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

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.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Finding the joy in the little things……

What an evening we had at Faded Elegance. You could feel the creativity in the air, ladies gluing, cutting and sipping champagne. I was very happy with how our first
" Craft-y Evening" went. Amanda and I were just coming off the excitement of" Girl’s Night In" and decided to throw caution to the wind and pull off a craft night in two weeks. We had been kicking around the idea of doing something for Mother’s Day and decided to do the Memento Box. I am happy to report we had a fabulous evening.
Amanda supplied everyone with a darling box filled with beautiful supplies to make a darling Memento box. Amada shared with the class her “tricks of the trade” on creating a lovely one-of-a-kind keepsake.
It was a nice break from the everyday, taking time to slow down to enjoy the moments of learning something new and visiting with likeminded people.

We had Mother and Daughters, Sisters and Girlfriend crafting partners. I enjoyed seeing the creative twist of each box. My sister Laurie and niece Emily made boxes for her Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Linda from the Speckled Hen brought her friend Linda. The girls from Inside Out all crafted together for a mother’s day treat.

My sister Laurie and Niece Emily took a break from crafting for refreshments and shopping. My idea of a perfect evening crafting and shopping.

Alison and her Daughter Hally, busily creating. Allison brought her daughter and mother for Mother’s Day. That’s three generations of crafting ladies. Hally surprised her mom with a darling silver bangle bracelet in her box.
Thank you Amada and Tim for a wonderful evening and teaching me new tricks! You can see Amada featured in the upcoming Seattle Brides Magazine.
What a display of talent, each box came out a little different. My box is absent because I was too busy being a social butterfly. That’s the term my teachers in grade school would use during parent teacher conferences. I guess things never change!

We had many requests that evening for more classes, so stay tuned, we have a few ideas up our sleeves. Amada has said she'd do another class and I've been talking to a few of my very creative freinds. I can’t pass up my two favorite things, a good soiree and crafting with friends. Keep posted we had a fabulous turn out for the first annual Historic Snohomish Antique and Arts Faire.
I’ll be posting the pictures very soon….. I promise!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Mother's Love...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. The sun came out and it was a beautiful day in Historic Downtown Snohomish. People were strolling from shop to shop with their moms in the best sprits.

My darling husband and daughter took me to the Freemont Market, my favorite thing to do. We shopped, or I shopped and Anthony loaded. Chloe enjoyed dog watching and helping mom shop. It was a great morning of family time and shopping, than off to the store. I quickly loaded my finds into the store and opened for the day.

That evening we went over to my mom and dad’s to continue to celebrate mother’s day with my Grand Mother and my three sisters. I guess I may have stretched the celebration a little.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day with their family. Our “ Craft-y Night May 8th was so fun. Speaking of Mothers, we had Mother Daughter crafters. I will post the pictures from the event. Thank you for attending and thank you Amada and Tim!