Monday, February 28, 2011

~my shop space at Ruffles & Rust Square~

First of all let me start by saying I have no idea what the heck I am doing.

This is all new to me.

I've never had a shop space and it is a little intimidating being surrounded by all these fabulously talented people!

I set up my space yesterday~the shop opens TODAY!

I did take some photos of my space though, the first one being a pair of old white sap buckets filled with burlap coffee bags.

I mentioned in a previous post about some tote bags that I was making.

Here is one of them.

I started out with organic cotton bags and dyed them in coffee.

Then I added paint splatters, vintage fabrics, you name it, it's all on there!

I love how they turned out.

They are one of my new favorite things.

~ eat cake~

why not?


I have a bunch of old books I am selling in bundles.
I love how these look just about anywhere.


This old riding horse has a great patina.

In the background you can see some cross pillows I made out of old wool army blankets.



Of course I have a lot of vintage silver plate silverware.

I don't think you can ever have too many.


A huge stack of ironstone platters and plates.



And lots of white dishes.



I made some less traditional union jack pillows using scraps of feed sacks.

Love the colors in these!

I'm thinking great 4Th of July decor....



I also made a ton of burlap pillows.



Some are the typical natural jute color and some are off white with grey lettering.


Lockers anyone?

18 to be exact.

I really wanted to keep this for our home, but I just couldn't find a good spot.

More union jack pillows in muted colors and a couple signs on old wood.



Tons of little vintage bottles in aquas and pinks.



Little white pitchers.



I have a couple of these great vintage seltzer bottles in great colors.



And some really heavy cement candle holders.



Totally winging it, but we will see what happens.

Everyone in the store has such great pieces, if you live close by, please make the trip over to Snohomish.

xoxo



56 comments:

jeana said...

Looks lovely! I got your pillow (you are my sunshine) the other day. LOVE it! Thank you. Best wishes for your shop, I'm sure you'll do wonderful!

Lily Dily said...

Everything looks great! You are an expert already. You can sure put things together. I have had a booth at Art Angels Art and Antique Mall called Lily Dily...I have been slowly learning the ropes as I was very green when I first jumped into this. Good luck on your booth...Linda

SANDI said...

Wow! Everything looks awesome! I think you did a wonderful job putting your booth together. I Love it all. Thanks for sharing!

Sanctuary Home said...

What a great booth, it's totally my cup of tea. I wish I lived close by, I'd come over today. Here's to prosperity for you and your new adventure. I love everything!
Susan : )
http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

AntiqueChase said...

Oh, I want the lockers...so bad!!

Hannah said...

great job!!! i wish i was closer! :( i love everything..especially the lockers! good luck!!!

MommaHen said...

I can't believe this is your first time! It looks amazing! I want to shop there!

Kelly Jones said...

It all looks beautiful! I would love to shop your booth :)

Sheila said...

If I was feeling better, I'd come over this morning. :)

I hope to be there soon. It all looks great!

Jodi@FreshVintageHome said...

Wow! Your space looks AMAZING! I cant believe this is your first time. You have a real gift:) Im working on my first space and I feel like its a snails pace. ha ha. But the journey is half the fun:) You will do well!
Way to go!
*Jodi*

Jeanneoli said...

I want to live in your new shop!!!!

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

Would your nerves calm down if I'd say,"I would drive down from Northern Iowa to shop in your booth!" {wink} It looks outstanding!!!!

Cottage Mommy said...

And WHY don't you do Farm Chicks? Your space and goods are AMAZING! Best of luck to you in this exciting new adventure!

sweetpea said...

your space is fabulous and i will be shocked if you don't sell out! really awesome assemblage of wonderful things. best of luck!

hugs,

shelley

Nancy said...

I wish I lived nearby! Those lockers would be perfect in my house!

Rachel Noelle said...

Oh my goodness Melaine!!! Your items are amazing~looks like you have had a space for a long time~I wish I had your talent..loving the union jack pillows and bags!;) I will definetely be heading up there sometime soon!! Best of luck with the grand opening~Im sure it will be a success!! Rachel

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rachel @ gilly grey said...

Everything looks gorgeous! So exciting for you to have your own little spot. I'm in love with your Union Jack pillows and just hopped over to your Etsy shop to find them. Any idea when you might have some more available in the shop?

Rachel
xoxo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh it is all simply stunning! I love it all....the whites and burlap....yummy!

the only other colour I deviate to is pink...but white is my forever passion....and as far as you saying that you don't know what you're doing...

let's just say it's a good thing you're doing it anyways..because it looks like you've got it going on to me! gorgeous! and your photos are equally stunning!

well done...have fun!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Ahhh. I was up there helping my sister-in-law move from Lynnwood back down to San Diego. I wish I could've seen your place. I Looove antique malls and you're spot looks like it's filled with some great stuff.

the vintage bricoleur said...

Hi, I have been a follower for some time now. I always love what I see. Congrats on your new shop space. Where is it located? I have a space at an Antique mall, and also do Antique shows. It is quite fun!

Clydia said...

Girl is looks great! I know you will do great! Love your style!!

Joy Campbell said...

OH....I wish I lived closer..if you have any of the white pitchers left at end of show I may be interested.This sure looks fun!!

Joy

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Seriously Melaine?! You were born to do this....amazing! I only wish I lived closer :( Have a blast with your new adventure!!
XOX
ps - you will HAVE to put some of those colorful union jack pillows in your Etsy shoppe for the rest of us :)

Angela said...

You can't go wrong with all that GOOD stuff!

{northern cottage} said...

oh my word I love every little bitty piece! oh how i wish you were near ME! I'd be shopping there EVERYDAY! You gonna put any of the breadline pillows on etsy or sell direct? how much? I LOVE them!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Heather Salazar said...

It all looks amazing, you will do just fine, just remember to have fun!!!

I'll come see you this weekend, those lockers are pretty tempting as I mentioned I have a thing for these types of things.

Heather

~K @ VintageSkye said...

Congrats on the shop! From the looks of the pics you are going to knock everyones socks off! Lovely items!

the growers daughter said...

Looks like you've got it just fine! Wish it was closer...

jessica said...

Everything looks 'smashing'! I have your 'you are my sunshine' pillow and absolutely adore it. I'm sure you'll do great. I will have to drag (not literally) my mom up there to check it out! BTW how do I find the hours the square is open? Thanks!
~*Jessica

dreams on 34th street said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
M E L A I N E !

Your space looks amazing!

I consider myself a lucky girl because I can visit your fabulous shop!!

Wishing you continued success!
*Lynne*

Kelly said...

Looks like you're selling the perfect kind of items in your shop. I love the name of it too. I live on the east coast so unfortunately I can't come in person. Sure wish I could though. Love those union jack pillows and burlap items. As long as your prices are right, you shouldn't have any trouble selling your wares. Good luck with your new endeavor and keep those photos coming!

bullie_mama said...

SOOO excited for the new shop! Think I need to head to Snohomie to go shopping this weekend!
Also, nice meeting you at the Friday night party at Ruffles & Rust - what a great show!
-Sara.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh dang! I see so much fabulousness I have to have, but I live in Oregon.Do you deliver??? Lol

I would so take the Lockers and some pillows to boot.

Great job! ~Cheers Kim

A Cottage Muse said...

Awesome treasures...I would be takin' a few home with me!!

Tracey said...

Your booth looks great! I just started mine too. I'm more of a modern cottage but I love your stuff too. I have no idea what I'm doing either but I figured it was worth a try. Good Luck to both of us!

Between You and Me said...

oh how i wish i lived near you and could shop!!!

love the vintage glass bottles....where do you get yours? i want to start a collection.

Jodi said...

I WISH I was close, I would definately be there! My fav...I love those little white pitchers!

I hope it went well for you today!

Jodi

haleys cottage said...

Looks great!!

julie said...

everything looks wonderful! i wish i lived close by! i would love to come shop! you fit in perfectly! you will do great!

Karina Rigtrup said...

Everything looks GREAT! I live down in Graham, I'm going to have to make a trip up north soon to take a look at this fantastic new store. I'm in love with those lockers!!!

Petie said...

If your shop is anything like your blog, it will ROCK. I think you have the best blog out in blog land. If I lived closer I would definitely be buying those beautiful union jack pillows. Love them. Again, thanks for blogging. Yours is my favorite place to visit.

Mamabear said...

looks so great!! I'm so envious, I've wanted to open a shop for such a long time! Good luck!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

All your things look great! I wish I did live nearby! Good luck with everything!

mrskristal said...

Congrats on your new endeavor! Your stuff is fabulous and you will do amazing =)

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome! I am sure that you will do well! Good luck (and love your blog).
Carin from Pennsylvania

All That Jazz said...

So fun, I LOVE your goodies! I will definitely have to check it out soon, I am due for a trip to Snohomish!! How much are those cool canvas bags and what size are they??
~michelle~

Robin said...

Oh My! Your displays are beautiful. I sure it will be a big sucess! I know I would be like a kid in a candy shop!

Rachel said...

wow, congratulations! how i wish i live nearby, i'd love to visit! the displays are beautiful. all my best and warm wishes to your new shop!

Little Leslie said...

Wow, for someone who's never had a shop, you sure have your finger on the pulse of what's going on in decor. Everything you have is right on, and looks fab. Good luck,
Leslie

pat said...

Your space looks amazing. Best of luck on your new venture....

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

Your space looks beautiful. I think someone already said that you are going to be a natural at this and I agree. Not only that, but you are going to meet new people and have fun! Enjoy yourself and report back to us later.

Amanda said...

you fit right in with fabulously talented lovelies because whether you realize it or not, you are one yourself. everything looks so great and if i'm over over on your end of the country, i WILL be stopping by.

p.s. we got the sunshine pillow cover last week sometime i think. i love it so much. its sitting on a chair waiting for me to learn how to use my sewing machine and slipcover. :/ anywho, do you mind me asking what stamps you use/used for that pillow? i'm thinking i could use them for a sign for our guest bedroom and have been trying to find a good set.

thanks in advance!
-Amanda

Amy in CA said...

Can I come? *sigh*

Looks wonderful, Melaine! Please consider listing some Union Jack pillows in your etsy shop. Pretty please! All of them are fabulous, and the red ones especially so!

Amy

Windy Ridge said...

LOVE Everything!!!

luv2teek said...

Looks like you're off to a great start--good luck!

Deborah said...

Beautiful!
Wish I could visit your shop!
Love the things you've made and chosen!

Deborah xo

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