Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October Horse Shoe Market

Saturday October 1st weather forecast is 82 degrees/partly sunny! Perfect weather to head out to the Horseshoe Market at 46th and Tennyson from 9-4. My boot space is #72, second from the end near the coffee (yeah! Easy access to lotsa latte's for me!) Stop by, I would love to see you!
There is great food vendors over 100 art and vintage vendors and a cool photo booth (photos only one buck!) There is also a booth with crafts for kids to do! So, get outside and enjoy a fabulous market! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market August 6th, 2011

It is only a week from this Saturday when I will have my vintage booth in the FABULOUS Horseshoe Market! There are over 100 vendors vintage and art booths and very cool food trucks! As well as interactive booths including Moveable Type from Portland who will present printing demos where you can try your had at pulling your own print to take home!  It is a really fun event and I hope to see you stop by my booth! 

Here are a few items you can find in my booth!

Saturday August 6th  9 AM - 4 PM
Denver Colorado 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

She Flies Through The Air With the Greatest of Ease!

I just had to share a treasury that I am proud of! It is one of my favorites that I have created to date!
Hope it makes you smile too!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Cleaning Season is Officially Open

We are going to be taking the next few months to downsize.
We have half a garage with extra bikes, tables, appliances,  
storage in the basement, kids toys, memorabilia,
books, books, books  etc.  
I am going to take an unsentimental look at and sell or donate the lot of it! 
I am overwhelmed with a good dose of determination! 

I declare  Spring Cleaning Season officially open! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Arizona Dynamic Duos

Aiden and I are headed to Arizona next week as he has a week off of school and my mom and step dad are there for the winter. So, this post is featuring some fun dynamic duos hot off the pages of Etsy!

Climb a Mountain by: Blue Sky Clouds

I am putting my shop on vacation mode from February 22-26th! I think I may go through withdrawal but I am looking to warmer weather, palm trees, lower altitude and a fun visit! 
Have a good week! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Getting Organized

I was looking through the past February issues of a favorite and now defunct magazine, Domino, and noticed that the 2 issues I have both focused on "the organized home!" And the image of my kitchen junk drawer and "private" dresser drawer came wafting through my mind. These REALLY need organized! So, here are some of my organization ideas for re purposing vintage finds!

Four Vintage Aqua Blue Ball Jars by:Cheeky Vintage Closet

These jars are the most lovely blue! They could be an inspiration point for decorating a bathroom and would look fabulous on a shelf filled with cotton balls, Q-Tips, bath salts etc. The top could be left open to hold something tall like a comb or brush. 

Vintage Wire Magazine Rack by:Richard and Ruthie

Staying in the bathroom, this wire rack would be look great with guest towels rolled and placed inside! Of course it is also perfect as a magazine rack! 

Vintage Industrial Index Card Catalog File Cabinet  by:Austin Modern

This piece would be amazing in any room! Oh, the possibilities! In a large bathroom it could store everything from makeup to cleaning supplies! In a bedroom storage for jewelry, or children's toys. And it is perfect for a study or art room for storing various art supplies! This piece rocks in green! 

Store your mail and bills in this vintage silver toast rack! There is a great dish in the center where stamps or paper clips could go! 

So many possibilities for using vintage items in a unique way. As for my favorite Domino magazines, I am not the only person who still loves them! As I did a search for images of it I found back issues for sale on Amazon $10 for used ones $35 for unopened ones! I am not the only person who still appreciates them! 

Now, I am off to pull out the junk drawer! Hope you got a bit inspired to organize as well!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Born With a Broken Heart

The David Wax Museum is a great way to ring in the weekend. Try to stay still and not bounce, dance and feel happier, I dare you! I have to give credit to Russ for posting this to his FB which compelled me to post this here!

Here are some Etsy picks inspired by the video! 

Vintage 80s Avant Garde Metal Ring Disc Belt by: Twin Hearts

Daisies In The Sun by: Amelia Kay Photography

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vintage Market Team Soldes Sale

Based on the "Soldes" winter sale in France the Vintage Market Team is having a big sale! There are over 1300 items on sale and here are a few of my favorites!

I have had the  desire  to make a new dress from a vintage pattern. I am so enthralled with the fashion on Mad Men and Joan in particular that I would love to make a dress that I could see her in! Maybe this is my year to go down to our wonderful teaching and supplies shop, Fancy Tiger, and take a sewing lesson for more complicated projects! 
Simmplicity 3722 Slenderette Dress by Hey Chica

I love to go to the Brown Palace for High Tea. It is such a lovely old place. It is like stepping into a time machine. They use lovely china and serve sugar cubes in a bowl like this. It makes me feel regal and pampered! Who can deny the appeal of finger sandwiches, tea cakes and scones!
Vintage Silverplate Creamer and Sugar Bowl Set by: Falcon and Finch

This is the perfect purse for taking out to dinner and to the theater. It is a statement piece and will stand out in the sea of current day purses. I love a boxy purse that opens wide and sits open so I can see the contents. This lovely one was made in Italy no less! 

The sale ends at the ends Jan. 31st  so, get your vintage on while it is on sale! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Photography Friday

Last week I talked about how you can create a recognizable "brand" to your shop by using a unique color to your background, a few select recognizable models and/or specializing in a few select items. If you missed this and would like to read it HERE is the link. 

Anyone can take a photo of a What's-it but creating an image of a What's-it that is interesting and draws people in is completely another story. There are some techniques you can draw upon that will add that extra  touch that will help your customer base grow. 


Vintage Flexo GMI Drafting Desk Lamp by: Lisa B Retro Style

A still life takes this from an image of a light to a STORY of a person who has been reading under this lamp and has taken off their glasses and stepped away for something. It only takes a few extra minutes to add plants, flowers, books or other interesting items to create a still life that shows viewers what this would look like in their house. The added effort shows and gives the customer confidence that this shop owner has attention to detail and will treat them in the same manner. 


Vintage 1960s Brown Wool Tweed Day Dress with Matching Tweed and Knit Cropped Bolero Jacket by: Pineapple Mint

Making your first image a split one gives the customer the ability to see multiple perspectives of an outfit. In this example we can see a close up of the color and pattern next to an overall view. This is a great technique for giving more information quickly. People often scan through a page of items for sale and this gives you two images for the price of one. Doubling your photographic benefit is a great technique to use for clothing. 


Vintage Electric Smith Corona Electra 120 Gray By: Sarah Anntiques

Angeling your item rather than using a straight forward image is often much more visually interesting.  This draws the eye into the image rather than "plopping" it in front of you.  Compare the above angled image which Sarah used for her first image compared to the straight on one.

Both  show a really cool typewriter but the first one  has more depth and interest to it.  Certainly use straight images in your remaining photos but consider using one on an angle for you  primary choice. 


Vintage Ingrid Red Picnic Ball with Nesting Dishes By:  Rutabaga Six

The tight crop of the above picnic ball creates intrigue by only illuminating part of the item leaving the customer wanting more and drawing them in to click. When I see only a part of this item the first thing I think is "what a fabulous red!" the second thing I think is "what is that?" Sometimes only giving part of the story is better, a teaser. If you have an item with a unique color, pattern  or shape consider using a cropped image that only shows part of your item as your first image. 

Take a look at your images and consider using some of these techniques in the future to create more dynamic photos! This will help draw people in which will in turn translate to more sales! 

Ask your team friends to critique your images. We all have areas we can improve and our team is a great support system for this! 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Technical Difficulties!

Heart Circuit Ring by:Bead Work By Amanda

I am ringing in the new year turning a technical difficulty into a fresh start! The complicated story made short is that my PhotograhicAmy blog no longer exists and this is my new version there of! I will continue the use of fabulous Etsy items for sale that relate to mine and my families life and whatever catches my fancy! 

Welcome Fresh Start! What will your turn from a frustration to a fresh start?