Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kristi's Country Store Grand Opening

It was a beautiful day for a grand opening. The weather was sunny and a warm 64 degrees in Sumner, Washington; quite unusual for early February. It was hard to believe that just two weeks ago we were covered with ice and snow. I grew up in Sumner so I was really excited when Kristi contacted me to consider selling my items in her store. Sumner has quite a few unique shops along main street and you can spend many hours wandering through them all.

Kristi's Country Store is a unique collection of old and new. Kristi describes her store as "A humble hodgepodge of antiques, vintage finds, gifts, and home decor". Kristi's goal was to include upcycled, fairly traded, locally made, and handmade items. I think the layout of her store hit the mark quite well. I stopped by about an hour after she had opened and the store was very busy. Congratulations on a great opening Kristi.

Kristi's Country Store Grand Opening

Inside the store. Kristi is on the left

Vintage meets modern

Some of my hand painted glassware on display

Some of my friends and family stop by for support

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wow what a storm! We here in the Pacific Northwest haven't seen anything like this in many years. It started with 10 inches of snow on Wednesday and Thursday then ended with an ice storm. The the ice on my car is about an inch thick. The tree blocking the driveway usually stands straight up. The big tree was pretty much shattered. Luckily through this I didn't lose power and I didn't suffer any structural damage.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! And today is my 52nd birthday. Yay, I'm that much closer to retirement!

Below is a scrapbook page I did for my 50th birthday. I'd never done one of myself. My grandkids are the most common subjects of my scrapbooking. If you want to see more of my scrapbook layouts checkout my gallery on I also have a few premade scrapbook pages and other embellishments for sale in my Etsy scrapbook shop: Laurie's Scrapbook Northwest. Link
Laurie's Scrapbook Northwest

Everyone have a safe and happy new year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ring In The New Year!

It's time to ring in the new year. My Etsy shop features several styles of toasting flutes to do just that.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Treasuries

I'm still working on trying to get the hang of blogging. I'm not very good at it yet but I'm learning. Check out my new Etsy treasuries below. I really enjoy building them.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gifts for Pop!

Father's Day is just around the corner! Here are a couple of items that would make great Father's Day gifts. I'm also working on some lighthouse beer glasses and some other items. Please visit my website on Etsy to see new items as I finish them.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Etsy Treasuries!

Good news! A couple of my items have been featured in treasuries on Etsy!

The first one is a "Wild Roses and Lilacs" theme. My pink flowered bowl was included in that one:

Here's a picture of the bowl:

The other treasury was a "Follow the Sun" theme. My sunflower kitchen utensil holder was featured in that one.

Here's a picture: