Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We Want To Thank All of You

This past year we've been lucky enough to work on some amazing projects with many great people & we never got the chance to properly thank all of you... 

1 year its been.. 1 year since Jason & I began this journey. I just can't believe it. In one year we've closed one chapter of our lives & dove into a new one... I can't remember the last time we've looked back because, well, there was never a reason to. We've managed to collect 150 mismatched chairs in the matter of 4 months, we've filled an entire room with china and filled 3 storage trailers along with occupying every free space we could find among family. We've had our hearts broken several times when we thought we found the perfect building & almost our entire inventory was washed away in a flood. Whenever we felt so close to our next step it was only a matter of time until it was abruptly pulled away. Every plan we ever made continuously changed course & that's when I remembered some words of advice my Dad constantly reminds me of, "don't ever make a plan" .. and I finally know why. 
Our plan was to create a showroom where we can display our inventory, meet clients and vendors and get our house back to a home, none of that happened yet. What DID happen; we were invited to work on a photo shoot for Style Me Pretty with Kristy Rice from Momental Designs resulting in a friendship, constant inspiration & the opportunity to showcase work in a creative environment, thank you for all you do for us. We met our first vintage bride that made us realize, "they do exist", spent Valentine's Day creating a photo shoot with some of our very first pieces of inventory. We met Natalie from Birdhouse Productions who introduced us to Borrowed and without hesitation we jumped on board.. we were then introduced to Jillian from Jillian McGrath Photography and this is when I got the chance to realize there are others around me who crave the same things I do. With Natalie and Jillian not only come pure talent but a friendship that I'm so grateful to have. Jason & I spent the entire summer, aside from our day jobs, traveling and meeting people who loved our inventory as much as we do! We took a chance at the unknown and ventured to Virginia to be a part of photo shoot based on a movie we've never seen. The Harry Potter Inspired Shoot landed on the popular posts on Green Wedding Shoes. I was asked to be a part of a shoot for an upcoming magazine and because of my inability to ever turn something down, came a second... and for this I can't thank Danielle from Danielle Pasternak Events enough for constantly thinking of us in every project she's involved in. Thanks to her I was given the opportunity to meet Sarah from Adore Boutique Bridal Magazine & Alyssa from Alyssa Andrew Photography. These girls were so great to work with; making every project fun & always leaving plenty of room to be creative! Kim from Kim Winey Photography & Lori from Wildflowers by Design created one of the most amazing atmospheres for a wedding. It had all the elements I always pictured our inventory in & that alone made the experience unforgettable!  I fell in love with a bridal boutique and within a matter of days Jason & I were traveling to CT, staying in the home of Erica Powell from Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs to work on a shoot with Chelsea Tyler from Everthine Bridal Boutique & Carrie from Carrie Roseman Photography. I felt like I was in a dream between the venue, beautiful dresses, lace, ruffles, vintage furniture & even some old school film photography going on! Thank you all for making the trip well worth it!

Every single one of you have done nothing but move us in the right direction. You've given us the ability to follow our dreams and Jason and I thank you so much for giving us these amazing opportunities. I may not always be on top of my twitter, facebook or blog but I can not thank you enough for your constant support. You make our day with every message, email, tweet and post you send and we want to let you know how much we care and appreciate all of you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Simple {& inexpensive} Way To Dress Up Your Holiday Party!

Pretty place settings! 
Whether your setting a table for your family dinner or stacking them next to your desserts, mis-matched china is a simple and inexpensive way to dress up your holiday party!  

*Maggpie is running a holiday special! Contact us for details :) 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Which Sweetheart Chairs Are You?

We'd like to start off by apologizing that it's been a million years since we did a blog post, but good news is we've been really busy working on things we can't wait to show you in the next couple weeks!

After Jason & I relocated our large inventory of chairs for about the 5th time in the past two months we realized how many pairs of chairs we have :) So we'd like to know



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Farm to Table

Jason and I were graciously asked to be a part of the Everhart Museum's Farm to Table dinner a few weeks ago. We always strive to be involved locally as much as possible and when we were approached to be a part of such a unique event for our area, we jumped at the opportunity. The museum always strives to bring great new ideas to the table with each one of their fund raising events and allowing us to jump onboard to help them with their first annual  "Farm to Table" event was so honorable for us. We couldn't of asked for a better event to wrap up our year! 150 mis-matched chairs, burlap, dried flowers, hay bails, wooden crates, pails, watering cans.... it was too perfect. ( I'm sure you all know by now I'm a sucker for all these things) George Duffy from Duffy Tents & Events brought us on board and the collaboration between us couldn't of been any better ! 

Thanks to everyone from the museum that came out in the rain with food and endless support, we couldn't have done it without you.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sew Perfect

So I'm excited to share my newest adventure with all of you ! By now you may know my love for sewing, I can't say I was ever formerly trained or even know what I'm doing half the time but I do what I can to make it work. My Mom grew up sewing; making outfits for her and my Dad (so cute) & I've also been envious of her talent that I somehow couldn't grasp (it's also called a lack of patience) I feel like I've spent years looking for lessons & trying to learn but it was either never the right time, too expensive, in a bad location.. it just wasn't right. Well you know how people say when you stop trying or looking it happens? (Hmm where have I heard this before?)

Take my fascination with factory buildings & add in my envy for women who worked in dress factories years ago and we've got a job that I never thought I would have. I currently work a few hours a week in a factory building sewing along side a group of extremely talented women who.. grew up working in dress factories. I feel like if any of them ever saw this post and how much I gush about this experience they'd get a kick out of it but it's seriously amazing. Not only do I constantly learn techniques, tricks and tips from these women but they're hilarious, inappropriate and great company to have ! Granted we're not sewing anything glamorous but it really doesn't matter to me, the overall experience is so priceless that I really don't care what I'm making.. it's actually a pretty awesome feeling to sew something that gets put into production (especially when my work passed inspection my 2nd day on the job !) Oh.. and I get paid to do this, the hours are perfect, I can wear whatever I want, listen to my iPod & I drink coffee all day. It's pretty perfect and let's not forget how beneficial this can be to the future of Maggpie. (did I mention they do upholstery here as well... oh I made sure to speak up and tell them I'm interested in learning that too)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Business Card Journey Continues

I wanted to create a fun way to display our business cards for upcoming shows we're doing. Being that I have so many scraps and pieces of fabric I decided to make a little holder for them. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make 500+ of these little things but I do have until January.. and now my mind is made up so I don't really have a choice ;)

We're adding a little booklet into each holder that will feature a few select items from our inventory.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Greenville Country Club Part II

Jason and I had the pleasure of traveling to Greenville Country Club in Delaware early June. The venue was BEAUTIFUL & the bride had an amazing vision. These are some pictures she shared with us so far so I wanted to share them with you ! { vintage renters: isn't it an amazing feeling when you finally see your finds come to life? }


Congratulations Keye & Melissa !