Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Precious Holiday Find

Forget about red and green for Christmas....Pink is the color of the season.
I just love, love, love this bottle brush wreath I found a couple months ago antique shopping!
It had an ugly plastic red ribbon that I took right off and replaced with this sheer pink.
Nothing should take away from the wreaths pure vintage beauty.
It's going to be a Merry Christmas....and white too!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Making a list and checking it twice....

vintage girl tags,
typewriter keys,
beads and crystals,
hand made fabric flowers,
vintage chain,
and misc. findings...
everything is packed and ready for the trinket bracelet class.
and the results were beautiful!

I'm so used to sitting alone and working at my jewelry table. It was so much fun to enjoy the beauty of the littlest things with my students.

Great fun to look through bowls of buttons and trinkets to pick out just the right treasures that tell your own little story. It made them stop and think about some of the goodies at home they could add to their bracelets.

The next scheduled date for this class is December 14th.
Two spots are still available...
Tonight's class with Judith...resin pendants

It's just so fun to sit around and create!!
I loved it as much as the students!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Also@ the show we had the talented Sally Cook from Less Miss - Fashion Art. Hair accessories, scarves, broches and everything with that vintage flair we love. She also has this stunning wedding hair pieces that are out of this world. I think I want to get marry again so that I can wear one of this beauties. You just have to see them to believe how beautiful they are. We are featuring her things together with our other trunk show artists until the end of this month, if you know anyone getting married this is a must see!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The countdown begins....

Our holiday open house was so fun! So many of our customers came to spend the evening with us. And the invited artists did not disappoint.
Handmades were overflowing all around the shop.

Clutches, clutches, clutches. So many patterns to choose from.
Great for holiday parties.

Great pillows

Game boards reinvented into message boards.
The attention to detail is amazing, and the treasure hunting required to find all the sweet little fun!

Paper deli had great items....
love these little jars filled with ribbon and random little trinkets.
I want a pantry full.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Open House Friday, Nov. 20th

Mark your calenders....
Our open house is on Friday from 5:00-8:00!

Our holiday decorating is coming along and we will be ready to celebrate the season.
Cookies, goodies, and great gifts for your holiday shopping.

This year we have invited several talented local artists to our party.
Beautiful handmades to make your gift giving special.
The artists will be available to answer questions and tell you about their craft.

And as always, Bloomsbury Loft will inspire you with great decorating ideas
and our own handmade treasures.

Two lucky winners will take home a $50.00 gift certificate

Don't miss it!

Class Fun!

"I don't want to go yet, I think I want to make more!!!!
Proud students with their finish product, these two girls were having a lot of fun!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Classes Underway

Calling all princesses..... Your crown is ready!

These classes have been so much fun!!

The creativity is amazing. Put a few people together with "goodies" for projects and the result is always good. So fun to sit and enjoy the company of others while you create something new...something that is all you.

We'll keep adding dates for existing classes and new projects as we get our thoughts together.
This trinket bracelet class on Wednesday, December 2nd is a great class for a special accessory.

Lots of options for vintage buttons and pieces of vintage jewelry.
Hopefully, our students will bring something of their own to add a personal touch.

Come and be inspired...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Calling all artists and crafty girls!


Calling all friends, creators and makers of pretty things!

Bloomsbury Loft is hosting a series of trunk shows featuring some of our special creative friends and makers of pretty things. I am so excited about this and can't wait to hear from all of you creative people out there. If you think that you have what it takes to put on a show or teach a class, just give us a call, we would like to share and celebrate Indie business people that have a passion for creating things, finding treasures or that have a talent that they would like to share at our series of trunk shows and classes. So don't wait if you are serious and have a passion for what you do, or know someone that is great at what they do and give us a call, as our spaces are limited.
This will be a jury show and will take place in our coming soon brand new studio space. Just in time for the Holiday Season!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Country Living Fair

Hi Sarah....(Country Living Editor-in-Chief)
Thank you for wearing one of our handmade blossoms.
She was sweet. Hope to see more of her in the future.

Our tent was full of fun and energy the entire weekend!
It was so exciting! So many people.
We loved the opportunity to introduce our store to so many.

We're still trying to recuperate from so much activity.
The truck has been unloaded and now we are left to sort, arrange and display.
Of course, we're going to need to get moving on more creating and shopping.
But first things first, time to get the shop in order.
We're hoping to see some of our new "friends" from the show.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A little peek inside

The show is fantastic!
The weather is great!
We love our space!
Two more days of bliss, and total exhaustion.

More to come....(too tired to think of anything to write)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Meet the Teachers

The first day of school is fast approaching....(Country Living Fair) and we are just about ready.
Our "Old School Classroom" is going to be filled with great displays and merchandise. We know most of our blog followers know the classroom teachers, but we thought it would be fun to introduce ourselves. We've been having fun with our classroom theme.
Up next.....Classroom rules (are we getting a little carried away?)

Mrs. Mercado (aka Judith)
The warm and fuzzy one. Will welcome you with her warm personality and Latina charms. Talkative, funny, creative.

Obsessions: re-arranging, fabrics, fabrics, fabrics, fine paper, glitter, a good sale

Mrs.Richman (aka Beth)
Sweet, warm, understanding, strong, determined, obsessive, compassionate. She's every woman. Will go out of her way to help like no other. Has a passion for the beauty of display and attention to detail.

Obsessions: great purses, her dog, Lucy (and her family), her hair, the latest trends, and blogging

Mrs. Furrer (aka Karla)
Resourceful. Can make something beautiful out of just about anything. Has a touch of ADD, will start one project and get a great idea for something else. Lots of energy.

Obsessions: jewelry pieces and parts, fabrics, fashion, flowers and snacks

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hoot Again!

Hello everyone! Yes we have been working our "little hands" nonstop. The fair is approaching and we are in production at every moment of the day and night. So this is a small post to tell that we are just crazy busy. Keep your eyes open for this week's newsletter, we will include a small surprise for our customers. We are also working on our fall class schedule, it would be the best ever yet. Hope to see you at the Fair!

With love, Judith

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Day at the Beach

We have sea glass.....and it is awesome!!
This authentic sea glass is a total treasure.
Found piece by piece on various shores.

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day,
and based on how much sea glass these treasure hunters have acquired....
I think they spend a lot of time at the beach.

White, green, brown and this beautiful aqua are available in the shop.
Sorted by color or for you to scoop.
It's fun to look at each piece and find it's special features.
Some with numbers or letters,
some with a great texture, and some just feel good to the touch.
I see some jewelry with sea glass in my future.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Country Living Fair.....

September 18,19 and 20th
We are in a panic at the shop preparing for another Country Living Fair.
It's the highlight of our year and the most stressful.
We are busy working on so many projects.
Everyday is a new "to do" list to get done.
We can't wait and we worry that it's coming too soon.
But...It will be fine. We will be ready and we will look great!
We just have to keep repeating that over and over.
We're working on a newsletter to introduce our "plans" for the show.
That will be in e-mail boxes early this week.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stitch It

This book is awesome....full of inspiration!
A fresh take on soft furnishings,
with inventive ideas for using vintage and new fabrics in the home.
It's full of color and design ideas, with a chapter dedicated to some of our favorite designers, including Cath Kidston, Tricia Guild and others.
And don't judge this book by it's cover....
It's so much more than sewing ideas. (but there are some great ideas)
Stop in for your own copy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Behind the Scenes...

My "studio" may be in my basement
and not the kind you would see in one of those great books
about where women work,
but a lot of beautiful finds are stored there,
waiting for that project that will highlight their beauty.

Buttons, game pieces, beads and trinkets of all kinds
are treasures to be played with.

I've been having a lot of fun making these button bracelets.
They have just the right amount of dangles and make a fun sound
as they dance around on the wrist.
I just can't have enough buttons.

It's music to my ears.
better get back to "work"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sealed with a kiss

We will stop at nothing to make the ordinary special.
These sweet little cactuses needed a little something to make them shine.

They are complete with a little sleeve and a touch of something special.
How much more interesting to have a little
treasure wrapped with something sweet.
It celebrates the beauty of our everyday!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lemonade for Sale!

Sam and his friends from the "hood", Nolan and Max had
quite an afternoon selling lemonade at the shop.
Their stand was adorable....I suggested the linens and the platter, but they took care of all the supplies and the sign....(i loved the sign!)
They sold through all their cookies....which were completely yummy and only 25 cents.
(Eric, from the Music Cafe would be in big trouble if this went on much longer.)

When foot traffic slowed,they started walking back and forth in front of the store waving their sign and yelling out to passing traffic...
"lemonade for sale.. stop and get your lemonade here."
And I'm not sure how much they drank themselves, but they had use the bathroom quite a bit.

Of course they had to pack things up after about an hour and have lunch.
But they got right back into it.
They were on kool-aid mission.
What a nice afternoon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We have been sooo busy, I love it!

New look for our porch! Beth is a genius it looks great, my camera does not pay justice to all the hard work. Then Natalia and her friend Megan painting something fun in the two mid century tables, they are looking great. And lastly fun finds from our friend's sale, we really love everything we found. Now a few days of messy rearranging disruption, and
everything will be alright again.I love this two chairs, this is where vintage meets modern!