Monday, September 21, 2009

2009 Petaluma Vintage Holiday Boutique

Welcome to the 2009 Holiday Show featuring local artists and crafters of vintage and vintage-inspired goods including beautiful holiday and home decor items, clothing, glitter galore, handbags, jewelry and baked goods. Come and shop a unique kind of craft fair in a delightful, historic cottage setting.

9am - 3pm
Saturday, November 21, 2009

at the Open Door Church at 5th and B streets
in Historic downtown Petaluma.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For a map and driving directions to the event, click HERE.

Here are a few photos from the 2008 Petaluma Vintage Holiday Boutique.

VENDOR PROFILE: Julie St. Martin

Julie St. Martin of VintageInspiration returns to VHB with her one of a kind pieces crafted from vintage buttons, costume jewelry and fabrics she's collected over the years. Her handmade covered buttons are perfect for embellishing crafts or quilts. You will find a large selection of colors and themes that make charming stocking stuffers for those little angels in your life. Looking for a thoughtful co-worker or teacher gift? Julie’s bottlecap mangets will certainly attract your interest. Items range from $3 - $30. All rings and pendants are ready-to-wrap. Can't decide? Gift certificates to Julie’s Etsy shop are available as well. Custom orders available.


Daniela Costa of The Art Life, is a teacher and designer of vintage inspired items, including scrapbooks, jewelry and home decor items. She prepares monthly papercrafting kits with everything to complete each project including full color instructions. You can read more about Daniela and her work on her blog, The Art Life, by clicking HERE, and visit The Art Life Etsy store HERE.


I am Jane Carney of Jane’s Designs -- Felt like Knitting. I have been making things since I was a little girl, when I think back I must have appeared a bit strange. I don’t know any kids now that spend the amount of time and energy that I did as a child on sewing, painting, baking and learning any new craft that I could get my hands on. Thank God for my Mom, Dad and sisters always supplying me with all the craft and sewing supplies that I could use. I remember my poor Mom being called to the principal’s office because I was wearing gauchos and a vest that I had made that weekend. And him saying “My dear you do realize that those are pants and pants are NOT allowed at this school”

Which brings us to the present day where I still love to knit and sew and paint and bake and am still trying any new craft that hits the market. Without it I would probably be insane, with it I have had the most creative life that I could ask for.Come by and visit my blog {LINK} and my shop {LINK} . I am looking forward to seeing you at the Vintage Holiday Boutique.

VENDOR PROFILE: Vinyl Frontier

Vinyl Frontier is run by Nicole Vasbinder & Vince Pacheco in Petaluma, CA. We are huge thrift shoppers and have been collecting records for ages. We have tons framed on the walls of our home but we couldn't stop buying more!

Each of our products is made from an old record that was either found in a thrift or was rescued from someone's garage. We NEVER destroy playable records! Those we keep for ourselves. Instead, we take the warped, scratched and damaged ones and turn them into something new! We love custom orders! Have a record you want us to make into a journal? Send us an email! Visit our online store HERE.

VENDOR PROFILE: Desiree Petray

I started my vintage jewelry design business because I LOVE antique and vintage jewelry and simply could no longer justify the amount of jewelry I had acquired over the years. Plus, the teacher of the first jewelry making class I took declared me a "Speed Beader" and enthusiastically encouraged my internal artist to emerge!

My daughter Jenevieve and I love trolling nearby antique stores and shows, vintage and thrift shops, and flea markets for hidden gems. These mostly consist of Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, aurora borealis and other colorful beads, semi-precious stones, and Lucite and plastic beads. We then lovingly dismantle them, clean them, and reassemble them in hopefully new and interesting ways. Most often, we attach cameos, fused glass, or other unique pendants, adding a contemporary component to each piece. This allows us to give a new life to beautiful jewelry whose former lives have for whatever reason temporarily ended.

I hope you enjoy seeing or wearing our jewelry designs as much as we love making them.