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Monday, December 22, 2008

Thanks Crafty Aspirations!

Claire over at Crafty Aspiration featured one of my photos from my Flickr on her blog on Saturday. She also has an Etsy store where she sells her handmade felt items named Bandit Queen. And a vintage Etsy store called Miriam and Eleanor. She has great vintage finds and fun, fanciful handmade creations - go check her out! And Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Store was featured on a Pink Christmas Treasury on Etsy

Monday, December 8, 2008

12 Days of Christmas at The Vintage Laundry

December 12th - 23rd
Monday - Saturday hours 10 am - 2 pm • Sunday hours 1 pm - 5 pm

Evening hours on December 17th - 20th 5 pm - 8 pm

Sunday, December 21st hours 1 pm - 5 pm

Okay, let’s see. One portly gentleman in a red suit, the return of itchy long underwear, visions of the Zilker tree dancing in my spinning head . . . Yep, it must be Christmas time again! So, in line with this idea, The Vintage Laundry has a few gift ideas for you. We have tons of vintage printed tablecloths, buckets of monogrammed napkins, cabinets full silver and china, over 100 vintage aprons, vintage clothing, vintage lighting and reworked vintage furniture.

Merry Christmas and I can't wait to see everyone!

The StoreThe Website

Come and shop or just come to say Hi! and catch up!
The Vintage Laundry Studios are located at 2612 Cascade Falls in Austin, Texas 78738 and we can be reached at 512-263-5925.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Great Feature on Stash Studios

My friend, Cheryl, over at Stash Studios has blogged about my Etsy shop. And I would love it if my readers became familiar with her blog - she's a very talented woman and has her hands in lots of fun, creative things - go check it out!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Found Cool Application

I found this cool application on a site in Vintage Village. Check it out - if it's been around forever - just let me think I've found some groovy new gadget!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Feature on Craft Magazine

I am so excited!!! Rachel, a contributing writer at Craft: Magazine has blogged about my Studio Wall Redo posting on my blog. Thanks so much for the feature Rachel - I love the magazine and now I'm addicted to the blog.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pics of My Shack

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Vintage Laundry Studio Redo

I created this pattern on my studio wall at The Vintage Laundry Studios in Austin, Texas for two reasons. One being that I just felt this large expanse of wall needed some interest. And secondly, I love the tone on tone effect that it has.

I began with painting my wall Musical Mist (150c-1) flat interior by Behr. Then I took a long level and measured one of the octagon shapes out on a centered place on the wall and placed 2.5" painters tape along the inside of the shape. The octagon is 20" x 20" at horizontal and vertical bars. Then I added a 10" square to the sides and top and bottom and then just expanded on that until the wall was full.

After all the tape was down I used a matte medium to seal the edges of the tape, so that the top color wouldn't bleed under the tape. I let that dry thoroughly and then painted over the whole wall with Hawaiian Shell (150C-2) by Behr .

Let dry again and remove tape and presto! a beautiful wall with a great graphic "Jonathan Adler-esque" look to it! It took me about 12 -14 hrs to do from start to finish and the cost was about $50.

I love how it looks and I'm proud that I actually finished a project that I started! Wooo!Hoo!
Check back with me in the following days - I have more groovy projects for vintage finds.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Urban Prairie Refueled

"Chris, of Urban Prairie, and Cheryl Schulke, of StashStudios, are out walking the fields of Warrenton. Cheryl is contributing feature editor of his new magazine REFUELED press. The photo above of the Warrenton sign was taken by Cheryl for the the debut issue.

I thought I would share a great business idea that a couple of friends have made into a reality. Got Whimsey is a company that offers planned or chartered trips to flea markets, boutiques and other shopping related destinations in and around Austin. Great idea - right!! They'll spoil you with crudites, confections, and cocktails to suit the occasion. Founders Mandy and Meredith Cloud - they say they are two sisters, two designers, two Austinites and too fanatical about hunting and capturing the exotic. Mandy likes funky furnishings and unusual jewelry, the bigger the better. Places that land on her list of favorites have to be a little bohemian, quirky with a classic twist, full of variety...and not too pricey. Mandy earned a B.S. in Interior Design at Texas Christian University and has a residential design business, Cloud Nine Design, that allows her to indulge her passion for creating "rooms of purpose and whimsey. For Meredith it's all about vintage...linens, clothing, purses, artwork. She's not a stickler for finding a true "antique" or collecting pieces of a specific era, but thrives on the discovery of anything chic that packs a punch - but watch out she moves fast, has a discerning eye, and dares to be different! Meredith also earned at B.S. in Interior Design at Texas Christian University and has years of experience in Commercial Design and Interior Architecture, currently as an Interior Designer at a local architecture firm.
They currently have 2 trips available now to
Round Top, Texas - April 2 & 5, 2008.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Great minds think alike but the best think for themselves."

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Make sure to vote today
March 4, 2008!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Stash Studios has a New Pad

My friend Cheryl Schulke has moved her blog named Stash Studios to a new web page that includes her great Junk Posse t-shirts and news about her latest projects and adventures.

Cheryl is a freelance designer, writer, stylist, and photographer based in Texas. She is another of my friends that is passionate about her life and how she lives it.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mid-Century Modern

It can be hard to find real examples of mid-century modern classics such as Knoll tables, Eames’ chairs, and Barcelona chairs. There is one new store in the Austin area that has these classics along with other vintage items. This great store is Uptown Modern located in the Courtyard Shops at 5453 Burnet Rd., (512) 452-1200. I was in the store recently and visited with the owner Jean Heath and she informed me that it is getting harder to find mid-century modern furniture, because people are increasingly aware of what they have and not releasing that product cheaply to thrift stores, estate sales, and garage sales.

I personally know Jean and think she has a great eye, and can tell you that she always has great mid-century finds in store - So I often stop by just to see what new items she has found. Jean is a 20 year veteran of the antiques business and has great passion for what she does - stop by and see her and tell her "Hi" for me!