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I’m Going To Camp

Like many of you, I use the “do not disturb” setting on my phone & iPad. A girl’s gotta get some beauty sleep, you know? So when I woke up Tuesday morning to my Twitter notifications, I was pretty excited.

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But was it too good to be true?

Only a week earlier we received an email at the shop about Design Camp. The email described the two-day opportunity to learn and network with some of the most respected names in design business; in all areas of the business. I mentioned to Dana that I thought it could be something good for us to do. Of course Money Lady responds with the “We’ll have to look at the budget” answer that she’s so good at. (That damn voice of reason; must we all have one??) Well it just so happened Dana was leaving the next morning for Mexico so we wouldn’t be able to go over it until she got back. I know, world smallest violin playing for Dana: Mexico, while we were freezing back here. I’ll give her this; she deserved it and yes, she had a blast. I’m thankful she came back.

Anyhoo, I saw on Twitter that Lisa Mende was giving away two free tickets on her blog Lisa Mende Design to attend this event. I thought what the heck, what do I have to lose? So I commented about one of the many speakers I’d be interested most in hearing. Well, let me just say, my luck is starting out on a high note in 2013, because I won the opportunity! I must admit, my first thought was I never win anything, it’s gotta be too good to be true. So I just kinda sat on it awhile until I got the message asking for all my details. So ladies and gents-

I’M GOING TO DESIGN CAMP! In Atlanta. At the end of the month. It’s a whirlwind, clearing schedules and making plans, but I’m so sure this is going to be such a worthwhile event! And luckily the budget thing didn’t have to play a big part in the decision. I can’t wait! If you’re curious about what Design Camp is all about or want to join me, check out the website here. My goals are to learn a lot, network and make new connections, and get motivated. Thank you over and over to Lisa Mende, Kelli Ellis & Lori Dennis! I look forward to meeting you all!

See you at The Fox!

And the winner is…

Thank you for graciously Sharing Your Scout with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing how your Vintage Scout treasures look in your home. But there can only be one winner.

Jennifer L. shared this photo of the fleur de lis hooks she snagged at Vintage Scout. She is the lucky winner of her choice of a Delirium Candle or Cucina product.

Don’t let the end of the contest stop you from Sharing Your Scout. We love seeing how our lovlies look when they find new homes. Remember to use the #vintagescout. You can check out what’s new at Vintage Scout by following us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Share Your Scout

December is “Share your Scout” month.

Upload a picture of something you got from Vintage Scout Interiors or a room that the Scouts helped you with or even your favorite thing in our store or website.

Post it to our Facebook page, Tweet it, Instagram it, or Pin it to Pinterest, all with the hashtag #VintageScout .

At the end of the month we’ll randomly select one winner out of those who join in the fun to receive your choice of a Delirium Candle, a Cucina hand soap, or a Savon de Marseille lavender soap.

Don’t forget to include the #VintageScout. That’s how we’ll compile the list. Start sharing today!

Look For It

OK, so last we caught up, the Scouts have come up with a new logo and tagline. We still need our new signage, but we decided if we were going to “get fresh”, our website was the next place to move. Let me let you in on a little secret about our website: I made it on a program I bought for $50 and you can probably tell. Our blog is hosted by Blogspot, and our online “store” is Etsy. Nothing wrong with those two sites- although I’ve had my battles with layout on Blogger (can you hear my frustration???) And I adore Etsy- it’s addictive and a great resource.

Some of you may remember when Design*Sponge launched their consulting branch. To start out, they gave away two free consultations.

From: Grace Bonney [mailto:consulting@designsponge.com]
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 1:56 PM
To: debbie@vintagescout.com
Subject: You’ve won the Consulting Session!

Hi Debbie,

I’m pleased to inform you that you are the winner of one of the two free Design*Sponge Consulting Sessions.

I can’t wait to work with you.

I’ll be announcing you as one of the winners to the list later today, but I wanted to let you know that when I say Debbie from Ohio, that yes, I am talking about you.

🙂

I’ll be emailing you next week to plan and schedule our time together.

Get ready to work!

best,
Grace

Grace and AJ were very organized and professional and had some super advice for me. I HIGHLY recommend contacting them to take your design online presence to the next level- whatever that may be. For us, we’re just barely starting out. We’re full time interior designers with a retail store. Not a heck of a lot of time for anything else if you know what I mean. I guess that’s why we’re a full year + forward from that lucky giveaway.

OK, so fast forward and we finally save up enough to contact a local company to help us launch our new site, incorporate lots of D*S Consulting ideas, and an online store. Yes, you heard it right, our online store. We’re psyched! But lordy, this process takes time. We were really hoping our new site would be up and running by now, but currently there is an issue with the shopping cart software. Stay tuned for the big debut.

So anyway, that’s big reason 2 you haven’t seen much of the Scouts online. We have been trying to keep up with quick updates on our Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, so don’t miss us there.

Remember Us?

Hi. Wow. Yes, it’s been awhile. I can’t believe our last blog post was about Valentine’s Day. Imagine us with our fingers in the shape of an “L” on our forehead.

I can’t promise you it won’t happen again. But here’s what we can do… how about three other ways to keep up with what the Scouts are doing?

You can hardly call us Social Media Mavens, but we do our best. We’ve got a little presence on the two big sites, plus another one you’re gonna love.

Almost everyone these days is on Facebook, and the Scouts are no exception. Our FB page is the best place to find out on a day-to-day basis what’s up at the Studio. Your bonus for “liking” us on Facebook- impromtu specials only advertised on Facebook. So scoot on over to our page, like us, and pretty soon there’ll be something in it for you.

Technically, all the Scouts have Twitter pages. Some tweet more than others, so we’ll link you to one and you can go from there. Twitter is a way to get to know the Scouts on a more personal level. Many of our tweets are about design, but here and there you’ll get those other tidbits about random things we like or want to rant about.

Our newest online passion is Pinterest. Have you all heard about it? If not, get on the bandwagon- it’s awesome! Pinterest is a place to collect all those inspiration photos you love, but don’t know how to keep track of them. Kinda like a virtual bulletin board. Currently, Pinterest is by invitation only, so if you’d like an invite, comment that you would on our FB page, and we’ll send one off to you. Scouts Dana and Debbie currently have Pinterest boards and we’d love if you’d follow us.

And we’ll try to be better about blogging more often. Trust me, we’ve got good intentions; enough to pave a road to somewhere. While we’re at it about blogging, what would you like to see us blog about? Projects we’re working on? Stuff in the Studio? Topics other than design? Let us know.

Fondly, Your Friends, The Scouts.