Saturday, February 26, 2011

Check It Out!

Flea Market Style Magazine has featured Viva's Vintage Market as one of the best small flea markets in the country!
I cannot believe my eyes!
Four years ago, Carol and I decided to start a little vintage market.
Keep is small, have only quality vendors, have a lovely little lunch served
and just have some fun.
Since, we've had vendors call us... turned some away, and have pretty much
come up with our favorite event of the year.
I am always so proud of the event, mainly because the vendors take such care
and thought in the wares they bring and making sure that their displays are engaging and thought provoking, leading customers to think out side the box.
Jeanine of Chippy Shabby was featured as one of the favorite vendors, and she never disappoints! Be sure to visit her blog by clicking on her name to see what she's up to.
Jeanine has some great pictures of last year's market.
Viva's Vintage Market will be held the Saturday after the 4th of July, starting at 10 am.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The White Stuff

...and I mean the good kind of white stuff!
Winter hits, and as a friend said, it's great until end of Feb then it feels more like house arrest until mid April!
So we've had some time to stock up on some great iron stone pieces and mixed in white, vintage restaraunt ware. Hutch is full!
John and I found these mixers last fall and I'm just now displaying them.
They are all different, all work and have really interesting features.
The smallest one has a porcelien base. Too cute.

We're wrapped in spring up front.
We needed some color!

Pretty green sheets and basket with the sun starting to set.

I found these awesome vintage sherbert or sundae glasses.
I'm sure they came out of a restaraunt.

Feb. is trying to say good bye, but it sure is taking it's time!
We've had some adventures and lane changes... will catch you up very, very soon!
This is me smiling like the cat who ate the canary!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nick Loves Emily... A Door County Wedding

Remember when I mentioned going into the styling business? Well, that's what I've been focusing on and the reason you haven't heard from me in a while.
This box arrived at Viva on Friday... I was told not to open it, and bring it to our meeting on Saturday. Can you imagine not being able to open this?
Anyway, I kept it together and delivered the package properly Saturday morning and was lucky enough to see Emily try it on.
The dress is a rather sensitive issue considering we don't want to the groom to get any ideas.
I am here to tell you that I loved this dress so very much that I would wear it everywhere I went and not give a hoot what anyone had to say.
So, here you have the cutest couple in the world.
Emily and Nick.
It's a trick living in California and trying to pull off a wedding in Wisconsin, but Emily is so organized, in just one day of meetings we all had a very clear vision, and just what our duties are.

Of course there was the meeting with Helen of Flora. She is the best florist in Door County, hand's down... if not the state.

Ug... honestly.... I spent an hour trying to get my two favorite pictures to stop turning sideways, so screw it, here they are.

Just turn your head.

This was our meeting with Sarah of Flour Girl Patissier.

We enjoyed every bite and after some discussion, I think Emily landed on her very favorite flavors, and the cake itself will look like a dream.

Sarah can do it all.

I love the look on Em's face.

There was lemon curd on the side... Nick may forgo the Groom's cake and just have a big ole bowl of lemon curd.
I'm in agreement.

The wine tasting was very serious business.

And again, my favorite picture... sideways.
Check out Tina's face.
No doubt the Mother of the bride.
I laughed out loud when I saw this one.

So back to the styling... needing props, no trip would be complete without a visit to this place.

In minutes, we had found exactly what we were looking for.
I'll put some teasers out later as we go so you can see just what we're doing with these.

A little mugging with sister-in-laws.
I always forget they aren't sisters, they seem to get along so well.

Of course after a special trip to Julie's, there's always this.

Next, off to the barn to get the layout.

Man oh man is this wedding going to be stunning.

I will keep you updated with progress and ideas.

The wedding is August 20th.

Just think... barn, chandeliers, draping fabric, ball jars, fabulous food and music, fire works, and all kinds of vintage goodies tucked into every nook and corner.

I'm having a ball.

Stay tuned!