♣ Happy St. Patrick's Day ♣

When you're in a 'pinch' (pun not intended) on a school morning to find a bit o' green for the kiddos, look to your stash of scrap bits 'n' bobs!
We had leftover wired tinsel, vintage white buttons in a jar, and scraps of ribbon.  All we had to add was the hot glue and a safety pin to the back!  ☺ Don't they make cute four-leaf clovers?
We made extras for the kids to give their teachers one.  One was a shamrock with stem.  So fun!  Unfortunately, I didn't snap any pics before they were whisked off.  I'm thinking we'll whip up a whole batch of 'em next year!  Super-fun to give away or to doll up a little package.

I wanted to take this simple white lampshade from ordinary to adorable!  I finally used that bit of vintage pom-pom trim, lace, and a super-cute felted wool brooch I had.  What do you think of the shade now?

Aqua & White

~ one of my favorite color combos!

I had some vintage silk seam binding that I laced through these vintage skates.  Just need to add a small bell to each one and they'll be perfect!
 Gotta love vintage blue Ball jars!

I filled mine with faux snow and nestled little bottle brush trees inside.
 Vintage, tarnished tinsel and old aqua balls with silver leaves from Japan.
Found this rectangular vintage mirror at the thrift store Wednesday.  I almost left without getting it.  So glad I didn't!
 Glittered wire and bead snowflake and a milk glass dish filled with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments.
Love the detail on the mirror.  The cashier in the thrift store asked if I knew if the back could be re-silvered.  I told her I liked it just the way it is!
 A pretty "stand alone" ornament nestled in a bed of snow inside another milk glass dish.

♪ Home Tweet Home ♪

The sweetest birdhouses can be made out of the simplest scraps. I'm gonna have to keep that in mind. The back is just as cute as the front. I should have taken a picture of it, too.
Unfortunately a bunch of bees have taken up residence in one of our birdhouses (not this one) and are gonna have to be evicted soon. Any tips?

A Tisket, A Tasket

A darling shopping (aka laundry) basket! Don't you see why it just had to come home with us?
Another Barn House find! See why it's hard not to spend money there? This will make dealing with laundry so much easier, don't you think!?! Made by this fabulous lady. Wait till I show you a sweet little vintage folding table from their Tickled Pink booth!

More Barn House

Sweet Sylvi of Little Cottage
She has the most adorable accent, and you couldn't meet a kinder, helpful, more adorable person than her! I will definitely look forward to seeing her at more shows!!! This adorable striped chair came home with me. I only wish I'd grabbed up a few of her beautiful lace and linen pillows, too. Next time. . . My husband even raves about how comfortable it is. Always a plus!More loot. The two cottage pictures were from Sylvi as well. I'll have to post better pictures once I get them hung. There's a cellophane bag full of vintage millinery, a pretty crepe paper flower garland, some vintage silk ribbon and a fun party hat. The piano bench was from Aleta's booth. Her husband was so sweet and helped me load it into the car. What a gentleman! I loved their stuff and would've happily bought more had the pockets been deeper. If you take a peek at this post, you'll see why!
Loved Natalie's booth! Simply beautiful! I bought a set of pale aqua rimmed vintage plates from her. I'll have to take a picture of them. Her husband was a great help, too! I think it's awesome the husband and wife teams that were there working together. What a dream!
I can't tell you how awestruck I was seeing the people whose blogs I've been reading and admiring for quite some time. I felt like I was meeting some very famous people! The real "superstars" in my book. They were all very friendly and so down to earth.

The Queen of Tarte's space. I bought a beautiful pale pink linen apron (that she's known for making) from her. Too sweet!
What a treat to finally see Deb and Bob and the magic they perform.
The Scrabble boards used as place mats. Ingenious is what they are! To see more of their space, click here.
Click here to read the story about their absolutely gorgeous camp they set up for their time at the Barn Sale. Beautiful pictures as well as a hilarious story. I would have been miffed about people helping themselves to my camp, but they handled it with such grace! Love it. . . .
Anyway, I had a fabulous time and cannot wait to go back. I only wish I had a money tree growing in my front yard. Just experiencing a Barn House Show though is well worth it even if you don't have any $$$ to spend.