Recovering from an amazing party thrown by
Kimberly, of Faded Elegance.
The 20% off Anniversary Sale lasted throughout the weekend,
and ended Monday.
What a great way to thank her customers!
The food, decor, store, drinks and prizes were flowing!
|Jill, Kimberly, Me and Katie|
(Photo credit: Faded Elegance)
Whenever we are heading into a big event, I try to bring in
something new that I have never brought in before.
This time around (thanks to a friend who shares my passion for 'junkin')
I brought in a ton of rusty old goodness.
Can you hear me squeal with delight?
These were found up in an old rickety, dark barn.
I'd have to say that this is a haul I am most excited about...
mostly because I got to hear the wonderful heartfelt stories
about these pieces....their past life.
The milk jugs are from the days when the owner (now well into his 60's) used to
wake up at 4:00 am to milk the cows before school.
The array of cowbells came from a large collection of various
types of bells. This farm used to raise goats, cows and pigs.
I have to do some research on these little bells here, but there are
intricate markings on a few that lead me to think they might have
their own story to tell.
I can't help thinking of the Saturday Night Live skit with Will Ferrell.
You know, "I need MORE COWBELL!"
I love the rope that ties three of these cool shaped bells together.
I think I giggled when I saw these at the bottom of an old box.
I have seen these before in stores, but never before with their
original leather. I love that they are slightly tattered.
So, after I cleaned off most of the dirt and cobwebs, I lugged it all in
and set it up for the big anniversary sale. Here's how that went...
This cute little wind chime was handmade from a little bell and a tiny horseshoe.
The roped bells accented my chippy door perfectly.
The wood crates I brought in really filled up the space, so it was
really all about accessorizing with all the other treasures.
I brought in some more Eastlake side chairs too.
I stenciled each of them with graphics from The Graphics Fairy.
I used the transfer method that works with freezer paper.
The tutorial on the Graphics Fairy website worked
perfectly. Just remember to follow each step, including the last one, which
is to burnish the image onto the fabric.
I also brought in a few other items...
This hobnail lamp and antique gold frames set off the
glassware nicely. The frames have a stamp on the back
that reads, "Made exclusively in Italy for Nordstrom".
How cool is that?
So, that's my venture with cowbells and flapper girls!
I hope to leave you with some Autumnal inspiration!