Thursday, July 14, 2011

~Our Booth at The Agoura Antique Mart~ Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine 5th Edition has ARRIVED!

Dustin and I have been so busy lately, we have been neglecting to blog!  I have so many post to share with you this week.  First I wanted to start with our space at The Agoura Antique Mart.  We felt it needed some sprucing up so, one thing led to another and we ended up redoing the entire space.   Hard work, but so rewarding!  We went with a garden theme this time, especially since the weather has been so gorgeous!  We have brought in some new pieces including a birdbath that is over 60 years old and has that beautiful mossy patina.  I found a gorgeous French iron bench while at my horse show in Oregon.  Luckily I had a friend who was able to stick it in her horse trailer so I could buy it and bring it home :) thanks Judy!  There is also a "to die for" bird cage!  Ahhhh and one of Dustin's new French basket lights...another "to die for" piece!! (click on the pictures to enlarge)
 Ohhh I forgot to mention..some really cool garden statuary and iron topiaries...see the cute Dalmation in the bottom right corner?  This has turned out to be one of my fav booths!  Come visit us!
Just wanted to mention to all you Jeanne d' Arc fans...I have the new 5th edition in the store as well...hurry they go fast! 

I will be receiving the 6th edition the first week of August.  There are still a few copies left of the 5th edition at The Agoura Antique Mart.  
Joining Kathleen's Faded Charm White Wednesday!  Take a look at all the entries here
Joining Fishtail Cottage...Cottage Flora Thursday here
Joining The French Cupboard here 

Friday, July 8, 2011

~The Alameda Flea~ Our Booth!

Dustin and I just returned from The Alameda Flea Market (Antiques by the Bay).  It was a beautiful day, warm, but so pretty!  I wanted to share with you some pictures I was able to snap in the heat of the morning.  It was so busy we were putting sold tags on things as fast as we could.  A favorite of our customers seems to be the succulents that we brought.  Two weeks ago  at the roll over Alameda, we brought 4 of these succulents (called Calandrinia Grandaflora) for display purposes.  The customers went wild over them and we ended  up selling them.  We promised to bring more to the July 3rd show.  We managed to squeeze 14 into the trailer and van, and by 7:30am they were all sold out!  
 Another favorite of our customers and friends at Alameda was Dustin's new lighting line.  Every light is made from re-purposed materials and was a huge attraction to the booth.  Dustin plans on making more for our future shows at Long Beach and Rose Bowl.  Great for the garden, kitchen, porch and home.  He is also working on some very cool desk and table lights!  Debuting soon!
 I would also like to give a big shout out to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire!!  What an incredible show you put on!  Your friendly staff, your organized way of putting 1000 plus dealers into their spots at are all amazing!  Thank you to Allen Michaan for hosting this show!  Also a special thank you to Howard who takes my phone call each month and finds just the right space for me and my trailer!  You all work so hard and it shows!!! 
If you have never been to Alameda...well you are in for a treat!  First of is WORTH the drive!  We personally drive 8 hours to be a vendor of this show.  Second...the vendors are amazing, putting together incredible finds!  Third...the FOOD!!!  OMG some great food, a taste of San Francisco!  Fourth...the VIEWS!  This is truly a special show,  you won't be disappointed!  Fifth...the isles to shop in are HUGE and they give/rent shopping carts and flat beds for your purchases!!! 
Dustin and I had some amazing views this past weekend.. take a look..
San Francisco skyline in the background!  Look far as you can see this show goes on forever!  It is like Disneyland for flea take more than a day to get to every booth! 
This was my view to the right of our booth...A HUGE container ship unloading containers all day!  Could we have asked for anything more??  Look at the size of these ISLES!  We just don't have that in So Cal.  
The blue tent in the foreground is the entrance!  Thank you again Howard!  Also a big thank you to all of our old and new customers!  We will see you in September!!!  Thanks for a great show!  xok