Friday, September 30, 2011

Vintage Phone Vignette for ROTP

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This is the fifth vignette of smalls that I put together for 
Remnants of the Past.

Vintage phone, old wheel, brushes, flying goggles, mini sap buckets, Shakespeare books.

I love old books tied together.

These items will all be available at

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fire Extinguisher Sign Vignette for Remnants

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This is the fourth vignette that I put together for 
Remnants of the Past.

Vintage insulators, old photo (lots of these), sign, Tobacco pouch, calipers, clothespins in a jar (lots of jars).

The original tobacco is in that pouch.

Awesome Fire Extinguisher Sign.

These items will all be available at 

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October Alameda

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As usual, I try to let you know about the next show coming up.
This Sunday, we'll  be at The Alameda Antique Show.
October 2nd
Alameda Point
6a.m. to 3p.m.
Spaces P-7&8

Here are a few pics from previous shows.
                                               A wide variety of special items, just for you.

                                              We always have lots of little letters.
                                              Plenty of galvanized.
                                            One of a kind items.
Cabinets, dressers, dishes, books, baskets.

What will you find THIS time?

Terry ( one of the bricoleurs)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Silhouette Vignette ~ For Remnants of the Past

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This is the third vignette that I put together for 

Handsome boy silhouette, antlers, snuff can, wood box, keys.

These vintage cards are awesome.
Half Moon Fruit & Produce Co.

These items will all be available at 
Remnants of the Past. 
 Visit this blog post and this one also to read the introductions that Judy did for us on her blog.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Winner A Winner

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O.K.  we have a winner.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to
enter this Giveaway,
to become a follower
 to post about it either on your Blog or Facebook page
 and to Like The Virginia House and
The Vintage Bricoleur.

Also I could not have done this without one of my favorite bloggers
from The Virginia House.
She created an awesome sign that truly looks vintage, and I am sure that Jana will be proud to hang it in her house.
Did you catch that?
Jana said...

                                          I follow your blog and love all your stuff!

Congratulations Jana!

Thanks again everyone!
Terry (one of the bricoleur)

No Trespassing ~ Smalls for Remnants

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This is the second post with pics of a vignette I put together for
Remnants of the Past.

A vintage type tray, ruler star, money receipt book, rusty box, insulator.

A close-up.

I have several of these sings.  I love the aged edges.

All of these items will be available at 
Remnants of the Past.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

French Bed Reveal

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In my last post I shared a Before/After project.

Remember this little French Bed?

A little peek.

A close-up.

Full of pillows, a pretty throw, and a blue and white stripped ticking.

There she is.

Who will this little bed go home with?

I think she turned out so sweet.



And after.  So much better.

This little French Bed will be available at

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

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That's right my Giveaway that has been going on this week ends tomorrow.

Check out this post on The Virginia House blog to find out more about it.

You can also go here and read the first post I wrote about it.

You don't want to miss out on 


Don't forget to leave separate comments to for each thing that you do.

The winner will be announced Monday September 26th.

Have Fun!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Who will take home this little French Bed?

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This is a before and after post.

This sweet little bed came to us like this.

The curvy lines were great but she needed a lot of work.

We pulled out tons of this.

She was also missing a side rail.

Never fear, my handy husband fixed one up to match perfectly!

Cute little legs.

The nasty fabric had to go.

The new side piece ready to be attached.

Here she is with a fresh coat of Antique White paint.

She also needed new strapping.

The strapping all finished, and the paint all distressed.

The full reveal of this makeover will be in my next post.


It is more fun this way.

By the way this little French Bed will be available at 

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beach Themed Smalls for Remnants

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As I said, I will post pics of what will be available at
 The next several posts will be vignettes of items that I put together.

Beach Themed Smalls

I love these little tags that say ANTWERPEN.

Pretty vintage bottles in a special carrier.

Shabby white frames and sea shell.

I like how the greens and whites and metal all blend together.

These items will all be available at
Remnants of the Past.

On a side note...
I am sorry, there seems to be a problem with my followers not showing up.  I don't know if it is o.k. on your end or not.  Several new followers say that they are following but I can't find them anywhere.  Don't forget to enter my Giveaway!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What we like to do in SLO during ROTP

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I thought I would share a few pics of what we like to do in the San Luis Obispo area while we are at 
Remnants of the Past.
This show is the biggest that we do, so I am devoting a lot of blog posts to it.
My husband was born and raised in that area, so we have taken many trips down there to visit friends and family.  Everyone's favorite thing to do is go to the beach.
This is the Pismo pier.

Pretty shell opened up like a butterfly.

I love these old pilings.

The kids enjoying the waves and looking for shells.

Happy to be at the beach.

It is so relaxing there.  If you get the chance, after you have shopped till you drop, take a drive to the beach.  You won't be disappointed.
Oh, also stop in at our favorite fish market, Pier 46 in Templeton.  The best fish and chips ever!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Trying Something New..........

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 I want to try something new.
For the next couple of weeks, up until Remnants of the Past, most of my post will be featuring the items that we will have available for sale there.  It will be kind of Miss Mustard Seed style.  Except that my photos will not look as pretty.

In a past post, wondering How Do You All Get So Many Comments, some suggested that I show more pics of what we sell. I feel like I do show you what we sell, but this will be different.  I will be showing you what is GOING to be available.  This takes a little more planning for me because things move so fast around here.  But here goes...
                                                Old Jars
Homemade Soap
More Jars

Little Tin Stars

More pics to come.  I am waiting for them to upload.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Giveaway to Celebrate

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I did a post about a Giveaway that I had planned.  I was waiting for my 100th follower.  Before I could post it, I got not 1, but 2 more followers.  This may not seem like a big deal to some, but this blog and business is pretty new for me, and every little number counts.

Enough of that.

To celebrate 100 followers,

Here is what we will do, Jillian from The Virginia House has prepared one of her awesome signs especially for this Giveaway.
On lucky reader will receive, 


Don't you just love it?

A sign reading,
Jones & Co. Apothecary.

She has two Etsy shops with great items for you to choose from and for this week only, if you use the special code, LOVETVB for either of the shops you will receive 15% off of your order.

This sign is hand painted with an aged look.

I am an artist that loves to create things that look like they
 belong in the past.  The shabby, chippy, and yellowed
days gone by is my inspiration.
I do custom orders as well as many of my own creations.

Here are the rules.
1. Follow this Blog (The Vintage Bricoleur) and leave a comment to let me know that you do.

2. Follow The Virginia House Blog and leave a comment here to tell me that you do.

3. Post about his Giveaway on either your Blog or your Facebook page and leave a comment for each post telling me that you have done so.

4. Follow both The Virginia House and The Vintage Bricoleur on Facebook and leave a comment telling me that you have done so.


So let the fun begin!  

This Giveaway begins September 18th and will end September 25th at midnight pacific time.  The winner will be announced the next day.

Don't forget to take advantage of the 15% off of your purchase at those Etsy shops! 

Have Fun!
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)