Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Happenings and of course, New Stuff!

Happy Holidays, friends.  I really love this time of year.  For me, it just doesn't last long enough.  I know, I am a freak. In between wreaths, I have found some time to locate a few new items.  These are literally at the warehouse backdoor and ready for a new home.  I would be remiss if I didn't throw in a few pics of some of my favorite wreaths this year.  And finally, I will be at the warehouse on Saturday from 10-1.  If its after 1pm, call ahead just in case I have headed off to do some of my own Christmas shopping.  Many thanks to all who support small business--especially mine.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thank yous and Special Treat this Weekend!

Many, many thank yous to the folks that shopped small businesses last weekend, especially mine!  I had a record day!   
We have a special treat this weekend--a guest estate sale will be going on next door to VERVE at 4905 W. Leigh.  Robin Campbell will be selling beautiful designer goods.  Here are some preview pics for VERVE and the estate sale.  More details can be found at , a great resource for estate sale info.  They will post her sale on Thursday.  I will be open officially on Saturday from 10-4, but will be hanging around on Friday and Sunday, so stop in any day. 
Don't forget, if you want a wreath you can:
1.  Buy one already made at the Shops@5807 OR
2.  Order a custom wreath by calling me at 804-370-3765 OR
3.  Bring me an old wreath that still has some life (or not) and let me work my magic.  Often I can refresh old wreaths with new ribbon, etc. OR (and the most fun)

4.  Bring a bag of the stuff you've collected intending to make your own wreath but never got around to it.  Saves you money and me time!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Small Business Saturday - Be a Yocal and shop Local!

I am sure your are tired of hearing about it and hopefully you got your fill of big mall shopping today.  So head off to a small business tomorrow--namely VERVE home furnishings!  We have OMFG--"outrageous modern furniture galore".  We are open Saturday, November 26th from 10-6 and next Saturday, December 3 from 10 to 6.  Come and get your verve on.  4903 W. Leigh Street Richmond VA 23230.  804.370.3765.  Follow me here or on Facebook.

Birthdays, engagements and OMFG!

Okay, so last week was my birthday (you may have heard), but that wasn't the big news.  Stephanie and Jay got engaged in my warehouse! Really!  It was so sweet.  They were crying, I was crying.  It was great.  She is from NY and had been wanting to get into the warehouse and of course, loves mid-century furnishings.  He was looking for a unique way to propose and there we were.  Probably one of the coolest birthdays I have had in a while.  Anyway, here are the pics.  He actually made up the plaque and had me hide it on the wall for her to find amongst the Outrageous Modern Furniture Galore (OMFG)! We are now on the list of most popular sites to see in Richmond.  Really.  Now if I can just sell enough stuff to host a wedding!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New inventory, Holiday Preview and Pop-Up Parties!

West Elm's pop-up party chair that they don't sell, but I do!

Set of 6 Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin dining chairs

Set of 6 Chromecraft dining chairs and 8ft poinsettia garlands

Miller & Rhoads Santa?

Groovy ironing board is now a bar!
Some very cool dining chairs have arrived!  6 Milo Baughman for Thayer-Coggin and 6 avocado green velvet high-back chairs from Chromecraft.  Don't need sets?  How about a eclectic mix of chairs for a "pop-up" party that you know you going to have this season.  I have some of the best mix of great little chairs that can be used as-is or with a little work.  Did you see the cute little iron chair in the West Elm catalogue this month? They don't even have it for sale, but have it included in a photo shoot to help sell their other chairs!  I have four of these chairs, and you can paint them any color you want.  Also, for that "pop-up" party,how about a super chrome ironing board as your new space saving bar!  This is the coolest thing I have in the warehouse right now.  Additionally, here are a few photos of holiday wreaths and decorations that are hitting the floor at the Shops@5807.  I will be working around the warehouse all weekend, so stop in if you see my truck outside or call ahead to be sure I am there.  804.370.3765. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Up for air....

Hi all, I have missed you!  I have been frantically making holiday wreaths at the warehouse.  If you would still like a Fall wreath, please call me.  I can whip one out in no time.  If you want something special for Christmas, now is the time to order while my supplies are still good.  I have several new items in and will post pics later today.  In the meantime, this little fellow is the largest nutcraker (vintage, that is) that I have ever seen.  He stands about 24in tall and is truly vintage.  Also, a few dates for you.  The Shops@5807 will have Open House this weekend and my warehouse will be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  If you want to get into the warehouse sooner, just call me--804.370.3765--as I am there most of the time anyway.  Ciao for now!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tricks, treats and more treats.....

Chalkware bride and her plaster skull groom.  Groovy all year round. 

My "Breast  Cancer's a Witch" hat, inspirationally titled "I see dead people".  I know, what was I thinking?  Just got caught up in the Halloween moment.  No one seemed to notice...

I have my traditional side with a twist of Hollywood glamour, you know.  I am not all mod all the time.   

Not sure who this is, but if I were a lesbian, I would totally be attracted.  1960's model in a very large frame ($239) 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  How about a game of trick or treat? What a weekend.  Had to drive to Akron to pick up my Roche Bobois dining room table and chairs.  Its so fabulous.  While I don't recommend buying something big sight unseen and then agreeing to drive 8 hours each way to pick it up, in this case, the stars lined up.  This is the dining room set to end all sets.  Sorry, but its not for sale.  That was the trick.  HA.  Now for the treat--I did pick up two fabulous night stand/end tables, a darling boudoir chair and a really cool 1960s framed photograph of a model, not to mention a bunch of cool smalls.  If you would like a Fall wreath, let me know as soon as possible.  Christmas is going to hit the floor this week, but hey we are behind the rest of the pack in this department.  Absolutely every retailer has had Christmas out for a month! Off to the warehouse....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Warehouse Open Saturday from 10-6

The warehouse will be open tomorrow from 10-6.  We are located at 4903 W. Leigh Street Richmond, 23230.  We are 3 blocks directly behind the Chipotle restaurant near the Willow Lawn shopping center.  If you are looking for a custom holiday wreath, now is the time to order.  I am in full wreath making mode for Fall, Christmas or even something that can work throughout the holidays.  If you have something already that needs a little "doctoring", I can do that too.  You would be surprised at my resurrection ability---probably more Pet Sematary than anything else! Ha.  Anyway, I am excited...probably just the chardonnay, or maybe its the Overman lounge chair I just picked up today.  Its clean and in great condition.  Come and a get it.  Call me if you get lost or need an appt for another day.  804.370.3765.

Oh and don't forget our friends down on Hull Street.  I am going to hit it early!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Modern Trifecta this Weekend!

Not only will Antiques in Manchester (AIM)and VERVE home furnishings Warehouse be open this weekend, but we also have a newcomer for you to check out.  Studio 11 is a collaboration of Killer Junk and Ikonik.  They are opening in Studio 11 just across the street from Antiques in Manchester at 205 Hull Street.  They will have their booth at AIM, but will also have the really good stuff in the new space.  Check Killer Junk's blog for more details.

Save a little money to head west back to VERVE's warehouse at 4903 W. Leigh Street.  We are located 3 blocks directly behind the Chipotle restaurant near Willow Lawn.  We will be open from 10-6.  New inventory of course, and wreath making is in full swing.  Come by and order a fall or holiday wreath early.  I will post more pics soon, but here is a little something to whet your whistle--a beautiful teak credenza from the 60s from Hugo Troeds for Bra Bohag "Bjarnum".  Not sure I phrased all of that correctly, but you can google it.  Its in really great shape with great lines.  $850 and we will deliver it locally. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vintage Coats, Lee Reynolds and Jessica Lange

I spent yesterday and most of this morning turning over the inventory at the Shops@5807.  Lots of great vintage coats to choose from, so hit it early.  Also scored a huge, cool Lee Reynolds painting that I'll call "eclipse", but not sure of the title.  The price is $195.  Call or email if interested.  On another note, is anyone watching American Horror Story on FX?  Really bizarre....and I am loving the gratuitous Dylan McDermott nudity.  Not too mention how cool it is to see Jessica Lange on the boobtube.  God, who says boobtube anymore.......