Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Just letting you know our first Upholstery Workshop was a blast!!! Tons of great fabrics to choose from, fun pieces redesigned to give them a new lease on life, free help with putting it all together. Oh and did we mention the mimosas and fromage ??EVERYTHING is better with mimosas and fromage!!
Mignonne's Free Upholstery Workshops will be a recurring event, taking place approximately every 6 weeks. Here's how they work:
1. To reserve your spot, you will provide us with a photo of your project piece (chair, ottoman, or the like) and a $25 non-refundable deposit, credited toward the cost of your finished piece.
2. Upon receipt, we review your proposed project and provide you with your estimate of project completion. Factors that will influence your cost include size of the piece, are you providing the fabric or are we, etc.
3. On the day of the event, you will receive free personal design assistance from Johnelle and her team. She will discuss your vision with you, review and select fabrics with you (if needed), advise on fabric placement, materials to be used (down or foam, as an example) and create your order with you. You will provide a 50% deposit of the total cost and, in usually 2 weeks, your new and amazing furniture piece will be completed and ready to pick-up with final payment. We also have delivery options, if that is required.
How you benefit:
**By participating in the workshop, you will enjoy free consultation and fabric scouting for your project (normally a service we charge for).
**Get inspired from our wide array of vintage and new fabrics, design books and prior Mignonne projects to review and select from.
**Don't forget the mimosas and fromage. ha!
Stay tuned here for information on an upcoming workshop.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
well we're just coming off of an amazing week-end at the Alameda Antique Fair (more commonly known as the Alameda Flea). We are avid participants ... when the weather is fair. The past few months it has not been so. Rain and inclement weather has kept us away ... our wares (painted and upholstered furniture, cool vintage décor items) do not fare well in such climes ...
So when we found out the forecast was for fine and fair weather all the week-end long, we ramped up!!! we arrived with an amazing collection of freshly prepared furniture ... hot colored chests of drawers, farm tables, exotic vanities, upholstered chairs, art piece settees, well you name it, we had it!
Heavy emphasis on HAD!!! the rest of the SF Bay area 'tique picking population must have heard as well because they arrived in HORDES!!!! and it was hot! real hot!!
It was like a rock concert. seriously! the rows and rows of cars were endless!! the entry line snaked like Mick was on the ticket!
and there were not only double the attendees, but it seemed like the vendor population had grown as well.
We nearly sold out, which made for a much easier return ... here's hoping for the same weather next month, and also to see you there so you don't miss out!
The fair is the first Sunday of each month, takes place at the old Naval Air Station. à la prochaine!!