Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A few more great finds

Last night, while browsing my blogroll, I came across Notes From a Cottage Industry's post on last weekend's Camas Vintage Street Faire.  I was ecstatic to see all of her lovely photos of the occasion, and especially thrilled when I happened upon a picture of the very table that I was telling you about with the very benches that I purchased. 

Here was the set-up that I fell in love with.  Minus the overly large centerpiece.  That wouldn't work if you're into talking to those you're sharing dinner with. 
Of course all of the pictures are worth checking out, so hop on over to the above link.

Speaking of good finds, my sis, Amber, did an awesome rehab project on an item she purchased from Goodwill, while visiting.  She also writes wonderful fairy tales with a twist,
so you should check out her post.

Here is the beautiful AFTER:

While Amber was here, we also made a visit to Home Goods, where I picked up this life-appropriate piece:


This needs to be in a place where it gets read EVERY day.  I've been married now going on five years and already I find myself wishing things were simpler--like they used to be.  Although times have changed now that we are parenting two young children and we're running a large operating business, there is no reason we can't aspire to making our life a bit more simple.  But how do we? 

I sense a post on this subject coming very soon.

Finally, is this lovely wall hanging from Burlap Luxe.
When I laid eyes on it, I had to have it.

photo courtesy of Burlap Luxe

Dore, the artist, shares the beautiful story on her blog that inspired this piece.  When I read it, it reminded me so much of my Brooklynn and her tender, sweet soul.  She is the same sort of spirit who would tell another, "sing and fly."  And it is the same message that I want for her.

Thank you Dore for sharing your talents with strangers!  I am still very touched by this piece!
It's final resting place is still unknown, however, I plan to keep it in Brooklynn's room.

You can find more of Dore's pieces in her Etsy shop.  They are beautiful!


shannon September 5, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

I'm loving your posts on all these great finds and vintage inspiration... So much fun! You'll have to take me with you next time you go on a search for such things :) Also I love that "sing and fly" wall hanging... very appropriate for Brooklyn

Cassie September 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

Shan- I would love to go vintage hunting and antique shopping with you! Maybe the one in Sept.? xo

AmyK September 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

I'm not too far from Camas--too bad I missed it!

Cassie September 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

AmyK--Isn't Camas full of surprises?! Camas Antiques is hosting a holiday show in November, I believe. That will be worth seeing I bet!

JMay September 13, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

I LOVE the sing & fly one, so perfect!!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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