I found several pieces to use as props in upcoming events: two chippy, white tables, a frame which will become a large chalk board and two fabulous, old, tall shutters. I haven't taken pictures of them, but trust me, they are great! I can't wait to put them to work at the next show.
Julie and Christa did a wonderful job at their show in Camas. Loved the warm banana bread. How did they know it is my all-time favorite? The showers and wind didn't deter us. So many great vendors. I was caught up in a little shopping frenzy/fog and didn't get everyone's names, so you need to visit Julie and Christa's blog for vendor information. I did take a few pictures of things that caught my eye. I can't believe how I'm drawn to the cream and sepia color palatte.
I guess the pictures prove it! I did manage to walk away from this great chest full of storage and cubbies. It was tough though! I still love it ... hmm... wonder if it is still there?
After a stop at the Camas Antique Mall and some lunch, we headed to Monticello. Shopping was still in full swing there! We "fluffed" our space, added a few new items, then did some serious browsing. Everyone did a outstanding job providing the most wonderful stuff. I was particularily drawn to Melanie Corson's space. Once again, I didn't take any pictures, but take my word for it - it was the best. I felt like I had stumbled into the most lovely, old garden filled with chippy, white, old iron garden pieces, ferns, etc. This sweet terrarium has a new home on my coffee table. My hubby even thinks it pretty special! Melanie has a shop on NE Fremont (All My Favorite Things) and a space at STARS. I plan to visit her shop during my next trip to Portland this Saturday.
Melanie is the sweetest gal. Several months ago I won her blog give-away and received three doll heads. I have to admit that I haven't been a collector in the past, but I love these three. I keep moving them around in my workroom and switching out their crowns! They even inspired my to make a whimsical piece that is currently for sale at Monticello. Again, I didn't take a picture but it is the only doll head in our space with a nest full of eggs on her head! My husband says it's creepy, but it makes me laugh. Don't worry Melanie, your doll heads are safe in my workroom. I'm keepin' em!
Now it's time to get to work. I have a mannequin to put together and I will take a picture when I'm done! Take care and have a good week! M. PS: I am having problems adding blog links, so you can visit Kindred Roses and All My Favorite Things through links in my list of favorites on the left.