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Scout Vendors: What WOOD You Say and Raggy Girl Vintage

Wednesday May 23rd 2012, AT 6:00AM   1 Comment

Delish Magazine is honored to be a sponsor of the upcoming Scout Handmade + Vintage Market! This fantastic event is brought to you by Rachel & Lily of Birch & Bird Vintage Home Interiors, the same dynamic duo who brought you the Fieldstone Vintage Market.

From now until May 25th, Delish will be bringing the sellers to our readers! Consider this a sneak peek to entice you to come to the market (make sure to say hi to us at the Delish General Store booth!), or an introduction to an amazing artisan, handcrafter or business for those of you who are not local to the Lower Mainland, or cannot make it out. Check back every day for new vendors!

What WOOD You Say?

Owner/artisan: Stephanie Mason

What is the story behind your business?

The story goes like this…my husband and I love to spend time together doing many things. One day he was cleaning up the garage. Our two boys were sleeping so I ventured downstairs to hang out with him. As we were chatting and reorganizing, I came across some old wood that we had just taken off the wall in our oldest son’s room. We had just recently found out that we were expecting number three and the wood had to come off so bunk beds could be put in the room and the newborn could have the nursery. I found some paint and letters and stenciled a quote I had heard. I really liked the finished product and decided to give it a more aged look by sanding it. I continued with all the wood from his room and started giving the signs away as Christmas gifts. From then I started picking up pieces of furniture for my own home that I redid and got in contact with some stores in the area that sell that sort of look and they agreed to take me in on consignment.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

I do my crafting mostly in the warmer, drier months. I paint outside mainly, so if the weather is bad it puts a damper on things. I do smaller items inside if the weather doesn’t comply. I love to be outside with my children and during their play I am painting as well as interacting so I don’t feel I am missing too much while doing something I am passionate about. I’m not much of a reader since four years university and reading so many pregnancy and parenting books, that painting is my new form of relaxing.

What will you be selling at Scout?

At Scout I have changed my items a tad. I still have many wood pieces that I have redone, but I have slightly changed to a more Shabby Chic look. I have added a few vintage décor items as well. I found at the last couple of markets that items I put for display were offered to be purchased many times. My rustic and distressed look has become a softer and brighter attraction.

Why do you like these events?

I really like these events because I have an excuse to work on these projects and also to show them off. It is such a fun hobby with financial benefits as well. I am a “social butterfly” and with these vintage markets, it is a wonderful way of meeting new people with the same interests and getting some great tips. As a mother of four young kids, it is also my day out to do something that I love to do and for myself. :)

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

What is next? Well, that is a very good question. This year has been a year of new journeys. From some medical things, to being on my own with my four kids for six months while my hubby was at school, then a month after being home, buying our first home and moving, I am excited for even more new adventures.

With many talks with my very supportive hubby and my co-pilot in these craftings, we have decided to take the next step in registering what wood you say as a business. Our new home has a room dedicated to my wood workings and with him home more, we feel this is a passion the two of us share and want to sell what people are wanting.

After the Scout Market, I would ideally like to have my own web page so people can connect with me for various reasons: either to get tutorials, advice, or even purchase vintage items. I am not ready to open a store or go that big as of yet.

Before the birth of our third child, I was a sign language interpreter and athletic director. In a few years when my youngest is in school full time, I would love to go back to the school system or be a full fledged sign language interpreter again. It is such a beautiful thing and my heart is for the deaf and hard of hearing. I do interpret the odd time on the side and enjoy that immensely as well.

My heart will always be for vintage finds and refinishing pieces of furniture to have that aged look. And one day when we build our dream home, it will ideally be filled with items my hubby and I refinished and redid ourselves.

raggygirlvintage

Owner/artisan: Tracey Edge

What is the story behind your business?

I love searching for vintage treasures and repurposing them in home decor. I also love to sew and create. Raggygirlvintage encompasses both of those loves. It started with my etsy store, raggygirl.etsy.com and for the past year I have participated in select vintage/handmade markets.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

Anytime I can squeeze a few minutes in! I work part time and am busy raising three active kids, so it gets a little crazy at times! I am passionate about expressing my creativity so I somehow squeeze it in. I have a small studio at home where I sew and craft, and I kinda take over the garage too for painting projects!!

What will you be selling at Scout?

My handmade graphic pillows, with some new designs, grainsack style pillows, burlap runners, rag quilts, repurposed furniture and frames, vintage and collectible items and maybe even a few surprises!! My customers love that I always have new treasures on offer at markets. Many of my vintage items are one-of-a-kind, so it really is like going treasure hunting!

Why do you like these events?

I am a huge fan of markets and ventures that really showcase and encourage vintage and handmade products. The success of the past three markets shows that there really is support and interest out there. I love to connect with past customers and meet new friends, and celebrate our creativity with like-minded peeps.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

Well I always have a million and one ideas simmering away, so I’m working towards making some of those happen this year. Personally I have several home projects I really would like to get finished up. Professionally I would like to consolidate my raggygirl etsy store and I would really like to spend more time on my blog.

Find it here: raggygirlvintage

Scout Vintage + Handmade Market Info

When: May 25th-26th, 2012
Friday, May 25th from 6-9pm will be open to ticket holders and invited guests only. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on April 15th for a First Dibs night of shopping, wine + cheese and live entertainment. Saturday, May 26th will be open to the public from 10am-4pm for a small admission fee.
Where:The Parallel Marketplace (across from Thrifty Foods) 1920 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC.
Partial proceeds of the admission will go to a local charity, Life Recovery, a non-profit residential women’s recovery program.

See them here: Scout Vintage + Handmade Market

And see you there!

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One Response to “Scout Vendors: What WOOD You Say and Raggy Girl Vintage”

  1. colleen says:

    These ladies have great pieces…and are so sweet & friendly ! ..Love their stuff!

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