Friday, November 4, 2011

"The Lunatic Fringe"

By: Jae {Stylist Harlot}

What a wonderfully amazing thing when we are truly inspired...

 A copy of the  Restoration Hardware catalog was passed 
on to me recently and an article from CEO Gary Fried 
really resonated with me and the philosophy of our show. 
{See post below for the link to the article}

We are in search of artisans and craftspeople who are 
willing to take risks, who walk to the beat of a different
drummer,and that not only step- but leap out of the box.
Who are indeed a part of the 'Lunatic Fringe'
 If you match the criteria, please inquire about 
      becoming a vendor for this one of a kind show.test presidents. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt proclaimed in his famous speech in 1910 at the Sorbonne in Paris that, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points 

Restoration Hardware: Message from Gary Friedman, Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer | Restoration Hardware

This article however on a much larger scale, incorporates our philosophy about artisans and craftspeople for our show. Lets create this "Lunatic Fringe"  vibe on a local level. 
At the May BHS!
Click on this link to read all about it:
Restoration Hardware: Message from Gary Friedman, Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer | Restoration Hardware

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meet the Harlots. . .

"The photo above. . . Is what makes me a Harlot. 
 ~ A free spirit, Opting to pop that cork on 
that lovely 2005 Mouvedre early in the day
just to savor a moment of pure bliss. :)
It's smiling, when you know someone is wrong,
 and saying "I never did mind about the little things."
                                          ~ Ursula A. Guderian

Who puts on this Shindig Anyway, you ask? 
Well our story begins with the Fabulous four.

Monica Templeton~
{Head Harlot, Founder and Visionary Extraordinaire}

Victoria (Viki) Robinson Twyman~
{Methodical Harlot, Keeper of Important Matters} 

Jae Jennings~
{Stylist Harlot, Visual Imagery & Creative Shenanigans }

Ursula Guderian~
{Mystical Harlot, Grounding Ethereal Muse}

We are excited to introduce the fab four to you 
through a series of upcoming biographies, 
and studio tours of the places that we 
inhabit for inspiration and creativity.
By getting to know us, you are getting to know 
what the Burlap Harlot Show is all about. 

Stay Tuned. . . 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rested & Somewhat Recouperated. . .

Finally, After a little time to get our heads on straight we are posting some amazing photos from our Second Show~ compliments of Lacy Fontaine Photography 
We hope you enjoy this eye candy

So much to do, So little time!

Garnet Heart Jewelry with a Past

Saving Grace Vintage Finds

 Artist Maggie Anderson

Sorelle Bakery & For The Love of Pie


DJ ~ RJ In the House!

Friend of the Harlots

Ashley Boone of The Gypsy Crow

Theatrical  Amusement  & Styling by Shanon Johnson-Albertson of The Beauty Lounge.

Merriment provided by THE VANDOLINS


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cafe Furniture Delivered

From Viki  {Methodical Harlot}

This afternoon Monica, Ursula and Viki met at the Antique Cottage and had a great (and hot) time picking through the outdoor area for bistro tables and chairs for our Indoor Cafe!  We met up with Jae at the fairgrounds and unloaded everything.
 It was hot and sweaty work, but somebody had to do it!!!

I was going to take pictures, but as usual, I forgot.  Hopefully I will remember tomorrow during set up.  Would be great to see the before and after.  

The cafe area is going to be just darling!  A fun place to sit and eat or rest the feet.   We have amazing plans for the front entrance - It will be FABULOUS!!

Ok, off to load up my trailer and back home for some pizza and then off to bed early.  Tomorrow will be a very looooooooooooooong day.

So excited for Saturday to get here - like a little kid at Christmas.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

We Are A Crafty Bunch of Harlots!

We have been making paper flowers for The Show Decor:
From: Jae  {Stylist Harlot}

Here are the beginning of my flowers. . .

However, I ran out of newsprint, So being the resourceful gal that I am,
 I found this craft type paper and made use of it. . . 

I really LOVE how these turned out. I can't wait to see what becomes of them . . . 


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Picture This!

Ok, picture top hats and petticoats hanging overhead!!!!  Our resident Harlot dressed to the 9's in an outlandish orange gown with huge clusters of flowers and a hat to match!!  Tons of flowers made from newspaper and music note paper - trees and rosemary - Oh my!!!!


Saturday, Sept 24th 10 - 5
Shasta District Fairgrounds - Lassen Hall
Admission $3 - children 18 and under free

Friday, September 16, 2011

Can You Believe It's Only A Week Away????

The 4 harlots had a fantastic time this morning searching through a huge room of amazing costumes by Rita Simpson of Serendipity, looking for that perfect look for The Burlap Harlot Show.  We all came away with the most amazing outfits and hats!!!   Here's a picture of my hat!

 Is this going to be fun or what???

DON'T MISS IT - Saturday - Sept 24th from 10-5 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds!!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Countdown!!!!

Can you believe it????  Less than 2 weeks until The Burlap Harlot Show!!!

The 4 Harlots; Monica, Viki, Jae, and Ursula are busy, busy, busy working to bring Shasta County an amazing, fun, and lively show.

There will be over 50 vendors selling their wares and delicious goodies!  Beer, wine, great food (including a vegetarian dish), yummy mouth is watering already!

This show is all about having a good time!  We have a fantastic eclectic group of artisans and vendors selling jewelry, art,  vintage and up-cycled "stuff" - from clothing, home decor to furniture!!

It's a great time to start shopping for those unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. 

You will have fabulous music to stroll by!!! 

We can't wait to see you there!!!!! 

Saturday, September 24th
Shasta District Fairgrounds' Lassen Hall
in Anderson, CA
General Admission is only $3
Kids 18 & under free!


Monday, June 6, 2011

It was such a beautiful day...

 Every once in awhile there are days where everything falls into place so beautifully.  A day filled with smiles, laughter, (and hugs) with good friends, family, and lovely people in our community.
The Burlap Harlot Show was such a day and every one of our vendors and those who attended did such a wonderful job of making this artisan fair amazing!  So, here's a big shout out to ALL OF YOU who made this happen... you definitely made this event such a gorgeous, memorable day...
~please click the link below to view images of our show~
a day in images... This is The Burlap Harlot Show
fotos by: Andrea Santini

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th. ~ the day after autumn's equinox.  In celebration of the changing of the season we are hosting a HUGE kick-off with a Fall Festival.  With more fabulous goods, food, music, and FuN for all!  You won't want to miss this one!  We'll keep ya posted.  
With much gratitude,
The Burlap Harlots
~Mo, Viki, Ursula, and Jae~

for info on our show, please contact monica @ (530) 515-1315
or email at:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Giving Back to Our Community...

The Burlap Harlots are very happy to announce we're collaborating with
Shasta Regional Community Foundation in starting a 'Youth Arts Fund'!  By attending our first annual show, your $3 general admission will support kids pursuing a career in the arts.  It is our goal to give back to our community by strengthening and supporting local artists & crafters, businesses, and restaurants.  So, come out to the show and have a great time... and help a north state kid pursue their dream! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors...

Dave and staff at PWG.

Matt Briner, Creative Thinker.

Enjoy Magazine.

for without them ~ this event just wouldn't be as wonderful! 
Much thanks... from The Burlap Harlots.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

poster love...

Created by Matt Briner... Creative Thinker... Graphic Designer Extraordinaire.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Come One - Come All

The Burlap Harlot Show invites you ~one and all~ to the North State's premier vintage, antique, & art extravaganza!!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
~one day only~
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shasta District  Fair Grounds
Anderson, Ca
Come shop artisan-made and hand-crafted goods, trinkets and baubles, upcycled and recycled junque couture, rustique~chic, and fabulous finds. 
  Enjoy great food, music, wine and beer. 

~General admission $3~ kids (under 18) are free~

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Spring Show 2011

Ursula A. Guderian ~ UAG / Mini Boho  And Currently Featuring..."Recoleta" ---  A collection inspired  from the 1900's  - 1930's Art Nouveau Movement

Viki Twyman and Bobbi Bert ~ Lorie Lynn Designs ~ Beautiful wearable art created with antique/vintage items, copper and brass.

Monica Templeton & Diane Bickle ~NEST ~ Upcycled, Recycled, De-stressed furniture... "vintage goodness for your nest".

Kimberly Snowden ~ Garnet Heart ~ Mixed media Arts, handcrafted jewelry fashioned from found objects, vintage trinkets, & gemstones.  Antique books & upcycled vintage finds.

Lynni Miller ~ Antique Cottage & Gardens ~ Industrial to ornate furniture, antique french, religious icons, crystal & silver, uncommon plants & garden elements, & so much more.

Ashley Boone ~ The Gypsy Crow ~ Fabulous painted furniture, shabby chic style, vintage decor & finds, antiques, and  a bit of turquoise and pendants.

Carnegies ~ Delicious Tomato Bisque Soup, the best Cashew Chicken Salad on the planet, micro brews.

Jody Scott Smith ~ The Smith Hotel ~ Revamped furnishings, Bottle cap Pendants, lovely tea-towels, pillows, & flags.

Don Gilmer ~ The Sum of the Parts ~ Spectacular clocks made from salvaged materials including wooden boxes, brass, hardware, parts of toys, and much more.

Karen Butler & Linda Nielsen ~Grace Elizabeth Designs ~ Beautiful organic jewelry with  Bohemian flair.   Gorgeous gift boxes and cards.

Fyrdundel's Parlour ~ an array of recycled & reclaimed materials such as suitcases and piano parts are used in creating dolls, jewelry, camera obscuras, and handbound books... also featuring lingerie and flower essences.

Prairie Rose Boutique ~ Vintage cowgirl boots, hand-crafted jewelry & accessories, introducing:  'Vintage Rose'- artisan wares.  'Bohemian Cowgirl'- recycled accessories & objects of art.  'Yesterday's Muse'- upcycled romantic fashions & accessories.  
'Cowgirl Karma'- all natural botanical healing balms & teas.  red cows- carefully collected vintage treasures & hand-crafted items.  Muse- Upcycled.  

A Muse Designs ~ Redesigned furniture.  De-funkifying tired old furniture & bringing pieces to a restored, beautiful, new life.

Tammy Love Photography ~ fun and journalistic wedding photography, senior portraits, family, and glam portraits.  Serving the Redding, CA area.

The Full Spectrum ~ Beauty Lounge ~ Organic beauty products artistically embellished with vintage inspired design.

Sarah Bos ~ Sera Bella Flowers & SeraBella Home ~ Breathtaking floral arrangements.  Botanical artistry filled with passion and beauty.  Vintage-inspired home goods.

Lisa Lee ~ Juella Designs ~ Jewelry & accessories featuring handstamped and personalized sterling silver & copper pieces with a variety of gemstones & crystals.  Also charms & coins with sterling, copper, and bronze components.

Retro Rampage ~ Specializing in Vintage Clothes, Hats, Jewelry, and accessories for all occasions.