Tuesday, April 15, 2014


We love JUNK BONANZA!  The energy, shoppers, vendors, a great venue - and the great junk!!!
 Setting up shop in an empty tiled space with black drapes is a challenge.

Adam designed and constructed the ladder arbor on the back wall.  You can barely see it here (dark brown).  It grounded our longest wall and set the stage.  
 And, off we went, staging.....
 Silver Partnership with JUNK BONANZA was an honor.

Two price tags...we get a little goofy sometimes.

 You've heard me say that I love parties - and staging vignettes for entertaining.  I actually am happy to offer glassware pieces that I find, and apparently you love them, too.
 There's always a petite bit of humor if you catch it.

 Pedestal glassware was filled with Easter grass from PARIS.  But of course--they do it well, I'll see if I can find a closeup photo.

 Eh voila - closeup of the cool PARIS Easter grass (shredded green paper in the gold rimmed dish on the right).
 Stunning old built-in mirror
Adam was King, that's for sure.  This is the only time he sat down - and we love it when he smiles!
Adam and Greg (not shown here today) loaded a 40ft trailer and hauled it all in.
 Karen and Jeanne held it all together inside.  More smiles!!
 And, of course - all of you.  What a happy, great time we had!  Now back at home, with new/fresh ideas - can't wait to start on them.  SPRINGTIME in PARIS, our annual grand event is coming up - Saturday May 10.  Call the shop (763 684-1254) for reservations. See you again at September JUNK BONANZA!  Merci, TERESA

Friday, April 11, 2014

Springtime in PARIS at The PORCH & Atelier

PARIS is always a good idea....

You're invited to join us for our grand annual event at the PARIS PORCH & Atelier!
 The fleurs, menu and ambience --- tres' magnifique.  
 Join us in our bistro setting
Chef Adam and Laura
 Tour the third floor apartment~

Berets optional, but I do believe Connie won a prize.....
 Two seatings: 10:30am and 1:00pm.  Saturday May 10, $29.  Reservations limited to 30.  We'd love to have you here that day!  To be on the guest list: 
the events fill quickly; we don't hold seats; the form of payment accepted is (one non-refundable) charge per table, in person or via phone (763 684-1254) at time of registration.

Bon appetit~  We haven't even talked about the food yet!
 We love smiles!
 Peggy is smiling because she's holding the prize basket!  Did we talk about all the prizes from PARIS?
 ....or the fleurs?  We'll have the flowers for you this year
We love a grand time, and we can't wait!  
Check out the 2013 'April in PARIS' right here.  
Merci au revoir, TERESA

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint features for April

What a great way to get to know each of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint colors!
 Feature a color (or two - there are 18 to choose from) every month, and then take 10% off.

 Pleased to meet you, Dried Lavender & Lucketts Green~
 These beautiful photos (credit: http://www.thegoldensycamore.com/) show both colors with three different wax finishes and the fourth finish is hemp oil.  The chalkboard frame in the photo above represents Lucketts Green best.

 Golden Sycamore's complete color chart.  Click on the chart to enlarge it.
Come to a workshop!!  Join friendly people, paint a wooden bowl and learn techniques for all those projects to be done at home.  Saturday April 26, 9:00am, $24.  Check our Facebook Events tab for more info.  Call the shop -763 684-1254- to pre-register.
While you're thinking about it, check out our 'tester' size of paint.  Enough in a $6 bag (or 3/$15) to paint two-three pots, buckets, etc.  (Maybe not as many as shown here, but you can easily freshen up old stuff.)
Atelier (street level shop), normally open every Th-Fr-Sa is closed April 10-11-12 for JUNK BONANZA.  We still plan to help with your paint needs - call 763 684-1254, leave a message and we'll get back to you.  
Thank you, and 'paint with us' sometime soon, TERESA

Monday, April 7, 2014

After the April Market & JUNK BONANZA!

Thanks for a great sale; a great time!

We're already packing up for JUNK BONANZA
 Some things are going with us.
 Some things will be right here, at the shop

 If you're thinking about something you saw here, let us know (emailing us will get a faster response than phone this week): theporch@bwig.net

 We love it right here, in Buffalo - but we're so excited to take our shop on the road!  We'll see many of you there, and look forward to meeting new friends!
Shop hours this week: we're closed.  The Atelier will reopen April 17-18-19.  
We have lots of fun Easter/Spring treats to share with you, too.  Click this link to see the posts of last year's event - c'est tres' magnifique!!:  Springtime in PARIS registrations have begun - if you want to be a part of our grand day, let us know~