This is "Ranch Barbi Style" aka Pauline Sierras. She has no blog, but too much style for one anyways. She is a collector of all things wickedly vintage and just down right cool! i met Pauline a few years ago, she loved my altered bottles, and has bought many, probably owns more of them than I do! LOL
This is Pauline with her family at last weeks Melrose Vintage Lucky Market. And her awesome Airstream in the picture above. She has made it very "Ranch Barbi" That is her style and her business name.
If you look at her door to the trailer in the background it has two vintage toy guns on the vintage pink color of the door. It's way too cool!
Here is the ceiling of her Ranch Barbi Airstream. Love all of it! And yes, she and her family go camping in this mansion on wheels!
all things rusty, crusty, fur, and velvety!!
Don't you just want to stay in here?? I love everything she has done with this metal mansion!
And no vintage Airstream is complete without a real bear rug in it! Right??!! ya know, just something picked up from the ranch. LOL
Myself with Ranch Barbi. A gypsy at heart. Besos, as she always says. You can find Pauline's findings for sale at Rust & Roses in Phoenix and a few other shops in town. If you are lucky enough to catch her at a show, make sure to take a look at her treasures for sale. She's a gem!
I had an absolute blast at The Big Heap lasst weekend. Even though I am completely exhausted it was totally worth it. So great to see lots of friends from near and far. This is one of my favorite pics from the weekend. Myself, Jordan from JLicious Tacos, and Heidi. Too much laughter with these girls around! And our crazy get ups!
This family, my friends from Cali, The Cerdas made it even more special. They are the cutest and funniest family on the planet! if you see their set up at show, GO SEE them! You'll love both Victor and Priscilla's handmade goods and found treasures.
This is one of Priscilla's creations, gotta have the vintage trailer art!
One more for the trailer lovers in the house! Go to Priscilla's blog and etsy shop to purchase.
This is my new friend, Talia but I feel like we have been friends for a long time-gypsy souls I think. She doesn't have a blog, but she is on FB. This is the gal I met last year in Springerville, and kinda stalked her until she opened her store, you can read about it here. SHe brought down her other, yes other little vintage trailer to set up with. We have a similar taste and style of vintage lovliness. And she is just a ton of fun! And don't worry if you missed her you can go to her booth in Merchant Square in Chandler, to see all her gypsy treasures!
Here is a little bit of her set up at the show. Love all the color!
This is Miss Deb of Mercy & Grace. She is now dubbed the "Sassiest Girl in Cave Creek" She makes the most amazing handbags, with some very intersting companies looking at picking them up to sell, yippee for Deb!! She is crazy and a ton of fun!
This is a set up from Vagabond XChange. Danielle and Chris put together some super cool finds, always unique and interesting. Their booth is always a must stop.
I was loving this cast bronze deer head for some reason, I think I just loved it on this od scale. Should've bought it.
No show is complete or fun without this fashion-ista! Heidi had some really cool new pieces with her this time. Love the Chanel top.
Adored and adored this piece, just the whole ensemble.
And then there's Me! Here's a few shots from my set up...(One of my old signs I made years ago, I resurrected)
I can't stand these lamps(which means I love them), they are so vintagey-retro cool!
New bracelet designs...
One of Bobby and I's newest tin tile hearts with a soldered edge. Love the saying, love the piece.
I had to make up some of my altered bottles for this show, they just fit so well with the whole Cave Creek vibe.
Mary Emmerling was two booths over from me doing her book signings all weekend. She is such a crack up, one night we must go for drinks. She says the funnist things! She is such a sweet pea, always buys something from me. This time she bought my last tin tile aqua heart rhinestone cuff. It went perfect with all the turquoise she wears.
I can't thank Lori and Mickey enough for all their hardwork and time they put into this show. They are awesome show promoters! Next one will be in November! Yippee!!
Well, it was a cRaZy CrAzY weekend with both shows, but we(meaning pretty much my whole family) pulled it off. Huge thank you to my Sister-Becky for helping me at Melrose Vintage for 4 days. I could NOT have done any of that without her help, and my awesome son Anthony. He's the muscle and the sales of it all!
This picture is from the Big Heap on Thursday. I'm here with my girl Jordan of JLicious Tacos. The coolest taco truck on the planet and the yummiest tacos ever!!! This girl has some BIG things in the works, you'll be seeing more of her soon! Then, there's my gypsy partner Heidi, the fashionista extrodinaire! These girls are a ton of fun, can't wait to have more!
BUT! I have good news-----I have finally added at Facebook Page to my ever growing list of marketing jobs I do! Lucky me, right??!! Please go over and "like" my page, if you do? https://www.facebook.com/VintageBlissTriciaSamsal . I'll always be posting updates from the road and everywhere else inbetween! Anything that has to do with Vintage Bliss will be there.
I'll be posting pics from both shows starting tomorrow, I just need a short break for the rest of the night--I'm tired. :)
Are you ready for a crazy weekend filled with a ton of fun and shopping??? I am! In fact, I'm so crazy I'll be showing at two different places at the same time! Yes, I have officially lost it! First up. is the Lucky Market at Melrose Vintage on 7th Ave & Indian School Rd in downtown Phoenix. Wendy and Diane have the most beautiful shop and are opening up the back area for some great vendors for 3 days! Thursday 9-7, and Fri & Sat 9-6. My friends Annie of Dragonfly Dreams and Lori of Two Wild Roses are coming from California for this event. Annie creates the most beautiful altered clothing and handbags. Lori has the coolest vintage,antique, Victorian style treasures. You'll love their set ups. Always up to par! My sister will be helping me out with this booth, so you'll see her alot, I'll be in and out. But sister will have lots of her amazing collage sheets and other creations with her too.
Here's a little peek at something new I'll be bringing to the Market. I bought these industrial rusty trays while in Texas 2 weeks ago, with this project in mind. I really really loved making these, now just wish I would've bought more to make more. I used to have the prettiest little garden in a former home, and realized how much I missed it creating this garden trays. I think they would be so pretty on your tabletop out by the pool for the summer. I've got lots of new things to show you. See you thursday!
Then, starting on Friday thru Sunday is The Big Heap! This is entrance from last November's show. Mickey and Lori have hand picked some great vendors with treasures, handmade goods, art, and the coolest food trucks, vintage trailers, belly dancers, and the Willy Nilly Band. What more could you ask for? Oh? You want it in cute little Arizona town? You got it! Cave Creek-filled with shops, bars, restaurants, and character. It will all be here in one place. My travel partner in crime Paris Montana will be there and my new friend Natalia will be there with their super cute trailers. Wait til you see Natalia's treasures, she has a great eye for all things pretty. Check out the website for all the cool vendors that will be there. I'll be there with the Bliss Lounge and lots of new Original Tin Tile Jewelry and treasures! I brought back some interesting finds from Texas.
This is me with Mary Emmerling from last year at the show. She will be here for a book signing for her two new books. Yippee!!
Here's a little flashback to my set up there last time.
This is from my friend Deb of Mercy & Grace. She has super cool finds and decorating eye that is unmatched! There is so much more to see, so you will just have to come out and see for yourself. Make sure you get some duck tacos from these girls, their food is divine!
Yummy! Yummy!! Big Heap hours, friday & saturday 9-4, sunday 9-3. See you there!
I thought I would share a few pics of some custom pieces I have been working on inbetween getting ready for these upcoming shows. I received an email from my friend Meg Harper requesting for a customer of hers that owns a chicken ranch, some of Meg's artwork to be made into Soldered Glass Jewelry pendants. Meg's artwork is colorful, fun, and quirky. I've been making jewelry for her for a few years now for her to sell at her art shows. 24 pieces for this order.
This piece was a custom order for a customer that always comes to visit me in Texas at the Antiques Week show. She brought me this Charlotte doll head and this awesome old pharmacy bottle and said make me one of your altered bottles. OK! Love the bottle and the doll head, of course I would! I know it will creep out some of you, but that's ok. It's creepy cool!
Then last month another Texas friend called with a custom request too. She has a client that was going to be going to Kansas with some girlfriends and they wanted these types of bracelets made up with the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" stamped on them. I don't make these often so it was fun. The bracelets also had to have a sunflower on them. That was the challenging part! I made 8 of these, not so easy, lemon-squeezy! But they loved them and it all turned out great. Thanks ladies!
Stay tuned for all the show updates next! Two this upcoming week!
I only have a few photos of the Junk Gypsy Prom, it gets so busy that I have to stay in my booth, and only get to run to the Junk Gypsy tent for a few minutes. This is my new friend Melissa in her prom outfit-super cute! and me in my altered slipdress I made for Prom. It was way way cold, so I had to wear 2 jackets over it. It is usually hotter than Haites here, so I only packed shorts and warm weather clothes. Well, I needed alot more than that this time! The slipdress is dyed, and then I sewed some tattered crochet doily's and a petticoat on the bottom. It was really cute.
I had to take a photo of these cuties in their prom attire. There were about 10 more gals dressed like this in their group. Love the color!
These ladies made their own burlap chaps-great idea! Love their hats too!
And this is crazy Bobby, my business partner with the tin tile jewelry we make. He put this outfit together-it's "Me,Myself, and I". Some customers of his brought him the 2 doll heads that they said looked like him. So he put them on some get up and wore them on his shoulders all night. Everyone wanted their photo with him. Goofy, I know!
And this is Miranda's tourbus leaving on friday morning after prom. They made a VIP tent for her, and I'm such a dork I didn't even see it until it was too late. Or I guess even realize what it was. Probably a good thing, I would've been trying to take pics of it with her in it. LOL I saw her several times shopping at Zapp Hall where I set up, and then she came into my trailer, but I didn't ask for a picture because you could tell she was trying to be as incognito as possible. I can respect that. Just having the short conversation we had was enough for me.
And no trip home from Texas is complete without a stop at Cracker Barrel in Las Cruces, lol. My ankles and legs were swollen like cantalopes by the time we got here, so we stopped for awhile to put my legs up . Driving 22 hours straight can be a bummer on your circulation. I have to give a huge thank you to my partner in crime-traveling gypsy friend-Heidi of Paris Montana. She was a great nurse, bringing me aspirin,water, and scolding me to go to the doctor. All the while taking care of her mama's dog too-Monique, who was stressed with the trip too. We were a lively bunch for sure! Oh yea, and we almost got kicked out of the Hampton Inn in La Grange,TX! That's a good story too. Ask me about it the next time you see me at a show. Somehow our trips to TX almost always involve an altercation with someone and the police. LOL One day you'll see my mugshot on here! Hee hee.
Antiques Week in Warrenton-Roundtoo, Tx is the best of the best. There is so much imagination and creativity that happens here. Dealers go out of their minds to create innovative and gorgeous displays. Brandi and her husband Kevin of Rodeo Royalty Roadshow are two of those people. Everytime I see them at a show, they have something more amazing than the last time! They had this gypsy roulette built, and not just one.....two!! One for each of their locations in Warrenton. The bottom wheels are from an antique tractor-wagon thing. I can't remember, I was is in too much awe to listen! LOL Then they built the rest modeling after the old gypsy carts. They used reclaimed barn wood and metal findings. Totally amazing. Love it!
it's just stunning when you see it....
Here is a peek at the inside....Brandi's vision and talent are amazing. If you get the chance to see their booths or tents, make the time to check them out...
here is the inside of their giant tent at Zapp Hall
one more of the inside without anything in it...love all the old barnwood
Another one of my favorite vendors is Tony of Rust In Peace. he has no website or blog, but when you see his work, you know it's Tony's. The creates the coolest industrial salvaged lighting pieces and mirrors you'll ever see. He made 38 globe lights and sold them all during the show. He is the originator of those lights and makes them so you want to buy several at a time, and have them hanging all over your house.
He always has these popular vintage glove molds too. His displays are always so cool, I just love photographing them.
see what I mean? too cool.
Then, we have the cream of the crop--The Junk Gypsies. I say I make a deposit with them 2 times a year- Spring and Fall. I always end up spending some change with them everytime I go. Love their displays everytime. And it's just always interesting with them, something new on the burner. Love you guys!
who doesn't want to cozy up on this bed??!!
loved these vintage gypsy-esque lamps they had hanging....
I can never resist a picture of a gorgeous statuary.
Junk Gypsy style
I have to give a special shout out to my friend Coco of Revised. She has a new and her first book out on store shelves. Congrats to her and all the hard work she put in. If you like to make jewelry, check it out, she has lots of ideas.
some random vignettes throughout the show... love this.
This gorgeous vignette is from Relek. Kristin has a great eye for the next decorating trends. Crisp colors, and clean looks. But still mixing a bit of vintage pieces here and there.
rusty chippy gorgeousness everywhere!
I had to take a picture of this amazing pink prom dress. It was like a pretty cake. LOL
Hope you liked this pics. I didn't get to take as many as I wanted because I jsut couldn't leave my booth very often. I've got a few more to share, so check back. Prom is next!
So, I'm finally back from Texas Antiques Week in Warrenton,TX. It was a long,cold,fun, and crazy two weeks! I always say it's my "soul vacation". Well. I'm not sure if standing in your booth for 9 hours a day is a vacation, but it is fun when there are lots of your friends around and great food! The picture above is from my booth at Zapp Hall in Warrenton. The pastel awesome lockers didn't last past the first day. They were super cool, I sooooooo wanted to keep them.
one more from my tent...
The Bliss Lounge, my cutie little pink trailer that was blessed by Miranda Lambert!!! Coolest, true story..... she was shopping the fields and Zapp Hall for a couple of days, and on the last day she was there, she was walking by my tent and was peeking in the trailer door, I looked over and said "get on in there! You can go inside." She says, "Really? I can go in?" Of course I said. She went on inside and said how cute she thought it was and proceeded to tell me that she has 3 Airstreams, I said "If I were you, I have 10!" Then we talked about vintage trailers for a minute or so, and she said thank you for letting me look and was on her way. Miranda was super nice, and I was just happy to have her in my trailer and a little conversation with her. I could tell she was trying to be very incognito, so she could shop for her store "The Pink Pistol" so I didn't want to bug her for a photo.
But I did manage to get a pic of her toue bus as they were leaving on friday morning as I was walking back from breakfast. Kinda cool.
One of my new Cowhide Industiral Cuffs. These did well at the show. I'll have some more at The Big Heap.
One of the new Tin Tile Necklaces I made for the show, love the pink heart and bead chain on this one...
And of course, the Girls are always on the road with me.
one of my favorite mannequin heads with some of my friend Angela's Vintage Belt Headbands. These were a huge hit!
Sold the cute pink shelf and the pink prom dress.
I made this super awesome pink cowhide cuff with the soldered Virgin photo on the front, love love the way it turned out.
Absolutely LOVE this necklace too. It sold right away,too. And it looked gorgeous on her!
just a little vignette I put together, the pastel ticket rolls were so pretty with the birdcage...
Sweet Suzanne and her daughter stopped by the booth while at the show. They are so nice, I'm so glad they stopped by. Thanks ladies!
I had more visitors too....my mom and dad came to Texas for a few days too. Here's my dad having some lunch in the trailer. So cute!
I've got lots more photos to come, but for now this gypsy girl is tired and going to bed! Stay tuned!