Welcome to the Garden Party!

This month we're introducing something completely new to the shop - a Garden Party! We have brand new vendors Roots & Table, who are bringing not only their expertise in plants, but also a keen eye for how to decorate and include living things into your home, porch and patio decor. 

You'll be able to find the party easily by following the greenery through the shop! We're rolling out the magic carpet, lining our dock with tropical fauna and pansies and if you follow the smell of popcorn you won't be able to miss the fabulous, fresh goodies down in our lower mezzanine area. 

Once you find the party, be sure to grab a bag of that delicious popcorn while you learn more about urban gardening, peruse terra cotta pots and garden art and select plants that are perfect for your needs. 

To learn more about our new vendors Roots & Table, click here to see their info on our site. 

Be sure to bring your curiosity and love of all things green when you come to visit! 

April First Friday Weekend Preview Gallery

April is a time for growth and fresh changes! We're embracing all things green this month by adding brand new vendors Roots & Table, which focuses on greens for table, porch and patio. We've also brought a lot of fresh furniture to the shop in gorgeous shades of light green, white and cream. Checkout the gallery below to see just a sampling of all the fabulous offerings we'll have for this month! 

March First Friday Weekends Preview Gallery

The level of activity in the West Bottoms the week before a First Friday Weekend is palpable! Trucks, trailers and vans full of fresh inventory are loaded in. Serendipity added barn doors, shutters, vintage spring clothing, Easter decor, signs, jewelry and painted furniture! More is on the way in the next few days leading to the March 4th opening. Come join us, our snack bar will be serving a wonderful, refreshing salad and scones! 

Take a peek at just a sampling of the Spring, Easter and new items we'll have in the shop starting at 9am on Friday, March 4th! 

 

Serendipity Inspirations - How to Use Scrap Pieces to Create a Custom Cash Wrap

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Serendipity is the creativeness of our vendors. Using scrap and salvaged supplies from two of our vendors - The Wood Brothers and Little Man Enterprises we turned a $15 thrift find into a one-of-a-kind, truly original cash wrap in our expanded space on the south side of the shop. 

A close up of the pieces we used on the cash wrap. 

We started with a buffet that we found at a sale. It had no drawers and only one cubby door, so it was in pretty rough shape, but the bones were still good! We turned the side of the buffet without the drawers toward cashier and set it up to house our supplies, wrapping paper and bags.

Next we affixed a piece of beautifully rusted and patina-heavy tin to the front.

Raw pieces of tin ready for your projects! 

On either side of the piece of tin we placed a shutter. 

Shutters available in our lower mezzanine. 

The final thing that tied the piece together and rounded out any rough edges was a piece of beadboard we placed along the top of the metal sheet that acts as trim.

Beadboards and salvaged trim for projects.

The actual hard work on this project was done by our handy and clever vendor Bob from The Wood Brothers.

We could have spent hundreds of dollars on a much "finer" cash wrap, but we enjoyed the challenge of putting this one together and sharing the process with you. Isn't the final result stunning?!

Completed cash wrap. 

If this piece inspired you, don't worry, we didn't use up all the cool salvaged and scrap pieces in the store! You can find more items, perfect for creative projects, in our lower mezzanine (yes, we realize that 's not a conventional term, but neither are we!)

Find some wonderful and interesting parts and pieces, add your own special imaginative touch and send us photos. We'd love to do a featured on your project!


Welcome to Serendipity!

Hello! Welcome to Serendipity. We're excited to start sharing information about our vendors, news and events in the shop and tips and tricks around home decor, DIY projects and other fun crafty ideas. Each month we'll post a gallery of new pieces in the shop before our big First Weekend events, so be sure to sign up to follow the blog and stay connected with us!