Sometimes, I feel like a kid on the outside of a candy store,
peering in wistfully. Last night was NOT one of
those occasions!! I was IN the candy store with the greatest
eye-candy makers anywhere! Debbie Nordstrom's new
shop in Bellevue, Haystack Antiques, has so much
to offer the discerning buyer. Last night was a celebration
of the opening of this remarkable shop. I was so
busy having fun and meeting up with these talented vendors
and friends, that I didn't take a single, new photograph.
Spirits were high for this great beginning of an enterprise that
we all hope will thumb it's nose at the "bad economy."
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We had the best time talking to Kirk Albert (looking totally buff!), Kristi Shoe
(best hug of the night!), Jon Rosichelli (photo of his booth above),
Tom and Tom (Pac Gal) and John (nice to meet you!), Phil and BJ (always
lots of fun and laughter), Ginny and Jim (savvy, wonderful couple), Gena Dolan Hagen
(pronounced Jenna, Jenna, Jenna!!), Susan Wheeler (best shoes of the evening!),
Ken and Audrey (striking couple, striking stuff!), Carole and Gunnel and Nikki from
Pac Gal (xo), and Matthew Culbert (interiors/repurposing genius!).
We really missed seeing Randi Astrom (Mutiny Bay Antiques) and Paula Williams,
our friends from Whidbey Island (hey, WE made the drive, why not YOU?!)
Disclaimer: Accuracy (bad spelling or names inadvertently left out)
of this post may be inversely proportional to amount of "Haystack Needle"
wine happily consumed--whee!!!!!!! ;oD
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Thank you, Debbie Nordstrom and wonderful staff for a really
splendid evening . . . wishing you all GREAT success in this beautifully
compelling, new adventure in Bellevue!!!!!