Monday, November 3, 2008

Red Shed Saturdays

I've been meaning to blog about the fabulous Red Shed girls for some time now. One post won't do them justice, but here goes. Located in Grapevine, TX, The Red Shed is a junker's delight. Partners Valarie Jolly, Michele McKechnie, and Michele Jones are the dream team of all things junky, shabby, creative, and cool. Valarie and Michele M. own and operate Riverside Travel. Through their world-wide travels, they have spotted and collected and carted home lots of good junk. Michele J. is an avid antiquer (apparently not a word, but should be, doncha think?) and flight attendant who has a knack for bringing out the beauty and functionality in time-worn items. Together these women are a force of nature. They have combined their talents and not only sell cool, affordable junky-delicious vintage-y goods but also offer ongoing art classes as well as yearly junking jaunts to Paris, France and Minneapolis, Minnesota (I'm hoping they'll put Round Top in the mix for next year.) Art and junk and travel. I do believe they have mastered the perfect trifecta.
The items you see here are some of the things I nabbed at their latest Saturday outdoor junkfest. On six Saturdays throughout the year, they stage themed vignettes in and around "the shed" and the shoppers turn out with gusto! These vintage blocks have certainly been chewed on and loved by somebody. And these Victorian ladies (I think they were 2 bucks a pop) said they wanted to come home with me.
My favorite find was this vintage metal Christmas sign.
This is the wood house collage that was recently made in one of their classes. It was so much fun. The instructors were great. They took us through all the steps and provided laughter and great snacks too. I can't wait to take more classes at the Red Shed. If you are ever in the Dallas area, be sure to check them out. Meanwhile, enjoy reading about their junking tales on their blog.



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

KIMLA- I LOVE THE VICTORIAN LADIES YOU FOUND AT THE LAST SATURDAY SALE... I DIDN'T EVEN SEE THEM. I GUESS I WAS TOO BUSY PRICING WHEN THE DOORS OPENED! THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS... AS 1/3 OF THE RED SHED GIRLS AND 1/2 OF THE RUNS WITH SCISSORS GIRLS- I FEEL COMFORTABLE SAYING WE ALL REALLY APPRECIATE YOU!!! HOPE WE SEE YOU AT ANOTHER ART CLASS SOON. I MUST AGREE, THE ADORNED WOODEN HOUSE CLASS WAS A BLAST. MICHELE JONES PS. I HAVE A REQUEST- MORE PICS OF THE DOODLE IN YOUR NEXT POST!

Anonymous said...

KIMLA- ONE MORE THING ... STILL INTERESTED IN THE QUATRINE COUCH? EMAIL ME AT YOW14@AOL.COM MICHELE JONES

Linda said...

Kimla...I love this girl on the spoon!!!

Valita said...

I am so GlAd you posted about this place. Soemone told Heather and I about it a few weeks ago and we could not find a blog on it anywhere~! We missed you at SB this year! I hope to see you soon. We need to get together and do some DFW shopping.