Friday, July 15, 2011

West Coast Meet Up part 1

Last Saturday, on the sunny slopes of Tujunga, California was a meet and greet lunch for Vintage Etsy Society (vesties) team sellers.  It was hosted by Marsha, proprietress and owner of devil dog ranch.  I had anticipated the event for weeks, and it was a true highlight of my 10 day trip to LA.  Marsha met me at the door of the property grounds with a hug followed by tall tumbler for a champagne toast!  My drink, of course, was in the Minnesota state glass.


Introductions were followed by a tour.  Marsha, (aka the ranch queen of ranchqueenvintage) has made a wonderful home that includes a fabulous studio space.  We started on the one side where she keeps and photos her vintage wardrobe.


Marsha worked as a costumer and wardrobe stylist for the film industry....I think that yellow cotton frock was worn by an extra in the movie "Driving Miss Daisy".  Then we moved to the other studio side, where all of our jaws dropped...

This half of her studio included amazing built in shelves and cabinets to house all forms of
salvaged materials for her other endeavor, making one of a kind collectible art objects.  Every
inch of that 30 foot space was a perfect vignette!



It was time for our lunch, so we crossed an airy breezeway that connected the studio to the main house.  If you are a fan of original mid century architecture, you will drool over the photos of this 'California foothills modern'...but that is for part 2!   I'll leave you with a teaser for the introductions to the rest of our party.

6 comments:

Opendoor Studio said...

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS... I AM OVER THE MOON TO SEE THE GROUP THAT BEGAN SO MEAGERLY SEVERAL YEARS AGO... GROW TO ONE THAT is so AMAZING!
You all did a wonderful job and this is EXACTLY what i had in mind when this team was created!
drool over the etsy space... and loving hearing about your time together. i hope lasting friendships are being forged!
yahooooooooo for you all! :)
martha
opendoorstudio.etsy.com

cookie said...

I felt a real kinship...thank you Martha for making our team so accessible and user friendly!

Allie et Cie said...

What fun to read "part 1" of our west coast meet up!
I'm still in awe over Marsha's studio...(and just a bit envious)! It was a great afternoon, and I'm sure that the friendships will continue.
Looking forward to "part 2"!
Allie
Allieetcie.etsy.com

Niftic Vintage said...

It's so inspiring to see a fabulous group of vintage sellers coming together and sharing. Marsha's space looks amazing and I'm thrilled to have had an opportunity to step in your shoes even for a moment.
I'm so looking forward to part II.

Ranch Queen Vintage said...

Thank YOU for providing the inspiration for our very first *official* L.A. Meet-Up! I had the time of my life meeting and spending time with all you gals. Truly memorable! The icing on the cake is being able to re-live our fun afternoon through your photos and descriptions!

O U T L Y I N G said...

So much fun! It was like we were in a vintage wonderland, thank you Barbara and Martha!