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Archive for June, 2012

roanoke, va

Two weekends ago I road tripped up to Roanoke, VA to visit my sister, Sarah, who is in grad school at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Lucky for her she gets to live in such a cute little valley town surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains while studying. We packed the weekend full of activities including: eating at cool places, visiting the farmer’s market, shopping at numerous antique stores, stopping by a mountaintop vineyard, going downtown, and hiking part of the A.T.

enjoying the drive, windows down!

sarah at the farmer’s market

black dog salvage – this place is AWESOME

antique car for sale

charlotte’s web – this is where i actually made some really good purchases – more on those later!

valhalla vineyard

downtown Roanoke at night

father’s day hike with Sarah and Dad to Dragon’s tooth

top of the dragon’s tooth!

enjoyed father’s day lunch at The Homeplace with this view

I had a great weekend visiting Sarah and hiking with Dad. I’ll share more later on my antique store finds and what I plan to use them for! Think doily coasters and vintage brewery crates. Oh yes!


social media

How has it already been over a month since my last post?! I’ve seriously been slacking on my presence in the blogosphere. Although I’ve been absent from STUDIO{1859} the blog for a while, I have been doing some work on STUDIO{1859} the shop. In an effort to get the name of my shop out there and to increase sales I created a twitter account, facebook page, and email address for my {hopefully} up and coming business! What better way to get my shop out there than by taking advantage of social media! You may have also noticed I added a Twitter and Facebook widget over on the right column of the blog page.

So, if you haven’t already checked out my Etsy shop, you should head on over there! I’m adding new stuff all the time, so be sure to check back often. And while you’re at it, go LIKE the shop on Facebook and FOLLOW along on Twitter!

STUDIO{1859} on Etsy

STUDIO{1859} on Facebook

STUDIO{1859} on Twitter