Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Life of The Vintage Bricoleurs

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Some Details:
(Some of us right before a show.)
Do you ever think about what we have to do to prepare for a show?
 Or to get something ready to bring to the store? 

 Most things go out of the "workshop" or "workroom" different from when they were picked up from an estate sale, picker, someones trash, a private shopping experience, yard sale, the wood pile on the side of the house, yard sale, a very nice antique store. You name it.  It comes from all over.

Next we decide what we want it to become.  Most things are in need of a new "life".
By that I mean it has to be cleaned, painted, mended, fixed to be made stronger, and priced.

Items have to be saved and gathered to create special displays.

It has to be loaded into the truck or trailer and hauled to the location where it will be sold.  And then unloaded and set up.

We somehow come up with creative ideas to display our items.

It is fun to see it all come together.  

Most of the time we have a basic plan.

You get all set up, and in a short amount of time, you have to re-merchandise because thing are selling. On The Spot. 
Fun.  It is a challenge, but I love it.

After a show, the items that did not sell need to be repacked into the truck and trailer and taken home for another show or taken to the store. 

 If we have had a busy day at the store, things need to be restocked or redisplayed.  Most of our items are "found" items, one-of-a-kind, so usually new merchandise is brought in.

This is just a peak into what we do.

Sound fun? Or a little crazy. 
For us it is a little of both.  Mostly fun because we have a passion for it.  We love to create and breathe new life into things.  We love being bricoleurs.
We get to work together every day.  This is a family business.  Our kiddos (the Jr. Bricoleurs) work right beside us, learning along the way how to take something out of nothing and turn it into something beautiful.

We could not do it without you.  Our faithful customers who support us in this.
Thank You.

We have also met some great fellow vendors, dealers, shop owners and show promoters.  You all are very inspiring to us.

Please visit us:
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca. 95650
Inside the High Hand  fruit sheds.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)