Countdowns both thrill and scare me! 22 days from today I will be at Vintage Market Days of Asheville. Sure do hope you will be too! It’s not too late to get your tickets, and my personal recommendation is to purchase the VIP ticket for $20, which gets you in the entire weekend, PLUS your own designated parking area, PLUS 2 hours of shopping before the actual opening of the event to the public, PLUS…..so much more! Go to http://www.vintagemarketdays.com today and don’t delay any longer! You’ll be so glad that you did!
To peek your interest for the event, let me share a few things with you that will be heading to market (unless they sell in the shop first!)….There has been debate over what this piece actually is. I purchased it from an antique dealer and was told it was a child’s washbasin. Regardless of its intended original purpose, I would personally make it a nightstand or a chair-side table. It has two shelves inside and a lovely wood scallop top to it. A new personal favorite is this small desk. Take a peek inside the drawer and you will find a place for pens and an inkwell hole! Such a sweet pitcher and glass set. Topping this vintage mirror, what a perfect greeting for your lemonade-drinking guests!
Linens are plentiful at Burlap & Lace because I love using them! You will find table runners, dresser scarves, tablecloths, hankies, pillowcases, aprons and even vintage nightgowns!This week’s personal favorite are the candlesticks/vases. Look closely! You turn them one way, insert candles and you have the makings for a romantic dinner table. Flip them over and add flowers and you have a delightful addition to your bathroom, guest bedroom or kitchen counter.
From Radio Flyer comes this adorable shelf….for inside or out! Plenty of vintage bottles and glass to choose from this month!
Now let me whet your appetite for some items that are not currently in the shop but that will be coming to VMD….What a beauty! This chest stands proudly against a backdrop of a window or wall, perfect for bedroom or living space. Desks are always items my customers request, and this one is a beauty! Complete with keys, tucked behind those doors are shelves. A good friend once told me that every room needs an anchor of black in it. With all the farmhouse white that will be seen at VMD, I can’t wait to show you how to mix in this ebony piece to pull together a dynamite room that can boast both the farmhouse whites and some elements of black. Remember, I am taking you “home for the holidays”, centering on Thanksgiving and Christmas decor at VMD. We are in for so much fun!
Pillows make great accent pieces for any room or porch. The ones you see here will be gone after August 12. They are currently in the shop and you will not see them again until next season. That being said, if you want them, better stop in soon!
Beginning this week, I am featuring a “pillow of the month” for you to enjoy. As you may recall, my sister creates most of the pillows you find in my shop. Love these newbies!
Last thing for today that I want to share is what’s coming both to VMD and to the shop….a new artist’s work! I hope to feature her soon with a write up, but until then, let me give you a preview of what’s coming….Her pumpkins make me want to hurry home and get the turkey in the oven! Just love her style…
Hydrangeas and nests….two things I am absolutely inspired by. Stay tuned for more to come…and until we meet again,