Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

Our Family is together at Christmas ~

Who gets the Bunk beds?
Walks outside
Eating Cookies
Story telling
Snoring, Snoring, Snoring
Eating more cookies
More Laughter

From our Home ~ We wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!
Glad & Celia

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fantastical Vintage Rooms

* A Special Guest Post ~ Vintage Fantastical

Thank you so much Mari for putting together such a lovely post on vintage rooms!

We love each photo, each different and all very magicial. We hope you will all take time to enjoy our fantasical vintage rooms and wishing you all a fantastical week.

Peace & Love
Glad & Celia

Hi, all! It's Mari here from Arcadian Home blog, a wonderful place to find beautiful and interesting home decor inspirations. I'm so happy to be visiting here with you at Junebug Furniture & Design. Today's guest post was inspired by The Mad Hatter Flea Market name. Those words immediately conjured up visions of fantastical vintage rooms of every sort from dark moody industrial spaces to soaring glass conservatories and everything in between.

I've brought along eight very diverse rooms for your vintage inspiration. To me, each is magical with its very own unique and special look. Please enjoy!

Vintage Room

This Madrid loft is the first of our fantastical vintage spaces. It's filled with light, pale color and a mix of traditional antiques, Mid-Century pieces and aged leather. I love the glass-paned dividing wall.

Vintage Room

What a magical vintage setting this is. Industrial architecture acts as a blank canvas for the homeowner's collection of artwork, decorative pieces and furnishings.

Vintage Room

Glorious light fills the fantastical vintage space that is artist Claire Basler's studio! In an intriguing play of light, it's difficult to discern whether the background is a piece of her wall art or live plants set against a neutral background.

Vintage Room

Metals, woods and chalkboard wall merge beautifully into an updated vintage industrial space turned kitchen.

Vintage Room

A fantasy vintage getaway in the treetops is a lovely mix of flowing floor to ceiling curtains, rosy-hued antique rug and delicate wrought iron chandelier.

Vintage Room

This glass conservatory is filled with vintage furnitures and decorative objects. I love the quirky palm trees and soaring glass ceiling.

Vintage Room

This breeze-filled bedroom is at once ethereal with gauzy curtains and grounded in the masculine look of leather trunks—a fantastical vintage look.

Vintage Room

We leave you with a vine-covered outdoor kitchen that would have been common in grandmother's time, but today it's a fantastical vintage dream come true for only a fortunate few. Think of hours and hours of flea market fun it would take to seek out well-loved treasures to fill the shelves in this magical summer kitchen. Images 1

What do you think of these vintage rooms? Comment below, and visit

Monday, December 3, 2012

For the Love of Creating

This last October Dena Abdallah editor of Spokane Area Metro Women Magazine contacted us and asked us to write a story for her magazine. We had just finished designing Sweet frostings. Blissful Bakeshop, so as it was fresh in our mind we sat down and wrote a story about this sweet shope. We would like to share our story with you and some of our most recent photos from Sweet frostings.

For the Love of Creating

When I think of creating, I think of my greatest children. Of course, God is The Great Creator, but it was no accident that He chose woman to be the bearer of new life!

From the moment of conception, the idea, the baby, our body and our mind becomes one with the process. We begin to create. We imagine it as a boy or a girl, what color hair, eyes, personality, and what he or she will look like, and how we will dress her or him. We even continue the creative process as we sleep in our dreams. We begin to create the child long before he or she is born.

We choose the name, the most uncommon name or perhaps we create an original of our own. We then begin to gather the things we will surround our child with. We create the nest, the baby's room. We surround ourselves with the best, also at this time, we listen to music, we read, we exercise and eat healthy. We go to great detail to prepare a place for him or her in our home. God made woman like this. An eye for detail, a tenacious and determined spirit is what he needed and it is why we continue to create in all areas of our life.

It is this process that I use with each project, or each piece of furniture I find. It is as though I have another child in a sence....I dream of what it could be with the right amount of love and devotion. I lovingly and willingly sacrifice my time and energy into the creation of it until it too has new life. Upon completion of each project, I feel joy that I have taken something that had stopped being loved and appreciated long ago and have given birth to a new purpose for it.

Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to create for the newest cupcake venue in our town....Sweet frostings. Blissful Bakeshope located at 15 S. Washington in downtown Spokane, Washington. When the owner (Judy Rozier) asked me to design this abandoned space, my thoughts immediately went to pastel, pastel, and more pastel. To create a bakery decor and dessert display that would surprise and delight all....ladies, men, and children, a sweet oasis away from the hectic pace of "to do lists."

My vision, a glow of childhood nostalgia, with beautiful floral wallpaper in an array of muted hues of blue, pinks, corals, and fun lime greens, complimented by crisp whites, and vintage furniture painted the color of cupcakes. My daughter (Celia) and I carefully selected the colors for the walls, ceiling, wall covering and each piece of furniture. We painted the ceiling a soothing tiffany blue that opened up the room. The color added visual interest to an otherwise boring ceiling. Painting the ceiling a beautiful color brought the ceiling into the overall design scheme, the ceiling became a beautiful focal point, and created magic!

A vintage tiffany blue and white stripe umbrella was placed in the front window to welcome guests, vintage furniture that we searched out added character and personality to the space, we had so much fun dressing up this little bakery. We skirted the chair cushions on the mix and match vintage chairs to look like little girls dresses. We created an oversized menu chalkboard, complete with a  scalloped border. Colorful banners were hung in the windows, and we used vintage silver serving pieces on the coffee bar to hold straws, napkins, tea, sugar, and creamer....this is what my daughter and I refer to as vintage sensibility! Gorgeous cake plates were placed to hold the many varieties of cupcakes, beautiful apothecary jars were filled with cookies and penny candy. Paper flowers were hung from the unbrella, chandelier, and ceiling, all to create a sweet shop that is cozy without being cluttered; and most importantly is visually charming and comfortable...full of fun, function, and color!

This must be what our creator feels each time he blesses us with something of beauty, the anticipation for our reaction is such a joyful feeling. I watch with pride when my clients look longingly at a creation and I say to myself..."That's my girl!" But it doesn't stop there, now my thoughts go to how I am going to decorate it for Christmas this year, wouldn't it be great, if we could bring back the "Christmas Windows" of our childhood memories, and this little cupcake store would be where it all starts.

Please put this little bakery on your list of MUST SEE and of course, MUST EATS!!!!!
Much thanks and gratitude to Cary Burnett for taking such lovely photos for us ~

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Pints of Beer...

My dear sweet Sis Jan, sent me an email several weeks ago, I saved it and reread it from time to time, each time I read it... I love it's gentle reminder.....putting my life in perspective as to what is really important in life....reminding me not to spend all my time on the small stuff....I'm sure you all have been there too....hope you will love it too!

The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Pints of Beer...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two pints of beer.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly, and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed again that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up the rest of the space. He asked once more if the jar was full, and his students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two pint glasses of beer from under the table and poured the contents of both into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the grains of sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - your family, children, health, friends and your favourite passions; things that, if everything else was lost and only they remained, would still make your life full.”

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff.

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.”

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children, take time to get medical checkups, take your partner out to dinner and play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the leaky tap. Take care of the golf balls first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities, because the rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.

The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem to be, that there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.”

- Photo via the enternet
- Author Unknown

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market 2012 ~ Part 2

We would like to gratefully thank all of  our friends and vendors who continually support our show and bless us with so much love and abundance. You are the ones who give  "life" to our show and make it magical and inspiring. Knowing that you love what you do makes it all worth the time and energy Celia and I spend getting ready for this event. We are already looking forward to next year's show. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts! xo Glad & Celia

Thank you Cary Burnett for all the photos of our show,
 you are such an amazing gifted artist and friend,
 so happy to have you a part of our Mad Hatter Family!
Happy Birthday Cary!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Love gives you a fairy tale......

Brandon + Cassidy

Bridesmaids wore aqua & the bride all in white.
 We met Cassidy a few months back, she was a referral from Jennifer from The Trellis Market. From the moment we met...we loved her!
She started telling us about her love of vintage, and all the vintage inspired weddings she had attended, and the accents she was creating for her special day....all the things we love! We  knew this was a lady we were going to love working with! Can't wait to share some amazing photos of Brandon and Cassidy's wedding day!!

A vintage umbrellla and the perfect color to greet the guests as they entered the gardens.

Denny Wuesthoff created the chalkboard signs.


Loved that the guest's tie matched their wedding thoughtful!

We added a bird nest to the top of her cake....

Her day was filled with ruffles & more ruffles... hundreds of handmade paper flowers were everywhere.

We were happy to be able to bring a dozen beautiful trees to give a glow to the barn....loved it! 

Thank you Brandon & Cassidy for letting us share your special day.
 We love you both.
Photos by: Erica Sonia Hardy

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market ~ 2012

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market takes place every year in the early fall....our favorite time of the year and it is always so much fun....but, this year it was at it's best, and full of so many wonderful collections of vintage inspiration for the Home and Garden!

The historic Five Mile Prairie Grange comes alive once again filled with wonderful vintage finds, collectibles, and furnishings in a charmingly decorated storybook setting.

Hollie Eastman ~ Hollie was one of our first friends we met in the vintage world. She is a jewel in our crown, we hold her very close to our heart! You can find Hollie at 'holly joy in the morning.' Please tell her Glad & Celia sent you :) 

Erin and Gracie Campbell ~ Ladybird
Among our many blessings, Erin has given us her thoughtfulness, passion, generosity and warmth! Thank are a sweetheart! 

Troy & Jennifer Maltba ~ Cedar House Soaps
Denny Wuesthoff ~ A Brush Stroke Away ....SIGNS
Dena Kieffer ~ Roost
Holly Dalke ~ Shabby Stems Furnishings
Victoria, Kristin & Stacy ~ Sisters Creed
Rebecca Armstrong ~ Peace Within
Peyton Moore (Makes the best chocolate zucchini bread in town)
Cydney Knapp ~ Silver Penny
Coquille Gallagher ~ Coquille Vintage

Jessica Jochim ~ Paint in My Hair
Cary Burnett ~ Rustic Radiance
Abby & Connie Gardner ~ Cast Away Clutter
Virginia Shawver ~ The Rusty Bird
Traci & Jim Brush ~ Iona's Antiques

Camille Kichmein ~ Bardot Vintage

Barbara & Hubby Struthers ~ Sound Sister

Spokane Art Works
Vendors not photographed, are listed below:
Our long time friend and vendor ~ Gail Jantz, (mom to Hollie Eastman)
Terilyn Smith ~ The Wise Old Owl (Terilyn & her puppy dog won our gift for the best costume)
Kathy & Jennifer Walker ~ Unexpected Necessities
Dianna & Fielding ~ Two Women Vintage Goods ( Please visit Dianna & Fielding's new store ~ Two Women Vintage Goods @ 112 Cedar Street, Spokane, WA(
Margo & Katherine ~ Three Catering
 Thinking about our very first Mad Hatter event that was held in this little yellow grange four years ago, it is amazing to us that we have grown from seventeen to thirty vendors, and still have a little room to grow. We feel our vendors/artists are truly the very best in the Northwest..... we can honestly say....we love and appreciate all of them and treasure the gift of their friendship. Our Mad Hatter Event is a special time of year for us.....first it is our favorite time of the year, second it is a time we get to spend with our friends. Our show has become a ritual of friendship, that is very important to us, all of friendships we have made along this journey we will keep, and cherish forever.....a friend gave me a card years ago and it read, "our friends bestow grace and perform miracles, God speaks to us through our intimate chats we have with one another....our conversations, our friends listen to us, and we listen unconditionally and we are committed to each others happiness."I believe this with my whole heart!

I hope you can see the love in these photos. What an amazing circle of friends, I love how we draw close to those we love. This is were we feel rooted, such an important need for our soul...... Now let the show begin!

There were customers and happy, happy, happy, shoppers! We have received many emails with words of encouragement and thanking us for all the great shopping and the great prices all the vendors were offering!
Things we love and some of the amazing booths!!

Thank you for visiting The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market ~ much thanks to all of you that came to our show and expecially to all our vendors that make our show so special ~ we love you and hope to see you next year!!! xox Glad & Celia

Last and certainly not least....A big thank you to Mike Lee for all the amazing photos!! 
We also have some amazing photos by Vendor Cary Burnett ~ Part #2 coming soon!!