Saturday, August 22, 2015

Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire 2015 - Part 1

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

It was over six years ago that I visited Diane Kaser, of Molly Mo's, while on a local garden tour. I loved her home and garden and had my camera with me while my mother in law and I walked around the property. I sent a few photos to Diane a week later and she said she loved my style and asked if I would photograph her Summer Antique Faire.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

I am grateful for the opportunity because it has built an amazing friendship with not only Diane, but all the vendors that I have the pleasure of seeing year after year.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

This annual faire is held in Sublimity, Oregon overlooking the beautiful country. It is held at Union Hill Grange, a historical building perfect for an event like this! This was the first year that the faire was open for two days - Friday night and all day Saturday!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Friday night I got there before opening to capture the treasures before they were picked clean!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

There were a handful of new vendors this year including Resurrected Rags and returning vendors like Vintage Market Place.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

I loved the band that played this year called Three for Silver! Their style is unique and perfect for the event. After photographing, I sat eating some good food by Cafe Venae and enjoyed listening to the music. They really brought something new to the event and I hope they come again!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Even though I love spending such quality time with the people that I see every year at this event, my favorite part is of course the treasures I find.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Lots of pillows, baskets, and beautiful umbrellas from Roost Reimagined and Mama Roost.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Sarah outdid herself this year with some pretty amazing furniture pieces. Mama Roost was right by her side with such beautiful pieces I wanted to take the whole booth home.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Some of my favorites from the faire were wood, suitcases, wind up alarm clocks, lace, and burlap.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

I have to give a shout out to my sister, Becca, who is my assistant every year. This year there were enough mirrors to make sure we could get a photo of the two of us!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

To see more of my favorites from the faire stay tuned in for part two of this post!

Create Well: Be inspired in unexpected places with unexpected treasures.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Star Wars DIY Marquee


I just made an eight year old pretty happy. When I told E that I was going to be making his very own Star Wars Marquee he was beyond excited. With these lit up in his room and his new glow-in-the-dark Star Wars Pillows, he felt like he was pretty much in heaven. These were so easy to make that it is almost ridiculous - you have to try it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My Listers Gotta List Journal

My listers gotta list journal @createoften

I have been working on my goal of journaling more and decided it was time I took the plunge and joined The Reset Girl's Listers Gotta List Challenge. It keeps me from having to figure out what to write about! Cori does all the hard work for us by picking prompts every day and emails the list monthly.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Heidi Swapp: DIY Flamingo Notebook


DIY Flamingo Notebook by @createoften

I've got the bug. The back-to-school bug. Don't get me wrong, I am not wishing away the summer by any means. I am excited for school supplies that have started to hit stores. Some of my favorite new items are the cute covered composition books, spiral notebooks, and new planners. My latest trip into the store I had my hands full of so many new journals, that I had to stop myself. Why couldn't I make my own?!! And even cuter maybe?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Heidi Swapp - Birthday Cake Flowers


Isn't the cake everything? When I was planning my daughter's birthday party I just saw flowers on the cake like this in my mind and designed the party around them. They were pretty amazing on the glittered edible polka dotted fondant cake.