Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Obsession Confession- Salt No Pepper

My true confession should be that I can't find the plug to download my photos. I have a cool blog that I was so excited to share (well I think it's cool!). I just needed to add pictures. I guess it'll just have to wait. I hope my two followers Nicki and my mama can contain themselves and that I haven't disappointed them too much! 
I sometimes write blogs ahead of time and now I know why. For days when you want to post but just can't get everything in order.

I'm trying to make it clear my love of mid-century. During that time everything was tacky AWESOME! I love the colors, shapes, lines, I love it all!

People say I'm not an animal person and they're right. I'm bubble girl allergic to the world and the world includes animals. That being said, you won't find me at the shelter picking up strays, but you will find me at Goodwill doing that. I have an obsession with buying mid-century salt and pepper shakers that have lost their partner. So that is how I came to have my "Salt No Pepper" collection.

I have gotten a nice size collection so I have started to sell them. We took this old crate thing we had and spray painted it this teal color for display. To this day, I'm always amazed at the stuff we have around the house and what we can make it become!

The whale in the picture was bought my a dad for his daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner and the puppy below was lost in a tragic raining and we had to get everything under the tent accident.

I just love how cute the dog is and the eyelashes and red lips are adorable.
This little gal had a cute little fluffy tail. This wasn't an actual salt or pepper shaker but she fit in with my collection just perfect!

So that's yet another of my many obsessions! What is your "Obsession Confession"?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brownsburg and more!

This was our first show in Brownsburg, so when we heard a guys voice say "Hey Ladies" We had a flash back to Zionsville with Joe and Marie Beckley from Beckleys Best Blends. When the Ullman sisters kept getting Joe in trouble...or was it the other way around? hummmmm

Anyway, for maybe the first time in our lives we weren't in trouble! It was our wonderful backyard vendor Kenton from Veggiemon Artworks. He just wanted to to know if he could use the back as storage. Veggimon Artworks is really cool digital art. You can check out his work on etsy or facebook.

Veggiemon Artworks

Diana and Brad Adkins from Little Woodshop We love seeing them at our shows. They crack us up!

And made cutest frog birdhouse. They also have cats, dogs, school houses, everything but a parrot! Come on guys Parrots wanna be birdhouses too!

This was the first time I've met the "Window Lady" but her stuff really rocks. I love the flowers on the screen. I've never seen this before. (Her information is downstairs, I'll put it up for ya in a bit)

She paints on windows BACKWARDS! I thought these three were awesome. I love the tractor but it doesn't really go with our house. Boo!

I couldn't not not take this picture. That's Sew Martha took a Colts Superbowl (sadly not the one they won) T-shirt and make these super cute pants for your little guy or girl. Colts and reusing makes me a VERY happy gal!

 Martha also made this dress from an old men's shirt! I really like the pocket in the dress. You could totally put your lip gloss in it!
I had to take this picture, not just b/c my parents had the same sheets but b/c it's so darn soft. Time & Again makes the cutest vintage pillow case dresses.  If I was guaranteed that I would have a girl, I would've bought this on the spot. But since there isn't one and I'm not even having kids for another 5 or so years I had to pass!
I thought this was to darn cut too! I love the bright pink! It also says "his" on it. How could would the be for a father/daughter picture!

So what are we up too? This week is show free! We I'm commenting us to finish staining the deck and the outdoor living area. I can't take it anymore. Our to do list gets bigger and bigger. Since we are more into chaos then order we jump around without (what seems like) never finishing a project.

There are a couple "To-Do's"

1.  FINISH THAT DARN OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE- This week, hopefully by Thursday and we can have before/after by this weekend!
2. Finish cleaning and re-decorating the craft room. Sis has been a cleaning machine in that room. I would've gave it all to goodwill! ha  We did buy a cool color of pink paint to paint our walls. JUST KIDDING! We are only painting furniture. Our mama made a great point, we would have to re-paint if we wanted to move. Not gonna happen. Also, we decided that we are going have the "Florida" feel. Let's see how that works out
3. Clean/organize and paint (the shelves) in the Laundry room. I would also like to find a cool vintage Laundry sign or something like that. I got a navy color at my arch enemy Lowes miss tint bin. (Before we got into a fight)
4. My bathroom. I got a cool green color and I am framing my mirror. (REALLY EASY TUTORIAL TO COME) I also am looking for some storage ideas and welcome them! Picture a bathroom just big enough to turn around in!
5. Sissy Bathroom, she is wanting to continue her obsession with vintage metal trays into the bathroom!

Our "To-Find" list

A small desk. I'm think old school metal, but normally what we think and what we find are totally different.

Something for my wall. I'm taking what I have on my wall know to the outdoor living area. No mirrors. I read fung shui (or whatever it's called) and they said it's was like inviting people into your room, so no mirrors! Just plain creepy!

Shelves! I want lots and lots of shelves for the craft room.

********Make sure to come visit us at the Indie Arts and Vintage market August 2! We are forever finding new stuff, let us know if you are looking for anything. We might already have it!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Life in the Fast Lane

I'm watching "The People's Court" and the judge keeps saying "Life in the fast lane". I'm thinking that kinda applies to our back to back shows, while working full-time, and trying to de-clutter our home. Life seems to be going by super fast these days.

Thankfully, today is my day off and it's raining (really it is, soooo exciting). I can slow down, reflect and write a blog post. 

We have met so many wonderful people while doing our shows. I hate to admit how much fun I'm having (minus set-up and tear down). 

First, I'll start with Indie Art and Vintage Market. It was only the second one in Indy and our first show with Jon and crew. Just so you know...they rock! The day was so hot that we thought we might actually melt but people still came! There was a tiny bit of rain, which made us scatter to make sure we covered everything but it wasn't enough to do damage. (or cool us off) We are planning on being at the next one 8/2 some come and see us!

 This is our go to "check out" It's more of a cute catch all. On this day, it held a sunscreen, pens, tissues and price tags. We flipped some of the boxes toward us (these are true vintage boxes) so we can put our bags and tissue paper in them! It's always a mess back there but no one is knows! 
 I love this green chair. It's one of the things in my "If I could keep everything" list. The green ottoman, the outdoor green chair and one of our 1800 signs sold that day! They all sold to really cool people. We like it when our stuff gets a good home!  We're glad they did b/c I have no clue how we got all of this stuff back in the cars. It always amazes me how we can get all this stuff into our car but on the way home, after selling half of it...it doesn't fit anymore.
We only have the red suite case left. WAIT! LIGHT BULB MOMENT! We put everything in our suitcases on the way to the show, they sell we have to find other places to put stuff! I just got it! That is why we can't fit it all back in our cars! ANYWAY, there is amber glass in this picture. I'm always surprised that amber glass doesn't sell. It's hard to find and pretty awesome. 

We found two vintage card tables and I love them. They need work if you want to buy them, but until then they are great for staging. In the basket are 1950s tin ashtrays. They are the kind people used to pick up on road trips. For some reason, I always think of a family in a station wagon going across country. Think family vacation in the 1950s. 

***Side note: I've always called them cardboard tables not card tables...I have no clue why but I can't stop call them that. I had to make an effort to say card table! 

Our next stop was Horton's of Tipton! I do love me some Mr. and Mrs. Horton! They are such great hosts! It's a hardware store and a shabby chic store. Guys (or if your like me and love hardware stores) can check out the tools and supplies while the ladies can shop for home decor. It's a great but dangerous combo! 

****Side note:
I bought myself a circular saw and my mama kept it hostage until I returned it. I know I'm 30ish and I can have tools if I want.  When mama says something, you kinda got to listen b/c when I'm missing a hand she will say I told you so!

We put in a lot of work into our Horton's display.

We painted wine boxes grey and then sis glued some vintage wrapping paper on the inside. The wrapping paper was pink with off white flowers. They look really cool! The table is from my grandma/pa they've had it forever! It's normally down by my garden and was green before the fresh coat of paint.  

Of course we had Trudy's trusty ole sofa table with us. That thing travels and travels with us. We had gotten the shutters in the picture at a yard sale. They were yellow but we put a fresh coat of white paint. (Paint, paint not spray paint) I thought they turned out really nice! The tan in the background was another story! It is now the reason Lowe's went from my fave to most hated list! I kept telling sis we must look like we know what we are doing b/c no one is helping us. ANYWAY they are just plywood that we had cut to 6ft tall. Our fab friend Nicki from The Vintage Farmhouse gave us some grass wallpaper. (I don't think that's what its really called, I might have made that up!) We sprayed some sticking stuff (once again, I'm sure it's not call that) on the board and we got these really cool boards! I think we have a place for those in our laundry room! 

This is our other go to show piece. We got this shelve at Salvation Army. It was a stained wood which didn't go with our theme. So we painted it grey. Why is everything grey you ask? We got it at Ace in the mix match bin. A gallon for $5. YES PLEASE! I just bought some navy blue (laundry room) today! I can't wait to get started. 

We are going toBrownsburg Festival of the Arts this weekend. We've never been to this show before. So I've been googling and trying to find out what it's all about. I guess this is THE SHOW! I'm so excited to see what it's all about! 

We are also so busy re-decorating. The craft room, laundry room and my bathroom are on the short list. We are almost done with the outdoor living area. We just need to stain the new lattice wall and hang our stuff on it. I might just let you folks see it without it stained. I mean it's 90% done. That's good enough right? RIGHT?

Anyway, We just found out about a church sale, so I have to get going! We look forward to see you all in Brownsburg this weekend. We are going to update our where to shop page soon. We wish we could just pick on project and go with it...but that's not our style!

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9th ALREADY?

Sorry for our absence. We have been busy with a lot of friends in town and friends from out of town! Here is a quick run down of the busiest and hottest vacation week ever!

Counting Crows
Walker County- A MUST CHECK OUT. These girls are full of talent!
Wright Brothers

Of course we spent July 4th celebrating America's Birthday. We did the usual, eating, drinking, watching fireworks. There was ban on personal fireworks in Carmel due to the drought. This was the first time in recent history that the neighborhood was quite after the fireworks. Not gonna lie. It was pretty nice!

All day Thursday, I worked on my garden! I had blossom end rot and it just about broke my heart! I had to throw out over 60 tomatoes, green peppers, and squash. I read on-line that you can use Epson salt dissolved in a gallon of water, it will help. So I tried it, which meant that I had to pour over 30 gallons of water (one per plant) and it really did take all day!

Besides a trip to my grandparents and a stop at the casino (I lost $1.02) we have spent all weekend painting, sewing, tagging, cleaning and planning for Horton's. I don't have any speak peaks yet, I'll try to work on it! There is always so much planning and prep work that goes into every show, but Horton's gets a little extra TLC! We will be back in full blogging mode next week!

Make sure to come out and see us and the other wonderful vendors!

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