Monday, December 24, 2018


And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
St. Luke 1:35

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah: 9:6

Monday, November 19, 2018


The 3 French Hens Holiday Market was a great success.  I'm so very grateful for Traci, Monica, and everyone who worked so hard to make it happen.

Well, I tried to get a few photos, but I was super busy.  Quite a few of the items disappeared before I could get a shot.

As always, I so very grateful for my customers.

It was a whirlwind.

Coming up next will be the Holiday Vintage Faire.  Get more info HERE.

This will be followed by Sweet Pickins.  Get more info HERE.

Okay, back to work.  Looking forward to these markets.  Then, REST, lot's of REST.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


I have two upcoming Holiday Markets this month.

The 3 French Hens Winter In Paris Market,

and, The Vintage Faire Holiday Market.

I LUV the Christmas Markets.  I'll share photos as I get things a bit more organized.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


That's the theme for the upcoming 3 French Hens Holiday Market.  If you can make it, MAKE IT.

It's been a long busy show season for me, but, I've been soooooooo looking forward to this event.  It's definitely one of my favorites.

I've been working diligently to prepare.  My studio looks like a Christmas explosion.  I'll share photos as soon as I get things a little more organized.  In the meantime you can get more info about the market HERE.  There are giveaways too.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


I had a great time at the Sweet Pickins Market in Homer Glen, IL.

It was HOT, but there was a huge crowd, and, I had a lot of happy customers.

I'm very thankful.

I didn't get a chance to take too many photos.

MY NEXT SHOW will be The Vintage Faire in Minooka, IL, Sunday, September 30th.  You can get more info HERE.

Only a few more outdoor shows this year.  THEN, it's on to my CHRISTMAS shows in November.  I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


It's been a very, very, VERY busy show season for me.  Sorry I haven't been in touch for awhile.  Just stopping in to let you know that I will be a vendor at the SWEET PICKINS market in Homer Glen, IL this coming Sunday, September 16, 2018.

You can click HERE for more details, or if you have any questions.  I'm deep into working on my load for the show, but, I'll try to have a few pics soon.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


It's going to be a busy week for me.  I'm doing double duty.  I'm having another purge sale this Thursday and Friday, July 12th and 13th.

I sold a bunch at my last sale, but, I never got all the way back into the garage.  There are boxes I did not go through, and, I've decided to get rid of some things in the house. Plus, I'm constantly buying.  So, the stuff never ends.

My sale starts at 7:30am.  The sale is in Lansing, IL, 171st Street and Burnham Ave.  Look for the tan tent.

This will be followed by the 3 FRENCH HENS market on Saturday.

It's their 10 year anniversary.  There will be giveaways, prizes, and CAKE.  More info HERE.

Monday, June 11, 2018


Well, it's that time again.  Every year I reach a point where I just can't take the mounting stash in my garage (aka The Abyss).  I'm having my first garage sale of the year this Thursday, June 14th.

I've got vintage,



hardware, artwork, books, and a ton more.

The sale is in Lansing, IL, 171st Street and Burnham Ave.  The sale will be 8:00 - 3:00.  Maybe longer if I have the energy.  If you're local, come on by.  Look for the tan tent.

Okay, back to digging through boxes.  Not sure what's in some of them.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fun Find and 3 French Hens

One of my favorite recent finds is this figural planter.

She'll be coming with me to the 3 FRENCH HENS french country market this Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Click HERE for more info on the JUNE show.  Their having a GIVEAWAY too.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


With the show season in full swing, I've been pretty busy, hunting, gathering, repurposing, etc. I'll be at THE VINTAGE FAIRE this Sunday, May 27, 2018.  This is a tiny bit of what I'm bringing.

It's their first outdoor market this year, and, I'm so looking forward to it.  It's one of my favorites.

Click HERE for more info.

Looking forward to seeing my repeat customers and meeting new ones.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


I've been laying low.  I've been getting a bit of rest, selling on Etsy, waiting for "Spring" to actually start here in the midwest, etc.  However, show season has arrived, so it's time to get going.

I'm getting ready for the "indoor" Vintage Faire in Minooka,IL this Sunday, April 29th.  You can get more info by clicking HERE.

This is just a small sampling of what I'll have.  Looking forward to seeing my locals.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Alright, so, I've been getting emails about some of my older posts.  Questions regarding my painting techniques, etc.  I can't tell you how many questions I've been asked about this stand I painted nearly 6 years ago.

If you've been following me for awhile, you know that my painting is more of an artistic approach.  I rarely do things exactly the same way twice.  I experiment a lot.  I layer until I get the look I want, and on and on.  Such was the case with this stand.  I don't always use the same paint.  The base color was a grey primer, but, I don't recall what brand.  This was followed with layers of paint in various shades of white and grey.  I highlighted the details with white.

If you want to know the basics, you can check out  my OLD WORLD FINISH tutorial by clicking HERE

I've used this basic technique many times as a finish, and, as a starter before going nuts with more layers.  Although it focuses on gesso, you can use watered down paint for a similar look.  One thing I always suggest is that you practice on a scrap piece of wood before tackling a big project.

I'm also a FARRAGOZ affiliate.  A great course on creating weathered finishes, like these projects I had fun transforming.

You can also learn how to mix your own gesso.

DISCLAIMER:  I get a commission if you decide to take the FARRAGOZ course HERE.  However, I honestly think this is one of the best courses for learning aged painting techniques.

On another note, I've decided to continue my ETSY discount of 15% off on orders of $20 or more.  It may be a permanent thing.

I'm very grateful for everyone who supports my shop.  I'm continually adding new items.

Visit my shop HERE.