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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Rosebud Mercantile

Last week I made a trip back out to the Rosebud Mercantile. I had heard that things were looking a bit bare, so it was time to restock before the last few shows of the summer. I thought I would share a few of the items that I took with me.

I decided to take a bit of a risk with this cabinet. This turquoise is my salute to the last few weeks of summer. It feels so beachy and sunny. As everyone who reads this blog know, I am hooked on the trendy chevron stripe right now. I thought that those sliding doors needed a little extra punch and I am very happy with the result. I really distressed this piece so it feels weathered and has more character. It has tons of storage too! So great for extra dishes, games or even as a little bar....

I have been working on doing some fun things with these old window frames with the glass in good condition. I tried applying a chalkboard surface to them, leaving a little 'frame' of sorts around it so when hung on the wall, a little bit of the wall colour will show through. I really like them and think they are pretty unique although I am sure I am not the first person to do this! I tried it on the square vintage red frame in the 2nd and 3rd pictures as well. What do you think? A bit of a statement maybe....? 

In the 3rd picture you can see the cute little twin headboard which would work well on bed (obviously), but also as a way to layer some interesting decor items on a large mantle, in a garden or on a large display area that some houses have in the entry ways. 

The headboard is sitting on a funky grey bench which sort of blends in to the background, but it was a great find! I love the legs and the length is perfect for an entryway or even at a standard table.

This is just a great little nightstand. It is pretty and sweet. I thought I would transition to some more earthy colours as we move into fall. This is a lovely plum with black and white wallpaper on the back and lining the drawer.

I am not done with coral yet! This is a two tiered telephone type table that is just cool. I love it with the blue for a very fresh feeling.

I tried adding a little interest to the top BookPage Wreath and ended up with an ombre effect. It is subtle, but makes it interesting.

The second wreath is made of an old atlas book ~ lots of maps and charts. Good for the person who likes to travel (or hopes to!).

The third is more of the standard wreath. I still love the way this looks on a wall. Unusual and very interesting!

I feel so fortunate to be able to have my things here in such a lovely place. The shows are great and the food is good. If you are looking for a place to spend a weekend afternoon, check out the fall schedule and take the drive!

I am working on the finishing touches for my 9 year old daughter's room and I hope to share it soon! 

Monday, 27 August 2012

New Listing!

I think that I am back to a more or less regular schedule, although I think I will need to change my listing day from Monday.... I need to see how things go with the kids back to school, etc. 

I have to apologize for the "staging" of this piece. My husband has been out of commission with an ACL repair and so I don't have the extra set of muscles to help me move this into the house. It is pretty big and heavy so I decided to leave it in my garage. If it is not enough to catch a glimpse of the bikes and dusty floor, it is also garbage day in our neighbourhood so if you look carefully, you can see our trash bags reflected in the glass of this pretty piece. I just ask you to use your imagination!

Shabby China Cabinet

This piece has been primed and then painted a very creamy white. There is lots of distressing on the details to give it some shabby flair. 

I lined the back with a chocolate wallpaper with a cream diamond pattern. It adds a bit of a contemporary flavour....

(the double image is a result of the refection in the glass shelves)

This cabinet is perfect for displaying a collection on the glass shelves (with a plate groove along the back wood support) as there is a light which shows everything off in an elegant way.

There is also lots of storage down below with 2 large doors and a shelf as well as a drawer for cutlery or smaller items.

This is a large and functional cabinet with a very neutral palette that would be at home in many types of settings.

It measures
70 inches high
42.75 inches wide
16 inches deep

It is large and is one piece so it will require a truck, suv or van to move it. It fit nicely into the back of my brother's minivan with no problem (thank-you Ben!).

Twin Grey Side Tables

They each measure:
21 inches high
17 inches wide
29 inches long

As always, if you are interested in any of these items, they are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact me through email at or by text 403.700.0877.