Sunday, February 26, 2012

And let the Party(Prairie Junkin that is) begin!!

And so we continued to set up and fluff!
We finished our booth in record time, & priced all the goodies.

And we even had time to smell the prim(roses) I'd bought
to make our Garden Green House come to life!

Would you like to meet Wanda? She's our newest addition to our fabulous gals at the shop...She is wearing an original outfit hand made by Betsy! I must say, she looks stunning!

And just a few bits of color to make us think Spring is arriving!
These are huge cabbages that will grace our steps back at the shop!
And here we are ready to greet you as you enter! It's almost time to Open!

Posted by PicasaAnd forgive how blurry this turned out, but this is part the crowd waiting to get in and SHOP! Hi everyone!!! The line was loooooong, but there's our very own favorite friends from Station 8 at the head of the line. Nice job ladies!
More to come!
All the best,

And here's how" the Prairie Party" began...

It all began promptly at 3pm Friday, Feb 24th..the BIG set up!

Rachel and I walked into the fairgrounds Expo building, and I was immediately taken with the impact of this message!

and how pretty everything looked!

And how welcome we felt,being given Treat bags, pretty name badges,and warm hugs from Molly & Laura.
(oooh there's our picket fencing Laura bought from Station 8!!!)

And here is what the "Before" view is of our booth!
wow, we have lots of work to do!

Just look at all our good stuff!!
See the 8's???

Okay, we still have a bit more work to do here... Rachel...where are you?
Posted by PicasaThere she is! Sighing with relief that our shop is beginning to take shape!!
More photos to come of the actual "party!"
All the best,
A tired but happy, Colette

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Prairie party Previews!

The last minute intensity has begun! It's the night before, the night before," the Party", and I don't have much room in the trailer for goodies I still want to take to the "junkin" show!

So many new"old" items to take, and I only have ONE trailer that I can fill...

but I want to take it all to the Fairgrounds show!
I do have to fill two booths....can't I just pack up my whole shop and show you all the cool stuff we have??? I want more space!

Posted by PicasaOkay, well I may have to edit some items, but the Show is sure to be packed with good stuff. See you Saturday Feb. 25th at the Kalispell Fairgrounds 10am sharp!!
All the best,

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It must be Puppy Love!

Posted by PicasaIf this isn't the cutest, snuggliest, fuzziest, I don't know what is.
Rachel was SMITTEN with this little guy we met on our trip home. I knew we'd be in trouble if I let her hold Pumba any longer, and that I'd find the little guy smuggled into her handbag!
What sweetness. Aah now I'm all warm and fuzzy.
Have a sweet day!
All the best,
Colette, Rachel and new friend "Pumba"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sneak Preview of Prairie Sisters Party Market & Show!!!

Are you coming to see us at the Prairie Sisters Party?
It's Saturday Feb 25th, at the Kalispell Montana Fairgrounds Expo Building!
There will be tons of junk and vintage and shabby chic!
Station 8 will have 2 booths there!!!!

With lots of aqua stuff(of course)
And a bit of industrial, factory, perfect to blend with the greens and pinks and lighter Springtime colors! We'll have it all!!!

And some Springtime goodies to tempt you. Warmer weather is coming, and you'll want to decorate your garden and freshen your porch vignette, and maybe go biking soon!!!
Posted by PicasaAnd of course we'll have lots of great items never before seen in our Shop!
It will be a great day, so grab a friend, pile in the pick up, and spend the day in Kalispell!
Feb 25th 10-5PM!!!
see you soon,
all the best,

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Heart Day!

For those of us not near a beach, here is a bit of Beach Romance!

Posted by PicasaWishing everyone a simply lovely Valentine's.
Love and hugs from the Girls at Station 8!
All the best,

Are you ready for Feb 14th??

OOh it's almost time to send your sweetheart a Valentine. Are you ready?

Just 3 more days until Cupid pays a visit, dispensing chocolate, love and all things shiny and blingy!

Posted by PicasaSo Santa comes down the chimney, and the Easter bunny hops into your yard, leaving baskets of goodies and hiding eggs, and the Tooth Fairy sneaks in and leaves cash or gift cards(modern day fairy version) under your does Cupid make his appearance?
hmmm. I'll have to ponder this. Scantily clad little guy with arrows poised to shoot L O V E straight to your heart. Worked for me!!
Sending you love,
Colette xo

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Things that make me Smile!

Today was a busy day, filled with many challenges, and in deciding what to blog about, I decided to treat myself to a selection of photos that just simply make me happy!
No order to them, no real theme other than all of these just simply make me grin!!
Like these gorgeous flowers!

Now of course, my main man, makes me grin the widest! That's my sweet hubby, Peter!

anyone who knows me can appreciate my love for the beach...any beach! anywhere!

and for fresh flowers

especially Hydrangeas. They're so big and beautiful and I wish I could grow some. Could grow anything for that matter. I've got no green thumb!

Outdoor cafes. aaah the romance of a sidewalk cafe, sipping and nibbling on delicious yummies, with my sweet hubby of course!

Old fabulous architectural details. Isn't this an amazing piece of architecture?
It was larger than life, on a rooftop garden, in Canada! Does it get any better?

Oooh, I love old white churches too. They make me smile, and wonder at all of the people who have worshipped there through the ages. So peaceful and serene and simple in its beauty.

Barns. White barns. I'm obsessed with them.
I adore white barns, the shabbier the better because they show their weathered patina, and the barns seem so regal in being so old and still so purposeful.

Posted by PicasaAnd of course Antiques! Any time, any place, any kind! I get goose bumps when I see a sign like this, get a huge smile on my face, and feel happy just knowing there are myriad items that are inside, with stories, all waiting to be discovered!
yep, things that make me smile.
I hope you have a smile on your face too!
all the best,(with a big grin)
Colette xo

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Romance is in the Air!

I am such a Romantic. I love February! I got engaged in February, although not on Valentines Day. Hubby(well not yet) was working long hours that day, twenty years ago, so we got engaged on Feb. 16th! It's even better I think!
Anyway, I love the reds and pinks of February, don't you?

It's so easy to make your everyday decor into something much more with a simple heart wreath, or garland made from old music sheets, or a stenciled L O V E
across even a plain table runner!

Add some candles, some red candies and poof! Instant blissful love!

Even this naeutral display could benefit from some pinks or reds.
Posted by PicasaSo here's to a month filled with love... for family, friends young and old!
All the best,