Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HAYSTACK ANTIQUES in Bellevue . . . magic is everywhere!!!!

If you haven't been to Haystack Antiques in Bellevue, Washington, 

you're missing out on one of the most magical and inspiring

vintage experiences in the Pacific Northwest!!!

Recently written-up in 425 Magazine, this premier antique mall is  

 a most unique addition to the growing, Bellevue landscape!

Check out the March/April edition, which 

highlights Debbie Nordstrom's 

fabulous shop on the

East side!!!

Some of the Pacific Northwest's premier vendors--known for

exciting, beautiful, eclectic, outrageous and

design-savvy merchandise show

at Haystack Antiques!!!

I'm not going to be a name-dropper here--I'd like you to visually

feast your eyes on just a small fraction of what awaits your 

shopping pleasure!!!   I'll be focusing on several

individual dealers in future posts.

So, if you've been putting off a visit to this AMAZING shop,

I hope I've inspired you to find your needle in a

Haystack . . . Antiques!!!!  It's soooo

worth the effort to find this

shining gem!!!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  

You'll be smitten when you walk in the door.  It is *gaspingly*

gorgeously enticing, inviting, exciting . . . !!!!

Ormolulu is new to the landscape at Haystack Antiques.

It's an honor and a thrill to be among so many

extraordinarily talented vintage


Thanks again, Debbie Nordstrom, for your vision and 

hard work . . . and including us in your 

dreamworks at Haystack!!!


Grab a friend . . . or two . . . or three . . . and GET IN HERE!!!!!!

Happy Spring, Happy Everything!!!

xoxo - Debi 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Packing for the Lynden Craft & Antique Show

Just a few comments on a handful of items going to the 

Thursday, March 15th.

Of course we'll have our usual palette of neutrals, grays, creams,

whites and blacks . . . but we're gonna knock

it up a notch.  Baby, I'm feeling a

bit BLUE!!!!!!

How 'bout you???!!!!

One thing I LOVE about Lynden customers . . . they've

never been afraid of color!!!!  Makes me

happy just looking at these plates

resting in the old, chippy

doll cradle!!!!

This old, French Jumeau doll body will be right at home with

my growing collection of doll heads and other

and other "friends."  LOL!!!!

This magnificent, DOUBLE-SIDED sign will be perfect

for someone's cabin or lodge-style home!

* * *

If you like what you see . . . you KNOW there's

gonna be lots and lots more to

tempt you!!  We're open

until 8:00 PM on

Thursday &


(Till 5:00 PM on Saturday, the last day of the show.)

So beat the winter blues and head *north*

to charming Lynden, WA . . .

you'll be glad you did!

xoxo ~ Debi

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lynden Craft & Antique Show: An Ormolulu Retrospective . . . .

We are CELEBRATING!!!!  Over 12 years ago, we entered the

vintage show circuit by joining the Lynden Craft and
Antique Show in Lynden, Washington.

Didn't have a *clue* how to do 

a proper show setup!!! 

Nevertheless, Judy and Trudy--the sweetest show promoters

anywhere--gave us an "Honorable Mention" ribbon

for our setup.  Truly, our booth didn't 

deserve that ribbon, but the 

encouragement they

gave us was a


Year after year, we've come back to their show, trying

to do a better job of merchandise/display of our

vintage and antique wares.  There's been

a lot of trial and error--probably

mostly *error*, LOL!!!!!!

* * * *

These show veterans really know how to treat people.

And  that's  why we  keep  coming  back!!!

Judy & Trudy are kind, loyal and true

friends who care deeply about

their vendors and their


This is a sweet, traditional show, based on traditional values. 

We can always depend on seeing the smiling faces

of friends  we've known through the years, 

even if it's the only time of year 

we ever see them!!!!

Judy and Trudy *ALWAYS* have a beautiful

luncheon buffet laid out for the hard-

working vendors to enjoy!!!

They understand how

much work goes

into setup!!!

Please like them on Facebook:

Oh, and if you haven't liked Ormolulu on 

Facebook yet, we'd love to have

you join us too!!!! :o)

Well, I had four more pictures to load here; but

Blogspot has cut me off!  Check back for

new preview photos of what's coming

to the Lynden Show next week!!  

* * *

The *magic* starts next Thursday, and 

we'll have our most amazing

display yet.  Join us!!!