What a month it has been!
Certainly, it has been too long since my last blog posting. And now it seems that there is so much news - I’m not sure where to start. So…
Many of our blog readers have been calling and writing wanting to know what that “special vacation” was all about. And why the "travel" photo in the last blog. Well, The Redhead is now Mrs. Redhead, so to speak. Debbie and I were married on April 14 and went together to Italy, a place we both long dreamed of separately... and wound up sharing together. Life is sure full of surprises!
Following our trip we had the pleasure of having family stay with us for a while. My son, his wife and two children brought a special energy to our home. Granddaughter Adriana, age 5, also showed an interest in being with her "Grandpa" at the shop. The following photo is of us working on a small table that had a chess board stencil applied to its new cottage-style paint finish. Adriana understood that the piece would be going to a new home, so she listened well and carefully did her "assigned job". The memories of that afternoon together in the Redeux Spa will remain with us forever.
Now that things are back to a somewhat regular schedule, work is progressing on several fronts. The Redeux Spa is working overtime!
In addition to the chess table we have just finished a lovely cottage painted table that may be used as a vanity, hallway piece or accent table. It is painted on top in a creamy white – using our special Redeux Paint with a hand waxed finish. The legs and drawer knobs are stained and varnished. It is simple, yet quite stunning with the nice contrast in finishes.
The Ladies Writing Desk, mentioned in the last post is now fully ready. The inlay with mother of pearl and matching chair, make this a very special find.
I’m now working on an interesting art-deco period high-boy chest with lift-up top. It may be ready (or nearly so) by this weekend.
Speaking of this weekend, Redeux and several other merchants and restaurants in Black Rock have started an informal association. We now number quite a few businesses and are launching our endeavor with a special "Saturday at the Rock” event this coming Saturday, June 2nd! Starting in the morning and going ‘til late, there will be special sales at many Black Rock merchants, special food items at the restaurants (and there are many new ones just recently opened), street artists, music and more!! The Field Restaurant will also be conducting a special fundraising St. Baldric’s event for cancer research all day. Lots of food, music and fun there – just across the street from Redeux. Redeux will be having a store-wide sale – 10% off everything – just for this Saturday. We’ll also be demonstrating our cottage painting starting at 10:00 A.M. Several pieces in our Redeux Spa “holding area” are likely candidates for getting the special treatment.
Finally, thanks to you all. Redeux has just been notified that we have won the Fairfield County Weekly Readers Poll 2012 for Best Vintage Shop in Fairfield County!!! Quite an honor for being in business for just one year. There is a very nice interview/article in this week’s issue about our work, Click Here: Readers Poll
Also, we will be interviewed on the Jim Buchanan Show, WICC Radio 600 AM, this Friday, June 1st, between 5:30 and 6:00. P.M. Tune in! We were on Jim Buchanan’s program last year and it was a lot of fun. It must have brought us luck!
Hope to see you at "The Rock" this coming Saturday. Listen in on Friday: WICC 600 AM.