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What You Found! Shannon’s Vintage Ice Machine

What You Found! Shannon’s Vintage Ice Machine

Today I'm sharing the latest in my show-and-tell themed series of posts, "What You Found" which features people and their favorite vintage finds. Last summer, Shannon's husband ripped down their deck and built a much larger one. But with all of the new deck space,...

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Sweet Summer Tabletop Inspiration

Sweet Summer Tabletop Inspiration

Meet Shannon, lifestyle blogger at Ladys Little Loves. She recently shared one of her favorite finds, a vintage ice maker, hereon the blog. Today she's sharing some tabletop inspiration for a sweet summertime gathering.   Oftentimes, a tabletop can come up a...

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A Preview of What You Found

A Preview of What You Found

I'm excited to tell you about a new feature I'll be sharing here frequently! First, a little backstory. If you've read about my story at all, you know that my parents were scavengers and collectors and that we traveled in our little gypsy wagon home all over the US,...

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Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Going back to my earliest memories, I've always loved a theme, and if you've followed along with me for a while you know that each year I plan a theme for The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fairand bring it all to life through the promotional materials, the events...

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Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

While MaryJane and I were visiting the Christmas markets, I was so completely inspired by all of the gingerbread and decided I wanted to make a big gingerbread statement piece when I returned. Every year I have so much fun creating a centerpiece for our dining table,...

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DIY Gilded Letter Christmas Window Greeting

DIY Gilded Letter Christmas Window Greeting

A few years ago, my friend Tiffany and I visited New York City during the holidays. It’s such a beautiful time of the year to visit, with the charm of the urban tree lots, Union Square Holiday Market(which is a U.S. version of Europe's Christmas markets and really...

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The Epiphany Tradition of Chalking the Door

The Epiphany Tradition of Chalking the Door

Something you might notice while visiting Europe are homes with their doorways marked with letters and numbers chalk. (You may see this in the U.S. as well, but it's not as widely common as in Europe). This is an Epiphany tradition. Each year on the Epiphany (January...

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Decorating with Autumn Plants & Produce

Decorating with Autumn Plants & Produce

I tend to make vignettes at home using the most simple objects. Oftentimes, that means using the produce that's in season. Simply gather produce that when gathered together tells a lovely decorative story. In this case, natural and neutral colors were speaking to me....

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Back to School Themed Celebration

Back to School Themed Celebration

I've always enjoyed finding reasons to celebrate with our family, whether it's a full-fledged party or a happy breakfast, lunch, or dinner celebration. And speaking of meal celebrations, by simply decorating the table, your meal becomes a celebration! With that in...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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