Thursday, June 21, 2012

CeCe Caldwell Benefit Paint Workshop featuring CeCe Caldwell

I love the city that I live in and the people that live here. I was raised in Spokane. I have moved away a couple of times but always came back Spokane. Of course, all of my family are here so that is one of the big reasons. One of the other reasons are because of the other wonderful people and organizations that are based in Spokane. 
One of the those wonderful organizations is Project H.O.P.E Spokane. 
 Our Mission: “Project H.O.P.E provides the means for disadvantaged youth in Spokane’s West Central and Emerson Garfield neighborhoods to escape poverty and gang affiliation through entrepreneurial initiatives.” 

 In response to gang fatalities, neighbors of West Central created Project H.O.P.E. (a 501c3, Not for Profit). First, there was a safe place, an open gym in a church. Then, it began to teach life skills. Four years ago, they’d grown to include five community gardens called Riverfront Farms, and a lawn care business called Jobs Not Jails, both run by at-risk-youth from the neighborhood along with a variety of volunteers.

During recent years Riverfront Farms has grown to include nine garden lots, and a Farmers’ Market. Riverfront also sells produce at stores that had not previously offered more “food” than a common gas station. 

 This year, they are re-landscaping several garden plots to be more productive and sustainable. One lot is oriented mostly for education purposes. They are all volunteers. 
This program is open to kids 8 - 18 and the amount that can participate is only limited by funding.

With this in mind -  Western Regions CeCe Caldwells Paint and Products, Debi Weber Design from Paradise Valley, AZ and Orphaned Decor Present

Project H.O.P.E Benefit Workshop

September 8th, 2012

This class will be taught by Anne Skougard -  House of Anne– Western Region Distributer for CeCe Caldwells Paint. Anne has over 40 years of experience as a decorator and knows all of the tricks of the trade.

Using CeCe Caldwell’s All Green, NO VOC’s Paints and Waxes – you will learn how to use this amazing Clay and Chalk Based paint – water distressing, sand paper distressing, layering colors, crackle finishes, proper waxing techniques and use of Satin Finish and more.

 The Ce Ce Caldwell   CeCe Caldwells Paints will also be in the house to answer all of your questions and show us some of her tricks as well.

In the afternoon, you will spend time completing a take home project provided by the Western Region.

This class is limited to 35 people per class so that we can provide everyone with one on one help as needed.

Western Region Retailers will be on hand to help you with techniques and project questions and suggestions.

Debi Weber from Debi Weber Designs  will also be in attendance and happy to answer any decorating questions that you may have.

So much talent under one roof….you don’t want to miss this event.

Refreshments, Sweets, Coffee and Tea Bar,  and a Box Lunch will be provided.

You will also be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes.

*Everything is included – just wear your painting clothes and be ready to have fun.
Book you place today by calling 509-216-7689 - emailing or come into the shop.

You can also register online at  under classes.
A large portion of each registration will be donated to Project H.O.P.E Spokane.

This is your chance to meet CeCe in person. You can also get all of those answers to the questions that you have been wondering about....
Can you paint linoleum? Can you use the paint outdoors?  Can you mix colors? Can you wax and then use Satin finish? What other goodies are coming down the road from CeCe?

You can ask the experts.

Cost is $195.00 for a full day of fun and painting.  $100.00 Deposit upon registration and $95.00 before the class.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Farm Chicks - The Show, The Party

Farm Chicks was amazing. Amazing for a lot of reasons. Not only is there every kind of great junk but there are so many incredible displays not to mention creative ideas.
There are also the people. Lots and lots of happy people. On Saturday the early shoppers came in and quickly made their way around the loop. They were giddy with excitement. Then came the throngs. I do mean throngs.
We were in Bay 1, which is off of the main hallway and when the doors opened it sounded like a herd of stampeding elephants. You also heard hoops and hollers of excited gals. It made me big laugh right out loud.
They were dressed in vintage crinolines, tiaras, party hats, tea hats, cowboy boots, lots of bling and fancy aprons. They all came with great smiles and appreciation for all of the work that we put into our little part of the world for that weekend. They came to see and imagine and to buy - over 6000 of them.
My junk hunk came to help - thank you babe - and he said he has never seen so many happy women in his life. They were singing and laughing and pointing. It was a party atmosphere. We were so glad that we were invited.

I have a few pictures of some of  what I could see - it was hard to get away from the booth for even a few minutes - but you will get the idea.

I loved this display. It was so gorgeous.

June Bug

The Mad Cow

Lipstick Gypsies

Funky Junk Sisters

Lipstick Gypsies

Past Blessings Farm

Our Booth - Orphaned Decor

Funky Junk Jennifer

Garden Party

This is just a few of the wonderful vendors that were at the show. Just a few of the pics that we took on the few times that we could get away.

If you didn't get to come to she show this year make sure you come and party with us next year.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Farm Chicks

That's right!! We are vendors of the show that we all love. We are going to Farm Chicks!! If you have never been to Farm Chicks then you have no idea what you are missing out on. It is the most Junk Eye Candy that you have ever seen if your life. The displays are over the top incredible and the amazing ideas will get your creative juices flowing like crazy.  The show is June 2nd & 3rd at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. Admission is only $7.00. You can find anything that you can imagine at this show.

We are going to be in Bay 1 and we are bringing lots of rusty, crusty, junky and beautiful finds. Lots of amazing handmade goodies too.
Here are just a few.

Come out and see our goodies and the other amazing goods.