Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hello 2015....You have to make your own happy!!

Lately I've been thinking about what makes me happy....and it was a revelation that I have everything I need in life to make me happy but sometimes its the lack of awareness to appreciate it.

This New Year I want to enjoy every minute of living.

The most wonderful gifts from God, are my six children and without their awareness they have given me the greatest gift.....Their Love....Their Contentment....Their smiles....Their laughter.

They have taught me to recognize moments of happiness that are only mine.

Ava, our youngest grandchild has taught me about appreciating all the little magical things in life, she has taught me about being truly happy!

She has taught me that when her needs are met she is content. She brings a smile to my face and contentment in my heart.

I'm sure you've have heard the song, "Standing knee-deep in a River" (Dying of Thirst) well, I don't want to be that person, I want to "quench" my thirst for "the good life," and acknowledge the good that is already exciting in my own life. Taking the time to appreciate friends and family in my life. I want to have a grateful heart delight in laughter, reading stories to my grandchildren, making a new cookie recipe, or a new healthy soup and salad for dinner for my family, to drink the best coffee with a friend or try out a new tea sitting in my kitchen as the sun come through windows....I want to embrace all these little things that make me truly happy.

My wish for you this New Year is to find what makes you truly happy. Discover what delights you, and makes you smile....recognize it, embrace the moments of happiness that are yours and yours alone.

 I can promise you there will abundance in your life.

 Abundance in 2015

Glad, oxo

All photos taken for me by my sweet friend, Cary Burnett

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market ~ 2014

What an amazing time we had at this years event!! We were delighted with the turnout, record numbers of shoppers. Thank you to all who shopped and supported us, we have to say "We Have the Best Friends and Customers Ever!!"  
We are beyond excited to share with you the photos from The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market 2014, taken by the Lovely Pam Terpstra from Belle Photography/ and our friend Mike Lee! This post is exciting to us because every single photo is a tribute to how incredibly talented each one of our artists/vendors are. 

You are an Inspiration!!

Let's start the show.....

Our Booth ~ Junebug Furniture & Design

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Displays ~ Unexpected Necessities

Beautiful Vintage Inspired ~ Sisters Creed

Coolest Clothing ~ Peace Within


Oh So Lovely ~ Lady Bird Creations

Deliciously Beautiful ~Iona's Antiques

Annie Sloan ~ Artworks Spokane

Whimsical ~ Branches

                                                            Beautiful Rust  ~ The Rusty Bird

Prairie Inspired ~ Urban Prairie

Repurposed ~ Whimsical Details

Handmade Goods ~ Traveled Treasures

Awesome ~ Irontalon Metalworks

Amazing Creativity ~ Inspired Furniture & Finishes

                                       Vintage Pleasures ~ Verve & A Brush Stroke Away

                                           Fun & Fabulous ~ Jennifer Sumner Designs

Handmade Goodness ~ Nebraska Lane

                                                      Vintage Goods ~ Two Women

                                               Vintage Succulents ~ Three Red Chairs

Cool ~ Illinois Farm Fresh Finds

Farmhouse Lovely ~ Victorian Gardens

Farm & Garden Finds ~ Tracy & Abby

                                         Beautiful Decorated Booths ~ Shabby Stems

Oh my goodness, we had so much fun at The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market!! Thanks for joining us today. We hope you will put our event on your calendar for Fall of 2015!!


Glad & Celia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Season of Life!!

We have been getting some messages from long time readers and friends (our  amazing vendors) asking us to update and blog more. We want to! We really do...we miss it so much!! We have so much to get caught up with...our last Mad Hatter Event, photos and recap of our wonderful show! We promise soon!!

Things have been a little different for both, Celia and myself at our home fronts, it's a busy season in our lives, Celia is training for my friend Deb Thoen, "Fit Body Booth Camp" she is teaching early morning 5:30am, 6:15am and a 9:15am classes. Then running three boys to and from school and get the picture.

My Honey-Do is reconstructing our trucking company after 39 years, so lots of long hours and many, many changes...It's going to be wonderful, I know!!

As for me - I am busy with life, trying to keep up with it all, working to be healthy, you will find me at the gym three times a week, I want to be strong and healthy!! I have been busy with fall installs for clients and a little remodel or two. It's wonderful to be so busy but, I have to say, we miss you all, miss blogging, miss our friends, connecting and seeing what is new in your life.

Thank goodness for Instagram !!

I am taking more time for myself, my family & slowing down for a Season of My Life! Hope you understand ~ Please let me know how you are doing, we want to hear from you!!


Glad & Celia

Friday, August 22, 2014

Official Date and New Location announcement for The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market


Today it is official. We have had so many people asking us ~ so here is your Save the Date posting for The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market!!

Please join us as we celebrate our 6th Mad Hatter event at our new location ~ Greenscape Gardens ~ 14212 N. Market, Mead, WA.

Please feel free to pin/share/shout from the roof tops all the details, bring your friends, we hope to delight you with amazing vintage pleasures...
And don't forget this is a, rain or shine event and we will be there to greet you with open arms...I'm sure there will lots and lots of hugs and kisses too!!
You can also follow us on our facebook pages ~ junebugfurnitureanddesign or the madhattervintagefleamarket

Can't wait to see you all this year!!


Glad & Cel

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Crisp in a Jar ~ Down the Rabbit Hole

Rhubarb! I happen to adore everything rhubarb,the tarter the better. My Mom used to make the most amazing pie, tart, yet sweet. But, since I don't have her recipe, Ina Garten's Rhubarb Crisp is the one that Celia & I use to make our Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp in a Jar! This is only one of the many yummmmyyyy desserts you will be able to enjoy at Down the Rabbit Hole ~ May 10, 2014 ~ Greenscape Gardens, Mead, WA. 

I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure there's nothing you could do to discourage Rhubarb. It's the first to pop up in the garden, the last to go away and pretty much puts up with every kind of neglect you can throw its way.
My favorite thing to do with Rhubarb is make Rhubarb Crisp. Otherwise know as the easiest dessert on earth!
I make it several, several, several, times in the spring, along with rhubarb chutney, excellent with chicken & pork. Have you ever made Rhubarb syrup? It makes the most delicious drinks. Use your favorite Bourbon, some rhubarb syrup (make simple syrup, cook down rhubarb with a little water, let cool and add equal parts water ) & a splash of club soda, a little mint for garnish, and Yummmmmmyyyyy!!

So here is Ina Garten's Rhubarb Crisp Recipe (We have added Strawberries)

4 cups fresh rhubarb, 1-inch diced (4-5 stalks)
4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved, if large
1 1/14 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 c light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, such as McCann's
12 (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the fruit, toss the rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and the orange zest together in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, dissolve the cornstarch in the orange juice and then mix it into the fruit. Pour the mixture into an 8 x 11 baking dish (we use 8 oz canning jars) and place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
For the topping, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the brown sugar, salt, and oatmeal. With the mixer on  low speed, add the butter and mix until the dry ingredients are moist and the mixture is in crumbles. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, covering it completely, and bake for 35 - 45 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream. Now the BEST part enjoy! It's virtually impossible not to!!
See you soon at our second Vintage Home & Garden Market ~ Down the Rabbit Hole ~ May 10, 2014 ~ 10am - 4pm ~ Greenscape Gardens ~ 14212 N. Market Street ~ Mead, WA.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Find us at these Spring & Early Summer Vintage Shows!!

Our vintage and antique show line-up starts with our Second Vintage Home & Garden Market, 
Down the Rabbit Hole!
May 10, 2014

Our market will take place in a beautiful charming garden setting at Greenscape Gardens!This event offers Vintage Goods for the Home and Garden! Shoppers will be able to find an assortment of 
vintage furniture, industrial, architectural salvage, primitives, antiques, handmade gifts, jewelry, must haves, and lots of decorating inspiration! Along with vintage treasures we will be offering fabulous foods and delicious bakery goods! 

We are so very excited about this year's event to be held at Greenscape Gardens!

Greenscape Gardens is a new destination nursery that will provide a unique experience, set in a beautiful natural environment representing what the Northwest has to offer such as waterfalls, ponds, landscaping and stone work.
We look forward to seeing you in the Spring!

Next .....

The Farm Chicks
June 7 & 8, 2014

We love The Farm Chicks Antiques Show!! 
We gather and collect for this show all year!!You will find the BEST at this show!


We love this Market!! 

Full of vintage charm!It reminds us of the old country fairs. 
Where you will see kids playing, people laughing, eating and visiting.  Bringing community together!! 

We will keep you up-to-date with up coming shows, events, and all things we love! 
Glad & Celia

Sunday, December 22, 2013

In the Cupcake Shop we can build a snowman....

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of
our absolute favorite cupcake shops
in Spokane, or pretty much anywhere,
has got to be
Sweet frostings. Blissful Bakeshop

Not only do they have the most amazing cupcakes,
but it's owned by two totally awesome women, 
Judy Rozier~BeeBe and Sally Winfrey, 
and well...a great friends. They are
some of the nicest people 
you will ever meet!

We are honored, privileged, and blessed
 to have the opportunity to design and create
yet another cupcake shop for Sweet frostings.
We are so happy to be able to 
create & design
A Christmas Decor 
for these adorable shops!

This year these two delightful snow people 
took center stage at the north store location.
I can't think of a better way to start the winter
season than with two of the cutest,
 jolly, happy, souls!!

We made
Hundreds of snowflakes!!

Dressed the chairs for the holidays, 
with vintage aprons.

The Party Room is decorated
with vintage furniture 
& filled with 
vintage Christmas Decor. 
 Available for you
and a special someone to have
the perfect party....have fun!!

Sweet frostings. downtown shop 
windows are filled with
snowflake trees, lights, paper & marshmallow garlands
and of course

The Holidays are fast approaching, and whether
you need to pick up a hostess gift, 
or a gift for a loved one,
there really isn't anything better
to give
than cupcakes!!

Sweet frostings. Blissful Bakeshop
12501 North Division St. (Wandermere Mall)
15 South Washington (Downtown)
Spokane, WA

Thank you Cary Burnett for your ability to capture the mood of the season 
and your eye for details,
which make your photos so magical!!
Thank you Denny Wuesthoff for your artwork, 
amazing talent!! Love you!!

We wish all of you a 
Most Blessed Christmas 
and Happy New Year!!

xox Glad & Celia

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