Thursday, February 6, 2014

Save the Date for A Vintage Harvest Vintage Show 2014!

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It might seem a bit early in the year for a post about our show hosted by
 The Vintage  Bricoleur and High Hand
but I want you to know the date so you can put it on your calendar and save the date.
October 25, 2014.
 Overlooking some of the crops grown to be served at High Hand Café.
As you wander through the Maple Rock Gardens shopping from talented designers, you will see a small scale train chugging around the tracks.
A couple of cute little statues in the parterre.
Farm tractor carrying the harvest of the day.
See you at the gates on the morning of October 25!
To see a couple of albums of A Vintage Harvest 2013, go to our show Facebook page
100 Clark Tunnel Road
Penryn, Ca. 95663
Until then, stop in to see us at the store
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.
OPEN: Tuesday -Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4.
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)


Friday, January 3, 2014

ReCap of 2013 for The Vintage Bricoleur

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The year 2013 was a good year for The Vintage Bricoleur.

We were able to grow our customer base, 

do MANY Annie Sloan  Chalk Paint® projects and some tutorials for the blog,

participate in many Antique/Vintage shows,
(Mes Amis)

(Remnants of the Past)

(Alameda Point Antiques Faire)

 take a few family trips,

 host our own Antique/Vintage show,
-stay tuned for this year's date-

(Maple Rock Gardens, show location.)

update our living room,
I will be doing a couple of blog posts about the process.

  and celebrate 2 years owning our own store.

The year 2014 promises growth and some changes in several ways for our business.  We plan to participate in the usual monthly Antique/Vintage shows and in the Fall, host A Vintage Harvest again. We hope to be able to host more Workshops of different varieties including the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® classes.

(Family photos by Nicole McArthur Photography)
Angela Trevor & Arica are growing so fast and are a big part of our family business.

So come on in and visit us, 
 things are always changing with new displays and new found inventory.  We are located at 
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95650
Inside the High Hand  fruit sheds.

*Follow us on Facebook!*

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Vintage Harvest, It Was A Success!

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Well the show is over.
Our first vintage/antique show, A Vintage Harvest was a great day.

  It was a success.  

We had a huge crowd of happy shoppers, 

the garden was beautiful, 

the food was delicious,

 and the vendors outdid themselves with merchandising their spaces. 

Here a just a few photos of the day.

 **Most of all we are indebted to our family and friends for helping us pull this off smoothly.**

Don and Melanie thanks for running The Vintage Bricoleur space and the donut run.

 Mom and Dad Bustos thanks for helping out with loading and unloading, and for a home-cooked dinner the night before the show and lunch on set-up day. 

 Sam and Ashley thanks for running the Porter Station so smoothly and helping with loading vendors.  

Thanks Jim for working so hard all day loading up customers and vendors, and for the delicious homemade dinner after a long show day.

Angela, Trevor, Arica and Coralie, thank you for shuttling people around on the golf cart, getting lunches for vendors, for entertining the little ones who were at the show at different times and for loading vendors up.  We couldn't do it without you kiddos, our Jr. Bricoleurs.

Thank you Mom Sjotvedt and Linda for running a vendors' space who got sick at the last moment.

Thank you to our store dealer Shelley, and her daughter for working at The Vintage Bricoleur on set-up day and show day.

And Betty thank you for the wonderful surprise coming all the way from Texas to show some sisterly support. (and the coffee run)

I could go on all day..... 
there were many more people involved.  Thank you to each and every one of you.

To see more PHOTOS, go to our Facebook page.

Come visit our store:
The Vintage Bricoleur 
3750 Taylor Road Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand  fruit sheds.

Stay tuned for the next show date!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Vintage Harvest ~ Part 3 Introcuding the Vendors and Last Minute Details

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A Vintage Harvest is just 3 days away! 

October 26, 2013
9 am - 3pm
Admission $10
 100 Clark Tunnel Road Newcastle, Ca. 95658

 Do you have your tickets? 
call (916) 663-4663

a few more vendors....

Betty & The Texan Bags
Cal (The Texan) creates beautiful leather bags, belt pouches, iPad covers, messanger bags and more.  Each is hand punched and hand sewn with recycled leather, belts, antique hardware & LOVE.

Bloom Vintage Findings
Tina owns Bloom in Roseville, Ca.  Tina has an ability to find the most unusual and cool items and her display is always beautiful.

Michelle owns Summer Cottage in Petaluma, Ca. 
 Look for her set up at one of the cute little vintage trailers.

Tour the beautiful gardens, have lunch with a select menu from High Hand Cafe, harvest a pumpkin and shop from all of our talented designer vendors!

After you are finished at the show, head on over to the store and see Shelley who will be happy to help you with purchasing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, or picking out something special for yourself or home.

The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand Fruit sheds.

Tickets can still be purchased by calling (916)663-4663.  

It you are coming to do some serious shopping, I would suggest to come a little early.  The gate OPENS at 9am.  Early bird gets the worm!
If you are coming for a fun outing, to see the gardens and do just a shopping for the holidays, come around 11:30 or so. 
 Wear comfortable shoes, and dress in layers.  It might be a bit chilly in the morning, but it's going to be a beautiful day! Sunny and 82 degrees.

See you Saturday!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Vintage Harvest ~ Introducing the Vendors *Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of the list of talented vendors for our show 

Kim owns Bungalow Vintage Living in Fair Oaks, Ca.  She designs clients' homes specializing in a  beautiful French/Garden style, using antiques and vintage.  

Julie Brusseau
Marty and Julie sell at Eighth and Main in Chico, Ca. and at the Alameda Point Antique Faire.  This creative couple work together to bring a mix of primitive, shabby and unusual finds.

Deidre and Co.
Deidre puts together a beautiful space at vintage shows, full of pretty and feminine things such as ruffles and lace, shabby frames, statues and cloches.  I wonder what she will bring this time?

The Bustos
Dave & Helen (my parents) have a space at the AntiqueTrove in Roseville, Ca.  They also sell at the Alameda Point Antique Faire and the Sacramento Antique Faire.  You can always find useful islands, cabinets and tables in their space, set with a collection of pretty pottery bowls.
(with our son Trevor at his 8th grade graduation)

Magnolia Street Designs
Tonya and Debbie sell at vintage shows.  They are known for their chalkboards made with vintage windows and doors and burlap banners.

Nancy owns Gypsy Chic Vintage Market in Lincoln, Ca.  She will set up a beautiful space of furniture and decorative items for the home.
(with daughter Maddie)

Leif and Wendy sell at The AntiqueTrove in Roseville, Ca. and the Alameda Point Antique Faire.  Their space is always very impressive with large displays of industrial/primitive.

Trish sells at The Red Door Elk Grove in Elk Grove, Ca.  Her beautiful style is well known and her home has been published in Vintage Style magazine.

Dave and Kathy own The Red Door in Elkgrove, Ca.  Their experience in selling antiques for over 25 years shows in the beautiful displays they create.  You can find Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® at their store.

Kim sells at Eighth and Main in Chico, Ca. and at the Alameda Point Antique Faire.  She will have a great selection of vintage and vintage inspired home decor.

Melony owns Well Worn in Oroville, Ca.  She sells Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and uses it to paint the vintage and antique furniture she sells. 

Nicole's business is selling and renting out vintage unique items for your events and parties.  Check out her beautiful website.

Farmer Jakob
Jakob is the farmer at Maple Rock Farms who is in charge of suppling much of the fresh produce (Farm-To-Table) for the High Hand Cafe.  He will have a stand with fresh pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, etc. for purchase.

Evie Ivy Over
Chris sells Antique European Wine Artifacts out of his Napa Warehouse.  Look at the beautiful grainsacks and bottle drying racks!

Danny and I will be sharing our space with our friends Don and Melanie.  Don and Melanie sell at our store The Vintage Bricoleur and will be working/covering for us in the space the day of the show.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
9am - 3pm
(100 Clark Tunnel Road, Newcastle, Ca. 95658)

Admission $10.
Tickets are available through the
 High Hand website,  
in the High Hand Nursery or 
at The Vintage Bricoleur.

Did you miss Part 1?  

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)