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Grandma Kay At West Elm

Here we are at the Chicago West Elm Makers’ Market event on Saturday.

We set up inside the store.  I had a couch + a chair to display my pillows:

west elm shindig -- my booth

L: Stacey of Kismet Junk R: Me of RedBird
Disclaimer: I dislike my hair + shall get it cut, stat!

I sold lots of pillows of the CHICAGO persuasion,

just as I hoped I would.

Meanwhile, here’s Stacey’s (Kismet Junk) beautiful space:

G.O. + my grandlad arrived on the scene around 4:30-ish,

at which time, fun ensued!

Disclaimer: my camera setting was off, so my photos are sadly dark.

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BUT back to the good news.

As my grandlad + I were dashing through West Elm (at his request),

what did he spy + love but the red SMEG refrigerator of my dreams!

west elm smeg front

$2,000-ish

I know!!??!!  GROUP HUG, everybody!!

Also on his ‘I love it list’ — terrariums!

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West Elm had a front + center display of said-same,

along with dozens of very swell succulents.

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I told my grandlad to choose 4 succulents

+ promised we’d build him his own terrarium.

(Yes, I’m that Grandma!)

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Maker Marketplace At West Elm

People.

Do we all love West Elm?

I do, because of my insane love of home stores + catalogs.

In addition to its being totally modern-rific,

West Elm hosts etsy sellers pop-up shops on occasion.

maker marketplace west elm

I’ve been chosen, out of all the Chicagoland etsy sellers, to participate!

I know!!  It’s kind of a big deal!

Anyway, I am not ready yet, so I shan’t type long.

Here’s the scoop:

Maker Marketplace

Saturday, March 22, 1-6 p.m.

Chicago (Lincoln Park) West Elm store

1000 W. North Avenue

west elm facade lincoln park

Live jazz + refreshments!  BE there!

My gal pal, Stacey, will BE there;

she’s bringing her awesome vintage jewelry!

Like her on FB, please!  https://www.facebook.com/KismetJunk

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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:

cabin christmas -- alan's targetscabin christmas -- alan's scottie + cubbies

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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