for the cottage, nursery, or guest bedroom  ..

.. GIANT chalk and chalkboard brushes
designed with vintage inspired labels ..

.. and even a giant sized linen shaped hare to run across your bed ..

Thanks for stopping by at the 
Vintage Ivory Market !!

.. too many pics to share at once ..
stay tuned for Part Two