Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Turquoise Tuesday


This vintage fixture is in our front hall and I could have sold it many times. 
Both our daughters want it.
So here it stays!

From half way up the stairs
                                                 photo: megan edelman photography

From underneath it!

 Standing on a chair looking straight on!  
 photo sharalee prang

Its not even plugged in
and it still looks fabulous!

Does anyone remember these from their childhood?
Should I keep it?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vintage Bark Cloth

Truly is one of my favorite fabrics.
Linking up to 
as we went on a little buying trip together!

Friday, April 26, 2013

~barkcloth and vintage fabrics~

Hello friends,

Well we are enjoying a couple sunny days here in Vancouver, still seeing our fair share of rain but the sunny days, they are just awesome!

 Life just looks a whole lot better when the sun is shining!


Today I wanted to chat with you about barkcloth. 
Have you heard of barkcloth?

 I hadn’t until a couple years ago when I met Ms L and her amazing collection of barkcloth fabrics.

Wikipedia describes barkcloth as “a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric, so named because it has a rough surface like that of tree bark. This barkcloth is usually made of densely woven cotton fibers. Historically, the fabric has been used in home furnishings, such as curtains, drapery, upholstery, and slipcovers. It is often associated with 1940s-through-1960s home fashions.”

Now Ms L has been collecting vintage fabrics forever and when my friend, Colleen of Vintage Home, set up for us to pay her a visit, I was all there!

Piles and piles of barkcloth and other vintage fabrics, all laundered and ironed and neatly folded. 
Ms L purchases barkcloth drapes and painstakingly unpicks them and cuts them into pieces of fabric.

 She told us of one pair of vintage curtains that when unpicked had money sewn into the hemming. 

Wish I knew the story behind that! 
Who sewed it in there? 
What were they saving it for?

Just look at this gorgeous emerald brocade…


I was really along just to take a look, but couldn’t resist and came home with a little stash!

 I plan to make some pillows for my beachy living room, I’ll show you once they’re done!


YOU MUST pop over to

See what Tracey bought, 
 (we will be showing you what we made with this fabulous fabric soon!

What do you think of Barkcloth, do you have any!?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MIlk Glass On White Coffee Table

on a 
Coffee table

Fabulous Milk Glass, sitting on a 
chippy white Coffee Table!
Taking these to the booth!
Do you like 
Milk Glass?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Guest Room Canadian Living Magazine May 2013

May 2013 
Design & Styling 
Colleen Sawatsky

The sweetest little Guest Cottage 
I had the opportunity to decorate!
Thanks to Lisa for this great space!

Friday, April 5, 2013


There's that colour again!
(or is this 

Either way just taking a few things to my booth!
I don't even mind that these bottles are not vintage I just love the colour of them. 
Add a stopper and they would make great kitchen soap bottles!

Do you keep your kitchen soap on the counter...in a pretty bottle?

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