Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tis the season to…Sparkle

Last Monday was Faded Elegance's Annual Holiday blitz. I closed the store, papered up the windows and turned on the Christmas music while we transformed the store into a holiday wonderland. The holidays make everything sparkle, I love the sparkling trees and how this time of year always brings the best out of people, hence Tis the season to...Sparkle!

{No Peeking!}

{Tis the Season to...Sparkle}

{one of over 10 decorated trees}

{Peace on earth}

Don’t miss our Annual Sale and Open House Friday, November 25th-27th.
15% off Sale on entire stock Vintage and Antique Treasures
1st 30 customers will receive a very special gift with purchase
Enter to win $75.00 Gift Certificate and Vote for your favorite dealer space
Enjoy Christmas Cookies and Hot Cider

You won’t be disappointed; my very talented dealers never cease to amaze me with their creativity and talents. Come be inspired and vote for your favorite dealer space and be entered to win a $75.00 gift certificate.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Feels Like A Party!

Everything is shaping up for our 11th Anniversary Sale & Soiree

Friday, September 30th6-9pm

This is our BIGGEST SALE of the year!

20% Off Entire Stock of Vintage and Antique Treasures.

Enter to win one of 3 fabulous drawings during the Soiree:

* Cake Table Runner & $25.00 Gift Certificate

*Addison Wall Clock & $25.00 Gift Certificate

* Corkscrew Apron & $25.00 Gift Certificate


First 30 customers receive a Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Gift W/Purchase.

Everyone gets a special "Merci" Sugar Cookie!
I hope to see you Friday Night! Thank you a wonderful 11 years and I look forward to the next 11 years! If you can't make it Friday night the sale runs through Sunday, October 1st.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

11 Year Anniversary Sale & Soiree

Mark your calenders, it's Faded Elegance's 11 year Anniversary Sale & Soiree Friday, Sept. 30th 6-9pm. Join us in celebrating 11 years of inspiration, friendship and the pursuit of all things beautiful. We want to thank you for a fabulous 11 years by offering our VIP friends a special evening, shop our anniversary Sale before everyone else. It's going to be in true Faded Elegance style, a huge soiree with yummy nibbles and something bubbly. Fashion jewelry is on the anniversary list as the gift of choice for 11 year celebrations, so in honor of our 11 year Anniversary the 1st 30 customers during our Soiree will receive a Swarovski crystal bracelet Gift W/ Purchase. Enter to win one of 3 fabulous drawings during the night.

Time really flies when you're doing what you LOVE! It seems like just yesterday when I took the plunge 8 years ago and purchased Faded Elegance. Thank you for making my dream come true, I look forward to the next 11 years~Kimberly

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Learn to Solder from a pro!

Faded Elegance {Craft Night} August 5th 6-9 pm (SOLD OUT)

Due to popular demand, we have added an extra class date,

Friday August 12th 6-9pm

Learn how to solder this elegant one-of-a kind necklace from a jewelry pro-Elizabeth Johnson of Fussbucket's World. htpp://fussbucketworld.blogspot.com
Gather your gal pals for an evening of creativity during our Faded Elegance {Craft Night} with Elizabeth of Fussbucket's World. Create this elegant pedant necklace from French silk ribbon, silver, a string of pearls and a chandelier crystal. There will be a number of themes and color palette options to choose from, the Sky's the limit! Elizabeth will teach you soldering techniques, jewelry wiring and collage. No prior experience needed all supplies and tools provided.

Elizabeth's jewelry designs were recently featured in a national magazine A Jewelry Affaire.
You can find Fussbucket's World jewelry at Faded Elegance.

Faded Elegance {Craft Night}

Friday, August 5th 6-9pm

FEE: $75.00 includes all supplies, Champagne and Nibbles.

We'll supply everything, just bring your creativity.

Space is very limited RSVP Today!

Call 360-568-5333

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2nd Saturdayz Urban Market coming to Snohomish

Mark your calendars! 2nd Saturdayz Urban Market is coming to Snohomish May 14th. This is a MUST attend event, one of my favorites! For more details go to http://2ndsaturdayz.blogspot.com/

See you there~Kimberly

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Joyeuses Pâques!

We have front row seats to our local Snohomish Easter Parade every year. You can't say were not kid friendly! Check out our Faded Elegance kid posse. I am feeling old it feels like just yesterday I was marching in the same parade with my Brownie troop.

Easter snuck up on me this year, Chloe reminded me that we still needed to make her Easter Bonnet last night. She drew her bonnet design; I was very relived that I could scrounge up all that she needed.
Wishing you and your families a very Joyeuses Paques! (Happy Easter)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Your carriage, madam..

I get so tickled when I find unique display pieces for Faded Elegance. My heart skipped a beat when I came upon this golden carriage. It's new home is in our La Vie Parisienne jewelry case, showing off our beautiful French jewelry. Of course, Chloe wants the golden carriage in her princess bedroom!

This French Curio is sooo yummy!

This vintage French Country lamp is to die for! Okay, my heart skipped a bit twice that day.

Take a {peek} at a few of our treasures that you will find upstairs!

I love all tr0phies especially when they are encrusted in German glass glitter.

Amy's Key lamp~sooo clever!

This is just a peek at what's new at Faded Elegance!

Keep posted for the weekely {Peek} inside Faded Elegance


Take a Peek...

Come take a peek inside Faded Elegance,

we have been busy finding new treasures. Spring has sprung in the store!

Darling Mushroom birdbath, I love mushrooms.
Sea shells add a nice natural ambiance to a room.
Every porch needs a porch swing!
LOVE the antique orchard ladder!
To Fun!
Put the bling in garden!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Furniture University ...a very educational evenning at Faded Elegance

A special thank you to Kelly Dubyne of Distinctive Interior Designs, Kelly shared her extensive knowledge of interior design as well as everything you ever wanted to know about furniture. Everyone received a special goodie bag with a paint color deck, 10% off life preferred customer card from Miller Paint Co. and Tokyo Milk Soap.
Kelly discussed what to look for in the construction of a quality piece of furniture. She also shared great decorating tips on furniture placement.
There was lots of note taking during the seminar!

I shared the 5 key steps to consider when shopping for Vintage and Antique furniture. I also shared some of my quick fixes for those pieces that need some TLC.

Thank you everyone that attended our 2nd annual Design Seminar, I had so much fun! Happy decorating~Kimberly

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tips From A Pro...

Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs is sharing her tricks of the trade and shopping tips in her guest blog. So without further ado...I would like to introduce Kelly DuByne!

Distinctive Interior Designs

I'm Kelly BuByne, speaker, designer and consultant with Distinctive Interior Designs located in Lake Stevens, WA. I have owned my interior design business for 16 years and my passion is transforming your space through color, design and decor! I'm really excited to be conducting a seminar again at Faded Elegance with Kimberly, on March 25th from 6-9 pm. We'll be learning all about furniture through my seminar entitled Furniture University.
Here are a few tips on furniture shopping;

Consider your budget: Purchasing furniture is usually a large investment, so be sure you're spending your money wisely. I recommend that you buy the best quality you can afford.

Size and scale and where the furniture will be used: Think about the size of the room and the scale of the furniture. For instance, for your dinning room if you don't have enough room for a large rectangular table, you can save space by bringing in a round table, thus eliminating the square edges and saving space!

What Style are you? Take this great quiz at www.furniturefirst.com/find_style.aspx to find out if you lean more towards traditional, contemporary, coastal, modern or an entire myriad of styles. After taking the quiz myself it confirmed my furniture tastes fit into the casual, traditional style.

How is the furniture built? Knowing how the furniture is constructed can help you to purchase a better, longer wearing piece of furniture.

The Frame should be made of kiln-dried wood. This process helps to remove the moisture in wood, insuring the frame will not change shape over time.
The Seating Support. Eight way hand tied is the best support. Craftsman hand tie each coil - this strengths the support.
Cushion: Down and feathers create the softest seating, but it is also the most expensive. Some other alternatives are; blend down- a mixture of down, feathers and polyester fabrics. Polyurethane foam is the most common cushion filler today.
Fabric: natural fibers such as cotton, linen, silk and rayon are comfortable for upholstery but often require more maintenance. Synthetic Fibers such as polyester, olefin and nylon are other options. One of my favorite types to use is pile fabrics such as chenille and velvet.

Thank you, Kelly!
This is just a tiny sneak peek at what will be covered during our Design Seminar Friday, March 25th from 6-9pm RSVP Today! 360-568-5333
Kelly has donated great goodies for our gift bags, everyone will receive a designers color deck and a Miller Paint Co. Customer Card for 10% off Paint for LIFE!!!
Enter to win one of three great drawings: In Home Design/Color Consultation by Distinctive Interior Designs, A Free Gallon of Devine Paint and $50.00 Faded Elegance Shopping Spree

Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Seminar March 25th 6-9pm

Join us for our 2nd Annual Design Seminar with our special guest Kelly DeByne of Distinctive Interior Designs. Kelly, a designer and consultant of 16 years will be teaching her tricks of the trade when it comes to furniture and color through her seminar entitled "Furniture University." Have a design dilemma? Bring a picture of your problem area and Kelly will help solve your design dilemma. I will share what qualities to look for when purchasing Vintage and Antique furniture. I also will share some easy tips on simple repairs and answer any questions you may have.
Faded Elegance Design Seminar March 25th 6-9pm
RSVP seating is limited 360-568-5333
Drawing for a In Home Color Consultation
& $50.00 Faded Elegance Gift Certificate
Design Consultation- just bring a picture of your problem area and Kelly will help solve your design dilemma.
15% OFF entire store during event
In true Faded Elegance style we will have Sips and Nibbles

Last year our Design Seminar Add Harmony and Tranquility to Your Life with Accessories and Color with Kelly Debyne was inspirational and educational. Kelly shared how to obtain the latest design trends through accessories and color, and on a budget!
Kelly sharing her tricks of the trade.
Kelly giving one-on-one design consultation. Don't forget to bring your picture Friday.
Keep posted Kelly will be guest posting on Faded Elegance's Blog a few great design tips.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A royal good time at our Crown Craft Night

Chloe and I have "Mommy & Chloe craft day." Chloe being the princess that she is usually wants to make some sort of a crown. I used one of our crowns from "Mommy & Chloe craft day" for our Craft Night at Faded Elegance. I had so much fun and was amazed by the creativity of the group;everyone added their own special twist to the project.
In true Faded Elegance Style we sipped champagne and nibbled while we worked away.

Once everyone got started, you could not stop them. We kept adding things and glittering more. Did I mention glitter? We went though 2 pounds of German Glass Glitter.

{The Glitter Station}

{Too Cute!}

{Miss Kelly}

{The Girls}
{So Cute}


We have had Craft Class at Faded Elegance for the last to years, each one has been fun packed and inspirational; I have had so much fun at each class because of the wonderful women that come. Thank you Ladies for a wonderful evening, I look forward to the next Craft Night at Faded Elegance.

Check out some of the finished crowns, fit for a queen! Not a bad crown in the bunch. I apologize for not getting pictures of everyone's crown.

Keep Posted for more details on our next class in April.