What's Happening At The Studio

The Scouts share what's inspiring them at the moment, along with what's going on in the studio.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

StyleHouse Lives!

We are SO excited to have clothing back upstairs at Vintage Scout, even if it is only for a week. Scout fans will remember when we had Luxe Boutique upstairs. It was bittersweet when Mary had that darling baby, because we knew our days with her were numbered. Enter our good friend, Lisa Cermele, who contacted us about hosting her Fall Trunk Show for the most amazing clothing line, Etcetera.Needless to say, we jumped at the chance. The Scouts have always been fans of Etcetera, especially the fall collection! This could seriously be dangerous; having all this fashion upstairs for a week. Sorry to our husbands, but, look at that coat! It's fabulous, gotta have it! Lisa's personal attention to your shopping experience insures you are fitted properly and that no one will be wearing the same outfit as you to any event you may be shopping for.
With styles, sizes and colors to please everyone, Etcetera offers quality, stylish clothing at a reasonable price. There are pieces for casual ware, office attire and more formal events. Their coats are to-die-for.
Etcetera is available exclusively through appointments only during trunk shows. You'll shop upstairs with privacy and personal attention. Here's an idea- make a date with some girlfriends and bring a bottle of wine. I can't think of a better way to shop!
For more information or to schedule your appointment, email Lisa at lcermele@gmail.com. Tell her the Scouts sent you. And we'll see you soon!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Think Green

Or blue, or brown, or red: transferware that is! Forget paper plates at your next dinner al fresco. Go for the real deal. Place vintage plates - and yes, please DO mix and match patterns and colors - in a crate or basket for guests to use at the buffet table. Not only will you be saving a tree, but vintage pieces are the ultimate in recycling. Vintage transferware can be found at lots of places and for reasonable prices: brick and mortar stores, like Vintage Scout; flea markets; Ebay and Etsy. Try adding in vintage glassware and silverplate, too, for a fun and fabulous table.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dog Days of Summer SALE

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity- even our tea towels are on sale! We've got to clear out to bring in new fall items. So, if you've had your eye on something, now's the time to jump. Swing by the Shop, sooner rather than later, before what you want is gone. We'll see you soon. Sale applies to in-stock items only.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dinner at Camp Ridgeway

We always love getting together with one of the biggest Scout aficionados, our dear friend, Fifi. Her home, Camp Ridgeway, is, in a word, beautiful. AND she is the most amazing hostess. So when she invited us over for a small dinner soiree, we didn't hesitate.
When you drive up the circular peagravel drive at Camp Ridgeway, you are greeted by this:Stunning, right, I know. Well, coincidentally, the Scouts have been asked to join forces with some other local talents on a wedding style board for Style Me Pretty. I think we found the location for our photo shoot!The property is just to-die-for. Fifi had drinks set outside for everyone in a charming arrangement on a 20 foot long table we collaborated on with her.Inside, Fifi's collections serve double duty, both decorative and functioning. Here's her gorgeous collection of flatware and silverware. I love how she displays it on the countertop. The lamp in the background is made from a champagne magnum.We have named this "Fifi Salad". So simple, yet so sophisticated and delicious. Would it be as good if it weren't served so beautifully?Over in her charming breakfast nook, a gourmet selection of olives, breads, pates, and cheeses. She has the coolest antique bread slicer she found up in Michigan.We all dish up and enjoy the spread and a lovely glass of elderberry water.The sister Scouts.
Fifi is always quick to give us credit for designing her living room. It was one of the most fun jobs we've worked on simply because she has the best stuff to start with. Don't you love the mix of the modern acrylic chairs and the traditional silver platters? It's always gratifying to work with people who let you get a little creative.Such a fun evening was had by all. Thanks to our wonderful hostess and friend, Fifi. We always leave Camp Ridgeway inspired and grateful to know such a charming and amazing woman.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cavallini Wall Calendars

Cavallini calendars are eagerly anticipated each year by collectors and those who appreciate having these beautiful images grace their walls.
The calendars are finely printed on ivory laid paper stock and perfect for framing.The Scouts have selected four of their favorite styles to bring to you and they have just arrived at the Studio. They don't last long, so don't wait until the end of 2010 to get yours. The calendars measure 13.5" x 19" and at $21.95 for 12 gorgeous images; they are a fantastic value for art.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Come join the fun!

Calling all creative and entrepreneurial types! The Vintage Scouts have their upstairs space available for rent. The interior design studio has room to spare, so the Scouts are looking for renters who would be a good fit. We're thinking photographers, writers, yoga instructors, artists, designers or fashionistas would find this charming space a fabulous place to operate a business. Utterly charming second-floor space in historic stone building is ideal for a retail boutique or studio. Rent this dynamic space for $10 a square foot. This property features lots of great light and vintage allure with modern conveniences and access to second-story restroom. Wonderful curb appeal and offstreet parking in desirable retail location. Tenant will be responsible for a portion of the utilities and a security deposit. 703-966-4631.