Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weekend treasures!

OH WHAT A WEEKEND!

We had a ball!! Diana Frey and I went to a darling antique show in a neighboring town, Nipomo, on Saturday, called Remnants from the Past. It is a darling show that happens twice a year. Ladies were in line at 7:30am, and the doors didn't open until 9am! I'd call that a success.

And guess who was there? Amy Hanna! That was fun. I hadn't seen her since we taught at Adorn Me in Houston last year. She is such a nice lady, and was gracious enough to pose for a photo with Freddy, a wonderful French man, who has a great store in SF and had a booth at the show. I tried using what little French I know, that took about two seconds! Good thing his English is so good. Not bad to look at, huh?

Here's some fun pics of some of the wonderful things I saw. I would have taken more, but I was having too much fun shopping with all the
eye candy!

The show had a ton of vendors, with beautiful things. Gwynnie was there from Gwynnie B designs, a great friend here in the Central Coast of CA. Check out her work, it's lovely. She specializes in pmc work.

Okay, now for pics of some of the haul I brought home. Three baby dolls came home with me. Aren't they adorable? The two heads I got at the Alameda Antique Fair in SF, and the little girl from the Remants of the Past show in Nipomo. That's ALL the dolls I'm buying! They can join my other little doll head in my workshop and keep me company.
And did I say BLING?! Here's a small sample of all the bling I picked up. It will be so much fun to play with these and add some fun found objects. I had the bling bug! Diana and I had too much fun, spent the entire day going to all the booths we could get to. So many beautiful things, but I bought from vendors I could afford. Some were out of site! You'd think they would drop their prices with the economy on its patoonie!

I didn't mention that Diana and I got to spend a lovely evening with Catherine Witherall!! We went to a fabulous restaurant and spent hours chatting away over yummy food. She is a doll, and lives in the SF area, so we got to hook up over dinner. Then she joined us the next day to shop a little, but we weren't the greatest company...we were HAULING! Great to see you Catherine! You can visit her blog at Happy Day Art. She makes beautiful pmc jewelry and always has amazing information to teach you about cool stuff!

That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed the pics.
And if you're looking for something new to learn, Diana and I still have some room in our upcoming "On the Cuff" class coming up Oct. 16-17.

16 comments:

Diane Cook said...

Riki....love your new bling! And, the dollie and two heads are way cool!
I would have loved to be with you! I know we would have been having a blast =))

Anonymous said...

Riki, you look radiant in this photo!

Gisele
Ontario, Canada

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a wonderful way to spend the weekend!

Charlene said...

Looks like an GREAT TRIP!!! You & Amy look so cute in that photo. I don't know Catherine Witherall. I need to check her out. I was hoping that two FABULOUS California artist named Riki & Diana would teach their PMC class again for some of us that missed it. I would love to wrangle my friend Charolette to come out of Dallas with me & Sandy from LA. And surely between the all of us we could rustle up another to make a nice group of 6?????????? :) Glad you had fun & are home safe & sound. Love Ya
Charlene

Gwynnie B said...

Riki, you're just the coolest! I was so happy to see you at the show, and then you mentioned me on your blog :) What a lucky chick I am!

Love the loot, sistah, wanna' share?!?! As soon as I talk to Marlene we're planning an Alemeda trip. I'm tired of talking about it! I. Need. More. Bling.

stregata said...

What a haul, look at all that bling! The photos are so tantalizing!

Cindy said...

Riki, I can imagine what a blast you had with Diana!!! And meeting up with some fabulous people as well. And all of that bling, well that takes the cake! What a serious rhinestone stash you have there...what a dream!!

Judy said...

It was nice seeing you Riki! I never even got to chat with Amy. Looking forward to seeing you in April! xoxo Judy

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Sounds like you had a great time!! Ooooh, and all the beautiful finds.Thanks for sharing.
Wish I could have been there too.
Have a wonderful evening.
XO Marie

Stephani said...

Nice ! :)

slommler said...

Loved the pics!! Sounds like you have been having a good time!
Hugs
SueAnn

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh wow, your pictures have me drooling here. I especially loved, loved the image of all the bling. My heart beat got all erratic and crazy seeing that picture! :D It looks like you had an amazing weekend! I'm so glad you stopped by the blog so I could have a chance to discover yours! Thanks for stopping by my blog. And you're right, RH did have a tad much violence and hardly any love scenes but I think I was just happy watching Mr. Dreamy. LOL

Pretty Things said...

I adore the dolls! And the bling, of course!

Lynn Stevens said...

OMG Riki, doing some catching up here, your a busy lady, what a fun show that must have been and some great things to play with!

Linda said...

What great, great stuff you got. I love the doll heads!

alteredbits said...

such wonderful treasures! those doll heads are stunning and make me drool! lovelove them!!