Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Truckin' Down to Irvine

I might be going to Europe for 11 days in December. I haven't booked my trip yet, so it isn't for sure, but that hasn't stopped me from spending my nights scouring the internet for European flea markets and antique shopping spots! The process has inspired me and gotten me extra excited about thrifting.

It got me thinking about how infrequently I actually hit up our own local flea markets. Here I am, thinking about every possible venue in Europe, and I don't even head down to Long Beach or the Rose Bowl for our nationally renowned Fleas.

The process of looking at booth pictures coupled with the fact that I need to move a lot of inventory quickly to get ready for our Christmas product gave me just the kick in the pants I needed to set up my own Flea Booth. I made a very last minute decision to take a couple of truck loads down to the Irvine Antique Market this Sunday!


I sold a boatload of furniture and knobs last April and had a blast participating. 


This time around, I'm taking even more knobs and hooks with me, washi tape and bakers twine, burlap project bags, burlap bows, new fabrics and German Glass glitter. 


Oh yeah...furniture, too.


This French dresser which I've had for too long will go down with me. I will be selling it for a hot $175!


This vanity will go, too. $225 with the matching bench.


Ugh...this hall tree which I've had for like two years. Seriously...what's not to like about this!? I gotta get this out!


I will be setting up two or three beds including this queen size matching headboard, footboard and side rails! 


Tricycle Red queen size headboard and footboard with side rails and gold gilding. Bling!


The Eiffel Tower and Tricycle Red side table are going.

I hope all this stuff fits!  

Come find me in Irvine, this Sunday, November 3rd! Click on this link for directions!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vintage Ghosts

Check out some knot too shabby style at this professional photo shoot!


Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby
Richard Briseno Model:Grace Morgan
Makeup Artist: Rocio Adame Hairstylist: A Cecy Alvarado
Set Design: Caitlin Holland / knot too shabby Location: Graber Olive House

In late September, Caitlin was participating in a local photo shoot put on by the Pomona Photographic Society themed around vintage ghosts. She carted a pile of furniture and props to the Graber Olive House and staged the delightfully ghoulish, Halloween themed photo shoot. 


Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby

I am blessed to be surrounded by so much amazing talent at knot too shabby, and Caitlin's skills as a photographer are remarkable. She is really talented behind a camera and has a way of bringing inanimate objects to life! 

I seriously want a wall like that in my house. Is that weird?


Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby
Photographer: John Pacala Model:Grace Morgan
Makeup Artist: Rocio Adame Hairstylist: A Cecy Alvarado
Set Design: Caitlin Holland/knot too shabby Location: Graber Olive House



Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby



Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby


Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby

 Photographer: John Pacala Model:Grace Morgan
Makeup Artist: Rocio Adame Hairstylist: A Cecy Alvarado
Set Design: Caitlin Holland / knot too shabby Location: Graber Olive House


Vintage Ghosts | knot too shabby



Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spiders, Skeletons and Spooks...OH MY!

Welcome goblins and ghouls, to our knot too spooky Halloween reveal!

We've spent the last three weeks decorating the store for Halloween...well, I will be honest...Caitlin has spent the last three weeks decorating and we've just been there to help tackle her mile long to-do list. It's been a lot of fun and the shop looks ghoulishly frightening!

A nest of spiders made their home in an old book

Frankestein and his Bride

 A skeletal dinner party...
 


...the mens clothes disintegrated


Black german glass glitter makes the spiders sparkle.


Homemade, eerie candlesticks. Made from PVC pipes.

Wine bottles and vintage apothecary jars turned mystifying potions.
These are just some of the Halloween displays! You can stop by and see all of the spookiness next Friday!


Interactive Photo Booth, Paint a Pumpkin, Cake Mamas cupcakes, Frisellas Chips and Salsa and fun music!


Carvable pumpkins get some knot too shabby style flair with Chalk Paint® and German Glass Glitter.
Image Transfer Halloween Art by Michelle E. Black




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