Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Sale
May 29th-31st 15% Off Entire Stock Of Antiques And Vintage Treasures
Faded Elegance is stocked with great new treasures just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
Memorial Day is not just the unofficial start of summer, a time for picnics or just another three-day weekend. Memorial Day is a day for us to remember those who died in the service of our nation. I’m personally grateful of the sacrifices that others had made for our country. Have a safe and joyous Memorial Day weekend. But do not forget to honor all of the brave men and women who made this day possible.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sip, Shop and Craft at Faded Elegance

What an evening! I am always amazed by everyone's creativity at our craft nights. Thursday evening we gathered together to Sip, Shop and Craft. I had a fabulous time, it may have been drizzly outside but we were in full bloom at Faded Elegance. Amy Duncan of Four Corner Design provided all the necessary materials and instructions for making our fabric flowers. Everyone was encouraged to make as many different flowers while sipping champagne and nibbling.
We had the most creative ideas for the flowers during the evening; Karen made flowers to pin to her outside deck umbrella . Jodi was making different flowers for her daughter to wear in her hair. We had ladies making flowers for napkin rings and pins. Mari made a beautiful white flower with an antique button and attached it to a straw bag. Too cute!
Thank you everyone for coming and crafting at Faded Elegance. Keep posted for our next Craft night, July 15th. We will be making Travel and Garden journals!
Check out our Fan page on Facebook for more pictures!

Love the black and white toile and Sharon's big smile!

Too pretty! would look darling on a pillow or to wear.

Great color combination ladies!~Cheers Kimberly

Saturday, May 22, 2010

It began with a antique door & wine...

The husband and wife team of KnobStoppers had friends over to help them decide what antique door knob to use with a reclaimed door that they had found. A friend picked up antique door knob and put it on the wine bottle and exclaimed" this makes a great wine stopper!" 14 years later we have the KnobStopper and Cake Line at Faded Elegance. Knobstoppers have been described as fun, whimsical and beautiful. Although marketed as a wine stopper they also make great stoppers for other bottles, like a olive oil bottle. Each Knobstopper is handcrafted in the U.S.A from antique door knobs, complete with chipped paint and flaws that gives each Kobstopper it's vintage charm. Each Knobstopper is constructed with a hardwood reinforced cork.
I received a bottle of wine with a Knobstopper tied to it with a ribbon as a gift, I loved it!

Around a year ago Robbie and Angie expanded their Knobstopper line with Cake, inspired by vintage pieces. Cake is a collection that celebrates the charm of the past interpreted for modern life. Each book of their recycled paper place mats gives you 50 opportunities for etiquette training or everyday entertaining. Chloe, my 5 year old, loves to color hers which helps for a relaxing family dinner.

I would love to hear where your family typically eats dinner ? Not those formal
nights where you invite friends over and break out the good china, but your average Tuesday night. Are you the sit down at the table and eat together family, or are you on the couch in front of the TV? Go to Faded Elegance Facebook Fan Page and tell us where your family eats dinner and you will be entered into a drawing to win a set of 6 darling paper "Eat Cake" napkin holder place cards. comment by May 31st to be eligible for the drawing.
Bon appetit!~Kimberly

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Royal Apothic

I had just visited England and was at the Fall-Spring Market at the Pacific Center when I stumbled on this awesome line. Packaging is very important to me, and I had just been vacationing in the beautiful U.K. Most importantly the fragrances were Divine! It was a match made in heaven. I had the honor of meeting Sean O'Mara that day as well

Royal Apothic was more found than created, Sean O'Mara found a book tucked high upon a shelf in a forgotten Notting Hill antique stall. This Hidden treasure revealed itself to be an apothecary manual from the eighteenth century. Listed in the pages were the formulas of concoctions created for many monarchies of Europe. And so began Royal Apothic.

All Royal Apothic products come in hand made packaging with hand tied ribbons designed to provide the perfect gift.

Come test all 4 of the Divine Perfumes for you and your home,Japonesque, Cutting Garden,Venetia Grove and Versailles Afternoon.

Faded Elegance{Craft Night}

May 27th 6-9 pm
Back by popular demand Faded Elegance's {Craft Night} Join us with Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design for a creative evening with the girls. Amy will demonstrate how to make fabulous fabric flowers, using found fabrics and buttons to make a unique pin. You can wear it on your lapel,in your hair or on your handbag. I am making napkin rings for my spring table setting,the possibilities are limitless! The best part about our {Craft Nights} is we supply everything, just bring your creativity. Amy says's you can make as many flowers as you'd like! We'll do it Faded Elegance style, champagne, nibbles and great conversation.
Please RSVP by May 20th360-568-5333
Fee: $24.00 includes all Supplies, Sips and Nibbles
and a 10% OFF after hours shopping discount.