Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day 2 -- Meet Debi at Retreat -- and a GIVEAWAY!

Meet {Retreat by Kennedy and her beautiful blog} from Camano Island, Washington. I actually met Deb (1/2 of the Kennedy duo) at the Farm Chicks Show in June. My friend Tami and I had almost finished perusing the booths at the show when we came upon the Retreat booth. The booth was nothing less than beautiful -- put together with a warm neutral palette, the booth seemed to glow. I had been looking for wooden bent-back spindle chairs to match my current kitchen chairs.

So this display caught my eye. Unfortunately the chairs were being sold as a 6-pc set and I only really wanted 2-3. Still, I was sorely tempted. Afterall, what else are attics for but storing the things you may need someday. (I really like how the round black table was stacked on top of the bigger rectangular white table -- she had very creative displays).

Then I saw the lockers. (See them hidden on the left hand side of the above photo). At first I just thought that they were nice looking lockers. Then I thought---hmmmm....... 1,2,3,4,5,6 lockers.....there are 6 of us.....hmmmmm.....that would solve my problem for personal storage in the entry way..........hmmmmmmmm........only $150 (if my memory serves me well) for each set of 3........... Then Deb (I didn't know that was her name) says, "I would do about anything not to haul those back over the mountains." So, I called my husband. Ring, ring, ring.......Ring, ring, ring........ Ring, ring, ring.......Ring, ring, ring.......RING, RING, RING!!!! I didn't want to purchase the lockers no matter how good of a deal I got without the OK from the man that would have to come back up to Spokane and get them. So..... but they were immaculate, brand spankin new! Oh, well.

A few weeks later I found pictures on a blog of those exact chairs and lockers. That's how I found "Retreat by Kennedy".

Deb's husband builds or repurposes most of the furniture and large decorative pieces they sell at shows and their booth at {Poppyseeds in Stanwood, WA}. This baby grand was repurposed as a "piano bar" with collaged antique music sheets all over it. Very creative couple these two.

Above is a picture of some of their items at Poppyseeds, and below you see some of their creations for the {Barnhouse Flea Market} show they attended. I love that red door.

Retreat will be selling at the Sand Point Antique & Design Market in Seattle on Sunday, August 30th, and at a Paris Flea Market event in Mill Creek, WA. September 12. So if you are nearby, hop on over and check it out. You will not be disappointed. (Debi Ward Kennedy also writes a Retail Design blog: http://decodivadebi.blogspot.com/ if you are interested.)

And best of all -- Debi has offered the Sea Queen Crown you see on her blog to one lucky person as a GIVEAWAY today! Isn't that wonderful? She hopes to be offering her crowns for sale online soon, so keep checking her blog.
So here's how to enter:
  1. Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post telling me who in your life would love a Sea Queen Crown.
  2. Head over to the Retreat blog and give them some blogging love.
  3. No entries after 9 PM Thursday (7/30) and the random winner will be announced by 5PM July 31st. Have a great week!
Please go over and visit Debi at her Retreat blog : http://retreatdesign.blogspot.com/ and let her know you stopped by.

****This contest is closed **** Thank you for entering. Congratulations to "Linda" --she wins this lovely crown for her little princesses! Please contact me with your information so I can send out your prize.


Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Wendy, thank you so much for featuring us in such a lovely post! I do wish you had been able to get those lockers... but another happy girl grabbed 'em at a show a week later!

Deb from
Retreat by KENNEDY|kennedy Design

Linda said...

I know one little princess or maybe two who would love the crown - eventually - they are too young right now!