A First Rate Marburger Vendor!

April 10th, 2011 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Layering is not only hot in fashion, but in decorating as well. When layering objects avoid clutter at all costs. Remember, our mission is to make junk look good, not junky! Layering is intended to add depth, texture, and interest to your home.I  love the chick transporters hung on the wall layered with the sconces. Clean, crisp, and oh so pretty!
Clocks are timeless. No pun intended. There are items in the vintage world that go in and out of favor. Im not big in to trends. I say buy what you love and you will tire of it a lot less easily. If you keep trendy stuff at an arms length and continue to fill your home with only items you truly love before you know it you will develop a look thats all about you. I love clocks, always have .... always will!
What can I say....I am still, after all this time crazy for spheres. Did you ever think that softballs could be elegant? Me too!
I am a huge fan of paper and the layering of it into your home decor. There are many different ways of using it from simple presentation....
....to fancy fluff! These flowers I believe were made from old dress patterns. They were simply beautiful and made everything feel like spring was in the air at Marburger.
These chests were amazing! I was drawn to the white combined with the natural that made them different from plain old shabby. The words and the texture of burlap were an added bonus.
Brushes, brushes, and more brushes. I am a very tactile person and brushes of any kind make me a happy girl. Talk about texture and interest!
Call me goofy (and I know most of you do!) but showing off items in mass has been a go to design favorite of mine for years. Some things just never get old. I thought these scissors were to die for.
This chair is fit for a queen. I love the....what I call finished/unfinished look. The upholstery is not quite finished in a very polished sort of way. I find this type of furniture very appealing. Although it is feminine in nature this chair could fit very nicely with a variety of styles, including industrial.  Furniture like this takes the hard edge off the heavy metal!
If I had only had a truck!!! This ticket takers booth would have been mine!! It was such an unusual piece....fabulous for an outdoor living space.
When talking about good home design I think many people forget one key element....one that I have been promoting since I can remember. Showing your sense of humor in your decorating style is very important. You dont want people to belly laugh when they walk through your front door, but making them smile is a welcome touch. The springs pictured here are a good example of what I am talking about.
The creator of this booth sporting her own unique style is Peg Van Dyne of French Vanilla out of Austin, Texas. Not only is she talented, but shes sweet too. Thanks for sharing with us Peg. It was great seeing you again!
Layering is not only hot in fashion, but in decorating as well. When layering objects avoid clutter at all costs. Remember, our mission is to make junk look good, not junky! Layering is intended to add depth, texture, and interest to your home.I  love the chick transporters hung on the wall layered with the sconces. Clean, crisp, and oh so pretty!

Layering is not only hot in fashion, but in decorating as well. When layering objects avoid clutter at all costs. Remember, our mission is to make junk look good, not junky! Layering is intended to add depth, texture, and interest to your home.I  love the chick transporters hung on the wall layered with the sconces. Clean, crisp, and oh so pretty!


I have to say it is very difficult to pick a favorite vendor, a favorite booth, a favorite tent, or a favorite building at Marburger because they are all AWESOME!!! It's a juried show for sure, but one of the best things about Marburger is the stunningly wide variety of vendors. Just when you think you've seen it all you round a corner and WOW!!!! Someone and something new and fresh awaits you. It's a lot to take in...even for me! I found true blue antiques,fabulous vintage ware, gobs of galvanized (my fav as we all know), texriles, jewelry, garden goodies, furniture galore, signage,....I think you get the picture. There was something for everyone and there were plenty of someones shopping!

I have chosen to highlight Peg Van Dyne of French Vanilla because her booth was a very fresh approach to romantic industrial with oodles of style and ideas. She not only showed you items she liked, but she showed you many new anfd different ways to display these vintage finds in your home and outdoor living spaces. Her booth was definitely the full meal deal...just like her!

Here's here booth and some commentary on why I enjoyed her booth>


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Comments (9)

blackcrowforge writes:


















I WOULD LOVE TO GET DOWN THERE Posted: 5:33 pm on April 16th
chippingcharm writes: Very inspiring! Laurel Posted: 5:37 pm on April 15th
MimiToria writes: Awesome post Sue, and she certainly does have a winner of a space. So fun to see glimpses of what we all miss out on by not attending these events. Still on my "bucket list", but closer to happening in the future.
G Posted: 11:07 am on April 13th
shabby_vintage writes: Oh Sue Marburger was BRILLIANT for sure & Peg's space ROCKED big time....THANKS for these AWESOME pics....Now I can relive the magic again from afar....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o) Posted: 5:49 am on April 12th
alicemom writes: Sue,
OK next year for sure. I hope you will be coming back next fall or spring. I should have my act together!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:01 am on April 11th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
Here I was less than a mile from you and didn't realize you was at marburger Farms until I got home and saw the website I was just sick that I missed you. That is quite a sight for people who have never been there.Sounds like you had fun.I had a great show at ARBOR ANTIQUES in Round Top.GOD BLESS and glad you had a fun trip.ROBERT. Posted: 10:53 pm on April 10th
Prior writes: Sue, I know what you mean about riding the waves...it took me about a week to calm down! I sure hate I didn't spot you!


Lezlee Posted: 10:17 pm on April 10th
PowerToolDiva writes: Funniest thing ever, Sue!! I bought about have of the items you pictured from Peg and Jon. They're headed back to Maryland. I so love French Vanilla! After sharing a "bottle"/glass of wine with you and Don in Warrenton and hearing about the great stuff at Marburger, I decided to head on over the next day and check out the goodies for myself! Again, great to meet you at West End Salvage! Same time, same tent next year!
Posted: 5:47 pm on April 10th
GardenAntqsVintage writes: I love Peg's style and am so glad to see you featured her space at MF. I'll do a post on her too really soon. So glad seeing you at the shows, Theresa Posted: 1:57 pm on April 10th
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