Tuesday, August 9, 2011

~back to school at ruffles and rust square~

 Can you tell I'm ready? :)
Yesterday my booth received a major makeover.
It has been transformed into a "back to school" theme complete with vintage maps and globes, and hand made items using vintage yardsticks and old book pages.
 I have the sweetest little old school desk and chair, a couple sets of vintage alphabet cards, and vintage children's books.
 Like decorating with globes? 
Take you pick.
 Map of Paris wrapping paper and giant scrabble letters.
 I have 2 mannequins {aka teachers pets} 
that are dressed in vintage map skirts and corsages that match the school theme.
{sorry for the sideways pic!}
 I also have a huge vintage wall map that is double sided, and I did make a couple vases using re-purposed vintage yardsticks.
 An apple for the teacher?
 Back home after a long day at school.....
 Have you got your school supplies?
I also have a couple vintage green chalkboards.
 Here is a close up of the teachers pet corsage.
I made it with a doily that I aged, a rosette I made out of a page from an old atlas, paper shreds, scrabble letters, an old bingo card, and alphabet ribbon.
I also wanted to let you know of an upcoming show I am doing in Snohomish on Pine street.
It's August 20th, and details are coming.
I have a ton of things to bring, and most of my items will be marked way down! 
So, mark your calendars!


Angela said...

So cute! I love globes, office supplies, chalkboards, and maps too!

Unknown said...

Love the new look! Makes me nostalgic for those first days of school!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now THAT is a fun way to "go back to school!" Love it!! That map skirt on the teacher's pet, though, is my favorite!! Adorable!! Ahhh...I can smell the chalk dust and markers in the air already!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

the lane said...

lovely things!! are any of them for sale online?!
my sister is a new teacher this year- loving the ruler vase!

-the lane

Donna said...

you rock girlfriend. the map skirt is too cute. i want one for myself.

Cameo said...

Melanie-I'm a snohomish girl 2!class of '88.I just LUV your blog/skills, I plan to visit your space in Oct during next trip home-I live in Austin now. So inspired! Cameo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Great inspiration for back to school!

Anonymous said...

love it! i wish i lived closer! i would love to shop your goodies!

Amy Kinser said...

How fun your booth looks!

p95 mask said...

I like your yard with full of fresh and beautiful flowers. It is awesome arrangement, also likes globes, office supplies, chalkboards, and maps.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Oh, so clever! As a teacher I love it all, especially the vintage touches! Did Cody or Savannah do the school supply list on the chalkboard for you?? ;-)
Wish I didn't live so far away now I'd be at the sale in Snohomish! Never made it to R&R Square before I moved... :(

devon lang said...

Looks awesome! I would love to go to your school! I have been collecting vintage yardsticks too and will show you pictures when it is finished.

Christine Marie Studio said...

the mannequins are great! Sooo creative!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Loving that map skirt! Everything looks so cute! Nice work, girlfriend!

Sweet Young Journey said...

I'm so inspired by everything in your space! I love the idea of making any of those for a teacher's gift. Thanks so much for sharing!
hugs, Cheryl

Promosyon said...

Your work is best for inspiration as well as my favorite is those bunch of flowers, I also doing same work daily morning with roses and lily flowers.

MamaZuzi said...

Loving all your different ways to use scrabble tiles! We love scrabble at our house.

I have been working with Scrabble tiles, making personalized signs:


Love it!

Enjoying the blog!

Mama Picture This (Sue)

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