Thursday, July 30, 2009

Auction Auction We Want Auction a-u-c.......

My summer started out with a bang. My son broke his ankle and had extensive surgery and hospital stay (he's fine now). So, being held up in a hospital room with my baby boy(who is 15) there wasn't a whole lot to do. Luckily the hospital had wifi so while he slept I could cruise around on the computer. I was on facebook and up popped an old friend from grade school. We struck up a convo. chatted about our various kids, spouses etc.. and lo and behold he OWNS an auction house, I own a vintage shop! Well his auction is only about an hour from me. So, my hubby and I checked it out last night.....boy am I soooo glad we did! I have a new favorite spot!

Be still my vintage obsessed heart! My heart raced so fast when I bid on this ....I could feel my heart leaping out of my chest. Yay! sold # 259! hoo ha! pink iron bed comes home with me and is simply to die for!!
Wow! What a great night. I got to see an old friend and get some really cool STUFF!
Here's a sample of the goods that I got with a whole lot more that I didn't take pics of. You can see them when they're done.....tee hee! the whole set how cool!

Pretty pink velvet stool!

...hmmmm not sure what to do with this any ideas?

Gorgeous french chair...I think I'm keeping this one!

....and here's Gary, had to chase him down for this pic. Awesome caller! super fast and professional...the deals were awesome!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


All I did (I swear) was leaf through the pages of last months Somerset Studio and holy printer's drawer,my mind became obsessed! Wow, what a great idea, for those old type drawers hanging around from the primitive days of collecting. Gathering dust and just never really being an inspiration but hey, they were cheap and "I can do something with that someday". Then it really begins, lying in bed designing my own.

It's one of those jags where....everything goes by the wayside, you're inspired and then you gotta let loose. Next I become manic, riffling through boxes, scavaging in the attic, studio, back porch, shed even "the man's" stuff in the basement, until you find what you're looking for. Although you don't know what it is you're actually after, until you find it. So, I collected pieces of my collections, sat at the kitchen table and didn't move for 48 hours! Arranging, rearranging!
Vintage, chippy, cluttered, eclectic and a bit confusing....alot like me...............

Before I knew it each box was filled with a little bit about my gypsy soul and who I am.....when all was said and done it became an extremely meaningful piece that I will treasure.
Many thanks to Lynne Paerrella and her gorgeous type drawer in Somerset Studio magazine...

Monday, July 6, 2009

I stumbled upon an amazing fact today. Did you know you can actually help our ecomony just by shopping local? If half of the employed population spent $50 each month in local shops it would create over $42 billion in revenue. For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. That's huge!
Check out this site that explains all about it. It's amazing , then go out and say
"hey" to 3 local business' and pick up a thing or two to make you smile~

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our First Caravan Trunk Show

The Gypsy Fish caravan hit the road this past weekend and made it's first stop at Rancocas Woods, NJ.
It turned out to be a fantastic warm sunny day with tons of shoppers .... seems EVERYONE was happy to be out in the gorgeous weather after three plus weeks of rain here in South Jersey!

We opened the first trunk and started to set camp at 6:30 am
Tons of work but even more fun!!

We enjoyed meeting new customers, blog followers, and making new Gypsy girlfriends.

If you didn't get a chance to come by, watch for future announcements,
we plan to return in the fall.

As promised we had trunks and trunks of Gypsy treasure and loot ... Rosettes bloomed everywhere.

Bundles of Gypsy vintage millinery and ephemera ... perfect for any altered art project, scrap booking, or gift package embellishment ...

Jewelry, mosaics,lamps,hand painted furniture ....

Altered mannequin and fancy embellished lampshades ....

Fresh bundles of dried lavender wrapped in vintage maps ... antique floral prints.

Another fun day will be had this weekend as we celebrate the 4th of July here in Riverton,NJ ... everyone is welcome to join us ... see you there!