October 26, 2011

Setting up ......

This morning I delivered another load of gypsy wares to the market
and thought you would like a sneak peak of just some of the new items in store for this weekend!
{Lamps and shades look familiar?}
Chippy chair and vanity bench ... vintage wicker basket ... antique gray chest ... metal kitchen stool/chair ... cornucopias.
 Sweet new French inspired purses.
Vintage barn stitching in original frame.
Antique lighting revived with romantic shade .... printer's box jewelry display... signs.
Market hours:
Friday, October 28th, 5-9p {Gypsy Ball!}
Free food & drink
Free Henna tattoos
Hair feathers
Card reader
Featured guest artist Anna Tumas of "Heartfelt"
 also open:
Saturday, October 29th, 9-3p
Sunday, October 30th, 10-2p

For more info and directions click HERE

Okay back to load up some more goodies ... see you all soon!

xo
Jill

October 25, 2011

In the Dark ....

Not a fitting title for White Wednesday, you  think? 
But that's how things are looking around here today ........
Why?
 Because ...
I've figured out how to use my excess muslin to revive my lampshades ...
soft dreamy ruffled clouds of white, cream, and tea stain fabric.
 Now all most of my vintage lamps are gussied up and ready to be sold at the next Gypsy Market .....
 Leaving me sitting in the dark.
No lamp or shade will be held back ; )
xo 
Jill



October 24, 2011

Waste not ........


Yesterday we did a little Fall yard work ... raked and trimmed back the hydrangeas, etc.
The blooms are still so pretty ... each year I save them to make simple wreaths to bring indoors.
 I take all my gathered flowers, strip the leaves ... leaving about 5 inches of stem ... and arrange in clusters of three ... paying attention that each cluster contains a well rounded assortment of color.
Next, using a thin flexible wire, I start wiring my trios together, all the way down the stem.
 Then ... I put the next cluster of flowers on top of the previous stem and wire together ... making sure everything is nice and tight ...
I keep this up until I reach my desired length or in this case used up all my flowers.
  Here's what my long garland looks like at this point. You could certainly keep it just like this and use as a pretty swag ... or ... continue to wire the ends together to form a wreath.
 This is what the back will look like ... the stems and wire combined will form your frame ... no need to buy anything extra ... LOVE that!
 Once everything is wired up ... I tweak my wreath into shape by gently bending and molding it to the shape I want ... then I leave it to dry flat to retain that shape before I hang it on the wall.
Waste not.
Want not.

Wishing you a creative and happy day!
xo
Jill

October 15, 2011

Weekend plans?

Do you have any?

I'll be spending Sunday with my partner Beth at one of my most favorite markets in Philadelphia, 

We will have "shop" set up under our tent selling our Gypsy wares.
The weather promises to be PERFECT ...   
a sunny, cool, and crisp Fall day!

{all photographs by Carrie Hill photography }
Here are some snapshots from last month's market.


What I like best about this market is the MIX of vendors and goods ... you can find it ALL here, no matter what your style ... the range is from mid-century modern to shabby chic ... retro to handcrafted.
Not to mention great food and live bluegrass music.

After a week in the country, it feels good to have my feet back on the city sidewalks of Philly ... I hope you'll come on out and pay us a visit, it's a great day for the entire family!

xo
Jill

October 14, 2011

More classes added ...

For all that have asked, I have added two more jewelry classes to my fall schedule ... just in time to create personalized holiday presents for your loved ones. {and yourself!}


I'll be holding class in the Gypsy Market Studio at:

600 Main Street, Riverton, NJ, 08077

go HERE for a map and directions.
The location is convenient to all of NJ and Philadelphia ... easily accessible from I-295 and the NJ turnpike.


You will have the choice of one of the following days and times to attend:

Tuesday, November 1st from 6pm to 9pm {evening class}
and
Wednesday, November 2nd from 10am to 1pm {morning class}



 Class size will be small and intimate ... with attention to one on one teaching.
Seats will be held in order of payment received.
Please visit my website for full class description.
Click HERE for all the details.

Any questions?
Drop me an e-mail at:
gypsybrocante@gmail.com

xo
Jill

October 11, 2011

Porch ofthe Month ... October

 Happy October and welcome all! 
This edition of Porch of the Month is pretty special to me...this month I'm featuring my dear friend Beth's front porch. 
Do you know someone that possesses a "magic touch?" ... I do. Beth. 
She never fails to amaze me with her creativity that flows endlessly! Whatever this lady rest her hands upon truly turns magical. 
The only scary part? 
I think I've seen her nose "twitch" a few times during some of her decorating transformations!
{all photos courtesy of homeowner}
Take a look at what Beth has done to her space for the Fall {her favorite time of year} ... I'll let her take it from here:


 "I'm so excited to be featured on Jill's porch of the month and to share little bit about my porch...    
I can only imagine in 125 years how many souls have climbed the steps and crossed the planks to enter the threshold of my old wooden house and how many different faces, generations of spiders and critters, styles , paint changes, flooring changes, railing changes, additions and  subtractions this old porch has seen.   However, the one thing I'm SURE has stayed the same is, it's warm inviting spirit. 
 For some reason even on the hottest of days  there's always a refreshing  breeze blowing by the porch posts,we've always wondered exactly why that is?  It's magical.....makes you just want to "sit a spell" any time of year....

...for example; take any given autumn day, a hot cup of tea and a good magazine and you'll find yourself stretched out and relaxed right on the front porch.  So sit with me and take a load off your feet and off your mind.......welcome to my porch.




 Sounds perfect to me! Here's something fun to note ... Beth's last name is "Fisher" ... now go on back and take a second look at all of the photos a little closer ... can you spot a subtle theme here on the porch and in the garden?

 Make sure you stop by Beth's place for a visit and then make sure you don't miss any of her special creations that she lends her magic talent to, like those scrumptious soldered bottles above ... currently she's working on the most amazing art dolls.

Thank you Beth!
xo
Jill

October 1, 2011

Porch of the Month ... October

 Happy October and welcome all! 
This edition of Porch of the Month is pretty special to me...this month I'm featuring my dear friend Beth's front porch. 
Do you know someone that possesses a "magic touch?" ... I do. Beth. 
She never fails to amaze me with her creativity that flows endlessly! Whatever this lady rest her hands upon truly turns magical. 
The only scary part? 
I think I've seen her nose "twitch" a few times during some of her decorating transformations!
{all photos courtesy of homeowner}
Take a look at what Beth has done to her space for the Fall {her favorite time of year} ... I'll let her take it from here:


 "I'm so excited to be featured on Jill's porch of the month and to share little bit about my porch...    
I can only imagine in 125 years how many souls have climbed the steps and crossed the planks to enter the threshold of my old wooden house and how many different faces, generations of spiders and critters, styles , paint changes, flooring changes, railing changes, additions and  subtractions this old porch has seen.   However, the one thing I'm SURE has stayed the same is, it's warm inviting spirit. 
 For some reason even on the hottest of days  there's always a refreshing  breeze blowing by the porch posts,we've always wondered exactly why that is?  It's magical.....makes you just want to "sit a spell" any time of year....

...for example; take any given autumn day, a hot cup of tea and a good magazine and you'll find yourself stretched out and relaxed right on the front porch.  So sit with me and take a load off your feet and off your mind.......welcome to my porch.




 Sounds perfect to me! Here's something fun to note ... Beth's last name is "Fisher" ... now go on back and take a second look at all of the photos a little closer ... can you spot a subtle theme here on the porch and in the garden?

 Make sure you stop by Beth's place for a visit and then make sure you don't miss any of her special creations that she lends her magic talent to, like those scrumptious soldered bottles above ... currently she's working on the most amazing art dolls.

Thank you Beth!
xo
Jill