Monday, February 27, 2012

Attention Local Bloggers ~ Repost

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As most of you know we hold Worshops here at
The Vintage Bricoleur.

On March 1, 2012 we will hold a Blog Forum.  I am excited about this.  My idea is to get local bloggers together (or those who want to start a blog) to share their own blogs, share a few of their favorite blogs.
A special guest will be here to help answer any questions that you might have.  She will be able to help with how to do link party, how to do a Giveawy, blogging for bliss vs dollars and so much more! 
What an opportunity to meet face-to-face with other bloggers and to get your blog name out there to grow your blog.
So if you live in the general area of Sacramento, sign up to be a part of this Workshop.
Call (916)261-9079
or email
 The class is $25.00.  Bring your laptop if you like.  (And your camera as any good blogger should.)  You will be able to enter your name for a drawing at the end of the class.  Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
6 PM
@The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

Here is some feedback from one of our workshops,

Good Morning,
    I just wanted to take the time to Thank You for the wonderful evening.  I really enjoyed the class and love my necklace.  You have such a lovely shop that it is like going to a relatives for the holidays.  You know, when you look forward to seeing how they have decorated.  You have such a warm and loving enviroment that it is enjoyable to spend time admiring your disign ability and your warm spirit.  
thanks again, 

Isn't that nice?
  We love doing these Workshops and I think this
 Blog Forum
 is one that we will be repeating often.



Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fun, Interesting and Useful

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Do you like Fun, Interesting and or Useful?  We have it here at,

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

Clay tags.
 Fun & Useful.

Mail boxes.
Fun, Interesting and Useful.

Gold leaf cabinet.
 Beautiful and Useful.

Mirrors and frames.
Beautiful and Useful.
(Hey, how did beautiful slip in there?)

Cement urn and green books.
Fun and Useful.

Pretty throw pillows, basket, and wall sconces.
Fun and Useful.

Aqua bottles and shells.
Interesting and Fun.

Shells, bottles and birdhouse.
Interesting and Fun.

Basket, hand knotted rug, and linen.
Useful and beautiful.
(Beautiful again).

String holder.
Interesting, Fun and Useful.

Vintage letter, and window.
Interesting and Fun.

Wood tray.
Interesting and Fun.

Do you like all this?  Come check us out.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Farm Table, Hutch, Buffet

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We have several large items in the store just waiting for the perfect home.

How about a Farm Table?
Natural top with shabby white legs.

Measures 7 1/2 feet long.
  A good size to fit in just about any space.

Here is where you will be sitting......

Or a primitive pine hutch?

Open shelves on top with cupboard doors below.

It can hold sooo many things.

Or a buffet?

About 6 feet wide, it would hold plenty of dishes to serve your favorite company meal.

Pretty glass knobs, a mirror and glass doors make this piece special.

Many more items available, these are just a few of the larger ones.

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I have a feeling.........

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I have a feeling that this beautiful blue cabinet from Vermont is not going to last long.
Now that the holiday season is over, once again people are focusing on their homes.

And this cabinet would be so useful and beautiful in many types of decorating. 
 It is a little
 and Primitive
 all in one.

You could fill it with
stonewear bowls,
and so much more!

With its deep drawers,
 wide shelves,
 and cupboard underneath
 it provides endless possibilities.

I just have a feeling...
it won't last long.

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What a difference!

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I love learning new ways to make this blog better.  One thing that I would like to learn more about is the photography side of things.  I don't like things to be complicated and to take a lot of time.  Therefore when I take pics for this blog I usually don't edit them.  I just do the best I can, and go for it.
I have not been competly satisfied with some of the shots I have taken in the store since we opened.  The space does not have a lot of natural light and so some turn out looking yellow.  I thought well, I guess I will just have to learn how to edit. (which to me means "time" and I don't have tons of extra "time").
 I was visiting with Maria from Dreamy Whites, and she gave me a few tips.  I can really see the difference and the pics look sooo much better. 
You tell me what you think...


Looks better, huh.


You can see the individual colors so much better!

Even this,
The blue of the cabinet is more true to life in the second pic.

Much better.

I have had fun taking more pics in the last week or two. 
 What do you think, do you see a difference?

Thanks Maria!
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cute little Headband/Earwarmers

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I don't know about you, but I don't like my ears to be cold.  When I go out walking, or in the early mornings at shows, I wear ear buds.  They fit right over my ears and help to keep me warm.
they don't look cute.
One of the things that we carry at the shop are
 Handmade Headband/Earwarmers.
They come in a variety of colors, and they are cute AND warm at the same time!

Some have vintage buttons and a flower, some are beaded, and some have pretty feathers.

I must say these are WAY cuter than my ear buds.

 Before the next Alameda,
or Downtown (it can be soooo cold there),
or trip up to Tahoe to ski,
stop in at the shop and pick up a Headband/Earwarmer for yourself or friend or daughter.
(More colors to choose from).

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It feels a little bit like Spring here

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I don't know if it the beautiful weather or what, but it feels a little bit like Spring here at
The Vintage Bricoleur. 
I think maybe it is some of the soft colors in some of the displays.

There are pretty flowers in pots.
  Kinda makes you want to head out to the potting bench.

This wreath is perfect for the coming Spring days.

This little green frog, potted plants, and galvanized bucket are all saying

Beautiful pink and white chenille pillows cheer up the room.

The soft greens of this water color are wonderful.

How about a gazing ball for the garden?  Or some sea fans to add to a display.

On a different note.....
We had these at the Vintage Valentine Workshop.

Chocolate cake with cream cheese icing and raw sugar sprinkles.
(different camera setting)

All of the fun things that were used at the Workshop. 
 Another fun night of creating.

Next Workshop
Vintage Sheet Music Wreath
February 16, 2012
(supplies included)
if you can't make that date come on
March 29, 2012.

Please call or email or come into the shop to reserve your seat.

* (916) 261-9079
* 3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95663

And don't forget the Blog Forum on
March 1, 2012

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Memories of a fun day Junkin' with Friends

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The other day a group of us got together for a day of Junkin' in
Sutter Creek and Jackson.  I was with
 and Zelder Antiques.

We started our time at
 and Trish Everett.

It was so fun to all be together and to chat.  Some had never met face-to-face before and so there was lots of visiting, getting to know each other better.

Maria & Sandy

Trish & Zizi

Aimee treated us to this.

This made the day fun.

Maria, Melanie, Jacque, Zizi, Trish, Aimee, Sandy.

Melanie & I.

Beautiful display at Aimee's.

Mini Fairy Garden.

This antique plant stand was great.

The day was full of learning from each other. 
Thanks Maria.

From Sutter Creek we headed over to Jackson and hit a couple of fun places.  The car was beginning to fill up with treasures.  We stopped and had a late lunch.  After a few more stores we loaded everything up.
  It barely fit, but no one complained because it is fun to come home packed to the gills with great finds.

Don't ask.... :).

So, Thank You girls.  I had a fun day with you all.  Let's do it agian!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)