Tuesday, November 18, 2014

~ Opening Soon ~

I finally found the most wonderful location to open shop!!
The cottage I've been waiting for for over a year to become available
did, but I found out it wasn't in the commercial zone...;(
This new location has alot more room for extravagant pieces that I've never
 had room to display, and is in the most amazing revamped building from 1893!!
I've been working night and day to get it ready, and I plan to have a soft opening
this Friday & Saturday November 21st & 22nd!! Hours will be 11~5
Kathleen from Faded Charm has brought in an amazing collection of treasures
to add to mine, and we are so excited to see this new venture get off to a great start!


The New Location is in Historic Willamette...
1705 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, OR 97068
I will be posting more Sneek Peeks Soon!
The GRAND OPENING will be
Saturday, December 6th
There will be a Pre-X-mas Event going on all day along this location...
8AM Ugly Sweater Run, 10AM Parade, 
and a Horse Carriage Ride from 6PM~9PM
You won't want to miss it!!


Monday, June 9, 2014

~ Thrilled by The Hunt ~

I recently came across a very interesting item at a garage sale that appears to be very valuable, but I will need to have it looked at by an expert to find out it's history and value...
I could picture this at a museum since it is quite unique...
When I did some research on the sculpted image, I found out it was a "Santo Nino"!
Which is a Catholic Icon of  "The Holy Child ~ Jesus"!! I did a search for it's origin and found out that this image came from Europe and a statue of it was given as a gift to the Monarchs of the Philippines in the 1500's. There were some very miraculous events that occurred where this statue subsided, so over the decades, this became the Patron Saint of their country...I have been contributing to a Christian Mission Organization for the last few years that recently went to help in the Philippines since the Typoon Haiyan hit, and believe the proceeds from this treasure will be something I would like to contribute to the organization to help those people in need! This Treasure Hunting is Addicting!!




I will keep you posted if I get any more info on this amazing find!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

~Treasure's Galore~

It's been so long since I've had a chance to sit and update my blog!
I've been wanting to share some of the treasures I've come across lately...
First is the most amazing find of my life!!
It's a 400 year old desk from a 600 year old Chateau in France!
Is that considered an Antique or a Treasure??
Something I think I will have to keep!! 
Here is a pic of the Chateau...


The woman I bought this from is just turning 90 this year, and her Great Grandparents
bought this Chateau in 1828...Her grandparents lived in it through World War II when
the Nazi's took it over and when the war ended they slashed all the furniture with swords...
but this piece survived!!



It has a beautiful Marquetry design on the front and lots of secret compartments...



I would love to find out what this is worth!!! It's Priceless to me!!
Another treasure I just came across is a beautiful French Settee that came
from a Royal Family!! It needs some work on the upholstery, but should be a fun project!
It has the most beautiful gilt finish to the wood frame...
it would be a crime to paint this piece!!
Here is a pic of the settee and it has a couple matching chairs. I've put it in my bedroom
sitting area and it just may have found a new home!!





There's a house being remodeled across the road from us that looks very similar to
this castle, so every time I look out the window now I feel like I live in France!


Another item I recently found is so divine!!
It's an armoire that came out of a house in NE Portland that was built in the 1880's!!
This piece I did decide to paint to show off it's amazing character!




I think I will be using this as a display piece in my new shop that will be opening soon!
Check out the pic of this cute as can be little cottage in the town of Willamette!!
It will be called "Fleur's Cottage"
I will be posting the Grand Opening as soon as I know when that will be!!



Can't wait to get started on this new venture!!
It will be an Antique store as well as a Wedding Rental business!!
I have so much left over from my daughter's wedding that I thought that would be
a "No Brainer"!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

~Wedding Details~

Here are some wedding details that went into making it so special!
I spent months surfing on Pinterest, Style Me Pretty, and many other websites
searching for ideas....I was able to get concepts, but of course each wedding is unique!





Here's a pic of all the chalkboard displays that took forever to make!!





















I just love the pics of all the Fleurs!! So Glorious!!






My daughter and her husband have just moved to Dallas Texas
to work and start their new life together!
Sigh!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

~Rustic Elegance~

Well...I finally got the pics of the wedding that I would like to share...
Here are a few out of the thousand we received!!
It's so fun to relive that special day!!
The wedding was at a fabulous barn in Chehalis Washington
called Red Barn Studios....








































I could be here all day posting pics, but I think I'd better stop for now!!
I can't say enough about the fabulous job the photographer did...
Check out his website...(www.erichmcvey.com)
I would also like to thank my friend Mindy (From Monticello) who arranged the flowers...
Unbelievable!!