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Hey, Valentine: Enter the Love Letter Contest, Win Something Lovely

This is simple. And either way, you get a free Valentine’s Day gift out of it—a love letter to your sweetheart.

Can’t beat that. Unless you win this:

You could win your sweetheart (or yourself) this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind necklace from Blue Ribbon Salvage.

You’ve only got a few days left to enter.
Go now to BlueRibbonSalvage.com »

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Renegade: Craft Fair with Blue Ribbon Salvage
Cool: Fraternal Fist Bump, Circa 1890s
Handmade Ho Down: Catch Blue Ribbon Salvage & Local Artisans Down

Crafterino: See “Elfis” The Christmas Elf Elvis AND Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Good beer, cool handmade holiday gifts, an Elvis elf, and a benefit for the homelss. How’s this for one-stop holiday shopping? The Holiday Crafterino:

  • Handmade gifts from 30+ Bay Area vendors
    including the incredible Blue Ribbon Salvage
  • Elfis the Christmas Elf Elvis Impersonator LIVE
  • Proceeds benefit the homeless, via COTS
  • Dozens of belgian and craft beers at TAPS

Get all the details at Downtown Petaluma Craft Mart. And check out Elfis’ site.

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TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy
Beer: Deep Fried Bacon Dog and Anchor Humming Ale at TAPS Petaluma
Petaluma Whiskerino: ‘Beardo Optico’ Video
Drink: New Craft Beer Bar Opens In Downtown Petaluma, TAPS
Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
Cool: Fraternal Fist Bump, Circa 1890s
Jingle: Best Coast x Wavves Christmas Song for … Target?!

Gallery: Petaluma Rivertown Revival

For the 1st annual Petaluma Rivertown Revival festival at Steamer Landing Park there was a loose river monster (which was later caught … see below), viking ships, SRL robots, Lagunitas, deep-fried pickles, and killer handmade crafts. If you missed it, you really missed out. One more reason to love this crazy-ass town.

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Sneak Peek: The Petaluma River Monster, Opens Friday at Heebe Jeebe!

What a great way to kick off Petaluma’s Butter and Egg Days festivites—an art show that invites people to interpret what the (now)famed river monster looks like. The Petaluma River Monster Project opens 4.22 and it’s just part of the Petaluma River Revival & Art Boat Festival that’s coming in June. Stay tuned.

When Mel and the boys entered their pieces they brought the camera. Here’s a sneak peek of just a clawful of creative monsters from this fantastic show …

Karen and Scott Hess entry offers photographic proof!

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Saturday: Catch Blue Ribbon Salvage & Local Artisans at Oakland’s Handmade Ho Down

Don’t be put off or confused by the ridiculously long name, Mini Marzipan & East Bay Express Present: Taste For Artisans Event, The Handmade Ho Down. Just go for the great crafts, good bands, and tasty treats. And the gorgeous jewelry of Blue Ribbon Salvage.

Come on out this Saturday! Bring unused art supplies for DrawBridge and win prizes, too!

SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd 5 pm – 11 pm
Jack London Square
98 Broadway Ave (the old Barnes & Noble space)
more info here

Crafty: Drinks and Gifts at Etsy Handmade Ho-Down @ 1015 Folsom
Blue RIbbon Salvage Vintage Bling, Found & Redeemed

Beardo: Vintage Wax Mannequin Head Circa 1930

That beard’s real human hair, folks. Not beard hair. Just … best not to think about what part it’s from.

Melissa spotted this vintage, glass-eyed, wax mannequin head on eBay. This second it’s at $599 and has two more days. Don’t sleep!

Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
WTF: Male Genitalia-Shaped Cashew on Craigslist
Adv: Japanese Banana Man Spot Will Creep You The F Out
Video: Creepy Raccoon Hand
Ongoing: A Collection of Facial Hair Collections

Hurry: Holiday Gift Show Saturday “Running With Glitter” By Petaluma Craft Mafia

Running With Glitter

Time’s runnin’ out before gift buying turns to gift giving. You ready?

Finish your shopping in one spot:

THIS SATURDAY » Running With Glitter
12 to 5 pm at the Petaluma Veterans Hall
FREE swag bags for the first 50 people!

This’ll be the last big ’09 show for Blue Ribbon Salvage jewelry. So be sure to stop by Mel’s booth and say Hëy.

Blue Ribbon Salvage

Check out the feature on Blue Ribbon Salvage at fashion blog Style Wylde.

Crafty: Drinks and Gifts at Etsy Handmade Ho-Down @ 1015 Folsom

Etsy Handmade Ho-Down

If you weren’t at 1015 Folsom Thursday night, you missed a very cool, FREE event. Curated by Etsy so you know the goods were good. Plus, proceeds went towards DrawBridge.

Drinks and killer holiday gifts by local Bay Area artisans, including Melissa’s Blue Ribbon Salvage.

See more from Blue Ribbon Salvage

Where: 1015 Folsom, Thursday December 3rd (map)
More info on Etsy’s Handmade Ho-Down here.

Find Blue Ribbon Salvage downstairs, right next to the Magnolia Photo Booth. Primo!

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