I just love the tent city that crops up here every Spring and Fall. Imagine how much fun you would have if the best vintage dealers you could find, all agreed to come to your house and put on a show? The BEST, right?
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Tents were going up all day today. Here are some shots of what caught my eye – inside the barn, and out.
And great stuff in the barns, too:
Hope to see you Saturday and/or Sunday!
Thanks for reading,
It’s Easter Week and Spring Market Days are coming. Finally the weather seems to agree with us that it should be spring!
Our new patio has become a favorite gathering space. We’ve got a nearly 10′ long farm table we’re placing outside this weekend, with an iron chandelier for above. It’ll be irresistible. You’ll just have to sit down and enjoy – you’ll see.
These dazzlingly graphic rugs are made of recycled plastic – and perk up spaces inside and out. I love this one with the pretty, vintage iron seating.
Pretty metal details made outdoor spaces more inviting.
Hard to believe that these aren’t real. I love to use these branches because, real as they look, they are completely pose-able. So I can make them go exactly where I want them.
I have a set of these sweet chairs – all upholstered to match, but each one a little different.
Vintage concrete is so much better than new. The sharp edges of this fruit urn were worn down decades ago, leaving the perfect shape and color.
I felt hip just walking into this space. Martini anyone?
The color of these pretty french tables is a fresh, happy aqua. Just the thing to perk up your indoor space.
Yes, these are bags! How pretty and fun! Just the thing for a day at the beach, or a quick overnight.
More urns and greenery. This one is getting that patina I love. You can see the old grey peaking out on top. Over time, the whole urn will have that lovely hue.
I just love the color and shapes combined here. When putting together a display, keep in mind color, of course, but also shape and texture. The graphics on the game boards playoff against those on the cash register, and all of that sharpness contrasts so nicely with the tattered vintage books.
Don’t you just love the play of the utilitarian jars and scale in contrast to the ornate, gold frame?
I just LOVE this chair. The nail head trim, the graphics, and of course the pretty french lines.
Color! I just love it.
Vintage wicker sofa with freshly-made cushion, covered in a pristine piece of vintage bark cloth. So pretty.
Here’s a detail of the bark cloth. Just lovely.
Truckloads of great things are coming in every day. Our facebook page and website are getting updates almost daily now.
Great architectural salvage is everywhere at Chartreuse & co right now!
I just love the lines and the details of this beautiful French cabinet.
And our gardens, planted through our new patio area, are coming out. It’s such a delight to watch.
We have dozens of temporary dealers joining us this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. They specialize in everything from handpainted furniture to mid-century decor to handmade, industrial lighting.
Some pictures of these one-weekend-only dealers’ items will be coming soon!
Thanks for reading,
Believe it or not, I’ve never actually used chalk paint before yesterday. I see the beautiful pieces come into the barn. I see them online. I really love the look and so many of the colors. But I’ve been reluctant. Partly because I’ve heard there’s a learning curve involved, and partly because it’s not easy to get.
So I’ve never tried it.
Until yesterday. As I was looking at this piece:
It’s got such great lines, outstanding construction (it’s actually a solid oak Thomasville piece) but the yellowish, 70′s stain, with slate blue highlights, just weren’t working for me. Painting it was the obvious solution.
Some crazy thought flicked into my head that this piece, and this time (3 days before Market Days) was right for trying chalk paint.
Common sense tells you to try a new technique on something small and unimportant. Take a good look at this hutch. It’s so tall that I need a step ladder to reach the top. It’s about 6′ wide, and weighs more that a small elephant. And I was planning it for the centerpiece of my Market Days display. This piece is both huge and important.
Undaunted, I started in with my deep taupy paint. Just the muted cocoa/grey shade I was looking for. It was looking great, and going on so easily! “Wow, looks like it really will cover in one coat!” I wanted to squeeze myself. You see a big part of the motivation to try chalk paint was that so many people had told me that this miracle is true: chalk paint covers in one coat. And it doesn’t chip, or need primer.
But when I climbed down off of my ladder and gazed back up at my masterpiece, I saw that the paint was drying at least 6 shade lighter than it went on! It was almost cream colored! Oh no.
I took a deep breath. That’s okay. I’d planned on the antiquing wax. It’ll make all the difference.
Out comes the wax. Now I’ve waxed before. And I know that wax takes elbow grease. So elbow grease I gave it. Initially it was beautiful. The happier I was with it, the more intensely I rubbed it in. Until – oh horror! – the wax was pulling the paint off. Throughout the piece I was looking at whole swathes that were just antiquing over the original finish.
I could have cried.
Instead I walked away. In search of someone to whine to. I found Fran. Fran is a seasoned painter, and a master fixer-upper. “Oh just dry brush some more paint in those spots. It’ll look great.” I wanted to believe her. I wanted to have it all turn out.
My plan? Abandon it. Have a limoncello martini (an excellent solution to most summertime problems), a good nights sleep, and paint it with some Farrow & Ball in the morning.
But when I returned this morning, I decided to try Fran’s advice after all. And look at how it came out:
I am so pleased with the finished product! I really love it. And it did actually cover in one coat.
Turns out my problem was that I should have wiped the wax on gently, not so harshly. Upon further investigation (and whining to everyone who would listen to me AND knows something about painting with chalk paint) the Annie Sloane paint has quick drying qualities that the paint I used does not. Additionally, the Annie Sloane wax does not rub off the paint the way the wax I used does. On the flip side, this wax is completely organic and natural and doesn’t smell at all. The Annie Sloane wax (though much easier to work with) does reek. So there’s the trade off.
What do you think? Do you like the final effect? You’ll have to wait to see the whole thing, as it’s so heavy, that I have to have 2 men to lift the top back on.
By Saturday morning it’ll be fully decorated, and you’ll see it if you drop in on Market Days.
Another Market Days perk? Repurposed & Refined, one of the temporary dealers, is offering chalk paint demonstrations throughout the day. I think I’ll be taking one in!
Thanks for reading,
Between Tag Sales and renovating the cottage (a.k.a. The Garden House), we’re also putting on our fall Market Days this weekend. It’s a blast – dozens of temporary dealers arrive, put up their tents, bring out their fabulous finds – it’s like Christmas for me! I mean, think about it – all this coming to your backyard. You have to admit it’s pretty awesome.
I just loved how everyone embraced the grounds so creatively!
But, as I await the arrival of all these cool dealers, I (and the rest of the Chartreuse & co gang of permanent dealers) have to get the barn ready and picture perfect.
In going through the barn, I realize this time, many of my favorite things are objects I’ve seen many times before, but now see them used in a creative way.
Here’s some of my favorites today:
Love these glamorous chairs. The textured, graphic fabric is spot on.
So amazing to find this hip, mid-century modern lamp with it’s original shade. It’s a single object update for any room.
I’m a sucker for channel-back chairs. This one is spectacular in it’s new fabric.
Love these vintage accessories. Turning a garden urn into a pencil cup is such a great idea.
The silver rims of this glassware set makes them so versatile and ready for the coming party season.
I just love vintage suitcases, and this little stack is just right. The train case on top seals it for me.
What a cool, funky cupboard!!! The window detail at the top, the corrugated metal back, the primitive details throughout – all these make this one a favorite.
This pine cupboard is just so cute with the vintage crates inside to organize all the goodies to be stored.
Red is looking so fresh to me right now. Is it the season change? The contrast with the neutrals I see so much of? I’m really not sure. But this piece is a knock out.
These funky little owls are just so cute! The pale blue color, and their feisty expressions make me love them.
Another clever repurposing that I just love: using bicycle baskets as file holders. Adorable. I also love using the hooks to hold a pretty pencil holder in a handy spot.
I really like the french provincial lines of this china closet/bookcase. But paired with this swanky chair updates it and makes the ensemble a stand out to me.
And what is the fall without wine tastings, wine festivals, that oh-so-important glass after the homework’s done and the kids are in bed . . .
So there you have it – my favorites today. Tomorrow I’ll probably have more. And I’ll be updating on our barn website, chartreuseandco.com
One more cool thing coming up this weekend: we’ll have two of the rooms in the Garden House open! If you’re in the area, drop in and see it.
Thanks for reading,
Wow, what a great weekend we had! The weather was perfect (if a little chilly on Saturday when the wind blew . . .), the offerings we sooo great, and everyone had such a good time.
In case you couldn’t make (or in case you want to relive it a little), here’s some pictures of what went on:
Here’s Hunt & Gather’s eclectic take on vintage.
Asia meets Europe, right here in Buckeystown.
The Green Cottage filled the yard with bright color and stunning original artwork.
Love this vignette of vintage bottles.
Bella Villa was here with bells on! Mixed with Favorite German Antiques, the space was stunning.
So many great finds – original and vintage – that everyone found that perfect something.
Yup, I scored that fabulous french settee! I promise that I waited till Sunday evening – I always give you dibs on the finds.
Carly Simonds of Peanut & Scoot enjoying Market Days!
Gatehouse Designs brought some stunning finds. This matching pair of twin headboards were that perfect shade of almost green, almost blue, very french gray.
And so many beautiful things . . .
These darling bunnies are real, and were so tame that Monica’s daughter sat with them and pet them through the day. Adorable!
Robin, of The Robin’s Nest, was loving the opportunity to shop right here on the grounds!
And Bella Villa was rocking the surroundings. I just love the way Rosanna intermingled her European antiques with the natural surroundings.
I loved this vessel nested into the mulberry tree. If it weren’t for my passion for the French settee, this wonderful vignette would have stayed right where it was.
The bracelets are even prettier nestled into these shells.
The paint inside this European antique desk is original. (And those little brown books are now mine!)
Emma Jean’s General Store was here, and look how great this earthy table looks against the white-painted stone of our bank barn.
Jackie and Sheree of Seasons brought a yummy mix of textures, and put them together so well.
And here they are musing over their space.
Judy and Meghan of HarMonia brought organic lavender, a huge hit!
Plus they brought some finds from their recent trip to Italy.
Oh, yeah, our grounds never looked so good!
And we’re doing it all again in September! So much fun!!!
Thanks for reading,
We’ve been pruning and mowing, hauling and decorating, all in anticipation of the 20+ dealers who are arriving over the next 2 days as we prepare for Market Days – our first ever – this Saturday and Sunday.
I have to admit I’m a little nervous. We’re all so excited to see what they bring. Can you imagine anything more thrilling than a flea market coming to your home for the weekend? Talk about shopping heaven!! I know I’ll have to control myself. . .
A little order goes a long way, so here’s what we’re doing (you’re getting the early scoop) -
The shopping starts at 9AM on Saturday, noon on Sunday.
Wear your flea market attire; bring your big ole bag (and the truck!).
Bring cash (everyone accepts it). Only some of the outdoor dealers will accept checks.
We’ll have a special outdoor (in the corn crib) credit-card-only check out, just in case you come upon that amazing piece that breaks your cash budget. But be prepared for lines and waiting for this service.
Outside items must be picked up by Sunday at 4pm.
Overflow parking is available next door at St Thomas More Academy.
Here’s some images of the great stuff that’s in the Chartreuse & co barn, which will be chuck full, by the way. I’ll be shooting pictures of what the outdoor dealers bring as they set up over Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned!
Here’s another sneak peak at some more of the kind of great stuff you’ll find this weekend here at Chartreuse’s first-ever Market Days.
I just love what Carly Simonds of Peanut & Scoot, space # 5, does with paper and cloth:
Michelle Lalumia of Time Was, space # 14, brings that quirky side of collecting to Market Days:
Hillary Tattersall’s gang at Chick’s Picks, space # 6, has been busy, too. Chick’s Picks is a carefully selected group of artisans (mostly women) who create things of both artistic and functional value. Jewelry, home accessories, personal accessories, each item is handmade and a work of art:
Beverley Bigham, space # 20, has been bringing us her great finds for a while, now she’s bringing them directly to you:
Denise Nolan of Repurposed & Refined, space #12, has some great furnishings. I just love how she puts it all together. I live for creating beautiful, comfortable spaces, and Denise seems to have the knack, doesn’t she? Here’s a sampling:
Sarah Jean Heber of Hunt & Gather, space #13, is no stranger to color. I just love her fearless use of it and her quirky sense of style:
All this and Chartreuse & co, too!! That’s right, our barns will be filled, too. We’ll have wood-fired, gourmet pizza on-site, plus homemade donuts and coffee to start your day.
See you this weekend!
Thanks for reading,