We first met Michelle in 2013 when she attended The Old Town Flea Market in Clovis and it was friendship at first sight! Shortly after we met, she opened Rhinestones N' Rust, specializing in primitive antiques and vintage housewares.
Miss Michelle loves antiques and has been junkin' since her high school days in Texas! Back then, Michelle would always come home with new found treasures and when she went away to college she moved out the desk and dresser in her dorm room and replaced them with prized antiques. Nothing has changed to this day!
Rhinestones N' Rust's vendor space at The Old Town Flea Market, Nov. 2015
Michelle is easily one of the most determined shoppers we know. She will wake up at the crack of dawn to make it to an estate sale out of town, hunt all day to find the perfect set of ironstone dishes and she won't stop until milk glass is found! Michelle has called Fresno, California home for twenty years, but claims to have left her heart in Texas and is lucky enough to take several "work" trips home each year to shop famously large vendor fairs and flea markets, bringing back her vintage goodness to share with our customers.
Inside the Foundry you will find some of Michelle's favorite finds: hand sewn quilts (a personal favorite of mine), milk glass vases, silverware, vintage linens and old locker baskets, many of which have made the trip from Texas to California!
Recently, Michelle has taken on the role of expanding our women's extended size clothing (and there are some super cute pieces)! We had several customers asking for additional sizing options, and she was happy to help! You'll now find denim, dresses, sweaters and more in extended sizes at the Foundry.
It's me (above) in a floral print kimono (XL) paired with a cute simple ribbed tank with lace trim (XL) and a pair of ripped jeans (XL). A beautiful vintage Ironstone dish set and mismatched collected silverware pieces that are sold at the Foundry.
Michelle has a busy Fall schedule planned. The first weekend of October she will be selling at the Three Speckled Hens Show in Paso Robles, and then at The Old Town Flea Market November 5th & 6th in Old Town Clovis at the rodeo grounds. Mark your calendars because there is a loaded trailer arriving from Texas just in time!
Stick around! Next week we will be blogging about Good Human, our newest brand sold at the shop and how we pick the lines we sell.
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Samantha Chisum says...
Wow Samantha! You do an amazing job!
September 14, 2016
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