Whites for the Market

 We are up to our elbows in projects, both school related and market related.  One of the projects that turned out to be bigger than I planned was this dresser.  We got it for next to nothing because some of the drawers are missing and the finish was really icky.  I was envisioning it in a bathroom with towels neatly folded on the open shelves (not MY bathroom, of course, because there's nothing neat about our bathroom - But someone who lives in a home-decor-magazine-style-farmhouse might have their towels folded neatly). 

But that was before I found these gorgeous baskets.  They look like a delicate lace so, being the make-a-project-more-difficult-than-necessary kind of girl, I really wanted them for this piece.  Can you guess how many matching baskets were at our local store?  All but two.  Can you guess how far we drove (on a "family adventure") to find the other two baskets?  Yeah, we spent two hours on the road so that I could have the sweet baskets instead of neatly folded towels!  And it's not even for my house!!  Tell me I'm not the only one that goes over-board on projects going to market?  Please.

I saw some paper pumpkins on Pinterest that were so darling that I had to try my own version.
(That Pinterest inventor must have known my propensity toward procrastination - I could spend h-o-u-r-s browsing.  But don't tell Mr. Blessing.  He thinks I'm working and is so helpful, telling the kids "Don't bother mom. She's been working at that computer all day!")

 LOVE the XL silk rosettes.  I have to buy more silk just so that I can have a few of these for myself.

 And I'm definitely keeping one of the ruffly handbags that a sweet new friend is helping me make for the markets.  She did such a great job!

We will have all these projects and more at the Kane County Flea Market this weekend.  If you are in the area, come visit us in the Poultry building.   But since some of the family will be working with me please do not mention taking a family adventure!


  1. Oh, to live near there! So many fun goodies. The dresser turned out lovely-ly. :)
    Those purses are BEAUTIFUL!

  2. This dresser is wonderful, love the lacey baskets! and oh those adorable pumpkins! Wish I was closeby, xoxo Debra

  3. very pretty pictures!! I do love those baskets that you had to go on an adventure to find!! :) Beautiful silk flowers too! I know I could spend hours looking on pinterest too! soooo many neat things! lol.

  4. Oh yes, I would have done the same..drive for what I want..you bettcha..and if it was projected to look like this..then is there any doubt? Nice job...

  5. These basket are absolutely stunning, and I loooove the ruffled handbag!
    Did you find the explanation for create the handbag in internet? I'm looking for it.
    Have a nice day

  6. So many great things...adore the pumpkins!!

  7. I think the cabinet is awesome and I do love the lace baskets. very cool.
    Always love reading your posts. I am having a Giveaway so if you get a chance to pop by please do. have a great rest of the week.

  8. All so lovely ... thank you for sharing them!

  9. Loving the pumpkins...drat, I will miss them this weekend. But Judy will be out at Kane carrying on!

    Stop by the blog if you get a minute...we are having a giveaway!


  10. Everything is soooo wonderfully white! Love it all! Hope you have some time to take a breath and appreciate the moment!
    hugs, Gerri

  11. Love the white! AND are you selling the ruffly handbags ? They are just tooooooooooo cute! I love going to the craft shows...... One of these days I am going to be a crafter and not a buyer! I pray....

  12. I just found your blog--Love it! Those ruffly bags are awesome..everything you post is right up my alley! I will be your newest follower!


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