Thursday, October 11, 2012

You can buy your tickets in advance!


We are so excited! 
For those of you who want to get your
tickets in advance you may buy them online at


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Come to the Early Buy and Contribute to the Community!

For each Early Buy ticket purchased, Roses & Rust will contribute a dollar to the Shasta Women's Refuge, a Non-Profit Organization which provides confidential services to victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking at no cost.

Why an Early Buy?  Each time we have presented our Market we have many requests from people to have an opportunity to come early and have a chance to buy before the show begins.
So, for this Marché d' Automne we have organized an official time between 8-10 A.M. on October 13, for those who want to pay a higher rate and fulfill their wishes.

As another benefit for this special ticket which is $15, we are giving a "$4-off-lunch" coupon to be used at either of our two fabulous lunch vendors on location at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to get the best buys.

Announcing an Early Buy for our 
             Marché d' Automne
     October 13, 2012 from 8-10 a.m.

Entrance fee will be $15 for the first 2 hours, 
for those who want to see and buy 
the 'cream of the crop' that our talented vendors offer at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

After 10 a.m. the entry fee is $6.  

Children under 16 are free after 10 a.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Peek at Our Venders

Humboldt Barnwood Designs
 How It Started
by Martin Ludtke
In 2010 I began looking for a way to incorporate my love of Humboldt County with my other interests. I was born and raised here, and have always had a strong interest in birding, gardening, building, exploring the local countryside, and digging and collecting antique bottles.
This led to my first Barnwood bird feeder which I made entirely from local recycled materials. The tin roof comes from an old warehouse on Eureka's waterfront and the old growth redwood comes from local barns and Victorian houses dating back to before the turn of the century. The barbed wire came from an old fence that at one time surrounded our property in Arcata. Even the vintage square nails I use for perches on my feeders and birdhouses are local, salvaged from 19th century barnwood.
My farm benches, potting tables and cottage cabinets came next. They also utilize local recycled old growth redwood and other vintage materials.
See Martin's wares at our Fall Market, Marche d' Automne and check out the website.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Gathering has begun!

October 13th will be here before you know it, which means the hunt for treasures is on! We have had such wonderful inspiration from our vendors who have re-purposed, up-cycled, or even just cleaned up old pieces and made them new. We look forward to our October 13th Market and what inspiration it will bring! We would love feedback from anyone who has been to Roses & Rust  and wants to share what inspired them.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

News Flash

Roses and Rust is again featured
in Romantic Homes Magazine!!!

Check us out in the August 2012 issue.  We were again voted as one of the Top 25 Best Romantic Style Flea Markets in America!!
And our next market on Oct. 13 is going to be even better!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

True Love for our Vendors!

Rue Sonoma
A family business, Rue Sonoma by RuPiper Designs will delight us with their goods this Saturday at the Marche' du Printemps. 

Natalie, Judy and Jerry Piper create and make their fabulous signs, table runners and pillows, carry bags and other items.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

More Vendor Previews

One vendor we are excited about coming is Kathy Duncan from Sacred River Designs.....why are we excited?  Kathy is transitioning her business from Jewelry and going with her LOVE of Interior Design and all things beautiful! She has wonderful taste and has been collecting some gorgeous things this year and they will be showcased at the Roses and Rust Spring Market!  Make NO mistake she will have some of her gorgeous creations of handcrafted designs at the Show, but we are super excited to see her collections of home decor!

Sarah Mobley Chapman of Sadie Girl Designs from Rio Dell, CA is coming from Humboldt County to Roses and Rust April 7th!!!! Sarah, re-creates old windows into signs for our homes. She also has vintage ribbons and many other fun accessories!

We welcome Theresa Alexander from Oregon, who will be joining our Marche du' Printemps April 7th. Her business is called Something Else; she designs purses & Accessories. Her sewing machine has been buzzing for weeks as she prepares for the Show! Her products are HIGH quality and unique and one of kind designs!

Our next Preview is Mindy Warner from The Tattered Loft. Mindy's passion has always been in styling and design. 
"I love the feel of the Nordic/French style with touches of Industrial. I have lived in Redding for the last 18 years, raising 3 wonderful children with my husband.
You will find The Tattered Loft with my original and re-purposed furniture and decor at the Oregon Street Antique Mall in downtown Redding."

Do you love vintage lace, millinery, ribbons & vintage fashions?  Well you are going to LOVE Jennifer Osner's business of Vintage Textiles. She has website we linked in below, please take a second and see all that she has to offer!!! Jennifer we are excited to have you join us for the first time!!! WELCOME to Roses & Rust

George and Brenda Ackley of Sweet Silver are new to the Show this year and they are from Cameron Park. They re-purpose vintage silverware and coins into housewares and jewelry. We are so pleased to have them join us!

Larry and Cheryl from Just Because Antiques in Washington are making a long trek down to join us as new vendors at the Spring Show! Larry and Cheryl always have a wonderful assortment of goodies for us to browse through. Furniture, kitchen accessories, old books, you name it. You will want to spend time here to find that special treasure!

 Laurae from Hartsong is another NEW vendor to Roses and Rust. Laurae has been an antiques dealer since 1985. Her passion is for 19th century American and Country French, which she mixes with today's collectibles. She also has a wonderful collection of linens!

Carolyn Vallelunga, originally from Ohio, now living in Chico, is a Primitive Folk Artist. Carolyn is another new vendor to the Market, and her business is Gypsy Threads. Carolyn travels up and down the Coast going to Shows with wares!!! She products are whimiscal and tell a story of things of the past! Her booth will surely be colorful and full of life!

 Natalie from R.U. Piper Designs from Sonoma is a NEW vendor and we are so excited about Natalie coming to Show at Roses & Rust. Natalie is a regular vendor at Alameda Pointe, has an Etsy Store and an Online Store as well. R U Piper Designs offers a wide variety of home decor. Her table runners and pillows are so fantastic. Lesley Papola from The Farmers Wife Barntique from Petaluma introduced us to Natalie and we couldn't be happier!!! Cant wait to see her booth and shop her creations!!!!

We are also excited to have Debra Skoniecki back with us to the Spring Show. Debra and her husband Zane and their 2 daughters live in Pomona, CA.  Debra is an avid junker and tries to hit all the yard sales! She loves to sew, she creates tabletop linens, pillows etc....and always has a great collection of painted furniture and antique collectibles! WELCOME BACK Debra!!!!

More TRUE re-purposers are The Potterdale Sisters. These sisters re-create and design some of the most beautiful yard art with old china, crystal pieces and the unique......Not only is their booth display to-die-for-cute, but their imagination is incredible! 

We are SUPER excited to have Randy and Liz Foster from Oregon, they have Antique Ceiling Tile tins......they travel up and down the coast selling at places like Alameda Point once a month. They have a wonderful array of shelves, mirrors, chalkboards and the unique! 
Be sure to visit their booth upstairs at the Civic Auditorium.

Ginger Carter Mallard from La Beau Papion will be one of our jewelry vendors at the Market! Ginger does a WONDERFUL job of re-purposing & re-creating for her line of jewelry! Her talents are many when it comes to creating jewelry...... soldering, name it, she does it! And her talents do not stop as a jewelry artist; she also is an AMAZING seamstress and re-creates old luggage into beautiful jewelry displays!!!! 

 Bonnie Cuneo from In a Jam will be returning to our Market, and let us tell you.....Bonnie has an incredible talent of creating AMAZING JAMS. All of her Pepper Jellies are so full of flavor and robust! A favorite of many people is Jalapeno Apricot, and her Ginger Jam is wonderful on chicken and fish! Bonnie's talents do not stop at jam making.  She is also a wonderful seamstress!!!!! Bonnie will be sampling ALL DAY so be sure to stop and try the fruits of her labor!!!

Kara Klohe Stewart from Kara Stewart Photography will be returning to the Roses & Rust Vintage Market as our Show Photographer.  Kara is one of the main photographers for Enjoy Magazine, and is extremely well known in the Community. Kara will be capturing the Market and will have a photo booth as well, so be sure to stop by and say HELLO and get your picture done by a truly amazing photographer!!!!! 

Alphabet Soup Photography was a customer favorite at the Fall Show. And they will be returning to our Spring Market!!!  One thing we love about their booth is you can buy individual letters and create your own pieces; for your child's room, a names sake...etc!  We are excited to welcome them back.

Another wonderful vendor joining us at the Marche' du Printemps is Connie Barton of Happily Ever After Cottage Accessories. Connie even travels to Europe to stock her Maggie Mae's Girly Girl Collection.
Look for her latest Texas "finds" in her booth.

Laurel Sparrow of Sparrow Fine Antiques in Red Bluff is another NEW vendor to the Market. Laurel has a wide variety of rich American History Art and Furniture. Her Storefront is nestled in Downtown Red Bluff since 1997. Quoted from Laurel, " Our art theme is dedicated to historic California, and includes original paintings of cowboy life, landscapes, wildlife paintings, and other works by artists who are nationally acclaimed." Be sure to stop by and welcome Laurel and check out her booth.

Gilbert Country Antiques from Fairfield, California is another new vendor to Roses and Rust. Michelle and her Mother in-law, Shawn have recently started their business together.
"We have many re-purposed items and rare finds. Our passion is for French Antiques. We recently flew to Newport Beach and attended a private container opening.  We were able to purchase French, Austrian, and German, Antiques just in from over seas and had first pick of some absolutely Fabulous stuff! Our prices are so affordable because we go to container openings and work straight with the dealers that just purchased from France or some of these other Countries".
  Welcome Michelle and Shawn!!!

Jody and Rob Smith of The Smith Hotel have been with us from the very beginning and we are pleased to announce they are going to be part of our Marche' du Printemps.  Rob and Jody have a lot of exciting additions to The Smith Hotel; they are now dealers of CeCe Caldwell Paints.   Jody has opened a new online Shop called The Smith Hotel Boutique. Plus they have a HUGE booth at Oregon Street Antique Mall. The Smith Hotel has lots of goodies to shop from; from bits to baubles to beautifully refinished furniture that Mr Smith creates!!! They always put together an incredible booth, so be sure to stop by and say HELLO!!!!!!

We are so happy to have Becky Shaughnessy  from Resurrected Metal back with Roses & Rust! Becky's booth is always a Show favorite! And you are going to LOVE her new booth layout her hubby made for displays her product so well, and its very shabby chic! We adore re-purposing and re-creating old into new; Becky's product is a classical example of that!

Erica Wright from PB&J Boutique will also be returning to Roses & Rust for our Spring Market. Erica's shop in Chico is a vintage inspired boutique that carries women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Erica also carries beautiful lines of jewelry, decor and incredible shoes! Erica, with husband and Mom run the family business together. (Erica has a booth with a dressing room, so you can try on her vintage wares!!!)

Ashley Lynn Boon from The Gypsy Crow will be returning to our Spring Show. Ashley has the most talented eye for design, and always puts together an incredible booth! One thing we are excited to see is Ashley's new collection of vintage slips in a beautiful array of colors!!!!! Ashley has a booth upstairs at Eighth Main Chico-Antiques in Chico, and she also has another business; Simply Ashley, that is simply gorgeous jewelry!!!

Roses and Rust loves the Berry Babes Farm Goods; their booth is always so whimsical and colorful! Not only do they travel around and do Shows but they have a Storefront in Willows, CA. They have a wonderful selection of re-purposed items and local goods made in Willows.
Welcome Heather Alexander & Cari Berlin!

Linda and George Graf have also been favorite vendors who have participated in Roses & Rust from the beginning.  Linda loves to showcase her wonderful vintage home decor and kitchen-ware right along side George's Automobile Service Station Collectibles.  It is always a creative and fabulous display.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Melony Hannah from Well Worn in Chico

Melony Hannah from Well Worn in Chico just got back from an exciting adventure in New Orleans.  She attended classes with Annie Sloan from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM).  She (Melony) along with Sarah Bos from Sera Bella Home in Redding will be side side at the Civic selling and DEMO'ing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM).  They both will be selling furniture that been painted in AS Paint so you have a feel for how GREAT Paint is!  Be sure to visit them upstairs at the Civic.  Please take second and visit Melony's Blog and read about her experience!  We are getting really excited about the Show April 7th at the Redding Civic Auditorium.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Visual Mechandising; The Art of Display- Triangle Technique by Kathy Duncan of Scared River Designs

 A Guest Blog post by  Kathy Duncan of Sacred River Designs

Visual Merchandising is defined as "the physical presentation of products." It is the art of displaying merchandise in a manner that is appealing to the eyes of the customer. Creating attractive displays will draw customers to your booth. Think of your displays as your “silent salesmen.”

Visual Merchandising, however, is not just about display – it's really all about the customer. Consider traffic flow in your booth. Some options for layout include: “L” shape, “U” shape or “Y” shape configurations. Your customer needs to be able to easily navigate your booth, keep products within an arms reach. As Kimberly suggested, most of the population is right-handed, so keep the items you want your customer to reach for on the right in your displays. Remember to make check-out easy for you and your customer by having a defined area in your booth for check-out and wrapping activities.

Consider this: “over 60% of all women get their clothing ideas from store displays." Again, your displays are your silent salesmen. Make them attractive. Layer your jewelry, suggestive selling will go alot further than you think!

Study tends, do you homework, read trade magazines. Reproduction type stores, like Restoration Hardware, often times get their ideas from flea markets displays. Don’t be afraid to be a trend setter!

Other elements of Visual Merchandising include:

Color, which is a subject deserving of its own blog; there is much to understand about color psychology, and color theory. Customers entering a booth are greatly influenced by the visual information they gather in the first split second. Color can catch a shopper's attention and also greatly affect their mood. A right choice of colors in the display can turn walkers into stoppers and significantly convert them into customers. It is essential to choose the right color for the right theme of display.

Texture - Layers of texture add richness and depth. Magnolia Pearl is a great example of how to use texture, and color for that matter.

Introducing the Triangle Technique

The triangle, or pyramid, technique is simply a layout technique that creates interest by having overlapping layers in height and in depth.

Objects placed in a row are taken in individually by the eye.

Objects aligned in a triangle are viewed as a grouping by the eye.

Ever hear a customers exasperation, “it’s too busy!” or “I don’t know where to look!” This is because their eye cannot rest and is looking for groupings or a pattern.

The following photos are examples of the triangle technique:

There are three triangles in this next photo, can you spot them?


Visual Merchandising is a very important aspect of your business. Like curb appeal in Real Estate, a visually appealing booth will get the client in your door. And you can’t make a sale if they don’t show up!!!

Where reused is GREEN and GREEN is GOOD: Moore's Green Goods

We are excited about having Moore's Green Goods from Anderson coming to the Show, April 7th. Moore's Green Goods has a wide range of items useful for building projects, such as doors, windows, sinks, sliding glass doors, door jams, door hinges, door knobs, hardware, nails, screws, bolts and lamps.

Moore's Green Goods also promotes upcycling, reusing material to create something new. For instance, one of the shop's customers, Don Gilmer, creates handmade clocks out of old organs.

Rita and Terasa are a Mother/Daughter Team along with Rita's husband, this is a family run business through and through. They want to get the message out to Shasta County that its COOL to RE-USE/ RE-CREATE/RE-CYCLE/RE-PURPOSE, and if this speaks to you, their business is the place to visit.

Rita and Terasa will be doing DEMOS, talking about their business and giving you ideas on how to create projects from unwanted materials.

They are having a AWESOME Event April 20th on their 1 Year Anniversary called the "1st Annual Re-Building Star Gala" and you can enter projects that you have created and win prizes.

Please welcome Rita & Terasa and please stop by their booth and get educated on their business. Love their MOTTO: Where reuse is GREEN and GREEN is GOOD!

Their business is located at 1697 South Street in Anderson (530) 378-2700

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vendor Focus

We are proud of all our vendors and want to keep giving you a sneak preview of who will be at our
Marche' du Printemps April 7, at the Redding Civic Center.

Tammy Ironsides & MaryAnn Wynett have joined forces to launch 
American Vintage Revival.
 They share incredible creativity and spunk!
We are awaiting their beautiful  booth with anticipation!


The very talented Christine Connerly will bring her creations to delight all of us.

She invents bib necklaces such as this blue rose lovely!

Also be looking for her cool needle felted ornaments.  We hope there will be some Easter bunnies in the lot.