Monday, June 30, 2008

Party Lanterns

My husband found these great vintage lanterns at a garage sale for me a few years ago. I love to decorate with them in the summer--They're so festive!

Stay Cool

On these hot days I'm a big fan of FANS! Our house is a little oven but the fans sure help us stay cool.... At Joyworks we have some relief because the clothing room has air conditioning and the basement stays cool in the summer.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Joyworks is Blooming!

Check out our new beautiful urns overflowing with flowers. First street is also decorated with many colorful hanging baskets. Snohomish is looking quite festive-- Summer is here!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Soap Box

At Joyworks we carry a large variety of Pre'de Provence soaps. These soaps are triple milled in Provence using the old-world methods. They're enriched with natural shea butter to cleanse and soften, and infused with pure essential oils to add delicate aroma. We carry the 25g for $1.25 and the 250g for $5.99. I will get on my soap box and say that this soap is the best! It smells great and lasts forever...and my husband likes it too...

Pink Kitty

I love to buy silly vintage props for the store...Next time when your in Joyworks you'll have to see if you can find the pink kitty.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

These Little Lights

The Light Garden lights are back in stock. These very fun light up branches come in two sizes and in a variety of styles. We have flowers in red,orange,and white. The best sellers have been the plain branches which are great because they can be easily added to any arrangement. The prices range from $25.99 to $42.99.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cannon Beach

This weekend I had a great time with family at Cannon Beach. The weather was pleasant and the beach walks were wonderful! It was so nice visiting with aunts,uncles,and cousins. It was silly fun with lots of laughs!

Frock Frenzy

Say yes to a dress at Joyworks!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Shopgirl goes Shopping

Today I went to a boutique show looking at Kensie for holiday delivery. The show was at the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle. When I first entered the room it was like walking into a large walk-in closet full of very cute clothes! The racks were filled with beautiful dresses, blouses, and coats... I loved them all!! It is going to be very tough picking which ones to buy.

At Joyworks we are always shopping for the best merchandise in fashion and home decor. It's a good thing we like to shop!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Little Bit Tuscan

For the last few years we have had home decor with a Tuscan influence.
-Rich warm colors of green,red,and gold.
-Lots of metal wall art and great countryside pictures.
-Topiaries and urns.
-Wrought Iron pieces
-A variety of chickens

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Talk about Colorful Living...

I found this vintage phone advertisement this weekend. I'm still so excited that I have my green phone but now I want one in every color. I love what the ad says--Modern homes have handy phones...where you work...where you play...where you sleep. You'll like the convenience, privacy, and security of extension telephones-night and day. Answer with ease, wherever you please.

How far we've come with our cell phones and text messaging. Will we collect cell phones in 20 years and get really excited if we find a pink one with rhinestones??

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Good Find

For the last few months I've been on the look out for a vintage water globe flower vase. This weekend I finally found one for $1.00...A good find! When I got home I quickly filled it with a flower and water--it's original purpose. It looked nice but I was soon bored and dumped out the water and decided to fill it with mother of pearl buttons- very fun. I can't wait to see what else looks cute...

It be great if I could find a reproduction and sell them at Joyworks.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Thanks dad for always being there for me...
We had a nice afternoon with the family sitting around the Everett Golf and Country Club's new pool. What a beautiful Dad's Day!

Estate Sale

This morning I spotted this Estate Sale sign--I parked immediatley and glanced through the garden gate in hope of great treasures! Sundays can be half off days so I kept my fingers crossed--it was...Yea!!

The old house was still very full-they must have had a lot of stuff... I looked through every room carefully and these are some of the goodies that I found.

At Joyworks we love to mix the old with the new--especially benches, stools, and chairs... It was quite a challenge to get the orange rocker down from the upstairs
bedroom...but it will be so cute in the store!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mirror- Mirror...

Here is my new collection of hand mirrors. I thought it would be fun to hang them on the wall but I have no wall space in my little house. My friend Cheri came up with the idea to make a bouquet of mirrors in an cute.
It's the fairest of them all!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


At Joyworks we always like to have a few Eiffel Tower items in our store.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Great fun pieces inspired from typewriter keys from Miss Clickety Clack-- pins,earrings,necklaces,frames and photo stands.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake

The Joywork gals know how to party!

Red White and Blue

Celebrate July 4th with stars,stripes,and glitter!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hen House

At Joyworks we have a nice selection of chickens. They move fast so catch one when you can...


Today I went to the Sand Point Antique & Design Market. It was great fun and always a good place to go to get vintage items and display ideas. Their show is part design, part therapy and ...pure pleasure.

Today the only thing I bought was this vintage Bingo game...I've always wanted one-I love the spinner with the green handle.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Everyone Needs Someone

People need people and friends need friends
And we all need love for a full life depends
Not on vast riches or great acclaim,
Not on success or on worldly fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers-
For only the knowledge that we're understood
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good,
And we rob ourselves of life's greatest need
When we "lock up our hearts" and fail to heed
The outstretched hand reaching to find
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind
Are lonely and longing to somehow share
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware
That life's completeness and richness depends
On the things we share with our loved ones and friends.
-Helen Steiner Rice

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hello! Hello!

Can you hear me?? Can you hear me now??
Check out my green vintage phone that I just received as a gift from my friend John!
I can't wait to put it in my new studio...

Friday, June 6, 2008

Walking in Sunshine

Sunshine yellow shoes!!! These shoes have been best sellers for the last couple of weeks. They also come in white,black,silver,and fuchsia.Retail price $14.99.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Make a Splash!

As you dash--make a splash with a cute new coat and umbrella!