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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chartreuse and Co. Market Days and My Recent Shopping Finds

Yep, I've been shopping and wanted to share my finds.  I'll be taking many of these to
 Chartreuse and Co. Market Days this Labor Day weekend.
 I'm so looking forward to being a guest vendor at this fabulous shop.
I have this pair of Mid Century Modern chairs.  
They have their original upholstery, wonderful curved backs, and brass caps on their feet.  
How cute would these be in a breakfast nook with a small table.  


I've never had a dress form quite like this one.  Isn't the twisted wire wonderful!!  See those snaps---you undo them and adjust the wire mesh to conform to your body.  Very clever.


I always love to find pairs.
These European pot cupboards are a perfect height and have a shelf inside with lots of storage.


I found four of these versatile Mid Century Modern chrome footstools/small seats/individual coffee tables.  They also have their original fabric covers.  Love them.


You all know I love old typewriters.  How could I pass up an orange one?


I bought this chippy black and gold leaf mirror for my family room.  It may be too big for the space and I'll have it at the sale too.


How fabulous--and comfy--is this vintage chair!


I'm going to fill this brass bar cart with all sorts of bar ware.


I painted this bookshelf gray and just for fun added a snakeskin back.  It's a perfect size.


This stainless cart is from a restaurant.  I recently saw it on Pinterest used at the foot of a bed.  Why not as a night stand or end table?


I feel very lucky that I've been able to find drafting tables for many of my sales.  I found another for this sale.  Every time I have one it's always the first thing sold.  The T-square is also for sale.


One more Mid Century Modern find.  I love this pair of glass horse head bookends.  
I also purchased this brass trophy.


If you've been following along you know that I found several fabulous shutters a few months ago.   You know how I love orange.  I've finally wrestled a pair from my greedy fingers and they'll be for sale too.  The vintage swivel medical chair will be on the block as well.  It would look great with the drafting table.


I love to mix new with vintage.  I recently found two new lines to carry in the shop.  You'll be the first to see them at this sale.  I just love these felt purses.  Perfect for Fall.


Yes, I also have added new bling to my vintage bling.
(The driftwood and the santos are also for sale.)


But wait, I have tons of vintage accessories packed and ready for the sale:  vintage books, spheres, trophies, urns, prints, chalkboards and cork boards, cloches, shells, cameras, antlers, wooden drawers, bar ware, maps and globes and more furniture that I didn't photograph.


The barns will be full. Guest vendors will be on the property.  They'll be food as well as great finds.
 I hope to see everyone there for a fabulous weekend.  I'll be in space #6.

Please make sure you say hello if you come to the sale.  I'd love to meet you.

Kathy

Chartreuse and Co. Market Days
4007 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD

Sale Dates
Sept. 1 from 9-5
Sept. 2  from12-4

This a not-to-be missed event.




Friday, August 24, 2012

Trina Turk

Trina Turk is a versatile designer.  She creates housewares, clothing, jewelry, rugs, and bedding as well as her signature fabric.  Her creations are hip, modern, colorful and fun.
 I love them.

Of all she comes up with, I like her fabrics, pillows, and jewelry best.  If you're not familiar with her or her contemporary style, below are some samples of her fabric designs.

Trina Turk Fabric

 
 I love this next fabric called Super Paradise Print.   It's perfect on this upholstered headboard and draperies.


Room Design by Deborah Houston Interiors


I believe that one can never have too many pillows, especially these with Trina Turk fabric.




At the moment I'm obsessed with orange.
This next pillow is made from one of my favorites of her fabrics.

Santorini Print

I loved it so much that I framed it as modern art in my family room.

Framed Trina Turk Fabric Above A Draper Dresser

And I covered an ottoman with it too.

Ottoman with Trina Turk Fabric


Bling is also my thing.  I'm coveting her jewelry too.



Who are you drooling over?



All images are from my home or from Pinterest.
Trina Turk fabric is available through Schumacher.
Banana Republic carries some of her jewelry line. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

All About Vignettes Has a Facebook Page

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I have created a Facebook page for my blog.  I know many of you check in to see what I've posted and I also know that I don't post every day.  If any of my readers would be interested, go to  my Facebook page and click on "Like".  Whenever I write a blog post you'll get a Facebook notification.   I've been putting an image and a link to the blog post on the Facebook page.   I thought this might be an easier way for readers to follow along.


Link to All About Vignettes Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-About-Vignettes/401266623243683

MAKE SURE YOU "LIKE" THE PAGE IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS OF A POST

Thanks,

Kathy


Saturday, August 18, 2012

How I Use Spheres in My Designs

A design element that I use frequently--that is besides vintage books and architectural elements--is spheres.  These orbs come in all sizes and are made from metal, wood, natural materials, and ceramics.   In a recent post I used a collection of mottled orbs in a glass cylinder on a pedestal.  This would be so easy to do. My orbs all match, but they don't have to be the same.



 You could have a mix of orbs and other materials.  I did another arrangement for Fall with acorns as my orbs,and added antlers, pine cones, nuts and berries.


Another kind of container I used was a wooden dough bowl.  It has a mix of natural items with  woven willow orbs and wooden spheres with a moss cover.


On my screened porch I placed fishing floats in a hammered metal bowl with some faux shells.



Single spheres work too and you don't have to have a container to create your vignettes.  You can use a single orb in place of a candle.  I did this on my screened porch.  Two of my candlesticks have candles and the third one has a ceramic orb.  Above the table is a metal orb that was intended for a garden ornament.  I added a chain and a fabric cord cover and suspended it.  I plan on adding a bulb and a cord to it and creating a light fixture.


Here's another candlestick in my living room with a sphere with a molded fleur-di-lis pattern on top.



I also use spheres on pedestals in my home.  I have this orb standing alone on my desk shelf, but it could just as easily be used as a bookend.


I actually used these iron spheres on pedestals as bookends in my living room.



I knew I used spheres in my home but until I started looking around I didn't realize how much they are a part of my decor.  In fact, this is part one.  Go here for part two.

Kathy




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Monday, August 13, 2012

August Stylish Patina Barn Sale

It's time for our sale again. 
Usually  I only share my merchandise.  This month I thought I'd do something different and show snippets of what my talented co-vendors have for sale too.  Enjoy.











Brushup Restorations

Store 24

Persephone



Jae

Jae

Upper Rust



Stylish Patina

Persephone

Dear Emmeline

Persephone

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Persephone

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Store 24

Store 24

Seasons NL

Seasons NL

Jae

Upper Rust

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

I hope I've tempted you with our fabulous finds.
 If you live in the Washington DC area please stop by and see us.

Kathy
Sale Dates
August 17,18,19
10am to 5pm


  4051 Stanford Ct, Frederick MD
- We are right off Rt. 15 {coming from Leesburg it's a right / coming from 270 it's a left} turn on to Mountville Rd.
- 1st left onto Winchester Blvd.
- Wind through the industrial park
- Turn right into the horse farm at Stanford Ct!  You'll see our sign at the end of the road.
*** Stanford Ct is a new road so most GPS's don't find it so use a phone mapping system or print directions from Google before you leave.
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