Monday, June 9, 2014

Saturday June 21st, 2014 Is The First Gin'Gilli's Vintage Bargain Parking Lot Flea Market Of The Summer + New Saturday Paint Made Easy Classes!!!

All year long Linda & Elisa dream of creating a fun & happy little outdoor flea market sale in the parking lot just outside of our store.  It has become an annual gathering where vendors, local artists, old friends & family, and dedicated customers meet to barter, trade, buy & sell!  The event has become wildly popular and attracts visitors from across the state and has been recognized in national blogs.  Many describe it as a bucket list event with a magical atmosphere, boasting inspirational and creative displays, and simply put, is the best little flea market in all of Sonoma County.

If you would like to sell all of your surplus goodies, and make some extra cash too, you can rent a tent sized space for only $25.00.  Contact the shop today for more details & to sign up!  Vendors already selling within the shop can set up a space for free!

The theme this Summer is "Save The World, Buy Vintage!"  In the spirit of recycling, upcycling, repurposing, revamping, & reinventing...We are encouraging you all to keep Mother Earth in mind!!!  "Give me your tired, your forlorn, Your neglected antiquities yearning to be sold, The wretched refuse of your bulging closets.  Send these, the vintage tchotchkes, rust-laden to me, I lift my tattered lamp shade beside the patina door!"  What will you find and rescue from the trash heap?  The only thing limiting you is the scope of your IMAGINATION!!!




Beginning SATURDAY June 14, and EVERY SECOND SATURDAY of the month, CeCe Caldwell's Paint Made Easy Classes begin 10:00am - 12:00 noon - SIGN UP TODAY!!!  For all of you that work during the week, now is your CHANCE to attend!!!

All of you fans of the house favorite, CeCe Caldwell's Natural Chalk + Clay Paints, can join us for our weekend edition of Elisa's popular paint workshops.  Bring in 2 unfinished pieces to paint (no bigger than a bread box), and go home with completed projects to show your family & friends!!!

For the affordable $45.00 registration fee you receive: A darling painting starter kit complete with Genuine CeCe Caldwell paint, & painting supplies - A $25.00 VALUE!!!  A 2 hour expert instruction course on how to use, apply, and manipulate this AMAZING paint product.  YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW EASY THIS PAINT WORKS!!!  Exclusive use of our painting workshop that is right INSIDE our store.  This means no messy cleanup at home for you after you are done with your project!  Also, you can be inspired by all the pretty displays by our vendors - you may even want to purchase something within the store to paint and give a new life!  And access to our entire stock of VIBRANT PAINT COLORS to purchase for your very own use - Come Be INSPIRED!!!

And continuing as ALWAYS...Paint Made Easy Classes every Tuesday morning 11:00am - 1:00pm.


Do what you love, follow your passion.  However you want to say it, do something that makes you excited for the next day to arrive!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Winds & April Showers, Bring Forth May Flowers!!!

Even though the weather cannot make up its mind with the promise of sunny days that dwindle into rainy afternoons, the forecast at Gin'Gilli's Vintage Home is ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC & FILLED WITH POSSIBILITIES!!!  Come see all the new merchandise that seems to be BLOOMING right before your eyes when you visit our ever changing shop...IT IS A SLICE OF SPRINGTIME GOODNESS, I TELL YA!!! 

The newest arrival at SMITTEN is this Stunning set of Solid Wood Gymnasium Lockers rescued from Ukiah High School...HEAVY, All WOOD construction, hand painted individual locker numbers, and the inside retains the original shelves and hanging rod as well!!!...come down and see this AMAZING piece of Local Vintage History TODAY!!!

MORE Blingy treasures from SMITTEN that will put the GLINT back in your EYE and SPRING back into your STEP!!!

Wine country souvenirs and patriotic Americana await you in Gina's Wood Art, one of out NEWEST & very TALENTED crafter / shopkeepers, in our brand new PALLET ROW, featuring UpCycled & Industrial Chic Decor & Utilitarian Objects!

Oh Say Can You See...???

Yellow Daffodils greet you at our front entrance, along with a collection of BUTTERY YELLOW Vintage Household Items...SO VERY DARLING!!!


EASTER is just around the corner...We have BASKETFULS of charming happies that will look great in those gift bags and favors you plan on giving to your guests after Easter Sunday morning services!!!  Come let us help you be INSPIRED by taking in all of our COLORFUL HUES!!!


On Sunday the birds go to church too! You have to see this monumental birdhouse in person to truly appreciate its beauty, along with all the FABULOUS merchandise awaiting your discovery in REDEEMED - a stylish shop in the back of our store!

IN FULL BLOOM...Visit REDEEMED and pick up a LARGER THAN LIFE metal flower that will keep your garden alive with style all year round!

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Man Spent Years Taking Photos Of One Small Town. When You Look Closer, You’ll See Why.

Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past.

Read more about these AMAZING photographs and the GENIUS technique utilized to acquire these images here:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Q&A With Designer Thom Filicia!

Watch Thom dish on design tips and tricks for coastal spaces with Coastal Living Editor-In-Chief Antonia Van Der Meer.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION ~ Please pardon the dust and busy bees flittering & fluttering about!!!

Please forgive the misplaced tables, the sound of drills tightening screws, and the sweeping of brooms to and fro!...WE PROMISE WE ARE NOT CLOSING OUR DOORS!!!

We are simply creating a BRAND NEW LOOK for all of our customers to OHHH & AHHH over!!!

As we all know..."The Only Thing Constant is CHANGE"...and we live by that old adage here at Gin'Gilli's Vintage Home!  So CHANGE it shall be!!!

First off, our CeCe Caldwell Paint Workshop will be relocated to the back corner of our store (Where Hecka Swank once put up shop!) - this now gives our paint class students a well-lit place to do their projects while our shoppers can move about more freely discovering and buying their treasures!

Moreover, this gives us a new opportunity to bring you a BRAND NEW shop...the "working title" of this newly merchandised store-within-the-store is: PALLET ROW!!!  Linda & Elisa have envisioned an area where the goods & products presented have an INDUSTRIAL & RUSTY feel!!!  Think gears, old farming equipment begging to be repurposed, architectural salvage, vintage hardware, & rustic relics!  Just like the name suggests, the display fixtures used to fabricate this shopping zone were totally fashioned from old wooden shipping pallets!  BIG PROPS go out to Matt (The Salvaged Nail) for putting the Pallet Row together and doing construction!  We are polishing up our look and resetting all the vendors & merchandise as we speak, so be sure to come in the next few weeks to see our progress and ultimately the FINISHED PRODUCT!!!

We would also like to take this moment to WELCOME and GREET new vendors to the shop!!!: 
Let's welcome, Ronna (Keefers Collections) selling her Mom's (Phyllis) rag rugs, on our Market Vendor Row, moving in this week.  Returning to the Row is Kimber (now called Kitty's the Kouture is gone) with wine country gifts.  Leaving Market Vendor Row and all moved into our new Pallet Row are Matt and Bethany (The Salvaged Nail).  Alecia and Sherri (Chianti Cottage) will be setting up in Pallet Row this week.  Also on Pallet Row, Gina of (Gina's Wood Art) will be moving in at the end of the week selling wine barrel art!

So please come by and see all the NEWNESS in Geyserville TODAY!!!  The warmer weather is INSPIRING us all to SPRUCE up our homes and LET THE SUN SHINE IN!!!  Happy Springtime Everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Scarlet Sensibilities

The Color RED is popping up all over the shop!!!  When decorating with this FABULOUS HUE, you inject a sense of excitement and wild abandon to your living space!  Do you dare be BRAVE enough to make a bold statement as this?  Why not come in today and search for the perfect VINTAGE RED PIECE that will scream "LOOK AT ME"..."OH LA LA"..."LOVE IT"...& "MY OH MY"!!!

The color of LOVE is in the air!!!  We have freshly painted grain sack inspired occasional tables, Coca~Cola collectibles, darling handmade signs, vintage trunks, and a plethora of sweet kitchen storage tins!!!  Celebrate your inherent Joie De Vivre and sprinkle a dash of RED into your world!!!


Friday, February 7, 2014

JUST ARRIVED ~ New CeCe Paint Order ~ NEW COLORS!!!

BRAND NEW Paint order just arrived!!!  We are fully stocked again!!!
FRESH ADDITIONS:  2 metallic waxes for those who like shine and bling!  Great on picture frames etc.
New color Kailua Coral and soon in stock Minnesota Pink Lady's Slipper - Come in and check out these new BLUSHING hues!!!

Also, new Paint Kits:  All are tagged and marked!  "Starter Kit" $35 and "Go For It Kit" $75.

As always, Paint Workshops happening every Tuesday - SIGN UP TODAY!!!

Fun DIY Project Using CeCe Caldewll Paints & Finishes!!!

CeCe Caldwell Paint Factory Tour ~ Meet The Creators Of This Fine Product!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goodbye 2013 ~ HELLO 2014!!!



Monday, December 9, 2013

Vintage Home For The Holidays!!!

Please visit us in the next few weeks to see all the shiny lights and comfy cozy vintage holiday goodness our talented crafters and keen vendors have procured to make your Christmas season Merry & Bright!!!  Here is just a small peek at what awaits you beneath the Vintage Home Christmas Tree...Come Home, Vintage Home, For The Holidays!!!