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.

Monday, May 8, 2017


Whooo Hoooo, the first 3 FRENCH HENS market of the year happens this Saturday.

I can't wait see everyone.

I've been quite busy getting ready.  I'll try to share more pics before the show.

Monday, April 24, 2017


My busy show season begins with The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this coming Sunday, April 30th.

I'm bringing a bunch, and, looking forward to seeing everyone.  I nearly sold out at the last faire, and, I got a chance to see where my musical cherub trio found a home.  On the mantel of my friend Chris.

So, if you're coming out, I can't wait to see you.

This is the last "indoor" Vintage Faire until the holiday show in November.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Yep, I just had oral surgery, and, I'll be going back for more. I have "interesting" roots according to my dentist.  A molar, and, a wisdom tooth I should have had removed ages ago have roots that decided to curve.  Fun times.

But enough about that.  I'm getting ready for the next Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this coming Sunday, March 26th.

After taking a couple days to recoup, I feel sooooooo far behind.  I'll try to share more pics later.

Looking forward to seeing my regulars at the faire.  It'll be inside a beautiful banquet hall.

Monday, February 27, 2017


I had a great time at The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL this past Sunday.

It was my first show of the year, and, I was pretty busy most of the day.  However, I managed to take a few pics.

Now, I'm officially in show mode.

There were lots of happy customers, which makes me happy.

Now, I have a few days, and, my next show.  The Hunt & Gather Market in Crown Point, IN.

Looking forward to seeing my locals.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2 SHOWS in a ROW

Okay, I'm starting my 2017 show season with 2 shows in a row.

This coming Sunday, February 26th, I'll be in Minooka, IL at the Vintage Faire.  You can find all the info HERE.

That will be followed by the Hunt & Gather Market in Crown Point, IN.  Find out more HERE.

I'll have a variety of items, including my handmade crowns.

ornate metal, and a bit of bling.

I'll share more photos soon.

I know some of you are coming, and, I'm looking forward to seeing you.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


As a great big THANK YOU to all my Etsy customers, I am offering a special discount of 20% off on all orders of $10 or more.  Just use COUPON CODE: VILLASPECIAL10 at checkout.

The discount is available through February 14th.  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.

Visit my Etsy shop HERE.

I'll continue to list through the weekend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What A Difference A Finial Makes

Sometimes, one little thing can make a big difference.

This candle holder base was a bit lonely.

This fleur de lis finial was black when I found it,

but, after removing the paint, and, giving it a finish that better compliments the base,

it all comes together.

Now, on to the next project.

Continuing to play around with my vast stash of metal.