Friday, June 3, 2011

The Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, CA

{Sharon, Lydia & Jenelle, my new bestest friends...I'll get to them soon!}
Happy TGIF Sweetie's...
The work week has ended, the weekend is about to begin & I know exactly
where you should head...that is if you live in the So Cali area.
4815 5th Street, Rainbow, CA 92028
I just got back & it was Fabulous!!!

The Vintage Marketplace is organized by
Christie Repasy and Rita Reade & takes place every 3 months,
June 3rd and 4th
September 9th and 10th &
December 2nd and 3rd of 2011
& it is HEAVEN!

It's located in delicious surroundings, in the little country Cali town of Rainbow, Ca...
an oasis away from all the chaos of city life & the PERFECT place to go
for a relaxing day of Junkin & Lunchin & Shopin
in a Vintage Funky kinda way!! ;)

There are so many Amazing Vendors,

so many Fabulous & Luscious Displays

& so much Creativity & Artistic expression,

it's hard NOT to be AWED by the entire event, it's that GOOD!

I loved this little vintage baby swing.

This is my Sweet Friend,  Rita Reade's booth...

She is the co-organizer of this event, an amazing artist & teacher
& I ADORE her beautiful Italian accent.
She's absolutely CHARMING!

One of the classes she teaches is soldering & we all know how badly I need to take that class! lol
I haven't picked up my soldering iron, since my last failed attempt.

What a yummmmmy bed, right?

Oh, & I need to tell you a much known fact about my friend Rita...
she's the QUEEN of Signs!!  ;)

My dear friend Jennie of Rustic Chic & I, loved this designer we discovered at

Y'all know that since I've been to Texas I've been Doilified...
well, everything Lexa had was right up my alley
made out of gorgeous vintage doilies, can I get a Woot Woot!!

Here's my friend & artist Lisa Loria's booth, filled with whimsy & wonder...

one of her new creations is this adorable little dog made from everything vintage,
except the kitchen sink!  ;)
Isn't it sooooo CUTE?

This vintage mannequin by Denise of White Horse Relics was GLORIOUS!!!
Check out the wings & shoulder-pads, crown & chicken wire...

what a STUNNING display!
{thank you Sara} :)))

The Two Wild Roses, Lori & Jamie, were there with their new baby,

a completely decked out Vintage Shasta Travel Trailer with

The interior of this vintage trailer is AWESOME & my friends,
did all the custom design & construction on this beauty.
You will LOVE IT!

And right next door to them is Miss Tricia of Vintage Bliss with her booth full
of Goodies & her too cool for school Vintage Canned Ham.
I am LOVING this, a taste of Texas right here in my own backyard!

{Lydia, my sales rep for SPOONIN & Jenelle}
And now here we are, back at the very beginning of my story.
Not only did I go to this show because it was a beautiful summer day
& I wanted to see all of these glorious sights & creative friends,
I was also going to meet some new friends too!
I recently did blog designs for both Lydia of Lydia Says
They are great friends who art together & inspire each other & they introduced me to
Sharon, {pictured in the 1st photo} creator of Launch Your Creativity
& owner & designer of Pansy Cottage & Garden.
There is sooooo much more to this story, which I will tell you about a little later,
but for now, let me introduce you to my new Sales Rep for SPOONIN...
Do the words, I am so DARNED EXCITED, mean anything to anybody??
Friends, I'm so darn excited! Thank You Lydia for taking my jewelry on as one of your
product lines & believing in me enough to think this MIGHT actually happen!
Your confidence means everything to me!!!
Sooooo, if you feel like venturing out this weekend & want to do a little arting & antiquing,
grab your camera & get yourself to
& tell them vintagesusie sent you!  ;)



sweet magnolias farm said...

Susie I wish I would have got to see you ..I'm so sad I didn't !

The name of the vendor you are asking for is White Horse Relics ..her name is Denise ..she's a sweet Southern Gal..

Glad you enjoyed the show ...

Blessings ..Sara

Suz said...

OH, i am awed. I am totally struck down and wonder why I don't live in California where it is not only warm, but also incredible things like this happen. And I am so pleased you have a sales rep, Susie. I have heard that is the only way to do it.
Big hugs, girlfriend,
Suz in Minnesota

Barbara Jean said...

great pics. sounds so fun! cannot wait to check out all those links!! blessings
barbara jean

trash talk said...

Wow Susie really did find the pot o' gold in Rainbow...and it was full of doilies!
Congrats on the new representation. You're gonna be a star!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh that looks like the most beautiful show!! Thank you for showing us such wonderful pictures so I could feel like I was there ~
Congratulations on your Spoonin!!That is so exciting!!


Kay Ellen said...

Popping over via sweet Rita:)
Sorry to have missed all the creative fun~~
Looks like the new venue is wonderful!

Thank you for sharing the photos with us all in blog land!

Kay Ellen

Charlene said...

Susie, All the photos are awesome!!!!!!!! I do so wish I was there! I went to Canton yesterday but, it was soooooooooooo HOT it made us ill. Sandy was on her way to see this show this morning & called to tell me to check out your post. Looks divine. I'm stompin my foot wishing I was there to see the wonder! HUGS!
Charlene Pearl

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh my, what an absolutely beautiful and fabulous event!!! I just loved seeing all of your wonderful pictures so much!! Thanks for sharing your fun day with us!! :)
Carol Anne

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Susie~It was so good to see you. This is a beautiful post. Did you leave The Vintage Marketplace inspired or what?!

Lydia said...

Susie, you are such an inspiration! Talk to you soon!

Lydia said...

And I CANNOT WAIT to start showing your jewelry!

Unknown said...

Looks like a boatload of fun...maybe our own little Round Top here in California!!!! Thanks for the show dates.

Denise said...

Thank you so much Susie for posting a picture of our dress form from The Vintage Marketplace, you've sent so many visitors to our blog! Christie & Rita are the best and it really was a fabulous two day event!!!
Many Thanks, Denise & Ashley
White Horse Relics
P.S. You have one of the most beautiful blog designs - we love it!