Sunday, May 30, 2010


Many thanks to all the happy customers who
kept us rocking in Langley this weekend!!

Ann Flynn . . . you really knocked it out of
the ballpark--excellent turnout and congrats
on attracting new talent to your charming
show. It was a well-rewarded effort and a
really fun time with some of the nicest
people in the biz.

Only three days to completely unload and
reload for the legendary FARM CHICKS
Show in Spokane . . . gonna need plenty of
caffeine and Wheaties (nah, forget it--chocolate!!)

Preview coming soon . . . .

xo Debi

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

White Wednesday - Farm Chicks Snippet

Dropped off my gifts for Timi's Junk Junket Bus

on Monday . . . one check-mark off the list.

Not being the talented repurposer so many of YOU are, I opted

to give a vintage stencil and a wonderful,

antique "promissory note"--incredible graphics.

Also, a "15% off entire purchase" discount coupon !!

This is the cutest little white fridge waiting to hop in the van!

Lots of "sweet treats" will be filling my booth at Farm Chicks!

. . . the only kind of flower I can successfully "grow"--metal!

This 1940's wedding gown with train has the most

amazing, crinkley fabric. It's so small

in the bodice--can't believe that anyone could be so tiny.

It belonged to a ballet dancer who called herself "Red Shoes"!

* * * *

Back to packing for both the Langley and Farm Chicks shows . . . hope

you have a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend.

So many friends & family have sacrificed their freedom so

that we can live as we do . . . I remember them with great appreciation!!

xo Debi

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sneek Peek * * * Langley Antique Show * * *

Let's be optimistic . . . we *will* have warm weather soon, right?!

These two wrought-iron chairs are part of a complete dining set that

is ideal for display in home or garden/patio . . . wait till you see the table

(it has metal strawberries all over it--Italian tole!!!)

A *crowning achievement*, this chandy would be a fantastic

focal point in your garden room or kitchen!

A garden-themed couple, gracing the cover

of this Victorian photo album, will be accompanied by vintage

figurals who could almost be "twins"!

I've kept this darling surrey-topped pram for

many years . . . having discovered it

at one of the Willow Nest shows in lovely days gone by.

Looks utterly charming filled with flowers on the porch

or cradling a doll or teddy bear collection.

Nautical items will be in attendance: fishnet floats,

old ship lanterns, the BEST antique fishing rod,

green-winged teal, and a carved wood fish.

The Langley Antique Show is one of the most relaxing,

beautiful and enjoyable shows I have the

pleasure of participating in. Maybe it's the natural

negative ions emanating from Puget Sound . . . or

maybe it's just the fantastic, cream-of-the-crop

dealers Ann Flynn has attracted to this intimate and

charming venue . . . you will love it!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fishtrap Creek Interiors . . . the masculine touch!

Welcome to the "yang" of the "yin" at Fishtrap Creek Interiors

in Lynden, Washington. In April, I focused

on Shelley Versteeg-Smit's graceful redux of her beach cottage.

This post is about Corey Jensen--the

masculine, utterly charming and talented

design counterpart at Fishtrap Creek.

With so much white, white, white showing up everywhere, here's

a stunning nod to those who love wood and warm tones combined with

dark countertops, European-style iron lighting and leather!

Corey's recommendations for flooring balanced the

room, preventing a cave-like ambience, while

showing off some very sophisticated design combinations.

. . . altogether classic and classy!

Here's another look at Corey's talent: a serene WHITE kitchen.

Just perfect!

On a more personal note, Corey selected the above treasures

from Ormolulu to add refined touches to

his own home. The Tiffany-style lamp, confidently

placed on the American Empire game table, is very well-

balanced with the collection of cut-crystal decanters.

Corey's appreciation for the Asian arts is reflected in his

gorgeous collection of ikebana baskets--simple but elegant.

* * * *

For the best in remodeling and interior design services, you can reach

Shelley or Corey at Fishtrap Creek Interiors,

1899 Kok Road, Lynden, Washington (360) 354-7900.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

White Wednesday Serenity

Warmer weather is right around the corner, so I'm "lightening up"

specific areas of my home . . . LOVE this tiny, vintage wheelbarrow filled

to the brim with scallop shells, sea stars and white coral.

The antique, Italian tole lamp provides beautiful filigree

against the sunny window and white walls.

Old, wire frogs repeat the affect.

White, vintage mud-ducks are part of my growing collection.

(Several will be coming with me to Farm Chicks!)

I added white coral on a nest of Spanish moss to one of my favorite

transferware pots (purchased from

Monticello in Portland)--notice seashells motif!

* * * *

Preparing next for the Langley Antique Show, and sneek-peeks

will be coming up soon!!

xo Debi

Friday, May 14, 2010

. . . sale continues & new goodies coming in!

Thanks to savvy shoppers, many large treasures have

found new homes from my space at

Pacific Galleries in Seattle.

The big sale continues until the end of May,

so keep looking for markdowns (20 to 50% off) on treasures you've

had your eye on. At the same time, I'm bringing

in *new* merchandise to spice things up.

These include: mid-century, white vinyl chair (comfy!), 19th century

French-wire plant stand on wheels, industrial bin,

vintage music charts, industrial salvage art (see previous post),

vintage folding wire cart on wheels, antique Audubon birds print,

Japanese carved-wood Koi (carp)/hibachi hook, antique

spelter male figural lamp base (cherubs/seashells on the base),

turquoise glass "carboy" bottle, industrial glass & metal short table

(under the giant copper birdcage), and a FAB French bistro sign

* * ("A Bon Vin . . . Bon Bouchon") * *

Yes, this is an unusual mix. Rather than building

on a "theme" for my offering at Pac Gal, each item

is selected for its own special merits . . . always with an

eye on uniqueness, quality, patina and value.

My goal is to thrill customers . . . knowing they've found

true gems at a fair price. You can feel very comfortable

discussing your decor needs and desires with me. I'd really

love to hear from you!!

* Debi *

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Industrial Salvage Art . . . .

Everything happens for a reason.

This is a perfect example.

Industrial Art Sculpture borne out of frustration.

Original, industrial sand-cast *wheel hub* mold:

One plus . . .

. . . one nautical mooring cleat

(purchased from Monticello last weekend)

. . . equals the *ultimate* ONE!!!

Never give up when your heart tells you it's right,

but your silly brain says, "Why didn't it sell?"

God is in the details--and he knows the details, even when we don't!!

Humble-pie tastes sweet . . . .

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MOTHER'S DAY SALE - Pacific Galleries

In honor of Mother's Day--and my dearly missed mom, Rosa LaNell--

I'm having a a huge sale in "Madison Park 14"

at Pacific Galleries (Seattle, Washington).

Mom, I know you're watching over me--I feel your presence

each time I see a beautiful rose . . . although

none are as splendid as YOU!!




xoxo Debi