Saturday, December 31, 2011

Our New Year's Resolution- Selling Online!

What a face!
 I love this vintage portrait I found in it's original oval frame

We hope everyone is happily ringing in the New Year this evening- Denise spent her New Year's Eve day cleaning out the garage- which was much needed and will make cranking out fun / funky / fabulous pieces all the more easier!
We hope to spend all of next week reworking our two store spaces.
Our resolution for this year - selling our artwork and vintage finds online. We opened up an etsy store about a year ago and have yet to list one item! We hope to learn from friends/vendors how to network more on facebook too, so a much needed push into the 21st century is coming our way!
I took some photos of our Rustic Sparrow booth today, we've added a few more finds.

Denise came across this vintage blanket chest circa 1919 a few days ago - it's great because it still has it's pullout shelf

Denise hand painted this face vase a few years back,
it's really fun and whimsical

It wasn't until I hung this metal soldier head on the wall
that I noticed the great horse on his helmet

Our Rustic Sparrow space this month

We will be sure and post when we begin our online selling venture!
We had a great 2011 and look forward to even more fabulous finds and creative endeavors in the New Year! - Best Wishes for a Great 2012!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Vintage Marketplace

Our Booth at the December Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, Ca

We survived another Vintage Marketplace this weekend - barely! It was a ton of work getting ready for this event this time around - I think we just spread ourselves a little too thin! I'm posting several photos from our booth. Denise did another fantastic mannequin, he's definitely one of my favorites!

The Hunter
An Assembled 'Man'nequin by Denise Chafin using vintage & new embellishments

A side view

Close up of The Hunter with vintage eye glasses, an old cigarette case and pipe

Santos Cage Doll atop a Birdcage all on an assembed pedestal

Denise finally got to set up this old iron bed, she's been wanting to do this idea in our Rustic Sparrow booth space but we just haven't had the time or the room

Denise found this great set of pink vintage dishes

Several people liked our TeaTree - we thought it was a fun way to display a place setting for 8

A few distressed furniture pieces

This was a neat assembled piece with a vintage pipe, stamp & feathers in a nest under a dome

Denise picked up this old plant stand with cane sides last week and did a fabulous job giving it new life with the Annie Sloan Chalk paint 

I did some new paper figure designs for the show and thought they looked fun displayed on old silverware in creamer and sugar pots

Rita Reade & Christie Repasy once again did an amazing job as creators/organizers of this event and it's always great to see familiar faces and catch up with such sweet, fun people!
We won't be returning as vendors to the March 2012 Vintage Marketplace, but we look forward to returning as shoppers and as friends supporting a wonderful group of women artists!