Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

The girls at Flutterby wish all of our friends, past-present and future, the very best health and joy in the coming year!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Christmas Soiree

We pulled it off once again...

we were closed for 2 days

this year as we felt more time

would leave happy faces

on our faces! The final 5

hours and we were working
like robots...making funny noises, grunting and groaning because our backs and hips had really been put to the test. We completely changed every display and moved every peice of furniture along with bringing in new pieces. Many thanks go out to our niece/daughter Wendy for being such a trooper, she just came in and basically read our minds, removed fall displays outside, planted trees in the urns, brought us coffee, etc., etc., etc. and even worked Friday night! Thank you again Wendy!
Saturday was our big bash to start off the holiday season and it was a smashing success! Our heartfelt thanks go out to our loyal customers as the general consensus was that they would rather support small local business rather than the big box stores! How great is that!
Here are a few pic's that i snapped just prior
to opening.

Happy holidays to all and may your shopping experiences always be inspiring!
Kim, Claudette and Denise.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ahtumn Bounty

I believe we feel off the face of the earth...but no worries we're back at it and going strong. Lots of projects in the works for the holidays, many long hours and sleepless nights. Ordering, planning, creating, updating, and on and on and on!

In our shop, we like to give inspiration by using materials that are readily found at farmers markets, fruit stands, along the road, from your yard and even the hubby's scrap pile. My friend Lynette (garden girl) made the wire nest from old baling wire, layered some moss in the bottom, cut several branches from white Birch tree and then put my fairy tail and heirloom squash in..Waa Laa..instant center piece for any island, table, outdoor bench, whatever your little hearts desire!
Wait till you see the hops..they only cost a case of beer (Busch, not the good stuff!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

American Primitives Sale This Saturday!


This is a great show...huge selection. We always walk away with many treasures. Leslie is right when she say's bring a friend and a're going to need it!

I won't be able to 'other' half seems to think we need to get away for the weekend (he's going fishin' and i'm going treasure hunting!)

Happy Hunting!


Happy Hunting

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One of a kind bracelets just in and going fast!

Available today are the cutest bracelets..measure 7" and fit loosely. Price $36.50 ea. with FREE SHIPPING. We accept Visa and MC, please email your info.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Sorry for the delay...i've been working on this post for almost a week.

All that we can say is WOW! This was one of the best shows we've ever participated in. We love this world, this magical, wonderful, antique lovin' world...what an honor it has been to be in the company of such fabulous, creative, and just down-right NICE women and artisans!

The wonderful customers waited 1-1/2 hrs, in the rain, and some driving 200-400 miles just to attend. WOW! Like martha from, she won the award for best shopping cart!

These are our booth partners...Lynette and Carrie of 'garden girl'. What a pleasure it was to share space with them - and also lynette's 'honey' - what a trooper he was, dealing with 5 women and always with a smile on his face. Someone does have a photo of him taking a quick 5 in the back of lynettes truck.

Here are some pic's of our was crammed to the hilt. If we had a ladder that was tall enough, we would have stacked it to the rafters. Teri from the Farm Chicks visited with us on Sunday and let us know that 3600+ came through the gate on saturday. And believe me, people were packed shoulder to shoulder, but there was not a crabby person in the house!

Saturday afternoon around 5:00 we completely re-arranged and brought in new inventory. Thankfully we brought a huge trailer so we had plenty of goodies to refresh! We decided on the way home Sunday night (after delivering a piece of furniture) that next year we would need a bigger space!

Unfortunatley, we only have pic's of our space, we didn't really get to wander around until sunday. But we did get to visit with some old friends and made some new. Bari J had the most awesome handbags and came all the way from San Francisco, what a sweatheart! Rebecca of peace within-loved visiting with her and puchased some great t's and sweatshirts, we've had the previous pleasure of being guests at willow nest with cindy of tarte, she always has such a wonderful space, and is so talented,, also aunti joy...who is a hoot and half...and who couldn't be doll who's name is aunti joy?! (we hauled a too-cute cabinet back to Yakima for Kims sister in law), isabel and lisa..what sweeties, we've not seen them for at least a year and you'd think we were old friends! New friend 'Diva Deb' was a kick to visit with and full of personality, we might have something special coming along in the future...will keep you posted!

I know i've left someone out...but the brian has not kicked back in yet.
Thanks to everyone who supported us, you're awesome!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Farm Chicks

The hours are ticking away and we're checking our lists twice, double checking each others lists and triple checking all the last minute details for our road-trip, (especially who is in charge of the adult beverages!). We'll be loading the trailer tonight so we can head out tomorrow night after work for Spokane. I'll have someone else use my camera for photo's - i've decided I SUCK as a photographer!

Visit for all the glorious details!

Wishing a safe trip to everyone. If you're at the show, make sure you stop by and say hi!

Kim, Claudette and Denise

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chehalis Road Trip

Another dreary (rainy) morning as sis and i are on the way to 'an antique sale' in Chehalis WA. We've timed the trip before and it takes 2 hours and 45 minutes with 2 pit stops (1 potty-1coffee). Arrived at the show about 10 minutes before it opened and visited with other excited shoppers. 20 minutes later we had gone through the show twice and left empty handed...we couldn't believe we bought zip!! So we headed off the Centrailia to see what we could find.

We drove through the country-side and saw a sign that advertised 'miniature cows' so we quickly deduced that must be where 'petite sirloin' comes from, and we laughed....until we came across some mini-houses - no kidding! and people lived in them, we could see couches and TV's through their open front doors, and we laughed... Stopped by a yard sale and the following greeted us:

He was no mini, but really wanted his pic taken! We were trying to decide if he was a horse or a mule. Mule!
Hope all had a terrific mothers day!
Kim & Claudette

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mother Natures perogative

So I had this great idea for a post on my way to town on Friday. While driving i encountered a herd of elk, which is very common. The best thing to do when they're loitering around the road is to just stop-not slow down-STOP. So i grabbed by little digital wonder and rolled my window down to snap a quickie of these beasts! And they truely are beasts! All the green that you see in the photo is my neighbors new, tender, baby hay field...which the elk LOVE. So needless to say, i felt really sorry for my neighbor.

Don't get me wrong, i realize that we live in their backyard...that's why we have sewer pipe around our tree trunks, some trees have fences around them and i don't plant anything that they might want to eat.

Now back to mother Nature, when I left the house on Saturday morning to head to a great Country Moving Sale...this is what i found

Enough already! All I want to do is clean out the flower beds and spruce things up a bit for SPRING! Actually we're putting our house up for sale so 'sprucing' is a bit of an understatement! I can't make it shine in my snow boots and parka!

PS: Found a great library table and oak dining table at the Country sale! Come to The Farm Chicks in Spokane WA June 7th & 8th.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Last night was a work night and my poor sis, aka 'the tool virgin' was attempting to get screwed. Let me explain...Claudette is 5' tall and probably weighs in at 100 lbs. (wet), needless to say, she's kinda whimpy when it comes to doing physical work. Most of the time she's not allowed to use power tools because she's also a Klutz! She's like the little kid that say's look mom-no hands and then proceeds to crash because she wasn't looking where she was going. That would be my sister! So last night, she really, really wanted to use the battery drill and needed a little instruction. About 45 minutes later she figured out how to change the drill the process of bending over the bench (don't know why) she layed on the paint can lid, messy side up, in her pretty navy blue sweatshirt! All in all she did awesome job...drilled, screwed & routed!

This is a picture of a settee that we finished and is at the shop. hard to tell but, is has a gold silk-tone-on-tone stripe fabric. With this piece, we used a gold glaze...turned out pretty cute. Those fabric tacks were a pain!

This is another finished project at the shop. Hard to tell but the fabric is awesome!

WHAT ARE THESE? 3 different sizes, small opening on one end, no screw threads though and a small finial on the other. I love find wierd stuff!

What do You think?

Wow...this picture does not even do any justice to the bright flourescent green of this pew! This is definately a 'before' photo. Will show you the completed project....and it won't be white!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Will there be good stuff?

Whew Hew...just received word that we're getting 3 more boxes of McCoy pottery. The last 3 boxes contained over 30 pieces, mostly vases and in mint condition! Years ago she collected McCoy when collecting McCoy was not 'in'. All of it has been neatly packed and stored away for about 20 years and she has slowly been letting it go..TO US! We'll post pic's when we unpack!
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Expo, Portland OR

Off to Portland 3/1/08. Only kim and her hubby went to the show and he was a very good sport too. As long as i kept him fed and a Bud Light now and then he didn't complain once! Forgot to take the camera to the show (or did i just forget about in the mad frenzy?!) so was unable to take photo's of some of our favorite vendors and also some new ones that appeared this spring. But i did find treasures...hmmm, seems i can find treasures where-ever i go. Found old wicker, silver, paper, tin and just some funky cool stuff. Now we have to decide what to keep for the shop and segregate for the shows that we'll be in. Anyway, wanted to share some photo's of our cool stuff.
See you soon.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Farm Chicks

We're happy to announce that we'll be bringing the horse trailer full of goodies to Spokane for The Farm Chicks Show

June 7&8

We'll be showing you previews of treasures in the following months.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Let us entertain you

Monday 2/11/08
First of all we want to thank Jennifer Grey from The Old Painted Cottage for the encouragment to create a blog...thank you only took 6 months!
Long story short, we are 3 women, through the love and appreciation of everything old, opened a boutique in Yakima, WA (approx 150 miles east of Seattle). Our goal is to provide our customers with unusual treasures for their homes, a comfy 'come-as-you-are' atmosphere and the inspiration to be different.
We love pieces of architecture, ironstone(chips are ok), old paper, chippy painted furniture, tarnished silver, linen, slipcovers and anything that 'feels' of history. In other words, others peoples trash! Road trips, lattes, gummybears and beef jerky (power food).
This is a photo of our most recent road trip, these were treasures found in a barn (isn't that everyones dream!) that an old dealer gave us directions to, to pilfer as we wished.
So welcome to our little corner of the world.
Kim, Claudette and Denise.