Finch's Boutique + On Solid Ground Vintage =
a Holiday Shopping Collaboration featuring local artists, designers, and fabulous vintage finds.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Boutique Newcomers!

We’re so excited to have new Artist’s and Designers joining us for the upcoming Holiday Time Boutique. We've rounded out our group with 38 artists and designers!

Here are our new artists:
Abby Hyslop, Anna Zahler, Katie Whitcomb, Tamara Sherrill, Melissa Vaccaro, Keegan Garvey, Mary Martin, Kate Lunski, Kristy Simmons, Amber Engfer, Toni Severs, Alexia Strawn, Tom McBride, Kevin McBride, Doris Mae Lentner, Michael Habig & Cassi Weeks.

And some New Out-of-Towners too!!
Michal Wright-Ward and Alison Mann will be participating all the way from LA! Cool!

Welcome!! We can’t wait to share your unique items with everyone!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Spring Time Sale 2008

So after 2 successful sales, we decided to test out a Spring Time sale. While most aren't hunting for the perfect gift at this time of year - we thought maybe some Mother's Day traffic would come our way. Our sale was May 3-4 2008 and doubled as a fundraiser for my Relay for Life: Cancer Walk Team that supports the American Cancer Society. Each of the Designer participants donated 10$ and many donated cute items to raffle at the sale. We raised a lot of money for the cause.
We once again, increased the number of designer participating and I even opened up my guest room to accommodate the quantity of items!
Here are some of my favorite pics!Lots of fabulous jewelry from Sarah Miller of Love & Light, Suzie Tremel, Kara Phillips & Allie Gottschalk.
Here we have lots of cute Cards and Stationery from Vân Tran, Lindsay Nohl & Chris Hajny, happify, eleven56, Kate O'Rourke, Elisa Brynteson, and Sally Hartman!
Jason Berke - aka Proper Gray Stationery Company - shared some sweet card sets and postcards...
Cool printed tees from Rectangle Designs, Happify + Lindsay Nohl and Chris Hajny
Printed tees from Too Many Suitors + some Robit Robot dolls and artwork + new stuffed Owl Nuggets, regular "Nuggets in a Carton" and Jimmy Doll from Elisa Brynteson
Totes and Purses by Happify and Kay Sabin. Kay also shared cute children's hats and Crayon Totes. Screen Printed Children's Tees and Baby Onesies by Too Many Suitors + Vân Tran and Dana VajenCute Kids and Baby Stuff from Lynn Sabin, Vân Tran, Dana Vajen, and Elisa Brynteson.
And here is our very favorite boxer pup and guest of honor: Finch himself, gracing the sale with his presence.
Unfortunately, the sale weekend ended up being the very first nice weekend of the year, so most of our visitors were a little bit preoccupied with outdoor stuff, etc. Our number of visitors and sales$$ were about half of what we see for our Holiday Time Sales...Boo!! But now we know - so we won't probably be doing another Spring sale going forward. We'll just focus on Holiday time!

Holiday Boutique 2007

Due to the success of our first sale, we held our second in Dec. 2007. The Artist/Designers Participants list reached around 24!! We really increased the variety of product and over double our visitors and sales$$. Hooray!!

I added a lovely Christmas tree which proudly displayed cute cards,"stuffed nuggets" and other
fun surprises...

First We Have to Back It Up....

...all the way back to 2006....
We held our very first Finch's Holiday Boutique in Dec. of '06.There were about 14 of us who created great items for the 2 day sale. The boutique was a HUGE success and really exceeded my expectations for sales and number of visitors. That's a lot of people coming through my house!!
Plus it was SO much fun. Everyone came over, let themselves in and enjoyed cider and tasty, homemade cookies, courtesy of the fabulous Doris Mae Lentner, while perusing the boutique to find lots of gifts for everyone they know.

Thus Finch's Boutique began...