Vendor Profile: Poor Sparrow

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We have a lot of great jewelry in the shop but one little bird has been with us since the near-beginning so I’d like to get her vendor profile kicked off.

Poor Sparrow has had us swooning for a long time, along with the rest of Columbus. Katie Guagenti has long been a staple of flea markets and festivals with her line of jewelry crafted from a mix of vintage and modern materials. Her pieces are always in demand here at CFR.

We like to think of Poor Sparrow as the jeweled equivalent of Columbus Furniture Revival: start with something vintage, give it a little love, add a touch of modern pop and send it back out into the world for another trip.

We hope you’ll stop in the shop in these coming months as we all anticipate spring: the days when layers come off and bits of skin start showing, begging for the perfect, delicate accessory to welcome our bodies back into the sunshine.

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Winter Blues or Springtime Hues?

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Does anyone know what the groundhogs of the northern hemisphere are doing today? Do we get 6 more weeks of this? I kinda think we’ve earned an early spring at this point. At least my gas bill thinks so…

So the question floating around this store today is are we sticking with our winter blues or moving on to springtime hues? We have so many lovely shades of blue in the shop that have honestly gotten me through some of these dark winter days. I look at the pretty inside and forget about the nasty outside. { It’s downtown, folks. Things don’t stay white and fluffy down here. }

But I have it on good authority that Lauren has some bright, spring-ish pieces just on the brink of finding their way into the store. I have to be honest that I feel pretty ready to welcome in the bright. I’m ready to welcome in the pastel, ready to welcome in the warm.

But for a little while maybe we can have both? I’m going to show off a few of my favorite blue items in the shop and stay tuned to our social media for posts introducing our vernal additions.

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^^^ Gradients of blue: teal sandwiched in between navy and our eggshell blue sweetie, Midge the Fridge ^^^

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^^^ Wintertime blues harmoniously co-existing with some verdant pieces in our shop window ^^^

 

And lastly, don’t forget to get your tickets to our Bummer Valentine’s DIY night coming up on Feb 6th. This is a DIY night you DON’T want to miss out on. Click here for tix:  Eventbrite - Bummer Valentine DIY night

Vendor Profile: Vanessa Jean Speckman

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This year, in bloggyness, we’re taking on the project of introducing you to one of our vendors each month. We hope you will enjoy getting to know these vendors as much as we enjoy having their wonderful wares in the shop.

First up is Vanessa Jean Speckman. Vanessa’s witty works are some of my favorite in the shop and after browsing her tumblr, I think I have a girl crush. She supplies our store with keychains made from re-purposed maps and slightly snarky quips. We also have some of her hand detailed notebooks that beg you to write down your dreams and inner desires within their pages but only if you sincerely hope they will come true.

But our favorite items of her making are her notecards. We can’t exactly call them greeting cards b/c their message falls short of greeting and lands more at “i’m glad you didn’t call me because you saved me from having to use the ‘i’m washing my hair that night’ lie, so there.” And let’s be honest, there is a shortage of those types of cards in the world. We’re glad Vanessa Jean is filling that niche. Sometimes old boyfriends need to be told they weren’t that great. Sometimes your naysayers need to be told that their opinion has no impact on your dreams and schemes. If you find yourself in one of those situations then she’s got a card for you.

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We love her cards so much that we’ve decided to host Vanessa Jean for an evening of crafting Bummer Valentines. Come join us on Feb 6th for wine-drinking and valentine-making. We’ll provide the supplies. You provide the snark.

Eventbrite - Bummer Valentine DIY night

 

And please check out more of Vanessa Jean’s work. You can find her goods in our shop or on the web at her Etsy or Tumblr.

New Stuff

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This is my favorite kind of post. It’s the kind of post that shows off some of the new funky & functional items we’ve got in the store!

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^^^We love this new work from the talented Vanessa Jean, a vendor in our shop. This speaks so much to the angsty 8th grader within.^^^

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^^^Who’s in the market for a vintage sterilizing cabinet? Hmmmm?^^^

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^^^And this adorable bar cart is already racking up the compliments in the shop. Just think, it could be racking up compliments in your home instead!^^^

We’re always adding new items to the floor and our vendors are as well. Stop in and visit sometime soon and make our new stuff your new stuff!

New Year, New Look

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Around this time of the year we’re subjected to lots of media hulabaloo about updating our looks. Your hair, skin, and wasteline are habitually toted as in need of a yearly update. Maybe so, but what about your furniture?

The space you reside in should be reflection of yourself. Surrounding yourself with furnishings that make you feel connected to your place of residence can be a really important element to reaching a certain level of domestic tranquility. When was the last time you felt the new energy in a room after refinishing a vintage piece of furniture or giving something a new coat of paint?

That’s where Columbus Furniture Revival steps in! Giving old furniture a facelift is our speciality! Can you mentally pick out one piece of furniture in your house you’d like to see done over? Go ahead, right now. What about adding that piece of furniture to your list of goals for 2014? All it takes is a call to us or sending an email our way at columbusfurniturerevival@gmail.com with a couple of photos and your ideas for updates to get started.

The year is wide open for possibilities. Let’s get started on your “New Look” together.

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Additionally, we’d like to take this moment to plug our upcoming DIY night Thursday, January 23. We’ll be making Liquid Soap dispensers out of mason jars and  your very own liquid soap to go in them. That should help you clean up your act for this year. Tickets and more info can be found here or through the button below.  Hope to see you soon!

Eventbrite - January DIY Night

Last Minute Shopping? No Problem, We Gotchya Covered

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There’s only 7 DAYS until Christmas! I can’t believe how quickly the holidays have come and will soon be gone. But in the meantime, we have some GREAT stocking stuffer and gift ideas! Wouldn’t you want locally sourced, made, and refinished items for Christmas? That’s what I thought. Check out some ideas for gifts with pieces of furniture and other beautiful wares!

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****Holiday Hours****

Dec 23-25: CLOSED

Dec 26: 11-7

Dec 27-29: 12-5

Dec 30-Jan 1: CLOSED

Jan 2: 11-7

Get Holiday Ready

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I am really enjoying this lovely snow day in Columbus. I am just waiting for a little bit of snow to fall! Luckily, the store is nice and warm and has an excellent view so that I can watch while the flakes fall. 

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and Hanukkah! Now it’s time to prep for Christmas and New Years. If youre entertaining, you MUST get here quickly. We have this insane mid century modern dining table with built in leaves. This table could EASILY fit 10 people….I hate to repeat myself, but thats just INSANE! Not only that but we have some serious statement chairs to match. Holy guacamole I might have peed myself, I love these chairs so much. 

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Oh there’s more to come to get you holiday ready! Keep checking into the blog for posts on gifts and holiday must haves. But in the meantime, get your butt to sign up for our DIY Decor Ladies Night Out. It’s going to be a lots of fun, and I promise, there will be wine. 

 

Small biz Saturday part 1

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I know you all are getting excited for thanksgiving. But we are here at columbus furniture revival getting excited about our after thanksgiving small biz Saturday sale!!! Friday through Sunday we will be offering some of the best deals in town! I will be posting some sneak peeks of pieces for sale!!!

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This amazing coffee table is a crazy 20% off! Incredible, I know!!! Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to be the first ones to the sale, Friday-Sunday 12-5

Early Bird Gets the Worm

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It will soon be about that time where pumpkin spice turns to peppermint mocha. Where falling leaves turn into falling snowflakes. Where turkeys turn into trees. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with crafts, food and WINE?? Columbus Furniture Revival will be hosting our first DIY Decor Ladies Night Out. Purchase your ticket before Dec 1 and get the early bird discount!!! There’s limited space so be sure to get your tickets. I know I can’t wait!!!
Click on the link below to get started!

Novembers News

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It’s the first day of November. I can’t believe that time has gone by so fast and that we have been open for nearly 5 months!!! I am learning something new every day and am growing with my business. We are so excited to share this wonderful article written about us in Columbus Business first. They have totally revamped their paper and the new layout is awesome!! Check out the paper here and turn to page 28 to read about Lauren and how Columbus Furniture Revival came to be!

 

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Columbus Furniture Revival is pumped to be a pick up location for Sunny Meadows Flower Farm Thanksgiving arrangement. If you are looking to really wow people with your table scapes or are looking to spruce up your house you absolutely HAVE to get an arrangement made by Sunny Meadows Flower Farm. They have 3 options for arrangements and all reasonably priced. Make sure you click here to sign up!! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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We are also going to host a Ladies Night Out December 12th. Apps, drinks and some DIY holiday decor. Click on the Contact Us for more info and to sign up!!! SPACE IS LIMITED

****Are you looking for a place to sell your art, goods, artisan products?? If so, Columbus Furniture Revival may be the right place for you!!! Please contact us before the holiday season! Space is going fast! *****