|Sweet 3 piece dining set friend & artist Carol Rea helped us paint and distress with Annie Sloan French Linen Chalk Paint|
|Close up of distressed chair; cream base coat with French Linen top coat allowed to dry, |
then wiped off in areas with damp cloth
With Denise feeling better and slowly getting back into the swing of spring, we've been busy painting, cleaning & creating!
Our Vignette's Booth
|The window display for April; a little vintage mixed in with a little new|
|This square birdcage is a great size & happens to fit nicely on this high wooden pedestal|
|A whimsical addition to old silver pots & tea sets- a nest & egg|
This Vintage Meriden tea set is unique in that it features two tea pots
Our Rustic Sparrow Booth
|This old wheelbarrow sold this past week, it has great patina and will make a great piece for any garden|
|Love this pair of heavy wrought iron petite vintage patio chairs, the old green vinyl seat cushions were a little too distressed so we covered them in burlap, an easy 10 minute project with charming results|
Old Escondido Clean-Up Day
We've loved getting to know the town of Escondido, home of the Rustic Sparrow and many other wonderful shops, restaurants & historic sites. I wanted the girls to experience the importance of helping out in a community so last month our friends and fellow vendors Carol & Doug, graciously allowed the kids and I to ride along and help clean up the beautiful Historic District of Old Escondido. It's an annual event they do each year where they rent large dumpsters for neighbors to come by and throw out any items. It's wonderful because those things that still have a little life left in them are saved and sold in the Old Escondido Rummage Sale.
It's a great community project and we had tons of fun!
|The Clean-Up Crew doing an Awesome Job|
|One stop shop; the Rummage Sale was conveniently held right next to the dumpsters, neighbors were able to unload unwanted items & shop for new treasures all in the same spot|
|Hopefully this chair found a nice new home in someone's yard, |
it would look great with a big potted plant on the seat
Denise is still working on a new dress form for spring/summer. Vignette's is hosting an event in June to kick off summer, it's a beach themed party so we'll be on the look out for ships & seashells.
Thanks to Everyone for their warm thoughts for Denise, she's doing Amazing and is outside working in her garden as I type this, so she's a happy camper!