A year ago at Christmastime I started seeing letterboards popping up in my Instagram feed. I soon decided I needed one (or three) of my own. I bought my first one soon after the new year last year – the small one called the Poet. I bought my letterboards from Letterfolk, a US based company, run by a husband and wife team. I love that I can have these beautiful boards in my home and support another small business and family at the same time. I bought the Writer and the Wordsmith during a sale they had last year, and I use them for business purposes usually. I use them for pricing, or for shop info.
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Today I have a (affiliate link)book review for you. A book called Hand Me Down Husband. It took me a bit longer to get this up than I meant for it to – I pre-ordered the book and read it as soon as it arrived in my mailbox. But then I loaned it out before I took pics of it. So I’m just now getting to it.
I love mail delivery time. I always have. I remember as a little girl, running down our lane to check the mail. I’d see the mail man come and I would race to get to the box first. We knew our mailman, he went to our church, and we thought that was pretty cool. Sometimes if he had a package too big to fit in the box at the end of the lane, he’d drive up and honk the horn, and someone would run out and get the package from him.
How about a giveaway?! If you like candles (and it IS the season for burning candles!) and if you like jewelry, and surprises then you will be delighted with what I’m giving away today! Rafflecoptor is at the bottom of this post.
Recently a friend asked me if I would like some homemade soap to try out. Of course! I love a good bar of soap, and homemade is great. Especially if it’s homemade that I didn’t have to make 😀 I’ve used up one bar of soap and am on my second and now I want to share with you what it is, where you can get some, and why you should!
The Old Arcana. It’s a restaurant in Arcanum, Ohio, and it adjoins the storefront I am now putting my vintage and handmade items in. I posted yesterday about my storefront – and totally forgot to add the location to that post! It’s Arcanum, Ohio peeps! Google will lead you right to it. Siri will not recognize the word Arcanum but your map on your phone will find it just fine if you type it in. Guess when Siri was recording they forgot to include some of the off-the-beaten-path towns 😀
I’m finally getting back to the blog to share the pics I took of some of the other vendors at The Summer Market. I’ve been being lazy – I just cannot get my energy back and my creativity flowing much. Hopefully soon.
I’ve been having requests for a slipcover tutorial. And I’m happy to tell you that it is in the works. Hopefully very soon. I happen to have aquired a couple really nice, vintage wingbacks for our home and they need to be slipcovered. My plan is to do the best I can getting photos of the whole process with the first one and do a video tutorial with the second. I’ve never worked with videos much so this will be a trial and error thing I’m sure! I’ll get going on those as soon as I decide what fabric I am using for the covers.
I haven’t disappeared completely I promise! I’ve been sleeping, cleaning my house, sleeping, keeping appointments, and sleeping some more. I’m starting to feel a bit caught up – and now I have to dive in and meet some deadlines. But I wanted to update you and let you know I’m still alive! If you follow me on Instagram you know I’m still here and you’ve seen some of what I brought home from the flea, what my workroom looks like, and a bit of my newly decorated ‘mantle’.
All the photos I’m sharing today are from my iPhone and are straight from it. No editing – I just didn’t have time. I am already falling behind on some deadlines so this had to be quick.
Here is our booth in The Vintage Marketplace at The Springfield Flea, Springfield, Ohio.
This weekend it’s all about the flea. The Vintage Marketplace sets up big tents at the Springfield flea in Springfield Ohio and rents out booth spaces inside them. It’s a huge undertaking to set up and run a show at a 3 day flea. I am set up with Stacy from Stacy Morgan Designs. She has all the great pieces that really make the booth a showplace and I added a few of my creations and vintage finds.
A few weeks ago I went to a school sale. The school I went to. It was a small church school, at it has made some changes over the years and they decided it was time to get rid of all the extra stuff they had around that wasn’t being used anymore. I didn’t make it till the last day of the sale but I still managed to find quite a pile of fun stuff. I try not to think about what I missed by not being there the first day!
A couple weeks ago I made a trip to IKEA and then headed to Columbus to drop off stuff at Feather Your Nest in Pickerington. I picked up some fun things both places. Fabric and Milk Paint to add to my stash 😀