The most amazing news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been tossing around the idea for over a year now about whether I should have a store again. I had one in '98 with my Mom and another one in '05. I loved them, I hated closing them but circumstances out of my control at those times forced me to. At that point I made the decision to hit the road and vend at shows all over the country. I'ved loved every minute of it(even the super hot days, windy ones and rainy ones, even the drama filled ones) and I'm still going to do shows, but trying to be a little smarter about where I go. So, this Summer I started looking at warehouse or Industrial warehouse spaces here in the East Valley. I want to bring something to this side of town. I love my Phoenix peeps and will continue to support all of them, love them. But I feel this side of town is needing a little more.
So, last week I made an offer on a space that will let me test the waters about my crazy ideas I have swirling in my head. I was expecting them to say NO, I really was. It would have been a way out to put it off on someone else. Well, the powers that be said YES! OMG! I got this news on Thursday right before the Country Living Fair. The news sent my stomach into a spiral! Then all the fears and doubt come swimming in. "Can I do this? Do I have enough stuff? What the hell is wrong with me? Have I lost my mind?" You know, the usual suspects of doubt. :) Yesterday I signed the Lease and we are off and running! I hope you will come and check out what I think will be a fun and cool place to come to for an occasional class, Guest Vendors, vintage shopping, and if you need a cool prop for a wedding, birthday, or whatever special occasion you can plan up, you come and see what we have to offer.
Of course I pick the busiest time of the year for me to start this little adventure, so stick with me. I've got lots of ideas, amazing talented friends I want you to meet, and super cool vintage finds to share with you! I'll be posting updates here on my blog and over on my Facebook Page. So make sure you LIKE my Page for all the news! I'll have photos of the transformation and all the important details coming next week. Stay tuned!!
Heading out for this awesome show this weekend. I can't wait to be in Fall leaves and much cooler weather than here! Great friends and great vintage goods! I'll be in booth C14 with our tin tile jewelry and Bobby Boyd Designs. Hope to see you there! Fri-Sat-Sun
And something new in the works!! Vintage trailer inspired t-shirts from my Sister and I. I've wanted to create and sell t-shirts for a very long time now, and with the help of an amazing friend(you know who you are :)...Ta-Dah! Our first two! I took them to a trailer inspired show this past weekend and they were a hit! We've got more designs in the works,so stay tuned for more announcements! I do have a couple left if you are interested, you can go to this link Here and Here. There's more to tell, but I have to finish packing! Stay tuned, so much going on!!
I know you're asking "Where is that girl going to next?" She is always going somewhere! Well, here you go! In a few short weeks I'll be hopin' a big o jet plane and flying out to Atlanta for the Country Living Fair. It is an amazing show with even more amazing vendors. The park where it is held is absolutely beautiful. So can't wait to crunch around in the leaves! Hope to see many of you here!
And in November I'm actually HOME!! YIppee!!! Home for a whole month! I'll be at Junk In The Trunk for the first time! I always seem to be out of town when this show is going on. Not this time! I'll have lots of great new creations here! Many of my fellow vendor friends will be here too!
Then, the following weekend is the funnest show in town! The Big Heap! Yippee!! All my trailer friends will be here in our super fun trailer courtyard! We had a blast in the SPring and can't wait to do it all over again next month! So excited my friend Annie of Dragonfly Dreams is coming too! She makes super beautiful altered upcycled clothing from vintage materials, and amazing handbags!
So, now that your calendar has been filled, I hope to see all my local peeps next month at these two shows.They really are a ton of fun!