Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~Vintage Antique Toleware and Victorian Garden Tables~My Garden~

Those of you that know me know I'm addicted to Toleware and Victorian Wire, especially if I can use it in my garden!  I have been collecting for over 20 years, adding pieces mostly found at flea markets, antique shows and antique stores.  I love when summer arrives, when I can bring out my pieces and start setting up vignettes.  My garden is now in full bloom, one of the prettiest times of the year.  May and June are my favorite months, the heat has not climbed into the 100's yet and everything looks so green, fresh and full of color.  I just wanted to share with you some of my tole tables and Victorian wire tables and plant stands. 

This is one of my most favorite finds, look at all those fabulous roses in the center of the table!  I also have matching tole chairs!  One of the best places to sit in the back garden.  This picture will be going into Jeanne d'Arc's new garden book French Atmospheres and will also be in one of their upcoming magazine issues as well.  We will be announcing our new website coming in August 2011.  

This is one of my newest finds, this is a Victorian table and plant stand, 2 pieces.  I just love how they look together.  I'm showing this in my front yard .....now you can see why I love this time of year!  I have my vintage sap buckets displayed on the table and some roses from around the garden on the plant stand.

 This is a picture of my koi pond,  made using a large galvanized horse trough!  We have 5 koi in there!  My Iris just happened to be in bloom...

 I love grasses mixed in with Roses, Iris and GeraniumMy garden is mostly made up of pinks, purples, grays, whites and a touch of yellow.  The wall behind the grass is my fence line.....lined with 150 climbing Rose Eden.  These bloom from March to November.  
I hope you have enjoyed the garden tour.  I have so much more to show you, but I need to save some for another post!  
Linking to Kathleen's Faded Charm White Wednesday here 
Linking to Fishtail Cottage~ Cottage Flora Thursday's here  
Linking to Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday here
Linking to Fingerprints on the Fridge Feature Yourself Friday here  
Linking to French Country Cottage Feathered Nests Friday here

Thursday, May 19, 2011

~Three Speckled Hens Antique Show This Weekend!~

Dustin, Charley and I have been busy, buying, picking and loading for the Three Speckled Hens Show this weekend May 21st and 22nd.  We leave tomorrow to set up! We will be in booth C outside ~right next to the entrance to the indoor booths!  We can hardly wait to see everyone~we have some incredible finds to show you!! :)  Lots of surprises!  
 Hope to see you there...bring a friend!  The weather is going to be perfect in the mid 70s!  xokathee
Check out the Three Speckled Hens Website here

Saturday, May 14, 2011

~Remnants of the Past~ OUR BOOTH!

I totally meant to get this post up faster...but we've been busy getting ready for our next show...(more to follow)
So I saved the best for last...I think one of out best booths ever!  At least the sales showed it!!  Again, thank you to Judy Watkins and Judi Powers and the incredible staff!  We appreciate all of you!!
Here are some pictures of our booth...
 As you can see we had a ton of merchandise...if there is anything you see that you gotta have...let us know thru my email forty4caliber@yahoo.com.  We will do our best to help you.  We now accept credit cards!  Stay tuned for our next show...Three Speckled Hens in Paso Robles this weekend May 21st. and 21nd!  We hope to see you there!!  xokathee

Friday, May 6, 2011

~Remnants of the Past~ The Vendor Dinner!

One of my most favorite parts of the Remnants of the Past Show is the Vendor Dinner!  :)  This is where we dealers get a chance to relax and share stories, drink some wine and eat some great food.  It is a long day, and when we are all finally finished setting up and staging our booths we are all invited to Judy Powers home for dinner in the garden!  Judy's  home is absolutely gorgeous and the garden is to die for!!  Here are some pictures of her garden and the dinner party....Enjoy!
 Victoria, Brad, Karen, Kathee, Marilyn, Colin, Judy, Lisa and Patty.  (Victoria, Karen and Marilyn from  A Beutiful Mess AntiquesJudy Watkins, Remnants of the Past. Kathee from The Agoura Antique Mart
 Judy, Tim, Lisa and Patty.  (Tim and Lisa from Blue Canoe Reloaded.
Kymberley,  and Geoff and their beautiful daughter (A Beautiful Mess and 3 Fine Grains
Two more of Kym and Geoff's daughters and Mom in the background!
Terry, Danny and Don from The Vintage Bricoleur
Kate, Peter and Andrew from All Things Beautiful in Time and Brothers of Industry
Johan, Trinidad and Martin from Atelier de Campagne Antiques and Judi Powers (in the blue checked shirt)
Bill and Kerry!
Charley, Dustin and Brad!
 What an outstanding group of talented dealers!  I'm honored to be part of this incredible show!!  I have included some of the dealers blog spots, so click on them and visit...you won't be disappointed! Stop by again...believe it or not there is still more pictures to come...xokathee

Thursday, May 5, 2011

~Remnants of the Past~ An AMAZING DAY!

Hi everyone,  wanted to share with you our Amazing day at the Remnants of the Past Show.  What a beautiful day it was, the weather was perfect and the customers were plentiful.  The day before, all of us vendors arrived and started unloading , setting and staging our areas.  Here are some pics of some of  the show before the customers arrived.  (please click on the picture to enlarge...)
 Well how is that for eye candy??  I hope you enjoy the pictures of some of my favorite booths....I wish I had time to take pictures of the booths in the barn, but dinner was calling.  (that is a whole other blog post).  
Judy Watkins did such an amazing job,  and continues to change and improve this growing show!  Hats off to the entire staff!  Judy we are honored to be part of Remnants!!  
I have so many more pictures to show you..my booth, the vendor dinner, so stop back to my blog soon!  xokathee