Okay, here I go again I blogged for 1 1/2 hour this morning, went to preview and my computer went nuts! I lost everything. So i'll try again and SAVE more often this time. My husband Tim and I went out to Snohomish this weekend for some quick shopping. It had been a year since we had been there, the bad weather this December unfortunately kept us closer to home. So wasn't I pleasantly surprised to find new places for both dining and shopping. First on my stops was Faded Elegance. WOW! This shop is new to Snohomish and worth the drive out alone. Filled with antiques, garden and home decor it is a francophiles dream. Here are a few pics.
This lamp was made by a local artist. It is adorned with vintage ribbon, garters and a sweet cameo.
It went home with me.
I spent 45 minutes in this shop and it wasn't enough. it is huge and also has an upstairs.
We then walked down the street to Joyworks. What a fun place. I met the owner and her daughter Jana (who is a fellow blogger), and a host of other fun people. We traded some stories and cards and I walked out with a box of goodies. Glittery things that I plan on incorporating into my Wedding Toppers and Hats for the upcoming wedding season. Everyone just seems to love working there and why not, you get to look at beautiful things all day long.
I just can't resist putting on a crown.
I love this shot looking down at this jewel encrusted mermaid.
After Joyworks we took a walk down to Queen Bee. A must stop if you are in Snohomish. From the moment you walk in you are enveloped by the sight of rich fabrics and wonderfully worn antiques. There is a great mix of old and new in this store and I guarantee you will not leave empty handed.
Unfortunately I could not get any inside shots on this day but here is a shot of the outside to entice you.
So there it is. What a fun day. We stopped into a number of other shops as well. A great Italian shop Casa e Cucina Francesca where the owner treated us to espresso and an amazing taste of balsamic vinegar and lemon rind infused olive oil. Both were a treat to the palette and we walked out with the vinegar. There were antique malls and great new restaurants. Our time was too short. We had an evening commitment so we had to run. I love the sound of an antique door opening and the ringing of the bell that lets me know I will be treated graciously. That is what I know I will get whenever I go out to Snohomish.
Later this week I will post simple directions for a Victorian Valentine cone anyone can make. The possibilities are endless and you can make them as elaborate or simple as you like. Also a sneak peak at the new wedding topper and hat supplies.
Okay I am having major problems when I try to preview and spell check these pages so they are going up as is. Please excuse the errors. Have a great day!