Saturday, July 31, 2010

Barn House Show

The Barn House Show was quite the success.
Tons of customers, beautiful booths and just a nice day.
When we first got there, we had quite the traffic jam.  We parked about 1/4 down the hill and hiked up.   It was really fun to run into store owners and customers.   I came home with some new treasures.
Here is a glimpse of "Retreat".  Their booth just gets better and better.

Not a great picture, but they had darling cupcakes for sale
Right up front was "Queen of Tarte"
As always a very cute booth.
Lots and lots of people!
Lots of fun displays, the vendors really out did themselves.  I got lots of inspiration!
It was fun to see you all there.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Barnhouse tomorrow

I talked my husband in going tomorrow with me.  Since the grandbabies are in Portland, he agreed to come with me to the show and then pick up the babies.  Can't wait! 
See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Favorite Pj's

We just got in my all time favorite set of pajamas.  When I go out of town, these are what I bring.  So pretty and soft, I just love them.
  Sooooo comfy. We just received the sets in white and black.  The black has a tank top but the same style.  Sizes are s,m,or l.
Feel free to send me an e-mail with any questions. 
The top is 3/4 sleeve in a soft knit with a pretty satin bow. The top never looses it's shape 
The pant is satin with a ribbed waist band and a satin drawstring.
You wil love them!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Simply Sweet Cupcakes

Have you been to Snohomish Lately?
Make sure on your next visit you check out
"Simply Sweet Cupcakes"
It is located on 1st street in the old Barber Shop.
Darling Pink and Brown with the most delicious cupcakes.
Cute little tables to enjoy your cupcake at, or take out for your special occasion.
Check out these delicious flavors!
Cute decor!
And of course a friendly face to help you with your choices.
Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Snohomish Garden Tour

Snohomish Garden Club 26th Annual Garden Tour

Date and Day: July 25, 2010, Sunday
Cost: $12.00
Location of gardens: In and around Snohomish, WA. Specific directions and locations are included in your garden tour ticket/program.
Tickets, Posters, Plants, and Raffle Tickets available the day of the Tour at the Snohomish Library Courtyard, 311 Maple Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290, between 10 am & 4 pm. Tickets $12.00, 2010 Poster, with art by Snohomish High School student Kaya Reilly, available for sale for $5.00, plants from Garden club member gardens at end of season bargain prices!
Tomorrow should be an amazing day for a garden tour!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rendezvous Celebration

By popular demand..... We are launching our Rendezvous "Celebration".  This is the first release of this series.
Others will be, House Warming, Wedding, Thank You, etc.  Our Birthday candles is 100% soy of course and the scent is Birthday Cake.  Any questions, feel free to e-mail me at

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back from the Atlanta Gift Show

Heather and I just returned from the Atlanta Gift Show.
We took a red eye flight on Thursday and started our shopping very early on Friday.  It's amazing how Heather can look so cute with no sleep and I can just look awful. (no picture of me that's for sure). We had a very good time, got lots of inspiration and laughed alot.   Below are some pictures I took of some of our favorite showrooms and items coming soon.

Our first stop is Bella Notte.  Just to see their beautiful beds, new colors and fabrics and to get good ideas.  Here is white and flax with just a touch of
Sea Glass

Champagne and flax with the new Linen with Crocheted edge
I love the peony duvet.  Very simple and lovely. New pillow size is the oversized Euro.  Perfect to use 2 on a king size bed instead of 4 regular Euro's.  Available in a few of the fabrics now.  We also have the fillers to sell
Well, this was Heather's favorite.  Charcoal and white.  This is what she is doing on her bed this year.  The velvet duvet is now backed with the new
Madera Fabric.  This is their newest sheeting fabric, so very soft and made of 100% Tensel.  
Our favorite antique dealers with all their new finds plus
reproductions as well.  Lot's of inspiration!
This is their new addition "Teddy".  Amelia thinks he is a terror,
but look at this face.  He was in time out alot.   We fell in love with him and I think he got more attention than the furniture.
Love this vintage chandelier. 
Lot's of vintage chandeliers!
Shower Curtains with Ruffles.  I love these.  We ordered them in white with tuxedo ruffles and prom ruffles.  I am very excited about these as I need one for myself.    Heather has the big ruffles already but I think I will go with the Tuxedo Ruffles.
Speaking of Ruffles!
This is a new line for us.  All white, ruffles and lots of layers.
A bit less expensive than our Bella Notte, but really good quality.
Mix with Bella Notte or use all.  They even have sheets with a ruffle on the top sheet.  The sheet sets are really reasonable. 
As we were almost getting ready to head to the Airport,
we found this amazing line.  Not Sid Dickens, better!
I have always wanted to carry Sid Dickens, but there is always someone else in my area.  Since they have someone in Bellevue, they won't sell to anyone in Kirkland.  Crazy!,  But good things happen to those who wait.
I love these more.  Great designs, more femenine, great colors, same size.
Can't wait to get them in.  You will want to start collecting.  Plus the designer is a really nice lady.   They have a womens touch for sure.
That's it for now.  We landed at 2:00 this morning our time, but I couldn't wait to show you some pictures.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Time for Bed

We just got this darling pillow in today.
"Time for Bed" 
Pillow comes with a vintage clock attached.
12x23, buttons, ribbon, and lace.
too cute!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

100 Hounds of Kirkland

Last summer Kirkland residents and their dogs lined up to participate in photographer Cathy Handfelt's 100 Hounds of Kirkland project, a fundraiser for the Seattle Humane Society. Cathy, the owner of Little Monarch Studios, thought that a calendar of 100 Kirkland dogs would be a great way to include dog-lovers in a fun project for a great cause: supporting the care of pets at the Seattle Humane Society, until they can be placed into loving homes of their own.
We have the book available here at haley's cottage with all proceeds going to the Humane Society.  So far this project has raised over $18,000.00.
The book is amazing with great photos of some of kirklands best and luckiest
dogs.  A great gift for your dog loving friends.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Haley's Back!

Haley is Back Home.  Yeah!!!!!
Haley went to Hawaii about 10 months ago to pursue some other opportunities.  But while she was there, her sweet Nanny was diagnosed with Cancer.  So Haley dropped everything there and stayed with her and took care of her.  Now for a 25 year old, it was amazing, sad, happy and lots of tears.  She had many scarry moments thinking Nanny was going to die, but then she comes to and has some good days.  Haley decided to come home, as it was time for more qualified nurses to come.  (I think she was worn out)  We of course home for miracles, but Haley had some good moments with her Nanny.  All my kids adore her as she has been a great grandma to them.   Hopefully my grand babies will feel the same about me. 
The good news is that Haley can take over her candle business. 
 I am semi-retiring!