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Only 2 Days Until Our Christmas Cabin!

Our ‘really big show’ is coming up this weekend.

3 FRENCH HENS HOLIDAY MARKET

MORRIS, ILLINOIS

Look at the fantastic flyer that Stacey, of Kismet Junk, designed for us!

cabin christmas flyer re-do

I’ve been really excited, preparing for said-same.

Tonight I’m tired + realizing I’m not as young as I once was,

especially that one year when I did 12 shows

in addition to having my old retail store, Heart-in-Hand.

Omigosh, now that I think about it — that was exactly 20 years ago!

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But back from memory lane — I’m glad it’s TODAY —

because now, for inspiration, all I have to do is head to Pinterest!

I’ve been busily re-pinning lots of photos

that evoke a ‘cabin Christmas’:

cabin christmas -- tree in bucket

Sorry — didn’t get the source!

Seems that vintage metal trucks are all the rage online,

+ I’m loving the red + white license plates.

karnushus.blogspot.com

karnushus.blogspot.com

Wish I could get my hands on some ‘scrawny’ trees like these.

Who doesn’t love an urn (or 3)?

sixtyfifthavenue.blogspot.com

sixtyfifthavenue.blogspot.com

I’ll have some similar glass pinecone ornaments to sell.

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theprimitivecountrybug.blogspot.com

I’ll also have a vintage white watering can with a faded, red stripe at the show . . .

. . . and G.O. dutifully gathered fresh greens from his brother’s farm today,

so my can will be tricked out in a similar fashion!

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Martha Stewart’s Anvil Gray

Speaking of G.O. — on Sunday afternoon he re-painted some screens

that were in my booth, back in the good, ol’ days.

They’ll be making quite the statement this weekend,

as they’re marching across the back of our Cabin Christmas booth.

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Fingers crossed,

 he can somehow hook up these awesome red industrial lights, too.

(I know he can — I’m so excited to see them in use!)

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sjarmerendejul.blogspot.com

Wish I had a few dozen old baskets like this.

And some ginormous pine cones, too, please?

bymildred.blogspot.com

bymildred.blogspot.com

Talk about your inspiration!

do have lots of old boxes to sell, + I have been making white with red pillows.

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I prefer simplicity + not-too-Christmas-y when I decorate

 so I think these pillows fit the bill.

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That red cross makes the pillows look a little like Christmas presents, doesn’t it?

Here’s something similar of the rectangular persuasion:

cross pillow

Right now, they’re listed in my etsy shop . . .

https://www.etsy.com/listing/167229633/modern-red-and-white-swiss-cross?

. . . but of course, come Friday, they’ll be in our booth.

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Here’s a look-see at some of my other Christmas Cabin projects:

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These boards were the original porch floor of our Dutch colonial fixer-upper.

Who knew? — that a long-ago owner of our house would love the color red, too!

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Everything is vintage here — the chair, the slipcover, buttons + ticking fabric.

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Wish I had dozens of neat buttons with words on them, like this one.

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This vintage ticking stripe material is from an old cot cover.

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Towels!

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I think I’ll have about 5 chairs at this show,

including this one, which is a ‘tad’ different than what I usually make:

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It’s an old folding chair from the Moose Lodge, + I’ve added a chevron pattern.

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I think it’s fresh + modern.

So, is there a chance you’ll make it to our show?

I’d love it if you stopped by + said “HI!”


INTRODUCING CABIN CHRISTMAS!

My friends,

Stacey of Kismet Junk,

+ Alan of Patina,

are collaborating with me + my business, RedBird . . .

 . . . we are busily creating a CABIN CHRISTMAS

for the upcoming French Hens Holiday Market in Morris, Illinois!

french hens brochure

Three French Hens picturehttp://3frenchhensmarket.blogspot.com/2013/10/holday-market.html

Come see us!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH + SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH

MORRIS, ILLINOIS

Morris is uber quaint + only 1 hour s.w. of Chicago.

When I say quaint, I’m talking about a vibrant downtown,

filled with adorable shops + fantastic restaurants + pubs.

Here’s just one amazing boutique, WHIMSY:

cabin christmas -- whimsy front door

http://whimsydecor.blogspot.com/2013/10/holiday-market.html

I’ll share more Morris shopping + dining highlights in upcoming posts,

but first . . . back to our CABIN CHRISTMAS!

I’m making banners for each of us:

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Oh, look — there’s my Cardinals World Series shrine on our art ledges.

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THAT World Series didn’t turn out the way I’d planned,

but as ‘they’ always say: wait ’til next year!

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On to happier thoughts!

Here’s a few sneak peaks at our CABIN CHRISTMAS offerings:!

First up, Stacey of KISMET JUNK:

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Awesome tags + vintage spools with baker’s twine!

http://kismetjunk.blogspot.com/

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Next, Alan of PATINA:

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Fantastic vintage finds!

http://patinachicago.blogspot.com/

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And finally, my business, RedBird!

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I’m slipcovering vintage chairs!

cabin christmas -- kay's army pillow

I’m making pillows!

This one is made from repurposed Army tents.

cabin christmas -- kay's tape measure close up

Here I’ve incorporated some cool measuring tape ribbon + vintage buttons.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/redbirdvintagehome

Stay tuned for more sneak peaks!


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