Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Sneak Peak for Remnants of the Past

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For the last
 show (in the fall) I did several posts with vignettes of what we were taking to the show.  For this show, I have a few sneak peaks of what we will be taking.  Hopefully I will be able to do another post before the show, but if not, here are a few teasers.

French chair with ticking seat.

Baskets, another chair, big grapevine wreath, sideboard.

Vintage enamel street signs.

Blue jars, vintage prescription boxes.

I will always have sheet music wreaths.

Large primitive island.

Chippy blue and white shutters.

Metal cans with great patina.

That's it for now folks!  I told you it was a peak.  I don't have time to set up perfect vignettes this time.  I hope this will satisfy you for now.  Hope to see you at the show, and if not, I promise I will take pics of the show to share later.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Latest Blog Forum @ The Vintage Bricoleur

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The Blog Forum last night was a great time of learning, visiting, making new acquaintances, snacking, and making memories.  I want to thank everyone who came out to meet again.

Courtney from French Country Cottage comes to help us with questions that we might have.
French Country Cottage


Check out these blogs...

The Olde Farmhouse

Not Too Shabby Shop

Rust Dust and Roses

The Daily Paragraph

(Some of us last night.)

And now I want to invite you to another blog event!

Blog Luncheon
@ The Vintage Bricoleur
Friday - June 29, 2012
10 - 2.
This event will be held in the 110 year old fruit sheds here were our store is.It will be in the daytime, includes a box lunch from High Hand, will include talks about social media, earning money, linking, etc.  This is a great chance to meet up with local bloggers face-to-face, visit, learn, advertise your own blog, and take a little time for yourself!  So grab a blogger friend and let's have some fun!

Contact me to reserve your seat and to choose your box lunch.
email: terry@thevintagebricoleur
call: (916)261-9079

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)


Friday, May 18, 2012

We will be at the Remnants of the Past show soon!

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We have the privilege of selling at the
Remnants of the Past show again.  This show has been featured in
~Country Living April 2011
~Romantic Homes August 2011
~Romantic Country Spring/Summer 2012
~Flea Market Style Spring/Summer 2012
~Flea Market Decor Spring/Summer 2012
~Where Woman Create May 2012
~Rachel Ashwell named it one of her favorite top 5 antique shows in the world.

 The next show is to take place on
June 2&3
at the
Madonna Inn Expo Center
in San Luis Obispo.

Judy Watkins puts on a great show.  This time the special guest will be
 Matthew Mead and Jo Packam.

Our space last Spring.

Our space last Fall.

Look for one of us, we will be happy to help you.

We will be outside in space 19, 20, &21.  For more information about this show go to the
 ROTP Landing Page. 
 From there you can access
 and also view the
On page 21 of the ebook you will see yours truly standing in front of our space.  To view a vendor map go to page 12 & 13.

We were featured today on Judy's blog.

Thank you Judy for putting on such an outstanding show!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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As most of you know, we hold workshops here at
The Vintage Bricoleur.
In the last month or so we held another
~Vintage Sheet Music Wreath Workshop~
~Flower Pin Workshop.~
Both were fun evenings filled with lots of visiting, creating and snacking on delicious refreshments.

Yesterday was our first
~Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Class~
It was a huge sucess. Thank you Bobbi from Not Too Shabby for teaching it.  She taught 4 techniques, and the students painted a small piece of their own.  Some of the students are now asking for the advanced class. (more info on that to come soon)

We often get request to repeat these classes so I am going to list out the next few on the calender.

~Blog Forum.~
May 24, 6p.m. $25.

~Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Class~
June 12, 12-5p.m.$175.

~Vintage Sheet Music Wreath Workshop~
June 14, 6p.m. $30.

*** And now something that I am very excited about!***
~Blog Luncheon~
June 29, 10a.m. - 2p.m.
(This will include a box lunch from High Hand and take place in these beautiful 110 year old fruit sheds.)
Courtney from French Country Cottage will be present at both of the blog events.  This is a great way to get together with local bloggers from the Northern Ca. area. Just today I met a local blogger, check out Tiffany's blog, Living Savvy.

If you are interested in any of these workshops,
call- (916) 663-4663 store
(916)261-9079 cell

Reserve your seat soon, limited seating!

The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.
Tuesday -Sunday 10 -5.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Giveaway time at The Virginia House with The Silver Craftsman

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I have been waiting for this one.
Jillian at The Virginia House is hosting a Giveaway with The Silver Craftsman.
The Virginia House

Jillian is giving away a $20 gift certificate to
Beaded silverware bracelet

The Silver Craftsman.

(I have one of the pretty bracelets like the one in the photo above.)

So go on over to
 The Virginia House (my friend)
to enter, and check out
The Silver Craftsman (my nephew).
  There are many items to choose from and during this Giveaway, shipping will be free at the etsy shop!

Enjoy your day!
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Random Pics of what we do here @ The Vintage Bricoleur

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I have a few more pics to share.

These are examples of what you might find at one of our shows.
Garden items and pillows.

Cement fountains and plants.

Painted furniture and unusal finds.

Items you might find in the store.

Vintage books, unique jewelry.

Old doors, pillows, pots, trunk.

Basket full of tiles.

More ironstone, shells, old jar.

Cement fairy, spools, basket.

This is a corner in the store.
(See the old post reflected in the mirror?)
I love the old sheds that we have built our store in.  There is so much personality!

Come by and pay us a visit.

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

See what my Dealers have!

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I want to share some more pics of what is in the store.

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

Iron garden shelf with baby print, shoes and bonnet.

Large ironstone platters.

Oil painting, vintage icechest, adjustable bracelets.

Pewter candlesticks, ironestone and green pottery bowl.

 Think wedding!

Be joyful.

Spoon rings.

Beaded initial pendants.

Leather belt cuffs.

Be true.

Zane Greys, vintage photo, finial.

Pickle jar, stool, blue pitcher, and glass box.

Lots of treasures!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Vintage Bricoleur in May

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It is way past time for another post. 
We have been busy rearranging at the store and getting ready for shows.  We had three shows last month and three more this month. 
And then...
Remnants of the Past!
It has been very busy and a little crazy around here!

So here are a few new things in the store.....
French books, Sheet music star and small topiary.

Paris painting over a white iron bed with linens and pillows.

Beautiful chest done in Aubusson Blue with a dark wax.
(We now carry the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)

French soap.

I love tarnished silverplate mixed with burlap.

Vintage frames hanging in the front window.

To see these items in person...
 The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

From the street.

Inside the sheds.
I will be sharing more pics in the next few days.

Come visit us at one of our next shows.

~Vintage Country Flea Market in Willows: May 19.
~Remnants of the Past in San Luis Obispo: June 2 & 3.

I linked this this French Country Cottage.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)