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

50% Off Enitre Stock Christmas
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Annual Holiday Open House & Sale

We are wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Faded Elegance is decorated and stocked with inspired gift giving ideas and everything you need to deck the halls.

Join us for our

Annual Holiday Open House &Sale

November 27th-30th

20% off entire store*

*excluding Rhonda Addison art, new jewelry, candles,bath and body products
Enjoy Hot Cider and Holiday Cookies

Enter to win a Faded Elegance Gift Certificate. Vote for the "Best decorated dealer space".

Bring in a food donation for the Snohomish Food Bank and receive a Mercury glass ornament.

Kick off the holidays in Historic Downtown Snohomish for a old fashioned Christmas, during the "Home for the Holidays"event. Come see Santa ride up First Street in a horse drawn carriage. Enjoy Dickens carolers and a beautiful tree lighting ceremony. The Historic Downtown Snohomish "Home for the Holidays" is a wonderful family tradition, see you there!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

An Evening of inspiration with Rhonda Addison

Friday November 20th we had one of our "VIP After Hour Parties" with guest artist Rhonda Addison. Thank you for joining us at Faded Elegance for an evening of inspiration and Champagne. I always enjoy visiting with our friends after store hours. I am embarrassed to say that I was having such a good time, I forgot to take pictures!
Rhonda brought her newest collection of "Fall Fruit" and "Western Bling" art. Rhonda's style of photography creates a magical timeless feeling. She is known for her custom photography and embellished collections of still life images. Rhonda is amazing; her unique style of photography is a one of a kind treasured art piece.
We are now carrying Rhonda's art at Faded Elegance, so if you missed our event, you can still see Rhonda's work at Faded Elegance. Rhonda, congratulations on your nuptials!
Check out Rhonda's website-www.rhondaassion.com
During our event we displayed decorating and entertaining tips throughout the store, just in time for the Holiday! Next blog post I will post each dealer's tip, so keep posted. I am always amazed by our talented dealers at Faded Elegance. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such a group of wonderfully talented ladies.
We served yummy caramel apples and nibbles with champagne. Everyone received a special Faded Elegance tote bag with purchase. For every donation of food for the Snohomish Food Bank, we are giving out beautiful mercury glass ornaments. Please bring your food donations to Faded Elegance. To receive invites to our special events...Join our email list and become a VIP customer.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Meet Rhonda Addison

It's Going to be a party!

Friday November 20th6-9pm
15% off entire store
(6-9pm only)

Just for our VIP Faded Elegance customers, (that's you) we will be having an after hours party and sale.
We want to help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping and decorating.
Meet Rhonda Addison and see her newest collection of "Fall Fruit" and "Western Bling" art. Combining her love for the warmth of the Holidays, nature and her new found treasure in Montana........
Rhonda Addison's fine art photography creates a magical timeless feeling. Her embellished style includes vintage jewels, pearls and sparkle that will give your a one of a kind art piece.
I am so thrilled to have Rhonda at Faded Elegance, She is the most talented and inspirational person. You will be so inspired after meeting her.

{Be Inspired} We will be sharing decorating and entertaining tips, just in time for the holidays.
{Give} Bring a donation of can food for the Snohomish Food Bank and receive a special gift.
Champagne and Nibbles
DrawingGift w/ Purchase

Enjoy an evening of sipping and nibbling while visiting with your favorite gal pals.

See you Friday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trick or Treat at Faded Elegance

We had a fabulous Halloween at Faded Elegance. Chloe, my darling 4 year old, was Marie Antoinette. Chloe had broken her leg 6 weeks ago and was very relieved to have her cast off in time for Halloween. We have hundreds of cute little trick or treaters visit Historic Downtown Snohomish.
Well, I am back from my trip to England and France. I have so much to share and tons of pictures. I had the most fantastic time and found fabulous treasures at the flea markets.
Very soon I will have a post on my trip, I haven't even unpacked yet!
Au revoir

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's going to be a party!

Anniversary Celebration
September 18th-19th
Come celebrate our year anniversary in Snohomish.
Specials and drawings both days!

Mark your calendar….. VIP Girls Night Out
Saturday September 19th 6-9pm

Sip Chocolate martinis &nibble while getting the first pick of our new fall merchandise.
Relax and unwind with a complementary massage from Snohomish Massage. Enter to win one hour massage gift certificate and receive a $10.00 off massage coupon that evening from Snohomish Massage. http://www.snohomishmassage.com/

Salon Ambience will be doing fall hair and makeup consultations.
After you have been pampered, Salon Ambience will be taking pictures of you and your best gal pal. Enter to win one of two Luxuries Gift Baskets of products and services.

Meet Kate Hartley DiSantis of Full Circle Studio, INC. Kate creates beautiful handcrafted embellishments for the home. She believes that in a world of mass marketing and huge chain stores, there is an important place for objects made by hand here in the U.S. of A. Full Circle Studio is nested on a small island outside Seattle, WA and everything Kate creates is from her original collages and designs and decoupaged by hand by local artisans. Kate will be bringing her limited edition plaques and decoupaged pots not featured anywhere else. She will also sign switch plates, and for the paper weights she will sign a gift enclosure. We are thrilled at Faded Elegance to carry Full Circle Studio’s line of switchplates, paperweights, coasters and limited edition plaques. Check out her website http://www.fullcirclestudio.biz/

Enjoy an evening with your favorite gal pals being pampered while shopping and sipping the night away! Looking forward to see you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An evening of inspiration

We had a wonderful evening of visiting and crafting with Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design. Amy is formally a partner of the Salvage Studio. She is the queen of re purposing found items and shared her secrets on making paperweights out of candle holders using vintage wallpaper and antique buttons.

Amy brought buckets of the most fabulous vintage wallpaper and antiques buttons for everyone to use in making their personalized paperweight.

She used old file folders for place mats with neat little sayings.

Any excuse for a soiree, we'll take it! Everyone enjoyed champagne and nibbles between creating and shopping. Everyone that attended received a 15% off shopping pass for the evening.

Everyone decorated a box for their paperweights out of chinese take out boxes with vintage wallpaper, buttons and ribbons. Amy found the boxes at a wholesale grocery. This is a wonderful tip for unique packaging for the holidays.

I wish I had gotten a picture of all 24 fabulous paperweights. Each paperweight was unique and different. I enjoyed spending the evening with creative like minded ladies. Keep posted for the next craft class. Amy and I are thinking of doing a holiday ornament craft.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Calling all bloggers...

I am looking forward to a fun evening in Snohomish, Hot Blogust Night. We’ll be open Late, Saturday August 8th along with several Fabulous Snohomish Shops. Come and enjoy the festivities. We’ll have treats and libations along with a special discount if you’re wearing your blogger badge. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

French Laundry has arrived at Faded Elegance

We at Faded Elegance are ecstatic about carrying the French Laundry line.

French Laundry is eclectic, vintage-inspired upholstery, bedding and pillows all made in the USA. French Laundry’s fabrics are thick, luxurious old-world fabrics are reminiscent of vintage grain sacks and antique tickings, and the furniture designs read simple, primitive, and traditional.

I am always looking for a high quality fabric and furniture lines to carry at Faded Elegance. I love French Laundry because of their quality and attention to detail. French Laundry is a fantastic line one of a kind Fabrics, furniture and pillows with the French Country flair.

Let us assist you in a special order Handbags, pillows and different furniture pieces using any of the 27 different fabrics exclusive to French Laundry.

My favorite patterns are the custom Initials and numbers. We can do all bed sizes in all fabrics for the custom Head Board as well as the French Laundry custom bedding.

You can choose from 11 different pillow designs in all fabric patterns. Please come and browse though our catalog or check out the furniture we have in stock. We are accepting after hours private shopping appointments. I will make all our special order catalogs available at your leisure and personally assist you.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Additions to the Faded Elegance Family……..

We are so excited at Faded Elegance about our new additions to the store. Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design, formally a partner of the Salvage Studio is joining Faded Elegance. Amy is a wonderfully talented lady with a great personality. With her two Salvage Studio partners she wrote the most fabulous book that I have been pawing over for days. Amy was so sweet to tie a book up with a beautiful ribbon and handmade tag as a gift.

Amy has agreed to teach a paper weight craft class at Faded Elegance. I am hoping to have a book signing too. Everyone must get The Salvage Studio book, it’s a must!

For more information on Four Corners Design check out http://www.fourcornersdesign.net

Jan-Marie Lapsansky has expanded to a much larger space on the first floor. She has worked her magic in the back of the store. It looks just wonderful and is filled to the brim with great vintage finds for your home and garden.

At Faded Elegance we have 15 very talented dealers and artist exclusive to Snohomish that travel all over looking for Antique and Vintage treasures.

There are new arrivals every day, so it’s a good idea to stop by regularly.

Customers always comment on how the store changes all the time. We are always finding great new finds to bring in to the store.

To be the first to hear about our upcoming Events please keep posted. We have more new faces coming soon to Faded Elegance.

I am off on a girl’s road trip with my fellow partner in crime, Allison from Inside out. We`re viva le Farm Chicks! I’ll post our adventures.