Farm Chicks 2016

Lola’s Girls will be vendors again at this year’s Farm Chicks Antique Show 2016 at the Spokane Fairgrounds the first weekend in June.

We can hardly wait. Check out updates in coming weeks about the products we’ll have for sale. 384223_10205784345991603_912263310288140165_n


Two is better than one!

I had a deadline last week … a baby shower for my daughter-in-law over the weekend. Nothing better than a deadline to get me shopping for furniture to update the living room. So it was Potter Barn or Pier I, since I had 10% off coupons for both stores. I know I can always find something at Pier I and I was right. I got a floor lamp to match the table lamp I bought several months ago. I love how the gold in the shade vibrates off the taupe depending on what time of day it is. lamp

I also found two end tables at Pottery Barn that I put together to make a coffee table.

Check out these two:


Farm Chicks 2013

Lola's Girls will be at Farm Chicks Antique Show this year!

Lola’s Girls will be at Farm Chicks Antique Show this year!

Farm Chicks 2013

Did I mention I’ll be at Farm Chicks Antique Show this year as a vendor?full

I’m so excited I can barely wait. All that vintage… all that shopping… all those women… It leaves me breathless.

Please join us there – the name of our company is Lola’s Girls and I’ll update our location at the antique show as soon as I have it.

The Show is Saturday, June 1 from 9-6

Sunday, June 2 from 9-4  

Apple Super heroes!

My addendum to the last post? That I went to the Apple store a couple of weeks ago and told them my sad tale … no expecting anything mind you. After hearing my story, they decided to replace my ipad with a new one!!! I was stunned. I hadn’t expected anything much less a new ipad! Here’s the photo of the old ipad:

See the corner? Its bent back and didnt help the audio functions!

Next is a photo of Apple iPad guy #2 smiling for the camera.

Apple guy #2.

I couldn’t resist. Suffice it to say that I’m a happer camper! And a lifelong Apple devotee as well.

A rather fortunate event with Where’s My iPad?

Do you have the app called “Where is my iPad?” If not, go download it asap. That is of course if you have an iPad.

I recently had one rather unfortunate (my bad) incident in the midst of a move across town from an apartment in Spokane to a house on the South Hill.

I was packing my car to go over to the apartment to clean the day after moved. While packing the car with cleaning supplies etc., I put my iPad on top of my little black Kia and apparently, unceremoniously drove off with it sitting there. I have to say in my own defense that I was exhausted from the move and a little bleary.

Anyway long story short I didn’t even realize it was missing for about 3 days and when I did I was just sick about it. I love my iPad. I literally sleep with!

About a week into my grieving, I was shopping at  the Apple store to buy my son his birthday present. I was very grumpy and telling anyone who would listen to me about my loss. Then, one of the Apple guys told me to look it up online – thankfully I’d registered it with the app called “Where is my iPad?”

I got home, looked online on the MobileMe site and there it was online – a little green circle, blinking at me from about 5 miles away from our new house … slightly off the median on Highway 2!!!  Well you could see where it was on the online version but when we tried to look for it in person (first my husband looked) then my daughter  Suzanne and I went to hunt for it the next day on her lunch hour since it was right by her office building. We looked for about 20 minutes and couldn’t find it anywhere. Not an especially easy place to look though on a four-lane highway a median filled with weeds and trash! When my daughter dropped me off at my car, I told her I would sent her the map that I had been looking at on MobileMe.

I sent her the link to the online app the next morning. Stuck with the need to search for buried treasure, she said, she went out there again (by this time her whole office was involved and they were calling it  a treasure hunt). She got stopped by the Highway Patrol but after he talked to her and she told him she was searching for her mom’s iPad. He said “she put it on the top of her car?  OK well I’ll put you down as a stalled vehicle, after he pointedly said “I’ve never done that.”

SHE FOUND IT after about 10 minutes out there. She called me and said it looked bad that one corner of it was turned up and it was covered in mud. She got it back to the office, cleaned it up (she is a clean freak) and called me and said it was working fine. that she’d gone online and done everything she could and it seemed to be working just fine!!!!! So I got it back and it’s working perfectly except for the one corner where the headphones are supposed to be plugged in. So there is no sound but it’s working fine!!!

I’m trying to contact Ellen to tell her my daughter deserves a reward and Oprah to tell her to be sure she signs up for the “Where is my iPad. She loves her iPad like I do.

Anyway long story longer, that’s my sad tale.

Rohloff to design for Susan Sokol Blosser

Don’t we just love to love hats? Almost as much as we adore bags and worship fabulous shoes.

But no, hats are in a category all of their own. Love them or hate them they are an essential accessory for some occasions. One such occasion being … baby it’s cold outside. That reason aside, I buy hats just because they’re beautiful. They don’t have to perform any duty, fulfill any purpose other than just that – a veritable breathtaking accessory.

Designed by Elizabeth Rohloff

Check out the hats on the right – they were one of several pages of hats listed as those fashionable in the 1920’s. It must have been some decade … there are about five pages of very, very different looking styles of hats. They say form follows function, or is it perception is everything. I never get those clichés right. Anyhoo … the reason I sat down to exercise my right to write is to tell you about what’s up with Elizabeth Rohloff, one of the few, the very, very brave and busiest, of Portland’s consummate designers.

Editor’s note: Rohloff and the Susan Sokol  Blosser connection=Power of the Purse check the last graph!Elizabeth and I shared a little bit of heaven (Happy Hour Heaven) the other night, at the Secret Society Lounge (116 NE Russell).

Secret Society Lounge NE Russell

Did you know there’s a Secret Society Ballroom and a Secret Society Recording Studio? Yes it has a rich history all right. Even mystical Masons you might say. There are all those tall, telltale ceilings, dark woodwork and rich red draperies. Ask one of the bartenders what transpir

By Elizabeth Rohloff

ed there around the turn of the century … that’s all I’m saying.

Now … on to Ms. Rohloff’s bizness which is design of course. Check out the latest from her web page:

Elizabeth Rohloff

Yes, Elizabeth Rohloff

So I have done my best my dears, to share with you what I know for sure on this Thursday evening. I know not much but what I do know is that are some terribly talented women out there and Elizabeth Rohloff is among them. So don’t you want to know what she’s going to be doing in the next few weeks? Of course you do.

Well let’s see… for starters:

T.Ruth Artspace for a pre-show sale on Thursday, April 22, 2010 5-9p.m.

Two events on Friday April 30 –

Dress For Success Oregon


Girls Inc. Power of the Purse

One of these premiere events is at the Convention Center and the other is at the Portland Art Museum. You will have to clone yourself like Elizabeth is doing, to get into both. But they will definitely both be a fun night out!

BTW Elizabeth is designing a purse for Susan Sokol Blosser, c0-founder of the Sokol Blosser Winery in the Willamette Valley Dundee Hills.

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