Monday, May 31, 2010

A Cabinet makeover and a successful day at Patine

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week!
I wanted to share a few pictures of a cabinet that is getting a mini makeover.
I have had this cabinet for almost 4 years and haven't painted the inside yet.
I am not sure why it took me so long to start this project.
It is almost finished,
so I feel comfortable showing you the before pictures!
I am really happy with how it is turning out.

I also wanted to show you a few pictures of some of the items I bought when I went to Patine on Saturday.
You will not believe what they were giving away every half hour!

I couldn't believe it.
When you walk into the door you get a raffle ticket.
I went with my daughter so we each got a raffle ticket.
Dani told me they were doing a giveaway every half hour.
I was there almost two hours before I realized what they were giving away!
Pillows made from french ticking!
Guess who won one!
Thanks Eric and Dani!
This is the pillow I won and it will be going into my boys room.
A lot of you have requested that I show you pictures of my boys room, well
hopefully by the end of the summer my boys room will be completed, and then I will show you pictures of their room, I promise!

Then they had these beautiful Euro Shams for just $10.00 a piece.

These are the three euro shams I picked out.
I wanted them to all be different styles.
I bought them for my bedroom.
I will show you a better picture of all three of them when my bedroom is finished.

I love the color of this french ticking.

Here is a picture of Lauren, Eric, and Dani at Patine.

I took a few pictures of their store for all of you like I promised!
It was really worth the three hour drive.

I am so glad I went!
I hope you are all having a great week.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Patine & a one year anniversary celebration this weekend

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend a french flea market this past weekend.
It was held at theChateau Sonoma.
All I can say is, it was amazing. I wish I would have taken more pictures for all of you, but I was having so much fun shopping.
I am Sorry!

Now you see this gorgeous couple pictured above.
Their names are Eric and Dani.
They are a husband and wife team. Dani is from Germany, and Eric is from California. They own a company called Euro-Linens.
They are a very talented team!
They find amazing European linens and create beautiful pillows with them.
I can't tell you how incredible their work is.
Everything they create is made with antique or vintage fabrics and they don't use any reproduction fabrics.
They were at the flea market.
I shot a few pictures of their booth for all of you, I will share those first. Then you will also see a few pictures of their amazing store, Patine, that I took from their blog, with their permission of course.
First here are a few of my pictures from the french flea market.

These are examples of their rag book pillows.
Their rag book pillows are made from an antique french ticking. They
fuse these antique cloth books (from the early 1920's) to the french ticking, to create a one of a kind pillow.
I haven't ever seen anything like it before.
Wouldn't these be so cute in a toddler's room?
If you would like to read more about their rag book pillows you can by going here~

I love this pillow.
It would look great in any boy's room.

They sell these antique cloth books as well.

I love french ticking
Actually I am obsessed with french ticking!

These cute little bags below are called french shot bags.
They were used by hunters to carry their ammunition in.
These were a rare find.

Eric and Dani have them filled with lavender.

The pillow below is made from vintage fabric from Sweden.
They have pillows for everyone!

I wanted to share with you why Dani said they decided to open a shop.

My name is Daniela Davis my husband Eric and I started our business 8 years ago. It all started with buying vintage and antique fabrics in Europe. We bought linen shirts and dresses, Ticking and Homespun Linen in France, Euro-Shams and Kitchen Towels in Germany, Lace and night shirts in Italy and many more beautiful fabrics from Sweden and Hungary. Then Eric bought his first industrial sewing machine and the rest is history. He started to create the most amazing and gorgeous pillows, bolsters and duvet-covers from all these beautiful fabrics from Europe. To this day Eric sews most of the pillows himself. We first sold only at the Alameda Point Antique Faire, slowly but surely we stared selling at Shows like the Rose Bowl Flea Market, Long Beach Flea Market and The Santa Monica Antique Flea. Our Goal was and still is to bring these wonderful old fabrics back to life in a new way and create with them a unique almost one of a kind feel that would fill a home with joy. Over the years many customers asked us if we had a store that they could come and visit, unfortunately we always had to say “no we don’t have a store”. After all these years we can finally answer the question with: YES, we do have a store. In June 2009 we opened our little store PATINE in the heart of La Selva Beach, a beautiful Beach community where we also live in. So here are some pictures that showcase what we did over the summer, enjoy......

Here are a few pictures of their shop, Patine.
It looks amazing.

As you can see their store is filled with beautiful linens and great vintage treasures.

Eric and Dani are celebrating Patine's one year anniversary!
They would like to invite you
to come and celebrate with them.
on Saturday, May 29th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

They will have some extra special offers ready for you!
There will also be food and wine!
They hope you can come and celebrate with them
in beautiful La Selva Beach!
304 La Playa Boulevard
La Selva Beach, California 95076
Dani and Eric would love to see you there!
Here are a few of their links

I am going and can hardly wait!
As you all know by now I love vintage linens.
It is almost a 3 hour drive for me, but I don't want to miss it!
I hope to see you there!
I will have my camera, and promise to take pictures for those of you who can't make it.
Their store looks amazing, don't you think?
They are the sweetest couple.
Thank you Lulu for telling me about these two!

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to stop in and visit my little blog.
I want to say thank you for all of the incredibly sweet comments you left about our tin ceiling.
You really made my day and my husband's as well.
After all he is the one who did all the work.
So thank you for taking the time to stop in and leave us a comment,
we really appreciated every single comment.
Hopefully my bedroom will be finished before long so I can show you the finished product.
Hope you all have a great week!
Take Care,

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A favorite flower and my tin ceiling.

Hello everyone!
I am sorry for being so absent this week.
I had a very busy week with my family.
I was lucky to have my brother and his family visit me this week.
I haven't seen him in almost three years.
It was so much fun to see my brother and his family. They have seven kids!
My kids were in heaven playing with all of their cousins.

Peonies are my favorite flower.
I couldn't pass up these peonies at Whole Foods.
My favorite kind of peony are the Sarah Bernhardt peonies.

These bottom two photos were shot looking through a mirror.

Okay now onto the tin ceiling.
One thing I have learned is not to post about a redo maybe until we have finished it.
This is taking us forever.
A lot of things have come up and has delayed the entire process.

First my husband put half inch plywood up.

Then he nailed the 100 year old tin to the plywood.

Here it is!
Still not finished though.

These tins were taken out of a church that was built in the 1800s.
The church was over in New Hampshire.
My sister found them at a salvage yard. (that is no longer in business)

The church had started on fire and a lot of the tins have smoke damage.
So they do need painted.
We used a Kilz primer before painting them.
This keeps the rust from bleeding through.
It still isn't painted yet, because it still needs caulked.
Once my husband puts caulk in the seams, I will paint them.
Just so you know I am capable of caulking, but it wouldn't be up to my husband's standards.

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to leave me such sweet comments.
You guys always bring a smile to my face.
I have been away from my computer for almost a week.
I feel bad when that happens, but I hope you all understand.
Take Care,

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage White Market ~ Held in Somers, Montana

Well hello, all you Dreamy Whites readers! I'm so excited to be posting about
(Our website is flash based, so be patient if it's slow to load!)

Maria was so kind to feature our market on her blog, and I feel so honored! My name is Jana, and I blog for Twig. I hope you'll come visit me! I'll be posting updates about the market there, as well as some fun giveaways in between!

The Vintage Whites Market is set in Somers, Montana on the shore of Flathead Lake. We are about 10 minutes from Kalispell and 45 minutes from Glacier National Park. Come to the market and make a weekend trip out of it! There's so much to see and do here!

These pillows are so cute that Jana made, they will be available at her sale!

I, along with my friends Vanessa Pleasants and Sandy Hohf started the Vintage Whites Market to share our love for unique, vintage, and handmade finds with the
awesome state of Montana. We have a growing number of vendors who make everything from handmade vintage first aid kits, to goats milk soap and repurposed candleabras, to the most delectible baked goods you can imagine!

Our markets happen once a month throughout the summer from May until October, and the hours are from 9 until 6 in the evening, but you're welcome to stick around and say hi! We would absolutely love to meet you, and I look forward to blogging about the experience! ;) You can check out our website, The Vintage Whites Market for more details!

Don't forget to come check out my blog,

and say hi!

Thanks Jana!
I was so excited when I discovered Jana's blog.
She is from Somers, Montana, only an hour away from where I was born and raised.
I immediately became a fan of her blog, Twig!
Her blog brings back a lot of fun memories of living in Montana.
Jana is also sweet as can be!

Just in case anyone is interested in moving to Somers, Montana,
Jana also has a house for sale.
She lives very close to where my sister had her wedding.
I posted about my sister's wedding here!
It is a beautiful area.

I hope you get a chance to go and visit Jana over at Twig, and if you are in the area stop in and say hi to her at the Vintage White Market Sale!
I am hoping my mom gets a chance to go to Jana's sale this weekend!
The picture below is a sampling of some baked goods that will available at their

Did I mention before how lucky I feel to have discovered blogging??