Sunday, July 31, 2011

Add a little yellow

I am pretty faithful to my color pallet, but once in awhile I need a breath of fresh air, so this summer I am bringing the Sunshine in with yellow popping up in my vintage decor, it makes me happy.  Hoping you find some "yellow" in your world too!  Enjoy!  Love, Jennifer
I heart Pyrex.

I will have mine stirred not shaken.

My first Funky Junk purchase, from our first show, I bought this beautiful old pillow from Nancy of Forget Me Not.

Loading the New tractor into Old Blue!

Nathan and his new tractor!  Happiness.

I love to use vintage sheets to quickly cover outdoor furniture.

My prayer flag.

Glenn's Barn from Junebug, I store his cloth diapers here.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Vintage Whites and Somers MT

My favorite were these miniature displays, about the size of my hand!

Emma and Brooke scored feathers and patterns!

Jana and I.

This Past Saturday I was at my Uncle Herb's (yes I really do have an Uncle Herb!) 80th Birthday party on Flathead Lake MT. That morning I loaded up all the girls in the family I could and we headed across the lake to the town of Somers to visit the Vintage Whites Market.  It was a pleasure to see Vanessa, Jana and Sandy.  Mom and I scored beautiful mirrors I wish I had gotten a picture of before mom left!  And the prices were Amazing! It was such a nice day and all of us left with treasure. MY Aunt took me for a tour of Somers and with an eye for white that day I captured a few of the old white-washed buildings too.   I love this lake and the history around it, I grew up with all my summers here and enjoyed the chance to get out and do some junking in a place I treasure so!
Love, Jennifer

Friday, July 8, 2011

An afternoon with Sister's Creed

Victoria's home

Kristin, Stacey, Me and Victoria

Beautiful spread!

more loveliness!

Such a fun way to store a curling iron!

I sooo want pillows like these!

Victoria's Husband made her this amazing eating nook.

A welcoming entry way.

The Word Sister literally means "woman of our family".  The word Creed means "I believe".
When put together these two wonderful words become the  perfect definition for my dear friends and fellow vendors, the women of Sister's Creed made up of Stacey, Kristin and Victoria.
Victoria happens to live in nearby Sagle and invited me over a couple weeks ago for a kick-off to Summer with,  an afternoon of Sangrias on the patio (two of my other favorite words by the way!)
The girls all get together as often as life allows to share time in the kitchen, visit, create, tend to children and relax with one another.  When invited to join in on this I was more than thrilled!

We gathered at Victoria's home on Saturday along with Stacey, Kristen and their Sister  Kelly, who actually came up with their wonderful name.

I was so excited to see Victoria's home.  It was like entering a European loft.  with french touches, and flea market finds I found myself oohing an ahhing around every corner! 

And the food was AMAZING!  I enjoyed the salads and delicious treats well into the evening as we all visited out by the garden, getting to know one another.  I love that, I love hearing stories of how everyone came to be where they are.  Turns out that Victoria is a North Idaho native from Bonner's Ferry originally!  and her father and my grandfather most likely worked together in the logging industry!

My other treat was getting a chance to visit Victoria's studio!  I enjoyed every second of that, upstairs from the main living area is 1000 sq ft of design and crafting space, mixed with a collection of antique twin beds for the visiting grandchildren.  To me it resembled the wonderful attic bedroom in the movie Nanny McPhee.

A crafter's dream, with space for storage and work.

Love the Jadeite

I enjoyed this clever way of hanging pots!
Victoria's Kitchen just makes me happy.
Her husband invented this faucet paper towel holder.  you can find them at the next Funky Junk show!
Even the stairs were given special attention.
Wonderful galvanized tub to store toys
This is just cozy and wonderful to me! 

Victoria's collection of vintage prom dresses.  The green one is a recent purchase from my Farm Chicks booth!
A little "Funky Junk".
Love this.
A collection of dress up hats for any mood.

The idea of a room for all the grandkids to hang out in and slumber party in, mixed with a space for creating makes perfect  sense to me.  Why not take in as much as that childhood energy you can!  Victoria loves having them all together her where everyone can "play" and dream.

I was so happy to spend the afternoon getting to know the girls who bring so much creativity and genuine love to Funky Junk.  come visit them too Labor day weekend, you will leave their booth with a smile as I did heading out from my visit.
Thank you Sister's Creed, for a lovely time.  And for being you.
Love, Jennifer