Friday, January 27, 2012

No livestock at this Farmhouse!

Kim and David Leggett have worn a series of successful hats in the Antique/ Vintage and Folk Art business for many years. Their newest venture, The City Farmhouse in Franklin, Tennessee has taken the market by storm. By combining Industrial, Vintage, Folk Art, Rustic Design, Scandinavian and French inspired elegance, they have attracted young, old, traditional and cutting edge customers with their unique look. David adds his own take to their ever changing gallery by executing lighting sourced from found objects. His creations have made their way from Tennessee to the sets of design titans Ralph Lauren, Thomas Moser and other A-List clients. Kim still tries to convince people that she's actually shy, but after a few minutes, everyone knows better. Please stop by their booth in the Vintage Marketplace to ask about their grandchildren Lila and Riley, who are top antique dealers in training.

Meet Annie with Grace and Corazon

Annie de Jongh
Modern Day Hunter/Gatherer & Vendor
Annie's website: Grace and Corazon

I'm the oldest of 3, a mom, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter...I love old things, and rusty things, and things in need of rescue...I guess I'm a modern day hunter-gatherer. I'm inspired by what has been pushed aside and forgotten, pieces with history and the well worn. I'd rather be at a garage sale, thrift store, or auction pawing through junk to find my next inspiration than anywhere else. With my jewelry I hope to do many things including create soulful pieces, add whimsy and bring the past into the present. Most of my pieces are created with antique European medals, upcycled leather and semi-precious stones. Hopefully with my intent Grace & Corazon brings an eclectic line of jewelry that is quirky and fun rather than serious and predictable! I truly love what I do, and hope you will too!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Special Events Schedule for the Vintage Marketplace

Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show
The Vintage Marketplace

Event Schedule, featuring special guest Sue Whitney, of Junkmarket style

Thursday morning, February 2nd, 9am-noon - “Shop Along with Sue”- Join show Style Maker, Sue Whitney 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.
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 & Antiques. Everyone’s eligible. Where else can you get paid to shop & learn?
Saturday, February 4th, 10:30 am - “How to Add Style to Your Life with Vintage, Antique & Junk”, a talk by 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.
Other Events at the Vintage Marketplace:
Ø Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. - Pick with the Experts -We will select two lucky customers from the show. Each will be given a mission, $250 and 90 minutes to shop with a Junkmarket Style expert.
Ø Live Blogging from the floor of the Vintage Marketplace. Join Sue and the editors from Junkmarket Style for some up-to-the -minute blogging about the who’s who and what’s what of the show.
Tawnya Norton of C'est Moi,
Drawing for one "Annie Sloan Unfolded" ticket, a daylong, hands on, seminar with Annie Sloan, in person. This event will include lecture and demo by Annie Sloan, lunch, and an afternoon breakout session during which you'll learn the technique of applying Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. This ticket is valued at $350.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax demonstrations throughout each day of the show.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

C’est Fantastique. C’est Moi and Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

And the news about the Vintage Marketplace just keeps on getting better. I think it’s safe to assume that most of our readers know about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. If not, you really have to do a search on it or, better yet, just ask your friends who love Vintage. So here’s the exciting news: Tawnya Norton, of C’est Moi, in Brentwood, TN is not only going to be a vendor at the Vintage Marketplace, she’s bringing Annie Sloan Chalk Paints and will be doing demos during the show. But wait… There’s one more surprise. The VintageMarketplace will hold a drawing for a ticket to Annie Sloan’s one-day-only, Nashville workshop on March 26th. Nashville is one of only eight locations in the U.S. in which Annie will conduct her, “Annie Sloan Unfolded" workshops. This will be a full day with Annie Sloan, in person, beginning with a two hour lecture and demo followed by a breakout session with hands on painting. We want to thank Tawnya for her generous donation of this ticket, valued at $350. Stop by C’est Moi’s booth at the Vintage Marketplace this February 2-4, to meet Tawnya, pick up your Annie Sloan Paints and register to win this amazing opportunity to spend a day learning directly from Annie Sloan.

New Dealers-

Putting the finishing touches on our vendor list and here are some new additions- enjoy!

Barn Trash
Bill & Terri Baxter
Bloomsbury Loft
Bungalow Interiors
C'Est Moi
Chickering Imports
Donna Shannon
Dusty's Vintage Linens
Hometown Antiques
Jeff Burnett
John Kennedy
Mark Dooley
Queenie Tin & Mirror
Stone Block Antiques

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Birds Gotta Fly...South, to Nashville

I’ve been in contact with Judith Mercado, , several times over the past few weeks and I’ve enjoyed getting to know a bit about her. Like all of us, she’s excited about the upcoming Vintage Marketplace and she’s working hard to get ready for the show.
Judith has been in the Vintage business for twelve years. She’s schooled in jewelry design, has been an interior designer by trade and was formerly employed as a Visual Merchandiser for several major department stores. She is, however, at heart an artistic, free spirit and, you know what they say…birds gotta fly. So, she went out, on her own, and started her retail business, Bloomsbury Loft. She loves the creative freedom and independence of being self employed and has never looked back. In a recent email this is how she described her unique perspective and creative approach to Vintage.
“My merchandise is a mix of fine handmades like jewelry, pillows, wreaths made using repurposed knits and wall decor with vintage furniture and trendy finds. My handmades are made using old and new materials. My aesthetics of choice are layers of patterns and contrast of light and dark colors dancing together. When designing linens I love mixing geometric patterns, vintage florals and oversized graphics. My jewelry line is romantic but edgy and when choosing vintage pieces and found objects I am drawn by a mix of industrial and classic furniture, but also incorporating bits of traditional antiques. In other words my style is defined by the perfect imperfection, unmatched, comfortable and fresh!”.
Can’t wait to see what she comes up with for the premier of the Vintage Marketplace. Just 15 days left to wait!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Win Free tickets to the show!

Click here to go to our Facebook page. Scroll down a few posts and enter to win by posting your favorite Vintage find of 2012. Best story/find wins.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Shop The Shows With Our Special Guest, Sue Whitney

The Vintage Marketplace is thrilled to feature Sue Whitney as our resident style-maker. Sue is the owner and founder of Junkmarket Style. Her books include Decorating Junkmarket Style: Repurposed Junk to Suit Any Décor and her current best seller, Junk Beautiful: Room by Room Makeovers with JUNKMARKET Style. She’s a nationally renowned and sought-after speaker who has appeared on HGTV’s Country Decorating and made numerous visits to NBC’s “The Today Show”.
But, I bet you already knew all of that. What you don’t know yet is this: Sue will be present throughout the show for daily events. We’ll be announcing her event schedule over the next week so stay tuned. Here’s the first event:
Thursday morning, February 2nd, 9am-noon - “Shop Along with Sue”- Join show Style Maker, Sue Whitney 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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Can we get a Facebook like?

The Vintage Marketplace would love to get a Facebook like and share. For the hundreds of you looking at this daily, click here to see our Facebook page and give us a like & share with your friends. What a great way to get the word out. Our 5oth and 100th Facebook likes will each get a pair of tickets to the Vintage Marketplace this February.