Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tin is In

Items made out of reproduction tin ceiling tile seems to be making a come back.
We have new signs,shelves,magnet boards,hooks, wall art and other decorative items.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Girlfriend Weekend

This weekend I went to Whidbey Island, Washington with my friends Cheri and Andy.
It was a beautiful weekend for a little getaway.
We started off by taking a ferry to Port Townsend.

We did a little shopping...I found this cute lampshade idea in a little antique shop.

To our surprise it there was a film festival going on and Cloris Leachman was a special guest...she was very entertaining!

Cheri got a henna tattoo...she's so cool!

The next day we went for a morning hike overlooking Ebey Prairie which was just stunning.

After lunch we decided to go check out the Whidbey Island Kite festival at Camp Casey.

It was so much fun to watch the ballet events which are free-flight performances set to musical accompaniment.

When I was young girl my family went to Fort Casey quite often and this was my dream house.

Many years later...I still think it's pretty wonderful!

We had a very nice time...just the girls!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Touch of Paris

I have had fun mixing Paris accessories with vintage florals.

Great new pillow...

Love these cute mini journals...

Paris Hotel bamboo floormats...

Beautiful Floral Panels...

New wrapping paper and napkins...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


No it's not an illusion ...It's time to start putting up Christmas trees at Joyworks. It takes us about 2 months to decorate the store which includes all six windows. We always start with a pretty tree in what we call "the white room". I set the stage and prep while Jill performs her magic and creates beautiful trees.

This year we were inspired by Wendy Addison's paper and mirror ornaments and her wonderful angel from Seasons of Cannon Falls.

We decorated the tree with gold and silver and cream colors. The ornaments are glitter stars,birds,words,crowns,music, and some handcrafted items.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Make a Stand...take 2

When displaying pumpkins I love putting them on a stand.
After my post yesterday, I was informed by my friends at work that I could do better.




I just have to share that I finally got Comcast on Demand and DVR!
I am one happy girl!!

I'll have to look for something cute to display my new fancy remote on... :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Puyallup State Fair

It was a beautiful day to go to the fair.
One of my favorite things was going into the barn that hosted the Puyallup Fair Museum and looking at all the old photographs and vintage fair posters.

Check out this giant pumpkin!