Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year

I want to take a moment and wish our wonderful customers and blog followers Happy New Year! Enjoy the time with your family and Friends. I am thankful for your continue support of Faded Elegance, you make it possible for me to follow my bliss. Thank you for a fabulous 2009!
For our Holiday Open House, we shared holiday decorating and entertaining tips. I made signs and we displayed tips throughout the store. Hope this helps to inspire you!

The French love sparklers, on my 40th Birthday in Paris we had dinner at the most fabulous French Restaurant Julien. When the wait staff found out that it was my Birthday, they surprised me with Creme Brulee and sparklers for birthday candles. It was totally magical. Check out Julien at http://www.julienparis.com/

Last August, Dee met her daughter in Paris and brought back a very special entertaining tip.
"This past summer I was sitting in an outdoor cafe in Paris with my daughter. It was midnight and people were everywhere! We ordered Champagne to celebrate, and when it came, I knew this would be the new thing I would do for special occasions. Each glass had a strawberry on the sided with a lit sparkler though it!"
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did
~A La Votrel! Cheers- Dee Masion

Use Vintage mirrors in a new way.. place one on your dinning room table as the platform for your centerpiece for added sparkle. Hang a small embellished mirror on your front door as an alternative to a wreath. ~Blessings Jan Marie Lapsansky
"One of my favorite chores is setting an attractive and inviting table with fancy folded napkins. For folding ideas and instructions go to MarthStewart.com"
~Happy Holidays Jo Marie Richman

" Add interest and height to your vignettes by using cake stands. Antique mirrored stands ass drama and light. "
~Enjoy Darcie De Bortole

"Place card holders created from lone salt and pepper shakers can either designate a place setting for a guest or identify entrees on a buffet table. Insert a photo or favorite quote to ass interest to a bookshelf- endless possibilities!
~Happy New Years! Amy Duncan

This Punch is always a hit at our events. It look wonderful in a beautiful crystal beverage server. You can always try different fruits to float.
Mock Champagne Punch
Mix Ginger Ale with Apple Juice. Float sliced Apples and pour into an elegant decanter to serve
~Merci Kimberly

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tidings of Peace and Joy

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Happy Holidays and Thank you for a wonderful 2009!
Happy New Year-Kimberly

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Historic Snohomish Parlor Tour-Happy Holidays!

Sunday morning I was looking forward to the Historic Snohomish Parlor Tour. The past several weeks I had been chatting with several of my customers that were on the tour this year. I was so looking forward to seeing every ones holiday decorations. That all ended when I received a call from Kassidy at the store, our pipes had burst. I quickly drove to the store to move furniture and bailout water. Kassidy was a life save, she quickly moved furniture before the Fire Department and I could make it to the store. The Snohomish Fire Department were wonderful. Thank you! So long story short once again I missed the Historic Snohomish Parlor Tour.

Stephanie was kind enough to invite me to her house, I had been hearing about her house all week after the tour. Stephanie has created such a warm vintage living space in a wonderful new house. In the store many customers exclaim, "I love Antique and Vintage furniture and accessories, but I live in a new house" well Stephanie proves that it can be done.
I have found my design soul sister, I already knew this since she always buys my favorite finds. We had a fabulous time walking through her house sharing NYC flea market stories.
Stephanie has a fantastic attention to detail. I loved the chalkboard on her kitchen cabinet with french writing.
This is where her dog, jack's food and water is kept on a silver tray with this darling chalkboard. Now that we have a new puppy, I'll have to think of something this creative.

Stephanie and her husband found a antique wood from a salvage store and built their fire place mantel.

Her table setting was delightful! Stephanie used different heights to add drama and interest along with unique found objects. Beautiful!
I use found objects and items with personal meaning in my own decorating. When we have company, people always wander around looking at my vintage finds. I always have a story or memory of where I found the treasure. Stephanie has a garden urn filled with shells from a trip to Florida with her family.
Thank you Stephanie for sharing your house and wonderful holiday spirit. I am posting more photos of Stephanie's house and holiday decorating on Face Book. To view click on the above Face Book button and become a Friend.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Santa’s coming to Faded Elegance

Happy Holiday!
We are so excited for our special guest from the North Pole.
Santa will be at Faded Elegance Saturday Dec. 5th 2-6pm
Bring your camera and be ready to tell Santa if you've been naught or nice. This is going to be a great photo opportunity, bring the kiddies or your pampered pet for a holiday photo with Santa. Come let us help you get in the holiday spirit with hot cider and a visit with Santa.
Bring a food donation for the Snohomish Food bank and receive a beautiful mercury glass ornament from Faded Elegance.