Tuesday, February 23, 2010

House of Vintage - FEATURED VENDOR

Come see the House of Vintage at Odd Duck Handmade Bazaar! BUT until then get your fix at their retail shop in South Florida

House of Vintage
123 South Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm

"We are a retail boutique and an internet site located in a fully restored 1920's cottage in historical downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Delray Beach is a beautiful beach side community located in-between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and has some of the best shopping in the United States.

The vision started with a small store front location, but after we located the cute cottage in need of restoration the project of House of Vintage came to life. For a year we worked on creating a unique boutique that women and men would enjoy shopping in. And in 2003 House of Vintage opened it doors to the public.

In additional to a retail boutique, we also have a bakery in the kitchen, House of Sweets (houseofsweetsbakery.com), featuring cupcakes and cookies.

Our website

Our vintage blog

our ebay shop

our myspace

Wanna be a pin-up like the girls in the pics?



Stylist Michelle Parparian brings glamour and a distinctive vintage flair to everything she does. Her background in fashion and her very successful vintage boutique continues to inspire her work as a wardrobe stylist, especially in pinup/period. Michelle's approach to her work is very hands on. One day she is adding a great prop to the shot or clipping on a pair of fabulous vintage earring at the last minute. She loves to create different looks with every client she meets.

Her work and products have been featured in such publications as Teen Vouge, Boca Raton Magazine, Ocean Drive Magazine, Country Living, Southern Living, Palm Beach Illustrated, Las Olas Magazine, New Times Magazine, Anti-Culture Magazine, City Link Magazine, Sun-Sentinel, WeMerge, Looking Good Now, Girls of Hard Rock Tampa -2008 Calendar, Palm Beach Post and Parent’s Magazine. Television coverage includes WSVN Channel 7 News Style Watch, Univision, Deco Drive and South Florida Today on PBS. She is also the exclusive wardrobe stylist for Atomic Bettie Productions.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vulva Love Lovely - Featured Vendor

Featured Vendor - Vulva Love Lovely - says it best in her etsy profile:

"When I was in high school I was more than an outcast, I was an untouchable. I was never good enough for anyone. Those closest to me flip flopped between my being too fat, too thin, always worried about what I looked like, worried why I didn’t look like the other girls…. From what I could tell, sex made you popular. It seemed that being accepted was more important than anything else. I sought out sex and found it in all of the wrong places. I was taken advantage of by older men and was used by the boys in school, it was horrible. In keeping the company I did, I found myself in abusive relationships and humiliating, dehumanizing sexual encounters. I went to a Catholic school where we were taught abstinence only sex ed, so I had no idea how truly easy it was to get STD’s, to become pregnant, and all of the other extra’s that go along with irresponsible sex. All of it hurt and many of the scars from those consequences will follow me for the rest of my life. All of that and in the end it didn’t matter. I was still an outcast.

For a long time I didn't think about my Vagina, to avoid feeling all of the things that you feel after all of that. Whenever I thought of my Vagina in any context, I got this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I felt dirty, I felt useless, I felt ashamed and I felt used, thrown away, I felt like a piece of garbage. Death, sadness and humiliation all lingered there.

Last year a friend of mine asked me to see the Vagina Monologues. I thought it was going to be funny, like a big Vagina joke, so I agreed. Then I saw all of these women who were proud enough of their Vaginas to get up in front of a room of people and say it. I was horribly jealous. I wanted what they had. Soon, I realized what they had was a Vagina. I have one of those too. There was nothing wrong with my Vagina and it didn’t need anyone's approval! I started making these things to help get out my frustration, then to celebrate my Vagina, now to take it back. Its mine now.

I hope that my work will inspire all of you to look at women differently, and to heal your own soul, because I know that we are all wounded in one way or another."

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Obie Handmade - FEATURED VENDOR!!!!

Obie Handmade, the featured vendor, creats unique fiber and collage accessories including crocheted and woven scarves, fiber collage rings, pendants and earrings. Her work is all about color and texture with pattern. Very unique and very Odd Duck!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Cute-N-Sweet Cafe - FEATURED VENDOR!!!!

Nikki Buchicchio, creator of Cute-N-Sweet Cafe, has been tinkering with polymer clay since Sept '07. Come see her mini dessert jewelry at Odd Duck. It looks so YUMMY!
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Peace Owls and Other Lovely Things - FEATURED VENDOR

Peace Owls and Other Lovely Things is the featured vendor for this beautiful Tuesday in February.

"my name is rachel and i love peace. i am a dreamer, a flower child, an unknown artist, a friend and lover of all things wonderful. i hope to spread peace, love and smiles with the things i create. i often paint a friendly Peace Owl. i hope he makes you smile.

my paintings are typically done with bright colors using acrylic paint and either on scrap wood or canvas or vinyl sleeve or carboard or whatever drifts my way. i try to do my best to reuse materials and turn them into art. i hope my art puts a smile on your face."

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

BipedalHumm - Featured Vendor

BipedalHumm is the Featured Vendor for this beautiful Saturday! Carolyn Friedlander is the engine behind the humm. She creates modern quilted and sewn pieces for daily life such as quilts, table runners, place-mats, quilted wall "pictures" and other custom items. Her palette consists of high quality fabrics with rich colors, oftern featuring bold prints with clean lines, birds, or polka dots.

Beautiful usable art, I say! Come check out BipedalHumm's booth at Odd Duck on MArch 27th in DAVIE!!!!

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Dragonfly - Featured Vendor

Dragonfly is the featured vendor! Oh, wait, that ME!!! HEHE.

Come visit me March 27th with the rest of the Hollywood Craft Mafia, the organizers of the Odd Duck Bazaar. I will have tons of handmade/bound books, sketchbooks, journals, notepads, photobooks and more. I use recycled paper, hemp paper and found paper. Lots and lots to choose from.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Beer Soap Company - FEATURED VENDOR

After so many years of making soap with plain ole' H2O, The Beer Soap Company decided to switch it up a bit. All of their soaps are made with 100% beer as the liquid portion. They also use a cold processed soap using their own special recipe of Olive Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Sunflower Oil, Castor Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Unrefined Cocoa Butter.

Check out these great soaps at Odd Duck on March 27th!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Will W has been a professional artist since 1972. Starting in visual merchandizing management with a major midwest retail chain, he learned at an early age to turn anything into something else. An interior design degree was next at Harrington Institute in Chicago

1980 was the beginning of a successful mural painting business, creating wonderful walls for prestigious residences and major corporations in cities across the country.

In 1993 he opened a very experimental storefront on Miami Beach where he twisted all manner of found materials into new usable objects and fine art. A couple of years later the concept expanded to The Miami Design District. That larger workshop and gallery showcased over a dozen artist's work in reclamation art. Furnishings of all types, home accessories and fine art were displayed. Everything in the gallery was made of at least 80% recycled materials.

Those two stores are long gone but not the passion for reclamation art. Now living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, he feels like he might just be getting started. Etsy has opened a new world of possibilities for this well seasoned artist.

Mickey G is Will's mother. She is a retired hairstylist and a very active senior. It appears that Mickey can sew anything. A few years ago she started to make teddy bears out of recycled fur coats. These very coveted bears and her other fashion and home accessories will be showcased here whenever they become available. As I said... she is a busy bee, we will beg her for more pieces.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

With Sugar On Top - Featured Vendor

WithSugarOnTop was created by a little sweet Panda named, Amanda who lives inside of a bright pink cupcake with tons and tons of sugar on top. All day and all night she thinks about making the world just a bit sweeter! After baking batches and batches of cupcakes, she puts down her spatula just long enough to fire up her sewing machine, hot glue gun and sometimes computer to throw together an idea she has been dreaming about all day. Sometimes her creations need a bit more time in the oven but often she creates something just right, with just the amount of sugar that she has to offer it up for the whole world to buy! In addition to creating stuff and running this site she also.... decorates cookies and cupcakes regularly, has a collection of vintage rhinestone jewelry, ice skates on Thursdays, collects vintage holiday items, has lots of girly tattoos, likes soft serve ice cream with sprinkles and anything that sparkles!

Amanda is also the creator and head rocker of the Indie Craft Show, Stitch Rock!

***STITCH ROCK 2010***
Stitch Rock is an annual indie craft fair and bazaar bringing back old school crafting techniques with new school flare! Full of Handmade crafts and unique products like D.I.Y fashion, funky home deco items, natural bath and body goodies, vintage finds, hot rod paintings, pin up photography, and much more!

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Check out the most amazing list of vendors! Mark your calenders for March 27th to see all of these amazingly talented people sell their handmade clothing, accessories, jewelry, art, photographs, snacks, books, cards, soaps, dolls, toys, robots, and more and more and more!