Come join us this weekend for the KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET! We have a wonderful load for this show -- great new furniture, TONS of smalls, handmades and artwork. Garden, industrial, modern cottage -- you name it. Details are just a click away on the show sidebar if you need more information. As always, you can find us in the Main Building. See you there! Can't wait.Posting some new photos of this week's finds on Facebook later today -- click the blog's fb button to see what's in store. xo
Editor's Note: Newsflash -- Next week's Grayslake is just ONE DAY -- Sunday. See next week's blog for details.
rhubarb reign is an antique and design business specializing in cottage-style furniture, artsy smalls and found objects. From a workshop and studio in a small Indiana town, we participate in antique shows in 5 states year-round. Please post a comment -- we'd love to hear from you -- and visit often. We generally try to post twice a week.
Stuff We Love: Industrial Pieces and Cottage-Style Furniture
Stuff We Love: Found Objects
We are taking a little ETSY break -- see you later in 2013!
So many of our blog readers have commented about liking the book titles we share that we've decided to make it a regular part of our blog. When we have one to share, it will be at the end of the week's news. Share a book with us! Everyone loves a great new read. xo
Byte Magazine Covers
Ben brought home an old Byte magazine that someone had loaned use for the
Steampunklet (the cover article was on Logo, which she's getting into), and
1 year ago
Thanks for Thinking of Us!
rhubarb reign inc In The News
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As well as the South Bend Tribune, Mary Engelbreight's Home Companion, Romantic Homes, and on-line from design*sponge to Cafe Cartolina.
"Crazy Love" by Francis Chan
To use a good old-fashioned EVFree word, I found this book "convicting." My favorite idea from it was that most people spend a life-time learning to be really good at things that in the end won't matter much. Ouch! It really made me think about making some changes.
"The Secret Lives of Dresses"
"Never Underestimate the Power of Vintage"...how could you NOT read something with THAT on the cover!
"Country Living," British Edition
This is one of my all-time favorite "treat" magazines; feels like a mini-vacation. Available at most bookstores.
We Two by Gillian Gill
This fabulous biography reads like a novel -- don't miss it!
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
This book has been on my "to read" list for a while now, but I was psyched to see it was also a movie. Lots of vintage fun.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This is a tremendously well written book; one of my all-time favorites. I really want to see the movie, but no one else wants to go!
Lion and Lamb by Brennan Manning
This is one of my favorite books of all times; I reread it every Christmas. Funny, insightful, real.
Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
I'd almost forgotten how much I love Alice Hoffman. If you've ever read "Practical Magic" or any of her other books, I'm sure you'll agree. Just finished this one and am now working on her latest, "The Story Sisters." Excellent!
My Life in France by Julia Child
What a great book! The Childs really led an amazing life. The story of her career is fascinating. Thanks, Kasey, for the recommendation.
The Find by Stan Williams
I'd seen this book, but didn't actually take a look until my friend Lynda sent me a review about it. And I'm glad she did! More Domino than Country Living, the author gives lots of great advice on decorating with thrift store/vintage/market finds.
Julie and Julia
See where your little blog can take you! When I read this, I had no idea what a blog even was -- just like Julie. I'm excited to see the movie, although I didn't really like Julie all that much. Wonder how she'll seem in the film version. Love both Amy Adams and Meryl Streep.
Another favorite author: MFK Fisher
It's hard to say what Fisher's books are all about, if you've never had the pleasure of experiencing one for yourself -- food as a metaphor for life, maybe? Wonderful, definitely.
Great Summer Read
"Raintree County," by Ross Lockeridge Jr., was published to amazing acclaim in the 1940s. It's a fascinating portrait of 19th-century America and very easy to read. Tragically, the Bloomington, Indiana, author committed suicide just days before the book topped the NYTimes' bestseller list.
I heart the Wall Street Journal
Actually, I only read the Weekend edition, but it is packed full of great stuff. Check it out sometime!
Creole Thrift by Angele Parlange
This book is so much fun, I read it twice!
Rejuvenated Jewels by Amy Hanna
Amy Hanna is one of my favorite Somerset artists. I was excited to see that she has a new book out.
Interior Alchemy by Rebecca Purcell
I was intrigued by the write-up this book received in the last issue of "Where Women Create." So I parted with some of my birthday capital to acquire it. I'll let you know if the cult classic is a fabulous as it seemed in the article!
Celebrate Easter with Anne Lamott
If you've never read anything by NPR's Anne Lamott, you are in for a treat! Start with "Traveling Mercies."
My French Life
Ready for some armchair travel? Then try this book by Vicki Archer. Her details about renovating an olive farm in the south of France reads just like a fairytale.
Missing Your Magazines?
So many of our old friends have vanished; try some of the Somerset publications in their stead.
We heart this book
This is a wonderful book, full of curious beauty, "The New 18th-Century Style: Rediscovering a French Decor," by Michele LaLande.
Always makes me laugh
I received "The Principles of Uncertainty" for my birthday last year. Its quirky charm always makes me LOL.
DYI Di Medici
We love Tony Duquette his for amazing use of found objects and boundless creativity.
Now THAT's a tote bag!
Not to be outdone by this summer's Bad Boy Boyfriend, Axl Rose, my last summer's love, Robert James Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, has himself this rockin' totebag, that's now mine, thanks to my BFF Lynda. What better way to transport all your extra gear to the next show!
When we first started blogging, since it was for the business, our cyber-mentor said, "no kids, no pets." But this is a special request. Here's my cat, Domino, just back from a $154 visit to the vet, brought on by either a) licking my birthday tulips b) eating the other cat's hairbrush. I'm not kidding!! But I love him. In the picture, it's 5 a.m. and he's "helping" me sew up the new tent pole bags for the season. Either that, or he's trying to find a way back to the vet -- he kept sticking his paw under the feed dog.