Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thththththat's all, folks!

Nest Feathers is closed.  It was a fun year, and for anyone inspired by us to try a boutique of their own, don't be put off by the fact we closed.  It wasn't wildly successful, but could have been, had it been my primary focus.  It was fun, and it was an opportunity to meet a lot of great people I wouldn't have otherwise ever known.  Thank you to all who came, shopped, enjoyed, and told others about us.  We'll probably do at least one sale a year, if not two, most likely October and/or April, so check back here in late summer to see what we're up to. 

If you are thinking of doing a boutique of your own and want to ask about what worked and what didn't, drop me an email at  If you want to see what I'm up to now, you can keep track of me at   As my darling Norwegian accountant says, "Ha Det!", which means "Have it Good!"


Thursday, March 11, 2010


This is it gals!  After this month, Nest Feathers will no longer be open monthly.  I hate to do it, but I have so many irons in the fire, and this little sale takes a full week out of every month to do it right.  Aside from Sherry Willard, one of the vintage dealers, the others involved aren't able to commit enough time to allow me to focus on my "real" work, so I must drop the ball, take a bow, and promise to make the occasional appearance in the future...probably early October.

This month, March, we are open Thursday the 18th from 10-5, Friday the 19th from 10-5, and Saturday the 20th from 9-4.  Sherry has marked down most of her amazing finds, many of which were already bargains, so if you are into vintage, get into Nest Feathers!  I'm pulling stuff up from the endless stash of salvage in the basement (a.k.a. the bottomless pit), so if you are into trash-to-treasure projects, you might find the perfect headboard, spindle, doorknob, window frame, or other diamond in the rough at a very easy price!  I've even sprinkled in some freebies, to make treasure hunting that much more of an adventure.

If you found Nest Feathers by flyer, then thank Sherry Willard.  I can't thank her enough.  In the first months, as well as showing up for at least a full day before every sale to bring fresh merchandise and reset the store, she slipped out of work to paper the south metro with flyers, boldly asking some of the classiest establishments to send you our way.  Those who know me would never think I'm shy, but those who know me well, know that I'm a shrinking violet when it comes to self-promotion.  Nest Feathers would never have gotten off the ground without Sherry.  In the past few months, she has even taken over making the flyers, knowing that my full time business, The Art of the Home (, is taking all my time.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, you amazing friend!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

See you this Friday, January 15, 10-5, or Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th from 9-4. We have new arrivals, some good mark downs, and lots of ideas for converting these gems into just the treasure you've been wanting!

Retro cool is oh so hot!

This console table could also be a bed corona, a faux mantle, an overdoor...

Aged to perfection, and very wise. All the best ones are.

Scrappers, I'm seeing great possibilities for this old record cabinet, and it's not the only one we have.

Remember, we can show you how to convert your treasures, or arrange the right artisan to do it for you, and if you don't see what you're looking for, ASK!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

So what's in your resolutions this year? Going greener? Sticking to a budget? Redecorating your living room? We can help with all that! We've got cool vintage and salvage pieces, some great prices, especially on Sherry's vintage bits, and amazing artwork to decorate your walls. Be sure to check out the samples of custom painted wall finishes and custom built furniture, while you're here, or pop over to my other blog,, to get ideas to brighten your home with paint, plaster and more.

Our days and dates are a little different than usual this month, as we're a week earlier and a day later. We're open Friday January 15th, from 10-5, Saturday the 16th, from 9-4, and Sunday the 17th from 9-4. Sorry for any confusion. Sometimes life happens and we just have to go with it. I'll pop back on here in a couple of days with photos of the new stuff coming in. Until then, stay warm, and put us on your calendar!