Friday, December 31, 2010


First and foremost....
May 2011 bring you much joy, good health, love and success.

New York City 1907

It's that time of year again where we all start thinking and
maybe even planning our new years resolutions.
I haven't fully decided on my personal resolutions....
(have some ideas, the usual...lose weight, exercise more, save money etc. etc...)
but I think we have come up with some for Bee & Mason.

1. Continue to support our expansion.
2. Plan and prepare for each month before it gets here.
3. Participate in at least one show this year.
4.  Finalize our logo and update our blog and start a facebook page.
5. Do a better job anticipating our customers needs. 
(might need a magical eight ball for this one but worth a shot)

Of course these are prelimenary resolutions, 
until we can sit down and really put our heads together and
decide concretely what they will be.
This of course will be done over cocktails. It only seems right.

We hope that you have thought and pondered your own new years resolutions
and found a direction that you can keep and be true to your selves.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


12/ 26-12/30


We are located at Found on Fremont
on the second floor.

Happy shopping!



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas....

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010


In NYC there is a store that always captures my imagination.
Bergdorf Goodman...
They do an amazing job with their windows.
It is one of my first stops when I visit 
the city.
You will often find me watching the team
set their windows with the most beautiful 
arrangements of vintage and antique props,
couture gowns and paper done in ways never imagined 
until this team gets a hold of.
It is pure magic...


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


There is a "flea"market once a month in Portland
I try to never miss for many reasons,
but one of them is you never know what kind of 
treasure you are going to find on the $1 tables.
Really, there are $1 tables with the most wonderful treasures.

This time I found wonderful kitschy Christmas, old
Christmas cards and these lovely beauties.


Hand crocheted, bottle cap grapes with leaves and all.
I couldn't believe it and in the most amazing condition.
I bought almost all of them and in the process had a lovely
conversation with a man who's friend loves textile and craft
history and had taught himself how to make these.
He begged me to buy them all before his friend saw how cheap
they were. I obliged.

They are now going to be a Christmas present for someone
(can't tell you who incase she reads this)
and I kept the little red one. It fit into the current
decor of the house.

I know I should probably put these in the shop 
but sometimes you just have to treat yourself.


Sunday, December 12, 2010


The lights are hung,
The swag is up
and the house is decorated.

The newest addition to our wood Santa collection.
Dining room table center piece.

On top of the built in.
Outside in on the mantel.
Red crosses (thanks Liz) and red velvet.

vintage plaid and red adorn the furniture and windows.
eye candy.
front door.
antique, wood cookie molds and greens.
Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 11, 2010


Our muse's come at different times and in different forms during our lives.
I found something, well it's more like someone the other day while out shopping. 
I wasn't looking for her, not by a long shot
but she was just there waiting to be taken home.
I really couldn't believe I was picking her up.
But there I was with her in my hands asking
"how much?'

She must have been quite a beauty at one time.
Now she looks a little worse for wear.
I think she is just beautiful in a tragic way.
There is something in her face, how she tries to hold her
dress up as it slips from her torso, and her wind swept hair.
She is flush, maybe from embarrassment she isn't what she use to be.
Her lips are still perfect and she wears her bling with pride.
You can see in her old, tattered crepe dress what glory it once was.

I think she is just perfect.
She sits on my dining room table right now, and everytime I walk by 
she makes me smile and I have these wonderful creative 
thoughts that I swear come from her.

I would have liked to have known her in her glory days
but I think it wouldn't be the same.
Our muse's come to us when they see fit, not when we do.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shop Hop....

Fremont Festival of Lights
this Friday on Fremont.
It's a Shop Hop.
Come tell Santa your wish list, watch the tree be lit 
and shop the shops.
Be sure to stop by Found on Fremont and
see all the holiday goodies the vendors
have brought in.
Even us, Bee & Mason.

See you then!

F & M

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I can't spell to save my life 
well maybe to save my life 
but the dictionary on my iphone is a good friend
and spell check, well have no idea what we did with out it.

I was out shopping for the store this weekend and came across 
an old dictionary that looked like it was the good companion of a young girl.

Copy write 1926

They were friends for at least 5 years.

She got it as a gift when she was 12

Age 17

When you look at it you imagine she may have even treated
it like a diary of sorts. 
It is well loved and respected. 
True friends.

She wrote in handwriting each word at the top of most pages.

The only thing colored in were plants and flowers. Did she have a love for plants?

A lost art.
A dictionary, hard bound in leather, 
filled with that onion skin thin paper with a beautiful font
opening the secrets of the English language. 

What secrets it must have held for her.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Sinta Klaas....

Happy Sinta Klaas!
I hope he filled your shoes with lots of goodies.


Sunday, December 5, 2010


I love the fact that we are all creative in some form or fashion.
After my post last week about Advent calendars
I got two text messages from my sister 
sharing our own family creativity for Advent.

The first came from my 6 year old nephew, Tyler.
He decided he wanted to make his own Advent wreath.

He made it from things he found in the yard and around the house.
Once he finished it he presented it to his mom as their 
advent wreath for the Christmas season.

The second text was a photo of a advent calendar 
my mom made for my nephew.
My sister had seen something similar and had 
asked my mom if she could make one.
So she did.

She knitted each mitten and then strung them up.
My sister puts a little treat each day in the next mitten.
There is one a little larger than the rest, this one happens to 
be on Tyler's birthday.
I've asked my mom for one for my own house for next Christmas.
She might even knit some extra for Bee & Mason
so you can have one to.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010