Tuesday, December 16, 2014

And all the Christmas Things

Ok so this is my third post in one evening. I'm playing catch up!!

We've covered the winter Hobnob and my new cabinets, so on to all the Christmas things!
I started decorating the day after Halloween, but I swear I am STILL way behind! 
Pay no attention to the crooked lamp shade!! I have a cat that loves that table and rubs on the lamp all the time. 
 I actually took a moment to straighten it before this photo. 
I found the clock and mercury glass trees from Homegoods. 
It's possible I've been spending way too much time there lately! 
The Paris sign is also from Homegoods. 
Trader Joes had these adorable Rosemary trees for. I loooooove Trader Joes for greenery this time of year!

 I needed one orange for a recipe and bought a whole bag instead figuring someone would eat them. When it appeared that no one was going to I found a recipe for candied oranges. I'd never had them before but it sounded good for the holidays.
Guess what? I would have been better off juicing the oranges to drink.
They looked nice all displayed on a white ironstone plate but I thought they were gross. Even the kids wouldn't touch them. 
 Here is a random photo of the beginnings of cranberry sauce.  I LOVE cranberries and I might have to eat them all....no one else in the house likes them.

 And as long as I am being random....here is a photo of me and the cat....the one who pretends to hate humans.....pretty sure the amount of snuggling here proves otherwise.

Since odds are pretty good that I won't be back around to blog again before Christmas,
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays, Happy whatever it is that you celebrate, merry merry from my house to yours! 

New Kitchen Cabinets

So the Sunday before last I headed out to Lowes with my husband because they had some decent blinds on sale for $4....

I was just going in for blinds........

I came out with 2 sets of blinds, an adapter socket for the front porch light so we can plug in Christmas lights, Christmas lights, 2 trees for the front porch, a lamp wiring kit, bows for the two trees, a clock.....

oh yeah and kitchen cabinets and counters.

We've talked about it for years. We've set dates to do it and then life got in the way or we just lost focus. But when we were at Lowes we walked by some of the cheap affordable do it yourself cabinets and we were both like hey lets do it!!

Because sure why not, all sane people decide to replace their cabinets less than a week before a big family dinner and during the holiday season. 

So we head home and he just takes the hammer to the old cabinets. They were sagging and rotten and came out basically with a little push. 
 What we failed to think about is that there would be nearly 100 years worth of really gross stuff under there and the clean up would actually take more work than installing the cabinets.
The new sink was a free find last summer at a yard sale. It is much deeper than the old one and the faucet is pretty sweet!!
So far we have reached the point of putting them in, and getting the fist coat of paint on them. 

Then we had a family dinner, which I chose as a "great" time to take a photo of the close to finished product with food and stuff all covering it of course.

See the blinds above the sink? Yep, those were the $4 blinds I went in for.
Since I took this photo Mr. Vintage Farmhouse has put trim on there. Hoping to have some finished photos soon if the flu will stop circulating our household!!

Hobnob Winter Market

Shame on me for being a bad blogger!!
It's been awhile, but life is just so busy these days and I am trying to suck up every minute of it that I can without continuous worry for "the perfect photo opportunity".

But we had such a GREAT time at Hobnob that I felt that photos still need to be shared! {which there are a ton of btw}
I joined forced with my buddy Sid from Boone County Uniques for this market. He has some pretty cool pieces!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Why You Don't Want To Miss The Hobnob

 And why you might want to bring a bib.....
First let me tell you about the Hobnob in their words:
Join us for our Friday night earlybird shopping event or come for Market Day on Saturday - either way we're sure you'll go home with a head full of ideas, shopping bags full of treasures, and a happy holiday smile on your face.

The Making Merry Party
Friday, November 21 from 5-9 pm Central
A magical earlybird shopping event - the greenhouse will be glowing and full of laughter and fun. You can get some food and wine and shop all evening long with live holiday music in the background. Vendors bring everything from antique furniture and vintage curiosities to handcrafted holiday decor, jewelry, and baby goods. You won't believe the amount of amazingness under one roof!

Party tickets are $10 per person on our website. (Available til until November 14 since we mail them and need to give them time to arrive.) $15 per person at the door on party night. Kids 12 & under are free. Your Friday night ticket also gets you back in for free on Saturday!

Click here for tickets:

Market Day
Saturday, November 22 from 9 am to 4 pm Central
Shop, laugh, eat, repeat! Bring your girlfriends, your mama, and your daughters and enjoy the fantastic displays and wonderful shopping. Admission is $5 per person at the door - no ticket necessary. Kids 12 & under are free.

Hobnob Holiday Market
November 21 & 22
Danville Gardens : 1307 Cleary Avenue : Danville, IL

Lots more info is in the FAQ section on our website.

Now let me tell you about it in my words and experience. 
The Hobnob is PURE MAGIC. 
If you don't believe me, just go look at their Facebook page. I could sit and drool over it all day long.

Here are just a couple of pics from previous Hobnob's... 

{All photos were taken from Hobnob Facebook and Pinterest, if you see one of your display and would like to be credited just shoot me a message!!}}

It's like walking into a magic wonderland, a real life Pinterest, filled with every amazing and all sorts of gorgeous over the top display.

Husband and wife team Scott & Holly really know how to put on a show. They go out of their way 
{way way above and beyond} for their customers 
{and their vendors, which is awesome btw}.
 Seriously, I ♥ these two. 
They are some of the nicest sweetest most helpful people that you will ever meet!
I love that there are always a ton of porters on hand to help customers out with large purchases. 
{I also love that they are super easy to spot in these pink shirts}

Then there are the vendors....oooooh the vendors! I have met some of the greatest friends at Hobnob. 

Like these gals in particular
 Beautiful inside and out!!
Darby & Sheri of Gypsy Soul Revival co.
They have a shop in Sullivan, Illinois and their creations are stunning!
 I am so excited to be headed back for the third Hobnob Holiday Market in November!!
This year I will be joining up forces again with Sid from 
{He's the guy with all of the super cool farmhouse tables, barn finds, chippy vintage amazing goodness.}

Oh and I almost forgot to mention the food & drink & music!!
Seriously, not only is it like walking into a real life Pinterest Board but there's sounds and tastes that make it feel like one big party. 
So if you walk in and aren't already drooling on yourself over the goods and display you will be over the food vendors. 
Actually....you might want to bring a bib just in case!
Basically what I am trying to say here is that you DO NOT want to miss the Hobnob Market. 
It's pretty much the awesomest 
{yeah...that's not officially a word, but it becomes one when describing Hobnob}
 place on the planet.