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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Artist Rita Reade of Mammabellarte

  One of my dearest friends, whom I don't see nearly enough is Rita Reade of Mammabellarte. If you have had the pleasure of meeting her, you are quickly a friend and spending time in her home you are no longer a friend but family. Hospitality is a part of Rita's "Italian way". Her and her husband love to cook and entertain. Her home is filled with laughter and creativity as well as lots of paws! Rita is an amazing wood worker, the co-host of The Vintage Marketplace and the queen of soldering.
Rita Reade
Treasures
Rita's amazing work
 I am in a happy place! But take away my creativity and I would be the saddest person in the world. Most importantly to be happy with what you do is having the support from your fellow artists and if possible from your family. I am fortunate to have a husband and boys that seem to be interested when I talk about my creations. I have been making birdhouses, signs, cabinets from vintage windows and much more for 18 years.  Sharon Hughes always says: “Follow your Dreams”, YES do follow them. Surround yourself with people that support you, it’s very important. 
The Vintage Marketplace at The Oaks
Gorgeous farmhouse table
Rita with fellow vendor Amber of Black Rooster Cottage

 A beautiful and rewarding accomplishment has been starting The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks here in Rainbow, California with my adorable sister in-law Artist Christie Repasy. As an artist I saw a need to have a beautiful venue for fellow artists to sell their creations  so Christie and I started with Chateau de Fleurs in her cottage's garden. We brought together 12 vendors and had an amazing show! Three years later we have 40 vendors and moved to an incredible park and changed the name to "The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks".The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks has been featured in several magazines including Romantic Homes and Romantic Country as one of the best flea markets in the state.

That's Italian!

My favorite quote in absolute is:
"Action is the foundational key to all success"
Pablo Picasso
Follow me on my blog: Mammabellarte.blogspot.com
FaceBook Page: Mammabellarte
FaceBook Page: TheVintage Marketplace

The next Vintage Marketplace is Friday & Saturday
June 1-2, 2012
Don't miss out!



2 comments:

Rita said...

Thank you Sharon for having me on your site! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks. Ciao Rita

Amber said...

Beautiful post Sharon, about a beautiful lady! :)