Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ruffles & RUST Grand Opening this Saturday

The Ruffles & RUST posse are getting

 ready for a fabulous Grand Opening party

in your honor this Saturday!!!

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Here's what I've been working on!!

See you Saturday . . . .

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pacific Galleries . . . a quick update.

Pacific Galleries in Seattle, WA, is really my most

challenging venue of all.  With over 800

dealers, there's a lot of competition

for the customers' attention!

I apologize for the poor quality of these photos.

Forgot my camera--again (!), so the colors

are off (too yellow).  But overall

it's a good, clean *redo* of 

the booth, and I'm

hoping it gets


Most people outside of this industry view it

as so *romantic* and *fun* . . . which

can certainly be true.   But it's the

deep passion that keeps me

going in this very tough

and sometimes quite

harsh business.

 * * * NO ROOM FOR SISSIES!!! * * *

I've never worked harder in my life--nor have

I felt so personally fulfilled.  When you're

doing something you  L O V E , there's

still a price to be paid; but it pays

you back in far more than

just money.  My heart

is full--if not my


If you haven't been to Pac Gal in awhile, do

stop by and see what's new--it's always 

changing and evolving.    You 

sure won't be bored!  Make 

sure you have plenty of

 time to wander!!!!

* * * *

xoxo ~ Debi

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

you need a little "R & R"!!!

. . . Ruffles & Rust, that is!!

My space has been refreshed with new finds,

big and small!!!

So come in and check up on all my new schtuff!!!  Several

other vendors have brought in treasures too!

Easter is popping up with the

daffodils . . . lamps,

small painted


* * *

Industrial bins, vintage flash cards,

bird cages (yep, more!)

. . . children's vintage watering cans, ironstone, 

wire baskets, feather fans, etc.

xo ~ Debi

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Best reasons to be part of the Lynden Show

I'm just pleased as punch to receive the "Best Booth" award for the Spring Show

in Lynden.    It's a wonderful acknowledgement of all the hard work we

expend trying to make things as visually appealing as possible (quite

a task when you consider the *range* of items I usually bring!).

But, really, THE reason for being part of this charming,

intimate and somewhat *old-fashioned* show is 

just *old-fashioned* friendship with 

people like Linda Bylsma.  

Linda--I LOVE this

pic of you!!!!

This beautiful smile says it all . . . come to Lynden--we're still in biz for

the next TWO days.  Relax, take your time and just experience

the beautiful spirit of the beautiful people in this show.

It's a treasure of an event in a small and caring

town that is rare among our culture

these days.  I'm having a 

great time & you

will too!!

Okay, just a little bit more eye candy . . . and I've GOT to get some sleep.

We're open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  tomorrow

and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday!

xoxo ~ Debi

"Best In Show" @ Lynden!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Starts Thursday in Lynden - 25th Annual Spring Craft & Antique Show

Spring 2011 Postcard

We are excited to invite you to attend our
25th Annual Spring Show!
Grab your shopping bags, call a friend, and join us for the fun.  Come and enjoy the 100+ talented artisans and antique dealers that live here in the Northwest.  Be inspired by their creative displays of handcrafted garden and home decor, vintage treasures, unique jewelry, artwork, gourmet treats, 
and so much more.....
March 17th-19th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.
Lattes and lunch available in our Garden Cafe.
Thursday & Friday 10-8 and Saturday 10-5
Free Parking - Return Privileges
General Admission $5.00- Senior Admission $4.00
12 & Under Free

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

appreciation . . .

There's so much to feel good about after the 2nd Saturdayz Market

this past weekend.  It's quite hard to know where to start!

Gratitude for the continuing business our loyal

 customers and friends bring us each month. 

 Gratitude for the well-being of friends

 who have been put through 

very rough times lately.

( Jill, Deb & Bob,

Virginia . . . )

Gratitude for visits from people I totally respect, 

like Celeste and Dan of Chaps/Cake and

Lana and Erika of De Ja Neu (all

the way from Spokane)   . . . 

 a true testament to all

 the work that Linda

and Deb have 

been up to!

Gratitude for the help from my mate Jim and our son

Daniel . . . without whose wonderful help and

great attitude would've made for a much

more difficult (and not as lovely)

set-up.  (Daniel is NOT 

afraid of heights!) 

Gratitude for the continuing opportunity

to creatively make a living in these 

 (still) tough economic times,

 doing what is dear to

my heart!!!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

2nd Saturdayz - Preview

It's late . . . gotta get up early, so pics only.

Please come see us tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2nd Saturdayz . . . this is a BIGGIE!!

THIS Saturday, March 12, at 8:00 a.m. for early birds . . . 

Warren Magnuson Park

at Sand Point . . . in the Workshop

of Hangar 30.

* * *

If you've not yet attended this gorgeous market,

don't miss this one!!!

* * *

After just completing the giant Portland

Expo, we're really looking

forward to reconnecting with all our

friends and customers here

at *home*.  Expo was a GREAT show!!!

But the real fun occurs in the smaller,

more intimate venues . . . "birds

of a feather flock together!"

See ya Saturday, little chickadees!!!!