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3 French Hens, Part 1

Yesterday morning I had the most FUN,

shopping at our town’s wonderful 3 FRENCH HENS MARKET.

I blogged about my visit to the June Market here:

https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/3-french-hens-market-june-2013/

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Is it odd to start with the cool stuff that got away?

I really wish I’d gotten this cool jar with the striking, graphic lid

in “the Kay colors” of red + navy!

Perfect for G.O.'s Folgers on our kitchen counter . . . . . . but it didn't occur to me until just this morning!

Perfect for G.O.’s Folgers on our counter . . .
. . . but it didn’t occur to me until this a.m.!

NOW look at the best of what I did buy!

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Although the seller did come down $20 on his asking price,

this Potter’s Silk box was somewhat of a splurge for me.

I needed a thread organizer anyway . . .

. . . so this is beyond perfect for my sewing room!

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When he saw my pictures, G.O. really liked this Sellers tall broom closet:

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Sellers is the company famous for their Hoosier cabinets.

This piece was in the booth of one of my favorite “sellers” at the Market:

 Wanda Galloway’s At The Kitchen Table With Santa,

http://atthekitchentablewithsanta.com/

Who wants to make a coffee table from this industrial cart?

Who wants to make a coffee table
from this industrial cart?  I do!

Yum!  I long to have an old metal awning hanging over our back door!

Yum! I long to have an old metal awning
hanging over our back door!

Wanda said she had 3 vintage metal awnings,

all of which were snapped up by Traci,

to use as beautiful displays in her fabulous shop, WHIMSY!

http://whimsydecor.blogspot.com/

Traci's shop recently moved. OMG, those rosemary topiaries!

WHIMSY recently moved
into a fab, new (huge!) space.
OMG, those rosemary topiaries!

I want this dresser in Whimsy’s booth at the Market

+ hope that Traci still has it.

Don’t you love its apothecary good looks?

And all those drawers would be perfect for organizing my sewing studio stuff!

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Things to do: replace those knobs
+ stencil those drawers
with numbers or words!

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Here I am with Traci of WHIMSY, at the Market!

  Both WHIMSY + At The Kitchen Table With Santa

(plus ME — RedBird Vintage Home!!!)

will be at the upcoming

3 FRENCH HENS HOLIDAY MARKET!

Mark your calenders:  Friday, November 15h + Saturday, the 16th!

(More about this awesome show later!)

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Meanwhile, here are a few more Market goodies I liked but didn’t buy:

If this was only metal . . .

If this was only metal . . .

Loving old mirrors!

Loving old mirrors!

People. I swooned over this vintage Christmas tree stand.

People.
I swooned over this vintage Christmas tree stand.

How could I have passed on this adorable

kitty child’s hot water bottle,

complete with its original box?

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This concludes Part 1 of my 3 French Hens Market attendance . . .

. . . watch for a fabulous Part 2, coming up!

Stay tuned!


3 French Hens Market, June 2013

This past Saturday morning I thoroughly enjoyed our town’s French Hens Market.

french hens ladies luncheon

This month they featured a Ladies Luncheon . . .

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. . . + a  book-signing . . .

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. . . by these 2 awe-inspiring women:

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Tracie Thorson, left, from my favorite magazine, Where Women Create . . .

where women create

http://stampington.com/Where-Women-Create-Summer-2013

. . . + Anne Marie Klaske of Na-Da-Farm . . .

na-da-farm sale

. . . where, twice a year, she + her family host

the Na-Da-Farm Barn Sale.

http://www.nadafarmlife.org/2013/05/barn-sale-a-look.html

My friend, Alan, + I participated at this show a couple times;

here’s our booth in May 2012:

Hola, Alan!

Hola, Alan!

If you can, you must attend a 3 French Hens Market,

held monthly here in Morris, Illinois.

They’re wonderful!

Here’s the 2013 schedule:

Three French Hens schedule

http://3frenchhensmarket.blogspot.com/

I’ve participated in this market a couple times, too . . .

. . . most recently, the wonderful, 2-day Holiday Market, last November!

redbird booth

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This time, I attended as a shopper only,

+ here are a few of the things I brought home:

David's  Perennial Gardening 708.516.0249

David’s
Perennial Gardening
708.516.0249

I know!!  I’d never seen a coleus standard before, either!!

Isn’t it great?

David, the shopkeeper, told me how to pinch it back

to make it fuller + bushier.

Flume Coleus

Flume
Coleus

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I also bought this cool, vintage electric churn:

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My plans are to have G.O. repurpose it into a ceiling light fixture.

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What do you think?

I think it’s calling for a huge, vintage-style

Edison light bulb!

West Elm

West Elm

Stay tuned!


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