Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Monday, May 28, 2012

summer plans for studio

As usual, I have fun ideas for the studio...
There's the creative side of me that can never find enough time for all of my "really good ideas".

...and some truly FUN stuff is on the horizon :)

The side that has to work on business KNOWS I need to make more/easier ordering available AND work on a better or at least more streamlined system for going to shows.
But that cuts into my creative time...what's a girl to do?!

So...that's a BIG goal for the summer. 
I've also posted my Piedmont Market dates on the blog sidebar.

Have a few fun shows I'm signed up to attend.

ONLY ONE in-studio event until fall, with the exception of some fingerprint dates I'll announce as they happen.
I'm also going to look into doing private trunk shows in homes again. They would only be for custom orders, very limited shopping would be available.

First Piedmont date is this Saturday, June 2 from 8-noon...I can't wait!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Nelly's Nest Show May 19

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Janelle of Nelly's Nest invites me to participate in her antiques shows!
This isn't really standard practices for an antiques show, and I fluctuate between being oh-so honored that she'll add me to her list of vendors and feeling absolutely giddy that I will get to shop for some wonderfully chippy treasures! Some of my best displays come from Janelle's shop, by the way :)
 The show will run tomorrow, Saturday May 19 from 9-4. I am told that Famous Dave's is the food vendor for this show, oh YUM!
 Some great chippy ruler bits...these are too good.
 a vintage crystal button...who wore this cutie?
 a few new rescued silverware rings...I don't make these often, have to find the "just right" spoons!
and the piece de resistance...
(excuse my lack of accent marks...can't figure out how to add them on the blog after all of my years of French...desormais)
...prohibition gaming chips purchased while I was at Junk Jubilee.
I was only going to buy 10 until the dealer told me the story and then I doubled my purchase. But that's it...they'll be special for a few of us :)

The studio will then be closed (although you can still order via e-mail) for 2 weeks. We have a graduation and all the hoopla that goes along with such an event!
My next opening will be the Piedmont Market on June 2.
My studio calendar is nearly ready, and I will be adding LOTS of dates to the blog side-bar.

Come join the fun at Nelly's Nest :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Studio Open anniversary!

The studio is open Friday May 11 from 12-6 and Saturday May 12 from 10-1.
I have OODLES of lovely custom orders finished for pick-up and will have lots of pretties available for shopping. You can even place an order for yourself (or your mom) and include a "special gift is on the way" card if you were a bit late for Mother's Day :)

The next open dates in the studio will be sometime in June.

The studio give-away that started earlier this week will continue through Saturday. One lucky random winner who comments here or on the studio FB page will receive one of my chunky ball chain bracelets. What would YOU add to yours?
And...because I'm actually spending my anniversary (until 6pm) handing out momma-goodies, I will have an EXTRA give-away for studio blog and FB readers...
If you wish me "happy anniversary" while you're shopping, you'll be entered into a second drawing for a free chunky ball chain or $10 in the studio!
Can't wait to see you!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I will be open this evening (Thurs May 3) from 5-7 ONLY for special order pick-ups, no shopping. I'm already packed for Rockbrook in Omaha, Saturday May 5 (10-5).
NEXT week, I will have open studio, for certain Friday May 11 (12-6) and Sat May 12 (10-1). If I extend those hours, I will post them early in the week.
Here are some scenes from Junk Jubilee in Des Moines last weekend...
 Oh...the shopping to be had...I didn't do enough!
But I DID buy this little chalkboard to help clarify that the tins and laundry cart weren't for sale...could have sold the cart 50+ times for at least 4 times what I paid for it <3
I chose pink instead of my usual color palette, because the chalkboard is finding a home in Lucy's room after the show!
 Lucy and I had one photo together, thanks to the sweet Cynthia from The Little Red Washshed. The girl and I have some very funny stories about our adventure.
Come find me at one of my shows :)
When, oh when will I have time to get web-shopping set up?!