Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hope to see you there!

Together with Lane from Urban Orchard Interiors, we'll be sharing a booth at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire again this Sunday, Nov. 4th.

Stop by booth Q3 and say hello.  We've got some good stuff this go-round!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting Caught Up!

We are in full-steam-ahead-mode getting ready for the Alameda Point Antiques Faire -- the largest antiques flea market in Northern California -- this Sunday!

Here's a small peek at our studio space which is an outbuilding in our shared backyard.  (We are neighbors in a duplex.)  We're doing our best to get it organized so that we can be productive in our limited free time as stay-at-home moms.  Pegboard has gone up along one wall of the main room.  On the opposite wall, we plan to paint and rip up the carpet to make a photo studio space.

Currently, we have to drag our latest projects out into the yard or into one of our apartments for a photo shoot.  It's not much fun and because of it, we have missed taking a lot of photos of things which have since sold.  We have iphone pics, like the one above, but no quality photos.  Sad :(

Still, here are some photos of things that sold before we were able to take pictures with the good camera:
Clockwise from left:  suitcase table created from vintage suitcase and vintage furniture legs, linen pillow cover and squirrel pillows made of vintage fabric, vintage oil painting on canvas that we cleaned and re-stretched, striped whale pillow.

Clockwise from top left:  screen display for our vintage flash cards which sold before we sold a single flashcard!, napkins made from vintage tablecloth, bushel basket on stand, animal silhouettes in thrifted frames.

We also just finished a custom job for one our clients:

 This mission rocker is the real deal, but had been sitting on a front porch for eons until an acquaintance gave it to us.  Our client spotted it in our studio and asked that we paint it olive.  We refurbished the spring cushion before reupholstering it in an outdoor fabric.  Our client wanted quiet colors for her front porch, which is where we hope the rocker will sit for another eon at least!

Now for the better photos.   Here's a sneak peek of our latest projects which we plan to take to the antiques faire this weekend:

HUGE painted mirror--SOLD at Alameda Antiques Market
More animal silhouette art -- this one made from an reclaimed cabinet door.
SOLD at Alameda Antiques Market.

horse pillow--SOLD at Alameda Antiques Market. More coming soon...
vintage faux bamboo brass serving tray
We also have a huge selection of succulent gardens in these sculptural white bowls
This is just the tip of the iceberg -- they're simply the photos we managed to take today.   Still need to get a ton of photos of some of our bigger pieces of furniture before we sell those this weekend.

Quite an eclectic mix, don't you think?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spool of Vintage Upholstery Thread

Sew or craft to your heart's content with this huge spool of orange vintage upholstery thread.  Tie packages and presents with it, keep it on the kitchen counter with a pair of small scissors stuck in the spool for all of your tying needs. Super thick, super durable.

Measures: 4.5" tall x 3.5" wide diameter of roll;
more than 100 yards on a blue plastic roll (lots of thread!)

This item is now available for sale in our etsy shop for $20 plus S&H:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chabot Crafts Fair

We had a blast at the Chabot Crafts Fair and Carnival this weekend.  It was great to connect with our community and get to know so many local people.  Unfortunately, we didn't remember to take any pictures, but we do have one iphone photo of the large faux inlay mirror we sold at the end of the day.

Before we got to it, it was a very plain, but well-built, maple dresser mirror.  In this photo, it is sitting in the customer's house (a local Chabot family) ready to be hung above the fireplace you can see reflected in the background.  We think it's the perfect scale for that space. 

On the side of the photo, you can just see one of the little chalkboard tables and chair sets we sold.  We have two more left if anyone needs one for the kids or grandkids.  Would be great entertainment at the kids table for Thanksgiving!  Contact us for details. 

10% of our sales were donated to Chabot Elementary.  We were grateful to be among so many talented local artists and crafts people.  Many thanks to our new customers!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Farm Poster--SOLD at Alameda Antiques Market

This large farm poster comes from a 1960s learning kit.  It shows a typical farm scene set in spring with the many goings-on of life on the farm.  We think this would be a unique and fun art piece for a child's room or playroom.  Made of plasticized paper, this poster will not tear easily. 

Measures: 42.5" tall and 28" wide

This item is now available in our etsy shop for $35 plus S&H:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Set of 9 Tea Tins--SOLD on etsy

The possibilities are endless with this set of nine identical tea tins.  Planters for herbs in the kitchen, favors filled with goodies for your next party, attach a magnet to the back and stick to the fridge to hold pens and pencils, or just a place to store your treasures.  Great graphics, excellent condition. Made in England.

Measures: 3.13" tall; 2" x 2" outer dimensions (each tin)

This set of tins is now available for purchase in our etsy shop for $25 plus S&H:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vintage Cream and Silver Threaded Ric Rac -- SOLD on Etsy

Just in time for the holidays, this cream and silver threaded ric rac add the perfect touch to your gift wrapping or seasonal crafts.

Measures: 5 + yards (15'9" long)

This item is now available for purchase in our etsy shop for $13 plus S&H:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Crafts Fair and Carnival

Claremont Finders Keepers will have a booth at our local elementary school's craft fair and Halloween carnival. 

Oct. 21st from 11am - 3pm.  

Chabot Elementary School 
6686 Chabot Road  Oakland, CA 94618
Bring the kids for some pre-Halloween fun and do a little browsing for yourself.   We'd love to see you!