Mes Amis Vintage Antique Shows

Welcome to a New Old Show

Sierra-Logo Color with Borderv2In the early 2000’s,  the Sierra College Patrons of the Arts were hosting a show at the private garden of one of the patrons homes in Placer County.  The home grew to one of the areas first private outdoor markets – long before outdoor shows were popular outing as they are now.  Eventually, the neighbors had a hard time with the traffic flow and our Patron could not host her show anymore.  This fundraiser has been sorely missed and long overdue; with much planning and hard work, the Patrons, along with The Olive and Rose, are so happy to revitalize the show onto the Sierra College Campus.

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On May 28th, the old show will make its debut again.  With 30-40 vintage and handcrafting vendors along with a variety of food vendors, the show will open at 9am with a $5 admission fee.  The parking will be free that day for all customers visiting the show.  In addition, ticket sales will be available ahead of time at EventBrite for customer convenience.

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The show closes at 3pm so come early to get the best deals.  This one day event is expected to be a great fundraiser for the Sierra College Patrons of the Arts who support the Arts and Humanities for the College.  This will be no exception and we hope that this will be the beginning of many shows to come.

We look forward to thrilling our Olive and Rose customers new and old with vintage treasure, handmade gifts for friends or self, great food, a gorgeous spring setting, and a wonderful fundraiser for the Arts.  See you in Rocklin – 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA.  Follow the signs to the show.

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Should we blog again?

quill penI recently submitted my name to another show who was seeking articles for vintage and antique related stories. I am not sure why. I am late for work (first day of tax season at the office officially) and I should be getting ready. But it was one of many impulsive things I do.
Is blogging dead? Do people really read them or are we so enamored with visual things now? I am not really sure – I think I just have been enjoying the writing of more than just a one line text on facebook – haven’t done much of that lately.
What do you think?
Cheers!
Sandy.

A New Year and Perspective with 2016

Its already the second week in and I am in a coffee house working on catching up on paperwork, updating multiple websites and freshening up our media for all of you.  I do have to be honest 2015 was an odd year.  I only did two shows outside of our own as mom was sick with cancer.  I never realized how overpowering the disease was until it struck moms home, my neighbors home (5 year old with leukemia) and my boss all in the same year – 2015.  I have to admit – drawing inspiration for others has been a difficult task – finding beauty in vintage had to be taken down to its simplest forms – things of nature, shapes and natural the wear of wood or metal or crinkling of paper.  Our Newcastle warehouse also moved in 2015 closer to home (Roseville) quite unexpectedly and I learned the value of our husbands (Katy and I) and leaning on others to help.  I learned the value of our dealers in the store – old and new and how wonderful people can be.

While my hardships were not as hard as moms, my little neighbors or my boss – I am slowly accepting that its ok to be a little tired because it allows me to get more strength from within.  I hope that makes some sense.  I have also grown from my vintage community and the fun times that we have in junking in the oddest dirtiest and kickass places.  I realized its where I can really let myself be me and I treasure those places and that community even more.  I am really excited to have the hubbys go with us to Texas this year to experience some of what we get to see and meet many of you out there that we know, the places we eat, the parties we enjoy and the Texas you just have to experience in person – there is no other Paradise like it.

A year ago this time, we thought moms cancer was gone and committed to a heavy spring season – Junk Bonanza in San Diego (Feb. 19-20) , a move up in the date for Mes Amis Spring -(March 4-5 to launch the areas show season), a new show for Sierra College Patron of the Arts (May 28th), and Farm Chicks in Washington State (June 4-5).  With commitments made and contracts paid, little did we know mom would get sick and this year she would be facing the end of her cancer and life.  Mom is positive – mom is strong and the East LA in her will not let her stop hoping and believing that somehow things will be ok.  She grew up tough and she is not worried – I guess then I wont be either.  As a planner – its hard not to be prepared.  As a junker – you never know whats around the corner for you so I will draw on that experience and let it guide me through this next spring.  Thanks to all of you that have lifted up mom in your prayers – pray for all of the cancer patients you know and their peeps around.  They appreciate all of it.

As for the Spring ahead, I cannot wait to continue to find inspiration in the simplest forms – color, tone, mood and people.  I love how our industry continues to blossom, bloom and fall back to its old traditions and lines all at the same time.  Go back to your old magazines (I know you have some) and you’ll see what I mean – the rooms look the same only the wall colors have changed!  I hope to continue to share with you via FB and instagram – thanks for checking in!

Have an awesome launch to your year!  Enjoy your journey – savor the good and the bad, you need both.  I cant wait to cross paths with you!!

TTFN,

Sandy

 

 

 

 

 

Our Noel Vendor Line Up – Holiday Market 2015

resizedhousesWe are so excited to announce our Holiday Line Up for Noel Holiday Vintage Market 2015!
Frolic
Bella Maison
Dream by Stacey Rhodes
Bel fiore/Buon Giorno/Ciare Dolce Sweets
Worn Luxe
Caron Hibbins Designs
Melange de Deux
Ruby May Antiques
Nesting…of 2 Birds
Richters Antiques
Connie Adam resizedsantas Designs
Ludwigas Linens
Mary Meg Vinspirations
Bombshell Betty
Renewable Jewels
Sola Bee Honey Farm
The Red Geranium
Scattered Dandelions
Dimensional Paperworks
Vintage Chicks
Linda Colby
Joans Attic Treasures
Not Too Shabby
Lille Designs

Susan Daddow
Tawny Clark
Gathering Gifts of Sacramento
Out with the Old
Kendra Mack
Chez Flea
Ravel Buckley
Everythings Honky Dori
Simply Vintage
Iron Face Creations
and a couple more!

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Returning Food provided by:
An Honest Pie of Grass Valley, and
Wander Food of Chico Ca

Friday Night Live Music by Ane’ and BluSoul Band

Event:

November 20th – 6pm-9pm, $10 admission

November 21st – 9am – 3pm, $5 admission, free with Friday nights ticket

Free Parking, Children 12 and under free, Veterans Free

Happy Saturday! (at Tumbleweed & Company)

Fall Willows fun. The Vintage Gathering.

Field trip side trip with @therustyclover #jumbosunflowers

Just hanging out on the porch until I can get to Willows. #vintagecountryfleamarket (at The Olive and Rose)

Senior youth group in my living room means movie night in the Master. A nice reprieve.

Love having my sister from San Diego here for movie night. So does my dog.

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