Thursday, December 17, 2009

Reno Style

Do you like our new ad? I just love it! Jessica (owner of Junkee, Reno Style & Reno Style Magazine) and her team designed for us! Look for us in the January and February issues. This magazine is everywhere. They are doing a great job distributing them all over town. We are excited to see what kind of business it brings=)

And yes, you get the first peak of our new special we are offering!
$10 off any class in January and February!
Remember if you don't see a class time that works, get 3 or more friends together and we will accomodate you and your friends. (almost like a private party, bring wine, food, music...)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's December!

Our Christmas decorations were hung by the employees with care,
In hopes that our customers soon would be there.
Now December! now, January! now, February calendars are out!
Come take a class to see what we are all about.

Gingerbread houses w/ Missy
December 11th
December 21st
$8 + $12 materials
*bring 1/2 gallon empty milk carton please

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Gift Idea

Saturday November 21st
Come make a countdown to Christmas calendar for $40. This would make the cutest present! We have so many embellishments to choose from so you can personalize them. Call us at 323-tink (8465) to sign up! 3 spots left for Saturday

47 Down 0 to go!

Whew! We finished 'em just in time! If you have been in the shop lately we apologize for wearing our "grubs" but we have been busy working on 47 birdhouses for the Boys and Girls Club Annual Gala. They are going to be the center pieces for there birds and bees theme. How cute is that?
It's funny how crafting can make you feel like you work at a sweatshop when you have to mass produce like we did. But we managed to have some fun along the way and also got inspired to start making some smaller birdhouses for the shop that will sell for $45. I better go get the paint out of my nails... E

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Laurdry room idea

Is that wierd that the laundry room is one of my favorite rooms?
I think it is considering I hate doing laundry...
The fiance and I just purchased our first house and the first room I decorated
was our laundry room???
It could be because I have never had a laundry room, or it could be that I have the thought if you have a nice laundry room it sets a good standard for the rest of the house....
Anyway I will be sharing pictures soon, but I have two laundry racks (from pickled tink for $60, they are $100 in ballard design) and the glass detergent jar for $21.
It is adorable!!!!

The perfect baby gift

Baby wipes/cloth set $32.50
Diaper wipe cover and 3 burp cloths with matching fabric

If your like me you do your research before you make your purchase....
you want to make sure you have seen everything before you decide on the perfect gift.
From now until the holidays I am going to post Online products of the day
to give you some great gift ideas!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Here is my menu and some pictures of my other business LIME Skin
LIME is always slower in the winter and I haven't figured out why...
LIME has a 3 inch thick sheeps wool bed cover that is heated
along with a lavender filled warm neck wrap
hand and bootie warmers
and a warm spa wrap
Are you always cold like me? come warm up with Lime
Mention this ad and recieve:
Free eyebrow wax with any facial (excludes express facial)
Free lip wax with an eyebrow wax
$20 off any facial
825.LIME (5463)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Need a Halloween Costume for your little ones?

These onesies would make the perfect costume for your lil monster! They retail for $36. This is my future nephew modeling, doesn't he look like a doll? We just recieved 13 more from Danielle!
Look at the tail that she puts on the bum. So cute!!! See you soon, E

Monday, October 5, 2009

This Weeks Classes

Thursday October 8th
Make a Banner
up to 11 letters
$25 material fee + $10 class fee

Friday October 9th
Monogram tins
$20 + $10 material fee
Saturday October 10th
Magnetic advent calendar
$20 + $20 material fee

Saturday October 10th
Birdhouses with Meg
$40 + $45 material fee for large ones
$30 + $35 material fee for small ones

Friday, October 2, 2009

I wish I was a bird at Pickled Tink

We have 17 new birdhouses at Pickled Tink!

By request we made some smaller ones that sell for $45.

These make great Christmas gifts!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Felted Flowers

Aren't these felted flowers adorable!
Martha Stewart uses felt in a lot of her crafts.
I am thinking about making my wedding hair bow out of ivory felt...
Join us on:
October 24th
1-3 pm
$20 + $5 material fee

We have "BIG" plans for Taylor St.

I picked this sign up at the Genoa Candy Dance last weekend because it makes me laugh... It now hangs proudly at our register in Pickled Tink. Not for pitty but to educate customers that we did not open Pickled Tink to get rich. Many people have advised us to be open more days, longer hours, advertise more... but the truth is that we opened Pickled Tink because it is FUN! It doesn't feel like work to us.
Our five year plan is to be open 6 days a week with employees. So we are going to move down the street to "the big house"! And have our classes in this amazing garage right behind it so we can accommodate 15 in a class. I'm smiling while typing because thanks to all of you we are already growing out of 39 E. Taylor!
And now for the major news! We are putting an Emporium in the old Crystal Springs building! Think antique mall meets plumbgate! It is still in the planning stages but the reason I am posting this is to get you excited about Taylor St.
We are looking for businesses who would like to rent space! Contact Pickled Tink for more information.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy October!

October is one of my favorite months! I love the leaves starting to fall, the weather getting colder, the pumpkin bread at Starbucks, Nevada day, and planning my Halloween costume!
It could also have something to do with the fact that my birthday is in October :D
It just always seems like good things happen to me in October. I think it is going to be a great month for Pickled Tink too! People are starting to think about Christmas presents, and spending time with their family.
Our October calendar is now available to sign up for classes.
Just call or go online
See you soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Closed for Street Vibrations

We are closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week because
Street Vibrations closes Taylor St.
Here are some of my finds from the Antique Market in Roseville last week.
I love that place!
The October calendar is now available.
Hope to see you next week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Roll out the red carpet for Kelli France

Kelli is Back!
Well sort of, just for some photo shoots and the ever so popular MAMArazzi class
at Pickled Tink
The cost is $45
The class last an hour
It is filled with great info about how to take better pictures of your Children
and she sends you home with an adorable pocket guide
with tips and settings that will fit in your camera case. So clever!
Friday September 25th at 2:00
Remember Pickled Tink will be closed this week due to Street Vibrations
(We are open on Friday from 2-3 just for kelli's class)

Monday, September 21, 2009

We're Clever!

If you haven't read the August issue of Clever Magazine yet here is the artical that Danielle (from wrote for us.
Tell us about the name Pickled Tink and why you chose it?
(Meg) Emily’s grandpa had a boat when she was growing up named Pickled Tink. When she told me about the boat, it just seemed to fit. Now when we think of the name Pickled Tink, it brings to mind fun, creativity, and a playfulness that we all have stashed somewhere inside of us. This is what our store represents to us, and hopefully to anyone who decides to drop in.
What was the motivation to found Pickled Tink?
(Emily) It all began with Meg’s birdhouses. She taught me how to make them, and each one seemed to represent our own individual personality. We began to express our creativity together through the birdhouses, scrapbooking, and furniture re-doing. That’s when we realized that so many women (including ourselves) suppress this desire in their lives, and replace it with jobs that pay the bills. We want to offer a place for women to go where they can get completely submerged in a project, leave the mess, and go back to their lives. Come in by yourself or with some girlfriends, use our tools and supplies, and go home with something original, and made by you.
I’m curious as to how such a talented and creative group of women find each other.
(Meg) Well, it’s actually quite a romantic story. Emily and I met when Emily was in second grade. Emily and my son, Chuck, were friends all through school, and stayed in touch through college. When Emily and Chuck came back to Reno from college they began dating, and are now engaged. This truly makes Pickled Tink a family business. Obviously fate wanted our paths to be connected!
With the store side and class side, which portion is the main one, or do both areas work harmoniously?
(Emily) They definitely work in harmony because anyone can come in and create, or they can just do a little shopping. At Pickled Tink there is something for everyone! This way, you can come in and create, shop, teach a class, or even sell your handmade items. Our boutique gives local artists an opportunity to sell their items on consignment. We hold classes everyday of the week except Sundays, and the boutique section is open Thursday through Saturday.
Speaking of local artists, what are some of the handmade items you sell in your store?
(Meg) We have so many different items from so many different personalities! My daughter, Danielle Sindlinger, makes adorable children’s clothing with monsters sewn on each one. Every monster is unique and comes with its own personalized tag with its name and a description of its personality. Sandra makes precious hair bows for little girls. They come in every color and size, and fit any personality. She also makes a wide variety of baby accessories, including wipe dispensers, and burp cloths. You can find just about anything in our shop whether you’re looking for a gift, or something for yourself.
What are all the kinds of classes that you teach at Pickled Tink?
(Emily) We have teachers in so many different types of artistry. We have over nine teachers who are instructing various types of classes. Our artists are trained in sewing, painting, making jewelry, knitting and crocheting, paper crafting, photography, and so much more. This month we are featuring classes where you can learn to decorate a children’s table set, decoupage a home d├ęcor piece, crochet a throw rug, sew a flower pin cushion, embellish a birdhouse, sew a spa wrap, sew a clutch, make a set of cards, make a piece of jewelry, furniture painting techniques, make a “summer fun” memory book, make a vintage memory book, sew a tote, make a vintage candle, and make “mommy and me” pajamas.
What kinds of events do you host at your shop?
(Meg) We will host birthday parties, girls night out parties, bunco night with the girls, baby showers, or any kind of get together you can conger up. If you want to come in and create something with a group, we can do that. We can also just provide a cute space for you to gather with friends, chat, and have a good time. Pickled Tink recently hosted a young girl’s birthday party, and each girl was able to sew her very own pair of pajama pants. We brought in pizza, played music, and had a great time!
OK, so the Clever staff is always out looking for that special find, whether it be clothing, jewelry or a potholder. But, Pickled Tink brings forth the idea of creating that find from scratch. Tell us about that and how you guys contribute on a whole other level to the fashion savvy community.
(Emily) For us at Pickled Tink, being fashion savvy has more to do with expressing your true self than it does with following a trend that someone else tells you is right. We provide a template and the tools, and you come in and add your own personal flair to any piece. We want people to view our classes as a “safe place” where you are free to create and truly be yourself.
Please come in and see us soon!
Our cover spread has brought us so many new customers and friends.
We had a blast. Thanks Clever!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Lil Monsters

These are my lil monsters! (my nieces and nephews)
My lil Monsters is a company my future sis-in-law started. They are a top seller in Pickled Tink. Every monster has a name and its own tag. Above is the Hudson Monster and the tag says "Hi, I'm Hudson. Do you want to play with me? I will always be your friend and watch over you. The more you use me, the cuter I get!"

They come in over 24 different styles and colors for girls or boys.
She does custom orders for onesies, t-shirts and sweatshirts.
They have a little tail on the bum of all the onesies.
Check out her website for more pictures and information.
This is the owner Danielle (Meg's daughter). Isn't she pretty!

Friday, September 18, 2009

When in Roseville...

I am so excited for the Roseville Antique Market this Sunday. I have never been but I hear its always filled with great finds and great prices! If you are bored on Sunday you should come check it out!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

We Sell Dogeared!

These necklaces make the cutest gifts! The presentation is adorable. We have some for "new moms" "teachers" "sisters" "happiness"...

They range from $24-$56

We have sold so many we are ready to place our next order!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Project "Pajama Pants" Runway

Happy Birthday Megan! We had a blast teaching you and your friends how to sew pajama pants. Thanks for sharing your special day with Pickled Tink Studio. Here are some pictures of you and your friends on the "runway" modeling to your favorite band "Journey".

Friday, August 7, 2009


Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Summer Sip N' Shop! Here is a picture of our booth that we shared with "41 Taylor". We are looking forward to participating in the "Tumbleweed Cotillion" Vintage Faire on August 22!This is their 3rd Vintage Faire and it is going to be bigger and better than ever. They usually expect around 900 people. So come early for the good deals. All of the furniture sells first!
Saturday August 22nd, 2009
41 East Taylor Street
(Right in our back parking lot)
for more info. and for a vendor application.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mommy and Me Spa Wraps

Look at these adorable spa wraps that these 4 artists designed last week. Emma's is my personal favorite with cherry ribbon and embroidered cherries. Sign up for our next spa wrap class on August 12th, one class is 12:00-2:00 pm and one class is 6:00-8:00pm. We have 5 choices of colors for the wrap, and hundreds of choices for the ribbon. We will also add one embroidered design of your choosing.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Come join us and 22 other local vendors at the 1st annual Summer Sip 'N Shop. I attended last years Holiday Sip 'N Shop and it was a blast. I got some great deals too! I got to sip free wine and experience all of Reno's cutest boutiques all in two hours. It's free addmission! It was a little crowded because it was in Gina's house, but it is outside this weekend. There is plenty of parking on the street or an empty lot across from her house. We will be featuring home decor, baby stuff and our famous birdhouses.

820 Marsh Ave.

Saturday August 1st 8:00am -6:00pm

Sunday August 2nd 8:00am-3:00pm

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Molly!

Last week Pickled Tink hosted Molly's 10th Birthday Party! We taught 6 girls how to sew. They made pajama pants and then went back to Molly's for a slumber party (in their pajama pants of course). How cute is that? They enjoyed pizza from Blue Moon Pizza and Cup Cakes from Batch Cupcakery (I love to promote local businesses when I can).

We can do everything from the invitations and party favors or we can just provide the place. Come on by and let us plan your next make and take craft get together.

We are looking forward to Megan's Birthday party on August 3rd!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

41 Taylor Opens Tomorrow!

We are so excited to announce that we have an adorable new business opening right next door! Above is a picture of one of the many table-scapes that they will be featuring at the Grand Opening. They specialize in small parties and special events (50 people). Baby showers, bridal showers, milestones, children's parties, bunco nights... just to name a few.

They are hosting two open houses! One in the daytime and one in the evening. There will be lots of yummy treats.
If you live in the area, please join them at
41 E. Taylor St.
Reno, NV 89501
Friday July 10th
Or if you prefer,
Saturday July 11th
They will also be hosting Vintage Faires (Tumbleweed Cotillion)!!! These will be fun Saturday Markets that will be right in our back yard. Mark your calendars- the first one is on August 22nd. The Tracey's are two talented women and we are so lucky to have them as neighbors!Please come join Taylor St. in welcoming them to the heart of Midtown District.