Thanks A Latte!

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 Saturday, November 26th is Shop Small Saturday and we have a special treat from Noon until 4 pm for you.thanks-a-latte-1

 We will be giving away a free custom coffee or hot chocolate

with purchase as a huge “Thank You!” for all of your support!

Yep!!! lattes , mochas, hot chocolate…… whatever you want!

Provided by Mocha Motion Mobile Espresso
One free drink with a purchase of $10 or more.
All drinks available for $2 from noon – 4 pm.
Cold cooler beverages included in GWP offer.

AND AND AND…………rifle-shop-small

The GWP (gift with purchase) from 10 am – noon, while supplies last will be this SUPER CUTE Rifle Paper Co. canvas tote bags. Designed just for Shop Small Saturday.

 

It’s going to be a really fun day!  We’re rollin out Christmas in

Historic Downtown Snohomish.  Come join us!

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Remember we have limited parking in the rear of the store. There is more public parking just west of the visitors center.

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Please have a safe and fantastic Thanksgiving.

See you soon!

Jay & Timi Bottorff

Store hours
Sunday – Monday 11 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Questions:  360-217-7557  or Info@bottorffs.com

 

Don’t Miss The fun

The holidays are fast approaching and there are so many things happening in Historic Downtown Snohomish

Let me give you the holiday happenings rundown………….

Wednesday November 23rd

Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust will be closing at 3pm

Why you ask? Because turkey is my thing!

I have to get home to make sure my eatin pants are pressed and ready to go! timi-thanksgiving

On Friday November 25th  Bottorff’s will open at 10 am.

Get your holiday shopping underway with less stress, less crowds, and just more fun!

Click here to find out what’s happening throughout Historic Downtown Snohomish for the holidays.

Saturday November 26th

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Saturday November 26th is #smallBizSat across the nation.

Get out and show your support to all the small businesses in your neighborhood.  By shopping small in your neighborhood you contribute directly to your community and keep the downtown area vibrant.

Learn more about the #shopsmall movement here.

Bottorff’s will  have hot cider, extra people to help you, some freebies and lots of new items brought in just for this day. Don’t miss out, it’s a fun day!

PARKING…… Bottorff’s has limited parking behind the store. There is more parking just west of the visitors center which usually is available and just a short walk to Bottorff’s .

December 3rd Sippin & Shoppin

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The holiday wine walk! Get your tickets here!

We will be open until 8pm and sampling Sweet Cheeks Winery Wines , no ticket required when tasting with us. We’ll have a few wine walk store specials available only during wine walk hours

4 pm – 8 pm

December 10 Holiday Charm Walk

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Get your tickets here

This hands down is one of the best events of the holiday season! Purchase a ticket, and go from store to store collecting charms to built a charm bracelet. Tickets are limited so DO NOT wait to purchase.

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There are so many more great events happening in Historic Downtown Snohomish this holiday season. Please visit the website to get information on all the happenings.

Happy Holidays!!

We’ll see you soon

Jay & Timi Bottorff

Store Hours

Sunday – Monday  11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm

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Starting January 1, 2017 – February 19, 2017 ONLY

  Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust will be closed on Monday and Tuesdays

Open regular hours Wednesday – Sunday

We’ll return to regular hours on February 20, 2017

 

Holiday Open House

It’s time!

In just a few weeks, Bottorff’s Ruffles and Rust along with all the other great stores in Historic Downtown Snohomish, will usher in the holidays.

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On Ocotober 31st – November 2nd

Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust will be closed so we can prepare for your arrival.

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Then at 10 am on Thursday November 3rd we’ll open our doors prepared for the holidays!

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Guess what else?  This is very exciting………….

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Many of your favorite stores will also be decorated and ready for your arrival.

We’ll all be open from 10 am – 8 pm

Shop early for the best selection

and as always

Thank you for shopping local!

See you soon!

Shocking

With the shocking news of Brad and Angelina breaking up (not really, it lasted 11 years longer than I thought), Hillary & Donald are still our candidates, and its now officially fall, I figured… WHAT THE HELL!  Let me shock you with a blog post!

What’s been going on down at the Ole’ Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust?

Well it was a busy summer! Thank you everyone from near and far who stopped in to see us!  We appreciate your business and continued support.  fall-2016-5Brenda, Debbie, Laura, Jay and I completely rearranged the store. The windows have had a make over and we started getting the store ready.

Ready for what you ask?  I can’t say it yet.  Not out loud, it’s too soon.

You know, the C word, it happens in December.

I haven’t even put my dang sandals away yet. I can’t talk about it yetfall-2016-2So many great new things have arrived.

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I’m so excited!

Right now for the first time in my Shopkeeper life I can honestly say Myself , Jay, Debbie, and John and Brenda use everything that is in the store. We’ve used it, cooked it, ate it, drank it, read it, worn it, and went back for more!  fall-2016-4 fall-2016-3 I took some time this summer and got out of the store to search for some great handmade items. If it was local……… EVEN BETTER!

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I’ve expanded our men’s area! Don’t fret, I didn’t forget the ladies. I’ve been  adding some great handmade items as I find them.fall-2016I know, I wasn’t going to talk about it, but I have to give you a little heads up on what’s coming up in November so you can put it on your calendar.

October 31 and November 1 Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust will be closed in order to get ready for our big holiday open house. 

RSVP Open House November 2 2016 3pm – 8pm

RSVP by emailing me Timi@bottorffs.com for that event.

You have to RSVP to be on the list for our private party. Guests ok, as long as their name is on the RSVP also.

Can’t make the RSVP event………………….

November 3,2016

Historic Downtown Snohomish Holiday Open House

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Come on down the following day Thursday  and enjoy late shopping with all your favorite stores.

Get these dates on your calendar! Call your shopping buddies and get ready for the holidays in Historic Downtown Snohomish!

Thanks for shopping small and local!

 

I’m addicted!

I have to confess, it’s time. I can’t go on anymore with the burden of my secret.

They say once you say the problem out loud it’s the first step in recovery.

Or it could be seen as notifying others that you have a problem, now it’s their choice if they want to deal with you and your problems!

I Digress…………

I’m addicted to Airbnb and VRBO!!

For those of you who don’t know what either of those are, let me just give you a brief overview.

It’s the greatest thing since Pinterest!!!!!!

These 2 websites  allow you go anywhere in the world and rent a house or room from a private party.  ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!!

You can spend hours looking for the ideal place to stay anywhere in the world, daydream of living in far off lands, see what crazy things people rent, OR you can just look at people’s home décor ideas. Which I admit I do a lot of.

Last year I rented my first rental on a trip to Las Vegas.

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It was so nice!  I needed two bedrooms and two bathrooms. What I got with my rental was two apartments next to each other with an ajoining door. IT WAS AWESOME!!! Best of all, it was quiet. Not your usual noisy hotel. I swear every time I stay in a hotel the people in the room next to me are having crazy freaky sex or the person above me wears cement slippers and paces the floor all night.

I had such a great experience that first time that I was hooked!  In January this year I rented a house in Atlanta. DING DING!!  WINNER WINNER!!!

Best thing we ever did for our annual week long trip.

cabin 1You can read about that trip here

In April, Jay and I decided we needed a little time-out. It was also time to get some sun on our pasty white Pacific Northwest bodies, so we rented a house in Las Vegas with a pool. OH MY! It was so awesome!

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I picked this house just because of those two chaise lounges by the pool! I could totally see myself parking my ass right there for 4 days in the sun!

If you haven’t tried these sights because they seems a little scary, don’t let it scare you!

Here is what I love about Airbnb or VRBO :

You aren’t a tourist whereever you chose to stay. You end up living in that area while you are visiting. Getting to know the local hang outs, supporting small businesses, and getting out of the tourist hustle and bustle. Now don’t get me wrong, I like being a tourist too, but sometimes you want to just get away from the overpricing, the crowds, and the fast pace of all that business. Isn’t that why you get away?

I can’t seem to get my travel wardrobe capsule down to perfection. I still overpack most of the time. Staying in a house or an apartment allows me to just take a few things and I can do a load of wash while there. I love that!  My suitcase isn’t heavy (I’m lazy ! I hate carrying heavy stuff through the airport) and it leaves more room for shopping!

 Having a kitchen is really nice. I’m not a breakfast or coffee person but all my travel companions are. They are healthy breakfast people which means a “free” guest breakfast isn’t really going to work.

Me, I like to enjoy a little cocktail with appetizers in my eatin pants in the afternoon!

We go to the grocery,  get breakfast, snacks, coffee, wine, maybe some vodka, and BAM!  All the conveniences of home! It’s nice sometimes to not go out to restaurants for all meals when traveling. Especially if you are going to be gone more than a few days. I like to find the local fancy grocery that has a deli with salad bar or heat and serve dishes.

AND unlike a hotel room……your not washing your underwear in a sink that you also have to use for brushing teeth, making coffee or mixing drinks.

It’s also nice to be able to spread out and have a little space, along with your peace and quite.

Here are my tips for using Airbnb or VRBO and my other frequent traveler friends who use Airbnb and VRBO regularly.

  1. Know what you are looking for. Do you want the whole house or is renting a room ok? Do you need to get around easy without a car or is there some place to park a car? Do you need to take a pet? How many people are going to be staying in the rental. How many beds do you need? Can you all share a bathroom or do you need more than one? How easy is it to get to your destination from your rental? These are the kind of things you need to know so you can start searching for the perfect rental.
  2. I only rent places that the owner doesn’t live in. I find it uncomfortable and imposing to stay at friend’s and family’s homes. I know it’s weird, but it’s just one of my many annoying quirks. So staying in a strangers home isn’t going to make that quirk any better.  You can pretty much tell by looking at the photos if someone lives at the house or not. Sometimes they tell you in the information about the rental.
  3. Study the photos provided for you, look through all of them. See if the description matches the pictures. READ and study the reviews. Sometimes this is just as entertaining as a good book.
  4. Ask questions. If your questions can’t be answered in the information on the rental page ASK questions of the property owner. If the property owner doesn’t get back to you in a timely manner (within 24 hours) than you might want to think twice.  It’s been my experience if it takes too long for questions to get answered than all communication is going to be hard and if you have any problems or questions while renting you won’t get a hold of them.  FIRST IMPRESSIONS!

I found this great blog post by A Passport Affair about choosing the right Airbnb for yourself. It’s a good read! It will make you want to travel abroad.

Next up ……….I’m planning a little road trip with my 14 year old niece and her friend. Destination unknown but you can bet we are staying in an Airbnb or VRBO rental!

These are links to all the rentals we’ve stayed in that I recommend.

Las Vegas Grandview Resort

Atlanta Historic Cabin

Awesome House With Pool

Go book a trip and have some fun!!!!

Summer is here!!!

Summer is here!

Graduations, end of school year parties, out of town visitors, weddings, babies, road trips, family reunions………. Let the summer fun begin!

This Saturday July 11th at 5:00 pm is the kick off of Wine Walk season in Historic Downtown Snohomish.  If you have never been, it’s a great evening out.

The second Saturday of every month until September. 5 pm – 8 pm No tickets are sold at the door the evening of the event.

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Here’s how it works.  Purchase a ticket from the Historic Downtown Snohomish website, check in at the check-in spot (information given when you get your tickets), then simply stroll from store to store shopping and tasting some great local wines.  Lots of businesses that aren’t hosting a winery will be open late for your strolling pleasure.

Now here’s a little insider info……..

Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust will not only be open late, but we’ll be sampling

Sweet Cheeks Winery wines

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AND ….AND……….. you DO NOT need a ticket to sample with us!

In addition to sampling Sweet Cheeks Wine during wine walk we’ll also have our friend Laurel in the house!

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She will be here with an excessive amount of handbags, wallets, scarves and other accessories from Designer Anna Nova. She’s going to be doing some crazy markdowns that will never been seen again on Anna Nova products anywhere.

One night only! WINE AND A SAMPLE SALE!

Seriously!

That’s a good night!

Don’t forget to stop by to see what’s new at Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust.

We change it up all the time!

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Dad’s and Grads this month!

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To find out what’s happening all summer in Historic Downtown Snohomish by visiting their website.

See you soon!

Let’s Get Sauced & Rubbed! Or is it Rubbed & Sauced?

Memorial Day Weekend officially kicks off grilling season and it’s time to get sauced and rubbed!

I don’t know about you but I love just about anything BBQ’d!

I’ll pass on the rattlesnake, squirrel and opossum but I’m totally down with just about anything else.

GrillingThis month Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust has stocked up on all kinds of sauces, rubs and grilling cookbooks.  I may have gone just a little overboard.  I love it so much that I  couldn’t decide when I was taste testing and reading books so I got them all.

Here are a couple of my new favorites;

Spiceologist rubs and seasonings, If you haven’t tried these… you must!  A little company in Spokane Washington (we love Heather one of the founders who you also might now as Farmgirl Gourmet) is producing the most amazing blends.

Check out this video

Yeah that one got my attention too!

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The other thing I love about Spiceologist besides they are a local Washington business is the recipes! Whatever product you purchase they have multiple recipes for that item. 

The only limit with this product is your imagination!

I read some great Grilling Tips From Garden & Gun Magazine  today.

Click here to check those out!

And our newest addition to the Bottorff’s YUM list is

Sober Dough Bread Mixes.

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There is so much to talk about with this product that you’ll just have to come see me.  It’s not “just” beer bread! Just sayin!

Not a beer fan, not a problem! All these bread mixes are excellent with all kinds of carbonated beverage. 

Again………..only limited by your imagination.

Now, since you’ve read all the way to the bottom of the page and I always like to reward readers (remember skimmers get screwed!) with a little reward.

If you stop in on Saturday 5/28 or Sunday 5/29 and say ” let’s talk BBQ”

Debbie and I will give you 50% off any BBQ Cookbook with the purchase of any sauce, rub, or bread mix.

Also please take a moment this weekend to remember the real reason for Memorial Day and be thankful for our freedoms.

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We hope you have a fabulous  and safe weekend with friends and family.

Timi & Jay Bottorff

Happy Easter

All of us at Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter.

Easter closedWe’ll be closed on Sunday but open again on Monday March 28th regular hours

Monday 11 am – 5pm.

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5pm

Saturday March 26th is the annual Historic Downtown Easter Parade.

Parade starts at 11 am until about 12:30 watch for street closures.

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Have a fabulous weekend!!!

It’s March and……………

It’s March, the daffodils are blooming

AND

Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust is  open 7 days a week again!

back open daffodilsSoon Easter baskets will need to be filled, brides showered with gifts, graduates will be going off in to the world, teachers will need to be thanked and Mom’s  & Dad’s will need to be appreciated a little more.

Click on photo below to see my amateur store video. It’s not great but you’ll get to see a little of our spring makeover.

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You should plan a trip to Historic Downtown Snohomish soon to see what’s new.
Bottorff’s along with many of the other shops in town are all stocked with spring merchandise. New restaurants, breweries and wineries have opened too.

 AND

happening Saturday March 12th
The Spring Market at Swans Trail.
Find more information on their Facebook Page

Vintage market 2016

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This is a must attend event!.

You’ll find many of your favorite vintage vendors at this vintage market.

See you soon!