Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Outside These 4 Walls

Taking a page from my artist BFF Jenni, I am going to try to sell my encaustic paintings outside of these 4 walls, The Vintage-Flea. Yes I am packing up 8 little guys to send to The Curious Sofa art show in Kansas. These are a little different then what I have done in the past. I painted on scrapbook paper, then mounted them on foam board. Finally I put them all in a 11x14 driftwood frame. The request I had from the store owner was to keep my art under $100. I have priced these to be $90.00 each.

But my favorite piece of art right now is from this wonderful caricature artist Dave Washburn. We found him at the Cotton Pickin' Fair a few weeks back. He can even do caricatures from photographs. Check him out at www.davewashburn.com.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Friday

Wanted to show our cute little vignette that Julie came up with at the shop. Super Mom is what I call her.. aren't we all? She is showing off our very popular Cotton American Flags. (These babies flew out the door last year.) We have huge buntings for $36, the standard 3'x5' flag for $36 and the hard to find 20'x8" pillar flag for $42. We also have antique reproduction wall mounts that hold up to 5 flags and Americana primitives. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. The Vintage-Flea will be closed on Monday in observation of this holday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

on the color wheel

Cleaning out my magazine stash today I ran across the March issue of House Beautiful.. their ultimate color issue. The magazine asks "How much color is right for you?" and "Are you neutral or bold?" Since I am wanting to redo my master bedroom (again) I thought it would be easy to answer these questions... but I find that I am a little of everything. How about you?
Are you Cool? Shades of blue feels restful and soothing.

Are you Warm? Neutrals and Earth tones allows the interiors to breathe.
Are you Deep? Rich colors like chocolate, fuchsia, orange always add drama.
Are you Bright? Caribbean colors like citron, turquoise, coral.
Or are you Intense? Confident jewel tone colors like indigo, eggplant, corn and kumquat.

I like them all!! It will be a hard choice.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

picnic in the park

Getting close to summer time and that means great new products like these Indian blankets. Don't they just scream picnic in the park? These colorful blankets are 5'x7' in size and are priced at $16. So grab one today and enjoy that concert in the park, the beautiful fireworks, or that breezy Beach day.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Celebrity

I am not a "Dancing with The Stars" fan... it falls on the same night at "American Idol" and well never cared for it. But I was curious when Jenni called me and told me that Albert was about to dance.. my Albert?? He is here in the kitchen with me I told her. She meant the Albert Look-A-Like, Gilles Marini.. an actor. Well they definitely have the same accent.
Everyone has always said he looked like another actor, Andy Garcia.
Here is my Albert. What do you think?
So while we are on the topic of celebrities in our lives.. we can't forget the most important- our Mothers. We have a few items in the shop that might be perfect for your mother's day gift. Order by Thursday the 7th to get one of these custom necklaces made for you.
Sterling Stix- $18.. kids names are very nice here or a special date to remember.
Sterling disc- $18
Fine Silver Initial Charm- $10. We also have necklaces to go with these that retail at $10 each, you even get a free pearl to go with it.
These are brand new in the shop, lampwork glass pendants. With or without foil backing. Only $12 each.
Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 01, 2009

This Weekend....

This weekend The Vintage-Flea will have a little set up at Serenbe's 4th annual Mady Day celebration. This is a fun event for the whole family. Click here for more information about the show. You will be amazed by some of the artists they have found from all over Georgia. Hope to see you there.