Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Behind the scenes, Red Shed Vintage Market, What you didn't see!

Those of you who "do Vintage shows" know the secret....
Behind the pretty displays....

and the fabulous furniture.....

lies an evil truth.
If you you set up outside, no matter HOW pretty your space is....
You are at the mercy of (God and) the weather. Even in Texas. Even in July. Even in a week that not a drop of rain is predicted. The 5 day set up and hauling of the furniture may not get you down. The late nights might not get you down. The 100 degree weather may not get you down. But in one 15 second (micro) burst, tents and displays that had been "just so", can go from this.....
to this....
 and from this.....
to this....
 yes, that is vintage china smashed to bits on the ground...
so SORRY, I didn't get a photo of the (very expensive, vintage) HEAD of the mannequin rolling on the ground behind the chair...
What do you do? Cry? Laugh? (take photos?).... or put on your big girl panties, gather your 4 best friends...(will we ever get a photo of us that is both cute AND in focus??)
Val, Michele, Gayle & GiGi (can Survive Anything!!)
pick everything up and just keep going (and be thankful we "only" lost 1 of the three mirrors?)
In the end, its all worth it because of YOU, our sweet and faith filled customers and friends. To see you smile and enjoying what has been created for you.

 Thanks again to our wonderful Guest Stars.... Carolyn Westbrook
It definitely takes a village (of Awesome Women!) to create a great show AND overcome anything!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Vintage Market Antique Event Grapevine, Tx

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Join Us Friday July 12th 6pm - 9pm for a "Starry Night"

Bring your friends and enjoy wine, nibbles, & shopping at Friday evening's “Starry Night Sale”.
Meet our three Special Guest “Stars”! Each will be sharing their talents through handmade pillows, jewelry, linens and more. They will light up the French cottage style of the Vintage Market!
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We are so thankful to welcome Designer Dorothy Hames, of Shabby Y. Dorothy creates absolute magic with needle, thread, hand dyed fabrics and vintage linens. You will love her ruffled storage boxes, cushy pillows and wall pockets pretty enough for every room!
Meet Margo Arrick, of Ruff by Margo, and contributor to Flea Market Style Magazine. We promise that Margo's bright spirit and re-imagined jewelry will make your day! You'll love Margo's fun necklaces designed of vintage baubles and lace from around the world.
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Our Third Shining Star is amazing Carolyn Westbrook! Creator of the national linen line "Carolyn Westbrook Home" and author of “The French Inspired Home”, and “Through the French Door”, Carolyn is certainly a designer after our own hearts! Bring your own book for her sign, or purchase one at the Vintage Market (one of our favorite Gifts to give or get!) You will love them! (Her linens will also be available for purchase).
Finish your evening with just a little more sparkle as fireworks light up the sky over Lake Grapevine, just a short drive away, each Friday night at 930pm.

Saturday 8am - 4pm "Hot Flash" Sale

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The fun will continue on Saturday morning with a “Hot Flash Sale” featuring fresh merchandise and sizzling savings throughout the buildings and gardens! We'll try to keep you Cool among the Hot deals! You'll find Lots of beds, mirrors, dressers, loungers, love seats, chandeliers...you know, Red Shed Stuff! If you haven't been to a Red Shed Sale, you don't know what you are missing!

Still time to join us in Provence or Tuscany in the Fall

We have just a couple of spots left on our Vintage Shopping trips to Provence, France and Tuscany, Italy this Fall. These are ultimate trips to take with Girlfriends, Sisters, or Moms, but if the posse can't go, just bring yourself and have a ball! Flea markets, cooking classes, private "secret" tours, we have it all. Visit RedShedOnline.com for more details or call 817-310-6006
We will be closed July 7th - 11th to Re-Stock and Re-Decorate
Red Shed French Antiques & Travel
317 Church Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051
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