2/04/2012

Our First Month



AAAAHHHHH!!! I feel like I have just surfaced from being underwater. January has been quite a month full of both responsibilities and opportunities for re-creation as well as recreation. We have spent some time refining our New Year's resolutions as they apply to our business, and also working on the personal ones. One of our resolutions related to the business is to be more constant in our posting here and we have not done well. Sorry for the long absence!



One of my excitements is to find pieces with old paint and patina 
when I'm shopping at antique and brocante markets 

We are constantly searching for more events and better opportunities to reach our customers. During this first month, we participated in our usual Alameda Antique Faire on the first Sunday of the month, which happened to fall on the first of the year, which means we couldn't partake in any of the New Year's Eve festivities. We also participated in the Sacramento Antique Faire which takes place the second Sunday of the month, and on the third Sunday, we participated in the Long Beach Antique Market. It was nice to go back to Sacramento and we got a great reception and Long Beach was outstanding!


On the fourth weekend we took a short trip to Mexico to join Martin's family in celebrating his niece's Quinceanera, and on the fifth weekend, we took a little trip to the dessert to celebrate Martin's birthday. That gave us some time to relax and re-create as well as have some fun, dance, sing, and eat some excellent Mexican food as well as visit some national parks.



Johan, on the other side of the Atlantic, has busied himself gathering more treasures at fairs, brocantes, and flea markets, making sure we have plenty of goods to fill up our container which is scheduled to arrive in our shores early April. Note: mark your calendars for the second weekend of April as we will be having our Container Unloading Sale!!! More information on that later. We are including some photos here, but you can also always follow the link to our web site here so you can get a preview of the treasures arriving. Hint: you can already start reserving items by sending us an e-mail.

Team Atelier


Wanted to share this picture I took in our garden 
at the warehouse in Belgium this morning of the snow 
that came down last night

37 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

I am glad to see you are back! Wonderful pictures!!

Warm regards, Ingrid

Katherine said...

Thankfully your calendar has now given you the opportunity to breath for a few days and share with all of us.
News and details from Atelier are always worth the wait.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Gorgeous photos!!!So nice to see a post form you!
Have a beautiful weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

House of Iron said...

It looks great! It's uplifting to read about the excitement and joy you're feeling. Suzanna

Kris said...

Trino,

I forgive you for your negligence in not posting because you have brought us so many beautiful images of things you will be getting in. Sigh...

Sounds like you have had a great start to the new year!



Kris

lvroftiques said...

To say I've missed y'all would be an understatement *winks* I'm glad though that you've been out living life and getting refreshed and inspired! Glad to see you back! (((HUGS))) Vanna

lvroftiques said...

P.S. How beautiful it is in Belgium! Wowser! Perfect ZChristmas card for next year *winks*

Acquired Objects said...

Always nice to see you guys back and as always showing some fabulous things. I hope Martin had a wonderful Birthday celebration. Gorgeous picture Johan sent our way!

XX
Debra~

Acquired Objects said...

Always nice to see you guys back and as always showing some fabulous things. I hope Martin had a wonderful Birthday celebration. Gorgeous picture Johan sent our way!

XX
Debra~

miss flibbertigibbet said...

So nice to have you back with all your yummy pictures!! Someday I'll visit in person.....sigh...
Lorraine

Vintage Home said...

never fear..if you post we will be here! Stunning pictures...beautiful treasures!

Desire Empire said...

What a fabulous life you guys lead. Good luck with all your ventures. I'm coming to you from the Norhtern Beaches of Sydney Australia, so am unable to attend your events, but may well one day
Carolyn xx

Maureen@CheekyinBlue said...

So glad to see you are back! Beautiful pictures!

Atelier de Campagne said...

Thank you all for your comments and support. One of the things that I have been working on also is establishing a presence on Facebook and I am now trying to create a balance. Blessings to all of you!

Trino

The Polished Pebble said...

I check your site often to be inspired. I will be planning a trip up your way and would love to meet you both and see your beautiful store!

Oh and do a little shopping too!

best, Kelley

christina @greige said...

Nice to see you boys back! I love love everything you have coming.. hum I better start saving my pennies!

All the best,
Christina
greige

Today's Treasure by Jen said...

Great to have you back. Wonderful post. Have marked my calender for April... cannot wait!!! ~Jen

Al said...

So wonderful to hear from you again. Love the marvelous photos. Wish I lived on the West coast, in order to experience your container sale "live". Always enjoy the updates on the doings of your fantastic business. Happy New Year! -Allison

Splendid Sass said...

Glad to learn that everything is well with you. Store looks great, and I want snow so badly. Jealous :).
Teresa
xoxo

whatsthestorymorninglory said...

Everything looks beautiful. I live n Canada and hope to get to one of your unloading sales someday.

rosaria said...

So inspiring. I hope to get to one of your unloading sales sometimes this spring. Is there one coming up?

Deserae said...

Stunning pics...Glad to see you back again :o)
~Des

Burlap Luxe said...

Just divine, perfect time spent when visiting over here! Taken with all you create. Happy to see your finding time to post your beauty.

Thank you "T"
for taking my breath away!
xx
Dore

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You world here is my dream. Nice to come by to leave you a comment! Anita

summersoul said...

nice to hear from you as well as see you at Alameda yesterday. My calendar is marked for the the container sale.

xo
MC

flowers on my table said...

Welcome back, sometimes you just can't do everything! The photos are fab, and the snowy one is so pretty. Have a great week, love Linda x

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh I'm in heaven! When things seems to get so hectic and muddled as they are here at the moment, I can always rely on the Dream Team Atelier to calm and sooth me with divine pictures! Hugs to you all from this snowy farmhouse in England - Glenda xxxxxx

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Fashion-isha said...

Such beautiful photos and furniture! So glad I discovered your blog! Come say hi!
xo
Sharon

LaPouyette said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Greetings from the Périgord,
karin

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I just discovered your incredible blog and am enjoying every moment reading. You've both got exceptional eyes for detail, great treasures and unbeliveable finds. I eagerly await the new conatiners big reveal.
You've now acquired me as your newest follower.

Paul

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