I'm pumped today! Why? My first Frenchy, or La Belle Premiere, was featured at At the Picket Fence AND Stuff and Nonsense.
At the Picket Fence is a blog by 2 hilarious sisters who host the Inspiration Friday blog party. I know they look at each and every entry of the party because they came upon my brand new baby blog and immediately left me sweet comments about the chair. Thank you Vanessa and Heather!
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense who hosts the Friday's Unfolded party, was also extremely kind to visit my post and leave a comment about the transformation of the chair. She throws a great party full of furniture redos, food, and crafts. Thank you Alison!
I feel the way I did when I got a bonus or raise at work. A real sense of accomplishment knowing that people like what you do (minus the extra income). I'm punching my fists in the air right now because I'm that excited. Woo! Thank you again to both blogs for being so kind to feature me and bringing furniture addicts like us together!
Now I feel confident, refreshed, and ready to take on more projects but it will all have to wait. I have to take take a few days off from working on furniture because we have a big St. Patrick's Day party planned for this Saturday. My husband's the cook so he's making all the food. Meat pies, Irish soda bread, fish chowder, apple tart...mmm. I'll be too full to do anything useful anyway!
I THINK A TIE BOMB WENT OFF IN THERE.
And as promised, here are some close-up pictures of the suitcase displayed in my post about my first Frenchy. My husband and I bought this at a garage sale either in Massachusetts or Connecticut a few years ago.
After researching "Zephyrlyte Lincoln," I found out that this suitcase was an option on the Lincoln Zephyr in the 30's-40's. They were made to match the interior of the car and fit perfectly in the trunk. Look at this amazing ad I came across.
I'm hoping one day I'll be able to find this actual ad. And unfortunately, I didn't get much info on the stickers, but here are a few of the ones I like.
That's true vintage right there and they're still in great condition. And if any of you are wondering what we keep in the suitcase, my husband went through a tie phase before we met and he would always pick a few up at the thrift store or receive them as gifts. Some are nice but most are heinous. He keeps them in here and I don't even bother trying to tell him to fold them neatly. I pick my battles.
Maybe one day I'll do something crafty with them when he's not looking. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!