Sunday, October 7, 2012
We have had the most amazing weather EVER in the last 2 months here in the Seattle area. One morning of drizzle in two months ... the rest of the days are sunny, warm and moisture free. For me, this has been a gift. My entire back yard is FULL of furniture projects. I know my neighbors think I am a hoarder ... as you can see through my fence, it looks like the entire yard is covered with "things". But, this is how I make money ... I find amazing pieces that have been forgotten and mistreated and I (meaning my husband, Jeff) brings them back to life. I have been preparing for Remnants of the Past in California and wondering what I was going to take. Not to worry, as the last few weeks I have recvd. multiple calls from people and found an amazing collections of goods for the show. So excited to hit the road and head down to California ... thinking of going through the Redwoods this year instead of I-5. It will all depend on when we leave. I am bribing the kids to help and rallying the troops ... always toooooo much to do. wish me luck. Dawn
Friday, April 6, 2012
The picking has been GREAT lately ... here are a few of todays bounty ... some amazing metal items ... a great zinc and green trough from an equestrian farm that sadly was purchased for a new apartment complex ... some old radiators that had such great relief on them (we are going to be turning these into lights) ... a concrete piece that i am salivating over (love concrete) and a huge wood screen that I am going to use for display at the store to frame pressed botanicals or old prints. Love the industrial metal and butcher block table ... this I know, will turn out amazing ... quirky and one of a kind. The leather books with gold filigree ... les miserables ... a fabulous set for a bookcase or coffee table.
I love to show the state in which I find some of these things and what they end up looking like in the end. Mr. Oscar is crazy talented and works magic with everything I bring home ... I simply could not do what I do without him.
Amazing Washington Moss ... perfect for those of us who love a natural garden with lots of architectural concrete statuary and urns. It takes years to get this way ... basically you have to ignore it for a looongggg time. But when spring comes and the blossoms from the cherry trees start exploding and the little leaves start sprouting ... it is simply magical. Absolutely love this time of year ... i had a few moments out in the garden today, just puttering around ... and so I had to grab my camera and take some pictures.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Here are some pictures of my booth at the rust and ruffles show (i have been told by many of you i have to become more active posting pictures and information on my blog and yes, i promise in the next day or two my facebook will be up and accepting friends ... sorry about being SOOO behind the times, i have been busy looking for treasures for all of you.
A huge thank you to all of you who came to the Rust and Ruffles show on friday and saturday ... it was a huge success. Lots of great vendors and things to buy. A big thank you to Timi who knows how to throw a party and promote a GREAT show and to all the sweet helpers who made it fun and problem free.
and just a short addendum that i will be talking more about real soon ... I am FINALLY going to have a retail spot you can shop from in between shows. I am one of the vendors going into the new RUST and RUFFLES Square in Snohomish. I am SUPER excited about it and plan on stocking it to the hilt. It is a fabulous industrial space and i am really excited about the possibilities. I will be posting more soon ... i have a lot of laundry to catch up on and housekeeping chores to attend to.
Monday, February 7, 2011
I am so glad to finally post something on my blog ... the last two months have been so crazy with events and family projects, rain ... lots of rain and cold weather ... i was going crazy trying to get everything done. And, in the midst of all that, we were hit with a horrible computer virus, wiping out our entire hard drive. Jeff and I are both self employed pretty much, so we had to recreate lots and lots of records for tax season coming up. As you can imagine ... LOTS OF FUN!!!
Anyway, here i am, back in the saddle and i just had to post a picture of a cute little bench i just finished fixing up for my upcoming shows. I happen to be looking through the latest issue of lonny magazine and look what i found ... on page 107 ... the exact same bench. I actually found it in the gold and gold coloring as shown in the magazine pictures but it had been pretty much trashed so i decided to paint and pair it with this fun leopard like print. So much fun for an entry or small space.
If you are local, don't forget about Second Saturdayz Market this weekend and Rust and Ruffles show next weekend. I will be at both.