Monday, January 30, 2012

Dealer Feature - Julie Broshat of Julz

I am so flattered and proud that urban farmhouse was selected as an anchor vendor to help kick off The Vintage Marketplace, a new venue added to the well established Tailgate-Music Valley Antique Show. I'm wildly busy packing up my some amazing finds and finishing all online orders today as we hit the road early tomorrow morning. I hope you can make it as it promises to be an amazing week with planned events and 'funtabulous' shopping!

“Shop Along with Sue” - Thursday morning, February 2nd, 9am-noon: Don't miss out on this opportunity! Join show Style Maker, Sue Whitney from JunkMarket Style for an interactive shopping trip through the Vintage Marketplace, the Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show and its featured Design Showcase section.  Sue will be on site for set-up and will scout out all the great finds. Check out her “tip sheet” to get the heads up on those great finds when you walk in the door.
"Shopper's Challenge" - Friday, February 3rd: Drawing at 3pm -Enter the Shopper’s Challenge for your chance to win a $300 gift certificate by shopping the show and learning about Vintage, Junk and Antiques. Everyone’s eligible. Where else can you get paid to shop and learn?
“How to Add Style to Your Life with Vintage, Antiques and Junk” - Saturday, February 4th, 10:30am. A talk with Junkmarket Style owner and founder, Sue Whitney. She’ll be sharing her expertise and offering inspiring style tips for the novices as well as the seasoned shopper.
For all the details, times, locations, lodging information and more visit The Vintage Marketplace Blog.
Here is another fabulous artist who will be exhibiting at show, Julie Broshat of Julz! I can't wait to get my hands on one of those belt buckles!
I’m from a family of 6 (4 brothers and a “sista”), wife, mom to 3 boys (one already in college and my twin babies head off in the fall…boo-hoo!). I’ve been putz-ing with art for years. When the boys were little we always had a project going. As they got older and didn’t want to make snowman garland, sculpted masks (I still have them displayed and LOVE them), and greeting cards I started coming up with my own projects. That eventually led me to embellishing belt buckles. I’ve always worn belts (needed to for the gaping back of my jeans…you know what I mean???)...but they were pretty basic. I love any and all accessories and thought, “why not make a buckle a statement piece”! And that was the start of it. I now embellish all sorts of buckles with many different materials…old hardware, other metals, old jewelry and gemstones, rhinestones, and anything else I can find! Each buckle is an original and totally unique. I LOVE what I do…just wish I had more time to create!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dealer Feature - Erika Cady, Not Your Grandmother's Rhinestones

 Introducing Erika Cady of, another fabulous vendor (and fellow Buckeye!) from the upcoming Vintage Marketplace in Nashville, Tennessee.   
 She is a lover of old rusty things, dented, dinged, tossed out and forgotten.
 She designs jewelry made up of old broken vintage jewelry, her passion for the last 10 years.
 (That's Erika on the right, with her sister who was helping her at the Springfield Extravaganza show.)
 She looks for the unique pieces, the ones everyone else passes over and then she gives it new life.
 Eclectic but classic.
Eclectically perfect.

Join Erika, Theresa of Timeworn Interiors, Sue Whitney, myself and more at
Hendersonville Expo Center
Feb 2-3-4

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dealer Feature - Theresa Smith of Time Worn Interiors

I would like to introduce you to one of the fabulous vendors that will be joining me at The Vintage Marketplace in Nashville. Theresa Smith of Time Worn Interiors is no stranger to phenomenal shows, just take a peek at these pictures of her booth at the most recent Marburger show.
In Theresa's words: I love anything that has old crusty paint that is peeling and flaking off! I love architectural salvage! And last but not least I love RUST! I enjoy taking a piece of junk and turning it into something useful.
 I don't know about you but these pieces no longer resemble junk do they? I would welcome any of them in my home.
 Theresa has loads of one of a kind items she fashions out of found elements using her own welding gun! Of course husband Craig loves to get in on the design and execution of these unique pieces as well. They make a good team don't you think?

 Oh. My. Goodness. LOVE this table!!
Theresa and I have been "blogger friends" for a few years now although we have never met in person. We'll be correcting that soon. Her creations and talent for displaying found objects never cease to inspire me. You can check out her blog at Time Worn Interiors or better yet, plan on seeing her in person at The Vintage Marketplace Show in Nashville! It's right around the corner...Feb 2-3-4!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New arrivals and restocked favorites in the shop...

New arrivals and restocks of some shop favorites!

A substantial piece, a statement all by itself. A reproduction of an antique image on boards. 
When I mentally drool over something I know I have to have one for our home...but I did order 2 for the store so you can have one (or two) too! Tufted and curved in all the right places this slipper chair is covered in oatmeal hued linen with white buttons on the tufting...exquisite. $695.95 each in store

Individual paper feathers painstakingly hand made on wire and completely covered in an assortment of antique images of ephemera.
Incredible wreath made from delicate tissue printed with antique music sheet images. Available in 15 inch size only.

 This great " Joy of Life " tin box has a trio of adorable french dogs on top.
4 x3 x 1.5

Oh I love this table. Made from heavy cast iron panels that are replicated from fence panels. The iron finial is visible through the heavy beveled glass top. This is a really substantial piece. $289.95 in store

An urban farmhouse favorite. The perfect size for table top in your kitchen, potting shed, craft room and more. Modeled after antique European bottle drying racks but created with practicality in mind for every day use.

These mini little dog prints are one of my favorites. Tiny little pictures framed with substantial mouldings make a big statement. These are exact replicas of old cigarette cards that were collected years ago by the designer in Europe. The graphics are terrific.
This is such a sweet miniature version of a classic hamper. Use it to store anything from onions to bath accessories.
 This is the coolest way to hold your mail, magazines, or file some papers. It is made of an antique distressed frame and two printed cloth shelves with cherubs, and applique stamps.
Wow! A long refectory table, fitted with a distressed tin top. Beautiful any way you use it. $895 in store
 Very cool handled cushion with a dual purpose. Printed with a French graphic, it has handles on the top that to hang it on hooks, also makes an interesting backrest for any bench or stool. 21.5"x2"x12".
 Such a great item. Who doesn't love a pedal can? I use these to store dog food or bird seed. Of course you can always use it for trash but we are always thinking about unintentional uses.
 Swoon! Willow turns an ordinary bucket into a beautiful and functioning container. Available in two sizes.
 This is another one of my favorites and best sellers. It is the NEW replacement for the wreath on the front door. Hang the basket and fill with seasonal greens, branches or whatever you like.
This distressed metal rack is reminiscent of the racks that are above the seats on a train. It can be used in so many design scenarios, stylish organization at it's best.
Large 4 inch enamel rusty clips have so many uses: clip photos to a wall, cleverly close bags or organize papers on your desk. Why use those ordinary ones from the office supply store? $3.95 each in store
A wonderful melamine tankard with a French graphic. This generous sized cup has a handle for hot or cold beverages. 5.5" x 3.5", $5.95 in store 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

urban farmhouse featured on JUNKMARKET Style....

Have you heard? Road trip time!
Nashville here we come!

Please join Sue Whitney, myself, and show promoter Jon Jenkins along with a host of other fine dealers as we launch an exciting new vintage shopping venue.....The Vintage Market Place in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The show runs from February 2 through February 4, 2012. Please visit The Vintage Market Place blog for all the details.

 In the meantime, click on the pictures below to check out a post about urban farmhouse of Sue Whitney's JunkMarket Style website.