Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bonne Année!!

We hope everyone had a most joyous Christmas, Hanukkah or just restful holiday season!

At Vintageweave we all celebrate Christmas and it was an especially poignant year for us: we were so gloriously busy thanks to ALL OF YOU, yet so many friends and colleagues were without jobs. It was a sincere time of reflection for me personally as I can't imagine anything sadder on Christmas morning knowing so many are without jobs, food or the simple joy of a wrapped present, especially since my parents made such an effort growing up making Christmas so special, even though we had so little money.

One area of the homeless living in clusters; heartbreaking
In this spirit I decided to institute a new tradition with family and friends. When my father passed last year I began a non-profit with another friend, Roger Goode, in honor of both of our exceptionally-giving parents.  Uncle Phil and Betty's Goode Deeds was born. It started to benefit those hungry in my hometown of Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area, but this year grew into a west coast edition. (My father was known as "Uncle Phil" to so many friends, neighbors and relatives....he was often heard replying when asked his name: "They call me Uncle Phil" and the name stuck.)
Friend Wendy and my Mom making PBJ sandwiches

So on the morning of Christmas after attending church and exchanging presents, several friends gathered at my home where we made 100+ brown bagged lunches. I made them a macadamia nut waffle breakfast and they donated their time (I love to cook so I came out the winner!). We then piled in the car and handed them out to the many homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.  I confess I did cry behind my sunglasses, but the overall feeling of the day was of gratefulness and accomplishment. It made nary a dent in the problem, but it all must start some where, nest ce' pas?

From our home to yours, we hope you begin a new tradition in helping those struggling in our challenging economy.  Many blessings to all...

On another note, Vintageweave is open this week TODAY ONLY from 11:30-4 and reopening at 11:30 on Tuesday, Jan 4. We will not be shipping orders after today, and the boutique and warehouse will be closed for a much-needed holiday. We so appreciate all of YOU who made 2010 a successful year for Vintageweave.

A client took a photograph of her daughter dressed to welcome 2011 in a vintage French buggy. It literally took our breath away!  Happy 2011!

Vintageweave Interiors
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

West 3rd St Holiday Party -- Thurs Eve!!

Don't forget::::

West 3rd Street Holiday Party
Thursday, December 9

Most businesses open until 9pm!!!!!
Discounts, special gifts with purchase, yummy treats and drinks ranging from hot cider to French bubbly at West 3rd Street businesses from La Cienega to Fairfax!

Take a stroll down the boulevard and visit all the great spots! Here's what's happening at Vintageweave (remember, we're 5 businesses west of Fairfax):

  • French Bubbly
  • Yummy delights
  • Free Gift Wrap
  • 20% off all Christmas decorations
  • 20% off all Dash and Albert Tote Bags (to tote all your gifts to and fro!)
  • 20% off all Wood Candlesticks 
  • Free Marseille Hand Cream with minimum purchase

And because we are major foodies and because we can all agree there's a nuclear proliferation of AWESOME food trucks in Los Angeles, we will have parked RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BOUTIQUE....
        Global Soul Food (comfort food from around the globe!)
         No Jodus Cuban Kitchen(oh yum!)

Get your tummies ready! Come visit these AWESOME culinary delights from 6-9p tomorrow directly in front of Vintageweave!!

 Global Soul Truck and Shrimp Toastie and La Borracha - Mamon with rum soaked berries and hand-whipped whipping cream and sponge cake...OMG!

 No Jodus truck and Cuban Sandwich...yummmyyyy

Want more food pics or more info? Visit our Vintageweave Facebook Page
VERY limited parking in rear; valet parking in 3 locations along 3rd St.
Vintageweave Interiors
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Eight Crazy Nights

 {One unbelievably GORGEOUS Menorah purchased for my client! $600 but got it ON SALE!}

Each year I decorate a favorite and very dear client's home for Hanukkah. I find this to be such an honor that she asks me especially since I am Catholic!

For the past several years she has celebrated this special holiday at a different home of hers so ALL NEW items must be purchased each year. This has allowed me to form a wonderful relationship with a local merchant in Los Angeles' Fairfax District, where many Jewish businesses are located.  I adore the owners of SOLOMON'S, a Judaica emporium stocked with kiddush cups, candlesticks, prayer shawls, menorahs, books in Hebrew and much more.   The two male owners (I believe father and son) are SO lovely and so very kind to always present me with a gift: "just for me, and not to give away".
{A beautiful sterling silver-clasped bracelet; a gift from Solomon's}

Each year they patiently walk this Catholic girl through every faux pas:  with every ounce of respect I either mispronounce or ask for the wrong items for the wrong holiday. I've finally learned that the "plate thingy" is beautifully named a "Sedar Plate" and one NEVER says Have A Happy Yom Kippur! (Although an old Jewish boyfriend STILL teases me that I sent him a card one year and wrote just that: "Happy Yom Kipper!" He graciously claims he thought it was cute but I'm sure his parents, one of whom is a Surviver, were mortified!)

Typically my client is out of the Country during the days of Hanukkah therefore she and her family celebrates it a wee bit later. Such is the case this year. Their Rabbi is attending a very special celebration at their home on the Saturday immediately following the last day of Hanukkah so we are adding all sorts of special touches to the home later this week.  I can't wait!

Solomon's  (Tell them Kathy from Vintageweave sent you!!)
505 N Fairfax
Los Angeles

Hag Sameach!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

We *HEART* The Los Angeles Times


Big thanks to The Los Angeles Times for showing us the love and including Vintageweave Interiors in their annual Holiday Gift Guide!

{Vintage English Stoneware; $49-92}

The printed newspaper included our Ribbed Mercury Votives, Brasserie Tray, Cider Bottle and the amazing vintage English Black+Cream Stoneware Tureens above.
{Mercury Ribbed Votives; $42/set 3 and Brasserie Tray; $26}

You may find us and other fabulous boutiques at LA TIMES ONLINE ....check out #40 although we would disagree by sharing that
we have a TON of male clients (we're not just for the female variety!!).

In appreciation for all the amazing love we've received the past 12 months (we WERE able to double in size 3 months ago after all and we've continued to be blessed with so many amazing orders +design jobs)....WE ARE GIVING AWAY ONE ENGLISH STONEWARE  TUREEN SIMILAR TO ABOVE! Value: $51

Merely leave a comment HERE below or on our Vintageweave FACEBOOK PAGE (where we have the majority of our giveaways so fan us today if you haven't already!)

#1)   Leave a comment on your favorite thing about ENGLAND!!
#2)   Winner chosen from the combined comments on the blog and on Facebook on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
#3)   Sent to anyone in the Continental U.S.; if you live outside of the U.S., you may win this FREE if you chose to pay for postage OR you may send to someone in the U.S. of your choosing.

MERCI BEAUCOUP, or as we say in our favorite pub off King's Road: "BOB'S YOUR UNCLE"!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

French Farmhouse Linen

It's no secret we are crazy for vintage linens...the old weaving makes us drool uncontrollably.  Every now and then we come across a fabric that evokes that same old world feel, the same texture, the same eye candy...


16" square with quality craftsmanship 


The best part? Machine washable and can also be thrown in the dryer...while we always recommend line drying all textiles, if you toss in the dryer just be sure to pull them out before completely dry and lay flat. That's it!

These beauties Pamper YOU, you need not Pamper THEM!

Tables: Start your engines! Your setting is about to be upgraded!

*Washes up beautifully when any non-bleaching detergent. For normal washing, this is our favorite:
{Laundry and Textile Wash; $22.50 under LAUNDRY and KEEPING HOME}

*For stubborn spills: Soak overnight in a bucket or tub of water and one cup of BIZ

Available in the boutique and online at vintageweave.com (under WHAT's NEW or TEXTILES). If preferred, you may always EMAIL or call in your order, too!  Available to ship IMMEDIATELY in time for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years....

Vintageweave Interiors
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday is HERE!

{Cote Bastide Holiday Church Soaps; $25/each}



Cyber Monday is HERE and THERE and EVERYWHERE!  Sit in your bunny slippers and your coffee+tea stained robe and shop with us....sleep in your eyes and all!

Today ONLY specials:

~ Free gift wrap with most every item...just advise us to wrap and it would be our pleasure to add on Joyeux Noel ribbon+ more;

~ Orders $100 or more get a free $10 SHIPPING CREDIT;

~ Orders $125 or more get a free full wrapped room spray in Sage or Rosemary from a favorite French apothecary! HEAVENLY.

You need ONLY mention "Blog" or "Facebook" to get these specials.
Today only through midnight PST....
online at vintageweave.com

IMPORTANT: With over 100 phone and internet orders daily, you MUST enter the code in "Comments" as we can't keep up with who follows our blog or FB. (And this special is just for those followers--you!) If you forget to enter the code, kindly send us an email with this code (BLOG or FACEBOOK) to vintageweave@aol.com within one hour of placing your order.  No Exceptions; once your order has been processed and charged we CAN NOT implement discount.

*  Thank Goodness It's Cyber Monday!!

Vintageweave Interiors
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 3-Day Gobble-Gobble Savings!

this offer is now over....

Safe travels on Thanksgiving Day! We have packed up all our goodies and have a moment to share our gratitude for your loyalty over the years....

Shop in the comfort of your home! Shop online in your slippers and save at Vintageweave Interiors!

Thanksgiving 3-day special
RIGHT NOW through 9am PST Saturday, November 27
SAVE 10% off your entire purchase*

*Net total before taxes, shipping and other discounts must be $25 or more. Sale items excluded. Applicable for in-stock items only.

In Comments Section of the online code, MUST ENTER the following: "GOBBLE, GOBBLE".
If you forget to enter the code, you must send us an email with this code to vintageweave@aol.com prior to 9am PST 11/27; No Exceptions; once your order has been processed and charged we CAN NOT implement discount.


Blessings for a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Vintageweave Interiors
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Holiday Hours:
Black Friday: 11a-6p
Saturday 11-6
Tuesday 11:30-5:30

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday LA Food Truck + Shopping Fun!

It's going to be a fun Girl's Fest on Friday (and boys are more than welcome, too!)!

Not only do you get FREE KILLER GIFT WRAPPING and FREE LOTION FROM MARSEILLE, FRANCE with every purchase, but we've teamed up with two hugely-popular Los Angeles Food Trucks who will be parked in front of the Vintageweave Interiors' boutique from 11a-4pm serving up some amazing grubb....BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!

BABY'S BAD ASS BURGERS  will serve up the most amazing burgers to nourish your soul from all the morning shopping!

Once you've gotten your fill of protein, nosh down on KILLER gourmet ice cream sandwiches from Cool Haus Gourmet Ice Cream. With flavors like persimmon, pumpkin, white russian, and hazelnut toasted coconut, who can have just one???

Both trucks are run by dynamic women...bring your friends! WE'RE ALSO SERVING UP FRENCH BUBBLY!!!  We'll wrap your purchased Vintageweave treasures while you indulge in some more yummy, because eating great shouldn't just be on Thanksgiving....keep the fun in the tummy going!!

If you can't make it out, shop with us ONLINE and you'll still get free Lotion from Marseille, France....and free gift wrap! AND an extra surprise in EVERY boxed order!!!

Vintageweave Interiors
7928 West 3rd Street (5 businesses west of Fairfax)
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Monday, November 15, 2010

Win Prizes! Sip Champagne! Shop Holiday Treasures!

Vintageweave Interiors’ HOLIDAY SOIREE!
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
**Stop in for door prizes and giveaways!**
Listen to French music, munch on hors d'oeuvres + French Champagne while enjoying 10% off most purchases!
Shop the bevy of newest French treasures owner Kathy Delgado has brought back from her latest buying trip in the South of France!
Trunk Shows!!
{whimsical fairy bottles + more}
{painting with a Parisian flair!}
**Simultaneous door prizes and giveaways to our Facebook Fans of Vintageweave Interiors...keep up with us on Facebook during the evening's festivities to win!

Remember we are now in our NEW EXPANDED LOCATION!

Vintageweave Interiors
*A French Lifestyle Boutique*
7928 West 3rd Street
(5 businesses west of Fairfax Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Friday, November 12, 2010

Something Special-Something French DAY

We are HONORED that no less than four people these past few weeks have come in ON THEIR BIRTHDAY sharing that Vintageweave Interiors' was on their MUST list for their special day. Naturally each one received a present!

So now we're instituting SOMETHING SPECIAL-SOMETHING FRENCH DAY...come in & shop on YOUR birthday and you get a wrapped "something special-something French" w/purchase! It might just be something from the basket shown above...oh la la! No advance notice required!

Vintageweave Interiors
*A French Lifestyle Boutique*
7928 West 3rd Street
(five business west of Fairfax Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The French Strike is Over thus Treasures have Arrived!


Apologies....the cup has really runneth over but I've just now bobbed up for air!

Many, many photoshoots with a variety of magazines (details in 2011 when they are about to hit the stands) and lots and lots of design jobs for clients all over Southern California (Malibu, Hidden Hills, Palm Springs, Ojai, and around Los Angeles). The new store location has proved exceptionally busy so there's that, too.  All exciting and wonderful!  I'm now thinking of obtaining stock in Vitamins-R-Us.

A shout out to the editors and designers who have visited us lately, especial Jacqueline deMontravel of Romantic Homes and Danny Seo, doing all sorts of great things with InStyle Home.  Thanks to all the really dedicated bloggers who host such great blogs, such as Aimme at Garden To Remember who interviewed me for her lovely, lovely blog.

We've welcomed some new staff (HELLO SUZANNE AN JILLY) just in time for the holiday madness....speaking of which ==
Sunday, November 21, 2010
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles 90048
(more details in a few days!)

But best of best, we've finally received our container after all the mess with the French strike. Come see our bounty in the boutique or visit with us online at Vintageweave Interiors!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shades of Amber

Spent the weekend in the Bay area (San Francisco, Napa) and relished in the cool Autumn-like air on my skin and dampness in the air. Sweater weather at its finest!

Amber colors were all around me at the Alameda Flea Market, overlooking San Francisco in its cool morning air glory.  These and many other treasures were brought into the boutique this weekend. Call, email or shop online.

Vintageweave Interiors
*don't forget we've moved into our expanded showroom*
7928 West 3rd Street (cross Street Fairfax)
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Thursday, September 2, 2010


{Le Cuisine Plates: $60/set of four}

Spotted similar lovelies in St Tropez and fell in love with their whimsical oh-so-Frenchness and practicality!

Made of melamine making these ideal for picinic baskets or dining al fresco...ahem, or if you have someone in your household who breaks only the finest of tableware (not naming names, Sir!).  Loves the dishwasher, but the microwave, eh, not so much.

Each boxed set includes one of each of the four designs shown. Appetizer Size: 8 1/4" diameter. $60/set.

Now at Vintageweave.com

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Countdown to seeing if our clients win big. Hopefully that will translate into celebratory parties over the coming weeks with goodies filled from Vintageweave!

{This photo made me laugh. It was sent by a client in NYC and have no idea where he found it or if he took it. If it's yours, please claim it!}

Back to the finishing touches on a few gifts given to and from by those in the throws of the Emmy's hoopla! Fun! Fun!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Indian Summer Arrivals

While Southern California continues to enjoy gorgeous weather and it feels as if summer has only just begun, we've been getting so many requests from our East Coast clientele for Fall-like items. Hmmmm....

Vintage wicker wrapped jugs {$75-350}, French burlap runners {$300} and French Lace Vases {$26}filled with vibrantly deep colors set the tone nicely, oui?

And while we're on the subject of vases and flowers, The French Lace Vase continues to be ever-so popular with brides and event planners. Such elegant lines!  $26  online now

My most favorite find yet is the unbelievably fab shaped enamel pitcher. Reminiscent of faded antique French ticking, the blues are subtle and soft. I have yet to find the perfect flower to add to the simiplist beauty of it all!

Enjoy the last bit of August and we hope you'll have a chance to stop in the expanded boutique! We're baking cookies every Saturday just like the good Indian Summer nesters we strive to be!

Vintageweave Interiors
*A French Farmhouse Lifestyle Boutique*
7928 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Friday, August 13, 2010

French Champagne Buckets

We just recently brought back a slew of buckets found throughout the outskirts of Paris.....all vintage with original labels with wear in all the right places.

Ready to hold your favorite bottle, collection of wooden spoons in the kitchen, or in our favorite way shown above.   $135-$170 now at Vintageweave Interiors.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

French Farmhouse Lifestyle Boutique now expanded

{click on any picture to enlarge}
It's official.  We're in our fabulous new space!

The move was EXHAUSTING but the amount accomplished since Friday's move has been fun and fruitful!  We can't wait to share it with all of you, whether you visit us in person or online!

New location exudes such positive energy and the neighbors are exceptionally warm...but best of all, the layout reminds me of a small farmhouse in  le plus beau village de France, such as 

Cordes-sur-Ciel or Toullouse. We are gaga in love with our new home!

WE STILL are without phone service since Thursday, thanks to our friends at AT&T (grrrrr), but fingers crossed they finally show up before Tuesday! If not it will only be cash and checks that day....!  You may reach us at vintageweave@aol.com in the interim.


Vintageweave Interiors
A French Farmhouse Lifestyle Boutique
7928 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 932  0451
Soft opening: Tuesday, August 10 at 11am -6pm
Champagne, coffee and cupcakes

Check out is a MESS but we're getting there!

Antique French dress forms are plentiful!