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My Two Great Loves Shabby Vintage & French Country.The two Combine into a very Whimsical and Cozy "Cottage" look that I call Home. The Joy of Finding, Restoring, Creating and Sharing who can ask for more.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Traveling Store

The Traveling Store

No matter how many times I do these shows, it's always
a learning experience for me.
Everyone works so hard setting up their pop ups and displays.
Giving their own personality to their own little traveling store.

 You really have to have a great deal of Passion for doing this because it is a lot of hard work. The rewards are many, to name a few. You are doing what you love, you get to use your creativity in so many ways. When you stand back and take a minute to admire what you just did is always good. Being around like minded people you have so much in common with is something to look forward to all in itself.
 I know my strengths which one of them is "Tote Bags" So I'll always have a new batch of my originals.
 Every show I do I dress up my booth differently. Which makes it fun because you can play with your look to see what fits that show you're doing. When I do up my displays , I like to break them down into themes. Either by telling a story or just playing up a color.
 I build displays around my art or designs. They are the stars of my booth, so I basically collect my vintage wares to collaborate with them in vignettes.
 I also like to incorporate a place where there's some remnants and trims to rummage through because that's where I always gravitate to.

 I have a great love for vintage ware so I'm always going to have them on hand.
This one is my  'Pink with blue" vignette.
           Making Jewelry is a  great passion of mine. I'm always taking classes
 to learn more ways to create unique pieces.
 
This business is not for the lazy.
It is for the individual who loves to express themselves. You must love people, and not wear your feelings on your sleeves Because customers say things in your booth not thinking about the fact that you just might be the Artist they are bashing at the moment. I know there are times I feel like saying "Really?" Would you say that in a store? Would you ask the store owner to disassemble a display just so you can see if you want their props that there is No Price tag on.
          I know you wish you can educate them on the dos and don'ts. But look at it this way, it really makes you look at yourself and how you behave when your shopping in a store/ booth. We all work hard for what we do because we love it. We Chose it and all the ups and downs that come with it. SO don't get discouraged and want to quit all together. Find a way to make it work. Pay attention on how you invest in it. I am always re-inventing myself.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Remnants of the Past

 

This was one of the most fascinating shows I've been to
. It's very different form my Favorite shows such as Glitterfest
 and The Vintage Market Place I am a regular in.
These pictures are of my booth there this past June.
 




I really had a great time there and plan on returning in November 8th and 9h of this year.

In the meantime, I am getting ready to show my wares at...

* Behind the Picket Fence Market
 at The Peace Makers parking lot  in Huntington Beach on    August   17th.2014 10:am to 4:pm
*The Vintage Market Place
at the Oaks in Fallbrook, CA. September 5th, 6th and 7th 10:am to 5:pm
*Glitterfest
 at the Business Expo in Anaheim CA. October 11th 10:am to 4:pm
*Remnants of the Past
 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose From 9:am to  5:pm November 8th and 9th 2014
*The Vintage Market Place
 at the Oaks in Fallbrook,  CA. December 5th, 6th and 7th 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Doing what you Love

 I Love doing these shows, they are so beautiful and inspiring to be a part of. I will be at the March Glitterfest on the 15th, I hope to see everyone soon.

 I have quite a few beauties I want you all to see. I am still available for custom work. The Shabby French Home Facebook Page has all of my contact information as well.
So I'll see you all again Soon.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The September Vintage Market

 The Vintage Market Place this past week end was so beautiful and fun. Seeing all of my old friends and making some new ones. Doing these kind of shows is much better than having your own shop. Which I did and it is more work but a lot more fun by far.

 The energy alone is so happy and healing. Being around such wonderful people is uplifting and inspirational. We vendors are our best customers too. We can't wait to shop each others booths.I love it here, and will always come back.I'll never be too old to create and share.






Monday, March 11, 2013

March Events

This is my booth at Glitterfest's new location. I like the indoors, I get to see everybody. I also did some shopping of my own.

 The Vintage Market Place  in Rainbow was given Beautiful weather.
 It really does feel like you're on a retreat there, even as you're working. 





 I like giving variety to give it a "little general store" feel. The only thing is it took us more than 6 hours to set up. Thank goodness this show gives us the whole day Thursday to set up.