Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friends and Antiques

Friends and Antiques always go well together :)
Today, i spent time in the cute town of Snohomish with some childhood family friends. We browsed the many vintage and antique stores including the Star Center Antique Mall. Marisa and Chanel were hunting for blue glass Mason jars and silver candle sticks - which they found. I am always hunting for cheap and cool furniture, but didn't find any.
I did find this beautiful green floral print linen table cloth ($20).
Today, my favorite things were these old steamer chests with drawers and hangers! Then you can pack all your clothes and have a mini closet when you arrive. These chests bring a new, positive meaning to the phrase "living out of a suitcase."
.....I don't think you can fly with them, unfortunately.
I also had my eye on this lobster pull along toy for Elliott, but didn't get it ($35).
I fell in love with this beautiful, silk chiffon Edwardian/Titanic Era style dress ($225). I love the emerald color and attached capelet!
I did not buy, but took some photos to remember :)

I should have bought these 6 cups with saucers (only $6!)
I like the colors of this wool embroidered bedspread:
Here is a pretty fern gate - I would love to have something like this someday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

batik print banner!

The first success in my new mission to complete my nearly 100 unfinished projects....
It's a celebration banner made from beautiful batik scraps made by my friend, Annalisa, from my visit to St John, US Virgin Island. When I was working at the the textile studio there, this seemed like the best way to capture the bright variety of color and design in Annalisa's batik. These are all on retired bedsheets from Maho Bay Camps.