Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chateau De Fleurs, Part 2

Good Morning Sweetie Pies....
As promised, I'm back with with the second installation of 'Chateau De Fleurs' vintage show in Fallbrook, really was sooooo delightful!!

This booth belongs to Sweet Magnolias Farm you not just LOVE those wreaths?? I'm sitting here kicking myself thinking, "Why didn't I buy one of THOSE?", as I look at the empty space on the back of my front door. {I feel a custom order brewing inside me} 

Everything they had was shabbified perfectly! This adorable Mother & Daughter team, Abbey & Sara, were so much fun to talk to. We talked about moving & Texas & humidity & the shows & our blogs & about getting PUBLISHED. You see, they make AMAZING aprons out of vintage linens like the one laying on the daybed & they just had an article published in Apronology. Congratulations Friends, how exciting, right! For more about Abbey & Sara check out their blog, Sweet Magnolias may be feeling a custom order brewing too!

Then I was lucky enough to find this darling women...The Junk Fairy!!! Now who couldn't use their very own Junk Fairy? I mean really...I LOVE junk & I LOVE fairy's, it's a marriage made in heaven! Miss Fairy had a couple of things I just couldn't live without! She had a faded pink, horse riding ribbon from Fargo, way too cooool, {best movie ever} a stack of old cabinet cards, {gotta have those} & vintage baby shoes. {who can say no to old baby shoes?}

Then like the dingy that I am, I wanted a great cream colored vintage jewelry box she had...I thought I'd bought it. Driving home I was dreaming of all the fun things I could do with it when it dawned on me, I didn't go back & BUY it...I'm STILL mad!
{me & the fairy are in private negotiations about this as we speak}
Stop by & say hi on her blog Junk Fairy, she could use some more friends!  ;)

At this point, I had spent WAY too much time chatting & needed to get a move on it.
I adored this glammed up dress form, created by White Horse Relics, isn't she DIVINE??

and this cool booth is by another Mom & Daughter team, Lori & Jamie from Two Wild Roses! They were the hostesses of the Redlands show I went to a couple of months back & Jamie owned a charming little antique store next to mine for a while.

{picture courtesy of Jamie}
They have a wonderful & whimsical sense of design, along with some AWESOME antiques! Two Wild Roses can now be found at Country Roads Antiques in Orange, CA... one of my favorite antique shops in Orange County!

At this point, I seriously needed to leave, I was soooo late, so I did a quick tour of the last few vendors...

a different side of the Sweet Magnolias Farm booth, loved the Rose Queen window...

and finally I made it back around to my friend Shirley's booth of The Cottage Garden. I'm trying to talk her into creating a blog so she can get a little more exposer.

She is an Amazing Designer of clothing, pillows & purses, all made from Vintage Linen's.

Here's a row of her bloomers, don't you just LOVE all the white!
She has a very Magnolia Pearl feel to her clothing design, but at less then half the price. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some MP, but more often then not, it's a little out of my price range reach.
So there you have it, a beautiful weekend spent in the roling hills of So Cal,
surounded by orchards & antiques...
who could ask for more?
The next Chateau De Fleurs is...
June 3rd & 4th, 2011
9:00am ~ 5:00pm, located at
1524 S Hill Ave.
Fallbrook, Ca  92028
You will find me there, wandering through the orchards & antiques, chatting up a storm!
That's just the way I roll  ;)


Monday, March 7, 2011

Chateau De Fleurs

Hello my Sweet Hearts...
I had the bestest weekend ever, I hope you had a wonderful one too!
I knew that on Saturday there was going to be a wonderful show, Chateau De Fleurs, at Christie Repasy's house in Fallbrook, CA. Fallbrook is a ways from my house & I wasn't sure I wanted to drive that far, but when I woke up to blue skies, the sun shining brightly & a temp of about 76 degrees, I knew I HAD to make the trek & I am SOOOO GLAD I did! It was truly FABULOUS!  ;)

First of all I fell in LOVE with Fallbrook. What a charming place, with all the small town quaintness of a little berg in Texas...I could TOTALLY live there!
Walking up to Christie's house,  I was greeted by this vignette with one of my favorites, a vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers...I knew I was in the right place.

The glimmer of white tent tops surrounded me,

along with this wonderful vintage bed, set up right at the entrance...yummy!

You might remember, I just worked with Lisa Loria on a new blog design & I knew she was going to be at this show, which was one of the reasons I wanted to go. I love to get to know my bloggie friends better & really wanted to meet her & see some of her art in person...she is AMAZING! 

What a talent!! She & I talked like old friends for a long time & I adored everything about her. She lives not too far from me & I'm hoping we'll have a chance to get together again...maybe we could play 'ART'!

Thankfully, we will be working together soon, as she wants me to help her create a
cohesive look between her blog & print work.
Lisa's art is filled with so much whimsy & color, I just love working with it...I can't wait!

After talking Lisa's ear off I headed over to see Christie's shop, Christie Repasy Designs,
right there in her house. I mean really, a dream come true!
Who wouldn't want there store to be literally in their own backyard?

Christie is renown for her gorgeous floral designs, but it's her ROSES that takes your breath away & reminds you of a much sweeter time & place.

Her shop was delicious all in pink & hardwood, so feminine. Can you imagine falling asleep on this beautiful bed surrounded by roses? What sweet dreams one might have.

You can see Christie's work at her on-line shop, Chateau De Fleurs  & find out a little bit more about her on her blog. She has this show at her house 4 times a year & the next event will be June 3rd & 4th, so you just might want to mark your calenders & go...I know you'll enjoy it, I sure did!

Now along with Christie, another presenter of Chateau De Fleur is Rita Reade of Mammabellarte & blog fame. She is creative beyond belief & teaches classes in soldering, which I have wanted to take since I met her at a show in Redlands a few months back.

I LOVE her style, everything in dreamy creams & whites. Look at this birdhouse, screw the birds...I want to live there! LOL

So much more to see...I will have to break my day into 2 posts, or no one will ever get through it all!
That's just how much cool STUFF was at this show!!
Thanks for coming along with me, I can't wait to show you all the rest of my day at...
Chateau De Fleur!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Round Top, Here I Come Again!!!

I don't know if the great state of Texas is ready for me again or not....
but I know, I sure am ready for TEXAS!!
That's right y'all, vintagesusie is headed to the Spring Antique Festival in Round Top & looking to find some of her FAVORITEST things on this earth.

I'll be headin on over to the bestest booth in town first...does it look familiar??
That's right, it's the home of 'The Junk Gypsy's', conveyor's of all things filled with
I gotta get me some tee's & some hat's & some junk & some...

Junky Love! {that sound's nasty!}

Then, I'll search out my favoritest bead & vintage charm booth...

have me some of Bud's world famous PIE...

& maybe get me a little pinch of this.
{how dare y'all, I was talkin about the horse...get your minds outta the gutter, lol}

I'll be hangin with some of the 'Bestest Bloggie Buds' in Texas...
Miss Charlene of 'My Heart's Ease' bloggie fame & Miss Diane Cook of 'rosa & josie's', jewelry designer & teacher extraordinaire, along with some of there girlfriends flyin in from every which way...
it sounds so incredibly awesome, I'm gettin excited just thinkin about it!

{she was sellin limes, isn't that odd...or were we drinkin Corona's, I can't remember}
Of course on Sunday, March 27th, we'll all be going over to Miss Teresa's of 'Garden Vintage Antique's' for her Blog Party...I wouldn't miss that for the world!
And if I'm really lucky, there will be a little...

'Trash Talk' & Miss Debbie & Cat Daddy love! {meoww}

There will be lookin for that SPECIAL can't live without it, something...

Lemon Sisterbelle's cupcakes...

fields that go on forever...

Texas skies...

and me, with a big ole grin, wearin my cowboy hat thinkin...
I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
Stay tuned, there's so much MORE to come..  ;)


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yipeeeee Friends...Today's the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!!!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

 Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

A focal
A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!

First, we found out who our 'Beap Soup' partner's were & to my GREAT excitement & surprise...I got Lori Anderson herself, hostess extraordinaire of Pretty Things Blog & this fabulous Blog Party. I couldn't wait to open my beautiful red & purple boxes when they arrived to see the bead booty she sent me!

I adored everything in my Bead Soup, but there was one piece that made my heart was a stunning glass pansy focal & I knew when I saw it, this was the one!

Using annealed steel wire & her gorgeous pearls, gemstone & glasswork beads, I created an 18 inch necklace that I LOVE. I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures, I sure enjoyed being a part of this fun & creative blog party, Thanks Lori! ;)


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by & say HI, Sweet Hearts!!
I hope you can visit some of my fellow 'SOUPER'S' & see their original designs...
it will be a Fun-Filled day of Creativity & Inspiration.

Come see what the rest of us made!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio

11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats

21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 
23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul

31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio

41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings   {you are HERE}
123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next Bead Soup Blog Party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011.  Don't miss it!