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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Great Show at the Cooperage!

The Pepperell Girls--Kris Vogelsang (Cricket Acres), Tera O'Hora, and myself--had our first Fall show in collaboration with the Spaulding Cooperage and it was a HUGE success! Thank you to all our faithful customers for standing by us as we branch out and explore new opportunities! It was fun to see everyone and have a day of "retail therapy" from the other side of the counter! Here are a few preview photos from my booth:

Here are pics of some of my favorite fall projects:

Thankful Tree: I left extras of my "I'm thankful for..." cards for guests to fill out and add to the tree. I'll take an after photo tomorrow when I'm at the Cooperage to bring in new inventory. I love this idea and was thrilled how many guests planned to incorporate it into their own Thanksgiving traditions!

Vintage paper-covered napkin rings: I love the contrast of the shiny silver and the aged sheet music. I only adhered paper-to-paper so these could be changed out for any event.

I call these "re-corks" as they are wine stoppers made from vintage knobs and hardware. I'll post instructions at a later date!

Here is a candelabra I constructed from the top of an old wooden box, a bit of chain, an inexpensive set of glassware, some votives, and a roll of vintage player-piano paper--happy!

Finally, my burlap wreath. I adapted this wreath from one I found on the DIY Showoff ( Got some tips from the I. Design blog ( and came up with this version. I kind of wish it didn't sell...looks like I'll be making more! Not a difficult project, just very messy. I recommend using ecoglue rather than Gorilla Glue and a medium nail-set rather than a screwdriver. Let me know if you try it!