Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Studio Sale This Weekend!

We're holding a studio sale this Saturday together with Lane from Urban Orchard Interiors.  We'll be showcasing our latest vintage, antique, refurbished, and upcycled items for the home.

Where:  2648 Stuart Street, Berkeley (SW corner of Stuart and College)

When:  Saturday, December 1st from 10am to 3pm.  

In the event of rain, the studio sale will be cancelled.  Fingers crossed it won't rain


Monday, November 26, 2012

Whale Pillows--SOLD; custom orders available

Our whale pillows sold-out so quickly at the recent antiques fair/flea market, we decided to make more and open them up as custom orders.  This guy is made of navy, black, and light blue striped linen.  A vintage blue button creates his eye and completes the look.  Unless otherwise stated, all pillows identical on both sides.

Measure: 28" long x 7" tall x 4.5" wide (each pillow)


Our next whale was created with a purple and light blue wide-striped cotton.  His eyes are made with vintage pink and gold buttons.

And for those black and white lovers, we have the wide-striped cotton whale with black button eyes.

We also do custom orders like the below whale which has already sold and is destined for a nursery!

Feel free to contact us for a custom order.  You can provide fabric or we can suggest fabrics already in our stockpile.

Whale pillows are now available as a custom order for $40 plus S&H on etsy:

Blue/Green Ikat Napkins--SOLD on etsy

These hand-sewn napkins are made from a beautiful turquoise, navy, purple, and olive green ikat linen.  The dark colors and pattern easily hide stains so that these lovely napkins can be used on a daily basis. They come as a set of 4 napkins.

Measure: approximately 13" square (each napkin)

Napkin set now available for purchase for $22 plus S& H on etsy:

Vintage Bird/Floral Linen Pillow--ONE left!

We had two of these pillows created from vintage linen fabric placemats (signed C. Arfelt in the lower right hand corner of each placemat).  We love the whimsical bird/floral motif and the detailing around the edge of the linen.  The fabric has been sewn to bright orange linen to create a lumbar pillow cover.  It has an envelope opening so that inner pillow can be removed and pillow cover can be washed.

Measure: 20" long x 12" tall (each pillow)

One pillow sold; one is still available for purchase for $32 plus S& H (each) on etsy:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Squirrel Silhouette Pillows

We have two (and can make more!) of these adorable squirrel silhouette pillows.  They are made from a vintage gold floral fabric with rust and gray coloring.  Both pillows are finished with vintage button eyes.  One squirrel has a gray eye and the other has a reddish-orange eye. The squirrel pillows are two sided with the same fabric and buttons on both sides.

Cute in a nursery or kid's room and adds a whimsical touch to any grown-up room!

Below are two more "twin" squirrels that we made for a set of twin girls as a custom order. One side was a turquoise velvet fabric and the other side was orange denim. We used brown buttons for eyes on one squirrel and grey buttons on the other so the twins can tell their otherwise identical squirrels apart. 

We are happy to use any fabrics we have (email us) and make you one or a set as a custom order. Go to our etsy shop to place order for $35 each plus S&H:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vintage Red and Light Blue Ric Rac

This vintage ric rac adds that special touch to your sewing or craft projects. A great way to dress up your packaging for the holidays too! We have one roll of vintage red ric rac and one roll of light blue.
Measures: 5 + yards long

These two rolls of ric rac are now available for purchase in our etsy shop for $13 each plus S&H:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wine Cork Trivet


Our trivets were made from genuine wine corks recycled from Paul Marcus Wines and Toast in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. (Look closely to see the wine stains and cork screw puncture holes.)  They are secured with a metal band. 

A great gift for any wine lover, pretty hung on the wall, and definitely a conversation starter for the next dinner party. 

Measures: ~7" diameter and 3/4" thick

This item is now available for purchase for $12 plus S&H in our etsy shop:

Horse Pillow--ONE left!

Our sweet horse pillows are made from a cotton palamino-like fabric and vintage buttons to create the eyes.  The pillows are hand-sewn around the perimeter using a blanket stitch.

The first horse pictured has the same black and white fabric on both sides, a silver button eye, and black  thread was used for the blanket stitch.

The second horse pictured had the black and white fabric on one side and orange denim on the other.  The button eyes were made with faux wood grain buttons and the blanket stitching was done with orange  thread. This one sold at a crafts fair.

These would be an adorable addition to any child's room or nursery and a would add a touch of whimsy to the adult spaces of the house too.

Measure: 14" tall x 15" long x 3.75" thick (each pillow)

The first horse pillows is still available for purchase for $35 each plus S&H in our etsy shop:

Coffee Bag Pinboard--SOLD at crafts fair

We covered a pinboard with a burlap coffee bag and added galvanized nails to trim it.  Keep it above your desk, in the kitchen, or anywhere you need to pin things as reminders or just for fun. We also added a wire hanger to the back so its good to go!

 Measures: 24.25" tall; 18.5" wide x 5/8" thick

This item is now available for purchase for $26 plus S&H in our etsy shop:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Antiques Faire Recap

We are back from a fantastic Alameda Point Antiques Faire this weekend, where we did twice as much business and even got a few custom orders.

 These vintage gold velvet slipper chairs were one of the first big sales of the day.  The fabric is original and the chairs were in very good condition for their age.  They're going into a new men's clothing store in San Francisco. 

 We also sold another gold pair of chairs -- these tufted barrel backed chairs which both swivel and rock.  The folks who bought these really wanted the chairs to have their original upholstery.  That was a surprise to us, even though the fabric in both cases was in good condition. 

Another early sale was this table inspired by bowling pins.  The top of refinished and the legs were painted, numbered, and distressed.  We had a ton of interest in the table, even after it sold. 

Also sold was this recently transformed sweet secretary with grey paint on the exterior and and nice surprise of coral on the pull out desk section. 

The ticking stripe whale pillows were very popular and sold quickly.  We're going to make a ton more of these and open them up as custom orders on Etsy.  The navy and citrine chevron pillows also sold, but we have a few of the coral pillows left.

Our big mirror also sold, along with Lane's beautiful black buffet and French grain sack pillows. 

And a few more photos of some of our smaller items. 

It was a fun day!  Thanks to everyone who came to visit!

Vintage Cream Ric Rac

Beautiful cream ric rac on the original wooden spool.  Perfect for holiday crafts and gift wrap.

This item is now available for purchase for $13 plus S&H on etsy:

Vintage Spool of Pink Ric Rac

This pink ric rac is still on the original vintage wooden spool.  Perfect for holiday crafts and gift wrap. 

This item is now available for purchase for $13 plus S&H on etsy:

Vintage Pink and Gold China Saucer

 We think this vintage pink and gold china saucer is just plain pretty.  A lovely spot to place your jewelry or watch at the end of the day. 

Measures: 5.75" diameter

This item is now available for purchase for $15 plus S&H in our etsy shop:

Enameled Copper Plates -- Two Color Options

These two vintage enameled copper plates were made in Turkey.  Both the red and green have variations of color depth and character.  Use them as coasters, or hang them on the wall as part of a gallery. 

Measures: 5.75" diameter (both plates)

These plates are now available in the red or green color option on etsy for $15 plus S&H: