Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ruffles and Rust, Oh My!

On Saturday I attended the "Come Junk With Us Ruffles and Rust -A Vintage Market To Inspire." Oh goodness! I was on eye candy overload. It was very crowded. I could barely get into most of the vendor's spaces. A couple vendors had long lines weaving through or outside their wares!

I hardly took any pictures. Two, to be exact. It was just too crowded. These lovely chairs were part of Junebug Furniture and Design's space.

I don't remember who this picture was from, sorry!  I kind of regretted taking my big ole Nikon as it weighed a ton in my bag. I think my right shoulder is now about 2 inches shorter than my left.

There wasn't anything I needed. I was mostly there for inspiration and to admire all the amazing creativity. I mean, these people are truly artists! They work so hard! But I did have one mission. I wanted a new pillow for the bedroom.

Last year I got a red wooden sign on clearance at Fred Meyer for 3.99, it reads "Back at the Ranch." I don't usually use a lot of red in my home unless it's the holiday season, but I liked this sign and it ended up in the bedroom.

 I had seen Melaine's newest pillow collection on her blog My Sweet Savannah and loved them. I wandered the whole market looking at everyone's fabulous pillows, but loved Melaine's best! She had so many great choices but I finally picked one to take home with me.

I was so happy with the colors and texture of the grain sack and fabric. It is different than anything I have and will be a great addition to my comforter cover and bedding (shams are a reversible print I got at Cost Plus Imports around 3 years ago; white quilted duvet and shams are from Target.) I am still playing with combining different pillows and I'm in the process of making a burlap one with one of my favorite quotes on it to replace the thrift shop needlepoint flower pillow.

Melaine always has such great goodies to sell! Her home is filled with decor that is exactly my style. Her cottage chic look is cozy and just oozes the comforts of love and family. 

I felt inspired by the Ruffles and Rust and stayed up wayyyyyy too late Saturday night to get busy on some holiday decor for All That Jazz. Stay tuned for a sneak peek......next week!



* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*LOVE the pillow from Melaine!! Great choice!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

Dusty Devoe said...

Love the bedroom! HUGS!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I love your new pillow and your new sign fits the space perfectly :)

Ess D'Ess Bears said...

You may not have taken many photos but the ones here are great. The pillow adds a nice touch Michelle.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears

Linda said...

Love the pillow, Michelle! Looks like a fun sale, but I know how it is when it's really crowded! Looking forward to seeing your holiday decor!

Polly said...

I am soooo wishing I lived closer!! Rust and ruffles sounds like an amazing event!!

I love your bedding combination....the pop of red is just perfect!!

Those chairs in the first photo are TO DIE FOR!! You know, my mom has an old chair like that in her junk room. Wonder if would be hard to reupholster it? Hmmmmm.....I feel another project looming!! :-)

Hope your week is going well!!



Sares said...

Looks like so much fun! Wish I could have gone with you. I like your pillow, I think you made a great choice!