A blog about the hidden treasure I see in things that others no longer have use for, the transformation process and the rewarding end result. I love the feeling it gives me to be a part of making Old Things New. My love for this process parallels the passion I hold for helping people find new hope . . . a hope that will carry them toward a new future. II Cor. 5:17
A couple of weeks ago my husband was nice enough to say "yes" to my request for a girl's getaway, while he stayed at home and slaved away to pay the bills. In case you didn't see my last post, he really is a "Hey Girl" kinda guy. Check it out! I felt a little bad about the whole thing but quickly justified it by bringing my camera along to take pictures for the blog! That's working right?
So, my friend Deanna J. and I took a three-day trip into Seattle. She loves home decorating as much as I do so it was fun for both of us to check out several locally owned stores. I've broken our trip down into parts due to all the pictures I ended up taking. I don't want you to miss out on any necessary eye candy! Each of the highlighted businesses has a slightly different ambiance, and different objects to inspire.
Our first stop was Heartland Interiors at Country Village in Bothell, a suburb northeast of Seattle. It was a visual delight from the moment we walked in the front door.
This shop is filled to the brim with beautiful things for the home, as well as offering full interior design services. They have been in business now for 27 years! I'll begin with a few close-ups of some of the lovely items they sell:
Look at this nice use of vintage-looking jewelry on bottles and vases. Who doesn't have a plain old vase that could use a little dressing up?
I love this sweet little moss-covered bird and the old books she has chosen as her perch.
What a beautiful vintage graphic on this pillar candle. I'm seeing crowns everywhere lately.
Here is some unique candle "jewelry" with a pin on the back for attaching to your own pillar candles.
The designers in this store have put together some really stunning vignettes. Inspiration to change things up a bit at home for a new season!
Cupid is out in anticipation of Valentine's Day and sitting on a stack of books covered with old postcard graphics. Notice the rusty wire with the silver beads? I ended up buying some for my cloche displays.
A grouping of mirrors always look so lovely. I'm on the search now for different shaped mirrors for my bedroom.
Some of my favorite colors together are turquoise and moss green.
Not sure about the guy in the animal print scarf but I do like his jewelry. This store sells some really NICE jewelry and my friend Deanna succumbed to a couple of purchases. And look. . . another crown! Hmmm . . . how how could I make one of those?
I took several pictures of lampshades as I have some shades at home that I want to do something with myself.
Heartland Interiors carries gorgeous pieces of furniture and accepts custom upholstery orders. Isn't this upholstered headboard amazing?
Painted furniture continues to be very popular and I like the addition of embellishments on this painted cabinet.
The graphic print on this traditional wing chair sure gives it a more modern feel . . .and the pillow . . . I want one!
So one last picture, zoomed out so you can get a feel for the traditional elegance this store has to offer.
To see more of this fabulous store click on the link:
and be sure to pay them a visit the next time you are in the Seattle area. Now be sure to come back for Part 2. The next store we visited is run by several local artisans. Inspiration galore awaits you! Be blessed,
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