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Two Super Cute Summer Dresses – Two Tops – Wish Bowls

It’s July. It’s hot. If only we didn’t have to wear any clothes at all!

Yikes!

Alas, since it’s a requirement for polite society, then at least make it something fun to wear!

Two Super Cute Summer Dresses

Two super cute dresses, one is this coral-turquoise tank dress from Zen Knits.
Coral-Turquoise Tank Dress
A swirling pattern of turquoise and coral in super soft rayon jersey makes this dress both fun and sassy. Wear it to kick around town, or pair it with strappy sandals for an evening out on the town. Just $88 and only two left already! Don’t wait long if this one is calling you. Machine washable. Great for travel.

Two super cute dresses, here's the Zen Knits coral-turquoise one modeled by Manya
Here’s Manya (that’s me!) in that cute dress!

One of these had to go home with me. I bet you’ll see me wearing it quite a lot this summer. Can I save one for you?

Two super cute summer dresses like this royal blue side ruched dress by Zen Knits
Royal blue side-ruched dress
Here’s the second super cute summer dress – also in rayon jersey. The ruching on the side creates a flattering effect that hides many a love handle! Bonus: An inner layer means you don’t have to wear a slip either. This has a dressier look than the first one, making it suitable for weddings and summer parties. You’ll feel so comfortable wearing it that you won’t mind! Just $78 and -at the moment – available in sizes XS – XL.

Two super cute summer dresses and another one modeled by Manya
Manya models the ruched dress

When I model it for you, you can see it’s not too low-cut to be anxiety inducing. See how my love handles disappeared? Magic!

Two Super Cute Summer Tops

Two super cute summer dresses and a cotton cowl top by Color Me Cotton or CMC
Funky Cowl Top by CMC

Calling all lovers of Color Me Cotton (AKA CMC)! Two fun new tops arrived in their luxurious light-weight cotton knit fabric. This one features a cowl neck, two front pockets, 3/4 sleeves, and a nice length that falls at the hip.  I love the unusual print! This one has an aqua blue background that is just really pretty.  I have one in each size from XS to L at a mere $69.

Two super cute summer dresses and this tan top from Color Me Cotton (CMC)
Hi-Lo top in earthy neutrals

Here’s another top with the same print, but a different style and color. This hi-lo top has inserts on each side that flatter and hide the things we want to hide. Another Color Me Cotton (CMC) top in their famous light-weight cotton jersey, this has a background color of light tan. It looks great with denim, khaki, olive and ivory slacks or capris. 3/4 sleeves, not too deep scoop neck. Machine washable. Perfect for a girl’s day out or just kicking around on the town. $68 and available in sizes XS – XXL.

NEW ARTIST ALERT!

We love our glass art here in the Pacific Northwest, don’t we? Welcome to our newest glass artist, Darleen Nixon, and her lovely “wish bowls.”

Two super cute summer dresses might need a gift of a wish bowl by Darleen Nixon.
Wish Bowls by Darleen Nixon

Darleen’s lovely “Wish Bowls” are perfect for any number of uses. Float a candle or flower, potpourri dish, jewelry holder, spices bowl, candy dish, and even your wishes! Each bowl signed by the artist. $23.

That’s it for this week! More fun stuff to come next week, so stay tuned!

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6 Easy Stocking Stuffers or Just Plain Cool Gifts

The clock is ticking. Christmas is nigh! If you’re feeling stressed to get everything done, let MaJe Gallery come to your rescue. Check out these 6 easy stocking stuffers, which can easily double as just plain cool gifts. To get yours, just reply to this email to order. MaJe even has delivery elves for free local delivery! Email immediately, or call during business hours to get the ball rolling (425-776-3778).

6 Easy Stocking Stuffers

6 easy stocking stuffers like SolMate socks
New colors of SolMate Socks

The first of our 6 easy stocking stuffers is, well, stockings! Okay, socks if you must. SolMate socks are made in Vermont of organic cotton and spandex. Mismatched with care, this company’s motto is “Life is too short for matching socks.” Many of you get these each and every year, making it difficult to remember what you’ve already given. Well, this year, we have three new colors for 2017 on hand, which you can see in this photo here. Of course we also have the tried and true colors available as well. Still just $19.95. Call to order the ones you want in the sizes you want: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large.

6 easy stocking stuffers might include these artistic glass nail files
Artsy Glass Nail Files

If you have not yet used a glass nail file, you are in for a treat. Glass nail files leave a smooth, clean edge to your nails, which is far superior for nail health than the ripping you get from using metal or wood files. The best part, however, is how pretty these nail files are. A unique piece of dichroic glass art is attached to each one. Get one for each of the women in your life! $12 for purse size, and $14.50 for daily size.

6 easy stocking stuffers must always include faux fur accessories from Pandemonium
Faux Fur accessories

Our faux fur headbands, scarves and fingerless gloves are a perfect MaJe Easy Elegance choice for one of the 6 easy stocking stuffers. Super soft, made in Seattle, warm and elegant – what more could a girl ask for? Many color choices still available. Fingerless gloves are $29. Headbands are $18. Skinny scarves are $42.

6 easy stocking stuffers must include faux fur fingerless gloves by Pandemonium
Color choices for faux fur fingerless gloves

Here are some currently available choices in the fingerless glove department. These faux fur options are also available in scarves and hats.

6 easy stocking stuffers might include a lovely new purse by Danny K
Some purse choices from Danny K
You all know someone who loves a new purse, even if that’s not you. Well, then, you’ve got an excellent gift choice for that person among our new collection from Hollywood, California – Danny K!  From small cell phone bags to larger “Maggie” bags, we’ve got you covered! Industrial zippers, water resistant lining, tough upholstery fabrics, adjustable straps – what more could a girl ask for? Priced $9 – $65,
6 easy stocking stuffers must include earrings like these from Shari Both Jewelry Design
Just three choices of Shari Both Jewelry Design

No stocking is complete without at least one pair of earrings. Here are three great choices from Shari Both Jewelry Design. If you’re a regular at the gallery and stop by on Wednesdays, you’ll meet Shari yourself. Ask her about her help painting our walls! Her jewelry is simply elegant. She even has her own page here These three options and many more are currently available – until someone else gets them that is! Don’t wait! Call me right now to reserve the pair you want!

6 easy stocking stuffers might include earrings by Manya Vee
Earrings from Manya Vee

Or perhaps you prefer this style, made by Maje Gallery partner Manya Vee. Simply elegant, this style is both hip and professional, offering an excellent option for a wide variety of situations. Priced $10 – $68.

These items and more, including a huge selection of ornaments,

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wondering when you’ll find us open this last week before Christmas? Well wonder no more! Here’s the skinny…

Open SEVEN days a week!

Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 5
Thursday and Friday, 12/21 and 12/22: open 11am until 7pm
Saturday 12/23: 10 – 5
Sunday, Christmas Eve: 11 – 3

CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day (12/26)

Stay on top of things by following us on Facebook! We’ll do our best to let you know our most recent arrivals there on a daily basis. In fact, we’d love to get a review from you! Click on the “Review” button on the left to post your review permanently! Thanks a HUGE amount in advance!

Thanks very much!

Manya Vee

Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate, Ornaments, Gifts

Here at MaJe Gallery, we strive to find Easy Elegance choices for all areas of your life. Now that the holidays are upon us, elegant holiday choices are at the forefront of our minds. This week, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite new discoveries from across America.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate

Elegant holiday choices like boxed chocolates from Spokandy
Delicious boxed chocolates

Since 1913, Spokandy, made in Spokane of course, has delighted discerning chocolate lovers with a wide variety of chocolates. In addition to several other options, we now have these delightful and affordable boxes of 8 delicious chocolates. On the left is the premium truffle assortment, complete with eight different flavors because who wants the same one twice? Unless, of course, it’s dark chocolate sea salt caramels. In that case, an entire box of eight will do just fine! And that’s what we have on the right. Just $14 per box. Excellent for teachers, neighbors, staff, and whoever else might pop along unexpectedly.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Ornaments

Elegant holiday choices like these unique triskele ornaments by Palmetto Cat Designs
Triskele Paper Ornaments

Every year, I scour artist websites and the internet for interesting and affordable ornaments. This year, the most interesting choice goes to North Carolina artist Palmetto Cat Designs for her triskele ornaments.  A “triskele” is the “triple spiral” motif found in traditional Celtic art. It’s made of three strips of paper, which are scored, interlocked and folded to create the triple spiral motif.

This group also features the original artwork of the artist. From left to right, we have cats and dogs saying “We woof chew a hairy Christmas”, candy canes, nativity scene, and Santa and Rudolph. Complete with a gift box, the triskele explanation, and a coordinating “to-from” card. Just $14.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Gifts

Elegant holiday choices in gifts like quote keychains by Basic Spirit
Quote keychains

When you need just a little something, these $12 keychains come to your rescue. Made of heavy-duty pewter, they’ll stand the test of all the use they’ll get because of their daily usage. There’s just one keychain of each quote, so if you like one, get it soon! They even come in their own decorated gift box.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Home Decor

Elegant Holiday choices for home decor include this trio of glass candle shields
A trio of candle shields

Simply elegant trio of fused glass candle sconces add ambience to your dark, dreary evenings and holiday festivities. Made in Bellingham by Heidi VanderWerff, each set of three sells for $39. There is only one set for each color, so if you like this, don’t hesitate to order yours today.  Each set includes one each that is 5″, 6.5″ and 8″ tall.Our newest arrivals can be found on our facebook page, so stay tuned!Next week, keep an eye out for our Elegant Jewelry choices!

Wedding Gifts To Cherish

MaJe customers resist buying wedding gifts from the bridal registry.  Why? Because it’s too boring and meaningless.  MaJe customers want their gifts to be remembered and cherished for many years to come.

Enjoy our specially curated selection of wedding gifts for the coming onslaught of summer weddings.

Wedding Gifts like this fused glass tray and bowl
Fused glass tray and bowl

Made in Renton by Covey Designs, this fused glass tray and coordinating “leaf” bowl are a perfect example of a unique, functional art gift. The tray measures 11″ x 9.5″. The bowl is 7″ x 4″ and 1.5″ deep – perfect for a dip for whatever’s on the tray.

Wedding Gifts like this fused glass wall vase with copper
Tassled Vase of fused glass with copper

A particularly stunning piece to help decorate the home of the newlyweds is this wall vase. Made in Mill Creek by Charlton Glassworks, the ancient technique of fusing copper between two pieces of glass is what creates the colors and textures. It can hold water and real flowers if you wish, or a simple dried flower arrangement such as is shown here.

Wedding Gifts like this 10" mosaic mirror
10″ mosaic mirror

This gorgeous mosaic mirror was made in Seattle by Angie Heinrich. Angie studied mosaic making with masters in Italy and Spain. She says the biggest lesson she learned from them was craftsmanship.  You’ll notice the excellent finish work on each of Angie’s mirrors – a testament to her lessons learned. Angie’s mirrors come in a wide range of colors and styles. The particular one shown here uses colors present in a wide array of Northwest home decor.

Wedding Gifts like this space needle candle shield
Space Needle Candle Shield

A lower-priced gift that would be both fun as well as cherished is this fused glass candle shield featuring our beloved Space Needle. A combination of translucent and dichroic glass makes this a compelling art piece that has personality both day and night. Made in Kirkland by Celeste Stuhring, this is another wedding gift to cherish.

Wedding Gifts that are fun to use, like this salad set
Beaded Salad Sets – fun and functional

One of our very most popular wedding gifts are these beaded salad sets. Fun and functional, this is a perfect gift because it’s something unique and special that people really enjoy using, but rarely buy for themselves.  Beaded in Seattle by Chantal Trandafir on high quality stainless steel.

Wedding Gifts like this matching pair of wine glasses
A matching pair of wine glasses for the new couple

For a low cost but effective gift, a pair of stemless wine glasses with heart charms is just perfect.  At $15.95 each, this is both fun and light-hearted.  The glass charms are made or opaque and dichroic glass for a bit of sparkle. Many choices of hearts available in store.  Can’t come in? Let me know and I’ll email you pictures of the current selection.

These excellent ideas are awesome for wedding gifts to cherish. And of course, many more ideas can be found in-store as well, so stop by and check it out!

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Five Tips For Holiday Decor

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun, especially when you have beautiful things to put out and enjoy.  Our artisans have been hard at work creating lovely things.  Here are five ideas.

Glass decorations for the holidays

Two different artists are at work here, both working in glass. A self-standing snowman couple enjoy looking at the gifts beneath their tree on this lovely fused glass art work by Bellingham’s Heidi VanderWerff.  Just $79.95.  Three art glass trees in varying sizes are made of clear glass, with edges smoothed out both for safety and it also creates a frosted effect.  Nice and sturdy, these actually come in 5 sizes – $18 – $68.

Fused glass holly tray by Linda Covey

Place your Christmas cookies or cheese and crackers on this lovely fused glass tray by Renton’s Linda Covey.  13″ x 8″ and $60.

Fused glass snowman plate

And how about this one?  Adorable or what?  Sparkly fused glass with a bow-tied and top-hatted snowman in the center.  Another perfect dish for cookies or candies, or simply to adorn the coffee table.  Made in Kirkland by Celeste, this one is $32.

Glass and aluminum tree trio

I’m hearing from several customers that they are giving up putting up a real tree now that the kids have moved on.  Instead, they’re getting this fused glass votive tree trio.  Fused glass adorns an aluminum frame, behind which you can find a “shelf” for a votive candle.  The aluminum is open in the back, so when the candle is lit, it glows through the glass is a very charming manner.  Sold separately, these are $18.50, $21.50 and $23.50 respectively.

Group of glass trees

Another choice made by some in lieu of a Christmas tree is this lovely, simple trio.  This features a stack of fused glass in gradually diminishing sizes.  These are nice and sturdy and have rubber feet so as not to mar your table top.  Elegant!  $18 – $68 (5 sizes available in all).

So stop on by and get adorned for the holidays by MaJe artisans!

See you soon!