Monday, December 1, 2014

The week of the "Well-Worn" "Luxe" Bazaar

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday, I know I did. Nothing better than laying beneath a table full of happy, thankful, clumsy people eating turkey. We took a couple of days off to enjoy visiting family, and long walks, but are back in the shop....and it looks like we may never leave. Leland is in deep preparation for this weekends fourth annual Portland Bazaar.

Leland and crew have created two unique collections to showcase at this years Bazaar. "Well-Worn" is an homage to Leland's love of vintage and "Luxe" is a new foray into awesomeness - well at least that's how he describes it.  The "Well-Worn" collection uses vintage canvases, wool, and distressed leathers to create a downtown vibe, while "Luxe" will feature velvets, and suedes for a more uptown feel. They all seem really excited about the new pieces, but I don't think we'll be leaving the shop at all this week. So if anyone wants to come and meet me for a walk, just let me know.

I'll try to get a few sneak peaks up before the Bazaar.


Monday, November 24, 2014

This Weekend!

The months just seem to fly by, and already we're approaching the holiday season. While I am resting up for the coming excitement, Leland is busy creating a plethora of new items just in time for:

I'm planning on attending just to see the newest set-up of the Revive Pop-Up Shop, and I hope to see you there too!

We've got quite few more events lined up, and I'll tell you more about them as they approach. In the mean time, the Revive Pop-Up Shop is open everyday, and we also have a new piece at The Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Exciting things to come!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Revive(ing) Rejuvenation - or - the tale of how we came to have a pop-up shop at Rejuvenation

I realize my posting habits have become a little sporadic of late, but so much has been going on I just haven't been able to steal the laptop away from the shopkeepers. A few months ago we were invited to participate at The Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation. We, well not me, (somehow I always got left at home) loved the space and seeing our furniture in their beautiful store. I guess Rejuvenation loved us as well, they invited us to host a pop-up shop in their store for the next three months.

To say the shopkeepers were ecstatic would be an understatement. They have been so excited by this opportunity, I don't think they've talked about anything else since the initial meeting. Who can blame them? Rejuvenation has always been one of our favorite places to drool over and they love dogs!

We've spent the last few weeks carefully pulling together a selection of furniture and vintage items from Leland's private collection. Using some of the techniques I've taught him, he put together some of the best furniture he's made to date. 

We moved into the space on Friday 8/29/14. Here is a quick before shot:

With the help of the amazingly talented Liz Michel we moved all of our furniture and vintage goods into the space. Liz is one amazing stylist! Here are a few after shots from her camera:

All that hard work really paid off, the pop-up shop looks amazing. We opened up the next day and Leland and Chelsea had a chance to talk to the amazing staff at Rejuvenation about our products. The shopkeepers could not stop gushing about how great the Rejuvenation team is to work with. I think Chelsea used the word lovely at least a 100 times. From what they say, I can't wait to finally meet them. 

It's been an exhausting few weeks, and my job is just getting started! I've been tasked with telling you about each of the pieces that Leland has made and what will be coming next. It seems that for the next three months they'll be changing the space pretty regularly, so look for updates often.

The shopkeepers would like me to take a moment to thank a few people:

Kate from Portland Flea thank you for inviting us to participate in Sunday Emporium and always being a huge supporter of Revive. You are one incredibly awesome lady!

Alex from Rejuvenation - Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! We are so excited and grateful for this chance to showcase our work. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Liz Michel - Thank you for being a killer stylist! You are so amazingly talented, we will be singing your praises for years to come. We can't wait to work with you again!

The entire staff at Rejuvenation - We are so grateful for each and everyone of you. We could not have asked for a better group of people. All of you have been so kind and generous, we feel so lucky to get the chance to work with you. Thank you so much for all of your help!

Well, I think that about covers it. I hope everyone gets a chance to stop by the pop-up shop. I may be there from time to time checking in, so feel free to say hello and scratch the belly.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Greetings from the ground floor of Revive Designs! The Summer is just beginning, and the nice people who raise me have told me I have sorely neglected this blog. Well I am back in the mix, with much to say! We have so many exciting things happening in the shop, including a wonderful new line of products (coming soon).

First up:
We had the privilege to have Kiriko come by the shop and share some of their beautiful fabrics.
They were nice enough to write a story on their blog about it. Click on the pic to read more:

In addition to their visit, they inspired some new ideas which I will try to share with you sometime in the next few weeks.

We are so excited to be a part of the upcoming Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation. It is an exciting opportunity, and while I probably won't be allowed in, I hope you'll join Leland, Chelsea & Kelly on June 29th and see just what Revive has been up to.

With all these exciting new things happening, it's time we say goodbye to a few of our older favorite pieces. Get ready my fine friends, because I'm hearing talk of a stocked up Etsy shop and a flash sale that starts tomorrow morning and lasts all month. I've found my space surrounded by an eclectic variety of pillows, and furniture,all of which I'm not allowed to try out, which just seems cruel as they look ridiculously comfortable.

I'm also trying my paw at social media this year, and you can find me on Instagram @talesfromashopdog and chasing the birds on Twitter @shopdogtales . Follow me and I will make you privy to all that goes on here at the shop.

Wishing you well!