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Shop Announcement // Vintage Design Collective


This morning I'm bubbling over in excitement to tell you that Remnant (my husband and I's vintage furniture business) is opening up in a new Brick & Mortar shop! It's called Vintage Design Collective (website coming soon) and will have 10 vendors showcase lots of great vintage goods! We are so excited to have one of those vendors. 

Portland Flea // October

Here's a little of the back story: Chris and I have been looking to have space in a vintage shop for over a year now. We really wanted to pick the right spot that would be the best fit for our esthetic. There are many vintage shops in Portland, but they are either not the right fit or did not have any open space. A couple months ago, a friend of ours told us he was planning to open a new shop and would love to have us be part of it. After planning and praying, we are taking the plunge! You see over the past year, we've always sold at Portland Flea, etsy, and craigslist. But for anyone who has sold on craigslist you know the headache of no-shows and posting. I'm also extra anxious to get most of our house back!! We'll still use it to store some pieces and of course work on more, but it won't overtake 80% of our home. I think I might be able to actually get more work done! ;) 

Be sure to follow us on our new site/blog:, as all of the info will be posted there. (Also for more pics of yesterday's Portland Flea!) But I just had to share here with all of my faithful followers that have been seeing this progress and transition. Thanks so much! 


Portland Flea Recap // September & Change!

September's Portland Flea was a huge success! Many people came out and enjoyed the amazing assortment of vintage goods on a gorgeous Portland day! 

For more pictures, check out the new and improved Remnant site! I will updating it often! There is a currently for sale page, where you can check out our pieces for purchase. A page full of re-upholstered before and afters plus a page of handmade reclaimed furniture. Be sure to check it out and subscribe, so that you will be among to first to be notified about new pieces for sale. 

Here's a peek into our booth and some of the handmade/re-upholstered items: 

Click here to see the more of Remnant at Portland Flea.

Along with this comes, CHANGE! Many of you know that I recently became a full-time vintage furniture dealer/maker/upholsterer. With this change, I've been re-evaluating my brand & blog, Joy of all Crafts, and where it fits in with Remnant and visa versa. I have many goals for Remnant and I want to strive to reach those. I've also worked really hard on my blog here for the past two years and don't want to give it up. However, managing both (along with PMQG guild responsibilities/blog) makes juggling three blogs a challenge! I simply can't blog here every day and manage to grow Remnant as I'd like. 

So, here's my new plan: I'm going to begin sharing all of my reupholstery projects and all projects/events that relate to Remnant on the Remnant blog. I may mention and post them here too at the beginning, but it will fade off as readership grows with Remnant. On Joy of all Crafts, I want to focus on what it orginially began as, a place to catelog and share my crafts, inspirations, and thoughts. I've been wanting to share more personal things too in my life, this being the perfect time to start! I'm also going to take off the pressure of having to post all of the time. I do plan on posting a couple of times a week, but if it doesn't happen I'm not going to beat myself up about it You bloggers out there know what I'm talking about! I hope that you continue to stop by and enjoy reading and looking at pretty pictures. I've so enjoyed getting to know many of my readers and simply share life together. As always I hope to inspire you to learn something new and grow your passions. 


Craft @ Portland Flea!

I'm thrilled to announce that at the September Portland Flea, you not only get to shop for amazing vintage goods, but you also get to craft and create with them too!

On Sunday, September 16, I'm hosting three different vintage craft classes. They are all unique and teach a project and/or skill. Interested? Here's all of the information:

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Learn to make beautiful glass tile pendants and magnets! I love the organic look of these glass tiles, it magnifies and gives a beautiful glow to the image. You will have an assortment of vintage ephemera to choose from: children books, magazines, postage stamps, and more!

All materials will be provided for this class. To sign up click here, you will be directed to the eventbrite site where you can pay via paypal to reserve your spot!

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Postage stamps hold so many memories and nostalgia, I've always loved them! In this class, you will make a monogram collage using vintage stamps. It makes the perfect addition to your bookshelf or a unique, personalized gift!

All materials and tools will be provided for you, even a vintage frame!

To sign up, click here! You will be directed to eventbrite site where you can pay via paypal to reserve your seat!

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Come learn how to recover a lampshade from start to finish! You will learn how to make a custom pattern straight from the lampshade, use bias tape to seal the edges and more. Once you've made one, you won't want to stop!

All materials and tools included, except fabric. There will be an assortment of vintage lampshades to choose from. Please bring 1 1/2 yards of fabric. This could be vintage fabric, home decor, or quilting cotton. Please do not bring knit or stretchy fabric as this won't work as well.

To sign up, click here! You will be directed to eventbrite site where you can pay via paypal to reserve your seat!

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If you have any questions about these classes, please don't hesitate to email me! joyofallcrafts at gmail dot com

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Like what you see, but can't come?! Please help me spread the word! I'd love to let as many people as possible know about these classes, so that this might continue. Please feel free to email this page to friends, family, co-workers, anyone you think might love to Craft @ Portland Flea!


Portland Flea Recap // August

Hello Lovely Blog Readers! I'm sad that I've been absent from my blog for a bit now, but it's because I've been so so busy and I have so many things to share! After returning from Seattle and then working at Collage, on my "weekend" I immediately got to work on upholsterying many pieces to get our booth ready from Portland Flea.

First I started working on this beauiful danish modern chair that Chris picked up: 

This is one of my all-time favorite pieces I've done. I've been seeing many upholstered pieces using wool, I wanted to give it a shot. However, I was nervous about the wool stretching out every time someone sat in it. After some research I found out Pellon makes a home decor interfacing for knits and wools exactly for this purpose! It worked like a charm, and I'll definitely be using this quite often. Chris also completely sanded down the frame and stained the wood. It was one of our first big pieces to sell at Portland Flea. 

Second, I worked  on this "quick" little chair. At least that is what I thought at the beginning of the project! It was more of a learning piece than something I'm proud of. The original piece (forgot the before photo!) was old and shredded. However the fabric was in all one piece (no piecing). As I attempted to do the same, I knew that this would be nearly impossible. At the curves, the fabric did not want to lie flat. I made it work the best I could, however, I might re-do this with a seam along the middle. I've been told this will solve all of my problems. 

Finally, the third piece was this amazing Adrian Pearsall sofa: 

I'm super pleased with how it turned out and it already sold! I'm really enjoying the process and completion of upholstery. I know I shared a few months ago how I really didn't like reupholstery, however, I'm singing a different tune. It isn't easy, but I do love the before and after, and the puzzle of putting it all back together again. Also, it really helps to have the right tools! Now that I have an amazing pheumatic staple gun, I'm never stopping! 

After completing these projects nearly in the nick of time, we packed up and headed out! 

In addition to all of the lovely vintage finds at Portland Flea, it's been really fun to make new friendships with many of the vendors! It's pretty much like a big party as we are carrying items in and setting up, except we also have do to heavy lifting! ;) 

Make sure to mark September 16th on your calendar. Also, tomorrow I'm annoucing something extra special that I'm hosting at the September Portland Flea event. Make sure to check back in. :) 


The Oregonian

Today I woke up to such a fun surprise!! My good friend, Susan Beal, who receives the paper every morning sent me a text message that I was in the paper! I quickly ran out and bought a few copies myself! 

The article is all about Portland Flea and how flea markets are on the rise. 

Chris and I couldn't be more thrilled! I never thought I'd be in the paper, so it's very exciting to be contradicted! ;) It's even more exciting that we are growing and making a mark after only living in Portland one year. I'm really excited to see where the next year will take us!