Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blue Box Shop at Haystack Antiques

Blue-Box-O-Rama! I thought I'd give you a little peek at our not-so-secret hobby....antiquing right here in Bellevue at Haystack Antiques. Who ever thought you could find treasures in an alley behind Sports Authority! Darling Debbie Nordstrom opened an antique mall - and picked only the most fabulous dealers to lease space to. And Blue Box was one of her picks (aren't we modest??!!).

Opening at Haystack was really a move designed for marital harmony and self-interest. Now when my Deke says to me, "Is that another new purchase? Where is that going?" I can just respond, "Yes, it's new but it's for Blue Box Antiques. We don't get to keep it."  (but sometimes we do...shhh). Having a booth at Haystack has been a great solution- JoAnne, Brooke and I are always stumbling upon amazing finds as we are out looking for clients. It's agonizing to pass on something fabulous because we don't have the perfect home for it. Or... A more likely scenario...our sweet accountant (aka Red Hot) is mad mad mad that we are adding something more to inventory :)

Here's a look at our space before....

And here it is with its build-out....

Super fun treasures all incredibly well-priced. And the other dealers are great. When you have to run in Sports Authority to buy the 3rd pair of cleats this season, slip around behind that big old building and spend 15 minutes for yourself at Haystack.  Located at 144 105th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

We wrangled this enormous piece into the space.
This George II mantel is actually part of an entire paneled room!

Time for tea!

Maintenance free pet for your kitchen.

Chinese radish vintage print.

Vintage spools.  Great for pinning notes!

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