Friday, June 29, 2012

2012 Funky Junk & Treasure Sale is over, already working on treasures for next year!

Funky Junk & Treasures displays are set up ....

and ready for the rush!

The gate opened at 10am and the pickers begin the hunt.

The day was sunny and warm, we couldn't have asked for a better day.

Many happy customers left with re-funked pieces, or projects for their own creative fun.

The Pixie Pickers are eagerly looking forward to beginning the hunt to bring home treasures for the next sale to be held in June 2013!

Many, many thanks to everyone who came out and especially to all my Pixie friends for all of their time & assistance!

Just a note on upcoming scheduled workshops in the studio:

Mosaic Toadstool
July 4&5 evenings

Cobblestone Faerie Cottage
July 8

Call to check for spaces!

Mosaic Open Workshops (evenings or daytime)
can be scheduled by request, on a first call basis, so give us your preferred time & we will set the date.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mushrooms are sprouting all over the city...

It has been a whirlwind of activity here at Vintage Pixie Studio the last few weeks.

As well as preparing for the wildly successful 2nd Annual Funky Junk & Treasure Sale, it was business as usual around the shop, as you will see in the next few posts.

Another mosaic mushroom workshop produced these pretties
to brighten more gardens.
there is still a chance to make one for your garden in our
next workshop July 4th and 5th.

and here is some of the dirty work that went into those creations!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Funky Junk and Treasures Sale

Well it's almost here again, the 2nd annual Funky Junk and Treasures Sale. The pixies have been very busy in the workshop creating and collecting wonderful treasures you are sure to love. Similar to last year there will be a yard sale section, as well as an upcycled and vintage section. In addition there will be bolts and bolts of fabrics priced at $2.00 per metre. Everything from Debbie Mum and South Seas and other great qulting fabrics. Once again Black Cat Antiques will be joining in the fun as well as one of our fellow pixies who has decided to destash her treasures.
You don`t want to miss this event...

Funky Junk and Treasures Sale

 Sunday June 24

10-3pm (no early birds)

132 Cumming Street

Antiques - upcycled chic - vintage collectables - refunked junk—steampunk - garden accessories - altered art materials — flea market finds - industrial chic - ephemera - one of a kind art and collectables

Brought to you by Black Cat Antiques and Vintage Pixie Studio

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Faerie Cottages go Funky!


Sunday was a perfect day for building a cottage!

A dozen builders gathered in the workshop to produce some spectacular,  colourful & funky faerie cottages.

It didn't take these ladies long to get up to their elbows in mud, searching for the perfect stones, glass and gems to accessorize their creations.

 It seemed everyone was ready for some colour in their houses!

Maybe it was the bright sunny day and blooming flowers that were the inspiration following the big rains.

Their was lots of decorating and landscaping around the cottages. 

As usual, there was lots of laughter from the shop filling the neighbourhood.

The effort, concentration and imagination paid off with the completion of these fine homes for some lucky creatures (real or fantasy)!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

May 27 Mosaic Class

Hi Everyone,
Things have been happening at the studio this week!

The big story, was the floods in Thunder Bay.
Here, we were very fortunate to only have had a bit of a trickle into the drain.
Our hearts go out to all or our fellow citizens who have had more than their share of water problems.
Like everyone else, we are doing our best not to use water unless necessary.

Last Sunday, was the Mosaic Window Workshop. A couple of the ladies chose to do the Mosaic Mushroom, as well.

We had a great time, as you will see in the photos.....

.....and some fabulous creations were grouted....

......and completed on Wednesday evening!