Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

CO-HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT THE OAKS IN RAINBOW/FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.
Next SOLDERING CLASSES:Rainbow JANUARY 17TH, 2015

Mar 3, 2015

SPRING NESTING'S


Few of my latest pieces and working on three more birdhouses today.


 I am always looking for practical ways to display my product at the shows. I had this wire screen for the longest time, it fits perfect on this frame. 
Now I have a place to display my greeting cards.
 This is a collage that I made to show some of the items that I will be bringing at The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks.
Ciao for now

Rita

Mar 1, 2015

Wishing you a wonderful week

Hope you have a great week.
I will be busy preparing  for The Vintage Marketplace  at  the  Oaks.

Ciao for now Rita

Feb 25, 2015

My latest pieces

I worked on this necklace on and off for the last few weeks.
Then it happened! and now it's done. I am really happy with this one.....
available on my etsy
until the show in two weeks.

I loved adding rhinestones to the velvet, I am not sure if I have seen this done before.

This necklace was so much fun to make, considering that I didn't know how to make a bezel and didn't have all the right tools. 

A new sign is born! Just for the next event at The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks "Spring Nesting's". I am always afraid to draw anything. This was fun to make also.

Ciao for now

Rita

Feb 22, 2015

ALL YOU NEED IS CREATIVITY!

Yesterday was the Memoir Soldering Class. 
What a great group of Ladies! It was such a beautiful project to work on. It's so neat to see how everybody project turned out so different. Here are few pictures.....















Next Soldering Class 
APRIL 11th, 2015 
Solder Necklace plus 3 extra charms

REGISTER HERE!
Ciao for now Rita

Feb 18, 2015

A new Collection!

Some of you know I collect salt and pepper shakers, I love them!

And I always said that I would not start another collection....
Well here we are I am collecting vintage white, that's what I call it. White and Cream. Thank you to my good friends Sara and Abbey for these pieces to me. 





I already used one of the larger pieces plus two of the butter dishes. 
Mozzarella and Grape tomatoes served with Greek Olive Oil and Greek Balsamic Vinegar. 

Ciao for now 

Rita

Feb 12, 2015

A DAY OF CREATIVITY - MEMORY BOARD

Today I spent the day creating with Tanya. 
A so much needed play day. 
Tanya made this beautiful Memory Board.
 I love all of it!!! 



Ciao for now

Rita

Feb 9, 2015

DECORATING OLD BOTTLES

I purchased this 1 gallon milk bottle last weekend.
It's huge compare to all the other vintage bottle I have been decorating.

I went through all my lace and found the perfect lace for it.
Then I glued one of my tin ceiling hearts in the center of the bottle and embellished it with rhinestones.

I know now why I collected white buttons....
They look so pretty inside the bottle.

I added a chandelier crystal with a porcelain rose glued on it. The words "I love you more" are printed in the back of  the crystal.


Ciao for now

Rita

Feb 5, 2015

HANDMADE TAGS

Morning are still cold here in So California.....so I try to find little things to do and make while inside the house. 

Stamping, cutting, glittering is one of the things that I like to do......

I do have a company that prints my business cards but when I found this company that made personalized stamps I had to have one and use the stamp to make handmade tags . The stamp has my company name  in the center and my e-mail address.  So if you end up like me without business cards by the end of day one of a three day show you can always stamp on card stock, punch a hole in each card, tie a cute ribbon or string and attach it to your gift bags. It's an extra little thing to show your customers that you care!

Here is the link for the store online that made my personalized stamp.





Ciao for now

Rita

Feb 3, 2015

SHOPPING is the BEST THERAPY!

You would think that since I am a vendor of everything Vintage I shop and shop. 
But I don't. I tried to go to the Long Beach flea market once and after the third aisle I panicked. 
I can't make decisions, can't decide if something is cheap enough for me to resale......
and  I love people but not crowds.
So I don't shop much.
But this last Sunday we got up real early and went shopping and one of the best part was that my Deano went with us. 
He had so much fun. 

I purchased few things that will be perfect for the next shows. 
Check her out! I LOVE this dress form. She is perfect to showcase  my jewelry.
I made a wreath out of pink silk glittered roses and hung a necklace and Voila' she is ready for the next shows.

(The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks and Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market) 



Ciao for now

Rita

Jan 24, 2015

SIGN MAKING CLASS 101

I love teaching soldering, cooking or sign making....to me is an excuse to create and spend the day with a wonderful group of ladies!



 Dean made a delicious lunch: Chicken tortilla soup, salad and we both made these yummy cupcakes with homemade vanilla whipped cream and filled with vanilla custard.

Ciao for now

Rita