Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
One afternoon, I picked up my mail and there was this thick envelope and inside was a beautifully engraved invitation. I couldn't believe it!
Brooke and Steve Giannetti and Veranda Magazine invite you to celebrate the publication of the their new book Patina Farm.
I first started following Brooke and Steve when I discovered Brooke's blog Velvet and Linen. Loved watching her projects and the changes to her home in Santa Monica.
I invited Brooke and Steve to do a book signing of their first book, Patina Style, at Remnants in 2011. The customers loved Brooke and Steve and their book! When Brooke posted that they had purchased this property in Ojai to build their forever home, I could hardly wait to see the design process unfold. Beautiful pictures from start to finish! To receive this invitation was such an honor, I could hardly wait for the day to arrive.
First the drive up to Ojai is beautiful! Driving up the road to their home was breath taking. White roses everywhere, the crunch of gravel beneath my feet, worn patina and a view from every window.
What delighted me the most was the feeling of intimacy and serenity. Each room was thought out from the way their family would live and how Steve and Brooke would entertain their family and guests. Patina Farm reflects their design aesthetics from the old beams, texture to the walls, attention to the vintage details throughout the home and how the inside of Patina Farm relates to the beauty of their land.
Looking back to kitchen.
Looking back to kitchen.
View to the guest house.
View to the guest house.
The serenity of Patina Farm...
Patina Farm is definitely a forever home reflecting the importance of their family, their friends and the need to relate to the beautiful outdoors.
I will never forget that afternoon.
Thank you Brooke and Steve!
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
|This digital invitation personalized with Smilebox|
Be sure to sign up to WIN one of three $100 gift certificates to Dreamy Whites shop.
You can sign up at the show on April 15th & 16th or online.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
At Remnants of the Past, one of my favorite things to do is have a giveaway of some sort. During the April 15th & 16th Show in Pleasanton, CA, I will be giving away cash to spend and the vendors will be giving away gift certificates to their booths to spend. I added something special to the mix.... Two of my favorite online stores are Dreamy Whites and Elsie Green. I have many of their treasures in my home besides giving them as gifts. Remnants will be giving away 3 (three) $100 Gift Certificates to Dreamy Whites and 2 (two) $100 Gift Certificates to Elsie Green. You can enter to win at Remnants the weekend of the show or here, Winner will be announced Saturday afternoon.
Come to the show and Enter to Win!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This is the chair that released me from my "Do Not Buy Anything From the Show Bondage". Did you know that I hardly ever BUY anything at my show? I am ashamed to admit this. All my friends tell me that I am so lucky because Remnants has the best vendors and the coolest finds and my house must be filled to the brim with all the wonderful treasures. I get to see first hand before the customers come the best of the best. Yes, this is true but I have to put blinders on because the show would never get off the ground if I was shopping the whole time. Actually, I am pretty overwhelmed during the show with all the wonderful treasures spread out before me and my mind actually freezes in the shopping department. I walk the aisles and see all this wonderful finds, check to make sure the vendor is okay and off I go.
Well.... things are going to change. I always tell people that if you find something, love it, touch it, you better buy it because it will be gone.
At my Fall show, I saw this chair in Jeni Maus's booth. If you haven't met Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals, make the effort to see her at a show. Her booth was spell binding and I walked past this chair twice but didn't touch it. Then I sat down in it and bought it for my office. I was so proud of myself!
This brings me back to my fear of buying at Remnants. My hubby and I are remodeling our kitchen and the demo starts this Monday. Yikes! As you can see, we are in dire need of a remodel. It has been 28 years and it is time. The fact that I have my husband on board is truly amazing. I think he is just tired of hearing me complain how horrible our kitchen is. Stephen likes his comfort and to have our house torn apart is definitely not comfort for him. He is so excited, he has already removed the doors of the cupboards already. So, the dilemma.... I love everything vintage but I also want functionality. Follow my story as I infuse vintage into my kitchen.
Shopping starts for Remnants of the Past Vintage Show on Friday, April 15th, 1pm-7pm and Saturday, April 16th, 10am-4pm at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. I can hardly wait!
Monday, January 18, 2016