Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Oh my, it's been awhile.  I've had a lot going on.  To friends and family dealing with illnesses, storms, storm aftermaths, tragedies, etc., to everyday life.

I'm about to have my second, and, last sale of the year.

I'll have pretty, salvage, primitive, shabby, industrial, etc.  I'll have boutique set-ups, and, boxes of miscellaneous items to dig through.  Come on out if you can.  I may or may not do this next year.

My sale will be October 20th and 21st, from 9:00-3:00.  The location is 171st Street (one hundred seventh first street) and Burnham Ave., in Lansing, IL.  Look for the tan tent and piles of stuff.

After my sale I'll be in full blown show mode.

I'll be at the last outdoor October Vintage Faire  and their Holiday Vintage Faire in November.

I'll be at the Kane County Flea Market (Saturday Only, November 4th)

Also, you can find me at the fabulous 3 French Hens Holiday Market.


Saturday, August 26, 2017


It was harder having a sale at my house, than setting up at a show.  It took me a good chunk of the week to recover.  I'm very grateful for everyone who stopped by, especially people who were just driving by and bought piles.

Now, I'm getting ready for The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this Sunday, August 27th.

See ya soon.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


I've been working like crazy to get ready for my sale this Friday, and Saturday.

You see, my goal is to eventually get my garage to look like my back room here.

However, I don't think I'm going to reach that goal this time.  There are piles of stuff to go through still.

I've got pretty, salvage, primitive, industrial, etc.  There will be boutique-like set ups, and, boxes to dig through.  Come on out.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

The sale will be August 18th and 19th, from 8:00-3:00.  The location is 171st (one hundred seventy first street) and Burnham Ave., in Lansing, IL.  Look for the tan tent.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


At this time of the year, I've usually had at least one sale.  However, I've been very busy, and, my garage (aka The Abyss) is a little scarier than usual.   So, although I'm still working on it, I'm having a sale August 18th and 19th.

No, this is not my garage.  I WISH.  This is my little studio/backroom.

My sale is in Lansing, IL, at 171st and Burnham Ave.  There will be a tent out front. The sale will be under the tent, on the lawn, in the driveway, garage, and, backroom.  WHEW.

I'll share more photos as I get things organized.

Until then, my next show will be the 3 French Hens French Country Market in Morris, IL, August 12th.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


We've had some hot and humid days recently, and, if you know me, you know I'm not a hot weather person.  I kinda hibernate in the air conditioning.  However, the last couple days have been cooler, and, beautiful.

So, I've been getting ready for the July Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL.  Click HERE for more info.

I'm also getting ready for a sale.  My garage (aka The Abyss) had become overwhelming again.  I haven't had a sale this year.  IT'S TIME, and, IT'S GOING TO BE HUGE.  I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, July 9, 2017


It was a super beautiful sunny day at the 3 French Hens Market.

There was a huge crowd from start to finish.

I still managed to get a few photos to share.

I sold every single one of the vintage metal bins I shared in my last post.  Folks were buying multiples.  All I did was clean them up, and, add a weathered number to each one.

This beautiful lady purchased one of my favorite finds.  I vintage shawl paired with a laced hanger.  I found the combo at a moving sale.

The collapsible fleur-de-lis plant stand above left a very happy young lady.  You can see her looking back in the next photo.

It was a very successful day, 

and, I'm very grateful. My friend Rhonda did very well also.

Time for a little rest.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


I'll be at the 3 French Hens French Country Market in Morris, IL this Saturday.

I'll be bringing lots of ornate trays, frames, and, decorative items, along with a bunch of vintage metal bins I recently picked up at a sale.

I spotted two of these bins at a sale.  They had nails in them.  I asked if I could just buy the bins.  The lady said yes, and, asked me if I'd be interested in the rest she had stored in the attic.  YES.

These are great for storage, as planters, etc.

Looking forward to seeing my regulars, and, meeting new customers at the market.

Click HERE for more info.

Friday, June 23, 2017

IRON LOVE and My Next Show

I've been a little under the weather the last couple weeks.  A bug, allergy, fatigue, etc.  However, that never stops me from dragging myself out to hunt.

I unearthed this old iron gate in the back of a dark garage.  It's HEAVY, and, I love it.

I'm bringing it with me to The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this Sunday, June 25th.

I have a lot packed already, but, here are a few of the other items I'm bringing.

I'm also getting ready to have a gigantic sale.  I'll keep you posted.  My garage (aka The Abyss) is starting to overflow again.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


I'm getting ready for the Kane County Flea Market  in St. Charles, IL this weekend (June 3rd and 4th).

Not a small feat, as I had two root canals last week.  Yes, TWO. It took me a week to start feeling normal again.

We also celebrated my husband, and my youngest son's birthday this week.  Our wedding anniversary is on the 3rd  (the same day as the first day of  Kane County).

Still I managed to hunt down finds, fix, paint, and repurpose tons of stuff.  I already have two stacks of containers packed and a lot more to do.

Looking forward to the weekend, and, collapsing afterward.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Shows and Shopping

That pretty much sums up the next six months for me.

The garage, estate, and, town wide sales are in full swing around here.

I've been hunting and gathering.

I also have a rather extensive line up of shows.  I had a great time at the 3 French Hens market.  I was so busy, I didn't get to take a lot of photos.

The cherub chandelier (top right) didn't sell.  I'm going to give it a makeover.

My friend Rhonda and I had a great show.  The 3 French Hens was swarming with happy customers. I'm feeling quite grateful.

I'll be at the Kane County Flea Market, June 3rd and 4th in the poultry building.  This will be my first Kane this year, and, I'm sooooo looking forward to seeing everyone.

I'll keep you posted on upcoming shows.