Friday, May 28, 2010

7 Days 'til the Taylor St. Market

Here is a sneak peek from Susan's onelovelyrosebud. Love it!
Our Market will be held Saturday, June 5th. Taylor St. is located between S. Virginia and Center St. It's from 8-3, but early birds are welcome=) We have 25 + Vendors. Admission is free! Oh, and be sure to bring 100 of your closest friends.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Taylor St. Market Preview

Here is a teaser of some of the vendors that will be at the Taylor St. Market.
Amazing handmade soaps, candles and body products from Dancing Grasshopper.

Adorable garlands from Hand & Hunt

Precious vintage flowers! I am going to buy one for my wedding hair piece... Love them!

If you are a vendor that would like to be featured... email your pics to

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Measure once, cut twice?

I FINALLY finished this potting bench I have been working on for days... It turned out just how I imagined too! I didn't put a hole in the bench because I think it would make an adorable drink station in someones backyard. It going to look a lot cuter in a backyard instead of the back alley behind Pickled Tink... Maybe my backyard? Ha. I intended to "whip" 4 of these little babies out in 1 day. Well after 4 trips to Lowe's, 4 times of taking it apart and starting over, 4 MEN telling me "the right way" I put some meaning to measure twice, cut once! I put so many hours into building this one that I am going to have a hard time selling it =( Have you ever made something that is too cute to sell... I think I just did. oops. Good news is I have 3 more windows (from my picker) that are going to be equally as great (and hopefully easier too now that I have a plan). Make sure you stop by June 5Th for our Taylor St. Market. We have such cute vendors/artist coming! I'll be posting some sneak peeks of our Artist as soon as I get the pictures. It is from 8-3pm. We are going to have popcorn, lemonade and some other baked goods. See you there!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Website is LIVE again!

I thought this day would never come... and our online store are once again live. After a month of call, emailing, filling out tickets.... I now know what foreign terms like name server, domain host, auth code, whois... I could probably start my own website hosting company! Anyway here is some eye candy for today. If you are interested is hosting a party at Pickled Tink call or email us for a quote! We can do as much or as little as you like. Below are two parties that Tracey from put together. So stinkin' cute!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Farm "Junk" + Vintage Glam = Pickled Tink

I had to describe our store today and the best I could come up with was "farm junk meets vintage glam." HA. Then I looked around and said ya that's about right... Crystal chandeliers hung above antlers. The funny thing is they totally go together! New mixed with old. Kinda like Meg (the other owner) and I (just kidding Meg). But seriously driftwood sitting on an old painted table with shiny glass and silver. There is something about this look that is charming, eclectic and classy. I think its addicting and fabulous!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

shab·by [shab-ee] chic [sheek]

One definition of shabby chic is "secondhand stylishness." It is a decorating style that appears to be here to stay. It is great for people who like to save money. I hope these pictures get you excited and inspired for our Vintage Inspired and Insanely Cute Things~ Taylor St. Market! If you haven't been in our store lately, come on Saturday, June 5th! You will be pleasantly surprised with all of the "shabee sheek" decor we've added.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Engagement Session

I am so happy with how our engagement pictures turned out! Kelli France ( is fabulous! She took all these and so many other great shots up at sand harbor in one hour. I can't wait to get them on my walls! She lives in Colorado but frequents the Reno/Tahoe area because she has so many clients out west. She is doing our wedding in September too... but Kelli made some great points about how engagement pictures are great on the walls because they are so playful and tell a story, where wedding photos tend to be so staged and posey. If you are already married and never got engagement photos, guess what? It's not too late! She is so great at capturing real expression shots. Seriously she is the best I've seen!
She used to teach a photography class at Pickled Tink before she moved=( If you are interested in taking a mamarazzi class or want to be a part of her franceypants academy call Pickled Tink and we will put you on the waiting list. Thanks Kelli!

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Kids...

There is a reason why I am sharing pictures of my family. Pickled Tink has chosen the SPCA as our foundation to donate to during the Taylor St. Market. I always love helping people/pets in need. There are so many pets that need a happy home out there. Above are my babies that we rescued from the HIGH SIERRA ANIMAL RESCUE in Portola (near Quincy). Button (my niece named her) and Mr. Big Ben (who now weighs 100lbs.). I'm not going to turn into Bob Barker but I do love this charity! So come out on June 5Th and help us support the SPCA. We are asking for a $1 donation or bring pet food or a toy.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

American Picker

I'm so excited! Today I found my very own "picker"! If you have never watched the show American Picker than this term probably doesn't make sense to you... Basically he brings me windows, doors, glass knobs, chandelier crystals... you name it-he can find it! Then he wholesales them to me (Pickled Tink). It's pretty great! Today he brought me this great half glass door on his bike! Talk about dedicated. He knew I would love it and turn it into something fabulous! I wish I had a picture to share but then you would know what he looks like and might steal him=( Ha! Like a guy with a vintage door on his bike isn't obvious enough...

So here is a great picture of the Bunko party I hosted at 41 Taylor ( Book your summer parties with Tracey now! Bridal shower, birthday party, baby shower, cocktail party.... It was used last weekend by a beautiful bride who got ready for her wedding there! Talk about a great place for a photo shoot!!!