Does this building look familiar? Yep, it is the old location of the Salvage Studio. After the Northwest Flower and Garden Show last week, Beth, Raoul and I popped into Five, the delicious new restaurant that went into our old location. Summer and Ted Clark were loyal and fun customers and they loved the feel of the space. So when they were looking to open their hip new bistro, it was a no-brainer.
Summer is one of the most talented people we know...just look at this place!
Ted on the right in the new bar area. There were some Saturday's we could have used that amenity!
A great collection of frames add sparkle and light.
Cavallini gift wrap behind old windows. Stunning and easy peasy.
A new wall with mirrors to reflect light. And we love the whiskey barrel rings on the wall.
Simple branches with pendant light bulbs.
Did we mention how talented Summer is? We kinda have a crush on her, can you tell?
And last, but not least, the food was delicious and beautifully prepared. -- Lisa
Just to start us off...Crops for Clunkers. We loved this garden. The chicken run was on the driver's side and the nesting box was accessable from the passenger side window. You can read more about this project at The Seattle Urban Farm Company.
The theme for the show this year was Sustainability. Seattle Tilth has been a pioneer in that realm for ages. And designer Jessica Bloom created a beautiful "Family's Little Farm in the City' complete with goats and chickens.
Two innovative planter systems: Coldframe and a raised bed from concrete and old bottles. Both will capture heat for your plants.
And a beautiful rain chain made from cut-off blue bottles.
We saw this wall structure throughout the gardens. Handsome and practical.
I have loved the JohnBob Cool Junk booth for years. We finally got to rub shoulders with these two at Farm Chicks last year and that makes me love their booth even more.
Beautiful vintage goods and great presentation.
This booth made us stop in our tracks. Each Rotoluxe planter is made of recycled plastic and made in the Pacific Northwest. Durable, attractive, lightweight and a great product. Visit their website for more information.
I'm taking a break from blogging for a while. Lisa will continue to post some entries to keep us on the blogging map. I have a couple of challenges going on in my personal life, am overwhelmed with preparations for listing our house for sale, and need some time to figure out where I want to invest my energies professionally. Sort of the usual, every day chain of events.
But at this moment, it's feeling like too much. I have great faith that it all will work out.
In the meantime, I'm still addicted to reading all of your blogs, and will be keeping in touch that way! -- Beth
I was so happy when my neighborhood Lisa moved into our little cul de sac.
She and I share a love of decorating our homes. Plus she and her family are supremely nice! Our styles are similar in some ways, and different in others. I really admire her decorating sense, and love seeing what's new her way. This eye-catching array is what greets you in her foyer.
A lovely arrangement in her living room.
She created this stunning vignette on the other side of her living room.
Such a pleasing mantel composition.
And the final wall in her captivating living room.
Now we are in the dining room. Lisa's sense of scale is dramatic and so darn tasteful.
Even her laundry room is quite attractive. She is fearless with paint, and with touches of black.
I fell in love with this lamp! And ordered one through her wonderful shop, Elegant Clutter, in Mill Creek. So even though you don't live in our cul de sac, you can see more of Lisa's decorating style there.
In the master bedroom is this leopard chair, which used to live at our house in my studio. With all our downsizing, I had it in our garage waiting for the next garage sale. Lisa spied it and bought it on the spot. I am so happy the chair has such a classy new home, and I can still visit it now and again. -- Beth
Here’s a sneak peek of a new creation for my upcoming seminar at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. I’ll be there Friday, 12:30 p.m. in the Hood Room.
I am really tickled with this idea for a Junk Bar – a picnic cooler for your beverage, a meat grinder holding your bar towel, a Christmas tree stand for your ice bucket and more! There will be pretty pictures, lots of helpful info, and I hope plenty of chuckles. Lisa will be there as my technical goddess.
Recently, my friend bj and I had a wonderful time playing in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. I have to confess that I have lived in the suburbs of Seattle for nearly 13 years and I haven’t been keeping up with how hip certain neighborhoods have become. But I have loved Ballard Avenue with its’ amazing shops for a long time. It was huge fun to discover new ones, and visit my favorites like Curtis Steiner’s Souvenir . These dreamy blue bottles displaying jewelry just made my heart beat a little faster.
Curtis graciously let me take his picture.
Vintage game tiles surrounded this display case. He is a master of the vignette.
These necklaces were perfection.
Local artist, Patty Grazini created these incredible paper shoes.
Curtis fashioned these window display mannequins with grand hair-dos and attire. He is so supremely talented!
Lunch was at the Puerto Rican restaurant, La Isla. Tasty, tasty, tasty!
And then I started clothes shopping at Horseshoe and my picture taking went to the wayside. We had met the owner, Jill, when we did the fall Sand Point Antiques Market. Unfortunately, she was out of town that day, but lucky for me, her clothes stayed behind. More coveting ensued, and I left with a swingy new skirt!
From sword ferns to garden art; from free piles to a studio; from retail to a book. We have lots of fun things planned in our next chapter. Join us on our adventures to see what happens next! -- Beth & Lisa