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Thursday, April 23, 2015

De-Stash Bash This Weekend



Hi all! I wanted to put a fun event on your radar. Jennifer Perkins is hosting a De-Stash Bash at the TOMS Shoes on S. Congress April 26th from 11-5pm. Her recommendation is to think of it like a group arts and crafts garage sale.

According to Jennifer this event will be like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Etsy and a flea market all rolled into one without the long lines, politics, postage fees and dust. Plus there will be a band and free drinks.

Some of Austin’s craftiest people are coming together to set up shop and help others start their own crafty adventures. Don’t come looking for finished items, this is all about the supplies. The artists involved are clearing out their craft closets for a major de-stash! Here are a few things you might find:  Vintage beads, sewing trim, collage ephemera, yarn, raft books and magazines, fabric (new and vintage), buttons, scrapbook supplies, and jewelry findings.

Vendors include….

Jennifer Perkins formally The Naughty Secretary Club, Anne Marie Beard of AnneMarie: Style for the Individual, Leslie Bonnell of Stitch Lab, Chia of Chia Hats, Sierra Baily of Manic Trout, Lisa Chouinard - Feto Soap, Becka Spellman - Baby Bolt




Thursday, February 19, 2015

Come See Us at Fredericksburg Trade Days


Come See Us at Fredericksburg Trade Days!!


Come see me this Friday, Feb. 20th - Sunday, Feb. 22nd at Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas.  This show is famous for its antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, vintage furniture, candles, clothing and jewelry.  You can shop with over 350 vendors in 6 barns.  Picturesque Sunday Farms is surrounded by local wineries, Lavender trails, the Pedernales River, delicious country peaches, Luckenbach, Enchanted Rock, and hundreds of bed and breakfasts.  Fredericksburg Trade Days also hosts a Biergarten that offers over 50 varieties of beer and live music. 



I'll be in our new spot at the back on row F in space F13.

Date:
February 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2015
Hours:
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday 
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday





Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Want It Wednesday: Out of the Blue



Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thingy Thursday: Artist and Collector, Greg Irvine


Image 
Eve Wilson Photography 

I can’t think of a better Thingy Thursday post to begin 2015 than the amazingly creative and collected space of artist Greg Irvine. I was wowed by this collaboration between filmmaker Paris Thomson of SIRAP, and Editor Lucy Feagins of The Design Files. Together they made a short video documenting Greg’s remarkable home, his collections and his paintings. 




Greg's collection of tortoise shell objects is stunning!


He has a large collection of vintage fabrics which he uses in his painting.
TITLE: View to the Garden with Blue • MEDIUM: oil on canvas • DIMENSIONS: 4ft x 5ft




Greg believes in surrounding himself with a lot of beautiful things. . . a practice I'm more than a little familiar with, but I think you call mine hoarding!



His sketch books are jaw-droppingly stunning!  He has hundreds of them full of sketches/paintings like the ones above.






TITLE: Clarice Cliff & Flowering Gum • Limited Edition Print 1/100 • DIMENSIONS: 91cms x 84cms 


Australian Homes · Greg Irvine from The Design Files on Vimeo.

Images are courtesy of Greg Irvine and Eve Wilson Photography and the film is by Paris Thomson / SIRAP and Produced by The Design Files with music by Digging Holes
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The New And Improved Bookbook



As some of you know, prior to my life in the antiques business, I was an illustrator and graphic designer in the advertising and publishing world.  And although this post has more to do with modernity than antiquity, the dormant "art director" part of me can't help sharing this clever video that was produced for IKEA by the talented agency BBH Asia Pacific.

So, you know how they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery?  Well, Ikea's new ad promoting its most recent catalogue "bookbook" is a different kind of video for IKEA; it’s sort of a satire/homage to Apple with just a hint of mockery… And the result is hysterical.


Watch as “Chief Design Guru” Jorgen Eghammer introduces the brand’s latest hi-tech innovation with lines like,  "… with an endless battery, page flicking technology, and thousands of pre-installed products, the paper catalogue is set to revolutionize the way people use technology in their homes."  And listen for other quotes by Eghammer like, "The 2015 Ikea catalogue comes fully charged and the battery is eternal," and "If you want to share a particularly inspiring item, you literally share it!"

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Picture Perfect



I'm considering kissing both of the inventors of Instagram square on the lips!  I love this app! Lately, many of my mornings (and evenings and afternoons and all the spaces in between) are spent scrolling through the pictures and videos of my fellow vintage dealers, friends and family that I follow. One might think that this app is solely image-based, but, in fact, it has an auditory element, as well… the whooshing noise that my work deadlines make as they go by, for example!

If you are unfamiliar with Instagram, it's an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.  In short, Instagram has increased my engagement with like-minded entrepreneurs immensely.  I can search by keywords (via hashtags) or search users with the name of a person or business.  It's addictive!  

Here are some of the recent photos I've posted on my Instagram… check them out and see what my business and I have been up to… and if you are inclined, follow us, too!









Wednesday, July 9, 2014


FROCKTAILS

SHOP OUR FLASH SALE TONIGHT ON INSTAGRAM
Make sure to shop our FROCKTAIL sale on our Instagram, Wednesday, 
July 9, 2014 at 7 PM Central Standard Time. Up for grabs will be gobs of 
vintage frocks and vintage barware…because vintage cocktails were 
meant to be consumed in swanky vintage barware and glammy vintage 
dresses! 

All you will need to purchase is to be the first to comment with your 
Paypal email and your zip code and the item is yours! You will then be 
invoiced and given 24 hours to pay. After payment has been received, 
we will drop it in the mail to you… simple as that!

We will be posting about 20 photos from 7 PM - 10:00 PM tonight. 
See you there!

SHOP FROCKTAILS
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