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Sunday, June 28, 2015

A clean house.


Styling with vintage by The Pickled Hutch

Getting prepped for a visit from a college buddy from the east coast. We have known each other for over 30 years and always pick up where we left off.  Nothing like company to get your house in order!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Random Sharing

Hi all! I'm just sharing some random pictures from the store this week. Finally finishing this little birdcage style chandelier for a very patient client. First part of the week was busy with a visit from Mom. We have such a nice time that I hate when she has to leave. Alfie was in puppy heaven with all the cuddling.

Redo finished of birdcage chandelier. Check! 

New jewelry display.  Still have to finish the mannequin and give her a decent bottom!

Happy flowers, happy colors!

Kitschy game table set from the 60's just in . 2 leaves and 6 chairs.

And Mr Alfie with his favorite toy. I love this little poser. He was challenging grandma to try and take it away from him!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Antique Milagro Locket Design


On a roll!  Showing off, yes I know, I am. But I love the directions my latest designs are taking me! I'm just in love with this latest design and will be sorry to see it go.  Just listed on Etsy.

Antique milagro locket by The Pickled Hutch


Antique milagro locket by The Pickled Hutch





Thursday, June 11, 2015

New jewelry designs!

Another reason my wrist and arm are aching.  But I was feeling so inspired I couldn't stop myself!


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Freshwater pearl choker with silver-plate pendant

OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Pearl and crystal necklace with Sterling and MOP religious medal


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Preserved seahorse with french ephemera backdrop and rhinestone embellishment. Handmade chain is freshwater pearls and crystal.

OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Freshwater pearl and vintage cross pendant.


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Victorian filigree pendant with lapis. Handmade chain is lapis, crystal and freshwater pearls. 

OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Assemblage charm necklace with vintage religious medal, rhinestone cross and silver-plate charms.

OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Preserved seahorse with vintage enamel watch face and rhinestones. Handmade chain is freshwater pearls and crystal.

OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch


OOAK jewelry by The Pickled Hutch
Handmade choker of freshwater pearls and vintage religious medal. Front closure.

Most of these are on Etsy. You can also find the latest arrivals on my Facebook business page. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Soul Food Farm May 2015



OOAK Admit One design by The Pickled Hutch

This "Admit One" necklace was inspired by this years show. I might have to keep it to wear at these events.

Vignette by The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm May 2015

I love this sweet overnighter with all it's original components.

Soldered art bottles by The Pickled Hutch

I whipped out a dozen of these for the show. The hot ticket were the heart bottles where you could write different messages.

Vignette by The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm May 2015

This tower of tic tac toe pillows added a burst of color. 

Vignette by The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm May 2015

These original plaster medallions drew a lot of attention throughout the show.

OOAK Lady of Guadalupe necklace by The Pickled Hutch

I worked on several religious themed designs for the show including this Lady of Guadalupe necklace.

Vignette by The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm May 2015

This garden vignette added a nice respite in the afternoon heat.

All that glitters by The Pickled Hutch for Soul Food Farm

Gotta love the glitter!

OOAK designs by The Pickled Hutch

Handmade cloches by The Pickled Hutch

Handmade wire cloches were popular as well. Great for candles or keeping kitties away from plants.

OOAK mixed stone necklace with vintage components by The Pickled Hutch

Soldered art bottles by The Pickled Hutch

OOAK design by The Pickled Hutch

OOAK design with 1932 religous medal by The Pickled Hutch

It was a great success and lots of fun. It only took me a week to recover, har, har!  No really, it did. I had to give my wrist and arm a break from overuse.  Alfie was over it all and ready for some time off for good behavior as well. There's the tour of this years marketplace. See you all soon!








Thursday, April 09, 2015

Now that taxes are done...


Photo of  Pascale taken at Soul Food Farm by my friend Ingrid.
One of my favorite photos of her!



















I can now focus on getting prepped for the antique marketplace at Soul Food Farm on May 30th.  Last year was the first time for the event. The turnout was about 1500 people which I think surprised everyone. It shouldn't have as the two people organizing and promoting it worked their little tushes off to make it happen. Thank you so much Jeannie Wilson and Alexis Koefoed for all your hard work in creating such a unique, inviting event.  You two are a class act! I am honored that you asked me to participate and look forward to round two.
Last year was my first time participating in an "antique/vintage" market. I was so impressed with the other vendors who were so warm and welcoming. It really was a good old fashioned country fair.  The weather was beautiful, the farm setting with oak trees and lavender fields and the camaraderie just made the whole affair magical and classic. I can't wait to see everyone again!
In the meantime, it's prep, prep, prep.  A bit of a challenge to refrain from putting my latest creations out on the floor at the store or previewing here because I just want to share them right away. 


Moss covered bee skip by The Pickled Hutch















But I don't want to lose the element of surprise.  So the pile behind the curtains is getting higher and higher! The ceilings are only 12 feet tall so good thing it's coming up soon.
A few pictures from last year.

The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm and Vintage Marketplace

The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm and Vintage Marketplace

The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm and Vintage Marketplace

The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm and Vintage Marketplace

The Pickled Hutch at Soul Food Farm and Vintage Marketplace























Hope you can make it!

Mr Alfie during tax prep. No fun!