Thursday, September 19, 2013

It’s a Great Gatsby Affair

 
Faded Elegance’s 13th Anniversary Sale & Soiree
Friday, Sept. 27th |5-9pm 
It’s our Biggest Sale of the Year!
 20% OFF Entire Stock Antique & Vintage Treasures
It’s a Great Gatsby Affair, Come in your flapper best and win! (Not required) Best Flapper costume judging Friday Sept. 27th 5-9pm during our Sale& Soiree.  Winners to be announced Saturday Sept. 28th with pictures!
Don’t want to put on your Flapper best, no worries we will be holding fabulous drawings all night, and did I mention it’s the BIGGEST SALE of the year? 

Enjoy a very special one-of-a kind Tippy Stockton Jewelry Trunk Show.  http://www.tippystockton.com/
In True Faded Elegance Style there will be Sips & Nibbles, Gifts, Drawings and Prizes
We will close early Friday, Sept 27th at 4pm and reopen for our Soiree at 5pm for our VIP friend, that’s you!
Thank you for your support over the years, I am truly blesses to be doing what I love and to be surrounded by so many talented and amazing people.  Thank you! oxox Kimberly

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Masion Blance La Craie, that’s French for “the chalk” paint.


Have you heard?  Faded Elegance is carrying Maison Blanche’s Paint Company’s products.  I have had so many requests over the years for my paint colors and instruction on painting furniture.  I have looked far and wide for a quality product that met my high standards.  I am proud to stock the Masion Blance La Craie, that’s French for “the chalk” paint.  This is a high premium Furniture Paint that will adhesion to almost any surface.  La Craie contains no harsh chemical drying agents. This means a longer "open time" or "wet time" allowing the paint to settle and smooth as it dries to a velvety finish and reduces the likelihood of chalk balls.

I have tried many different waxes over the years and the Maison Blanche Paint Company's Antique Wax is the best.  This wax is a premium formulation that has been manufactured from an Old Dutch recipe for over 100 years. The best part is a little goes a long way and with the La Craie no need to apply clear Antique Wax prior to applying Dark Brown Antique Wax! 
One of the many exciting things about The Maison Blanche line are the different products available that can make your projects truly custom and one of a kind.  I’ve been working with the Le Dirt antiquing dust and Glacage Embossing Crème and will post about it very soon.  Use Le Dirt in conjunction with other Maison Blanche Paint Company products to create a believably authentic, delicately aged finish.  Glacage Embossing Crème is furniture refinishing texture medium used to transform furniture and cabinetry into fantastic custom creations. Glacage is an acrylic, water-based, thick texturing cream that mimics the look and feel of intricately carved wood. Create beautiful textured finishes over wood, cabinetry, and previously painted furniture.
{New French Desk that I painted with Silver Mink and waxed with clear wax.} 
 
Starting March 2013 I will be teaching painting technique classes using the Maison Blanche products at Faded Elegance, so keep posted for details.
Check out what my friend Cheree of With a Twist says about La Craie.  Cheree is one of my talented dealers at Faded Elegance.  http://withatwistdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/maison-blanche-la-craie.html

Happing painting~ Kimberly

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

12th Anniversary Sale & Soirée

Faded Elegance
12th Anniversary Sale & Soirée
Friday September 28th | 6-9pm
 
We want to {THANK YOU} for 12 fabulous years by offering our VIP friends a special evening.  It promises to be in true Faded Elegance style with Decadent Chocolate, Bubbly, Gift With Purchase and Drawings.
  
SHOP our {BIGGEST} SALE of the season before anyone else, this is the big one!
 
In the spirit of celebrating the joy of being able to follow my dream and do what I truly love, I’ve invited two talented ladies following their passion to help make our
special night even more special. 
 
{GLAM} it up in our photo booth with Heather Lynn Photographie http://www.heatherlynnphotographie.com  I can’t say enough about Heather, her photography is AMAZING.  Her zest for life evident in her work, she captures the moment beautifully.  Gather your gal pals for a glam shoot in the photo fun booth.  
 Everyone gets a photo for FREE!   
{ENJOY} a one of a kind jewelry trunk show featuring Patricia Mackey of Tippy Stockton Jewelry http://tippystockton.com Patricia just returned from NYC with new finds that she is creating One of a Kind pieces for our event.   Patricia Lives by the Motto “live with no regrets and so what makes you happy!”  Patricia is following her dream creating beautiful on of a kind jewelry.  We carry Tippy Stockton jewelry year round at Faded Elegance.

We have very special Gift with Purchase for the evening while supplies last.
Enter to win one of many of our many drawings during the evening.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to follow my passion.  It’s our friends that make this all possible.  I look forward to the next 12 years; Chloe will be working in the store by then xoxoKimberly

Friday, September 14, 2012

Join us for {Craft} Night

Join us Friday Sept. 21st |6-9 pm
for {Craft} Night at Faded Elegance with our creative Friend Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design, http://fourcornersdesign.blogspot.com/  .
It really pays to have super talented creative friends! 
Create a one of a kind paper weight from a lead crystal blank - filled with your own collage created from old French books, snippets of vintage maps, dictionary pages, vintage wallpaper, buttons, feathers, postage stamps, leaves, ribbons and a pinch of glitter!
As always it’s a party with Sips and Nibbles, so gather your gal pals of a creative evening at Faded Elegance. 
FEE: $36.00 all supplies included and Sips and Nibbles, Just bring your creativity!
RSVP 360-568-5333 space is limited!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Madness Giveaway

No more ho hum Mondays! Every Monday is Monday Madness Giveaway at Faded Elegance.  Just go to our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/FadedElegance and “like” our Monday Madness Giveaway post and be entered to win this week’s giveaway.  This week enter to win our new Wooster & Prince Emery Board Set.
For the traveling fashionista! Lovely artwork meets every day function with Wooster & Prince Emery board sets these high style Emery board and super-portable, must-have Travel Tweezers.  Designed by Amy Ormond with the simple goal of fusing a modern color palette with a love of vintage textiles, Amy created an original anthology of patterns for a beautiful line of stationery and gifts.
These lovely Emory Board sets are Packaged in a protective vinyl sleeve with flap closure, the pack of three can be taken anywhere for a quick manicure.
These beautiful and seriously functional are perfectly packaged to be tossed into an overnight bag at a moment’s notice.
Don’t waste a minute go to www.Facebook.com/FadedElegance to enter to win a Wooster & Prince Emery Board Set~GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

If you have to be a doormat, be French and Fabulous!

I am in love with our new French doormats priced at $34.99;
they make a grand entrance to any home.
Postale Coir Doormat $34.99
Louvre Coir Doormat $34.99

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Road Trip Part II

After spending several days in Palm Springs we headed to my most favorite Antique Faire, Alameda Point Antiques Faire in San Francisco.  My heart starts to race thinking about this Faire, we have been going for years.  Chloe was only 3 months old when she went on her first road trip to Alameda.  The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California.
Held on the 1st Sunday of every month, the Faire boasts over 800 Dealer booths. All items are 20 years old or older. The ultimate place to shop for vintage and antique home decorations, clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books and collectibles.
 French grain sacks, they make great pillows.  They are now at Faded Elegance!
Antique French wine bottles packed in their original straw packing.
More fabulous French finds
Le truc- yummy! Have to keep Team Faded Elegance fueled!
Great Statuary
Chloe and Charlie posing for a picture, Charlie makes fabulous tables from re-claimed wood and architectural details. This fantastic reclaimed wood table with antique baluster legs had Faded Elegance all over it! 
Anthony is so good at gathering all my treasures while I run around and buy, I've got a good team.  Anthony and Chloe work pretty cheap, a nice dinner after our shopping blitz.

More fabulous finds
My growing treasure trove, four full carts later and we were ready to load our trailer and head to San Francisco’s China Town for a delicious dinner.