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My Mom and I had a booth at The Pec Thing a couple weekends ago. You may remember we did it for the first time last fall. We set up a touch differently this time. I do believe we had more stuff too! How is that possible?

Our booth set up was nicer this year in that we utilized the heartland pharmacy by hanging thing directly on it and we set up a long table with tall shelves at one end which gave us a nice separation from the next booth.

I also made that Super long (27′+) garland from fun vintage and new fabrics and doilies. It helped define our space and looked cute, if I do say so myself. I think I am going to try and find a space for it in my sewing space, or part of it. Otherwise it may be put up for sale on etsy soon. But I love it so much! :)

Our Goal was to get rid of the bigger stuff! :) I should have taken a picture at the end. It did look a lot different. But we still have plenty left. Surprisingly enough suitcases where not as big as they were last year. Who would have guessed? Globes are still hot though and we sold all of ours as proof.

 

We are not sure if we will be doing The Pec Thing in September. Well I know I won’t be selling, I may help my mom a little bit if she does. I am guessing having a 2-3 month old may make it a challenge.  But we hope to do it again maybe next year in one of the buildings where everything isn’t covered in dust at the end of the weekend. The only downside to the show is really the dustiness, well and how HOT it was this year. Yuck! Don’t do a Flea Market when your 9 months pregnant, it’s a little brutal! :)

 

The fun news is we are going to try really hard to get into Kane County Flea Market next spring/summer. We attended this past Saturday and feel like we would be a better fit there, along with have better traffic and more appropriate clientele. It will be a fun and exciting new venture to try another venue.

 

I hope you enjoyed the little booth tour and if your on Instagram look for a flash sale sometime later this summer. I am not sure that I will get around to it in the next three weeks before Norah is due. But you never now! :)

 

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If you have Instagram and like Vintage textiles follow my Instagram shop @woollypetalsvintage. I am having my first sale Friday Night, April 19th at 7:30pm.

 

Oh and don’t forget to check out my Dinosaur Tutorial and leave a comment for the giveaway! I will be announcing a winner this weekend.

 

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It’s been pretty sparse around here lately. The blog that is. I feel like I have been working my butt off on projects though. Stuff I am not ready to share yet as most of it needs tweeking and finishing.

But I walked around the house taking stock after Luke went down for his nap and thought I would share a couple snips of what I have been working on/ prepping for.

Prepping for a Vintage Trunk Pop up Holiday Shop! Details coming soon.

Part of our advent calendar display.

Prepping layout for Luke’s floor train table.

Working on making my shipping/wrapping area extra fun and nice since it’s in my dark basement laundry/storage room.

Making a seed stitch cowl, one skein down, two more to go.

We bit the bullet and bought a closet system from IKEA for our bedroom that has seriously inadequate closet space. Still have to trim them out so they look built in.  Oh yeah and that’s my rarely made bed in the background. ;)

Lastly I FINALLY found the perfect fabrics for the Living room that where in stock and on sale. Jackpot. I can’t wait to get these and get started.

 

Yep, so lots of stuff happening along with the other day to day schedule. You know feeding Luke and such. ;)

 

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It’s Friday and I am actually on time and joining in the Instagram fun. It has been a long couple of weeks and I am tired. In a good way. I have just had a lot of projects that are not share worthy, at least yet.  But enough about that.  Here’s a little of what we’ve been up to lately.

 

bath time is always fun for this guy /thrifting luck / sick boy

custom owls/ daddy and chicken luke / Construction Luke – he calls himself Thomas when he puts on that hat

falling backwards on the sofa is too fun / posing? future model? lol / building with daddy

finished the base for my December daily album – I will finish it this year / Luke’s b-day gift came, he wanted to open it /silly boy

Luke got a new coat / riding the escalator with daddy / I finished one dining room chair makeover

 

“washing dishes” / my new bulldog earrings, LOVE / Eskimo Luke

 

Linking up with Jeanett from Life Rearranged for her InstaFriday. Check out all the other lovely ladies.

The Dinosaur Tutorial is coming up this weekend. Sorry it’s taking longer than expected to edit. :)

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A couple weekends ago I painted my living room white.

The below photo is the best before picture I could find.  This gray/beige is Toasty Gray by Glidden.

And back to some white…

It all started when I did my picture wall. I loved the white, the contrast, the brightness. I also noticed most of the rooms I have been pinning to pinterest have white walls.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the previous color. I was just ready for a change and paint is the cheapest thing to do and change back if I hated it. But I don’t, I love it. :)

 

I made this large 3 painting by painting right over a thrifted canvas. I also made the garland for A Beautiful Mess tutorial from a couple years ago.

This is my shelving unit I made to look similar to this Restoration Hardware one. It houses my vintage brownie camera collection, some of my globes, and Luke’s toys among other thing.

I hung some vintage wire shade frames and installed a frosted globe pendant in the large one in the center that is hooked to the light switch for extra light. I also brought in this old ladder since I painted to hang quilts on or maybe Christmas stockings.  The chair was found at goodwill and I started to take it apart to attempt a reupholster myself. But I think we are just going to have it done. I am on the hunt for the perfect fabric.

This picture is taken with me sitting on the back of the gold chair under the lampshades.  The beige wall I haven’t painted yet because it goes all the way up the stairs and the ceiling is high up there. I am now contemplating making that a wood wall like the picture wall. I would probably have someone else do it though. And then you can see into the dining room from here too. Our floor plan is basically a traditional foursquare.

My favorite seat in the house. I found this seatee for $60 at an estate sale about 7 years ago and it has held up beautifully.  That wall above the sofa still need something, I am not really feeling the picture we had up there before the paint.

The sofa is getting slipcovered in charcoal gray, I found the sofa on craigslist and purchased it knowing it would be slipcovered. I have the fabric swatch that I think is perfect, I just need to launder it to see how it holds up. I am also going to slipcover the mini wingback chair my mom found for Luke. So yeah it’s not perfect, and I don’t think we have bought anything new in here. But Sarah from Handbags*N*Pigtails encouraged me to share it now, before I felt it was “finished”. :)

 

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So… Yes, I had a Flea Market Booth and I sold lots of stuff. But I also bought a few things! ;) So I thought I would share with you guys!

I found some truly fantastic stuff! Several feed sacks, some of which are bright yellow (already working on a project with these), a lovely vintage quilt top for $10 (It is in rough shape so I will be cutting it up), some fun quilt blocks,  an awesome suitcase, some mini glass ornaments, a giant world map, new england ginger ale label, a playskool wooden mailbox, the cool canvas is hand written and I LOVE it, a and can you even handle the christmas tin? I couldn’t and for $1 I HAD to buy it.

 

Yes, I may have too much fun at Flea Markets! My favorite score to date is a vintage USA pull down map in the yummiest of colors. You may have caught a glimpse of it in various home pictures. It cost me a whopping $6. Have you ever scored big or found one of your favorite treasures at a flea market?

 

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My Mom and I participated in our first Flea Market this weekend! It was awesome. This is our booth. Vintage Trunk, my mom came up with the name. We had such a blast, preparing and setting up the booth. It is so much fun to be validated by selling vintage you find to someone else.  LOVE IT. I will hopefully be doing a little etsy sale of some vintage in my currently closed woollypetalsvintage. So stayed tuned. In the meantime take a walk around our booth.

The check out area. I sketched our logo I designed onto a chalkboard for a booth sign.

Some furniture and toys.

This was a fun display of linens and kitchen utensils.

The school and travel stuff. Every one of those globes sold. And some of the luggage too.

Christmas, not as popular as we expected but we’ve still got a bit of time before the Season starts.

Some trays, lampshades, art, and fun mid century lamp, and some embroidery I did.

Some embroidery pieces will be making there way into the shop.

Lots of dishes and randoms things.

Graters, sifters, and games. Oh My!

Thermos’ and bundt tins.

Some vintage fabric garlands.

And back to the sign and the checkout spot.

We participated in The Pec Thing in Pecatonica, IL. It is a good sized show and had record attendance this weekend. If you are ever in or around Rockford (closest big city) in September or May you must attend.

We have a lot to learn, but we had a blast and did super well. I can NOT wait for the spring show. Now I get to shop some more. ;)

 

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This week and last week I have been prepping for my first Flea Market.I have a booth with my mom. I am excited, nervous, and I am sure will be exhausted after the weekend.

So this week may be a little light on posts, but I will be sure to post pictures of our booth next week. I will be taking some handmade items too, and I am contemplating a pop up shop for left over vintage after the flea.

In the meantime, here’s a bunch of the stuff before pricing. Pardon the blurry pictures these are all taken with my phone.

 

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So I finally jumped in and tackled my gallery wall! I am rather smitten. It turned out better than I expected and was really quite simple, at least thanks to Sausha from Sweet Pickins post about how she tackled a wood wall in her kitchen.

 

Okay let’s start at the beginning. My old wall, missing a couple pictures. I knew I wanted a change, not to mention we needed to add new pictures of Luke and other family. I had been tossing around the idea of a white plank wall for awhile but thought it would be to expensive, and typical pine wood planks are almost an 1″ thick which I didn’t like.  But once I saw Sausha’s post I set out to tackle this wall.

A few in process pictures. I had a helper picking up my wood. I had Home Depot cut my 8′ x 4′ strips into 2′ x 8′ strips. My husband and I then use a table saw to slice them down to just under 6″. They are by no means perfect, but I think that you probably can’t tell and if so it adds to the charm. Then I just attached them to the wall with my non compressor battery operated nail gun. I admittedly had to use a hammer to help some of the nail gun nails in.

Hanging the frames….

I had all the frames as seen in the before picture. But I have been looking at thrift stores and found the three washed wood, and then painted a third teal one. I just put pictures in the frames based on size of picture matched to frame size, but not there orientation on the wall.

I don’t have any in process pictures of hanging the pictures, but I basically do a rough layout in front of the wall, and then start in the middle and work my way out in a spiral. I judge everything from eyesight only, but I have done walls for clients in the past where I am more precise and measure everything out. I like this way a tiny bit better for my own home, plus it’s easier, which is good.

 

I cut the arrows out several weeks ago with my jigsaw not knowing where I would hang them. But once I started the wall project I knew they would fit in perfectly, they are painted a neon yellow with grey on top, then sanded down so the yellow pops through.

I stitched up this little smile embroidery and covered the hoop with vintage fabric, to add a little whimsy to the wall.

Like I said, I am smitten!

 

Have you ever done a wood wall or gallery wall? I would love to see it if you have.

 

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Sharing my instagrams with you all today and linking up with Jeanett from liferearranged. Stop by her blog to check out all the fun blogs.

Luke is taken with putting his hands in his pockets lately / Watching a Choo Choo at the park / Cooking his apple?!?!

Finished Superhero Capes to be listed in the shop this weekend / Swing / Lukes $1.99 cozy coupe from Goodwill

Working on some crinkle owls for the shop, this guy made me laugh / Splash park / Snack time – popcorn

He is learning to climb more at the park, yikes! / run-walk with a couple park breaks / I finally lowered his crib the last notch, then we played catch with his animals

I found something with my name spelled correctly. I have no clue what I will do with it but I had to buy it. / Me and my boy this week / Um yeah, it’s been a Fantastic thrifting week, all this plus more including about 8 yards of vintage fabric for $4 – I’m feeling lucky! ;)

I am woollypetals on Instagram if you want to find me. :) This is basically what I share, and how I document our days. It’s fun!

 

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