Solarbration – Monday, August 21st

As you all probably already know, there’s a solar eclipse happening this Monday, August 21st….super exciting, right??  If you are lucky enough to live in the St. Louis area you also probably know that we are in the path of totality, meaning the moon will completely cover the sun for a short period of time Monday afternoon.  Here in my hometown of Waterloo, we are going to experience totality for 2 minutes and ten seconds – so why not have a party!?!?  Waterloo’s Solarbration is a FREE family event that will include live music, food trucks, & local artisan vendors….including ME!  Southern Charmed Interiors will be there with lots of fun Vintage + Handmade Farmhouse finds, just in time for fall decorating!!

Here are the details ~ Waterloo’s Solarbration will take place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds from 10-3 on August 21st.  Click HERE for a link on Google Maps.  Totality will take place at 1:17 and will last for 2 minutes and 10 seconds.  While you are experiencing this out-of-this-world event lol….you will be entertained by LIVE music by Brad Noe, enjoy delicious food from local food vendor & food trucks and get the chance to shop local artisan vendors!  You can also pickup a free pair of eclipse glasses (limited number of pairs are available).

Please visit the Solarbration Facebook Page and Event Page to stay up-to-date!!  There is a ton more information on those two pages & I’d highly recommend you taking a look before you come out.

So, who’s coming??  The hubby & I would love for you to stop by our booth to say hello. It’s supposed to be pretty hot & humid….all I’m going to say is we opted for electricity and plan on having fans!

I’ll be posting more about the items I’m bringing in the coming days on Facebook & Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

~ Crystal

 

 

 

New Find Tuesday August 15th Preview

New Find Tuesday for August 15th will go live on Facebook at 11am Tuesday morning. Until then, enjoy a little sneak peak & snag your favorites early by sending me a message on my Facebook page today!

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Quilt #1 {$40} ~ Vintage hand sewn quilt. Has a little bit of fraying around the edges. Overall in nice shape! Measures 78 x 67.

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Hand Made Burlap Wreath {$25} ~ Measures 15-16 inches around depending on how you fluff it. This was hand made by me & I can make more!

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Large Galvanized Chicken Feeder {$40} ~ This large, vintage feeder measures 28 inches tall without the handle. Great decor piece inside or out!

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Quilt #2 {$25} ~ Vintage hand sewn quilt that is just slightly off-white in color. It has a nice soft, full batting…but not too full. Beautiful stitching! Measures 86 x 72.

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Vintage Blanket {$20} ~ This blanket has cute tassels & hand stitched flowers details. Measures 89.5 x 58. Light material.

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Tall Flocked Sunflowers {$7 each} ~ Measure 29 inches tall. 4 available!

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Yellow Flower Bundle {$20} ~ 6 stems total in the bunch. Measure 40 – 45 inches tall.

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What Women Want Girls’ Night Out Event Preview!!

WWW Event Promo

I’ve been super busy over here getting ready to fit as much Vintage + Handcrafted + Farmhouse Style goodies into my very small space at this Thursday’s What Women want Girls’ Night Out Event!  In case you haven’t heard, this fun-filled girls’ night is on August 10th from 6:30-8:30 at Scott Credit Union in Waterloo, IL.  For only $15 you get a night of shopping PLUS food, wine, chocolate & a chance to win some great prizes.  If you want more info, you can find the event page on Facebook by clicking here.  Also be sure to take a look at the flyer toward the end of this post.

As I promised when I announced that I would be at this event, I have some preview shots of the great little goodies I’ll have in my space for the night.  When curating my space for this event, I tried to pick a grouping of items that represent the things I love to find & bring to my lovely customers for their homes.  Everything at the event will be for sale.  If you see something here that you would like to purchase, but you aren’t able to be at the event, I would be happy to put you down as next in line if the item does not end up selling that night.  Please send me a message on my Facebook page if this is the case!

Here are your preview shots!!

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  • Quilt {$40}
  • Large Chicken Feeder {$40}
  • Small Chicken Feeder {$15}
  • Hand Painted Spindles {$5 each}
  • Hand Painted Chair {$30}
  • Ironstone Pitcher {$20}
  • Scale {$40}
  • Egg Basket {$20}
  • Copper Boiler {$40}
  • Small Handmade Fabric Pumpkins {$5 each}
  • Large Handmade Fabric Pumpkins {$7 each}
  • Wooden Spoons {$5 each}
  • Rolling Pin {$10}
  • Handmade Signs {$20-$30 each}
  • Yellow Flower Bunch {$20}
  • Large White Flower Stems {$8 each}

I am so excited about the selection of items I’m bringing to the event.  I really hope the ladies who join us for the evening find something they love!

Let me know on Facebook or Instagram if you plan to stop by.  It’s going to be a fun night that you & your girlfriends are sure to enjoy!  See you there!

~ Crystal

 

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New Find Tuesday Preview ~ August 8th

Here’s your New Find Tuesday Preview for August 8th!!  As usual, if you see something you would like ~ reserve it NOW by sending me a message on Facebook before everything is posted on Tuesday at 11 am!!

 

Quilt #1 {SOLD} ~ Measures 68 x 47, has stains & one area where the seam is loose. All areas hand sewn.

 

Quilt #2 ~ Measures 84 x 68, has some holes & stains. This one was made by hand on a sewing machine. Nice soft vintage fabric with scallop details on the edge. Great picnic quilt!

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Milk Bottles {$5 each} – All have “Sealest” marking along neck of the bottle & and STL Dairy on the bottom. 1 quart size measuring 8.5 tall.

 

Pevely Milk Bottle {$10} ~ This milk bottle features cute advertising that says, “White in the bottle, pink on the cheeks.” 1 quart size measuring 8.5 tall.

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Large 1/2 Gallon Ball Mason Jar {$10} ~ This jar was manufactured between 1923 and 1933. It is Half Gallon size measuring 9 inches tall.

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Copper Tea Pot {$15} ~ Copper tea pot with ceramic details. Looks like it was only used for decorative purposes. Measures 8.5 tall with handle.

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Ball Blue Mason Jars Set of 3 {$18} ~ Set of 3 Ball Blue Mason jars. All are quart sized.

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Ball Blue Mason Jars Set of 3 {$15} ~ Set of 3 Ball Blue Mason Jars. All 3 are pint sized.

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Set of 3 Books #1 {$5} – All 3 books for $5.

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Set of 3 Books #2 {$5} – All 3 books for $5.

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Wooden Fruit Crate {$10} ~ Measures 14 x 17 & 6 inches tall.

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Full Size Head & Foot Board {$25} ~ Head board is 59 tall and 36 tall/Foot board is 55.5 x 14. This is solid wood and in really nice shape. Could definitely be used as-is or could also be painted.

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New Find Tuesday Preview August 1st

Happy Monday, friends!  I have so many great things for you this week for New Find Tuesday.  As usual, everything will go live on Facebook tomorrow at 11 am.  BUT ~ if you see something you like & would like to go ahead and reserve it today….just let me know! Message me on Facebook & I’ll get it marked sold ASAP.  Here are your new finds for this week ~

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Vintage Upholstered Chair {$50} – Made by Lammerts Furniture, this vintage chair rocks & swivels. This piece is in perfect condition with no wear to be seen!! Use in a nursery, bedroom, office, reading nook – wherever you want something small & cozy!  The colors are more beige/peach in person.

Vintage Chenille Blanket {$20} – This Chenille blanket is marked as Full/Dbl. on the tag. It does have a small stain that is pictured above. I didn’t try very hard to get the stain out…so you may be able to. It’s still a great piece even with the small stain.

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Vintage Hand Sewn Quilt {$15} ~ Measures 72 x 63. This quilt was sewn by hand and has been very well used. 2 ends are fairly frayed, but I think they could be mended up pretty easily. The base is a light purple color and the back is white.

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Vintage Hand Sewn Quilt {$20} ~ Measures 74 x 95. Light pink on one side & white on the other. This quilt was hand sewn and is in very nice condition. Has some staining around the edges on the white side, but it’s not super noticeable.

Vintage Hand Sewn Quilt {SOLD} ~ Measures 65 x 72. White with pin wheels on front & pink on the back. This one has a few small stains, but is in great shape otherwise.

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Vintage Baby Quilt {$15} ~ Measures 38 x 30.5. This one was hand made with a machine – not store bought. Very cute blue/purple colors with a blue back. This one is in great shape & so super cute!

Vintage Cheese Box {$10} ~ Measures 9.25 long, 2.5 tall & 3 deep. Very vibrant advertising!

Vintage Ball Mason Jar with Lid {$8} ~ Quart size mason jar with lid.

Small Vintage Milk Glass Pitcher {$5}

Small Vintage Milk Glass Planter/Candy Dish {$5}

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Vintage Galvanized Bucket {$10} ~ Measures 9.5 tall with a 12 inch opening.

Vintage Box with Handle {$25} ~ Measures 19.5 long, 11 tall & 11.5 deep at the base. This has fun details on the side including part of the original advertising sticker.

Hand Made “STIR” Sign {$25} ~ Measures 20.5 x 5.5. Hand painted letters on reclaimed wood. Each sign I make is unique!

Hand Made “BAKERY” Sign {$30} ~ Measures 35 x 5.5. Hand painted letters on reclaimed wood. Each sign I make is unique!

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Hand Made “TEA” Sign {$20} ~ Measures 17 x 5.5. Hand painted letters on reclaimed wood. Each sign I make is unique!

Hand Made “SOAK” Sign {SOLD} ~ Measures 21.75 x 5.5. Hand painted letters on reclaimed wood. Each sign I make is unique!

Hand Made “MILK” Sign {$25} ~ Measures 22.5 x 5.5. Hand painted letters on reclaimed wood. Each sign I make is unique!

Vintage Window Frame {$10} ~ Measures 32 x 34. Does not have the glass. Chippy with hardware!

If you see something you like, remember you can reserve it early by sending me a message on Facebook.

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Event Details ~ What Women Want Girl’s Night Out on August 10th

Did you hear the fun news??  I just added a date to my event calendar & I would be so happy if you would come out to see me at this year’s What Women Want Girl’s Night Out event on August 10th!  This is a local event at Scott Credit Union in my hometown of Waterloo, IL.  Here are the full details ~

Ladies, it’s nearing the end of Summer break for the kiddos and YOU need a break as a result! This night is just for you! Join us at Scott Credit Union, Thursday, August 10, 6:30-8:30 pm for delicious appetizers provided by J.Fires’ Market Bistro, wine, chocolate, SHOPPING, a chance to win one of many attendance prizes, and for the grand finale, a chance to win a gorgeous COACH purse at the end of the evening!!

This is such a fun night and you DO NOT want to miss out on it. We transform the lobby of Scott Credit Union into a shopping paradise.

Tickets are just $15 each and includes your food, wine, and more! You can purchase your ticket in advance at Scott Credit Union, or at the door.

So on this night, leave the kiddos home with the hubby, grab your besties, and join us for a few hours of much needed girl-time retail, chocolate, and wine therapy!

I’ll be getting a post together detailing the items I will have at the event so you won’t miss a thing!  Look for that the week of the event 🙂  Let me know if you plan to come!

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New Find Tuesday July 25th Edition!

Here’s a quick preview of the New Find Tuesday treasures I have for tomorrow’s event! If you see something you want and would like to claim it early, head over to my Facebook page and send me a private message!  And yes, there are some fun Coastal Farmhouse Style items in honor of my recent trip to Florida 🙂

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Quilt #1 {$25} ~ Measures 93×70. Vintage, hand sewn with some stains & lots of fraying in the top layer. BUT the entire backing is made of Morton Salt bags! The stamping is still intact 🙂 Very neat piece with lots of life left!

Quilt #2 & Quilt #3 – SOLD!

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Vintage Cedar Chest {$125} – Measures 37 long, 17.25 deep & 18 inches tall. This piece was primed and then painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite. MMS Furniture wax was used to finish it off. It would be the perfect coffee table. VERY heavy with great details!

 

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Wooden Divided Tool Tray {$25} – Measures 31.25 long, 6 deep & 3 tall. Great centerpiece box!

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Drift Wood Pieces {$8 each} ~ Straight from Florida, these drift wood pieces are perfect filler pieces for all your decor needs!
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Vintage Fabric Balls {$12 for the set of 4} – These vintage fabric balls are also nice filler pieces! They are a little bigger than a baseball.
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Large Sea Shell {$5}
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Business Updates & Happenings

Hey there!  I was thinking that I should jump on here and give you guys a quick business update.  I am very aware that this business would not be were it is today without your love & support, so sharing these updates with you just seems natural.  Let’s take a look at where things are at the moment….

Things over at Warson Woods Antique Gallery are going pretty good.  If you don’t know, I have had a booth there since February & I have definitely been learning as I go.  Sales were great for both May & June….you can take a look at Month 1 sales here and Month 2 & 3 here.  I still feel like I need to add more to the space including some backdrop stuff & lighting, but that will all come with time.  At the moment I’m just trying to keep up with re-stocking as things sell!

Fall market season is coming and I already have committed to two markets.  The first will be the Maeystown Oktoberfest ~ Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair on October 8, 2017 from 9-4. This is a great family event that takes place in the small & very historic town of Maeystown, IL.  If you’ve never been you really should go check it out.  The second event is a huge bucket list event for me – Vintage Market Days® of St. Louis ~ October 20-22, 2017!!!!  I have wanted to be a part of this event since I got started with this business & felt like it was the right time to go for it.  VMD St. Louis is a HUGE “upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.”  I promise that you will not be disappointed by this event!  To take a look at the Spring 2017 Vintage Market Days® of St. Louis click here and here!

While we are on the subject of Fall markets, I want to add that I am thinking of adding a couple of more dates to my calendar.  These could include another Fall show and possibly something for Christmas.  The only thing holding me back is not having enough inventory for the added events.  If I decide that I am ready to take on the added dates I will be sure to let you all know!

Finally, let’s talk New Find Tuesday.  As most of you know, I have an event over on Facebook every Tuesday at 11am called New Find Tuesday.  I love hosting these events & allowing my local customers to get their hands on my latest finds before I take them to my vendor booth at Warson.  At the same time, those events take a lot of time to prepare for & even more time when you consider meeting all of the buyers for their items.  At the moment, I’m not sure when/if I’ll be doing any more New Find Tuesday Events….because, well…fall show prep has taken over my life.  BUT I am brainstorming other ways of bringing you guys all of the vintage goodness you crave!!  Stay tuned for more details.

Well, I think that’s a good rundown of what’s going on right now with Southern Charmed Interiors. If you want to learn more about me and my business, follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest!  And to all of my loyal customers, thank you so much for allowing me to serve you with my growing business!  You are so very appreciated & I can’t wait to continue to share with you as my business continues to blossom!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Crystal

 

 

Fall Market Dates

Hey there, friends!  I wanted to give y’all a quick update on the Fall Markets I already have on the books for the upcoming season….

October 8th – Maeystown Oktoberfest ~ Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair ~

Join Southern Charmed Interiors on October 8, 2017 from 9-4 for this year’s Maeystown Oktoberfest ~ Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair! Crystal, the creative mind behind Southern Charmed Interiors, will be there with all of her latest Vintage Finds, handpainted furniture pieces & one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods. You will also find lots of other unique vendors, fabulous food & fun for the entire family!

October 20-22, 2017 – Vintage Market Days® of St. Louis ~ 

Vintage Market Days® of St. Louis is an upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three day event held several times a year in the City of Chesterfield. Vintage Market Days events are unique opportunities for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.

Our fall event is October 20-22, 2017
291 Chesterfield Mall Dr.
Park at the Chesterfield Mall follow the signs.

We are dog friendly, wheelchair and stroller accessible and have handicap parking close to the market location.

We’ll also have a “DROP OFF/PICK UP” area close to the event. Head toward Jared’s Jewelry Store and watch for those signs.
We are a rain or shine outdoor event. Our event is on concrete so no dirt or mud.

Tickets can be bought online and at the gate!!!
We LOVE “Bringing the Vintage Experience to You”
Event Hours & Admissions
Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
General Admission (Sat/Sun) $5
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate.
Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

I am sooooo excited for these two events & hope to add at least 1, if not 2 more events to my calendar!!  Be on the look out for more details coming soon & I hope to see all of you there!

~ Crystal

Vintage Lace Banner Tutorial

Hey there!  A couple of weeks ago I was able to get a nice pile of vintage lace for next to nothing at a local auction.  When I got it, I had no idea what I would use it for…but I couldn’t pass it up!  I finally decided to make some banners or garlands using the lace and a few vintage grain sacks I had in my stash of fabric.  These banners make for a fun addition to any farmhouse-themed room.  I like to make mine with lots of texture & in differing lengths depending on how I plan to use them.  Today, I’m going to show you how I make them!  Let’s get started with this SUPER EASY tutorial ~

SUPPLIES:

  • Jute
  • Lace, Ribbon, Fabric
  • Scissors

I used some vintage lace & a vintage grain sack to make mine….basically what I had laying around the house.  You can choose whatever lace, ribbon or fabric you like!  You also don’t necessarily have to use jute….this is a great use-up project for whatever you already have around the house!

Banner Supplies

Now that you have your supplies ready to go, you can start cutting everything into strips. There is not right or wrong way to cut your strips.  They can be fat or skinny – long or short….it’s totally up to you.  Let’s cut ~

Banner Strips

Now that you have your strips cut, you are ready to attach everything to the jute.  Before you begin, take a look at the strips you have and come up with a plan regarding the pattern you are going to use.  I like to work from both ends with everything meeting in the middle.  That simply means I choose my first piece and knot one to the beginning of my banner and one to the end.  From there I continue to add pieces to each end working toward the middle of the banner until I have either reached my desired length or I run out of strips.  Here’s a quick rundown of how I make my knots ~

Banner Steps

You can make your banner using whatever knotting method you like.  I like this method because it helps the fabric lay flat.  I also like my banners to be really full.  This is a personal preference thing, so do whatever you like!

Banner finished

I can usually make one of these banners from start to finish in about an hour or so.  This particular banner went pretty fast & I think it turned out beautiful!  I can see it in someone’s home all year long thanks to the neutral color palette.

Share your banners with me on Facebook or Instagram!  I’d love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Crystal

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