Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thankful and Blessed

As we near the day of Thanksgiving, we are once again reminded of how wonderfully blessed we are. The list becomes endless when I sit and put pen to paper, as a physical reminder of anything and everything that has given me reason to stop and reflect. I am THANKFUL! Life has not been simple and it has not been kind at times, but it is those times that have magnified the good. Laurie and I have looked back only to see how far we have come, not only as women, mother and daughter, but as partners'. We are thankful to the two men in our lives that spur us on in following our dreams, who put no limits or restrictions on our piles of rust that "will" become something beautiful. These two don't always see what we see in a piece of "what is that?", but are thrilled and sometimes very surprised with the outcome. As we travel on our "junkin" sprees, they have claimed a few treasures of their own along the way to contribute and support our business venture, we call this branch of the business, "BoonePoo". We will have to show you the "horse" and "hog" that have been refurbished specifically for the next flea market. Big Thanks to BoonePoo for keeping us laughing and being the support that we need behind the scenes. Behind every good woman is a wonderful man!

We here at Lolo's Chateau and "BoonePoo" are wishing you Thankful Days ahead and a life full of blessings.

Sheila & Laurie

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Space

We are thrilled to announce we now have a permanent spot in the orange section of the Rose Bowl! It is located on a corner,,,,,,excitement! (FFO2) We will be so much easier to find now! We also will no longer be the only "Shabby" White in the middle of the vintage clothing and yard sale finds! Weeeeee!
Thank you Kathee and Dustin, (Chateau et Jardin)  for always making an effort these last few months to come visit, encourage and show support! P.S. Thank you for the refreshing beverage, it came at the perfect time.

Here are just a few of our rusty, chippy, finds that flew out the booth yesterday! We had a lot of little things that were taking up precious space that needed to go, so we had a blow out sale, so to speak. It was nice to see so many of those things find new homes and new purpose. I think we all have a pile of these types of finds somewhere around our home, garage or workshop, so for us it has been fun but as the saying goes,,,,,
                                                                 it had to go.

These ornaments are our labor of love. They are made of vintage music sheets and vintage scrabble tiles
We had old philharmonic music books that we found at a thrift store, dated 1938 and 1948 scrabble tiles. As we sat and looked at our new beloved finds we were faced with what purpose they would now find. This was our final decision, though labor intensive we are proud of the way they turned out.
These are now being sold in two separate locations in SoCal. Enjoy!

Best wishes to you who choose to do what you love!
Sheila & Laurie

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ventura Flea Market

It is with bittersweet gladness that this beautiful girl was sold at the Ventura Flea Market. She was just decadent!
She was one of those finds that you just have to have but know you can't keep.She was 8' X 4' and I had many a plan for her, I could envision her on a wall in the kitchen, in a family room, even on the outside patio near the BBQ, but for all the wonderful places I could see her, I could hear a small muddled voice in my ear, "Dont be a hoarder"! Yes it was the sweet voice of my partner and daughter, Laurie. My small cottage on the mountain had no room for her and she would yet be one more thing to be put in storage. She would have been one more thing that would have been architecturally designed into the future build, so for now she has a wonderful home and is loved. O.K. all of this positive self talk is like nails on a chalkboard! I miss her! Whaaaaa. sniff, tissue please.

All kidding aside we enjoyed our market and met more amazing women. We were greeted with open arms by countless vendors who encouraged us to come back and sell again. We came home with only a 1/4 of what we went with so loading the truck back up seemed less a chore. It was a long day, 18 hours to be exact, 6 of that on the road, but we will do it again and again we had so much fun.

Look for us this weekend at the Rose Bowl in the White section. If you cross the bridge over the wash and keep to your immediate right and follow the path almost to the K exit you will see us in spot 3063. We will have more toolboxes, rust, ornaments, trays and things of interest. Can't wait to see you there!

Sheila and Laurie