Friday, January 29, 2016

workshop schedule...

....we have a wonderful and inspired
listing of workshops coming this Spring!

Check out what's new then pop on over to our 
to reserve a seat.
**(our workshops fill up fast and are offered on a first come, first serve basis)

Wednesday February 24
6:00 to 8:00
Wine,Paint,Create Night!
Home Pride Chevron Sign
(we'll be painting WA state)
Cost: $40.00
{includes: wine, appetizers and a creative wood/paint project}

Saturday March 12th
11:30 to 1:30
Mossy Nest Spring Wreath
Craft a beautiful, organic mossy wreath along with a sweet handmade nest. 
Welcome Springtime guests, adorn your mantel or gift 
for the ultimate Easter hostess gift. 
Cost: 28.00

Saturday March 12th 
3:00 to 5:00
Watering Can Centerpiece
Learn how to age a new metal watering can to get that "vintage" look. 
We'll add florals and handmade accessories to complete the scene.

Wednesday March 16th
6:00 to 8:00
Wine,Paint,Create Night!
"Hello Sunshine" painted wood sign.
Welcome guests with this bright & cheery sign. 
Makes a sweet baby gift too.
Cost: $40.00
{includes, wine, appetizers and a creative wood/paint project}

Saturday March 19th 
3:00 to 5:00
Upcycled Spring Assemblage
Using upcycled frames and findings we'll craft 
a unique and dimensional art piece for home decor, mantel or gift giving.
 Learn paint & distressing techniques. 
Cost: $32.00

Please visit our workshop page to reserve seats 
and for information on what to bring to class.

We hope to see you in a crafty class or two
this Spring!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

new digs


el&em is moving!
I'm taking my heart & soul venture to new, inspiring digs!! 
Still in quaint Old Town Battle Ground of course, 
just up the street a ways 
into a charming, historic cottage on Main Street.
(and I'm pretty stinkin' excited about it!!)

I've had all kinds of fun planning, organizing and dreaming.
I shared my "pop of color" search on Instagram 
(if you're not already...please follow...we have lots of fun there!) 

With all the variables taken into consideration: 
-previous colors
-local "taken" colors
-personal likes & dislikes 
I narrowed it down to the above 4 color options.

and I do believe this is the winner!
(or very close to it anyway).
A bit more deep & tonal, but a 
nice, cheery, prosperity & good luck GREEN!! 

Thanks for all your input and suggestions.
(it was truly a way harder decision than I ever imagined it would be). 

BEFORE: as Cest la Vie
 I'll be sharing before & afters along this journey.
Here is a "before" interior photo of the cottage as Cest La Vie, 
the yummy little French Creperie.
(no fear, you can still get your Figgy Piggy fix, 
they're not closing, just moving to Hazel Dell
I get all swoony looking at these "before" photos. 
My art & design impassioned brain is ablaze 
with all the potential and fun we're going to have here!!

our new address is:
113 East Main Street
Battle Ground,WA. 98604

We will be all settled in by March and our workshops will start back up then as well.  

Until then, please pardon our disheveled-ness and irregular hours.
Also- watch for details on the fun 
Grand Opening Celebration 
we'll be hosting soon!!

Thank you for following along, sharing your love & support, 
it means the world to me.

Blessed & beyond ecstatic-

Sunday, January 3, 2016!

just around the bend....

Please join us for!

A super fun, local social event!!

Start at A Vintage Gathering.
Lori and the gang will welcome you with
a first course of tasty treats and shopping delights!
Next head on down to el&em where you will revel in the
Valentine ambiance, find a few lovely treasures and
enjoy a 2nd helping of savory snacks.
You're halfway there...
Charmed awaits with a 3rd round of nibbles
and even more unique finds!
We'll finish up at a Rustic Garden where Cathy will entice you with
more vintage goodness, sips and eats.
We will culminate with prizes and surprises and socializing fun.

A few of the awesome prizes offered:
Custom painted shelf (you pick the custom color to match your décor!!)
  Gift Certificates
Handmade Home Décor
Festive Banner
Designer Sign
and more!!

#1 A Vintage Gathering: 407 West Main Street

#2 el&em: 510 East Main Street

#3 Charmed: 710 East Main Street

#4 Rustic Garden: 17414 NE 199th

hope to see you there!

s h o u t   o u t ....
Our previous holiday progressive social was a huge hit!
We are so pleased to offer these
fun, local, small business events to our community
and WE LOVE that you embrace & enjoy and
inspire us to do more!!
with sincere gratitude,
thank you,
thank you!