Saturday, January 29, 2011

Las Vegas Design Center & World Market

I have just returned from the Las Vegas World Market and Design Center. It's amazing what a little sunshine and a good dose of inspiration will do for your mood.My dad heard that I was going to Vegas and decide to come along. After working at the market all day we would meet go to dinner and a show and yes gamble. I am not sure if you can really call what I do gambling but I did win $200.00 on a slot machine.

I loved this very inspirational exhibit, 12 Swedish designers
each designed a living space. I found it very interesting.

This was my first time at the Vegas market, I was very impressed. It's broken down into 3 building the A, B and C building with a huge outside common grounds with white leather couches. They have the Cloud 9 bar for buyers with models dressed in all white serving drinks and nibbles. Very chic!
I loved the new color palette for Shabby Chic. The showroom was very calming with the greys and blue hues. They are replacing Rachel Ashwell's signature pink with a french blue.
I just LOVE this new line of handmade art panels. We will be available in at Faded Elegance by February 14th. You can special order any of the art in 27 custom colors.
We will also have the art panels with Cork and fabric attached to the wood panel.

I love the French Grain panel, we will have it in both wood and fabric.
We will have numbers and monograms. I also ordered the linen pillows, the eye chart pillow and panel are super cool.
I also found some neat french country accent pieces from a new line. I "heart" these golden wings, sorry bad picture but I just had to share!
Great burlap french bulletin board.
Too cute!
Adore these little bottles!
Great burlap wine bag and tote.

Bumped into my friends from Lynden, Grandiflora. We were chatting when Chrishopher Lowell walks by, we waved a chatted with him as he went up the escalator. I think we really made his day;) If you haven't been to Grandiflora, you have to check it out when your in Lynden!

My next post will be on color trends, each week I will post on a trend so keep posted!
We still have room in our Craft Class February 4th 6-9 pm
Create your own one of a kind Crown! RSVP space is limited.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crown Craft Class at Faded Elegance

Bring out your inner "Royal" with a one-of-a-kind crown.
Join us February 4th 6-9pm
Join us for an inspired evening of fun. I will demonstrate how to make a one-of-a-kind crown with vintage and new ephemera, trimmings and German glass glitter. In true Faded Elegance style we'll have champagne and nibbles during the evening. Space is limited so RSVP Today!
Call or stop at Faded Elegance to insure your space.
Come be inspired, bring your favorite gal pals and make it a night!

Please RSVP at 360-568-5333 to reserve your space

Fee:$30.00 includes all supplies, just bring your creativity.

Champagne and Nibbles will be served during the evening.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ringing in 2011…

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday with your family and friends, we sure did! We had a wonderful year at Faded Elegance thanks to our wonderful friends. I can't believe that 2010 flew by so quickly and the Christmas season is now behind us.
A special thanks to everyone that donated to the Toys for Tots.
Chloe making the special delivery.
Christmas at our house, Chloe talked me into the red Santa stocking for her and Rocco this year:)
The store is stocked with new merchandise to help with the after Christmas blahs! You know what I am talking about. We have so many exciting things up our sleeves this year so keep posted.....You will be the first to know.
Happy New Year!