Vogel Haus Vintage

Vogel Haus Vintage

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage Ad Piece

How wonderful is it to find a piece that is referenced in a vintage advertisement?  I couldn't believe my eyes when I noticed one of my brooches in a vintage Coro ad and it makes it even more special now!  Dating pieces of vintage costume jewelry is difficult at best, but having a reference point makes my life easier!  Check out the pictures and let me know what you think.....have you found any of your items in vintage ads? Visit my Etsy store if you're interested in this pretty piece or other beautiful finds. Coro Tulip Brooch

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Items Inventory

Last night I started to catalog the immense findings from the weekend.  My husband and I didn't make it to many places, but I hit the jackpot at two sales!  I worked hard to get to every piece, but was only able to get through the jewelry box.  These great pieces will start to be available soon, but I still have lots of work ahead of me as not every piece turns out to be Vogel Haus Vintage quality!  I included a picture of a bracelet that I may not be able to include for sale, the Art Deco bracelet matches my wedding and engagement rings really well....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Preparing for a booth at a craft show/flea market....yikes!

So I made a leap of faith on Sunday and applied to be a vendor at an upcoming craft show/flea market in July.....my husband has been encouraging me, so I'll blame him for this new stress/excitement!  I haven't done a show as Vogel Haus Vintage, but I did one when we lived in Arizona...means I know just a bit of what to expect. 

With that being said, I'm using every spare moment of thought to think and plan out my booth and make sure I have enough product available then.  There is a lot to plan/stress about:

1. Will the show even accept me as a vendor
2. Creating a theme for the booth
3. Deciding exactly what to bring/lug to the show
4. How to build displays to show off the items
5. Finding the best deals on a canopy, banner, etc.

I've started with the theme...and of course it's vintage {you didn't expect something else, did you?}.  My shopping has begun with a trip to one of my favorite thrift stores yesterday (Monday is 25% off day) and my car is full of funky items that may or may not help me plan the booth......I'm adding some pictures I took with my cell to give you an idea of the chaos I've created for myself!  Watch this space for updates.....ideas are certainly welcome and appreciated!  Tell what's worked/not worked for you...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Vogel Haus Vintage Giveaway on Raeoflight!

Check out one of my favorite blogs...Rachel has great photos available in her Etsy shop and has been so gracious as to mention Vogel Haus Vintage!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vogel Haus Vintage studio progress

The studio is a work in progress, but as you'll see, it still has the pink and blue butterfly wallpaper...that will be there at least until we the spring/summer.  We were able to get my mom's bankette and table up into the room and it's a perfect place to stage photos with my small light box.  On the list is a larger light box....I googled "light box" and found some tutorials that were reasonably helpful, and I'll apply that to a larger box.

My drafting table work bench is cluttered with new items waiting to be cleaned, inspected, and researched before they will be available for purchase.  I spend a lot of time on each item before listing, I want to make sure it is the best it can be!  You'll see a picutre of a light/magnifying light I received from my mother in law to help with "seeing" the jewelry, plus you'll see the view from my drafting desk....sorry it's so gloomy today!

Since I'm home on a sick day today, I thought I'd also take some photos of our favorite items around our house.  These are items we've collected or inherited over the years and they bring a smile to my face!  Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

No blog post seems to be complete without a bird photo....it's a reminder that we need to refill the birdfeeder, especially since we went from 70 degrees yesterday to less than half that today!