Friday, December 31, 2010

Anyone Wanna To Go Junkin!

I just discovered this Vintage Market Sale by Junk Salvation in Oregon next month and think I'm going to try to go! Hopefully I can manage to convince my Mom and a certain Sister to accompany me.

I've seen other events done by the Funky Junk Sisters and they look like a lot of fun and cram packed full of goodies. If only Jazz could get it's act together and actually be a vendor, but with so many different schedules to work around it's hard. Plus I don't think we have enough "junk" in stock at the moment. I guess I'll just have to be a shopper this time around.

All the rewards and none of the hard work.

Hate it when that happens!

I am sure Michelle will be back to posting soon now that her winter vacation is almost up.
Bummer for her, good news for you! Now I won't have a semi-decent excuse for neglecting
my other blog to post here. Drat.
Happy New Year to you all, I hope it brings you nothing but blessings and a lot
of really really good "JUNK"!!!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Goodbye Christmas, Hello Winter...


Hi Ya'll! Tara here, from The Land of Jazz! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Sadly, after Christmas all the pretty decorations must come down, so that's just what I did at the booth. I wasn't going to get another chance for a while so I figured I just better get in and "git r done!".


Four hours later. Is it just me or does it take everyone else this long to shuffle furniture, rearrange the vignettes, dust, sweep up dead dried needles and take down a fake Christmas tree? Too bad my cohort in vintage crime was too busy playing in the snow to help poor little old me. Just teasing! I actually enjoy playing in the space and moving things around. I could easily take a pass on the dusting and sweeping though.

Now I just have to take down all the Christmas decorations at home.
I'll get right on that. 

Have a terrific week and a Happy Happy Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!

~Michelle, Tara, Jeanette, Jan, & Billye~

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's The Most Busiset Time of The Year

This past week has been full of Christmas hustle-bustle! I have been shopping, making gifts, wrapping, pricing items for All That Jazz Vintage, and I already had one of my three Christmases this year. Not to mention I had been working full-time! I'm on vacation now. It has been a whirlwind but the holidays always are, aren't they?

I finally have some photos of the new barn wood frames arriving at the shop this week!

I gave this one a shabby coating of white paint~
don't you love the cut-out models from my Eddie Bauer catalog?? 

I didn't mess with this large frame, I love it's perfect patina!

A smaller version of the above frame did get a bit of white paint~

I am excited to hear that Farmboy has been busy making more frames (as well as mirrors) from this marvelous rustic barn wood. They will be arriving  in the shop the first of the year!

I have a few other treasures to take to the shop, too.

~cozy leather and sheepskin Bearpaw boots (these have only been worn a few times!) a silver tray, a needlepoint pillow and a rusty watering can~

~life is beautiful in french burlap sign, a wooden rooster, berry candle garlands~

Tomorrow I will running around trying to finish my shopping.....just a few more gifts to pick up and wrap!! 

I work best under pressure.

wishing you the merriest week,


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas From My Home To Yours!

Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas and I hope the season
brings many blessings to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rustic Christmas

I don't know if any of you have a little cowgirl spirit inside of you. I surely do (a lot, actually!) I got to have lunch at a beautiful winery this past weekend.  Swiftwater Cellars  is on the Suncadia Resort in the historic mountain town of Roslyn, Washington.

It is a very rustic, lodgey looking building with amazing architecture and beams to resemble the former coal mine Number 9, the property the cellar sits on.

Number 9 wine, which is very good!

The winery was decked out for the holidays and I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures on my small point and shoot camera (hence the grainy quality, sorry.)

That is one amazing fireplace!

Looking up, the beams resemble the inside of a mine shaft.

 This tree was outside their upscale gift shop, Lush. It was tall and lovely!

It is hard to tell from this picture, but it was filled with long feathers and leopard print garland and gold ornaments. The Christmas balls were huge~ nearly the size of cantaloupes!

Lots of cozy throws and fancy hair-on-hide chairs~

I was "pining" for a lot of things in the gift shop......

I almost curled up in this amazing leopard print chair under this decadent faux fur throw and read a book.....(it was dumping snow outside, after all.)

These faux puppies were cute and very quiet, obviously.

I could actually see some of Farmboy's handmade barn wood frames and mirrors fitting right in and selling in this gift shop........ which reminds me, soon I will be featuring some of the frames that will be available in our space All That Jazz Vintage next week!

I hope you are staying cozy this winter, wherever you are!