Friday, March 30, 2012

Going to Alameda!

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This Sunday April 1, we are going to be at the

(These pics are from previous shows.)

We set up in the dark (about 4 a.m.) using camping lanterns for light.

Once the sun comes out, the people do too.

It is a fun way to spend the day with friends or family looking for that perfect treasure!

At the end of the day everything that did not sell, goes back into the trailer to be taken to another show or the store.

I never get tired of looking at the beautiful San Fancisco skyline.

The weather this Sunday is going to be perfect.  Come on out and see us in spaces P-7&8.

Back here at home, the store will be OPEN 10 -4.  Come on in to say Hello to Laura & Rebecca. 

(This table and two benches are available.)

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pinterest & Spend a few hours at High Hand

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For those of you who read this blog regularly, you might have noticed that I now have a
"Pin It"
button at the top of every post.

(I think one of the next boards I will work on will be all about High Hand.)

(We are located inside the fruit sheds at High Hand.)

Feel free to pin any photos that you see here on the blog.  Once you are done with one page you can click on the tab "Older Post" and it will take you to the  next page where you once again click on the "Pin It" button and so on.  As you pin please remember to mention The Vintage Bricoleur. ;)  You can also check out my boards.  I am new to this and so some of them are not very full, but it is so fun!!!

(A couple of vintage trucks are used to merchadise items.)

(Pretty cute, Huh!)

(The nursery is just gorgeous!)

*Come have a meal at the Conservatory.
*Walk through the Nursery and Greenhouse.

And inside the friut sheds.......

*Have a glass of wine with 3Vigne.
*Take a class at Tin Thimble.
*Talk to a rug expert at Truckee Mountain Rug Co..
*Make a candle at Mandarin Valley Candle Co..
*Stroll though the Art Gallery.

And of course come see us,
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

As you can see, there is so much to do.  Bring the family (or not) and plan on spending a few hours.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Vintage Bricoleur on KCRA 3 A-list

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That's right folks,
The Vintage Bricoleur
Has been nominated on the
KCRA 3 A-List, for Best Antiques.

(This was taken on our Grand Opening night.)

Now we are asking a little favor here, if you like The Vintage Bricoleur, please take a minute to go to the
KCRA 3 A-list
 and vote for us.  Every vote counts and will be a big help to us.

(Hundreds of people came out to support us.)

Our shop features:
Zelder Antiques
Mac Design
and others.

(Some of the Bricoleurs.)

So once again, we are asking for your support.
To see our shop in person, we are located
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

Tuesday - Saturday 10 -5.
Sunday 10 - 4.

 Terry (one of the Bricoleurs)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The First Day of Spring

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Wow! Is it already March 20th?  The first day of Spring?
Spring is my favorite season. 
 I love to see all the trees budding, the flowers blooming, hear the birds singing and to see a little more of the sun shining.

Ever since I was a little girl I would love to go out into the yard to pick flowers and bring them in and arrange them in vases.  I would sometimes pretend that I worked in a florist.  As I got a little older, I was asked to help "do" the flowers for a wedding or two.....

 Anyway, our Camellia bushes this year are FULL of blooms and I could not resist cutting some branches and bringing them in for a center piece on the table.

These were not skillfully arranged, they were simply placed in this ironstone pitcher however they fit.  I like the more natural look this created.  It looks much like they do on the bushes themselves.

So here we have some of my favorite things.  Ironstone, rusty metal, primitive wood, cement, vintage linen & lace and of course flowers.

The wood beekeepers's tray came from Atelier de Campagne.

That cool little metal tray has been sold already. 
 I know the new owner will enjoy it as much as I did.

Do you love Spring also?

This centerpiece has already been changed out.  Things sell and I get to create a new one!
If you ever see something here that you like, don't wait too long to come into the store. 
 We are located,
3750 Taylor Road
 Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5.
Sunday 10 - 4.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Please welcome Bombshell Betty Shop

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The Vintage Bricoleur is pleased to have Bombshell Betty Shop as part of the Bricoleur team.

We are located 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis, Ca. 95650.
 Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.
Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday, 10-4.
This handy cabinet has drawers full of bobbies, earrings, bracelets, rings, brooches, headbands and of course the wonderful leather belt cuffs.

Pretty little bobbie in my daughter's hair.

This is one of the large rings.  Beautiful and fun!

Please come on in to show your support to

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hand Knotted Rug Class

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The class was full Thursday evening. The ladies all brought their own fabric to make a rug with colors of their choice.
My sweet mother came to help teach.
The next workshop is the Music Wreath Workshop on March 29th, at 6 p.m.
This is being posted on my iPhone , so I am sorry if the pics are not in the right places.
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Chair Redo

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I want to share with you a chair redo I did last week.

This chair is a favorite at the house because it is easy to move from place to place as it is needed.  It is also comfy to sit in.  However the color was not my favorite.  It needed to be "dressed" in new clothes.


I chose to leave the wood as it was.  I like the contrast of the dark wood and the grain sack.

A side veiw.

I love the stripes from the stitching.

So there you have it!  I love her new "clothes".
What have you been working on lately?  Do you have any projects that you have finished?

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Scout Living and Sacramento Antique Faire

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I want to remind you that not only do we have our own shop here in Loomis, but we also sell at Scout Living in Downtown Sacramento.

Scout Living is located
1215 18th Street
Sacramento, Ca 95811
Between L & Capitol.

Every second Saturday is the Art Walk, and Scout Living stays open late.
  It is a collective of dealers with lots of items to choose from.
I also want to remind you that this Sunday is the Sacramento Antique Faire.  It is open 6:30am - 3:00pm.  We will be selling in our regular space M-5&6.
And of course on Sunday the store will be OPEN 10 - 4.
The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
 Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Friday, March 9, 2012

A late post about the Blog Forum

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 I don't know where the time has gone but I am behind in my blogging.

A week ago we held our first Blog Forum.  It was a huge sucess, and for those of you who missed it, we will be doing more.  I just have to figure out the dates.
First I want to thank Courtney from
 for being our special guest and for answering so many questions that were brought up that night.

Here she is surrounded by ladies, teaching them how to do a link party.

Everyone was willing to share ideas and tips.

There was lots of conversation flying back and forth. 
 Everyone agreed that we NEED to get together again.

We had a combination of ladies who have been blogging for quite a while with lots of followers, to a few that are wanting to start their own blogs soon.

Here are two of the cutest bloggers.  (Oldest and youngest.)

So if you missed out, never fear, we will do this again, and probably again.
  Whether you have been blogging for quite some time,
 or if you are struggling with some of the aspects,
 you want to get your name out there,
 and meet some fellow bloggers,
if you are young or old,
sign up for our next class.
I'll keep you posted as to when that will take place.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)