Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The excitement builds.....

We've printed large posters of the current FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine issue - they'll be hanging above our 'petite shop' at JUNK BONANZA~
JUNK BONANZA is just a week away  -  what is the excitement all about?  
We'll see junking friends for several days in a row, and reconnect with those we've met through JUNK BONANZA, and only see 1-2 times a year.

We'll experience great old stuff at its best! 

The anticipated energy already gives me goosebumps.  
We'll return fresh and full of inspiration.

Our newest shop card, ready to share with everyone here and there.

We hate to miss anyone when we pack up and go to JUNK BONANZA ---ATELIER will be closed during the event: September 25-26-27.  Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint needs? Connect with us via 763 684-1254;; or Facebook and we'll work it out with you.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

PREVIEW one, September 2/4-5-6-7 Market

 Welcome, browsing encouraged~

Tuesday September 2 (9-noon)
Thursday-Friday-Saturday September 4-5-6 (9-5)
Sunday September 7 (noon-5)
Just a start on photos - more coming!

Monday, August 18, 2014

ooh and ah and staying on task

South wall, apartment kitchen
 FLEA MARKET STYLE'S Kim Yeager (writer: 'Foreign Accent', -my apartment- Fall issue) asked for photos, generously offering to blog the 'pre-FMS' happenings around the apartment.  Off and on for weeks, I've been weeding through photos, trying to decide what to send, and not all 250!  She patiently waits while I over-think this stuff.  Do you take too many photos, as I do?
I was flattered when Ki Nassauer spotted this blue - it's in every room of the apartment.  You'll see it on every page of the story, a mix of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint blues. As I'm perusing the photos, what's taking so much time is stopping to look and oh, look at that, I forgot how I loved this, and oh, I should....
You really do have to see more of my home.  I'd love that.

Erika Pirness of Portrait Lane took this photo, the one below, and the lantern/mirror above.  They're not in the magazine, and are 'pre-FMS' magazine photo shoot.
Anxious for you to see more!  The magazine will be for sale in the shop and on newsstands soon.  

I'll connect Kim Yeager's FLEA MARKET STYLE blogpost right here when the time comes.  ~TERESA

Friday, August 15, 2014

The reveal: FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine

It's been the best experience, and it's really just begun - because now I can share it with you.  I make my home on the third floor of this great old 1902 brick building - and Ki Nassauer has it here - for you - inside this issue. 
I'll get a sneak peek for you soon. 
{Thank you to everyone at FLEA MARKET STYLE!}  ~TERESA

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Welcome to Our AUGUST 7-8-9-10 Market

 We're happy to show you these few photos for now!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed's Paint workshops & online ordering

Wow.  Wowee.  You see, it's not just the depth of color, the purity & quality of the product, the smooth-as-glass finish, or the fact that it's economical, guilt-free (an earth-friendly way to paint) and fun - it's something more....

It's the people behind Miss Mustard Seed's products.  Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed) has given her name to this paint.  Partnering with Homestead House, based in Toronto, they're producing all this wonderful product, and I've been very proud to be one of their retailers.  Their mission & the way they conduct business is a good fit with The PORCH & Atelier.  Even with their tremendous growth, they've always taken the time to personally address questions.  There are a lot of paints out there, and we choose this one.

 So, being proud of offering these products gives us another reason to welcome you to the shop: to 'paint with us'!  We've painted wood bowls....
 ...and now, for our 101 (basic) workshops: you will paint a chalkboard.  A great, paneled wood board - you paint and finish the frame, and add a chalk holder.
Look at all the smiles! Our next chalkboard workshop: Tuesday August 19, 6pm.  $29.  
Saturday August 23, 10am, $34, is an advanced technique workshop.  Paint a large wood tray, using a two-color resist method, finish by adding handles for carrying.
All supplies included in workshop fee; pre-register (763 684-1254).

Tricycle and Artissimo are the JULY colors of the month!  

The Atelier shop level is open every Thu-Fri-Sat.  If you want product at another time, let us know and we'll do our best to meet you.  And---check out our new online ordering feature!  Having too much fun - we love to paint.  ~TERESA

Sunday, July 13, 2014

PAINT with US! JULY 15 or 19

We love to paint with you~


Join us at The PORCH & Atelier and learn how to create the fabulous colors and finishes of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. 

Paint a paneled chalkboard, adding dark bronze hardware to hold your chalk.. Everyone will be amazed by your results! 

All supplies included.  If you can't be here to 'paint with us'; find all of Miss Mustard Seed's products online with us 
Two upcoming workshops: Tuesday July 15, 6:00pm; or Saturday July 19, 10:00am; $29.
Call 763 684-1254 to pre-register with payment, we'd love to have you here!

Your cancellation (with 24 hour notice) will be in the form of a future workshop voucher.