Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Yes, we are still here, busier than ever....

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I apoligize for such a long absence on this blog.

Here at The Vintage Bricoleur, we have been busy with a few Spring/Summer shows,



 teaching classes using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan,

Doing custom pieces for customers,

 traveling to New orleans for the annual stockists meeting (we got to meet Annie in person), 

and now once again planning for our show


In case you are new here, 

 3750 Taylor Road Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

(High Hand is a 110 year old fruit shed that has a well known restaurant and nursery.  Inside the sheds you will find several small businesses such as a fiber arts store, rug store, wine tasting rooms, art gallery and olive oil and vinigar store and The Vintage Bricoleur.)



We are a small Vintage Home Design store who carries Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  We teach classes the third Tuesday of every month 10-12:30 or 6-8:30. $95 All supplies are included in the cost of the class.
(more class dates will be available soon)

We do cutsom painting of furniture using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  Our items are found items so things are always changing.  We build farm tables, hutches, cabinets, benches etc. using reclaimed wood.  Much of what you will find in our store has been made using vintage items by local artists.  


bricoleur:
one who makes creative and resourceful use of whatever materials are at hand regardless of their original purpose.

Come by and say Hello!
For every day posts, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Terry(one of the bricoleurs)

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,
(before)
(after)
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! 


Saturday
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)