Thursday, May 23, 2013

Remnants of the Past is up next for TVB

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Getting ready for Remnants of the Past takes a lot of work.

We have been shopping, cleaning, pricing, packing, painting, sewing, recreating, stamping bags, making price tags, loading the trailer, posting info on Facebook, handing out brochures, chalking out our space, etc.

Look for 
The Vintage Bricoleur
 in San Luis Obispo at The Madonna Inn Expo Center on 
June 1&2. 
Saturday 9-5 & Sunday 9-3
We will outside under the big tents in space T-13.

Special guest for this show are:
Jen O'Conner of Earth Angel Studios
Ben Ashby of FOLK Magazine
Jo Packham of Where Women Create

I am glad to get back areas in my house where I have been saving and hoarding things for this show.  We save special treasures months in advance especially for ROTP.

One week from today we will be setting up our space.  I am anxious to display all the beautiful treasures and to "use" all of the ideas floating around in my head for merchandising them.

In the mean time, the store will be OPEN for those of you who can't make it to the show, for your gift needs, decorating needs, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® needs, furniture needs or for some great inspiration.

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

** Photos are from a previous show Mes Amis **

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Perfect Piece for the Corner in the Dining Room

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We live in an almost 100 year old Craftsman style home.  Sometimes its hard to find just the right piece for a little corner. 

 A couple of monthes ago I was out shopping and picking for our big show
 Remnants of the Past 
that is coming up in a couple of weeks.   We discovered this little table that was missing half of the top and 1 leg.  It aslo looked like it needed some TLC in the repainting department.  My handy husband, said "no problem, I'll just put a leg on, and fix the top and repaint it in our favorite paint 
Annie Sloan ChalkPaint®."
  I was thinking, hmm, do we need another project?
Well, once we got it home, I took another look at it.  I said, 
"I want this one."

I don't keep much for myself, but this one fits perfectly in my little corner.

  We never repainted, 

or put on a new leg,

or put the missing half of the top back on.

  I love it just the way it is.

And here it is in the corner of my dining room.
It gets used as a place to draw, a favorite homework place and sometimes extra seating when we have dinner guest.
The perfect piece.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hello! It's Been Awhile...

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This time of year is soooo busy for us.
 Our store is OPEN six days a week.  Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4.

 In the last month, the second Sunday, we sold at the Sacramento Antique Faire,

Two days later our Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Class was full and as usual, a fun day.

On the 20th, we were at Mes Amis .

It was beautiful weather and it was good to see so many fellow vendors and repeat customers.

The first Sunday of May, we were at The Alameda Point Antique Faire.

Now, in a couple of days on Mother's Day (second Sunday) look for us in space M-5&6 at
(Old White Dresser-Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® available in the store.)

Our May Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Class is on 
May 21st.
11- 1:30
Call (916)663-4663 to reserve your seat.

Just a week or so after that we will be heading to Remnants of the Past!
I spent a few hours hours yesterday cleaning, pricing and packing items for that show.  I am so excited about the treasures we have to share with you there.  Look for outside in space T-13.  
It is going to be a good one!

June 1 - 9 - 5
 June 2 - 9 - 3
Alex Madonna Expo Center
San Luis Obispo

(Judy Watkins the promoter of the show.)

 Look for some special guest at ROTP.

Jen O'Conner ~ Earth Angels Studios
Ben Ashby ~FOLK Magazine
Jo Packham ~ Where Women Create

That is what we have been up to this last month and where you can find us in the next week or so.  Check out the links to the shows and come visit us!

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

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)