Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ruffles and Rust

Today I attended Ruffles and Rust, a vintage market.  It is a flea market/ craft fair but all the items are home decor specific.  It was my first time attending and I loved it.  It was full of great finds and inspiration.  I didn't purchase a ton but I did come away with lots of great ideas for upcoming projects.

We got there right when it opened and there was already a line to get in.  By the time we left it was getting uncomfortably crowded.

There were over 80 vendors selling all kinds of great treasures.  There was a lot of vintage glassware and ceramics.

All the booths decorations and displays were really fun and unique.

I really loved the vintage suitcases.

Burlap and vintage graphics were seen on a lot of pillow covers in several booths.

I thought this was a great way to reuse silver trays.  I always see them at the Goodwill for $4-$5.

I would love to have this for craft storage but I couldn't rationalize spending $85 to organize glue sticks and glitter.

These ribbon boards were so cute.  They were burlap printed with a vintage postcard graphic.  The twine and nail heads were perfection.  I see this project in my future for sure.

I love all things union jack.  I thought these pillows made with upholstery webbing were a great neutral take on such an iconic image.

This pillow is another project I am going to try at home.

I did come away with a couple things.  I went looking for a wire basket to help with my entry storage.  There were a ton of options there but this one was the perfect size and a good deal at $24.  I like that it has a little bit of rust for character.

 I have seen projects done with these coffee sacks before.  I am thinking of using it to recover a bench.  I thought it was a good deal for $3.

 Overall I really enjoyed the event.  They had a good range of products in lots of different price ranges.  It is always fun to be inspired by the creations of so many crafty and creative people.

Today was unusually chilly.  I was really hoping that when we got home from Antigua it would be springtime in Seattle.  I have to share a cute pic of our Pyper all bundled up and ready for her first flea market/ craft fair!


  1. Hi, I was there today too! Those suitcases were gone, though, by the time I got to that booth.