Skirted Vintage Furniture July 22, 2012

While visiting Aunt Jewell and family, in St. Charles, Illinois, we stopped in a favorite shop, in Geneva.

It’s called Artemisia, and they have a wonderful mix of products, both old and new.

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I noticed two pieces of furniture, dressers actually, with ticking and burlap skirts. I don’t know how practical they are, but they sure are cute!

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I think it would be a great option for open shelving. It went into my mental idea file to use down the road.

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I also thought that these baskets, converted into hanging lights, were pretty cool as well.

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I liked the galvanized steel sheeting that was used on a piece of furniture and on this darling shelf.

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Someone spent a ton of time folding all of these book pages, to create this paper project.

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I find that when I go shopping now days, I’m spending a lot more time looking at how things are displayed, than I used to. And I’m always looking for new ideas on furniture restoration. Fun stuff!

I hope you have a marvelous day!

All the best!,
Barbara

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7 Comments

  1. Donnamae on July 23, 2012 at 5:38 am

    You never know where new ideas will come from…I’ll have to be more observant! Enjoy your day! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on July 23, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Hi Donnamae,
      I love great store displays! Sometimes there’s just too much to take in. Thanks for saying “hi”!
      Barbara

  2. Jill Flory on July 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely stuff! I love that shelf – i want a few!! Hey thanks so much for adding my logo to the blog sisters page!! And thanks for creating the blog sisters group!

  3. Barbara@HausDesign on July 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    It’s not really my style, but I do love it anyway – especially with ticking!

  4. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on July 24, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Barbara…have always wanted to go to St. Charles…I heard it was a great place!!
    Love all the great things you presented…looks like you are having a grand time!

  5. Carolyn Hansen on July 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Lots of great stuff! I like that hanging light using the basket so creative and unique.

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