I had a whirlwind trip to Warrenton yesterday. I had planned on leaving about 7 am and it was more like 10:45 before I headed that way. I got to visit with a few friends , and I bought a little bit, but did'nt get much, as I was in such a rush for time. However I do plan on going back next week when the Marburger Farm Antique show starts. I always love going there, it's always a wonderful show, with great dealers and lovely treasure's to be found. Here are a few pictures I took yesterday!
These are picture's from Becky Cavel's space she's set up at the Texas Rose show across from Marburger Farm. She has the cuttest little cottage, and just full of victorian and shabby chic treasures. Becky over see's things at The Porch at Canton Trade Days, where you can find me every First Monday!
I'm so excited about my new line of purses. I've never seen any like them anywhere before. They are made with vintage lace, linen's, burlap, cotton fab, and needlepoints. I've been doing pillows with these materials for a while, and have seen other pillows out of the same things, just haven't seen purses with these embellishments, so I thought about how cute it would be to make some purses from these materials. I have shown a few of my pillows they are listed first , I only had time to list a couple of my new bags. I will be listing more in a few days.
These are some of my vintage and western purses. They are out of my personal collection (some I just could'nt part with). I've been making these bags for about 4 years now. When I started making these purses I had seen vintage bags, but never had seen the cowhide mixed with the vintage fabric, and thought how beautiful it would look to mix the two together. I also really loved the fact that I had never seen this done on any other bags before. I really loved the vintage fabric, but I wanted to have my own look and style. I hope that I have accomplished that with these purses. The first two I have posted are just vintage , and the rest are vintage and western.
I bought a few things from my friend Laurie, from Laurieanna's Vintage Home, at her Serendipity Market a few weeks ago. I just got around to taking my goodies out of the bag this morning. I had been wondering what I could use this burlap for, I really didn't have any ideals. I just knew I loved it and would find use for it somewhere, and boy was I surprised when I relized that the burlap fits perfect on my kitchen windows, the only problem now is I have to buy 3 more of them. The burlap will work perfect for the new look I'm going for in my kitchen, although it will be awhile before I redo the entire kitchen, there is just not enough time in my busy schedule for a kitchen makeover, I'm trying to find some balance. Hopefully it won't have to wait to long.
I love these botanical prints. I haven't decided where to put them yet, but I'm sure I'll find a place for them soon.
I also bought these cute little burlap bags from Patina Green , they had a booth set up at Laurieanna's on the porch. I love these little bags you could do so many different things with them, you could just put a simple flower in each of them, are you can dress them up a bit. This is how I dressed mine up, with flowers, lace, brooches, old photo's, they would also be fun for the Holidays to put your favorite things in and display them.