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. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

JULY 1/3-4-5-6 Market Preview ONE

Welcome!  It's our 4th of JULY Market, and a favorite for us!  Summer weather, colors, flowers.  Join us, and you can follow along right here with our first round of Market photos~
We do offer a few select 'new' pieces in the Atelier, like these pillows.  If a new piece fits with what we do: offer quality, style and great prices - yes - these will work!  Down-filled, 18", removable cover with zipper and $16.95.  One of the good things about new?  We can get more for you - and hopefully fast!!
Yes, we're open Friday July 4th!  Tues July 1 (9-noon); Thu-Fri-Sat July 3-4-5 (9-5) and Sun July 6 (noon-5)
 Our lower level is full - Sue has at least five great mirrors.
 Twin bed, desk, good stuff.
 More Sue - great tables, a bench and chair.

 I couldn't resist bringing her in, but hate to disappoint anyone with her condition.

 Child size
 I love this size dresser - just right!  Debbie's.
 Karen Lang jewelry - my personal favorite and it's a hit with a lot of you, too! (Karen's pieces have style, quality and great prices, too.)

 Did you know the pillows are available in white, also?  Removable, washable covers.

 Off to spend the day staging and pricing.  Excited to see you soon, TERESA

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer PORCH & Atelier

There's a lighter, brighter feel around here
 This little bottle sits on our Atelier entrance window sill.  It has held a white peony, a pink rose, and other flowers throughout the week.
 Bookstands are back in stock.  One of two styles.

 If we counted the mirrors, we'd have at least 20.

Burnt pink Italian cotton velvet, long bench and down-filled pillows.
Yes, we're open over the 4th of July!  Tuesday July 1 (9-noon); Thursday-Friday-Saturday (9-5) and Sunday (noon-5).  Thanks for making our summer busy and fun, TERESA