Spring into Something New

By now you know that our Creative Cottage is open, but do you know all the wonderful happenings occurring behind that door? Now that winter is leaving, it’s a great time to venture out and try something new. And we have lots of great opportunities for you to have a little personal time, enjoy some time with the girls, or even plan an event with someone special.

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Here’s a look at some of the upcoming classes at the cottage:

*Essential Oils Make and Take          Sunday 3/19/2017 2:00-4:00pm

Make and Take Class – This class is for those who are eliminate chemicals from their daily lives. We will learn about how to make household cleaners and personal products with recipes containing Therapeutic Young Living Oils and non-chemical products. This class provides awareness and an opportunity to understand how you can gain a cleaner less toxic home for you and your family.

 

*Floral Design Basics                             Tuesday 3/21/17 6:30 – 8:30pm

Using fresh flowers you will learn some of the basic fundamentals of floral design.  Also, get great tips on care and ordering from your local florist.  You get to take home a tea cup arrangement that you have designed yourself.  All supplies included, even the tea cup.

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*Flip, Whisk, Stir                                  Friday 3/24/17 6:30 – 8:30pm

Need a fun way to organize that kitchen clutter?  Using paint and stenciling we will create a Flip, Whisk, Stir wooden caddy with mason jars.  All supplies will be provided.

                                                       

*Spring Collage Blocks                        Sunday 3/26/2017 2:00 – 4:00pm         

Using a variety of techniques as well as, paint, paper, and more we will create a seasonal project you can proudly display.   This is great class for any skill level.   All supplies will be provided.

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*Vintage Look Transfer Sign             Tuesday 3/28/017 6:30 – 8:30pm

Create a vintage inspired sign using your choice of French Country or Farm House transfer.  Applied to a wooden background, you will finish this using a distressed technique. All supplies will be furnished and you will leave with a completed project.  (Transfer will need to be selected when you sign up for class.)

 

*Stenciled Pallet Clock                          Thursday 4/6/2017 6:30-8:30pm

Turn a piece of pallet wood into a background for a functioning stenciled clock.  This class will give you a good foundation in stenciling.  Your choice of paint color and stencil. All supplies will be provided.       

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*Beginning Soap Making                      Sunday 4/9/2017 1:00-4:00pm

Learn the basics to soap making, and take home a bar of your own.  You will also learn basics of fragrancing with essential oils.  This workshop is offered by Susan of Grow in Grace Farm. All supplies provided.              Cost $45.00

If you’re interested in trying a class, don’t wait, because space is limited and they do fill up quickly. Give us a call to reserve your spot! Our number is (540)623-3258, and we’re open every day except Wednesday. Come create with us!

Get to Know Deep Creek Vintage

The question we hear the most? “So when was this house built?”

What we now know as Deep Creek Vintage began as a single-family residence that was built around 1750.

“But was it a hotel? There are so many bathrooms!”

Like many homes of its age, the manor house was modified, added on to, and changed many times. And through those changes, its purpose evolved. It went from family home to bed and breakfast to motor lodge. At one point it was even a doll hospital.

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“Is it haunted?” Well, that’s for you to find out. But we do give tours, complete with recordings that have been captured in the house, and a chance for you to ask questions during a recorded session as well. We expand on the history of the house during this tour, and private parties are welcome to schedule their own group events.

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Sadly at one point in its history, the manor house laid neglected and vacant. It fell into serious disrepair. When it was chosen as the location for Deep Creek Vintage over three years ago, a lot of work was put into creating the vision you now see today.

So what is Deep Creek Vintage? To start, it is a multi-vendor destination spot that provides customers a large selection of merchandise spanning all eras. One thing that makes Deep Creek Vintage special is the broad spectrum of vendors which allow us to have such great variety. From fabulous vintage finds and hand-painted buffets to handmade jewelry and soaps, We want to make sure that whatever our customers are looking for, we are able to provide.
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We are more than just a storefront, though. Deep Creek Vintage provides classes for those who want to embrace their creative sides. We also hold vintage markets where community vendors and artists are welcome to join us for the weekend to create an atmosphere of festive shopping. And our newest branch is Deep Creek Vintage Estate Services, where we take the stress out of transitioning to a new stage of life by preparing and holding estate sales for you.

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Classes are back!

The cottage is moving right along, and soon we will have a great new spot to hold workshops. And we already have a great schedule for July! School might be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that all learning has come to an end. Grab a friend and come spend some time at Deep Creek Vintage, learn a fun new skill, or polish up your talents. Take a look at some of the things we’re offering:

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Soap making is Sunday, July 17th and begins at 10am . Learn the basics of soap making when you create a batch of all natural soap.  All supplies and ingredients will be provided as you get a hands-on lesson.  Because soap does take two days to cure before it can be turned out, you will leave with a bar from a pre-made batch, but all the skills you need to make many more bars right in your home kitchen.  This class also covers the basics of essential oils.  This class is hosted by Susan of the Vintage Farmstead, and is fours hours in length.  All materials are included in the class cost of $40.

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Another of our popular classes, create you own upcycled pallet wood serving tray, is back! This class is July 21st and begins at 6pm. This class is great for all skill levels. Design a one-of-a-kind piece as you learn new painting techniques under the instruction of a resident artist.  While the construction will be handled by the instructor, this class introduces participants to the elements of designing and the tools required to construct these trays.  Materials are included in the class price, as well as hands-on instruction.  This class lasts approximately three hours, and is hosted by Cate of Cate’s Boutique.  The class cost is $45.

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We have a brand new vendor at Deep Creek Vintage, Nancy of Simple Joy Design, and she will be teaching some great floral design tips in a fun class that is premiering July 23 at 10am. In Basic Floral Design you will tie a bow, arrange flower in a vase and make a tea cup topiary. Learn to turn a grocery store bouquet into a beautiful floral vase arrangement and a basic topiary in a tea cup.  You will also be using fresh items from the garden.  Learn about the meaning of many of your favorite flowers and herbs, as well as, what you might have growing in your home garden that will make lovely cut flowers to accent your decor. You will need scissors, hand trimmers, and a coffee cup or teacup, but all other materials are provided in the class fee of $40.

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Another new class features pallet wood, but this time to create a unique wall hanging to display your favorite picture. The frame hangs suspended so that you can easily switch the picture, too. This class is great for all levels, and all supplies are included in the class fee of $40. You will leave with a finished product, ready to display on your all. This class is held July 28 beginning at 6pm and is hosted by Cate of Cate’s Boutique.

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Another popular class is our Bring Your Own Piece class, which will be held July 29 at 10am. Have a small piece that you need guidance painting?  From start to finish you will work on your own small piece of furniture or a home décor item. Item must be manageable and able to fit on a table.  Size questions?  Just ask.  You will need to bring your piece prepped and ready to go, with paint colors pre-selected. We are happy to help guide you in the prep and planning of your piece with prior notice.  All paints, finishes and full instructions are provided.  Classes hosted by Cheryl, owner Deep Creek Vintage.  This class is approximately four hours in length, and all materials and instruction are provided in the class fee of $60.

Advance registration is necessary for all classes so that we can ensure we have supplies and space for all participants. Want to reserve your spot? Just call Deep Creek Vintage at (540)623-3258 or stop by today!

On the horizon

It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss.  Over at Deep Creek Vintage we always seem to be in the middle of a rock stampede. But what fun is it to remain stagnant? As we move forward in the business, we learn what areas our customers rely on and we focus on them. We make changes, and tweak things to improve. We also learn what our customer base is looking for that we  are not currently able to provide, and we spend time researching if this is something we can do, and do well. Curious yet? Good. Because we have some news about exciting things on the horizon for Deep Creek Vintage.

What’s first? For many of our customers, dealing with helping a family member move to a new phase of life, such as an assisted living environment, is something that can prove to be not only stressful, but also extremely time consuming. Some don’t know where to begin, and the process is just overwhelming. We are happy that we are now able to help. Introducing Deep Creek Vintage Estate Services, where we help take some of the burden off your shoulders. We will come to the residence, help process the items, prepare them for the sale, and hold the estate sale for you. We know how hard this process can be, and we want to help our customers in any way we can.

That’s not the only exciting news for Deep Creek Vintage. Soon we will be adding a “new” building to the property. Located directly behind the manor house is an old cottage, in sad shape. It reminds us a lot of what the manor looked like when it was originally taken over. But, with a lot of TLC and hard work, we know that it can be made wonderful. Soon you will see lots of changes happening in this house, as it eventually becomes home to the studio, and we will be able to have lots of storage move here, too.

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What else does this mean? Well, as we move some of our storage out of the manor, it means that spaces will be freed up for new vendors to come in. So if you have been considering becoming a vendor here, contact us now and find out more information!

We’re  excited about all the wonderful things that are coming. And we’re happy that it means even more ways that we can cater to our customers. In the meantime, you’ll see us plugging along to continue to bring you more of the wonderful things you’ve come to expect at Deep Creek. Stop by today to see all the new pieces, and if you are interested in joining our team, or learning more about our estate services, just contact us.  See you soon at the manor!

Come Create with Us

We are excited that our studio is open and ready to roll!  Has the the snow had you itching to get out of the house?  To get creative?  We have your solution!  Introducing some of the classes we are now offering:

Create your own pallet wood wall sconce in a make-and-take class designed for all skill levels.  Add your own touches with supplies provided to customize this project to your liking, while learning different techniques and tricks from a resident artist.  This class lasts approximately two hours, and is hosted by Cate of Cate’s Boutique.  All materials are included in the class cost of $45.   Class date – Feb 20th, 10:30am

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Create your own upcycled pallet wood serving tray in a class for all skill levels. Design a one-of-a-kind piece as you learn new painting techniques under the instruction of a resident artist.  While the construction will be handled by the instructor, this class introduces participants to the elements of designing and the tools required to construct these trays.  Materials are included in the class price, as well as hands-on instruction.  This class lasts approximately three hours, and is hosted by Cate of Cate’s Boutique.  The class cost is $45.   Class dates –  Feb 25, 6pm, Feb 27th, 10:30am

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Learn the basics of soap making when you create a batch of all natural soap.  All supplies and ingredients will be provided as you get a hands-on lesson in soap making.  Because soap does take two days to cure before it can be turned out, you will leave with a bar from a pre-made batch, but all the skills to make many more bars right in your home kitchen.  This class also covers the basics of essential oils.  This class is hosted by Susan of the Vintage Farmstead, and is fours hours in length.  All materials are included in the class cost of $35.   Class date –   Feb 28th, 12 noon

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Have a small piece that you need guidance painting?  From start to finish you will work on your own small piece of furniture or a home décor item. Item must be manageable and able to fit on a table.  Size questions?  Just ask.  You will need to bring your piece prepped and ready to go, with paint colors pre-selected. We are happy to help guide you in the prep and planning of your piece with prior notice.  All paints, finishes and full instructions are provided.  Classes hosted by Cheryl, owner Deep Creek Vintage.  This class is approximately four hours in length, and all materials and instruction are provided in the class fee of $95.  Class date – Mar 5, 9am

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Need to create, but don’t have the space?  Studio space is available on Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 4:30pm with prior reservations.  Space is limited, so reserve early.  Space is $25 per hour with instruction, $20 per hour for space without an instructor present.  There are brushes, paint, and finishing products available for your use during this time.  You are responsible for leaving the studio as you found it.  The perfect solution for someone who is anxious to paint, but without the room.  Bring a friend and have an afternoon of fun! – Wednesday and Fridays, call to reserve

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Want a private class?  Something special?  We can customize to suit your needs!  Just give us a call or stop by to discuss how we can help.  Maybe you need one-on-one instruction, or maybe you are hoping to plan a ladies night out.  We can create a plan for exactly what you are looking for.  Call us at Deep Creek Vintage today at (540)623-3258 and let’s get creative!

School’s …..out…for…summer!

It’s the last day of school for many around here.  And while students and teachers may be celebrating, many parents are left wondering what to do with all that extra time.  What about signing up for a painting class together?  Not only is this a great chance to pick up a new skill to practice over the summer (and maybe finally start working on redecorating that room you’ve been putting off), but it can be a great bonding experience as well!

Never painted before?  Not a problem!  We offer classes for all experience levels, and we have a variety of products that you can experiment with.

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Bring your own piece:  $85

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Head to the yard sales and search out small pieces that you would both like to tackle.  We provide all the paint and materials that you need to transform them into works of art.  Instruction is provided from start to finish so that you leave with a completed project.

ABS’s of chalk/mineral paint: $65
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Learn different techniques of both paint application and distressing.  You will be able to use the techniques you learn in this class once you get home to tackle those bigger pieces.  All paint and materials are provided, and you will create a small take home project.

Paint Couture! Collection – Intro to Metallic Paints and Glazes:  $125
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This advanced class is geared for a painter with some painting experience.  Paint Couture! is a new line we are thrilled to be offering, and this class will help you learn how to incorporate metallic paints and glazes to really take your projects to the next level.

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To make sure that we have enough space and materials for everyone, advance reservations and payments are required.  If you are looking for something a little different, we can also customize classes for your group or private party.  Learn something new this summer, and have fun doing it!  Stop in today to find out more about how to transform furniture from blah to brilliant.  Can’t wait to see you soon at the Manor House!

Switch It, Change It, Rearrange It

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Well one way to make sure you stay warm when the temperatures drop is to move furniture!  In a little over a week, the doors of the Marketplace will be closing and we will be able to focus all our time, energy, and effort on the Manor House.  In the meantime, the we have been running around nonstop to make this change happen.  Vendors are moving in to the Manor, and we are clearing space to make sure we can fit everyone.  Luckily for us, this change is coming right after Christmas, and because of wonderful customers like you who chose to make Deep Creek Vintage part of your holiday shopping, we have the space to make this happen.

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Many of you have asked, and yes, there will be a studio!  One thing we are working on is clearing out a room that was previously used for storing and sorting new pieces to be able to provide a studio in the house.  This room was the original kitchen of the house, so it has a working sink and will provide us a great space to create beautiful pieces.  Carpet is down, and the groundwork has been laid.  Pictures to come soon!

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We are changing things here, but we shouldn’t be the only ones!  The new year is a great time to switch around things in your home, too!  And Deep Creek is a great place to come for the pieces to make it happen.  Vendors are bringing in new things constantly, and switching around their spaces with pieces that just might add the perfect touch to your home.

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We are excited about the future of Deep Creek Vintage.  While we are sad to say goodbye to the Marketplace, and know that many of our customers will miss it, we know that these changes are in the the best interest of Deep Creek Vintage, our vendors, and our customers.  We thank you for your support as we make the transition, and are excited to show you a new Deep Creek in the weeks to come.

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