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Monday, November 7, 2011

Time change, STILL Painting, and Flea Market Treasures.

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Wow, the time change has me confused this year. Never in my life has it affected me like this. I've been wide awake since 3:45 this morning, waiting for it to get light outside so that I could paint a little before going to work. Yep, that's right, I'm still painting. Champagne  over moss green will NOT cover in one coat no matter what it says on the paint can.  And yes, that's the side of a painting, still hanging above the fireplace, because I decided not to try to lift it down  by myself while standing on the ladder. I may be a little sleep deprived, but I do have limits *smile*.


On the plus side, I spent some time at Kane County Flea Market this weekend with Polly and Steve from Counting Your Blessings and where, after spending a few hours helping rearrange things as they sold items from their booth, and after looking at it a few times but not opening it, at the end of the day after a woman walked away from it,  I got an INCREDIBLE vintage steamer trunk with leather straps, buckles and the bottom wheels intact as well as...are you ready for this?.... THREE layers of the original interior trays still inside and in wonderful shape! I didn't really need a second steamer trunk after I got my first vintage beauty at the barn sale but I could not pass this one by and, since I have two sons, I'm certain that they won't go unused. Photos soon as it is still in the back of the car waiting for me to clear a path to bring it inside (see "still painting" reference above....sigh).

I also got to see Traci, from Whimsy in Morris, and Mark from Room 363 where I found some fabulous  "vintage" silver garland, a small tree and a wreath that will be combined with existing metallics, neutrals and vintage pastels in living room (at least that's the plan).
I found Diane Passi and bought an amazing vintage lobster basket that I've had my eye on since late summer, to use as a wood holder for the family room fire place. On second thought,  but it might be better suited for some burlap, fresh greens and birch logs for the holidays. That's yet to be determined.



As if all of this weren't enough, I was delighted to find the ladies from Carters Cottage (one of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockists in my area) who "brought their store" to Kane for the weekend so I was thrilled to be able to buy Annie Sloan Old White and Country Grey that are being applied to my living room tables, sofa table and two stools between now and Thursday night. I didn't have to make a trip to DeKalb and I saved shipping! 


There are days that I wish I didn't have a full time job but then I realize that I'm blessed and that without it, I likely wouldn't be doing this. It's Monday and I'm functioning on a combination of caffeine and adrenaline but I'm going to finish painting the living room tonight!

xo,

S