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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:

cabin christmas -- stacey's tagscabin christmas -- stacey's spools

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!


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!


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