Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ladies and Gentelmen, we have a winner!

Victoria and I are so happy to announce our winner of the Funky Junk Sisters 12 days give away!
Christina Freeland
Thank you for having a little look see at our blog and we hope you come visit us again soon. Hope you love your new bag.
We are sorry it has taken us so long to post and get back to you. Unfortunately, Victoria and I got an ugly virus over the holiday and we were "down" for a bit. But Santa was good to the giggling chick and brought her a beautiful, and totally appropriate, PINK lap top.

Pic's from the last 2nd saturdayz show will follow. We had such a wonderful time! Can't wait to share them with you all. Blessings from a giggling chick (e)

Friday, December 3, 2010

The 12 Days Give Away!

It's Finally here! And we are so excited to have our turn at the festivities. Here's what you have to do ....... just click follow on our blog and be entered in the contest!
tell them your favorite Seasonal memory and get all the details for the contest.
This O-O-A-K charming cottage tote hand made by Ella (the giggling chick) Hatfield.
It's made of burlap with a vintage ticking lining, vintage tea towel pocket, lace and mother of pearl button, the straps are made from upholstery strapping. It's washable ( delicate and line dry) and reusable!
It's so pretty you might want to use it for an every day purse.

You can look for other cottage style shopping totes at our next show...
2nd Saturdayz
December 11, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Winter days from The Quiet Nest

Victoria and I are excited to let you Know We are participating in a "12 days" giveaway for the month of December by Funky Junk Sisters. These gals are gonna make this fun, and We appreciate being invited.

So head to their blog, and get the details. It's a fun and festive way to meet new local businesses, and a great way spend the long winter days we have in the North West. So get something hot to drink and get on line to go blog visiting with us.

Blessings friends, from a giggling chick

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Boise Creek Barn Sale

Victoria and I enjoyed ourselves here so much. We found treasures and fantastic deals. We were warmly welcomed into this beautiful barn and would love to share the address so you can go have a look see: 46225 284th ave se, that's Enumclaw. She only does this twice a year and has extended to this weekend Dec 3rd and 4th.

Every where you look there are beautiful vignettes and breathtaking scenery! We were in total awe of the entire property, what a lucky lady to be able to live here. And how nice she shares this twice a year with all of us.

The entire space is packed and repacked each day of the sale with so many treasures. I highly recommend this little jewel of a show/sale to every one. This Gal really knows what she is doing and her displays are perfect. It was a joy right down to the hot apple cider she serves to her customers.

Last but not least, Thank you to Rebecca from Faded and Worn for recommending it to us, Blessings from a giggling chick.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2nd Saturdayz /Round 2

This is such a fun and fabulous show We decided to do it again! Hope to see you all there Dec 11. These are great people and we enjoyed being a part of it. So come on up/down and shop your local artists and crafts people this year.

Here is some other great shows to check out this winter:


Every Sunday in Tacoma

Check out their Face Book page and become a fan, We are!

Barn Sale

Enumclaw, Nov 26th and 27th

We will be there shopping!

Let us know about any other Events going on, We'd like to share the LOVE with you all.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

2nd Saturdayz is almost here!!!!

Are you ready for this market? Well, you better start training for the marathon event now! Victoria and I are so excited to be a part of this show/market. We have met some of the other vendors and they are fabulous. I can't wait to get there and shop myself. blessings from a giggling chick (e)

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Ruffles and Rust"

Victoria and I enjoyed our adventure to Monroe for the "Ruffles and Rust" vintage flea market. It was truly a delight for the senses.

Our first stop on our Adventure was "Molly Mo's". This was probably my favorite. She specialized in that sweet and nostalgic cottage style that I love. Diane is a sweet and talented woman after our own hearts.

These are the platters we purchased from Molly Mo's for Victoria's new collection.

Beautiful Displays were around every corner! The sofa with the most decadent Pillows was from "GREATFINDZ" and the red lamp shade display was from "Sweetbee by Rachael" .

I labeled this the Lovely blue display and it was ! courtesy of "JohnBob" cool junk. Enough said. it was very cool JUNK!


This set up Spoke to the coastal girl in me. I got tons of inspiration and ideas for my own coastal themed home. Check out "Coastal-Nest". This was my first time seeing this traveling shop and I am now a fan.

Some more of our Finds... from "My sweet savannah", "fussbucketsworld", and "beach house barn".

This was such a fun adventure and the vendors were wonderful! So much treasure in one spot it was dazzling. Hope to see you all at "2nd saturdayz" in November. (Look for our up comming events or Blessings from a giggling chick (e)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Junk Salvation" show

We had the most fun at this show! Every one just gets better. We met amazing people that share our love of beautiful vintage. There were some seriously gorgeous things at this show. I personally love the silver/grey crushed Velvet sofa at "Faded and Worn". Unfortunately it sold so fast none of us got it. but you just can't argue with that kind of deal ($40). I love talking with people that are having as much fun as we are, and enjoy the process of setting up our traveling shops. One of the reasons we love this show.... The Funky Junk Sisters. Dixie and Linda are wonderful to their vendors. (Cocktails being served doesn't hurt) These ladies go out of their way to make each vendor feel welcome to the show and that just speaks to the southern gal I am. Its like visiting and sitting on the porch with a glass of sweet tea. So big thank you's go out to them.

Something New for this show, and for me, was the western "nest". Victoria's roots are in the vintage western, and oh boy, does that lady know good western. I was the most proud of this section because it's so different than anything we've done together as a team and we were both a little uncertain of how it was going to be received at the show. Well, it was a hit! and look for the "western nest" to become a feature for us in the future. lets face it ladies, we all have a little inner cowgirl in us!

This dresser and hutch were a last minute project. It was perfect for display. And Thank God Victoria let me store it in one of her out buildings while I worked on it. The dishes on the top shelf are Homer Laughlin from the '40's. They have a soft blue border with silver edges. complete service for 12. I love the the elegance in the simplicity of the pattern, and I love Homer Laughlin. They are still affordable when you find them and usable vintage is the best vintage!

One of our most famous features is the "petty coat" lamp shade. We have had them at the last 2 shows and they are just de"light"ful. An average of 12 yards of fabric goes into each one. WOW! Scarlett O'Hara would be proud!

How pretty is this vignette? One of the things Victoria and I like to tell people is we consider ourselves a traveling shop. We spend hours on our display and floor plan. We are designers as well as artists. As usual this show was so awesome! we had 3 points of entry! and so that means 3 focal points. I personally loved the display this time. And look how pretty Victoria's chair is.

We had the best time! as you can see we stuffed our spot with as much fall wonder as we could. In this picture you see the beautiful display of rosettes on a vintage lamp shade. I think these were the "hit" of the show. We sold out. And if you missed out, we will be listing these for sale on our blog soon! These are totally hand made with new and vintage bits and pieces and are a one of a kind treasure.

You also see the corner of the other hit of the show, the little white sofa. I got a lot of oooh's and ahhhh's over it, and thank you. Just a bit of back ground info on this little treasure. Its a repurposed Ethan Allen sofa I found. When I found it there were no cushions and it was white and blue checked. My husband thought I was crazy when I asked him to pick it up. It took me 2 weeks, 10 different fabrics (some raw silk added here and there), 10 different trims, and 6 loose back cushions. Its always a labor of love with these projects.
******* Thank you goes to all the great customers, lovely fellow vendors, and the Funky Junk Sisters. Love and blessings from the giggling chick (e)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Add a little "bling" to fall

Give your Pumpkins the Cinderella treatment!
Use metallic paint in rich shades of gold and silver to transform plian ol' pumpkins into original works of art.

Give your Fall dinner guests the royal treatment!
Use mini bunt cake pan and a store bought spice cake mix. How much more simple can this be? A very big wow with very little effort.
Fall blessings from a Giggling Chick, (e)
Both of these ideas were found in "Southern Living" special fall publication