Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lovely May Days

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

The vintage iron patio furniture we painted in Annie Sloan Aubusson - a beautiful blue. The vintage mirror on the chair is updated with a coat of Annie Sloan Paris Grey. Also in the window, vintage Italian tole ware, new stone birds & crown, and a great pair of wings Denise painted with Annie Sloan Old White
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

Tea Anyone?
This Vintage Meriden tea set is unique in that it features two tea pots

This weekend, Vignette's is hosting a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed event for a special group of customers, so Denise and I added vintage ashtrays, a pair of crystal lamps, black gloves, and little bling to our space.
We found this great large print of Audrey Hepburn from a scene in the movie which helped to tie it all together nicely

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
I finally found another baby Jesus to put in this old altar from Mexico City, the original baby Jesus sold to a doll collector and I had to wait until my latest trip to find another one. The St. Francis statue is a newer resin statue that I painted with rust paint, I like the faux age and wear

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!