Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from our Family to Yours!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Flea Market

Beautiful handpainted floral tin. Perfect for inside or outside to display your may flowers! ($5.00 + postage)

Please leave a comment for more information, or to purchase.

Until next time

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Flea Market

This weeks Goodies!

Beautiful Pink Bracelet, New - Pink glass beads. $5.00

Avon Angel pin, Garnet, January stone - New $3.00

Green Print half apron. (Ties are green plaid) Vintage from 1950's $5.00

Blue full apron. Vinage 1950/60 $5.00

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Flea Market Time!!

Friday Flea Market Day!

Boobie Glasses and dessert cups. 2 of each available. $1.50 each or 2 for $2.00

Peach lustre vintage can purchase as single or set. (there are two bowls) $3.00 each or set of two for $5.00

Hand painted 1/2 watering can wall decor . . .$5.oo

Please leave a comment for more information, or to purchase.
Shipping will be added to all purchases. If you would like a shipping quote leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Have a great weekend!!


Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday Flea Market!

I have several of these available . . .Please let me know how many you would be interested in!
Here is the link to my Store.
Feel free to hop on over and look around! If you are looking for anything special - let me know. We may just have it, but not have it listed yet!

Have a great Weekend!
Until Next Time

Thursday, February 05, 2009

CED for Week Feb. 2-8

Here is some of my creative work this week . . .been a busy week, so I didn't get to post them like I wanted to as I went along. My word today was "strength" so I thought it fit in well with the theme this month!

Did some journaling - I do regularly, just won't bore you with tons of journaling posts. *smile*

Couple of sketches of fruit . . .I need alot of practice with fruit.

Have a great Week!
Until Next Time

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Color Play

When I am in a color mood (can you tell I am! I love color . . .it is in my daily world and I love all the color nature gives!) I like to go to the Benjamin Moore Site and look through the fan deck. After I pick out the colors I think would look well together I like to go to the personal viewer and see how they look in a "real- virtual" setting.

I use this process for my home, but for me, my favorite time is to use the wonderful tools to help in my creative endeavors!

Check it out and have some fun!

Until Next Time

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More on Color Trends

Color Trends 2009

Author: Kimberlee Jaynes

We designer types tend to use Benjamin Moore paint when we are specifying paint colors. Their paint has more depth of color than other brands and covers very well.

Doty Horn, Director of Color & Design at Benjamin Moore, scours the earth in search of trends. She works on color trends a full two years in advance. Doty's PowerPoint presentation of in- vogue happenings gathered from around the world, showed everything from chairs that look like nests to furniture made from melted PVC pipes. Doty distills all these wacky, out-there movements into usable color trends for real life. Horn's analysis identifies colors that will be popular in everything from cars to appliances to home accessories and interior design.

Here is the news:
According to Benjamin Moore's Color Pulse 2009, there are four main color trends that will be dominating our surroundings next year and beyond.

Raw: Horn says this palette is derived from the push toward minimalism, pairing life down to its most authentic. Horn said this palette is derived from unfinished wood, cinder blocks and other "make-do" materials and includes shades of white, sand and gray.

Benjamin Moore's "Raw" colors include: Chantilly Lace OC-65, Mascarpone AF-20, Collector's Item AF-45, Fossil AF-65, Frappe AF-85, Hush AF-95, Jute AF-80, Tucson Winds 1024, Sterling 1591, Storm AF-700, Steel Wool 2121-20, Gray 2121-10

Urban Silence: Horn said this group of colors reflects the changing delineation between life in the city and life outside the city. "This is where the trees become houses and the houses become trees," she explained.

As more urban buildings incorporate rooftop gardens and shipping containers are converted into living spaces, the city becomes a softer, more livable place. Horn said this palette reflects these changes by mixing the gray tones of urban living with vibrant, organic colors like green, rust and terra cotta.

Benjamin Moore's "Urban Silence" colors include: Shadow Gray 2125-40, Lapland AF-410, Yellow Tone 370, Wasabi AF-430, Winding Vines 532, Old Gold 167, Glen Ridge Gold 301, Rattan AF-375, Rustic Taupe 999, Abbey Brown 1225, Bronze Metallic Bronze-30 (Studio Finish color), Copper Metallic Copper-40 (Studio Finish color)

Simplexity: To understand this color palette, think about the pixels that make up a computer screen: thousands of tiny dots in different shades that come together to make a whole. These are colors that have more to them than meets the eye.

"The colors here are very complex, they have a lot of depth to them, but they're easy to use, so that's the simplicity part of that," Horn says. For example, she said, think of a color that looks black, but it's really purple. "It's almost black but it has an undercurrent of blue and red running underneath it and it just has a rich texture and a rich landscape, and the way that the light hits it, you start seeing the nuances of how those colors flip underneath it."

Benajamin Moore's "Simplexity" colors include: Thunder AF-685, Meditation AF-395, Amsterdam AF-550, Carob AF-160, Caponata AF-650, Merlot Red 2006-10, Arroyo Red 2085-10, Dried Mustard 2158-10, Majestic Violet 2068-10, Hidden Falls 714, Buttered Yam AF-230, Gargoyle 1546

Private Identity: With the "Private Identity" palette, Horn said she and the other color trends experts were thinking about how we express our individuality in such an overwhelming, populated world. Here, the colors are bright, bold and unexpected.

"You're your own person so you're going to put together a personal statement color," Horn said. "You could do a bright red mixed with a powder blue and put a bold gold against it. So you've got this contrast of very bold color and then a very light color and that gives it an unexpected twist."
Benjamin Moore's "Private Identity" Colors include: Desert Rose 2094-50, Mango Punch 154, Perennial 405, Pacific Palisades 762, Tricycle Red 2000-20, Blushing Red 2079-20, Thunderbird 675, Lucerne AF-530, Fire and Ice 1329, Black Satin (High Gloss) 2131-10, Silver Metallic Silver-20 (Studio Finish color), Gold Metallic Gold-10 (Studio Finish color)

(The symbols after the colors listed above indicate their collection, so ones with an AF mean that they are part of the Affinity group of colors, OC stands for Off-White Colors and the ones with numbers are in their regular group of classic colors).

Don't know where to start? Which colors story to use?

I think you can use colors that are in keeping with the geography in which you live, the architecture of your home and most of all PERSONAL CHOICE. If you live on the 28th floor of a condo with a view of a major mountain and you over look a river ...its all about the view. So keep your colors to a dull roar. The color palette of RAW may be a good choice for you. If you live in a gray climate and want color, the rich hues of the SIMPLEXITY palette may be the right choice for you.

I believe the real trend is personalization. People are tired of others telling them what is good for their home. When choosing colors think about what color looks good on you. What do you like to wear? What do you want to feel when you walk through the door? Color defiantly evokes a feeling.
You may want to buy a sample of the color you want to you use and paint it on "mighty board." it's a thin, ridged plastic 2x2 sheet of material that will not warp when painted. You can get it at most Benjamin Moore paint stores. See what the color looks like at night and during the day, before you paint the whole room.

Most important, be daring - it's only paint. You can easily re-do it for a few bucks.

Happy painting!
Kimberlee Jaynes
Associate member NWSID

Kimberlee Jaynes is Portland Oregon's Color Specialist

Kimberlee Jaynes placed as a finalist in the Residential Interiors category of the Benjamin Moore HUE awards. More than 150 entrants competed in this national contest.

Kimberlee Jaynes is among Portland Oregon's most talented designers. Her work is a combination of comfortable sophistication and confident simplicity. She is continually praised for achieving that delicate balance between serene and striking, while creating a unique environment that instantly feels just right. A Kimberlee Jaynes interior is where art meets function - a delightful blend of "Why didn't I think of that?" and "This is the way my home was meant to feel."

An associate member of Northwest Society of Interior Designers, Jaynes has practiced interior design for 17 years. She taught visual Merchandising & Display Design at Clark College in Vancouver and Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. She was a manager of Visual Merchandising for Nordstrom prior to embarking on her interior design career.

To see dramatic before and after photos using color visit click portfolio.

About the Author:

Kimberlee Jaynes is the granddaughter of a renowned photographer and daughter of a painter, Kimberlee was manager of visual merchandising for Nordstrom and taught visual merchandising and display design. She's an associate member of the Northwest Society of Interior Designers who has practiced both commercial and residential design from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Francisco, California, to Stuttgart, Germany to her home in Portland, Oregon.

She's a color specialist who conducts extensive client interviews prior to the design process so that the home always fits the client – and the client always feels at home. Her ability to personalize the design process, and not box herself into a particular "look" has been the key to her rapid ascension in the design world.

Currently, she lives in a floating home outside of Portland, where she's created a resort-like feel of paradise – a haven from the pressures of the outside world.

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Color Trends 2009

As artists, and home decorators (or as my kids call me, the mom fixer upper! *smile*) color is very important. CMG released the color trends for 2009. Click HERE to read the wonderful article on upcoming color trends!

About Color Marketing Group
Color Marketing Group forecasts color trends up to three years into the future for its members, many of whom must plan ahead for product, space and materials introductions. For more information:

Until Next Time


OMG!! I finally was able to get to the computer today, and catch up on blog reading! We have been really sick this last week at our house. Everyone caught something, and everyone was crabby and miserable.

Now everyone is doing better, so things are slowly getting back to normal.

In one of the blogs I really enjoy, is a great give away you can sign up until January 16. Check it out here

These are the most beautiful aprons . . .

Until Next time

Friday, January 02, 2009

The New Year Begins!

Huge happenings this year!  My business is changing, my schooling is now half complete.  I look forward to putting all the knowledge into action and being able to share it all!!

I did read a really great tutorial from the blog.  It is for an adorable frame made out of a Quiche Pan.


Take a look:
How to Make a Quiche Pan Frame - JUNKMARKET Style

For my CED challenge, I am starting an art journal - course I will create many other items . . .

I have never created a journal like this before so it will be fun!
I will post pictures as I get them taken and uploaded into the computer.

Follow along with me in the new year! Watch for my CED posts.

Until Next Time!


Friday Flea Market Time!!!

It's Friday Flea Market Time!!
We have alot of goodies marked down, just the way to start out the new year!! Click HERE to see all the sales on dish clothes, glassware, and home decor. We have a few of the towels left and they are marked down too. Click HERE
if you would like to have a better look at the towels!
As always feel free to email, or post a comment!

Until Next Time

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Creative Every Day Challenge 2009 - Happy New Year!

I tend put off the things I enjoy doing.  I dream, I plan, and sometimes I even talk about them but in the end something inside me stops me from actually doing!  Oh, I do my homework, take care of the house, do the laundry, shopping etc.  - I just don't save any time for me.  (I am sure I am not the only one who is guilty of this!)

I decided to join in the CED Challenge 2009 - to help inspire, and encourage me to create.  To help me create for the enjoyment of creating!! 

I followed along last year and learned so much about "creating" from the wonderful group that participates in CED

Please follow along with me, join in or just share some ideas as the year progresses!  Here is to a Happy New Year!

Until Next Time,