Barn Chic Antiques

Barn Chic Antiques

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Handmade vintage comes to Barn Chic!

Aren't these little coin purses adorable? There are six sweet little coin purses sprinkled throughout the Barn Chic Antiques booth at the Austin Antique Mall, and all were handmade by a new friend of mine, Caitlin. Caitlin just went full time with her new business Rally Made; she is a very talented seamstress putting her creative talents to use, transforming vintage fabrics into beautiful bags, purses, pillows, and more. She has a great start on her Etsy business and has pictures for her listings that look as good as all the pro-Etsyers out there...and this is only her first full month in! I am now featuring her coin purses in my booth, but Caitlin is so talented and makes much more than just small purses - recycle bin liners, tote bags, e-reader cases, and full size purses complete with leather straps. Once I saw that she uses feed sacks to create some of her handmade goodies, I asked her to make my cherished Funk's seed sack into a pillow - but then she suggested that it might look great as a tote, and now I can't wait to see it!  

This purse is made from her grandmother's vintage hankie. 

I just love these little purses and they look great throughout the booth...
but even better in your handbag!

I spent a good couple of hours at the booth today rearranging and adding some new finds - here is how it looked this morning; I'm not sure how it looks right now as I sold a few of my screens today -yay! 

This shelf features two of my newest treasures that I bought from Janet yesterday at the Citywide Garage Sale!


Have a chic week!

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  1. So much GREAT stuff to look at! I agree, those little purses are so cool! Enjoyed your blog~~I am your newest follower!!~~~~can't wait to see more! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

  2. So great to have talented friends! Your space looks great - congrats on selling the screens - always SO FUN to sell, sell, sell! Do you get to check your sales online?

    1. As always, thanks for reading and the comments, Stephanie! Yes, selling is as fun as buying! And I do get to check sales online every night - my favorite part of the day! I sold the green trunk and the white bookshelf on top of it yesterday, so I knew I had to replenish today. Added some more fun color and will post pics soon. Hope all is well for you!


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