Original Image via West Elm edited to relfect event date + time
It was somewhat surreal to be contacted by West Elm a few months back. I was asked to be a part of the Seattle West Elm Local collection, and I jumped at the chance. You all know how much I love West Elm. I've posted in the past about some of their products... and I still love my parachute duvet that I purchased a couple of years ago. They will be stocking a few of my vintage inspired poster designs in the Seattle shop!
If you live in or near Seattle please stop in and snap a picture or two for me tonight! They are having a party tonight to celebrate the launch of the collection. Here are some details from the event page on facebook. If you are able to attend, and take any pictures, tag me on instagram or facebook please!
"We're so excited to collaborate with 9 local vendors, who are bringing their unique and handmade goods to our store to be offered alongside our assortment of products for the home! This will become a permanent part of our store with additional vendors added over time. Please join us Friday, June 13, from 6:00-9:00pm for our West Elm Local launch! Refreshments will be served by Matte and Gloss, and vendors will be on hand to talk about their product, and of course the store is open for shopping! We'll see you there! Please RSVP via this invite or by calling or coming into the store."
To be one of 9 artists given this opportunity is so exciting. Since starting Vol.25 I have had a small collection of goals that I thought would just be amazing to be able to reach. Becoming an etsy featured seller has always been at the top of my list, but being a part of West Elm was always #2. I know they routinely work with etsy sellers and have featured their work in their catalogues and I always thought it would be so wonderful to be one of those artists whose art was featured... so this opportunity was even better than the goal I had created! :) Really nice when things work out that way...
The really good news is that, if you are local (WA) maker or artist they are looking to add to their vendors. Email them at email@example.com. They recognize that customers, store associates and other makers often have the best leads on emerging talent! So don't be shy! :)