Thursday, December 2, 2010

Simpatico Bubble Bath..In time with nature, love and imagination

Tis the Season.. to deck Faded Elegance

Happy Holidays! We closed the store, papered the windows in preparation for the holiday season. The faboulse Faded Elegance dealers brought tons of beautiful holiday treasures and worked tirelessly on their displays. The snow only added to the ambiance, no other way to get into the spirit.
The following day we unveiled our windows and started our Best Decorated Dealer Space contest. The competition is very fierce; customers vote on their favorite space and are entered to win a $50.00 Faded Elegance gift certificate. We are still counting the ballots and will announce the winner very soon!
I wanted a different holiday look this year, an eye catching red and white. I hung mirrored curtains to add sparkle and shimmer. I recruited my sister to help wrap hundreds of gift boxes in white shinny paper and a big satin bow. When I think of Christmas I think of all things sparkly and lots of presents. Every year we do some sort of snowy scene, last year we had stacks of fire wood and snow. …hope you like it!
Take a {peek} at our talented dealer’s vignettes…
{Amy Duncan}
{Katie Russel}
{Darci De Bartole}
{Dee Mason}
{Jan Marie Lapsansky}
{Kerrie Armeson}
{Michelle Kiel}
{Rachal Trull}
{Shannon Runte}
We are missing a few dealers due to the snow.
Happy Holiday! Keep posted for details on upcoming events.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

'Tis the Season...Holiday Sale Nov.26-29th

Annual {Holiday Sale} begins Friday Nov. 26th-29th.
Friday Nov. 26th extended shopping hours 10-7pm.
15% off entire stock of vintage and antique treasures.
Gift with purchase for the first 25 customers.
Nibble and sip on hot chocolate and holiday cookies.
Vote for your Favorite decorated dealer space and be entered
to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate.
4:15 pm Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Snohomish,
traveling up First Street in a horse drawn carriage.
{A gift for you…}
Mercury glass
a gift with any purchase for the first 25 customers.
We have been working away, stocking the store with inspired gift giving and decorating ideas. Let us help you find the perfect gift!
Keep posted for pictures of our holiday display blitz.
Hope to see you~Kimberly

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No peeking until November 23rd!

Faded Elegance will be closed Monday Nov. 22nd, the holiday elves will be working away transforming the store into a Holiday wonderland filled with gift giving and decorating ideas. So no peeking until Tuesday, Nov.23rd, we will be unveiling our holiday displays and new merchandise and open for business.

Our Talented dealers have collected the best of the best holiday items and will be bringing them in just in time for our Annual Holiday Sale. At Faded Egance we have a holiday tradition, you vote for the best decorated dealer space. The competition is very stiff! So come vote and enter to win a $50.00 Faded Elegance Gift Certificate. Voting begins November 23rd
Annual {Holiday Sale} begins Friday Nov. 26th-29th.

Friday Nov. 26th extended shopping hours 10-7pm.
15% off entire stock of vintage and antique treasures
Gift with purchase for the first 25 customers.
Nibble and sip on European sipping chocolate and holiday cookies
Vote for your Favorite decorated dealer space and be entered to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate.
4:15 pm Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Snohomish,
traveling up First Street in a horse drawn carriage.
The store is packed with delightful gifts that you will not be able to wait to give! I have shopped all year looking for special gifts and entertaining pieces that I would love to find under my tree. It’s all about the GIFT this year!

Shhhh... Don’t tell I gave you a sneak peek!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I’ve fallen off the blog and facebook wagon…

I’ve fallen off the blog and facebook wagon…
But I am back! I’ll just get caught up:)
October was a crazy month for us at Faded Elegance. I just love October, not just because it’s my Birthday month.

You all know that Chloe and I take Halloween very seriously. We plan all year what she’s going to be. Last year she was Marie Antoinette, which was really hard to top this year. Chloe had decided on Repunzel, unfortunately when I went to order her costume from Chasing Fireflies it was sold out. We than decide to go with the French Can-Can dancer. (Chloe calls it the French Cha-Cha dancer) Well, Rocco our dog had to get in the action, so Rocco was a Caveman with wig and all.

{Rocco the Caveman}

Chloe giving out candy.

Rocco played too hard!

Kendhal even dressed up, too cute!

We have our Halloween traditions, First we give out Candy to all the Trick or Treaters at the store. After that my entire family meets up at my Grandmother’s house for dinner and trick or treating. Most of us show up in some sort of costume. We have friends stopping in throughout the evening dressed up.
Chloe with our dear friends from my Grandmother’s neighborhood.

Katie, Mari and I hit the road to Ruffles and Rust in October. We had a great time, it was a fantastic show very well run. My camera died so we took pictures with Katie’s Camera. (Hint Hint Katie, I am still waiting for pictures;)) I bought myself a present, the most fabulous French top hat with a great graphic hat box. Our Faded Elegance dealer’s spaces were the BEST!
Well I think that pretty much gets everyone caught up! Keep posted I will be posting about our Holiday Events.
I promise to be better from now on:)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Road Trip to Funky Junk Sisters Show

Katie and I hit the road Friday night for the Funky Junk Sisters show. We arrived with just enough time to share nachos and have a glass of wine before the shopping began. I had to take home this awesome vintage industrial stool. It was nice bumping into Jessica from Faded and Worn. Her space was beautiful!

Debi of Garden Party {I just love her great smile. }

Debi's Space

{ Fun details}

I also found great stuff from Cake Couture.

Brocanteur Vintage had great wooden boxes with numbers and letters I just had to have.

We had to run to Sears for rope to tie our finds onto the top of Katie’s car. We weren’t going to leave any of our new treasures behind!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

An Evenning To Remeber....

Friday Night was our 10th Anniversary Soiree and Sale. Thank you everyone for coming out and making our evening so special! I loved seeing all our friends that have followed us for all these years. Thank you for making it possible for me to follow my dream. I am a very lucky person; I am surrounded by our talented and lovely dealers. Thank you ladies for coming out and helping with our party not to mention all the new treasures that you stocked the store with!
We went through two cases of champagne and Dee out did herself with the catering. The food was so yummy! We will be posting some of the recipes from the Soiree, so keep posted. The 1st 30 friends received a Faded Elegance gift bag filled with goodies. Everyone received something, we had a drawing every 15 minutes for a fabulous gift.
Our new neighbors from Bite Me Cupcakes, Kim and Jason brought yummy cupcakes to our soiree. This weekend was their grand opening, so come check them out.
My friends Angela and Merissa of La Mea Spa indulged everyone in a sugar scrub and hand message with their luxuries bath products. You also voted for your favorite scent of lotion that I will carry in the store, and the winners are……. Blackberry Musk, Rosemary Mint and Pink Sugar. You must go have a massage at Merissa’s Spa in Mukilteo.
The Ladies of Posh Digs, Corrine and Elisa brought their elegant flameless candles. We are now proud to carry Posh Digs designer candles to warm your digs at Faded Elegance.

My friend, Cindy, sales rep extodieree showed our new Line Elle E… Vintage inspired jewelry

Chloe took advantage of all the perks that night; her favorite was the hand scrub and massage!

I want to thank everyone that came out Friday to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary, and a very special thank you to my lovely dealers for all the love and support! I took forward to what the next 10 years will bring.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Faded Elegance’s 10th Anniversary Soirée

It's going to be a pary! Shop our sale early and help us celebrate 10 years of Faded Elegance Style. Just for our friends and VIP customers we will be kicking off our sale early during our Soirée, Friday September 24th6-9pm. 20% off entire stock of antique and vintage treasures.
10% off entire stock of new merchandise (Friday 6-9 pm only)

The first 30 friends at our party will receive our Faded Elegance woven bag filled with goodies.

{Enjoy} a hand sugar scrub and massage from our friends Angela and Merissa of La Mae Massage Therapy and La Mae Spa Shoppe. Angela with her daughter Merissa, a massage therapist, has created a line of bath and body products that nourish your skin. You will be able to sample there line and vote to pick the fragrance of Luxury Lotion that will be carried at Faded Elegance.

We have special guests and trunk shows planned. Meet the ladies of Posh Digs, Designer flameless candles to warm your digs. Check out our new line Ella E …Inspired vintage jewelry, from chic to charming delicate to bold.
Bring your best girl pals and have a fun evening with us at Faded Elegance. In true Faded Elegance Style we will be serving champagne and nibbles. Enter our drawings; we will be giving away fabulous merchandise during the entire evening.
Thank you for a great 10 years, Hope to see you Friday!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nominated for the Best of Western Washington

We're just thrilled to be nominated for Best Antiques in Western Washington. It is just a honor to be nominated by our peers! Last year we were voted Runner Up in the King 5 Best of Western Washington. Please vote for Faded Elegance at your calendar, its Faded Elegance’s 10 Year Anniversary September 24th 6-9pm. Join us in celebrating 10 years of inspiration, friendship and the pursuit of all things beautiful. It’s going to be in true Faded Elegance style, a huge soirée with yummy nibbles and something bubbly. Indulge in a sugar scrub and hand massage from La Mae Spa. The Faded Elegance swag bag is back! We’re planning fabulous trunk shows and fun drawings. Stay tuned for more details! Thank you for helping me live my dream, I look forward to the next 10 years.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Faded Elegance road trip to Barn House

I know this is a little late…. I am really behind on my blogging! I apologize and promise to be much better from now on, thanks for hanging in there. So with that said...
I gathered up two of my gal pals from Faded Elegance, Katie and Rachael and headed for the Barn House. We left at 5:00 am drove for 3 hours talking the entire time.

I loved the creativity used in all of the displays.

Barn House {Barn} and Entrance
My two lovely partners in crime, Katie and Rachael. Both ladies are very creative Faded Elegance dealers, not to mention endurance shoppers.

I totally had a French market flashback in this dealer space!

The Barn House boys display, beautiful of course!

I loved Tarte’s displays and her idea board. I have one in my office that I am always adding too.

Rachael shopping

I had such a lovely time, seeing friends, taking in all creativity and being surrounded by beautiful things. My pile of finds kept growing……

I love my new pie safe from Tarte!

This was just our first stop; we bought even more on the way home. Thank goodness I drive a truck!
Everywhere we stopped people stared at our huge load bungied on, I am surprised that a treasure didn’t fly off.
We rolled in Downtown Snohomish at 10:00 pm and took over the streets dividing up our treasures. We made several loads into the store as well. Several people walked by scratching their heads wondering what we were doing. A passerby even asked if we were having a sale!
Thank you to my partners in crime; I had a much needed girl’s day. A special thanks to the Barn House, The Vintage Gathering, and all the talented dealers at the markets.
Au revoir~Kimberly