Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Miss Maggie

It's crunch time getting ready for The Little French Flea Market where I will be a vendor this weekend.  It's my first time doing this market and I wanted to define my space with a personalized touch.  I've been wanting a sign for a long time with my logo on it, but I was afraid my artistic skills weren't up to the challenge.  It's getting to be the very last minute, and yesterday I was browsing the yard to see what I am taking to the market and I spotted this high school music stand with a chalkboard finish I used for my daughter's wedding three years ago.

 It was perfect!  The stand was already painted the right color and it already has some aged patina on it.  All I had to do was do a little free-hand sketching that sort of looked like my logo.  It didn't have to be perfect because the look of my blog header is very rustic anyway so I took a stab at recreating the look.
 I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, and it will definitely give me exactly what I was looking for.  I'm not even sure if I had more time that it would have come out any better, and I probably would have been really nervous trying to make it perfect. 

Thanks for taking a peak. 

I may be partying at...


Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
                 
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style
                                           
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           


24 comments:

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I think it turned out amazing! Best wishes for a successful market!

Inma M. said...

Ese soporte te ha quedado precioso, suerte con el mercado.
Besos.

Miss Kitty said...

Well, it's just adorable!!! I hope later on you can show us photos of projects that you have been working on for the market...I'm sure they are great too. good luck this weekend.

Gail said...

Your "Little Miss Maggie" sign is adorable! Your did an amazing job!! Good luck this weekend.

DJAjewels said...

Absolutely charming ... great job! Good luck at the market!
Irene

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

It is sooo pretty!! I think your artwork should be your blog header!!! I love it! Lynda

Lorraine said...

Well I should SAY so! You SHOULD be pleased with that! It looks fantastic! I hope you have someone take pictures of the booth at the show...you'll be too busy selling things!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Yes! It's very charming! Good luck with your market!

Susie said...

Maggie, As usual you did a fabulous job on the sign. Is there anything you can't do? :):) Just seeing that you used a music stand, so clever. xoxo,Susie

Bliss said...

I love it! Now I want a better logo to so I can paint it on something.

Bliss

Donna said...

I love it, Maggie! What a great way to repurpose an old music stand. The bird and the colors you used are perfect, I know it will get you noticed for sure!! Best of luck at your show:)

White Lace and Promises said...

oo la la! LOVE!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think it's perfect and will have shoppers flocking to your space!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

It's perfect Maggie. Hey email me when you get a chance!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Maggie, What a great sign you created. Just love it. It is perfect for your space at the Flea Market. Wishing you a great sale and sell out!! Have fun.
XO Celestina Marie

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a great sign! I can't believe you free handed that...so awesome! Your blog is new to me and I'm a new follower. Some "Hens" from a new facebook group I've joined told me I should come over here and convince you to join us so I'm her to do that as well. We'd love to have you.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I think it's fabulous! Some times things just work out and this is one of those times. You did a fabulous job!

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

You did a great job on the stand. Good luck with your booth,

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a cool idea for a sign and it looks amazing! You did a fabulous job!
Good luck, hope you sell lots.
Hugs,
Patti

20 North Ora said...

What a darling idea for a sign!! I'm sure you will get a lot of compliments on it.

Judy

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

This is drop dead gorgeous. Love it. I would have never thought about using a music stand this way!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I am loving this!! What a great idea. You are so clever! I am back from SNAP. So glad I stopped over to see what you were up to!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maggie, it's perfect!! How creative! I can't wait to hear how it all went.

Did you get the email I sent you? I sent it to both addresses because I could not remember which one was right. I was wondering about Mondays vintage veil post

Carol

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Maggie, hope the sale went well. I bet you had a wonderful time and your sign was a hit.
Wishing you a nice weekend.
Hugs, CM