Our very Special Guest Rachel Ashwell will be signing her book on Saturday, April 25th from 10am-2pm. Today is the last day to purchase the "Special Online Ticket" that includes Rachel Ashwell's brand new book, World of Shabby Chic and your entrance to Friday and Saturday's show (a $68 value for just $50).
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Many years later when I first started Remnants of the Past, I invited Rachel to Remnants. The customers loved her! Rachel has such a down to earth appeal and Remnants shoppers loved connecting with her. I have everyone of Rachel's books as many of you probably do. Since that appearance, we have kept in touch.
Well...I am excited to announce that Rachel Ashwell will be my special guest at Remnants on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton. She will be signing her new Book, Rachel Ashwell The World of Shabby Chic: Beautiful Homes, My Story & Vision. More details coming in the new year. For updates, visit www.remnantsofthepast.
More exciting news to share! Since I started Remnants over nine years ago, I am always receiving requests from customers to bring Remnants further South. I've just have never had the time to explore this idea. An opportunity arose and I am thrilled to announce that Remnants of the Past will be in Santa Barbara at the Earl Warren Show Grounds November 2015! Customers from Northern and Southern California can now enjoy Remnants fabulous vendors.
The Spring show will be in Pleasanton and the Fall show in Santa Barbara. I am so excited for 2015!
Now that 2015 for Remnants is settled, I am going to slow down and enjoy this season of thankfulness, renewal, a Baby in a Manger and my family. Take the time to enjoy your friends and family, decorate your home, fill your kitchen with the smells of Christmas and reflect on 2014 and bring in the New Year of 2015 with a renewed spirit.
Monday, October 13, 2014
One of my dear friends, Debbie, has been telling me for ages how wonderful the antiquing in Phoenix is. Debbie comes up with the best finds! One day, Debbie called me and said the Sweet Salvage Event and the Junk in the Trunk Show were happening the same week. She was going to call a bunch of friends to gather at her house for a girl's weekend filled with shopping Goodwill, thrift stores, antique stores and these two fabulous shows. How could I say no! I booked my flight and waited with anticipation for that week to come. There were seven of us and we shopped every one of the stores and then waited for the Sweet Salvage event which is the third week of every month. We were fortunate to attend the Wednesday night preview. Oh my gosh! There were about 12 vendors and they have three weeks to put their booth together according to the theme that was decided upon by Kim, the founder. The displays were over the top! You are not able to shop that night but believe me, I scoped out every little item I loved and marked it down where it was located. The next morning, we woke up and were out the door at 6:30 in the morning with a quick stop at McDonald's for a cup of coffee and were second in line. The show doesn't open until 10am and we were so ready to start. It was around 100 degrees with insufferable humidity but the staff handed out iced waters and big umbrellas. The doors opened and we were off! Because I scoped out the whole store the night before, I was able to pick up ALL the items I wanted. After that we hit several shops and then crashed out at Chateau Debbie's with appetizers and wine. A perfect end to a day.
Do you think we had fun shopping!
Staying at Chateau Debbie's is like vacationing at a 5 star resort. Every need was taken care of and then being with good friends was the icing on the cake.
Next morning another early stop for coffee and then waiting in line. The doors open and we were all off in different directions. Because of Remnants, I am used to vendors preparing their spaces with over the top merchandising. Junk in the Trunk is a one day show and the vendors have limited time to set up so the displays were not what I was used to but believe me, there were LOTS of treasures to be found! Came home with a truck load and van full.
Being amongst all these ladies, we all have our OCD quirks. Saturday afternoon, Debbie, our host, brought freshly laundered towels to the table to fold. I asked if I could help, I a received a firm NO! Debbie quickly laughed and said I have a certain way of folding my towels. Well, that just started a conversation and a show and tell of all the different ways each of us folds our towels. Well, let me tell you, Dawn, from Washington, took the cake. We were all in awe and here is a quick reason why. Have fun watching.
IMG 0957 from judy watkins on Vimeo.
Sunday, we all starting wrapping and packing our loot because we were all leaving for home. I packed my carry-on inside the biggest suitcase I owned. Debbie dropped me off at the airport and I lugged that piece of luggage to the counter and the gentlemen quietly tells me that I am five pounds over and that I need to remove items to reach the 50 pound limit. Are you kidding me! I paid him the $100! No, way was I leaving anything behind.
I arrived home to a happy husband, son and puppy. I guess they missed me for that week fending for themselves!
I was so happy and content. I've never spend a girl's weekend ever before and the friendships that I gained and the time spent together were priceless. It is only one time a year that these two shows are in the same week and I have already booked my flight for next year! I can hardly wait!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
It seems like forever since I have blogged or been on Facebook. Actually, it was a nice break. Just returned from a wonderful vacation with friends. We were invited to join friends in the San Juan Islands on their boat. We flew into Seattle then took a sea plane from Lake Union into Roche Harbor. I was a little nervous going on such a small plane and landing on water but it was wonderful and beautiful.
Roche Harbor, Washington
Aye, aye mate!
Sunsets were beautiful…
To say the least, we came home refreshed, relaxed, full of fresh crab and ready to hit the road! One of the things I realized on my vacation is how much I missed having my own booth at Remnants. Nothing beats the thrill of the hunt. I know that it would be challenging for me to manage a booth and a show at the same time so I thought, why not open up a Etsy Store. So I did! I have just a few things up but I am so looking forward to hunting again. Take a peek!