Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mom's House - aka Angel's Attic

Just a couple more days until the Spring Open House at Angel's Attic!  We've been so busy setting everything and finishing all those last-minute projects.  I promise a few sneak peaks in the next day or so.  In the meantime, I wanted to share a little of the story behind the Angel's Attic sales.  You see, even though I may have started out being part of The Farm Chicks Shows the last couple of years, I've always said that my mom has more talent in her pinky than all of me.  As she's helped me out in the past couple of years at different shows, I've slowly convinced her of the fact that she should be doing this too.  I also was always telling her how perfect her house would be to set up our own sort of shop that could include the creative talents in all of our family including my seriously talented step-dad, Jon, and step-sister, Jessica Cobb.  It took a while, but she came around and last fall we had our first sale!

My mom's house and the little neighborhood on Mountain View Lane is such unexpected treasure on Spokane's northside.  It is hard to imagine a quaint little street lined with South Hill-esque homes right off Wall St. (just north of Country Homes Blvd), but sure enough, just up the hill and nestled against the Five Mile bluff, is a little slice of country life.  The houses on Mountain View are on large lots, many 3 acres or more, and it really feels like you are out of town, not five minutes from the "Y"!  It's been almost 10 years since my mom and I discovered this street as we followed the small red "For Sale by Owner" signs to this house...

Of course, we both thought it was adorable and at the time I had my oldest daughter and we practically squealed when we saw this playhouse off to the side...
It seemed like it was meant to be.  My mom had just had to sell our family farm in Chewelah after my dad passed away and moving into town would be an adjustment after having endless space on a farm.  The little house on Mountain View was perfect with it's country feel, but was close to everything.  Even though I think we all miss the farm at times, this house has been a wonderful substitute for our family gatherings and my girls love to go to "Grandma & Boppa's" every chance they get.  Now that we have our Angel's Attic sales from here, it seems even more perfect for our family!     

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Funky Junk Fun!

Ok, I've finally located my camera with the few pictures that could snap before the battery on my camera died and the show was about to start.  I can finally share a few of the pics of the Angel's Attic booth that I participated in at the Funky Junk Show this past weekend.  First of all, I have to say that I had an absolute blast at this show!  Jennifer and Hollie were such great hosts and we couldn't have asked for anything.  The other vendors all had great "junk" and it was hard setting up our booth because I like to peek at all the goodies that everyone else has brought!  The shoppers that came out were awesome and it was a fun, crazy, whirlwind weekend.

Remember this chippy old door?

Next up, the Angel's Attic Spring Open House on April 24th! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Highlights

I realize that has already been a few days since Easter, but I left my camera at my mom's house (oops) until today.  I wanted to share some of the lovely Easter moments that we had.  Luckily, the sun made an appearance (after snowing the previous two days) and all the girls were able to make it outside for the egg hunt.  This seemed to be a particularly special Easter as both of my brothers were able to be in town.  My oldest brother lives in Atlanta and he doesn't usually make it to the Easter dinners, but happened to be in the area for work.  My husband was also able to be part of the festivities.  That may sound odd, but he's had to work on Easter quite a few times (he's a tax accountant).  It's a shame, but that's all about to change soon...stayed tuned!  
(My husband with our youngest girl, Summer)

(My little Easter bunny at 9 months!)

Instead of buying candy and filling Easter baskets for the older girls, we decorated cupcakes and put them in these cute little baskets.  Even the green grass is edible!

I love coming up with creative ways to dress a table.  My mom usually does the table decorations because the meals are at her house, but I wanted to plan this one just because I love spring!  Any excuse to decorate...

I hope everyone had a great Easter this year!


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