Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Reupholster

Even semi-regular visitors around here know that Geoff and I like old stuff.  And by old stuff I mean antiques.  We have a lot of them around the house.  (To be fair we have a reasonable amount of old rocks too, but most of them are set into jewelry.)  Some of the antiques we own come to us in rough shape.  Some of it we’re good at restoring ourselves, but sometimes we need to involve a professional.  Note that you’ll never see an antique piece of furniture painted “shabby chic” or with chalkboard paint in our home.  NEVER.

But, you will see furniture with good bones get reupholstered.  Reupholstery is part of restoration, sometimes the fabric on a piece isn’t original or is but is too badly damaged to salvage.  That’s where a really good upholsterer comes in.

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The Look of Local Fashion Show – 9/27/16 – 6pm – The Garment District

This is going to be so much fun.  This year I get to participate as a vendor in The Look of Local Fashion Show, an event put on by Cambridge Local First in conjunction with The Garment District and Boston Costume and a bunch of the most happening local businesses around.  It is going to be fantastic.

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#Riverfest2016 at Assembly Row Tomorrow 12-8pm

My first Fall show is upon us!  That’s right, it’s Riverfest 2016!  Everything is happening tomorrow from 12-8pm and when I say everything I mean absolutely everything.

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Check out this lineup:

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Brimfield 2016 – @TheBloggess Edition

The May edition of Brimfield 2016 has come and gone.  We haven’t photographed our purchases yet, that will come later.  What we do have are the photos we took as we wandered around.  These are the weirdest photos of items we encountered from Thursday-Sunday of last week.  And some of them are truly odd.  Others reminded us of The Bloggess, so we went ahead and snapped them.  For posterity.  We did not purchase any of these items.

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May the Fourth be With You and other things unrelated to Game of Thrones

We’ve been writing a lot about A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones lately, and that’s fabulous.  You have been a super audience and excellent with the comments, reading, and sharing.  But as today is May the Fourth and there are other cool things going on I’m going to pop in to add a post that, while awesome and geeky, has nothing to do with Game of Thrones.  Not even a little.

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TODAY! Heritage Craft Fair & Fundraiser

Happy Saturday!

Today Geoff and I will be taking part in the 43rd annual Heritage Craft Fair.  This fair is a fundraiser for the Heritage Chorale.

The Facebook event is here.  There is an entry fee as a part of the fundraiser, $4.00 general adults, $3.50 for seniors and free for children up to 12. All on one level with easy handicapped access.

We’re about to depart for Framingham.  We’ll be there 10am-4pm today.

See you there!

~Kelly

Local is for Lovers – Valentine’s Market – Sunday Feb 7th 10am-3pm

Come join me and a whole bunch of great vendors at the market from which LIFL gets their name.  The Local is for Lovers Valentine’s Day market at Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Sunday, Feb 7th from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Somerville Local First does great work getting local artisans and small businesses in front of local folks.  Come join us on Sunday and Shop Local!

As always, kids are welcome because Knucklebones is in the house.

Confirmed Vendor List:

Alex’s Ugly Sauce
Apotheker’s Kitchen
BabyBird Craft
Beadkreative
Burrow
Chalk Concrete
Cinderloop
DKDKnit
DylaniumKnits
Faburiq
High Stitch
Jam Sessions
Just Enough Nonsense
Kittredge Candles
Lindsay Blevins Illustration
Loyal Supply Co.
Patricia Wellenkamp Jewelry
Porcelain and Stone
Revel Revel
Sarah Kelly Ceramics
Sasha Walsh Designs
Shop Luke Aaron
Singing Stones Jewelry
Somerville Soap Works
Tapwater Designs
The Bead Lady
The Last Draw
The Sneaky Penguin
Thorn & Bloom Perfume
Yennygrams, Calligraphy + Design Services

See you on Sunday!

~Kelly

Antiques & Art – living side by side

I promised the other day that our next post would be about the awesome things that we saw at the antique show we went to.  I might have overstated that a bit.  There was a lot of great stuff.  Then there was this.

It's a door.  It was for sale.
It’s a door.  Yeah.

Thankfully I didn’t see it, Geoff did.  What Geoff and I spent a lot of time looking at though was this amazing marriage of art and antiques that was in a booth at the back.  The work that this guy does is truly one of a kind.  Check it out.

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Cultural Appropriation & Antiques

Today Geoff and Amanda and I went to the Boston Antiques & Design Show in Wilmington, MA.  We’d never been to this show before and we actually heard about it in a book we found at a used book sale at MIT.  The book was awesome, it’s here if you want to check it out, but it may have mentioned that the show is held in a Shriners Auditorium.  Shriners, like the guys wearing little fuzzy red fezzes.

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Things you should be reading right now

Yes, we know that at midnight tonight you’ll be dressed up and in a theatre seeing Star Wars.  (We’re waiting to see it with our nephews and niece after Christmas.)  But, this is some of the stuff that we’re reading right now.  We think you should be reading it too.

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