Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Scouting...for Junk!

The new spot at Faded Elegance
is keeping me jumping!
Last weekend, I needed a change of pace
going to my normal 'junkin' stomping grounds,
so I invited my friend Vicki along for some fun.
Vicki and I met years ago when our sons were on the same t-ball team.
The boys were 5 then and are 14 now! 
Over the years we have had a ton of fun with
our big group of friends.  We've even been walking buddies
for a couple of years now.
She always captures the fun with her camera.
Here's a peek back at a few events...
2009: Chopsticks Celebration: Bonnie, Me, Vicki

2009: New Years Eve: 70's Theme

2010: Concert at the Winery
Vicki, Tiffany, Me, Diane

2011: Vicki's 40th Birthday
Kelley, Me, Brandy, Tiffany, Vicki, Kirsten, Susan and Bonnie

New Years Eve 2012
As you can see...we have had our share of good times.
We found a lot of good stuff out shopping, most of which
I neglected to capture pictures of before they sold.
However, I just wrapped up this little antique coffee table that
Vicki spied for me (thank you!).


Magnolia (Maison Blanche La Craie)

Heavily distressed the edges and used dark wax to really age it.
Love how it turned out and it was even more cool
knowing that I had help picking it out!
It was so fun hanging out for the day with a good friend.
Feeling blessed today!
Have a fabulous week friends!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Fever!

Although Spring in the Northwest 

is synonymous with


it doesn't bother me (for the most part)

...I still get Spring Fever!

I can smell the sweetness in the air!

Jasmine is blooming and it reminds me of my childhood.

Good memories of my grandma and mom having

coffee at the kitchen table, catching up on the neighborhood gossip,

while I play tether ball in my grandparent's backyard.


I haven't thought about that in years.

Anyway, it's Spring at

and it looks fresh, bright and fun!  

You must come visit!

This pic (below) was taken last week, but wanted to show

how nice and full my shared space with Katie (Inspired by Ellee) was.


It was an extremely busy week for many vendors at Faded

(woot, woot!).

I had several pieces that sold and

I wasn't able to get pics taken when I brought them in, but in the retail world

that's a good thing.

My reclaimed wood frames (pic below) are high up, making use of the 

vast wall space and high ceilings. 

All are painted with Maison Blanche Le Craie 

(available at Faded).

I used Silver Mink, Franciscan Grey and Magnolia.

You can read my thoughts on the paint here.

I found this lil' beat up dresser awhile ago and it has

been sitting in the garage begging for some TLC.

I slapped some paint on it, put some numbers on

to funk it up a bit and brought it down to help with my rearrange.

I love that I can change up the look daily at Faded...

Spring is the perfect time to change things up in your own home.

Don't be afraid to rearrange furniture, change art around, "shop"

from different rooms of your home to create a new look.

And, if you need a nudge to get started, pop into

Faded Elegance for some inspiration!

Happy Spring!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wide Open Spaces!


I can finally share some fun news...

With A Twist 

has a new space at

I spent all day Monday

and Tuesday morning

moving into an entirely new

space downstairs.

I am so excited and ready to embrace this change :)

The space is on the left if you are facing the back of the store, just

past the cash register.

Lots of rustic garden inspirations!

The space is very large, large enough to


My friend Katie of 

will be my neighbor!

Although we loved being in our own cozy

 "little world" upstairs, 

we both were giddy when this move came about.

Change is good, especially when it comes to 

allowing move creativity to flow!

I hope you will come down and see how everything is coming


Cheers to wide open spaces!

Have a terrific week!