by Eclectic By Design on October 5, 2013

pumpkin muffin

Wow!  It’s October! And Fall really feels like it is here today with our first Snow!  It is time to come inside and prepare our homes and our kitchens to be indoors!  I baked Pumpkin Muffins this morning!   Somehow that was hard for me to do an “ordinary” fall activity.  Maybe you are like me and are feeling tired and stressed.  This past September, here in Northern Colorado has been very stressful.  To all of us who have been so impacted by the floods it feels very much like we are racing against winter to build or build up our Safe Place – called HOME.

I hope that however the flooding has impacted you and your family, you can take time this October to have a “ordinary” FALL moment.  Maybe that’s a trip to the Pumpkin Farm, time in the kitchen canning your fresh garden produce or decorating your mantle with some fall garland.  “Ordinary” is reassuring and makes us safe in our very crazy world.

Best of all is that when we take our “ordinary” moments and choose to share them with others they can become extraordinary.  Spend time this October with a friend, share in the joy of a child choosing a Halloween costume, carve a pumpkin, and taste the flavors of banana bread.

Share with me your “extra” ordinary fall moments!

HAPPY Fall Y’all!




PEACH Festival in Lafayette, CO

by Eclectic By Design on August 13, 2013

Lafayette MintsI love August!  It is Ripe!  It is abundant with fresh flavors – fresh from the garden veggies and Peaches!  It is also the beginning of cooler nights and crisp mornings highlighting the end of summer with its warm sunny days.  And in Lafayette, CO this coming Saturday – August 17th – It is the Peach Festival.  So fun!  The whole town becomes devoted to celebrating peaches and anything made from peaches.  Pies, cobblers, bread, muffins, jams, jellies,  Salsa! and so much more.  Yum!  The entire main street – which is Public Road – is transformed into a summertime shopping fair.  Crafts and food and fun galore!  Eclectic by Design is located within Noble Treasures Antique Store at 409 S. Public Road.  We are spending the week cramming wonderful and unusual mechandise into our booth space.  So come on over to Lafayette this weekend and celebrate August with us!


New Items for Peach Festival


Customer Appreciation Sale August 1st – 4th at the Brass Armadillo

July 31, 2013

I just wanted to let you all know that this weekend is a 15% off Everything in the Store at the Brass Armadillo.  That also means an additional 15% off of all merchandise that is already marked down in my two booths!  I have lots of Summer and Garden items already on sale as I need [...]

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What about those Lazy Days of SUMMER??

July 25, 2013

Can you feel the push already to get ready for Fall.  I was suprised just yesterday when the headliner on the radio news was to sign up for Pumpkin Chuckin!  Scheduled in mid-October.  I heard a little boy ask his Mom today when they were going to buy school supplies.  Yikes….  What happened to summer? My [...]

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We LAUNCHED our website!

July 24, 2013

Welcome to Eclectic by Design!  We are thrilled to have you visit our website.  For my first blog I thought I would give you a little background on who we are and how our business got it’s start. 4 years ago, I started on an adventure to discover if what I love could become what [...]

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