Friday, July 27, 2012

Heading to Chicago!

We’re off to the windy city for one of our favorite monthly shows…

Randolph Street Market

The weather this weekend looks perfect and we can’t wait to show off all of the new goodies we’ve picked and ReLoved especially for you!


Click the event image or the sidebar for links directly to the show for more information.

Hope to see you there!



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Horton’s French Market


We’re so excited to participate again in this year’s market!  Last year was a great experience and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Remember these gals?

The market is Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-5.

Horton’s of Tipton

112 South Main Street
Tipton, Indiana 46072

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Comings and Goings…

Wow…has it really been 6 weeks since I’ve been on here?  Time flies when you’re having fun, right!

We’ve been busy bees with shows, family and life in general.  Seems like only a short time ago we were finalizing our show schedule and here we are in the thick of it!

We’re very excited to now have a great new event right here in my hometown!  Indianapolis has been without a venue featuring vintage goodies, but now there is a new monthly street market that you won’t want to miss…


“Join a select group of invited purveyors of vintage, antique, junque, artisans, craftspersons, local gourmands, stylemakers and stylebreakers for a monthly celebration of all things unique, indie & stylish.”

Couldn’t describe it better myself! 



Be sure to visit us this Saturday for a fun day of shopping, music and great food.  The line-up of vendors is impressive and you will love the “street market” vibe…very hip, very urban, very cool!

You will find us under the first large tent to the left of the entrance. Read more about it here:


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Extravaganza

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You may remember we participated in the Vintage Marketplace’s debut show in Nashville back in February.  Due to it’s huge success they are also presenting this event at the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market May Extravaganza in Springfield, Ohio.  We are very excited to be participating in this event and wanted to share it with all of you!



The Springfield Extravaganza has been running for many years and features nearly 2000 dealers and 20,000 customers each May and September. The Vintage Marketplace will feature a select group of vendors who will be set up in the center of the show area (between the buildings) under large tents with fabric walls.  This “show within a show” highlights unique and creative ways to incorporate vintage home decor, antiques and junk finds into your home.

Sue Whitney of the popular JUNKMARKET Style and author of the Junk Beautiful Series will also be on hand for a weekend packed full of inspiration, creativity and fun!  Events include a barn dance, treasure hunt, painting demos, Vintage Bingo, workshops and much more.

Be sure to check out these blog sites for all of the details and more information.  It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss! 

Here are a few things we’re working on for the show…

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Friday, March 23, 2012

The Winner!


Thank you for the wonderful comments on what your Folk Story means to you.  It was fun to read such inspiring thoughts!  And the lucky winner…through a random drawing is…


Congratulations Jill!  Please send me your email address so I can get your subscription set up with Folk Magazine…

Thanks again to all who participated.  We’re packed up and heading to Chicago for the

Randolph Street Market Spring Fling!

If you live in or near the Chicago area, you must come check out this awesome vintage show…Hope to see you there!



Friday, March 16, 2012

A Folk Story and a Give-A-Way…

Have you seen this magazine yet?


If you haven’t heard of this…you don’t know what you are missing!


How would I describe this magazine???  Well, the folks over at Folk really state it best…

” Devoted to presenting a fresh and youthful interpretation of simple country lifestyles, we focus on the stories that make America our collective home sweet home. FOLK reaches across the many representations of American Country style to unite our country, celebrating personal expression in our homes and lives.

                   We are all about the country, sweet tea, indie music, antiques, roadtrips, small towns, comfort, home, artists, locally grown and locally made, one-of-a-kind art, open spaces, photography, patriotism, simple living, and the little things…”

205899014183446161_3JAByqUA_fCOVERIII251357222922154190_GWV7ZbcY_fI am truly in love with this magazine and you will be too…full of fresh ideas for real home decor, great food, and inspiring articles by some truly talented contributors…  

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Issue IV is out now and it is amazing!  I encourage you to get a copy quickly so you don’t miss one beautiful beat of this new publication.  And, better yet…hop on over to their Facebook page and follow along also. And more better than that…check them out on Pinterest…I can sit on there all day long!

Or even better still, how about a free one year subscription to experience FOLK Magazine!  I want to hear from you…with ONE sentence… about what your American story is…we’ll select a winner to be the lucky recipient of a FREE 1 year subscription to FOLK!

How cool is that!  It’s our first give-a-way and we couldn’t be more excited than to show off this great publication!

Oh…and here’s a sneek peak for issue V…


So, what are you waiting for?  Here’s how you can be entered to win:

  1. Leave us a comment here on our Shambora Studios blog- Let me know what your idea of the American story is to you…one sentence! Simple!

2. Head over to our Shambora Studios Facebook page and let us know how much you want to experience FOLK Magazine for another chance to win. 

We will draw a winner on Friday, March 23rd!

How easy is that!



p.s.  All photographs are courtesy of Folk Magazine’s Blog, Pinterest and Facebook pages…please follow them on these sites for more info!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Paint, Paper, Pallets and a Window…

We had a very busy week at Shambora Studios.  We installed a window, a new line of merchandise, and completely remodeled our booth.  So, prepare for a long post!

When a space opened up at Logan Village Mall last November, we had to move in pretty quickly…it was right before the Holiday Open House and we wanted to take advantage of the great traffic and shopping opportunities.  So, we set up shop as best as we could and then set off on our regular Holiday schedule.  Then after the New Year a bigger and brighter space opened up and we had to jump on that as well!  So, we moved in as-is…no chance to really refurbish the room first like most vendors do (which is so much smarter!)

Well, finally this past weekend we had the time to go in and really make the room our own.  We spent the night painting, cleaning, hammering, arguing ;), gluing and painting some more…but we’re so excited with the results!


Please forgive my photo quality…forgot my digital camera so I had to use my phone…someday, maybe someday, I’ll be able to afford a nice camera to capture those beautiful images so many of my fellow bloggers are able to do!

So, we literally emptied the entire place…

IMAG0721 The room was a shade of yellow which I wasn’t happy with at all.  It just really did not do any favors to my merchandise.  The first thing we did was change the light covers…HUGE difference!

IMAG0722 The side wall is covered in pegboard.  Unfortunately, there is nothing but a very stinky old unfinished wall behind there, so we had to seal it off.  My very generous friend Renee had a roll of heavy brown paper so I proceeded to decoupage the entire wall with it!

IMAG0723We decided to cover the back wall with pallets…I’ve seen so many awesome pictures using these and have wanted to incorporate them into my display for some time.  This was the perfect place to do it, and thanks to my wonderful friend Mark, we picked some up for free!

In lieu of painting the back wall, we thought it would look cool to have burlap showing through the slats, so I covered the entire wall with panels I had in stock.

IMAG0725 I should have taken a photo of patient hubby installing the panels, but I didn’t.  I was focused on completing the painting so we wouldn’t be there all night long (which we practically were anyway!). I, of course, changed my mind on the layout so he had to do some modification.  Tried his patience, but it turned out much better!

IMAG0724I changed the room color to a soft grey.  Again…immediately made a huge difference in the feeling of the room!  The grey has a slight blue cast to it which is exactly what I was looking for…

We planned on pulling up the carpet and utilizing the cement floor…however we discovered that it had been painted a couple of shades of not-so-pretty blue.  So, for now, we put the carpet back down until we decide what to do!  With the rug down and all of the changes, you really don’t notice it anymore so I think I can live with it for while longer…

IMAG0735IMAG0729   IMAG0728IMAG0733We installed shutters and my favorite chippy aqua door over the brown papered wall.  Really brightened up the room! 

IMAG0732 IMAG0730 IMAG0731 IMAG0742 IMAG0741IMAG0727We’re pretty excited with how it turned out!

Also, last week we installed a new window display for the month of march and re-merchandised the outside nook of my booth, adding in jewelry and new vintage print t’s!

IMAG0712IMAG0713 The t’s are $19 and are available in cream, mushroom, and silver.  There is a mix of 5 different fun vintage inspired graphics…

The jewelry is all handmade by me as well…using ReLoved vintage pieces that I have collected while junking, picking, and shopping!  Custom pieces are also available…just email me!

IMAG0715 For the window I went with a Garden theme…it’s a teeny window so I couldn’t install everything I planned, but I thought it would be nice to get a jump on Spring!

IMAG0716IMAG0717 IMAG0718 IMAG0714Poor Hubby was put through the ringer this past week…He works his normal day job, then had three very, very late nights at the mall,  running errands, building, loading, unloading, painting, hammering and drilling for me.  I did make him a big steak dinner last night but he deserves more…:) 

Again, thank you for your patience with my camera-phone photos!  I promise that someday soon I will be able to wow you with fabulous images but these will have to do for now!

So now I’m off to work on designing for two decorating clients and preparing for upcoming shows!  Next up is Randolph Street Vintage Market in Chicago and then we start our season at Kane County Flea Market.

And…don’t forget about the big one! 

The Vintage Marketplace

is making it’s debut at the Springfield Flea Market and Antique Show May Extravaganza.

Click on the links…mark your calendars…save your money…buckle up and enjoy the ride…

It’s going to be an exciting season!