Sunday, September 14, 2014

Country Living Day - Saturday

Well, Day Two was just as much fun as Day One... 
and the weather, while chilly & sometimes threatening was pretty nice.  

Lots of great shoppers today all braving the cold.
Here's a few shots of the booth today... 
we moved things around and freshened up the displays.  
Got a lot of lovely compliments on the booth too.  

Thank you all!

Trying a little fun with the camera & yes it was cold enough for mittens this morning.

George the Octopus needs to find a home... and someone to cuddle

This banner will be at a vineyard wedding...  sure to be a gorgeous wedding

I think he can't decide... a drink or a sandwich

Sort of sums up the day... Joy at Country Living!

  I sold so many of my vintage finds.  I am happy they have found a new home.  
This is the prettiest sewing machine ever


I will post more tomorrow... Hope to see you there.


copyright Salmon Alley LLC  2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Country Living Columbus - 2014

Another great day at Country Living's Columbus show at Ohio Village.  
You can't ask for a more perfect location for the show - 
everthing about the Village is ideal for the show.  
And Salmon Alley has the same booth location! 
 It is the best one too!


Here's the view when you enter the show... 
I'm the first booth you can come to and there are so many lovely items to view.  

Great vintage finds, wonderful handmade items:
 owls, bags, lampshade, pumpkins &wall hangings.  

I got to see many customers from last year... 
so exciting to hear how they used the banners and other items they purchased.  

The owls this year have so much personality. 


 And the Octavius the Octopus is stealing the show.  

More to follow after tomorrow's show.  
Got to finish a few more things before tomorrow.  

Come on out and see me, 
the weather will be fine and 
there's sure to be some great antiques and country goodies to be found.

copyright Salmon Alley 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Post Show - lots of Heat

So concludes the hottest market I have ever experienced! Just over 90 degrees! 
My new easy-up provided adequate shade and a pleasant shelter for the day. 
And the rain held off long enough to have time to unload at home.

View of the booth in the early morning light
I've been busy getting things ready for the Country Living Show in Columbus, finding wonderful treasure and creating new and wonderful items.

Travel Case - excellent color!

I love the sunshine colors of these books!


Never one to waste - lovely paper garlands from book scraps!
Loved this garland... will grace a Christmas Tree this year!

Flower Garland

I am excited to share new finds... vintage jewerly and ceramics.  
Make sure you head to Columbus or back to Oakley in September to see everything!
Vintage jewelry and garland
 I am happy to work on custom letters to make the decoration for every room or occasion.

Names & words are easy with these colorful books!

I have sold many treasures today!  
A fabulous Mid Century Table, excellent condition and a real find.
The sherbert colored Tupperware cups and several other vintage articles.

I am getting ready for the Country Living Show 
(September 12-14) 
with many new items and several favorites.  

I hope to see you there!  


copyright Salmon Alley LLC 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Oakley Fancy Flea

Fluttering Celebrate Banner
 We had a little of everything weather-wise: rain, lightening, thunder and sunny skies. 
 But that didn't deter the people coming out to support OFF Market in July.

 New items to Salmon Alley: letter books - perfect for gifts.  

Perfect for every decor:  nursery, family room, office &
for every occasion: weddings, new baby, graduations, birthdays 

Custom Letters - spell words, names etc.
The pillows are down filled and so cozy. 
The owls are unique and each have their own personalities.

Birds of a feather - pillows and owls

I love this pillow!

 Check out the custom lampshades.  
Each can be monogrammed or specialized.

Full view of booth and custom lampshade!

Vintage items, some antiques and other treasures.

Vintage collectables
 The pins and hairpieces are made from fabrics, vintage buttons and jewelry pieces.

Pretty pins and hairpieces

The next OFF Markets will be August 30 & September 27.  
Come on out to Oakley Square, you'll be glad you did.


copyright Salmon Alley LLC 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Organized Necklace Holder

Problem: Last year, I had a huge jumble of necklaces in my jewelry box.  I have what might be considered a lot of necklaces.  And storing them flat was not good... they would get tangled together and I would spend too much time separating them anytime I wanted to wear one.


My Solution: Fashion a Necklace Holder from an Old Lampshade.  


I wrapped the entire shade with white cotton twill tape 
so the necklaces would sparkle and pop against the white.  
I sewed vintage shank buttons around the outside 
top of the shade at one inch intervals and a few on the inside 
as well to allow the longer necklaces to hang better.

The result is a charming organized solution that has a soft feminine vintage feel.  

I can hang it or leave it resting on my dresser. 

 It is so easy to see the necklaces and even easier to keep 
them organized after I've worn them.  

And I can store hair clips on the shade as well. 


copyright Salmon Alley LLC 2014

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fair 52

Hello Friends! I am excited to be part of a new on-line marketplace:

Fair 52.

Fresh handmade finds each week, plus creative inspiration
 Check out their facebook page and website:

There is always something new and interesting from all around the country! 
I am thrilled to be part of this great new resource for handmade work.

I am putting up my quirky owls...  They range in size from 4" - 12" tall. 
Shhh!  Winston is still sleeping!

Baby Owl - Clive

 I will make custom owls for your occasion, to match your couch or to the size you require.
Each one is unique and has his own personality.  


copyright Salmon Alley LLC  2013

Plenty of Thanks

This time of year I am always reminded of how grateful and thankful I am to be where I am, doing what I love and being surrounded by my family & friends.

The Sycamore Craft Show is always the week before Thanksgiving... It's a great day - the various bands and orchestras play throughout the day making for a festive shopping experience. 

And this year was another great year!  Thank you to everyone who came out and shopped with me.  I got help from family again and collaborated with a close friend for some very special Holiday gifts.  

I'll be at the Oakley Fancy Flea on December 1 - 10-4 at the Oakley 20th Century Theater if you missed the Sycamore Show... lots of Holiday goodies... finish your shopping with Handmade gifts made right here in Cincinnati!

Trees, stockings - Can you Believe it?!
I just love the diversity of the products!
Time to Celebrate!

Give Thanks Banner Challenge!  

You've all seen where I have my banner...  Let me see how you display yours.  

Here are some beautiful shots of my Give Thanks banners in friends' homes. 
I love how great they look in every home!

Send me your photos and I will post them here with others.

If you don't have one, I'll ship one to you - plenty ready to deliver for Thanksgiving!!


Happy Thanksgiving!  Take a moment to Give Thanks!


copyright Salmon Alley LLC  2013