September 13, 2009

"Vintage Barn" and Lampshades...

Yesterday was the best day ever!! 
A good friend of mine and I left our kids with our husbands, and drove 2.5 hours to Rathdrum, ID to go to the Vintage Barn Antique show. It was such a blast!! They had over 50 vendors, live country music, and tasty food. But most importantly, the most lovely antiques and hand made items!  I learned a few lessons while I was there though:
  • Just because it's September, doesn't mean you should wear black pants and a sweater. It was so hot, and everyone else wore cute skirts and cowboy boots. Oops :o)
  • Don't forget your sunglasses! And most of all.....
  • Don't forget your camera!!
I'm so, so sad that I didn't get any pictures, I would have loved to share it with you all! Next year!

But I bought an old sign that says "antiques" that I'm very excited about, and a little white bird for a bird mobile I'm working on.
Anyway, I've been working on my living room a little, and I thought I would share a few photos of what I've got going so far...


I made this wreath to hang on my mirror in the corner of the living room. It reminds me of something I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog once.
This is the pillow (the brown one) that I made after the mushroom pillow of death. I really like it, it looks like tweed, but it feels like flannel. 
And I was experimenting with bird cut-outs on this lampshade (it's a really fun thing to do)!

You just print out some coloring pages or clip art or something.....

And paste them to the back of your lampshade!


But I ended up making a flower for it instead, using the tutorial at My Mama Made It. I love it.

I still might use cut-outs on a lampshade in another room. You can't really see the cut-outs when the lamp is off, so I thought it would be cute to surprise my husband with an "I love you" cut-out when he turns on the lamp on our night stand!

Well I'm off to rest and relax with my family! Happy Sunday to you all!

10 comments:

  1. Glad to "see" you back! The antique show sounded like so much fun!

    I LOVE the ideas on the lampshade. I love the thought of having hidden messages there. Your final product turned out beautiful. How about putting the hummingbird behind so that it looks like he's going for your flower when you turn it on at night? Just a thought. :) Not sure about the etiquette of sharing thoughts like that... I don't want to come across as rude. Just thought it might be a cute way of incorporating both of your great ideas. :)

    Nori@love-2-create

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  2. Oh that's an adorable idea! Thank you! You could do that with lots of other things, too. Fun!

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  3. Ok serisously! I live in Post Falls! These are great ideas and we have gone to that sale for a couple of years now, but seriously if you loved this sale, the Farm Chick sale in Spokane in the late spring puts that one to shame!!! But my window pot rack is from that barn sale in Rathdrum and lots of things in my daughter's old room. Looks like your slump is gone! Love the shades! -Kelsee

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  4. Post Falls is about 5 miles away from Rathdrum. I didn't go this year as we have had sick kids for a few weeks, but I did go to the one in July. They do it 2 times a year. Its so strange that you live so close, you read all these great blogs and think they are worlds away, but in all actuality you are super close. Too funny. I have family in Meridian too, so its a very small world! -Kelsee

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  5. I love all of the things that you made for your living room. Everything looks like you could have bout it in a store.

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  6. I like those lampshade cutouts! And I am often too early for a season:)

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  7. I love that lampshade cutout idea! Those pillows look so rich! Wow.

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  8. Hi Diseny! I'm glad you enjoyed the show, and thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I hope you can make it our first Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market, October 2 & 3 in Spokane, Washington at the Five Mile Prairie Grange. Glad & Celia/Junebugfurnitureanddesign

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  9. I want you to know that you amaze me!! I love coming to this blog to get great ideas. I just sewed a pillow today after seeing the cute pillow on here with the ruffle going down the center. I used some left over brown raw silk and it turned out beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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