Monday, August 31, 2009

In Transition...

Autumn marks the transition of Summer to Winter.
I've painted and glittered pumpkins but never covered them in vintage paper...It was so easy to do...just like paper mache.
As much as I hate Summer to end, I always look forward to Fall.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Touch of Burlap

Today at the Sand Point Antique Market, I treated myself to a very cute soft burlap pillow--Love the shape and the vintage flower detail. I have been wanting one for awhile and always thought that I would make one...well that hasn't happened... but buying this one has inspired me to make more with Jill's help... :)
My house is already decorated with the cream colors so burlap fits right in.

I could put it on my bed ...

Or on a bench for warm summer evenings...

Or on my new linen colored sofa which I hope to have soon...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Think Pink

Look Pretty in Pink this Fall.
It's such a bright and happy color and looks great with charcoal gray.

My favorite new has ruffles!

Cute purses and accessories.

Great rose colored jacket...

Well I better go... it's almost time for Project Runway!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Proud as a Peacock

This year the colors for Fall Fashion are so Fabulous...
One of the trends are the colors of Peacock Feathers!

Beautiful Blues...


Brown and Green...Plaids are very popular.

Bright Green and Navy Blue


Pretty Purples

They all go great with Denim...and Black...and Charcoal.

Walk proud with a little feather in your cap...
and don't forget your scarf.

(Crown picture is taken from the Crown & Tiaras book...however we plan on making one like it for a tree topper on a peacock theme tree.)


Who...Who of you are following my blog?? I recently added the Followers gadget to my sidebar.
It would be a Hoot to meet you!

Owls are so popular this year... They have been a fun addition to our store.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Green with Envy

On Sunday I was doing some yard work and I peered over the fence to see my neighbor Farmer Sid's garden. He had beautiful sunflowers,squash,and rows of green tomatoes. Just when I was thinking that I should have planted a vegetable garden, Farmer Sid poked his head out from behind a tomato plant and asked me if I liked green tomatoes. I told him that I wasn't sure, but I would give them a try and figured if nothing else they would look good in my green kitchen.

He told me to just fry them in butter and add salt and pepper.
So I took my green tomatoes,sliced them, and fried them in a pan with lots of butter.
Don't they look delicious...I bet you're envious of me now... :)
Well, I don't claim to be a good cook...they tasted okay... but...

Does anybody have a good recipe for fried green tomatoes?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fall Fashion on Display

Over the years our fashion boutique has become an important part of our store. We are always finding ways to accessorize and outfit our displays.

Sunday craft idea...
Rocks and stickers...not "rocket science" but cute.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Something to Crow About...

This week all of the girls at Joyworks have been flying around creating beautiful fall displays.
We have so many cute new clothes and accessories for fall... It makes me all excited for the upcoming season. I'll take lots of pictures soon and tell you all about them.

Today we had fun embellishing this very large crow painting that I found in my travels.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Can Do Attitude

For many years I have decorated the tables for the Snohomish Chamber Barbecue. This year I thought...What can I do? Then it came to would be fun to make arrangements in cans.

I emptied soup cans and filled them with beautiful flowers from the local farmer's market.

I also used large cans from the restaurant next door for risers and bigger arrangements.

Using cans as vases was cost effective and it looks like I will be making a large batch of potato soup with all my chicken stock this weekend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Change of Seasons

As the days of summer come to an end, I have been thinking about ways to change displays at the store to fall. I thought that it would be fun to create a large display of vintage paper leaves over the counter.
Just when I started to look for shapes, my friend Ann came into the store with this great book she wanted to sell. I couldn't believe my was a vintage book on leaves!

Here are a few I made last night.

I love this new burlap ribbon that come in today.

I simply made a bow and added it to a pillow...a quick change for fall!