HI, I’m Valarie Jolly, one third of the group known as The Red Shed Girls. The Red Shed is located in Grapevine, Texas. We have been in business 3 years and we have two buildings, a historical cottage, and a “Shed”, as well as an acre of gardens, filled with Cottage Chic – Reinvented Vintage Décor. We remake almost all of our furniture, and love to find unique or unloved items and recreate them into a shining treasures. We are only open Monday – Friday, and then we have six huge “Saturday Sales” each year (next is Dec 6th!). For the Saturday Sale the entire property is redecorated and it is meant to evoke the style of a rambling European Flea Market. We work non-stop for 3 days to set it all up, and it is all torn apart (by our dear and avid customers) within an hour after opening.
We are best known for two things. First, our fabulous displays on the day of the Saturday Sale. Many people come, just to see the displays. We try to keep things fun and light-hearted. We have literally had customers say they were moving from Texas, and we were going to be the one thing that they would miss the most! The second thing is that we also own a travel agency, (which is housed in the back of the cottage). We host antiquing group shopping tours each year to the Paris Flea Market, and to other US destinations, like the Junk Bonanza in Minnesota. If that didn’t keep us busy enough, we also have Altered Art Classes in the shop in the evenings a couple of times a month!
All of our exploits are on our website and our blog. I have only been blogging about 6 months. I stayed up until 1 or 2 am on our antiquing trips, just to keep the blog up to date. Later people told me they were “hanging on every word”(Boy, that's a lot of pressure)! It really is a lot of fun and we have met so MANY, MANY, great people though the blogging community.
Come visit us at The Red Shed!