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.

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

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.