Wednesday, September 19, 2012

12th Anniversary Sale & Soirée

Faded Elegance
12th Anniversary Sale & Soirée
Friday September 28th | 6-9pm
We want to {THANK YOU} for 12 fabulous years by offering our VIP friends a special evening.  It promises to be in true Faded Elegance style with Decadent Chocolate, Bubbly, Gift With Purchase and Drawings.
SHOP our {BIGGEST} SALE of the season before anyone else, this is the big one!
In the spirit of celebrating the joy of being able to follow my dream and do what I truly love, I’ve invited two talented ladies following their passion to help make our
special night even more special. 
{GLAM} it up in our photo booth with Heather Lynn Photographie  I can’t say enough about Heather, her photography is AMAZING.  Her zest for life evident in her work, she captures the moment beautifully.  Gather your gal pals for a glam shoot in the photo fun booth.  
 Everyone gets a photo for FREE!   
{ENJOY} a one of a kind jewelry trunk show featuring Patricia Mackey of Tippy Stockton Jewelry Patricia just returned from NYC with new finds that she is creating One of a Kind pieces for our event.   Patricia Lives by the Motto “live with no regrets and so what makes you happy!”  Patricia is following her dream creating beautiful on of a kind jewelry.  We carry Tippy Stockton jewelry year round at Faded Elegance.

We have very special Gift with Purchase for the evening while supplies last.
Enter to win one of many of our many drawings during the evening.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to follow my passion.  It’s our friends that make this all possible.  I look forward to the next 12 years; Chloe will be working in the store by then xoxoKimberly

Friday, September 14, 2012

Join us for {Craft} Night

Join us Friday Sept. 21st |6-9 pm
for {Craft} Night at Faded Elegance with our creative Friend Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design,  .
It really pays to have super talented creative friends! 
Create a one of a kind paper weight from a lead crystal blank - filled with your own collage created from old French books, snippets of vintage maps, dictionary pages, vintage wallpaper, buttons, feathers, postage stamps, leaves, ribbons and a pinch of glitter!
As always it’s a party with Sips and Nibbles, so gather your gal pals of a creative evening at Faded Elegance. 
FEE: $36.00 all supplies included and Sips and Nibbles, Just bring your creativity!
RSVP 360-568-5333 space is limited!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Madness Giveaway

No more ho hum Mondays! Every Monday is Monday Madness Giveaway at Faded Elegance.  Just go to our Facebook page and “like” our Monday Madness Giveaway post and be entered to win this week’s giveaway.  This week enter to win our new Wooster & Prince Emery Board Set.
For the traveling fashionista! Lovely artwork meets every day function with Wooster & Prince Emery board sets these high style Emery board and super-portable, must-have Travel Tweezers.  Designed by Amy Ormond with the simple goal of fusing a modern color palette with a love of vintage textiles, Amy created an original anthology of patterns for a beautiful line of stationery and gifts.
These lovely Emory Board sets are Packaged in a protective vinyl sleeve with flap closure, the pack of three can be taken anywhere for a quick manicure.
These beautiful and seriously functional are perfectly packaged to be tossed into an overnight bag at a moment’s notice.
Don’t waste a minute go to to enter to win a Wooster & Prince Emery Board Set~GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

If you have to be a doormat, be French and Fabulous!

I am in love with our new French doormats priced at $34.99;
they make a grand entrance to any home.
Postale Coir Doormat $34.99
Louvre Coir Doormat $34.99

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Road Trip Part II

After spending several days in Palm Springs we headed to my most favorite Antique Faire, Alameda Point Antiques Faire in San Francisco.  My heart starts to race thinking about this Faire, we have been going for years.  Chloe was only 3 months old when she went on her first road trip to Alameda.  The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California.
Held on the 1st Sunday of every month, the Faire boasts over 800 Dealer booths. All items are 20 years old or older. The ultimate place to shop for vintage and antique home decorations, clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books and collectibles.
 French grain sacks, they make great pillows.  They are now at Faded Elegance!
Antique French wine bottles packed in their original straw packing.
More fabulous French finds
Le truc- yummy! Have to keep Team Faded Elegance fueled!
Great Statuary
Chloe and Charlie posing for a picture, Charlie makes fabulous tables from re-claimed wood and architectural details. This fantastic reclaimed wood table with antique baluster legs had Faded Elegance all over it! 
Anthony is so good at gathering all my treasures while I run around and buy, I've got a good team.  Anthony and Chloe work pretty cheap, a nice dinner after our shopping blitz.

More fabulous finds
My growing treasure trove, four full carts later and we were ready to load our trailer and head to San Francisco’s China Town for a delicious dinner. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Road Trip Part I

I have just recently returned from an 18 day shopping extravaganza in California.  We hit all my favorite flea markets and shopping areas.  We started in Hollywood, Ca. at one of my favorite markets Melrose Trading Post  .  I’ve been going to this market for years and I was pleasantly surprised at how large it has gotten.  You can find fabulous vintage and antique treasures and rolling racks of vintage clothing.
{Just a few of my fabulous finds from the Melrose market.}
I fell in love with this French Settee recovered in burlap.  The gentlemen that I purchased it from used to work for Rachel Ahswell.  It was only in the store for 3 days when it sold. 
{ Team Faded Elegance}
{Great French Beds}
{Fabulous Industrial Pieces, I love the stools made out of milk baskets and reclaimed wood}
{Great selection of handmade jewelery and vintage clothing}
We have a tradition of having lunch at Canter’s Deli after our day of shopping at the market. Canter's Deli is one of California's oldest delis Located in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile District in the middle of the entertainment industry.  Growing up, whenever I visited my grandparents in California they would take us to Canter’s Deli.  They serve the best deli sandwiches, but come hungry because they make huge sandwiches!  After spending several days in Hollywood we hit the road to Palm Springs, truck and trailer already overflowing.  I will be posting our adventures in San Francisco at the Alameda Flea Market. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

“Spring time in Paris” a Parisian Event

Faded Elegance is kicking off spring with a Parisian style event
Saturday, March 24th10-4pm.
Meet special guest Georianna Lane of Georgianna Lane Photography Georgianna Lane is a professional photographer specializing in romantic flower, garden and travel images. Georgianna will transport us to the city of lights, Paris France and through the idyllic French countryside with a slide show of her trips to France. We also have a trunk show featuring her fine art prints, canvases, notecards and jewelry, all with images from Paris and the French Countryside. Join us for fabulous door prizes, French patisseries, refreshments and specials during the day.

Enter to win one of 3 fabulous door prizes during our event. 16x20 matted and framed Parisian chandelier. 12x18 canvas print of Notre Dame and a set of Paris postcards.

{16x20 matted andframed Parisian chandelier}
{12x18 canvas print of Notre Dame and a set of Paris postcards.}
Georgianna images have appeared in Britain magazine, Romantic Homes magazine, Horticulture, Art News, BBC Gardens Illustrated, Nikon Owner magazine and Somerset Life and are featured on the cover of the current issue of Artful Blogging by Stampington. An avid traveler, her latest photography collections celebrate the timeless beauty and enduring charm she captured on two recent trips to Paris and the French countryside.

Let’s celebrate spring with a Parisian flair! Join us March 24th 10-6pm.
Gather your gal pals and plan to be trasported to Paris and the French countryside for the day.
Au revoir~Kimberly

Monday, January 30, 2012

Romantic Valentine Keepsake Heart

Join us Friday, February 10th6-9pm for our Faded Elegance {Craft Night} Create a romantic Valentine keepsake for your Valentine while sipping champagne. Gather your gal pals for a fun evening of lively conversation and creativity. Decorate to your heart’s desire a handmade paper Mache heart formed form cream paper pulp. Choose form assortments of antique lace, buttons, French postcards, keys and German glass glitter. Join in the fun and create your own one of a kind heart keepsake for your Valentine, you may want to keep it for yourself. I’ve been wracking my brain for a creative Valentine craft for our Faded Elegance {Craft Night} I have the recent snowstorm and a bad case of cabin fever to thank for finely coming up with a romantic Valentine Keepsake heart. Much to my husband’s dismay, we now have paper Mache hearts drying on the Kitchen table. I was feeling the pressure every time someone came in and asked what I was going to do, thank you everyone for being patient with me!
RSVP Today! Limited Space 360-5333 FEE: $30.00 includes all supplies Champagne & Nibbles. We’ll supply everything you just need to bring your creativity
Hope to see you Friday ~Kimberly