We're working on our March/April Stylebook which will be published next week. This month holds some vintage-inspired interiors and a sneak peak at a few pieces from our upcoming April show Home (re)Cycled at the Tusinski Gallery in Rockport. In the meantime here's a shot from a previous stylebook to whet your appetite for Esther Mathieu's photography and The Roving Home's vintage goods. For more updates, be sure to check out our blog HERE.
We had so many great submissions in our "I Love My Vintage ______ Contest". And after all the votes were tallied, it turns out that Jenna won with her entry of her 1967 VW Beetle. Everyone loved her vintage car and the story behind her submission -- why the car is so meaningful to her -- is really touching. Thanks to everyone who participated and I'm already looking forward to making this an annual event!
"Here is my 1967 VW Beauty. My dad was known as the “VW
Man” in my hometown. He owned a VW repair and sales business. VWs are
dear to my heart especially now that my dad (and my best friend) has
passed. I hope to pass this down to my daughters so that they can
experience what I did as a young child. RIP Dad…I miss you!"
Click the image to check out our new February Stylebook created in collaboration with photographer Esther Mathieu. And don't forget to enter our "I Love My Vintage _________ Contest" over on Facebook! You have until Wednesday, February 22nd at noon to submit your entry. Voting starts on the 22nd and runs through the 27th!
For our upcoming pop-up shop & gallery show we plan on featuring snapshots of favorite vintage items. We would love it if you could help us out with this one. You can either send in a snapshot via e-mail, or, if you want to have some fun with it, enter our Facebook contest. Submit the photo of your vintage item through our Facebook page and you will be entered to win a prize: either a vintage school map or a gift certificate to our online store (winners will be determined through the entry which receives the most votes).
Our next show will open on Saturday, April 21st. Functional pieces as well as one-of-a-kind works will speak to the place old stuff holds in our lives, a connection to the past. More information to come, along with a show website in March, so stay tuned.
This weekend holds the promise of a photo shoot with photographer Esther Mathieu. We're going to try to capture a winter beach party. What's that you say? A winter beach party? Oh yes - we don't let the climate of coastal New England intimidate us. Besides, the ocean in winter (as long as it's not blowing in your face) has a sort of peculiar beauty of its own. We plan on bringing plenty of vintage props from The Roving Home to keep us warm and happy.
Winter also gives me the chance to spend more time in the studio, and this week I'm finishing up a little handpainted taxidermy project. For more about this project and other random thoughts, check out our blog HERE.
p.s. I'm on a radio show today discussing DIY Disasters. If I don't absolutely humiliate myself I'll be sure to post a link to the show. Should be a good time!
I recently met with photographer Esther Mathieu to schedule our next photo shoot and talk about upcoming projects. Esther's style is perfect for The Roving Home, bringing the realism and sophistication of natural-light photography to our lineup of vintage goods.
And in other news...the studio is finally ready for action, and with lots of projects in the works, both small and large. A vintage bureau with classic lines, lots of canvasses and a piece involving taxidermy and handpainting. Weird but true. And speaking of taxidermy, how's this image for an eye-opener? It's a piece by artist and furniture designer Nina Saunders. And no, I have no plans to utilize any mounted deer heads anytime soon... For more of The Roving Home's blog click HERE.
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