SHOPPING & UPDATE: New Items In Stock + Customer Photos!

I would be remiss if I said I didn’t feel guilty for not posting more and updating you all on the great and fabulous things happening in the land of JJV, not to mention in my life personally.

So much has happened since my post about participating in Black Market SF, that I guess the only thing to do would be to start from there.

Black Market SF is probably one of my favorite new pop up markets in San Francisco. ¬†It’s a night market with a super chill and cool vibe and it is RSVP only. ¬†Yes, honey. ¬†So if you want to make sure you get in, you need to hop to it and get a ticket. ¬†Be sure to visit their website and tell them Jillian sent you. ¬†The next event is April 19th (I won’t be selling this month due to some awesome surprises coming up), and you should make sure you join the fun.

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The most exciting news for me is that this year I am getting married! ¬†You probably remember my Paris trip and all the goodies I got there- but what I didn’t tell you is I also got engaged, and I wanted to hold on to that feeling for a bit before telling the whole world. ¬†But if you have taken a look at my Pinterest lately, you have more than likely noticed my huge board of Wedding Inspirations. ¬†And if you want, I will be happy to post about any wedding DIY projects I will be working on with one of my nine- yes NINE bridesmaids (I love them too much to not have them next to me).

Now, on to some awesome customer photos!  I sold these pieces from the shop and these lovelies were so great to send me photos of how JJV furniture revved up their decor!  Check it out!

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I love this chair! Every time I find them, I fall in love! This chair is perfect at this desk and the color is superb for the room! Click the photo to see more info.

This awesome reclaimed wood planter box looks so perfect by the window!

This awesome reclaimed wood planter box looks so perfect by the window!

 

For all of you who have just been jonesing for new merch in the shop, don’t fret! ¬†We are creeping our inventory levels up and we are almost at 300 items in the shop! ¬†HOLLER!

Here are some of my fave items in the shop now.  There will be more soon, especially after this weekend when we will be in LA at The Rosebowl (you should come visit).

 

 

And last but not least, for those who missed it- JJV was on the front page of Etsy this month!  WOOT!

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SHOPPING & PARTIES: It’s My Birthday (sale) + @blackmarketsf Pop Up Night Market

Today is my birthday. ¬†It’s so funny how sometimes you don’t feel like you are any different than the year before when your birthday comes. ¬†But today I put that into perspective.

When I was eight, I remember how my brother and I would listen to¬†Peter and the Wolf¬† or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons¬†on cassette before we went to sleep, or how we used to play with our flashlights on the ceiling like they were spaceships fighting amongst the plastic glow-in-the-dark stars and the stubborn GAK residue from years past (does anyone remember that stuff? ¬†It was disgusting and awesome all at the same time). ¬†I also remember this was the year I had my first licorice jelly bean and almost called Ralph. ¬†It was also the year I learned how to use the microwave; I asked my grandmother to put an already cooked hardboiled egg inside and entered our home phone number…and then watched it explode. ¬†I was just a kid, and the world before me had endless possibilities.

When I was twenty, I had just come off the hardest summer of my life where I worked not one, not two, not three, but FOUR jobs and took off a quarter from school to work and save money for books, food and rent for my first apartment when I went back to school.  I was living in what was technically an office; a 9ft by 13ft single-windowed room where I had accounted for and planned the space down to the last inch to make it as efficient as possibleРincluding a double folding futon FOR ONE (yes, they make those).  I even was working part time as a barista in between classes, waking up at 6am 4 days a week to open the cafe and bake enough scones to get the shop through the lunch hour rush; even when finals came I would take 20 minute naps and wake up and keep working (and I aced all of them).  I had grown up, gotten a thick skin, and I still knew the world before me had endless possibilities.

When I think of those points in my life, when I was at such vastly different stages and add them together, the space in between makes sense and I understand today what I am made of. ¬†I’m a kid with tough skin, who grew up and I know the world before me has endless possibilities. ¬†It’s kinda beautiful.

So today is a day of reflection for me, keeping those tender memories alive because that’s really the stuff we are made of. ¬†But today is also a day to celebrate! ¬†Another candle on the cake, another ring on the tree or whatever you want to call it- I have lived to see another day and that’s pretty fantastic. ¬†I have lived in 4 states from the East to the West, found love and passion. ¬†All great things to live for and tip you hat to. ¬†And for that I am grateful.

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So to celebrate, I’m announcing a pretty sweet sale for the shop (of course!). ¬†Enter¬†HBD2ME¬†at checkout and get 15% off your total purchase. ¬†The shop is already marked down 20%, so you’ll save 35%! ¬†Heyyyooooo!

In other (awesome) news, I am participating in a new pop up night marketplace called Black Market SF which is an exclusive shopping event that happens at a mystery location every few months.  You have to register online to stay in the loop!  Black Market SF features a select group of local crafters, designers and small business owners to sell their goods all in a  night market atmosphere.  Enjoy live music, food and spirits and often times, there is a charitable cause involved.  Sign up ASAP to get the invite and get your tickets!  Presale tickets are available now for FREE until end of this week, $5 after they run out, and $8 at the door.

This month’s event is on Saturday February 15th from 7pm until 12am and will feature food and dessert vendors, craft vendors (and of course yours truly), pampering station, awesome¬†DJs, a photobooth by SnappeaSF and tons¬†more secret activities. ¬†PLUS live performances by¬†local folk band¬†Whiskerman¬†and¬†indie band all the way from LA, AKW.
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I will give away FREE tickets to three lucky folks!

Here’s how to enter:

1.  Follow me on Twitter

2. Follow Joules Jewels Vintage on Facebook

3. Pick an item you like¬†in the shop and “heart” it!

4.  Leave a comment below with your name, e-mail address, and the link of the item you favorited from the shop!

Winners will be chosen and announced on Thursday February 13, 2014 and will be contacted by e-mail.

*All persons entering must live in the San Francisco Bay Area or must be willing to commute to the event.  Must be 21+

Good luck!