Saturday, August 9, 2008

Art Unraveled Shopping Extravaganza

Art Unraveled (AU) has been going on all week at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Phoenix. Today was their Shopping Extravaganza. I have been to this shopping day for the last three years. This one did not disappoint! Although I didn't think there were as many vendors as in years past. Still, lots of good stuff!!
My first stop was at Vintage Charmings. I believe this was a new vendor and teacher, Kate Murray, at AU. Lovely French things! Their business card says authentic French ephemera and they have a lot of that! I loved the bathing beauties, the French lady postcards and the pretty game pieces. I especially loved the old French books! Very vintage, very old.Next stop -- Hannah Grey Curiosities. Wonderful findings!! I got pieces of vintage wall paper, rusty screen and wire, gears and tiny plastic guns. The guns are for a future Annie Oakley class at Mystic Paper.
S.A.G.E. Crafts from Sedona was just outside of the door to the main vendor room. They had beautiful handmade papers and other things for mixed media art. I found these bags of unusual trims.
I got these beautiful fabric scraps from Materials Matter. They were inside the small vendor room. Loads of fabric, vintage papers, hankies, etc. The vendor's name tag said "Judy B." so from there on we had a great conversation! I love these pieces of barkcloth and the pound bag of vintage printed ephemera!
I could not resist this banner by Tracie Lyn Huskamp! How clever to use old photo album pages as the pieces for the banner! This close up shows you the pictures (taken from an old book) and the glitter letters. This will hang in my kitchen studio area!Saw lots of friends there! Kim and The Peddler, Mike and Leslie (Jack & Cat Curio), Jo Berneche, Becky of Heart in Hand, two students (whose names I cannot remember but I recognized them), Bett who does whacky art work that is great!, Jen Osborne who does great things with old photos printed on transparency and mounted on felt, Shirley from Artsy Fartsy Fairy (love her funky artwork!), Charlotte -- a fellow ATC swapper, Josie Ciccicone, and others!


CeCe said...

OMG. Love the things you got today, Judy. Thank you for the camera info. I am definitely in the mood for a new camera. Sooner than later, I hope. Sounds like you had a fun day! The banner is just precious. I keep thinking I have seen it all and then--Wow!

Lindsey Michaelree said...

I love all your treasures, everything looks beautiful! We were going to go but thought it might be a little hectic with the kids.... next year for sure....especially after all of your pictures!

Paris Cowgirl said...

You really did score alot of treasures didn't you? Fun day wasn't it.

Judy said...

Looks like it was a really fun day. Love the treasures you found.

M said...

Sorry that I was in such a rush yesterday. I was running late to meet a friend and make it to class. Glad you found some cool stuff at the vendor fair and took pics to share. I was afraid to step in there and spend a penny.


BoneFolder said...

Glad you liked the goodies from our store! I'd love to see the Annie Oakley piece when you're done, or any piece that uses Hannah Grey stuff. We live for seeing what our customers do with it.

--Mike Jennings
--Hannah Grey Curiosities & Drygoods