Monday, August 24, 2015

Follow Me to the Faire!

With just a few more days left to prepare for the Downtown Camas Vintage & Art Street Faire, I am getting butterflies in my stomach, hoping I can pull it all together!  This will be a brief post as I have designated this day for project wrap-up...and there is lots to do!

I took this photo of my daughter yesterday in an old rusty wagon that was previously red and now Antoinette pink!  The wagon is one item finished and ready for the Faire!  And here's a little tidbit for you if you're now thinking you might paint a wagon with Chalk Paint®!  It's hard to tell in the photo but I wanted a "dirty pink" so I used lots of dark wax over the Antoinette.  Now, we all know that wax is not recommended for outdoor use and I wanted this wagon to be usable outdoors, so after giving the wax a couple of days to cure, I sealed the wagon with Artisan Enhancements exterior grade Clear Topcoat Sealer.  Yes, Clear Topcoat Sealer can be used over wax!  In fact, it can also be used under wax.

Okay, back to the Faire...
I love being a part of this fun event!  

Here is a peak at some fun smalls I will have with me at the Faire.  I've been busy embellishing felted pumpkins!  So much fun!  And the concrete cherub is so precious!

I shared a little bit about the history of these wooden drawers on Facebook last week and though they will not be for sale, they will hold lots of little treasures that will certainly be available!  The drawers were built by my husband's grandfather and he made them out of the shipping crates that carried his and grandmother's belongings out west in the 40's when they moved to Camas from Tennessee!

I have quite a collection of beautiful mismatched plates to bring to the Faire as well.  Though these did not belong to my grandmother, this photo was inspired by her.  

On a recent visit with my grandma, she shared with me that as a young mom she could not afford a set of china. Determined to have pretty dishes to use, she collected mismatched china plates from garage sales and thrift stores. My mom chimed in to say how much fun setting the table was when she was a little girl. She loved choosing which unique and beautiful plate she would use. My grandma embraced shabby chic before it was trendy!

Thank you for your kind visit today!  If you live in my neck of the woods, I hope you'll stop by on Saturday and say hello!  Now, wish me luck wrapping up all of those projects today!  
Hopefully I will have more to share later in the week!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

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