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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shop Sale, and Other Fun Things

Hello Ladies!
I sure have missed blogging lately!  I am sorry that I have not been visiting you much these past few weeks.  Things have been kind of crazy here at the Chateau, and I look forward to the day when I can get back into the swing of things.
Thought I would share with you a few more pictures from some of the neat shops that we visited when we were in Snohomish, Washington last week.  I also wanted to mention that I am having a sale over at my Etsy shopYou can save 20% off from anything!  Just enter the following code when you check out, to receive your discount:  Paris1

 Isn't this dress form fun?  It has been decoupaged with vintage patterns!
 I adore cloches, and these are gorgeous!  I especially love the one in the middle.
 I also really love these pretty vintage toile trays.  I could do some serious damage in this store!!
 Check out this old bed spring.  I love, love, love how they repurposed it as a memo board!!
 There was a neat beachy themed display in one of the shops.  I really love this interesting terrarium/cloche.  Tucked inside was a pretty mermaid!
 A fun mermaid lamp!
 And check out this neat glass house, made from old windows.  It was quite large!
There even was a life sized mermaid! Wish that I hadn't cut off her tail in the photo, ooops!
 You know how much I love chalkboards.  I was really drooling over this days of the week one, complete with hooks to hang your coats, purses, or whatever!
 Just look at this fun paper wedding cake, made from vintage sheet music!
 And of course I was drawn to this gorgeous cabinet, that was painted the prettiest shade of aqua inside.  Love!
 And just down the street, a cupcake shop.  Gotta love the name!!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

So MANY GOODIES and So FAR AWAY!!! Well, just look at all the money I saved! AND I didn't even get a DELICIOUS Cupcake! What a FUN trip you took us on... Did "YOU" buy anything???

ArtfullyJune said...

What a fun store. I think I'm glad it isn't close to me so I'm not tempted to buy just about everything.......

NanaDiana said...

Just getting around to checking out blogs, Donna. It was a long day here. I want to thank you again for the tray! OMGOSH...I just cannot believe you! You are too much!

Love the shops you show here..and I, too, am especially taken with the chalkboard. Hugs- Diana

Musings from Kim K. said...

You always have the best shopping adventures. What fun. I love that cupboard with the pretty blue interior. That sheet music cake was very special too. I've been thinking about you and all your upcoming transitions. HUGS!!

Tete said...

Donna, you are just going to have the most fun out there! These shops are so wonderful and I can see you doing some real damage there! Glad you found your award when you got back.
Craig and I have had a tummy flu and I am just now getting back into visiting my blog gfs! Just take it one day at a time and you know it's all going to work out!
I hope you bought that mermaid lamp. That is just too cool. Everyone of your photos have been fun and amazing!
Hugs- Tete

Unknown said...

Great eye candy-you have me drooling!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So many great inspirational ideas, Donna! Sending good thoughts! XO

Chris Arlington said...

Even though I live in Canada, Snohomish isn't that far away. I think I will make time for a look when I go to the Puyallup Heirloom show in May.
I love your pics. xxoo

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

great shopping! glad you had some fun with the stress you are under

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ohhhhhhh Donna....my BFF lives in Snohomish and she had a booth at Ruffles and Rust! I wish I had known you were going because I would have told you to stop by and see her!

Great pictures!!!


Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Wow ... I can't believe how beautiful everything is! GREAT SHOPPING for sure! I adore that wedding cake made with vintage sheet music! How original! Thanks for sharing!

mizdarlin said...

I have to have that mermaid lamp! Do you remember the name of the shop that came from?
Maybe i can get them to send it to me..after all, I'm just up th road apiece..lovely things, worth sighing over...

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh, what a great store Donna. Love those cloches and the wedding cake is adorable.
Hope you're doing well,

Leo said...

Great photos. Love the faux wedding cake. And let me see if there is anything in that shop of yours that I may "need". Hope your having a great week!!

Donna said...

Such pretty things!!! I love the glass domes, have never heard them called cloches before. It all should go quickly since they are just treasures!!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So many cute goodies in those photo's - thinking i need to go back and take another peek! So glad i stopped by! xoox

Cindy Adkins said...

How did I miss all this beauty? I must have been reading your mind because I was busy last night designing a wedding cake!!!
I love everything here--and how awesome about your SALE in your Etsy shop!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous shop, Donna! Oh wow... I would be like a kid in a candy store... lol! There are so many beautiful things... love it!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)
~ Jo