I have not met Heather but feel like I know her. I have followed her blog, for over a year now. I have loved her style using something old and something new. Heather's style is the epitomy of Modern Vintage Lifestyle. Heather's career has focused on interior design and antiques. Heather has a online boutique which showcases her wonderful finds and beautiful photography.
Heather's new venture will be as a contributing editor to Flea Market Style Magazine. I am so happy that there is going to be a new magazine hitting the stands. With all of my favorites no longer around, I knew I would be going in to magazine withdrawl shock.
I am very excited that Heather and her husband will be coming to my show on October 10th. Be sure to check out her treasures.
Welcome Heather and hubby!
I have know Pam for many years. We attended the same church until she and her husband retired and moved to Northern Idaho. I knew that she was a talented singer but did not know her passion for ephemera and silver solder. This is where Pam exploded in her talent. Pam participated in my very first show with her monogramed necklaces. They were an instant hit! Pam has now advanced in one of a kind necklaces and her new line, crowns used as cake-toppers.
Pam's jewelry is completely designed and handmade by her. She has a passion for old sheet music and clever quotations. Pam combines monograms, funny little sayings, and old music and then sandwichs them all between sparkly glass bevels in different shapes and sizes. Pam also makes wine collars, bracelets, ornaments and old bottles.
Pam's new line is creating crowns to be used as cake-toppers or candle holders or just for fun. She also makes fabulous cones to either tuck a gift into or hang on a door knob and whimsical paper doll greeting cards, all incorporating that wonderful vintage sheet music and German glass glitter. Here are a few of Pam's wonderful creations. Enjoy!
For more inspiration, go to Up in the Attic.
It is here! I had the pleasure at my last show in April of having Sunday Hendrikson from Romantic Country shoot the show and feature it in their September issue. Sunday also shot a few houses on the Central Coast to be used in future issues. Also, joining me in this issue is Patti from Artful Design. I am so exited to also have Patti join us at my next show on October 10th . Patti is an incredible artist and has the gift of repurposing antiques and many other vintage items into her creations. Patti will be in the barn so make sure to stop by and say hi.
Here are just a few of the items she creates...
I want this bed crown!
Don't you just love these letters.
I look forward to you meeting Patti. See you there!
Next in the line up of the amazing vendors that I will be having at my October 10th show is Pat Story. I remember walking the aisles of the Alameda Flea Market and I came upon Pat's booth. It is one of those stop you in your tracks booths. All I remember seeing was huge columns, large trophies and mercury glass. I wanted everything! I couldn't invite Pat fast enough to do my show. I am the lucky one because she said yes.
Pat started her business in 1974 and her style has evolved over time. Pat calls her style sophistated cottage, a mixture of rustic and elegance. Pat couldn't decide what style she loved best so she blended the two. Here are a few photos that were recently taken for a publication.
Not only will you love Pat's style but you will love Pat and her husband, Ray, too!
I met Jenny of Junk Girls through a mutual friend. I saw pictures of her creations online and instantly was awed. This woman is talented! I heard her creations were being showcased at Georgia Moon. I quickly went down to the store and walked in and was enthralled on how Jenny showcases a vintage piece with such emotion. Jenny K is the artist designer part of Junk Girls. Jenny makes art, water features and furniture using found and recycled objects. Each of her pieces are one -of-a -kind and usually starts with a theme or metaphor. A piece needs to speak to Jenny before she begins. Each piece is about the character and the message and oftens says what people can't or don't know how to say.
One of the things that Jenny does that speaks to my heart and passion is giving back to the world of social good.
With much pleasure, I introduce JennyK...
I am so honored to have received this award. I am so new to this land of blogging and you always wonder if anyone ever reads what you post. I want to thank Janet for giving me this award. I will do my best on answering honestly. Here are the rules of the game.
First, say thank you to the presenter of the award and link to them
Second, share ten honest things about yourself
Third, Present the award to seven other people whose blogs you think our wonderful in content/and or design.
Tell these people that they have received the Honest Scrap Award.
Here we go...
1. I, too, am a very shy person. I am an observer but force myself out into situations to challenge myself.
2. I profess to be neat and organized but I am totally the opposite. I dream of order and sometimes it happens but it is something that doesn't come naturally.
3. I hoard magazines and hide actually how much I spend on them from my husband. I tell him that it is a business expense.
4. I hide stashes of chocolate around the house from my family. Did I say wine, also...
5. We have pets and I like them but do not like them in the house.
6. I tell my husband that I like the house just the way it is but I am dying to redecorate!
7. I don't want my son to ever move out... He is so much fun!
8. I hate ironing. My Mom forced me to iron all my Dad's hankies and t-shirts. Who irons these things!
9. I love flea markets. I love the thrill of the hunt and to see how creative people can be.
10. I love the Lord
Now, this is the easy part, sharing my favorite blogs.
I love Heather's style! Come see Heather at my October 10th show.
I love ready Kasey's daily musings. She cracks me up.
I love Jeanne's honesty and sense of humor.
The perfect place for an event. Remnants of the Past will be there on the 10th of October.
The best engraved pumpkins!
What can I say...It's my daughter's blog. Love you Honey!
Love you Pammy!
Thank you! Thank you! It is my morning ritual with my cup of coffee to read all of your blogs. It is addicting and I love each and everyone of you. It is wonderful reading about your lives, your dreams, your passions and seeing you achieve them.
About eleven years ago, I met Sidney. Sidney owned a company called Country House Fabrics in Camarillo, California. We started a great business relationship which then became a fun friendship. I would run in to Sidney and her friend Sandi at all lthe flea markets. We had an understanding when we ran into each other that if I don't spend much time with you at the flea markets is because I don't want to miss ANYTHING. Over the years, our lives have changed. Sidney sold her company and I sold my store. We continued to stay in touch. When I found out that Sidney and Sandi were selling at shows, I invited her to Remnants. I love these two! They are so much fun. The only thing is that they set up their booth so quickly so that they can shop the show while everyone else is still setting up. I have learned that I need to stay ten steps ahead of that pair! You will love their style. They find the real deal in antique white furniture. None of the quickly painted white stuff here. They also collect the unusual in smalls and you will find many of the pieces from their homes that only live there for a couple of months. I am proud to say that I have a part of Sidney and Sandi in my home right now.
Here is Sidney on the right. Isn't she adorable! I love this girl.
Love the zinc topped table and the glass. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Sidney and Sandi.
I was walking down the aisles of a local antique show located in Central California when I came across a booth that stopped me in my tracks. This booth said WOW! The owners of this booth were Pat and Harley Bates. Pat was selling the most incredible antique textiles I had ever seen. I remember buying a pillow that I called "Downie Brownie". It was a large round velvet pillow with a beautiful needlepoint and it was ohhh... so soft. Pat and Harley are quite the merchandising team. Their style is country french antiques, garden and whimsical antiques. Every time I see them at a show, their booth is always an eye catcher. Pat and Harley participated in my very first show. Their booth was the booth that my husband and I had to work on, in my previous post, most the night of the downpour of rain. We were moving linen chairs and French furniture out of the rain for hours. I dreaded calling them the next morning...Pat and Harley were the epitome of graciousness. Harley arrived early the next morning and set up another booth besides helping the other vendors with their rain soaked booths. What a team! They still participate at every show, but inside the Barn, and continue to be my cheering squad. Love these two!
Amazing French settee!
Patti and I met at the Santa Monica Flea Market about fours years ago. Patti had the kind of booth that you did not want to leave. Everywhere you turned there were neat and unusual treasures. I invited Patti to participate at my very first show. The Barn was full so she was outside on the grass with just a few other vendors. She arrived on Friday to set up her booth. The day progressed and so did the weather. The forecast was for high clouds. Well...it looked like more than high clouds. Patti was so worried that it was going to rain. We left for the evening and fell into an exhausted sleep until the phone rang at 2:00 in the morning with the owner of the Barn telling me that the rain was collapsing the booths. Your worst nightmare. My husband and I rushed out and started working on getting the water off the tents. By morning, you would never had known that it had even poured it was so gorgeous. Patti had an awesome day. I am so happy that she has continued to participate after such a rocky start. Thank you Patti! Please stop by Patti's booth in the Barn. Her booth is a favorite amongst the customers!
Love the chandelier!