Monthly Archives: June 2013

Elkhorn Flea Market

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The weather was beautiful today at the Elkhorn Flea Market outside of Lake Geneva.  My friend Janie and I both thought the coffee table crafted with watch faces and parts under clear epoxy was super cute.  Even thought it is almost July, one dealer brought a wonderful collection of vintage lambswool and angora sweaters.  The coral colored one came home with me and Janie found a lovely antique Sarouk Persian oriental rug for her new home.  A perfect flea market day, spent with a good friend, even better.

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Chicago Blackhawks

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Vintage Metal Gliders

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I’ve been obsessed with vintage metal porch gliders for years.  I have always wanted to swing or rock on the  porch.  The pictures above are vintage metal gliders and bounce chairs that have been refurbished in bright colors.  Today, I finally found the glider below on Craigslist which I plan on repainting quilt style.  I haven’t decided on the final color, but it will be a fun combination of yellow, green and white.  I can’t wait to show your the after pictures.  Check back.

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Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair

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 I drove up to the Lake County Fairgrounds yesterday in a driving thunderstorm only to walk in and the first thing I see is this adorable hooked rug with the saying, Rain, Rain, Go Away.  How appropriate.  The day was filled with fabulous bright color and eye candy for the fiber artist.  I am definitely making one of these intricate shawls for myself.   I adored the Zig Zag Sock Yarn Baby Pram blanket which is a free download on Raverlry click Here.  And Emily Parson made wonderful hand dyed Magic Balls of  sock yarn which she sells in her Etsy shop and all you have to do is knit.  This is also now on my to knit list.  I have never tried spinning but the weavers were out in full force with fresh designs and lovely hand dyed wool.  Tempting.

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Cottage Porch Rug

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While in Michigan this weekend, I took a break from cleaning the cottage and stopped by Pier One Imports.  They had some really cute colorful wicker chairs.  Chairs are something we have plenty of but the blue outdoor rug came home with me.

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Craigslist Makeover

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Found on Craigslist:  Queen Bed $40

 

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At home in the cottage.  You gotta love the power of paint.

Linking to:  Wow Us Wednesdays, Furniture Friday, Metamorphosis Monday

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Date Night: Fleetwood Mac

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A birthday gift from my daughter!  The last time I saw Fleetwood Mac in concert?  Purdue University 1975, my freshmen year in college.  All four of my children know the words to Landslide one of my all time favorite songs and Number One on my iPod.  Can’t wait.  Thanks, Elle.

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Country Living Fair 2013

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Here are a few shots from the Country Living Fair that we visited last weekend.  I have been in lake cottage mode lately looking for different ideas.  You can read an entire recap of our trip over at Erin’s Blog, Just Grand, she gives a full accounting of our fun getaway weekend.  I most enjoyed spending time and meeting more of Erin’s family.  They were delightful.  And the highlight of our trip?  The Walkway Over The Hudson below.

 

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Road Trip: Country Living Fair

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Erin (Just Grand) and I have decided to take a little road trip.  Back next week with a full report.

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Peonies in Bloom

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Pixie Doorstop

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The month of May has finally ended and I can hear my entire family breathing a sigh of relief.  May is their least favorite month.  My husband calls it the May Trifecta.  My Birthday, Mother’s Day and our Anniversary all within 10 days of each other.  Pure torture.  Everyone thinks I am difficult to buy for.  I’m not.  This year, the above vintage Pixie Doorstop was my birthday surprise.  Found:  Great Lakes Antique Mall, Coloma, MI on the way to pick up our daughter from Univ. of Michigan for the summer.  Love it.

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