Saturday, August 27, 2011

we have a winner!

We have a winner for my Cabbages & Roses giveaway!

My apologies, I am a day late on announcing the winner. We were laying in bed the other night when there was a huge explosion in our backyard. Apparently the transformer on our electric pole blew. Wow! Now that will wake a person up, it was like a cannon going off in our backyward! We have been without power until some time early this morning. I am just sooo glad it is back, selfishly, because it means I can use my blow dryer again. {smile...}

Anyway, on to the winner...

2 yards of the Cabbages & Roses fabric will find a new home with...


Congratulations, has chosen you as the lucky lady today!

Thank you to all that entered!

Email me, Amanda! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

just spreading the love...

Did you hear?

My sweet friend Andrea, over at Faded Plains is having a Cabbages & Roses giveaway, too!

2 yards of gorgeous farbic, and one of Christina Strutts books, too!

It ends on Friday, so hop over to her blog and leave a comment to get your name in!

Tell her the Urban Farmgirl said "Hi"...


And just a little giveaway ends click on the image below if you didn't get your name in yet!

Good luck, girls! I can't wait to see what the winner does with all this gorgeous fabric!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

cabbages & roses GIVEAWAY!!

I {heart} Cabbages & Roses...and I know you do, too!

 I was super excited when they asked if I would be part of a giveaway for their new line of fabric with Moda! The BEST part??? It is going to be sold in the United States, through Moda beginning in September!

To celebrate with my readers, Cabbages & Roses wants to send the lucky winner of my giveaway 1 yard of the gorgeous fabric shown below..

and a coordinating solid blue, too!

Did I mention the fabric is 54" wide, and is 55% linen/45% cotton?? Just think of the project possibilities! Need ideas?? Visit the Cabbages & Roses website for some stunning inspiration!

If you have not yet heard about C&R new collaboration with Moda, click here to read all about it and see some stunning photography on the C&R blog!

Now for the rules of the giveaway...

Easy peasy...just leave me a comment on this post telling me what you would do with the farbic!

 Would you make pillows? Cover a chair? How about a new fall skirt? Hmmm...the possibilities are endless, so do share!

Giveaway comments will close on Thursday August 25th, at midnight Central time. Winner will be chosen via and announced Friday August 26th.

Good luck, girls! I can't wait to hear your project ideas!

***comments for this giveaway are now closed***

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

new things in the shop....finally!!

Just checking in...I know I have been such a bad blogger the last couple of months. Once summer comes, my world goes crazy! I want to give a H-U-G-E THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by my booth at the flea this weekend! You never cease to amaze me with your support of my little biz. You are what keeps me painting in 110 degree heat! I love to see smiling faces when a client finds just the piece of furniture they had been looking for! I am truly humbled that you love what I much as I do.

I was really hoping to snap some pics of the furnitue I brough this weekend. But as soon as the gates flew open it was say the least! The pieces were flying out of my booth before I could snap a single pic. So....maybe next month I will be able to give you a little snippet of my space at the flea.

Anyway...what I am getting at with this long tale-of-woe about my lack of time to post this that not only have I been neglecting my blog, but my Etsy shop, too!

I did add a few new things this morning, with lots more to come tonight or tomorrow!

Always one of my favorites...a vintage Big Ben with a beautiful chippy patina!

Vintage bingo numbers...but not just your normal bingo sir, these are quite large. Perfect for a project or display!

This birdcage had me doing the "Do I keep this one or let someone else enjoy it" game. I *love* this is just so unique and pretty!

Vintage cow ear tags...and these are paper, too! I never even knew such a thing existed! These were the temporary tags they would use at cattle auctions. I just loved the typography on each card. I hope someone out there has a project just waiting for these beauties! If you need specific numbers, let me know!

Folding wooden measuring sticks...I have one on my desk in front of me as I type holds business cards!

Tarnished silver is always one of my favorite things...I am becoming quite the "hoarder" of this stuff, so someone needs to give this one a home before I do.


Hmmm...what else is coming?? Well, a beautiful large metal tool box in the most GORGEOUS shade of blue (old paint of course), more tarnished silver pieces, french books, antique maps...oh, and a couple of old metal baskets with ruffled liners!

Ok, that is for today girls. I am off to take more pics, do some laundry, clean bathrooms and weed the garden!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 1, 2011

its that time again...

You always can tell when it is "flea market time" around here. You don't hear a peep from me because I am working like crazy getting things painted for the show.

I have a long list of pieces to paint for today, so just thought I would check in and say "Hi"...and leave you with a few pics I have saved in my "furniture inspiration file" on Pinterest.

If you are coming to the flea in St Charles, IL this weekend...the weather is going to be gorgeous! I will have my regular pieces...bookcases, dressers, vanity tables, and a matching pair of gorgeous french twin beds, too!

Oh, and for those of you that have asked...I'm bringing a couple of large cabinets with chicken wire doors and a HUGE armoire that is all girly and pretty!

I found this quote on the web this morning. I think someone is trying to tell me something.


I am off to get some work done girls!

Happy Monday!