Archives for April 2018

Continuing adventures of We’re Mad About!!

Hi everyone!!

Serendipity Open House

What a great month April has been. We have been overwhelmed at all the events taking place. It seems like summer already! Our schedule has taken us to Las Vegas-Summerlin, to Thousand Oaks, to Redlands and tomorrow we are going to Temecula. @serendipity.vintage.boutique is having their official Open House. The city is coming to cut the ribbon and they will have refreshments and you can see their beautiful brand new store. It’s at 41923 Second St in the old downtown part of Temecula. We went to the old location for years and we are liking the new one. See you there???

Your Vintage Treasure

BarnhouseChicksMarket know how to put on an event. We were there April 21st in Thousand Oaks. Lots of vendors from all areas and they really filled their booths. We knew quite a few so that makes it even more fun. Parking was actually free and easy too. They have a great feel, farm-like (in a park), and friendly. We love this market and try never to miss it. Our girl, @love_picking_junk, Martha was there with a fantastic booth, @repurposed_soul who never ever stops, @yourvintagetreasure with beautiful pillows she makes and so many more.

Vintage Market Days

Summerlin, Nevada is a place we love. Our sister/aunt used to live there so we got to know it. Lucky for us she moves back this week so we are never paying for a hotel there again, because we are going back for sure!!!! One- to go to Boulder City where most of the vintage shops are. Let us know of names, please. Two-to go back to Vintage Market Days there again in Oct, the 26-8. These gals put on shows all over and you can tell they know what they are doing!! Beautiful location, by a mall with every single store you can name, music that was to die for-this guy was sooooo good. The food booths were varied and several of them. The vendors were from several states, so we got to meet more new to us dealers. They were careful to not book the same style of vendor too, which is hard not to do. We loved being there. We will be going back and posting about it beforehand. Be sure you check the Instagram for all the pics we already posted there. These were dealers who know their business well. Some from our area like @nottooshabbybysabby, who had a full booth and was selling so fast she could hardly keep up. She said it was one of the best markets for dealers. So much fun to see people and chat with them.

Triple D Treasures

Red Rooster Vintage Marketplace at 100 W. Stuart, Redlands is growing so fast. We love that the city allows them to close down the street for the day. It makes it so much nicer. They had a nice crowd that kept getting bigger as the day went on., and food that smelled delicous! Talking to the dealers here is great because we love to know what they are making or where they are selling next.  It is every 2nd Sat. so put it on your calendar.

Speaking of calendars, our May one is almost ready. If you are having classes or pop-ups or special events, let us know. We will place them on it. Take advantage of this free promo people!!! Spreading the word is what keeps you in business!!! We’ll tell you where we’re going too.

Thanks for reading…Amy and Bonnie

Vintage Market Days

Hi, it’s Bonnie,

Vintage Market Days

We were lucky enough to be given tickets for Vintage Market Days in Summerlin Nv. and we had two extra to giveaway. We ( my friend Barbie and I, Amy had to work) went up Thursday. The venue was at a outdoor mall across from the Red Rock Casino, it’s a lovely area. Summerlin has lots of trees and greenery, directly below the mountain ranges, it stands out like a work of art. The area is called The Lawn at Summerlin. Every store you can imagine is right there.

The market went Fri-Sunday so it just ended yesterday afternoon. We went Friday morning

Eclecticity

about an hour after it started. The traffic inside was great. We knew some of the vendors so that made it fun, as always, to check how they were doing. Not too shabby_by_sabby, Sabrina, was soooo busy. She sold quite a few things before we even got there. Luckily they had a trailer full still. She was a hit.  It’s funny that Vegas does not have many vintage stores. We looked!!! They are starting to get some, and we heard that Boulder City has a lot. Next trip!!! Las Vegas has some vintage clothing stores and some antique stores. We went to two, Charleston Antique Mall and Laura’s Treasures., that we liked. With that in mind, vintage was a big draw at the market. There were about 60 vendors so there is clearly a market for old, repurposed, repainted, reused, shabby, distressed. We were so happy to run into Country_Skye who lives nearby,  we had met a few years ago down at Behind the Picket Fence. Got some cool silver salt and peppers shakers from her.

1 Vet Designs

Also there, 1vetdesigns, who make really cool edison lamps with pipe sections and fittings. We met them at the Vintage Marketplace back when it was at Galway Downs so it was great to see them. So creative and different than any other lights. We walked around and introduced ourselves to some of the vendors we didn’t know. It was windy so that made it a little more challenging for pop-ups!! Always something extra to add to all the work these guys do. Check out the pictures and then go to their instagram and facebook posts to learn more about the show and the dealers.

The setting was great, the music was fantastic, the food trucks, several, were very very good. The vendors were happy and so were we. Thank you to Brandi and Erica for inviting us. We loved the way you set this up, clearly you are experts!!! The backdrops alone show how talented you are. This market travels to many states but lucky us, it will return Oct 26-8. We’ll be there, are you making your plans yet? Dealers from So Calif. should  absolutely look into it. We would have loved to go every day but we had to get home for the Red Rooster Vintage Market on Saturday. No rest for the weary-except we never get weary of hunting vintage!!!

Thanks for reading…Amy and Bonnie

 

April Calendar of Events!

April is a busy month. We hope you can make out to a market and help support small business!

Thank you,

Bonnie & Amy