Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Parisian retreat at Poppyseeds

This is an after shot...but let's begin at the beginning, shall we?!

This morning, we inherited this sweet little room at the front of the Poppyseeds store. Excited to be moving in but not so thrilled about those lower walls, we took a few rolls of old player piano sheet music and stapled it up all over the place. It was fast and easy - just the way we like it! Take a look at the 'after' shots:

In this shot you can see the very cool pointed ends and lables that identify each song. LOVE the aged colors of this paper! We also took some bits & pieces and create a few 'collages' on two of the walls:

This wall is just as you enter, so we made it our 'logo' wall. Included are the signs that identify this season's theme (Rue de Paris Flea Market) and a bit of info about retreat - our purpose, our mission, our concept. (Pretty much says what you read over there in our sidebar....)

Then we made a 'valance' out of more of the pointed ends, to hang over the little window opening in our room's wall:

I foofed it all up with vintage paper bells everywhere. While we were working we met SO many Stanwood & Camano locals!!! It seemed that everyone was coming in to check out what exactly we were doin' in there! SUCH fun. Finally, we loaded in the STUFF. Lots of Frenchy, foofy, shabby stuff. Vintage stuff. Handmade, one-of-a-kind artwork stuff. Holiday stuff. Stuff you just gotta' go in and see!

(I gotta' say, I don't really like these photos with flash on. However, they just turn out toooo yellow without it) The reality of the space is much warmer and cozier than these photos show... so I guess you are all just going to have to make a trip to Stanwood to Poppyseeds, and visit to see it in person!

26915 98th Drive NW
Stanwood, Wa. 98292
360.629.seed (7333)

Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day