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craft fair table set up…

I had a fair for “les journées de la culture” organized by our local library. Tables were free since it was to feature the local artists and crafters 🙂

Craft fair set up

Traffic was pretty low (with a burst on sunday) but somehow I ended up making more sales than last year… Sales were the cherry on top since I was there to really engaged with people and get some feedbacks.

Craft fair set up

And I got lots! I was shoveled  with nice comments, great feedbacks and positive thoughts! Love that! I was a bit less committed with my sewing for the last couple of weeks and that gave me the push I needed to go back to it 🙂

I did things differently with my set up than last time…

Craft fair set up

First, I went wild with the spray paint last week!!! I spray paint all of my “furniture display” stuff for a more unified look. And of course it had to be red! lol

Craft fair set up

I found a vintage wooden wine bottle holder at the charity shop and I thought it would make a good holder for my rolled up scarves and it would certainly free more space on the table.

Craft fair set up

Love the look, love the organization, love the reuse, love the vintage.

I found out that the vintage strawberry pyrex I had was fitting nicely with my cocktail clutches so it got a new use 🙂

Craft fair set up

(and the strawberries are red, right?!)

Spray painted the wicker baskets I have too (told you I went wild!) and rearrange them differently.

Craft fair set up

And 2 days before the show, I went back to the charity shop to have a look around and found the metal RED magazine holder…

Craft fair set up

I mean, I just snatched it up! and I love how it keeps my clutches and pouches upright  as well as freeing more space!

I’m beginning to like my table set up now 🙂

Craft fair set up

but I was lucky since the table was 8′ long and I had walls to put the bigger bags on…

Craft fair set up

still don’t know how I will put my stuff on a 6′ table with no walls… I might ask my dad to make me a coat hanger (the tree style) for the bags but I still hope to find one at the charity shop 🙂

Donc un petit résumé pour les journées de la culture! Ce fut intéressant, mais un peu long vu le peu d’achalandage. J’ai fait plus de ventes que l’an passé par contre! Mais ça c’est la cerise sur le sunday comme on dit! J’aime beaucoup jaser avec le monde et recevoir tous ces commentaires positifs 😉 J’ai changé l’allure de ma table! J’y suis allée joyeusement avec la peinture en spray (rouge bien sûr!) pour avoir un coup d’oeil plus uniforme. J’ai trouvé aussi de nouveaux usages à certains accessoires comme le vieux porte-bouteille de vin qui tient maintenant mes foulards roulés sur la table et le moule à pain en pyrex que j’ai utilisé pour mes petits sacs cocktails! J’ai même trouvé, 2 jours avant l’expo, un porte revues en métal ROUGE! il tient maintenant d’autres sacs 🙂


Thrifty finds!

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It has been awhile since I posted some thrifty finds 😉

Here you go, fresh from my last trip…

thrifty finds...

I know… more laces… But they are so cute and vintage looking! And I made some clean out in my lace bin (and sending some to a refashion blogger!) so now they fit all nicely in 😉  I will list the glasses and bowls in my vintage shop (just need to write out the listings…)

Got some nice bit of coupon size fabrics too!

thrifty finds...

I couldn’t pass up the RED fabric with neckties AND shirts… Man, isn’t it awesome?! I need to find something for it, maybe it will do as a lining for my future bag… which I choose the pattern for… But I won’t tell you which one! And no, it’s not one from the voting. ha!

I think the blue and red stripes ones are going to be cut into bias tapes. And I can see a dress for Camille out of the yellow stripes! (I’ve got loads of this one)

thrifty finds...

Since Camille wanted a spice cabinet of her own, I’ll make something out of this baby. I want to try a new technique 😉

The total for all of that??? a whooping 11$. Not bad 😉

I also found on a previous trip this fabric…

fabric for my new shower curtain to be!

I’ll show you tomorrow what I did with it!

En Français SVP!

Un petit tour au centre bénévole… J’en suis revenue avec plusieurs items 🙂 Des verres et bols qui iront dans ma boutique rétro très bientôt. Beaucoup de dentelles, j’aime la dentelle! Quelques coupons de tissus (avez-vous vu le tissu rouge avec cravates et chemises!!? trop cool!) Je verrais bien une robe pour Camille avec le tissu blanc et jaune! Et une armoire à épices pour la chambre de Camillou. J’ai bien hâte de la refaire, je vais essayer une nouvelle technique! Tout cela pour un gros 11$! 🙂 La dernière photo, celle du tissu avec fleurs, je vous montre demain ce que j’en ai fait!

Old spice…

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It has been awhile… I really wanted to try my hand at refinishing a furniture (didn’t have anything particular in mind.). But 2 things always got in the way:

First I don’t have lots of space for this big of a project.

Second, time… Just can’t have enough for all the projects I wanna do!

Butttt, I found something that wasn’t taking too much space and would not take too much time! An old spice cabinet!

Spice cabinet redo

I found this one at the thrift shop for a whooping one buck. It was screaming seventies and was just plain ugly. Why not try to rejuvenate  it? or should I say,  age it?!

Let’s go for a…

Spice cabinet redo
I almost used the same technique as in my plywood background tut .

Firstly, I sanded the thing slightly.

Then, put a coat of primer (I used some leftover from the girls room painting).

Painted 2 coat of matted white  paint (again from leftovers). Here it is after its 2 coats of paint.

Spice cabinet redo

Already better looking isn’t it?!

Sanded it with a 120 grit sand paper and used a steel wool to add more aging.

Spice cabinet redo
I really like it, and I think it’s looking so much better now! It will find a home in my sewing room and will be useful holding my bead jars…

Spice cabinet redo

unless Camille claims it…

Spice cabinet redo

(Has anyone noticed my “new” second plywood?? hehe)

If you wanna see a before/after picture…

Spice cabinet redo

I used some frames I sprayed paint white for Camille’s room as a prop in the photo booth we did for Julien’s birthday. They ended up all chipped after the day so I decided to distressed them too! (I think I’m addicted…)

distressed frames

I love the way the old gold paint is showing under 🙂

distressed frames


Pour ma belle amie! 

Un petit changement pour une vieille armoire à épices achetée 1$ au centre bénévole! À peu près la même technique que mon plywood… Sablage, primer, 2 couches de peinture, sablage léger avec du 120 et laine d’acier pour vieillir un peu plus! Les cadres sont ceux de Camille que nous avions utilisé pour les photos durant la fête de Julien. Vu qu’ils étaient un peu maganés, j’ai vieilli un peu ceux-là aussi! On voit donc la peinture originale qui était dorée 😉


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I went to the “thrift store” today, and I might say I scored some cool stuff 🙂

First, enough t-shirts to make 8 new scarves…!

soon to be scarves
And some vintage fabric (loads of it), vintage purple trim, a baggie of vintage button, some sequin embellishments (envisioning some headbands here…) and a yellow ice tray with banana forms… Why do you need to make ice in banana form will you ask me?! well I’ll show you soon 🙂
Thrift finds

Does anyone wonder what is the silver metal thingy at the back? I was intrigued too when I saw it and Opened it up to find out…
Vintage tray

YES! a tiered tray! Isn’t it beautiful!??? Love it to bits 🙂 I’m keeping it all for myself and can’t wait to throw a party so I could use it lol!

All of this stuff (with a dress for rachel, a hat for camille, 3 blouses for sewing ) for    8.50$ !    today is good!

I’ve been busy….

Isn’t amazing how time flies? I’ve been quite busy this week 🙂

Look at the pictures I’ve done! I’m extremely pleased with them and I’m beginning to be a bit good with the photo editing thing ha! If I just could understand that much what “branding” really means… 😉

Now for the “big” news….! I’ve open my vintage shop! really! Now you can find it here. Here’s my banner:

My mother asked why that name… Well, first, it wasn’t taken (belive me, it was hard finding something not taken already!). I love retro things, my favorite color IS red, and I’m french canadian, so a frog! And a wanted a funny name 🙂 😉

So the pictures above are all items you can find in there and there’s already a bit more. I’ll be adding more during the coming days as I didn’t even list half of it. I’ve been accumulating stuff for many months now and I really needed to open the shop so I could get rid of some lol! It’s hard not to keep much of it haha! If you will be kind enough to leave a feedback if you visit the shop I would really appreciate it (pictures, descriptions, typos, grammar…)!