Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cheers! Here is to a great 2009!!
We would like to thank all of our dear Customers and Vendors for our first year at Poppysseeds. We are looking forward to fun shopping and Swap Meets in 2009. We have lots of exciting things planned including a new Paris Flea Market Style inspired decor.

Mark your calendars for April 18th when we kick off our first Swap Meet for the year.
(pictures below of 2008 Swap Meet)

Happy 2009! We look forward to a great New Year!
-Julie and Marybeth

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Over the next several weeks we want to introduce you to our vendors and consignors!
Meet Local Author, Mary E. Trimble
Mary's Books are now on sale at Poppyseeds!

Mary E. Trimble, award-winning novelist, lives with her husband on Camano Island, Washington.

Trimble’s coming-of-age novels, Rosemount and McClellan’s Bluff have been met with enthusiastic acclaim. McClellan’s Bluff was the EPIC 2004 Winner for Young Adult Fiction. Her latest novel, Tenderfoot, a mainstream light love story with a sub-plot of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, will be published mid-2009.

A prolific writer, Trimble draws on personal experiences including purser and ship's diver aboard the tall ship, M.S. Explorer; two years with the Peace Corps in West Africa; a 13,000-mile South Pacific sailing trip aboard their Bristol 40, Impunity; and extensive overland RV trips. Trimble is active with the American Red Cross and responds to national and local disasters.

Mary E. Trimble’s 400-plus articles have appeared in magazines including Liguorian, Writer’s Digest, Log Home Living, Coast to Coast, RV LIFE, Highways, Family Motor Coaching, Sail, RV West, RV Today, The Rotarian, Manufactured Homes, Western RV News, Alpaca Magazine, American Livestock and Trailblazer.

She is a member of Women Writing the West, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, The Authors Guild and Electronically Published Internet Connection.

For more information on Mary check out her website and blog!

Visit Poppyseeds today to get your copies of Mary's Books!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fun Shopping at Poppyseeds!

Poppyseeds has a collection of fun desks for that special and unique corner in your home.

Bring instant warmth, charm and character to a room by using recycled, vintage and antique furniture.

It is so important to have your own creative space.

Come in and check out our selection!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It is a Beautiful Winter Day at Poppyseeds!

Winter is such a beautiful time of year. Thought you might enjoy seeing Poppyseeds covered with fresh white powder.

We love to bake and wanted to share this picture of Peppermint Brownies with you. They are easy, and so yummy. Just use your favorite brownie recipe and top with a cream cheese peppermint frosting. We sprinkled crushed candy canes on top. They are always a hit!!

Enjoy these last few days before the Holidays! It always seems to go way too fast! Poppyseeds has some great gift ideas. This year more than ever it seems customers are looking for one-of-a kind, special gifts. Remember Poppyseeds as we carry so many chic and stylish gifts. Stop in and see us soon!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holly Jolly Christmas Shopping at Poppyseeds!

Holiday Necklaces, handcrafted by a local artist, using vintage items
for under $10!

Adorable Vintage Tags add a cute Christmas touch to your packages for .50 cents!

See you soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are you serious, REALLY?

With the 2009 right around the corner - It is always fun, to reflect on the year. Where you have been, how far you have come, and goals and dreams for the new year. Poppyseeds, Stanwood opened May 1st of 2008.

We thought it would be fun to show you the before and afters!! "Are you serious, REALLY?" was a comment made when Julie and I were discussing opening. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint and dusting will do. We like to think of it as a diamond in the rough. Now almost 8 months later it is fun to look back on the old photo taken in February 2008 and remember how far we have come.

We want to send a 'shout out' to our newest addition to Poppyseeds - Diva Deb who stopped in one day and is now a special part of our store! Debi is an amazing woman who's style and decorating have everyone talking. She introduced us to the world of blogging! Thank you Deb so much for everything!

We are excited about this new adventure and all of the wonderful people we have met along the way. Thanks you so much and talk to you soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Candles, Vintage Vibe....

Poppyseeds is proud to offer an exceptional line of soy candles from Vintage Home Lifestyle. Made in the USA, they make wonderful gifts for your family, friends, and of course - for YOU!

These are 100% soy wax candles handmade in Healdsburg, Ca. wine country, very high quality all natural soy petrochemicals. The candles are richly scented throughout with high quality fragrance oils, and use only 100% cotton wicks. So all you smell is the candle !

These handmade 100% soy wax candles are longer burning. They burn cooler, with little or no soot, and with a pleasing steady flame. They are environmentally friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable, and utilize recyled & recyclable packaging. 100% soy wax is water soluble. What that means to you is that when the candle is finished burning; you can clean the inside of the jar and reuse it as an attractive embellishment in your home.

Vintage Home Lifestyle candles are available in pleasing fragrances as well as an unscented candle, in a generous 11oz. tumbler. They are available in three beautiful, unique & creative styles, the label for our Candle line was created from a photo of a vintage window from the creator's farmhouse in Healdsburg, Ca. Each one is accented with a replica of a vintage key - the key to your VINTAGE HOME lifestyle.

Come in and see the beauty of these products, and smell their wondrous fragrances for yourselves...we know you'll love them as much as we do! To find out more about the people who create them, (Kathleen and Ace!), visit their web site at vintage home lifestyle .

text provided by VHL web site. copyright vintage home lifetyle.