Saturday, August 14, 2010


This table has the most amazing ,love ,love it !!!!!!
Two very good friends helped me with my space today ,Renee and Laurie. I came in early to move things around and then a big piece sold and we had to move everything around again.Hard work but so much fun !

Urban Barn: "Paris"..? Oui, Oui !

Urban Barn: "Paris"..? Oui, Oui !

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I will be teaching a new class @ the Urban Barn in Escondido in there fantastic airconditioned classroom. Saturday august 11am. We will be making a "PARIS" sign (see photo). Call Mary at the URBAN BARN to sign up for the class 760-743-7225 . It's going to be alot of fun....I look forward to seeing you ...
Namaste, Robin

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ocean Beach

I have been working on my 2 spaces in Ocean Beach. I thought I would share a few photos.
 The fabulous !!!!"Vignettes"
4828 Newport ave. San Diego CA 92017
My other space is at the amazing Newport ave. Antique Center. 4864 Newport ave,San DiegoCA 92107
                    Namaste, Robin

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beach combing

This is some of the crosses I made while relaxing in mexico.I can't wait to go back!!!


The fear is gone

This last week my husband and I went down to our casita in mexico. I havn't been down but once in the last few years because of all the danger alerts.I'm glad I went. It is so beautiful and peaceful. No shopping near our place but there is beach combing.
                                                             Namasta, Robin

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shopping today was so much fun! Had to share. All in my palette. Haviland china,fiesta bowls,ironstone pieces.What else could I ask for on a thursday shopping trip ?. xoxox

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Still expecting Summer

It is safe to say that a lot of us San Diegans are still waiting for a taste of that summer heat.
I found this amazing vintage ice box and though I would put some energy into it in hopes the sun will come shining and I can use it to entertain outdoors.


Steps: Sanded it down, Painted it, Exposed the copper in the metal basin, attached a bottle opener, fill with Ice and your set!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Original French Laundry

Found this old Ivory soap bag and turned it into a pillow case, Lucy seems to love it.

I wanted to take a moment to shout out to the amazing vendors and the Urban Barn sale. A lot of these are people I have been shopping from and admiring for a long time and finally was able to sell along side them.
Rita Reade of Mammabellarte
Lisa Loria of Vintage Bling
Ebony or Mahogany Maddison
Tricia of Vintage Bliss

It was a pleasure to meet
Abbey+Sara of Sweet Magnolias farm
Lori Martin of Two Wild Roses

Namaste, Robin

Partly Sunny

The Urban Barn sale was really great. I love what they have going on over there.
This is my space. Tons of DIY projects and all my vintage rehab finds!
Everyone had so much good stuff I couldn't help myself from shopping everyones space around me.

Bottles, and the "Keep Calm Carry On" banner. It has come to my attention that many of you would like to get your hands on these banners. Please Email me for special orders of this item.

In the meantime check out Urban Barn Escondido!

Check tomorrow for my Vintage Icebox DIY.

Namaste, Robin.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Urban Barn Escondido grand opening

I have spent the past week creating, collecting, tagging, and prepping a HUGE load of amazing finds for the new Urban Barn's grand opening in Escondido.
First load heading out today.
If you are interested in getting first dibs on all of the great stuff here is the info.
Urban Barn
155 W. Crest
Escondido CA 92025
Friday&Saturday starts at 8am

See you all there.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Drift away...

Drift wood is something that has always amazed me. The way in which wood tumbling along rocks, rough shores, and pounding waves comes out so soft, aged and beautiful. On my latest trip up the coast I collected as much as I could find. Not knowing exactly at the time what would come of it all. When I arrived home I came up with the idea to make drift wood crosses.
I feel as though they came out slightly rustic, very chic and the perfect piece to mix into a mantle decor, pottery collection or even a garden piece.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Fleur of my labor

Took my usual trip down to Ocean Beach to re-vamp my space at Vignettes. I have so much fun seeing it all come together.
Last week I posted about the porcelain roses I found for my bottles. Here they are all finished, check them out at my space.

It is truly a sight to see something that was going to be one mans trash or simple decoration piece become its own singular treasure. 

In the meantime I have some really incredible hand collected drift wood crosses in the works. Pictures of that coming tomorrow!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chateau de Fleur

The Chateau de Fleur Market Place in Fallbrook was so fabulous. I was there on Friday and had such a great time. The booths where overflowing with creative women and there beautiful merchandise.I had a really good time shopping....Everything I purchased seemed to have a theme. Roses,Roses and more Roses.Thankyou to Rita and Christy for such a great sale....I'll be back !!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

El Camino Del Norte

My husband, Mac and I took nice week roadtrip to northern California. Aside from coming down with a cold at the beginning I had the best time finding amazing goodies for all of you!
Here is the mass of great things I retrieved.

This is a picture of my space in Newport Antique center (OB)

This is my vignettes space after my trip. The cubbies, and pink iron bed have already gone to a good home!
I found some real hidden treasures up north and an insane new source for everything from large structural pieces to little glass floats. Best of all we got to visit my sister-in-law who we don't get to see nearly enough.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wiggle room.

I've recently moved my space in Vignettes from the window to a larger space.

Seeing all of my new stuff together is so exciting. Within days a lot of it was gone, but I just took a great trip up the coast and tomorrow I will post all of my goodies from that adventure.
New bottle collection, intricate birdhouses, detailed lamps!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Here comes the sun!

With summer right around the corner and plans of entertaining on the mind I am prepping the house front to back. This past weekend I started with the front porch.

I found this whole vintage iron set to sell at my space at Vignettes in OB but then decided to keep it for the season. My potted Hydrangeas are still going strong from Rachel Ashwells book reading, also at Vignettes. I love live potted plants on the porch, it just bring the garden that much closer to being inside.
As you can see Lucy, my 1/2 yorkie 1/2pomeranian/shitzu/chihuahua, is already enjoying it.
I made this bird feeder out of an old ceiling light cover, hung it from some rope and added my favorite vintage chandelier details. It looks amazing in the garden and the birds love it.

Wrapped up the day of freshening up the yard with a salad pulled right from my garden, more info on that to come once it's really blooming!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Some serious DIY

This has by far been the biggest DIY project my husband and I have ever gotten ourselves into. From the basic structure to the bar stools, and surfboard on the wall( he shaped it)w e did it all!
I could spend forever talking about the details but feel free to email me if there is something you would like to know more about.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines at Vignettes

Join me at the Valentine Soiree' in Vignettes.4828 Newport ave. in Ocean Beach.I will be making custom jewelery while you sip Pink Champagne and eat Bon Bons.Check out the ( for more info.