Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ruffles & RUST Square . . . fait accompli

Ruffles & RUST Square is now a reality.

Opening March 1st, this is a *lion* of a 

beginning to the month of March!!

But we don't anticipate going out like a *lamb* at the

end of March--that's just good for weather!

I feel a renewed sense of creative spark and happiness,

thanks to the confidence Timi and Annie

have placed in me.  Not without

risk, I trust the instincts of

these two savvy


A group of hard-working, talented, spirited women stepping 

up to the plate . . . how could I not feel good about

being part of something so wonderful?!

Pinch me . . . am I dreaming?

If I'm dreaming . . . please don't wake me.  

If I'm not, please join in the fun.

March 1st we begin our

new journey.

It's redeeming to be not only accepted, but INVITED

to be part of Ruffles & RUST Square.

Thanks dear Annie and Timi!!!

This is going to be AMAZING!!!!!

If you're looking for some inspiration for spring

and you enjoyed the recent Ruffles &

RUST Show in Monroe,  come

to Snohomish and keep

the joy alive!!!

Ruffles & RUST Square 

1234 1st Street in


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ruffes & Rust Square . . . half-way there!

A bright, cold and sunny day accompanied

first-day-move-in at the *new* 

Ruffles & Rust Square

in Snohomish!

. . . a beautiful beginning to a 

new and exciting journey

with Timi & Annie,

opening March 1st!!!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"God willin' and the creek don't rise . . ."

Mother Nature is not playing nice . . . . . although we DO appreciate

she held off the storm for the Ruffles & RUST Show this past

weekend.  But hey *Lady* we need to move into 

Ruffles & Rust Square this weekend.  Can you

 give us a break, puuuuulease????!!!!

Coming soon . . . stay tuned

for photographica!!

* * * *

xo ~ Debi

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buck's Tavern has *moved* to Olalla!

The Gammills from Olalla purchased my Buck's Tavern sign at the recent

Ruffles & RUST Show.  Les emailed this to me today, showing

how fantastic the sign worked out for them--hooray!

Based on Les' email, I think they're happy.

And this makes me very happy too!

Isn't this room stunning?!!!!

* * * 

Hi Debi,

The sign is great!  We did take the Sultan part off.  It worked better for our needs that way. 

 Thanks to you for being so great to work with.  I have attached a photo for your blog, which, by the way, is 

terrific.  We hope to see you in the future!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

If you weren't inspired . . . you weren't there!

The second Ruffles & RUST show in Monroe proved to

be even better than anticipated!!!

At this point, it's all a blur (including photos

 taken with a cell phone,

since I misplaced the camera--darn!)

The atmosphere was all charged up--GREAT vibe, lots 

of happy shoppers, fabulous hats and outfits

(which I couldn't take pics of--too busy!)


The great popularity of these new and highly inspired shows

is gaining full steam.  It's a joy having sooooo much to

look forward to this year.  This vintage industry 

just keeps getting better and better!!!

Thank you to all the friends, bloggers, show promoters,

fellow dealers and family help-mates who allow us

such a joyful path for *walking our talk*

by developing a green and creative

space for our *living*!!!

There is truly nothing else I would rather do--it's hard, hard 

work with high risk, extreme physical demands

and lots of unknowing.  Plenty of faith

in the blessings we have--and 

support from YOU--keep

us going . . . 

THANK YOU once again!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ruffles & RUST . . . Hat Extravaganza!!

Antique ambrotypes provide a great *snapshot* of the 

styles of the Victorian era--check out 

these amazing HATS!!! 

* * *

What will YOU be wearing to Ruffles & RUST?!

Remember, the big party is Friday night . . . .

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ruffles & RUST . . . tidbit!

After the flurry of a fabulous 2nd Saturdayz market,

we have just FOUR days to unload and 

re-merchandise for the highly

anticipated show

Ruffles & RUST 
~ a vintage market to inspire ~ 

This not-to-be-missed event

 promises to be bigger and better than before!

So get your garden*party hat on,

and let's Spring into the

new season!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Spring Dreams . . . 2nd Saturdayz

Dreaming of Spring and all that is about to blossom around us . . .

Cheer up your sweet-selves and join us for 2nd Saturdayz Market

THIS Saturday . . . 8:00 AM early birds get the *tweats*!!

Birds, blossoms, frogs,  hearts, roses, lemons . . . 

Dress forms, bird cages, glass, silver, galvanized . . . 

Chintz, transferware, French brocante, natural wood . . .

Architectural salvage, cherubs, chandeliers, seashells . . .

Hand-made, nature-made, mannequin-maid, re-made . . .

Designed-up, stripped down, bejewel "crowned" . . . 

Valentine's Day bound!!!!!!

* * * 

xoxo ~ Debi

Saturday, February 5, 2011

. . . how to use "Indian Clubs"

I've been collecting "Indian Clubs" for many years . . . just

love the natural, sculptural appeal of displaying

them in groupings with books!!!!

But I really had NO idea how they were actually

used in *exercising*.  Just thought the clubs

didn't have enough weight to

be useful.  That is,

until . . . .

This video footage is from 1904 . . . school children showing 

us their amazing skills of coordination and timing 

with Indian Clubs . . . . . how do

they avoid *clubbing*

each other? 

WOW, isn't this impressive??!!