Monday, August 22, 2011

Sarah and John - Oh Happy Day!

I recently helped decorate Sarah and John's wedding at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak brook - this venue is as pretty as they come!!!  This tudor revival style estate is full of character and sits on tons of acres of woods!  Sarah has such an amazing style (which made working with her and her mother so much fun). The bride and groom's goal was to make their special day casual and relaxed!  
Here are a few pictures!

 We decorated with vintage-inspired elements that looked as though they were an original part of the venue.

Sarah thought of every detail! 
Guests felt so special and welcomed because of her personal touches!

We filled the shelves with tons of vintage items!  The photos are of Sarah and John's family - soooo cute!!  Guests were able to use this typewriter to leave them a message.

Put your dancing shoes on...

I painted this globe with chalkboard paint - it says, "there's no place we'd rather be."
(Thanks Erin for writing this for me - my handwriting is terrible!)
I covered this vintage chair with different styles of doilies!

Head Table...

Each guest table looked a little different!

All of the sweets were made by family!

Happy Monday!!
XO Traci

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Market

I finally got around to looking through my pictures from the August french market!
Monica and I shared a booth space - It turned out sooo cute!!

Don't forget our September market is in the evening, 5pm - 10pm! 
XO Traci

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Last minute...

Earlier this month Mark and I had decided a beach theme would be ideal for this weekend's Kane county market since the weather would be warm and everyone would be in the mood for the beach. 

As you can see that didn't happen - heh!!  Actually, this past Wednesday is when we decided to do a harvest theme! I told you we never really have a plan (or if we do we don't stick to it)! 
We decided on a fall theme because both of us had collected furniture and small items with fall tones; so we went with it!!  Our customers loved seeing fall items and most agreed they were ready for summer to be over - maybe they felt this way because it was super hot again this month!!

We had a such great show! 
 Looking forward to next month, hmmm...what theme should we go with!?!
XO Traci

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Etsy Items

I've been adding new items to my etsy shop that I only sell online! 
Check them out here!

When I ship an order on Etsy I like to have each purchase arrive in a fun way!
Butterflies cut from vintage maps embellish the outside and inside of each package.
I fill each package with tons of pink paper shreds!

Tons of new ribbons!


Don't forget I'll be selling at Kane County Flea Market
this Saturday and Sunday! 
I'll be in my usual spot in the poultry shed.
I have TONS of awesome antiques and one-of-a-kind items!!
Actually, I don't have room for one more item in my trailer, it is so packed!
Have a wonderful day!!
XO Traci