…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Renniger’s Extravaganza and Blue/Brown Guest Room Makeover

My DH and I went to Renniger’s Antique Market today to take in the last Extravaganza until next November.  What a beautiful day to enjoy an outdoor market!  I was looking for small items to use, to tweak some displays around our home, and found some great deals.  I found two rolling pins, a masher with a black handle, and a few old wooden spoons and paddles; some rag balls, a quilted bunny, and several hearts made from old quilt scraps; an oil lamp, two brown crocks, a pewter pitcher, and a few small molds;  and a small blue granite pail, a blue bowl and a blue bottle.


I added the rolling pins to a crock with a few others I had.


I added the masher to my rolling pin/bowl cubby (on shelf beside bowl).


I put the molds in a wooden bowl on my kitchen dry sink, for now.


I have had my oil lamps displayed on top of the pie safe in my Dining Room for quite a while and like the way it looks.  I wanted to use the one with the pewter base (right front, top photo) in the Living Room, so I needed one lamp to replace it.  The one on the right front (bottom photo) is today’s find.


The taller brown crock found a home on a shelf in the Living Room.  Haven’t placed the other crock yet.


I added the pewter pitcher (middle) to some pewter pieces I already had on this shelf.



AN EXCERPT FROM A PREVIOUS POST - I had a lot of blue in our previous home and when we moved to this house (almost eight years ago) I thought I was tired of blue and did not use it at all in this home.  This fall I took some quilts to sell at a Street Fair that I participated in – and as the day progressed I kept looking at one of the quilts and thinking I don’t want to let that one go.  So I brought it home, spread it on the bed in one of the guest rooms, and fell in love with it.  The problem was that it didn’t go with anything else in the room.  Since then I have slowly been collecting blue and brown items for a room makeover. 

This is the quilt that started the makeover.


The room is still a work in progress, but I thought I would share what I have done so far.  After deciding to keep the quilt, I began to go through some things I had in storage and found that I had kept a few blue things.

A blue and brown crocheted rug and a quilt I had in storage.


I found this blue wooden caddy in the garage.  I added the blue bottle, granite pail, and rags balls that I bought today.


This blue cupboard was also in the garage.  I displayed a blue book and a few blue hankies in an old basket.  I added a lamp with a brown crock base, and the blue bowl with the quilt hearts that I bought today.


Close up of display.


This is how the room looks so far.


I have some fabric to make a brown dust ruffle – I just need the time to get it done.  I would like to repaint the room – maybe kacki – I haven’t talked to hubby about this yet.  And I haven’t decided on window treatments – I would like tobacco cloth curtains, but I don’t know if they are in the budget.  Does anyone know of a source for buying tobacco cloth?  I can make my own curtains if I can find the fabric at a reasonable price.

I hope you have enjoyed this little peak into my day of antiquing and my room makeover in progress.  And I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!



Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Teresa's prim treasures sells tobacco is her etsy link..;)

cottageprims said...

I'm so looking forward to fleamarkting again! Great finds!~Amy

Michelle said...

Hi Sue,
I think it's looking lovely! I really like the contrast of brown and blue. You found some great finds! Your home is getting to be prim-fantastic. lol

bettyj said...

Goodness what pretty blues! Your finds were exciting too. Like it all, especially that bedroom. You are on a roll. Isn't it fun to find new things and get the adrenalin flowing? Have a great week. Loved the pictures.

busybee said...

Looks like you got some great finds! I LOVE that masher!! :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Sue~
What wonderful treasures you found!! There is nothing like finding those little gems that make your heart go "pitter patter" and being "just right" to complete your look!!
So happy you had a fun and fruitful day!
Thanks for sharing with us!

PrimWyoGirl said...

Love your antiqueing finds Sue! I am loving that quilt that you kept! Your room looks fantastic! Now, if you dig up anymore blue treasures that you are ready to part with, give me a holler! I love the blue caddy! Thanks for Sharing!

Angie Berry said...

Wow, what an amazing haul for one day!! I need to shop with you girl, lol! That's more like a month's worth for me. Love all your new goodies and they look great where you have them displayed in your home. I love your collection of oil lamps! I didn't really mean to have a collection but I bought 4 of them last year at different sales so I guess now I collect them, haha. I really never thought of displaying them together, mine are in different areas. I see now that I need to do some tweaking and copy you, hehe! Also, seeing your blue and brown room progress really makes me anxious to get going on mine. I just wish I didn't have so many other projects going on right now. Your room is coming together so nicely! I am really loving the blue and brown together.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Lookin good!!! You've done a great job pulling things together.