Monday, May 9, 2011

Brimfield Bound!

I'm making a major de-cluttering effort this week; headed to the Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts with a big van-load of draperies, tablecloths, dishtowels, tchotchkes, artwork,  ephemera, odds,  ends, etc etc etc.    All the stuff I would love to be selling in my shop but simply don't have enough space for.    Here's a tiny sampling of some of the stuff I've dug up from the hoard:

vintage knitting books and mags

                                          vinyl Barbie cases
                                           Vintage 70s Spider-Man sleeping bags
                                                scads of yummy textiles
                                                    including an electric SHEET (?!)

   and a Roadster bedspread:

Scads of antique lace trims (which I have lovingly measured and packaged)

                                                      A Remington Portable Typewriter

and a few pieces of choice clothing, including these amazing old lace up Renaissance-y boots.

If you're a Brimfielder, come stop by at the Meadows, along the west side fence.   I'll be there hanging/selling with Meri of Sideshow, Tues-wed-Thursday.  Weather's supposed to be gorgeous, and I'll be making my traditional Brimfield Penut-butter and Jelly sandwiches (BYOmilk).
 Five and Diamond will be closed on Thursday and will re-open Friday the 13th.    Seeya!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

new Signage

Though it still needs to be sealed/weatherproofed, I finished my new sidewalk sign this week.
This is the sign that sits out on Warren Street (Hudson's main drag) and brings foot traffic up one block to the shop at 5th and Diamond (aka Columbia) Street.  A lot of people have told me they would have never known about my store without this sign.

Anyway here is side A

inspired by this 1927 Metropolis Poster:

And this is side B

a more direct rip-off of this wonderful sheet music graphic for Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: