First off I wanted to let you know that the spectacular At Home with White event is this weekend at the Wrentham Country store!!! Woo hoo! Are you jumping up and down? If you are in the area, please make sure you don't miss this annual extravaganza. I've been twice (see here and here) and have been amazed at all the yummy white and neutral treasures to be found.
Once again, Michelle and I are making a trip down to Wrentham and we are looking forward to seeing Sandi & all the WCS gang there, as well as meeting Kris who's travelling all the way from Chicago!!
The only challenge will be to stop hugging and chatting and laughing in order to snag treasures before some other lucky shopper grabs them!
I also want to share with you results of a recent project. Some of you may recall that our dining table, chairs and buffet are a dark mahogany. That finish was a compromise reached by hubby and I many years ago. I'm not fond of warmer wood tones and he's not fond of too much painted furniture. Bless him, he puts up with a lot of white in this old house.
Nevertheless, I grew tired of looking at those dark chair backs in our dining room. Slipcovers to the rescue! I had already covered the backs of 2 armchairs, and decided to cover the rest. I simply stencilled on some words to canvas dropcloth using letter stencils and a black fabric marker. I wanted them to look French grain sacky (is that an adjective?).
Here is the result...
I continued having fun with stencils by making these little bags from more canvas drop cloth:
They look right at home next to a bunch of lavender in this old fruit crate.
I got the lavender at the cutest Frenchy shop nearby, called Brissonte. Michelle and I took a fun shopping trip there yesterday, as well as an antiques mall next door. I got this funnel there, just because I liked the patina. A woman in the store asked what I would do with it. She and another gentleman thought it would be fun for a Tin Man costume. I'll just display it for now, but will keep that in mind next Halloween!
I also found these lovely vintage bobins at the antiques mall. Heavenly...
Well friends, hope to see you Saturday at the At Home with White event. We'll be sure to post lots of photos of the event next week!
I'm joining in at these great parties:
Grey Dey Thursdey
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday