Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Return of an Old Friend!

I just came across some great news that sets the tone for my weekend!
Bob Zimorino is re-opening Red Pies over Montana in it’s West Broadway location.
Cheers Bob!  
Here is a quick little side note to explain why I love Red Pies ..
Seventeen years ago, I came back to Missoula with my two year old in tow and began the desperate search for a job and a new start.  In an interview, I somehow convinced Bob that I had lived in the Italian District in San Francisco which fully qualified me to manage his banquet rooms.  Surprise! ... Bob hired me!  Apparently, it wasn’t the proximity to Italian food that caught his attention so much as it was my determination to succeed and my need for a chance.  Off we went!  I was accepted into the beloved Red Pies family, I breathed a sigh of relief and I knew then and there that I would make it! 
A lot of water has floated under the bridge since then, but Red Pies will always hold a special place in my heart.  In this age of corporate rule, it’s refreshing to see the return of a business that is friendly, kind, and real - operated by a businessman who can look into the eyes of someone who needs a break, and give them just that!
Long live Red Pies! 

Phone Table

This phone table is really so much more! It can be used as a night stand, a side table, an end table or simply as an exclamation point at the end of a hallway! 15" Deep x22" wide x28" high

Friday, March 26, 2010

A little square ??

This little end table is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use! 16" high x 18" square find more Outdoor Gardening Tables and Patio Furniture at Echo Echo Missoula.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Furniture fashion!

A little yellow night stand! How springy can you get!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twin Twins!

We're talking bed frames here! Two alike, exactly the same!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Granny Chic ???

If "Granny Chic" is the new fashion statement in furniture - this little wash stand is the new super model. It's simple stylized lines and classic sturdy build make it a perfect candidate to be helpful and versatile in a number of different settings!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Equinox!

It's officially the first day of Spring! Time to break out the garden furniture. Here are 4 little ice cream parlor chairs looking for a table and a deck to pair up with for summer.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring / Cold :(


Oh good ... here it is ... my Spring cold has arrived!

Seems like I got a little bit excited about the change in weather - jumped the gun and went out to spend an evening drinking wine in front of my new urban fire pit, chiminea, round wood burning metal ring thing. Now I feel a lot like .... oh ... what’s that word I’m searching for?

Anyway ... I’ll just go ahead and say it so mom doesn’t have to ... She told me so. That’s what I get for living on the edge (even though I took all the precautions and wore a hat, gloves, sweater and my winter boots).

If any of you are feeling the same - swing by the shop where I have the heat cranked up to 82, some tea in the microwave and plenty of fun chairs to test out while we patiently await the passage of March.

Happy weekend to all!

Jennifer and Duncan

Echo echo - home furnishings worth repeating

P.S. ... On a happy note - Theresa Johnson was the lucky winner of our Shamrock Auction. She retrieved it on Thursday and drove it over to her mother as a little pick me up Spring gift. We were able to donate $70.00 and some pet food to Animeals! Thank you for participating!

Here are some fun spring chairs!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shamrock Winner!

Announcing the winner of our Shamrock Auction ... Congratulations Theresa Johnson! Actually Theresa's mom - who will be the final recipient and owner of the plant! Thanks to everyone for your generous bids ... all proceeds will go to AniMeals.com, an pet food bank in Missoula Montana

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Trunks!

Here's another great trunk that arrived yesterday. This one is not a fixer upper, it's the real deal! The perfect bedroom storage solution for you guest room or cabin cruiser.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dressing Lamps!

“Does this shade make me look fat?” ... asks my pretty little milk glass lamp.

Shhhhh! Just put it on, sit there and look nice, says I.

Why is it that so many lamps show up at my doorstep with battered, broken, soiled and torn shades ... and sometimes, with no shades at all? I’ve decided that if nothing else, my purpose in life is to rescue lamps.

Spring seems to be a particularly busy season in the lamp rescue division so I’ve kind of had to pull out my creative stops and come up with all kinds of shade solutions. Through the course of it all, I think I’ve hit on some pretty clever combos. Here, I blend milk glass with a colorful red poka-dot for a whimsical spring look. In my second example, I’ve combined a heavy black shade with a delicate cut crystal base which screams “juxtaposition”.

As with all rescue agencies, I am wide open to lamp shade consignment which allows me to better dress my little charges. I’m always trying to place these misfits into their forever homes, so swing by and find one you might want to call your forever lamp!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Masterpiece ??

This little childs table came out of a school in Idaho. No need to worry about smearing it up with paint because that is already done for you. A true masterpiece!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Walnut Executive Desk

Executive desk seeks bona fide executive!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ides of March

March ...

"Beware the Ides of March" ...

I’ve heard this saying forever, but never really figured out what the heck

the Ides of March were and I have no idea why we should beware of them, so I

Wikipedia’d the whole concept. It turns out we aren’t missing much. It’s

just a fancy name for March 15th --- the day Julius Ceasar was assassinated

a very long time ago. Apparently, in a Shakespeare play, Julius was

forewarned - “beware the Ides of March” and the term just stuck.

No decorations, no parades, no rituals or time off from work ... I guess we

could celebrate by eating Chicken Ceasars for lunch, but that’s about all I

can come up with for now.

Since I don’t have to worry about March Ides anymore, I’ve decided to move

some stuff around in my shop to make room for my perfect St. Patty’s display

idea. Out of the green space rolled the little maple vanity (squeek! squeek!

squeek!), and in it’s place ... this copper platter with our auction

Shamrock (remember from last week?). I think it is the perfect combination

to celebrate St. Patty’s day, green beer, pasties and Butte! Now THERE’s a


Only 12 days left to swing by and place your bid on this lovely Shamrock.

All proceeds go to Animeals.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Chair week!

Here's a different little chair. Part rustic, part delicate and very original ... also pictured ... our auction Shamrock! Bids are up to $60.00 with all proceeds going to Animeals!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Green Chairs!

As promised ... this week I will be featuring the all important family of chairs! Duncan is modeling a fun green one to kick off March!