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Thursday, April 24, 2014

POE

-It's all in the details-
Take a look at this amazing Edgar Allan Poe inspired shoot right here in my hometown and Poe's of Baltimore, MD!
Sarah Park never falls short when it comes to creativity, and this one is especially breathtaking from the architectural elements in this grand historic venue to the soft touches of lavender against old wood. I love everything about this shoot!














Furniture & Props- Rusty Love
Photography- Love by Serena
Design & Styling- Sarah Park Events
Flowers- Mobtown Florals

Rusty Love @ Gypsy Vintage

Sometimes you meet someone and it just clicks. But it's better when it clicks and that person happens to be in your same business, and the cherry on top is when you both share the same style! A couple years ago I briefly met Melissa from Gypsy Vintage at an auction. I can tell you honestly if there was one other dealer in the state I would have loved to work with it would have been Gypsy Vintage. Time was a factor, I had just started the rentals and soon after was the shop and then One Kings Lane, so there was absolutely no time to even connect and try to collaborate. Timing is everything. I did not renew my lease on my store so I could focus more on selling online and through One Kings Lane. 
Melissa was re-opening Gypsy Vintage in their original farmhouse after a temporary closing. Somehow and thanks to social media we connected and instantly hit it off! First the idea of not having to be in a store everyday sounded more then glorious to me! I still love to do shows, meet customers and set up shop....... I just don't love having to set up shop and be there every single day. The once a month tag sale at Gypsy Vintage was exactly the inlet of selling that I needed to keep my sanity. I still get to be Rusty Love and at the same time work with someone in a partnership that has my same outlook as far as business and style. We just mesh well and when we come together, along with a couple other fab vendors who sell at Gypsy. The results are a vintage heaven, at least we think so and hope you do too! If you haven't been to Gypsy Vintage make sure you come check it out! Tag sale fever is the first weekend of every month in the little white farm house. Every month the shop is completely wiped clean and filled to the brim with a whole new mirage of vintage furniture, candles, jewelry, home decor, new furniture, gifts, and tons more! Here's a little peak into some recent past sales.

5911 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Lothian, MD 20711

1st Sat & Sun of every month
8-4

Visit Gypsy Vintage online or on Facebook!





































The new logo!

If you have been following along then you know that I've finally divided my rentals from my retail.
The process is grueling and probably the reason I've been putting it off so long! Taking pictures of inventory is the easy part, staging room scenes....not so easy, and not such a fast process! I'm being over the top picky about every little detail and changing my mind on every thing at least 30 times. The trick is getting the branding to flow with the look of everything else, and since House of Presley will be offering all vintage styles, the website is going to take some time,  a lot of time! First step is the logo and thankfully I have a very patient and amazing graphic designer! For now you can find our retail items on One Kings Lane, Chairish and on our new Facebook page for House of Presley
Stay tuned.....!

I'll never have enough pics of this sofa!


Pink Sofa- Rusty Love
Photography- www.vanitysedgedesign.com

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HOUSE of PRESLEY..........the new biz

Yes as in Elvis Presley! Trying to keep my rental business separate from my retail business was getting a little confusing, so after contemplating on a name for 8 months,  I've finally made a decision....and stuck with it! This is the one name I kept going back to and since it has a special meaning to me this was it.

If you know me well personally then you know my family has a love for Elvis Presley, like a big love for him! This is how it all came about.......

My parent's were big Elvis fans, they went to his concerts, collected Elvis memorabilia and my mom even told me once when she worked at Hopkins she was in the room and got to hold his liver!!  Gross but still cool! I have sister's, twins, born on my dad's birthday,  August 16, 1977, this also happened to be the day Elvis died, so naturally they named my one sister is named "Lisa Marie."
Since my sister's and I are 6 years apart, I was the one who got stuck going on summer vacations with my parents. Somehow my father managed to always want to travel down South and somehow, four times to be exact, we ended up at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.
There's an event hosted every year in Baltimore, called night of 100 Elvis', my parent's went every year, this is where my mom made friends with all the Elvis impersonators. For my sister's 30th birthday and my father's 58th my mom threw a huge party and of course the Elvis impersonators there serenading the guests!

In 2008, six months later my mom passed away from Breast Cancer.  Her service was one you can't forget, tons of people came to pay their last respect, and of course........Elvis!
In 2012 our lives completely changed again, except this time for good reasons.....Justino Presley (my nephew) was born! Even though he's not my child, and I act like and think he is, I knew I wanted him to have something in his name that had to do with honoring and remembering my mom. So you are welcome Justino Presley, your middle name comes from your truly!

Unfortunately my mom did not get to see me start my business, but I know she sees how much it's evolved in the last few years and hopefully she is proud. House of Presley is a name that was chosen from the best gift I have ever received and one amazing mom that I will always hold close to my heart.........even if she is up there doing the Jailhouse Rock!

House of Presley will be an online collection of vintage and antique home decor and furniture, and European classics. Make sure you "like" House of Presley on facebook for first look at the collection before it goes on the website!




Monday, February 3, 2014

RUSTY LOVE IS TEAMING UP WITH GYPSY VINTAGE


GET READY!!!!!!

Vintage. Fresh. Fabulous. Hand-picked monthly collections from around the world of fun and fashionable finds for you and your home! Always Bright. Always Beautiful. Tag Sale Fever strikes the first weekend of every month! Saturday and Sunday 8-4!

Next Sale March 1st & 2nd
5911 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Lothian, MD 20711


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ENCHANTED GARDEN with Sarah Park Events

A little over a year ago I  decided to rent a beautiful newish farm house out in the middle of pretty much nowhere, until I find that perfect house or perfect piece of land.....and hit the lottery, I have high expectations now thanks to Pinterest! So I had no idea until after living here for a few months that there was a hidden gem of scenery right in my own back yard, and along with that comes a beautiful white horse named Misty! I did notice her, luckily I get to see her when I look out my windows, but what I didn't see was the amazing lake surrounded by acres of greenery and trees, and gorgeous flowers. It only seemed necessary that this would be the perfect place for a spring garden shoot, and the best part was I only had to lug my furniture down the hill....and then right back up!! Sarah Park Events created and styled the vision, along  with gorgeous garden flowers from Mobtown Florals. Since it was on a Tuesday, the day I have my nephew, it was a perfect excuse to basically have a "free" photo shoot of him too, the perks of this job! It turned out better then we could have imagined and I'm so lucky to get to enjoy this every day! Check out more of this shoot featured on "The Wedding Chicks."


















Photographer: Julie Lim Photography
Venue: Joshua's Meadow Farm
Hair & Makeup: Airbrush by Ariel Lewis
Bridal Shop: Garnish Boutique
Cake: Wegmans
Flowers: Mobtown Florals
Stationery: Little Bit Heart
Prop and Furniture Rentals: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals