01 March 2009

Latest vintage finds

Lisa and I made it to Polk County Flea Market today, a small monthly indoor flea market we love to attend whenever we can!! I was truly delighted with what I found!!

This adorable handmade little chest of drawers will get some vintage glass knobs...

... and I probably won't change anything on this ladder style little cabinet!!

I love these vintage prize ribbons!!

I got a great deal on these baskets!!

Friday I also found at a local antique mall some vintage fabric and an adorable vintage quilt with the most delicious roses!!

I have finally finished sewing my crown button pillow!! I simply added a ruffle using a vintage inspired fabric. The fabric I wanted to use was a bit more intense than I wanted, so I bleached it, then gave it a tea bath to get the right tone!! You can see the original fabric on the left and the transformed fabric on the right... I am thrilled with the result!

I am deep in preparations for the Portland Antiques Expo this weekend, and still have a ton to do!! Of course, this is also the week when I have to finish a small quilt from my son's kindergarten class for a fundraiser event, and also fulfill my duties as concessions co-chair for the biggest gymnastics meet (also this weekend) at my daughters gym...!!! Aye, aye, aye!!! Wish me luck!!


  1. Hi Isabel
    A fruitful day out for you, what lovely finds. I like the cushion, clever use of buttons. I love buttons. Good luck finishing the quilt on time!
    Isabelle x

  2. Sounds like a busy week for you Isabel. Your crown button pillow is just lovely! Love your weekend finds too!

  3. That pillow!!! Oh wow...thats gonna cause some waves around town...can I show it? And send them over here? I want one :)
    No telling what it would cost...(thinking out loud here!)

  4. the buttons make the pillow approachable....very nice.

  5. Omigosh! I loved everything!

  6. Oh you lucky girl you!!! I love that little piece with the drawers...lovely post!! Chrissy

  7. Great stuff! I especially like your pillow, the cabinet and that rose-strewn quilt!

  8. Hi Isabel,
    Your pillow is really, really a job well done!
    Lovely finds! The quilt looks so much like a Ralph Loren print that was highly in demand a few years ago. Think it was called "Emma".
    Wish I could see all of my friends at the Expo, but we will be at the OR Coast. Good luck with all your duties :o)
    PS Are not ready to part with my Victorian boots yet :o)

  9. Great finds.. Don't you just love it when you find great things like that beautiful quilt.. WOW

  10. What great finds!! That quilt is fabulous!! Oh boyo that fabric is divine! Ooohhh and your crown pillow is KILLER!! I LOVES it!!! Great shopping! Vanna

  11. so far we're on all the same pages...found you over at farmgirlcyn's...pop on over!

  12. I am so in love with your pillow!!! If you make any to sell please let me know.

    Also, I am looking for your post where you covered a lamp shade in lace scraps. Do you remember when you posted that?

    Thank you dear creative one!

  13. Good luck! Wish I could stop by and say hi in the expo this weekend. Sad to say, I will be out of town. Next time.

    I love the little drawers.

  14. Hello Isabel and many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I've really enjoyed reading through both your blogs (the story of your grandparents was fabulous!)and you have a beautiful family. Your collections and the treasures you find and create are gorgeous - what a great idea to make a crown from pearl buttons, it's really lovely.

    Enjoy your busy week.

  15. Hi Isabel,
    Great finds! I love that white box/basket with the wood handle! And of course, the beautiful rose fabric. :)
    Your button crown pillow turned so pretty.
    Oh, and I loved looking through your beautiful collections in the last post.
    Have a great time at the show!

    Kimberly :)

  16. Awesome pillow! And if I was closer I would buy that white wicker basket from you. I just love those old funeral baskets. I want to use some for a wedding I'm doing this summer!

  17. Great finds! Love the little stair step drawers, that is just too cute. Your pillow turned out fabulous. Good luck at the show. Know you will have more great pictures for us. blessings, carrell

  18. Hi, I'm new to your blog. The first little chest is beyond sweet!

  19. Gorgeous find, Isabel! I'm a cabinet lover too!


  20. wonderful...I love the crownbutton pillow!!1

  21. Beautiful finds and I love the pillow! Thanks so much for participating in my Creative Inspiration Giveaway!

  22. I love that pillow, so pretty and that little chest of drawers. Here's to your week being somewhat peaceful with all your projects and antique show. Have fun!

  23. Love the chest of drawers.You always have an eye for treasures. And that crown pillow you made...FANTASTIC!

  24. What gorgeous treasures!!! I love them all! Hope you get everything finished that you want to this week :) xxoo, Dawn

  25. i can't see straight, i love your finds sooooo much. especially that sweet, sweet, faded rose quilt and that incredible crown pillow case you stitched!!! WOW, WOW, WOW.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. Great finds! I really liked the post about your collections...I am jealous! Not about your stuff (it is way cool, though) but that you have it all together and is soo easy in this business to be over-run with *stuff*! Great job! Have a great weekend at the expo!

  27. I just bumped into your blog and this older post of yours by accident. I just love what you've done with the floral fabric and that button crown is great idea. If you don't mind I might use that idea in my own clothing someday =)


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