Monthly Archives: September 2013

Vintage Bazaar 2013

If you’re a fan of antiques, then maybe you’ve heard about the Brimfield Antique Show.  Started in 1959, in Brimfield, MA, it’s the largest outdoor antique show in the world.  Held 3 times a year in May, July, and September, attendees  can count on having dealers after dealers to visit.  It’s a BIG show and to be honest it could get overwhelming.

Vintage Bazaar Pettengil Farm

That’s why we’re so excited when we visited the Vintage Bazaar, a flea market style bazaar held twice a year on the historic Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, MA.  This farm has been in the family since 1792.  In addition to trees, shrubs, plants, they offer custom containers and even services of a landscape designer.

Vintage Bazaar Pettengil Farm

Given the long history of the farm, it’s fitting to hold this kind of event that brings in all the vintage goodness.  It was smaller in comparison to the Brimfield Show yet there was plenty to look at.  There was live music, food, crafts, and lots of knick knacks.  Not too much and not too little, it was just right.  The best part was that all the vendors had an eye for style.  Their presentation was enjoyable to folks who style events – us.  Did we mention that the weather turned out wonderfully?

Vintage Bazaar Pettengil Farm

We collected items to spruce up our future design lab.  Between the two Vintage Bazaars this year, we scored some industrial lighting pieces.  After all our future lab maybe located in the city of Lowell, a mill city where the industrial revolution took place.  See the connection there, eh?  Highlighting our location with related decor pieces is important.  If any, we’ll keep you posted on our future lab developments.

Vintage Bazaar Pettengil Farm

There were loads of letter signs, wooden letter presses, refinished found furniture, upcycled lamp shade frames, clothing, mason jars and the list goes on.  It’s really a place where you get to enjoy shopping weekend with family!  If you’ve never been, we hope you’d consider going next year.  It’s worth it!

Where’s your favorite place to visit for thrifting?

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Styling: Great Gatsby Inspired Birthday Party

Don’t you think that every single child deserves a wonderful birthday celebration?  We’d like to think so.

When a mom approached us to help create a special birthday for her 6 year old daughter, we couldn’t say no.  She wanted to add a touch of pretty to the theme.

We were wide eyed with excitement because of course it would be a fun party to style!  For this crafty mom and her daughter, this was a wonderful birthday celebration.

Photography: Sitha Vorn

Styling: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Styling: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Styling: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

We feature a simple black and white background.  The gold and pink just pops right out.  The candy bar is super fun to style.  Did you know that you can get any bar cart and spray paint it into any color you desire?  Yes you can.  That’s what we did to highlight this element.

Styling: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

Just a simple dessert arrangement.  What makes this scene is the frame gallery wall.

Styling: Style This Shindig; Photography: Sitha Vorn

What’s a party without photo props?

(If you follow our blog, do you recognize our mommy on the right?)

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How will you create a wonderful party for yourself or a love one?

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Event styling/design: Style This Shindig

Photography: Sitha Vorn

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Styling: Maternity Photo Shoot

Being pregnant, working full time, and feeling exhausted all the time didn’t stop this expecting parent from capturing her progress.   How smart!  Because we all know that time flies especially when it has wings.  In the blink of an eye, pregnancy turns into new born turns into teenager.  Rightfully, she took every opportunity to document how special her experience has been.  What better way to slow it all down than to capture and savor the moments?

We’re fortunate to have this opportunity to style the photos, a small collection from a series of their maternity photo sessions.  Can you guess the theme?

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: SV PhotographyWith a subdued backdrop, the pops of blue and pink make this photo smile.  There’s no question that color makes a big difference.  To make the gallery of frames multi-dimensional, we added the deer head and details of flowers.  Secret: the greens were freshly picked weeds from their lawn.  Why not?  (Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: SV PhotographyWe thought it’d be cute to have a blooms for the young and the younger. (Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and Blooms: Style This Shindig; Photography: SV PhotographyThis bouquet includes dahlias, peonies, protea, and wax flowers.  The color is amazing.  (Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and floral design: Style This Shindig; Photography: LV & Sitha Vorn(Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Styling and floral design: Style This Shindig; Photography: LV & Sitha Vorn(Photos: LV & Sitha Vorn)

Here are some mobile phone outtakes:

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Now we’d like to know, how are you capturing your special experiences?

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Photo prop styling and floral design: Style This Shindig

Photography & makeup: LV & Sitha Vorn

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