Monday, October 17, 2011

Life is happening

     Life is happening for us here at Lolo's Chateau. We have had to take a short hiatus from the business and shows. This is not to say that we won't be back, but in the hustle and  bustle of this thing we call life, we had to stop and tend to the needs of those most important to us, our families. 
     In light of having a space in the Tattered House and the girls having to unfortunately close their doors, this forced us to make a shift. Rather than drive 7 hours one way to fill our space, which we happily did, this offered us the chance to refuel our jets and rebuild our inventory. 
     Laurie was and is incredible at staging and setting up vignettes, so her skills have been put to use in both of our homes! Love, Love, Love her touch, class and style.
     We hope to be back out on the road again by spring and can't wait to see all of you. A special thanks to all of you who have supported and sent hugs and kisses to us in our absence. 

Love to all,
Sheila & Laurie

Monday, June 20, 2011

1 year!

It has been one year since we started LoLo's. What a fun and wild ride. We have met some amazing people in all fields of this business and continue to be inspired by their passion, the passion to follow their creative juices and do what they love! When you are surrounded with that kind of excitement, who could have a bad day?

Our summer schedule is busy and seemingly frantic, but we cannot wait to see many of you at future shows and flea markets! Have a great summer!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Congratulations to my son and Laurie's brother Mark! We celebrated his Wedding day to the new addition to our family! Welcome Allie! Their day could not have been more perfect and beautiful.

When all the festivities were over, the two of us took a few days for ourselves to relax, unwind, and do what we do, JUNK! Though I have to add we took a grand foot tour of Little Italy in downtown San Diego and had an amazing lunch at a little place tucked behind the Italian grocery store it shared space with. The meatballs were the size of my fist, so of course we had to have some of those for our dinner.
The next night was shared with some new friends at "Indigo's" in Little Italy as well, their food is new western fusion, can I just say, Amazing! We all shared and sampled each other's plates, we could all say that no one had a bad dish, everything was wonderful.

Back to JUNK! Heehee, we are getting ready to take off again and shop our way to The Tattered House in Roseville, we will be filling our space with new found treasures, working the shop, and waiting to see all of the faithful shoppers. We look forward to seeing you soon, whether that be at a show or at the shop. Take care and until we meet again!
OXOXO Sheila & Laurie

Monday, April 25, 2011

Where have we been?

I have to apologize for being remiss in my blogging. LoLo's has been traveling back and forth from SoCal to Norcal the last few months and we are just now catching our breath. We joined the The Tattered House team, and now share a room within the house. We also participated in the Roseville Antique Street Faire this month, that is put on by the Tattered House. Joining the shop one month before the street faire had us scrambling just a bit and all of the goodies we had planned to put in our booth would now go into the shop. As you can imagine we wondered what we would do to bring our booth back to the Awesomeness we had envisioned. It all came together and we felt good about how we presented ourselves as the "newbies" to the street and the shop. Here are some photos we would like to share with you on the days leading up to and after. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our new location

The Tattered House in Roseville

Does the word "THRILLED" make a statement? 
THRILLED is what we are!
As of March 15th LoLo's Chateau has joined
The Tattered House Team!

We are also excited to be a part of the upcoming Street Fair
that The Tattered House hosts on April 17th.
If you have not visited this great shop, make the trip.
You will not be disappointed, the girls always have treats, hugs, smiles
and open hearts for other junk sisters!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ready to hit the road

     We don't know about you, but We find ourselves being asked all of the time where we find our treasures. It literally is everywhere! We are "soldiers" as Laurie likes to say. We hop in the truck and off we go, we have no idea where we are going or what we are looking for, but we sure know when we find it! Sometimes the things We absolutely love are the things that just sit. No one else seems to love them the way We do. Hmmm, what were We thinking? But as suddenly as our new loved treasure seems to be getting the cold shoulder, someone comes along that loves it as much as We did, and shares their new found vision for that item. We are always impressed by the creativity of the people who are re-creating their homes, office and outdoor spaces.

      These two "soldiers" are heading to Norcal next week! and from our house to our final destination is about a 7 1/2 hour drive! (if we don't stop) That is a lot of ground to cover and a lot of little shops to hit along the way. We don't know what we are looking for, but we will know when we find it. So we will pack our road snacks, tie downs and straps and apparently as of late, a lot of extra gas money! That is another blog topic! Until then,,,,,,,,,,,We wish you safe travels and happy hunting.

Sheila and Laurie


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We are looking forward to the New Year and it's promise of all things wonderful. Sunday was the first flea market of the year, and though we froze in the wee hours of the morning, we were embraced by many of our friends who were just as cold  but just as eager to be there shopping and selling.
 As the morning warmed up and the skies cleared, some of our favorite shoppers stopped by to pay us a visit. Kathee Z. with her bigs hugs, Kimberly F. and her husband who are hysterical, (ask them how long they have been married) love the answer! Still giggling. Celebrities bustled for their finds and new friends and followers introduced themselves. So much fun!
We are busy shopping for new treasures and have found some that are going to be hard not to share with you before some of  our spring shows, but we are sure you will be thrilled when you see them. Until then................. we hope to see you soon!

Sheila and Laurie

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Snow

The New Year was welcomed in by father winter himself. What a great way to spend the New Year's weekend, watching the soft feathery flakes tumble to the ground. The wood burning stove warming my cottage, mulling spices simmering on the stove waifing up the most relaxing cinnamon smells imaginable. For me this was the best of welcomes to a new year. Here in California, my cottage is located at approx. 3200 ft, we may or may not get snow and when we do it only lasts for a couple of days to a week. This is my idea of being snowed in. This gave me some great time to catch up on some of my favorite blogs, email friends, and really reflect on the ideas that have been floating in my creative think tank. 

For me, there are times when so many idea's race through my mind, I wish I had the time needed to make them all happen. My idea journal is becoming a greater source of comfort and inspiration, it comforts me because I know as long as I write things down or scribble a picture I won't forget and that inspires me.It inspires me to know that on the days when I feel my least creative, I can open my journal and put myself to work making those ideas a reality.

Like diamonds waiting to be found in the glistening snow, How will you find inspiration in this New 2011 Year? Whether your inspired to do the big or small, we offer our encouragement to follow your heart and dreams.
Have a great New Year, full of all things good.