Our ‘really big show’ is coming up this weekend.
3 FRENCH HENS HOLIDAY MARKET
Look at the fantastic flyer that Stacey, of Kismet Junk, designed for us!
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’:
Sorry — didn’t get the source!
Seems that vintage metal trucks are all the rage online,
+ I’m loving the red + white license plates.
Wish I could get my hands on some ‘scrawny’ trees like these.
Who doesn’t love an urn (or 3)?
I’ll have some similar glass pinecone ornaments to sell.
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!
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.
he can somehow hook up these awesome red industrial lights, too.
(I know he can — I’m so excited to see them in use!)
Wish I had a few dozen old baskets like this.
And some ginormous pine cones, too, please?
Talk about your inspiration!
I do have lots of old boxes to sell, + I have been making white with red pillows.
I prefer simplicity + not-too-Christmas-y when I decorate
so I think these pillows fit the bill.
That red cross makes the pillows look a little like Christmas presents, doesn’t it?
Here’s something similar of the rectangular persuasion:
Right now, they’re listed in my etsy shop . . .
. . . 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:
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!
Everything is vintage here — the chair, the slipcover, buttons + ticking fabric.
Wish I had dozens of neat buttons with words on them, like this one.
This vintage ticking stripe material is from an old cot cover.
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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:
It’s an old folding chair from the Moose Lodge, + I’ve added a chevron pattern.
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!”