Summer Has Arrived!

Summer has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest!

The sun is finally coming out, flowers are blooming, the mud holes are finally drying up and that has everyone in the mood to make plans for some fun in the sun!

AND THAT is exactly what we have been doing!

Bottorff’s & Company has teamed up with Circle Creek Home for a special evening at Bertelsen Winery in Mount Vernon  with one of our very favorite musician friend

Imagine this if you will………………….

An August summer night, a beautiful winery, a lawn chair with a glass of wine, some yummy eats, sharing an evening with people you love, and

the sounds of Matt Brown

You diggin what I’m throwin down here?

Ok you get it!

Now how do you make it happen?

Right here! 

We have it all set up on Brown Paper Tickets for you to purchase tickets.

Enter Matt Brown Bertelsen in the search


You can stop by Bottorff’s and we will hook you up!

There are a limited number of tickets to this event so don’t hesitate.

Especially if you think you’re going to need multiple tickets.

Once it’s sold out, it’s sold out!

Here are the details

Bertelsen Winery right off I-5 at the Starbird Road Exit.

Bertelsen will have wine and beer for purchase.

No outside beverages please.

Food and soft drinks for purchase by

Bare Bones Bar B Q

Sushi by Chin

Simply Sweet Cupcakes

No outside food please

Free parking

Inside seating available with table and chairs on a first come basis.

Outside seating on the lawn. Please feel free to bring low back lawn chairs or blankets.

No pets of any kind allowed

Must be 21 years of age

We look forward to seeing your there!

Still have questions?


Check out Matt Brown to learn more about Matt

Want to share this event ? Go to our Facebook event to share with friends

Add Matt Brown music to your Spotify

Let’s Write A Note

When was the last time you took the time to sit down and write a note?

NOT EMAIL! You actually picked out a card or some stationary you love, found your favorite pen and sat down to pen a note to someone you care about or haven’t talked to for a long time?

It seems so simple but yet we don’t do it. We don’t take the time to write a note anymore. If it’s not the time factor, sometimes we just don’t know what to say or even how to start.

Writing more notes, letters, and Thank You cards has been on my New Years resolution list every year for about 10 years now. I never do it!

I have two friends who every once in a while send me a little handwritten note (Darla and Suzy) and it’s always the highlight of my day when I see that envelope in my mailbox with their handwriting.  My Mom is so good about sending cards too. Mom has everyone’s birthday, anniversary and special dates written down in her little address book that she’s had for years. She knows when the cards and notes need to be sent and the addresses are all right there. She’s not digging through past Christmas cards looking for addresses.

As I was standing in the kitchen at my Mom’s house one day drying dishes, I noticed that address book and thought “I suck! I don’t even own an address book! I need to make some changes!”

I was telling my friend Suzanne about this AH-HA moment I had and she said

“Let me introduce you to The Letter Farmer!”

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The Letter Farmer believes (and I totally agree with her) ………..
Sharing the narrative of our life through pen and paper as they meet and the nuances of our handwriting, paper selection and an envelope is addressed, stamped and mailed is priceless and timeless. Letters can be reread over and over, giving us the opportunity to have voices of our past speak again. Holding and touching something that someone who is either no longer with us or geographically far a way is a way that we can feel physical connection with that person.

Who is The Letter Farmer you ask?…………

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The Letter Farmer provides a convenient opportunity for people to enrich and deepen their connections through hand written letters. At a Letter Farmer event, you’ll choose from a curated selection of fine writing paper and greeting cards, select a writing instrument (maybe a glass dipping pen?), sit down with other letter writers and create your masterpiece. When you are ready, we’ll have stamps and a place to mail your post… all right here! We even have prompt cards to help you get started or to give you some inspiration to get the words flowing.

Come Write A Note

Join Rachel, The Letter Farmer at Bottorff’s on Thursday May 4th for an evening of writing. We’ll have tables set up for writing and lots of Mother’s Day, Thank You, Thinking of you, Sympathy, Father’s Day, Bridal cards or …… whatever you might need to sit down and pen a note!

Rachel will share some tips and offer information to help inspire you if you need it.  Write a special note for Mother’s Day.
Come sit, write, stamp and mail!

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Pictures from one of The Letter Farmer writing events.


AND…………. on this Thursday

The Snohomish Farmers Market Opens at 3pm! Come make a day of it!

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It’s glassybaby Night!

A reminder!


We’ve had such an overwhelming response for this event that we wanted to answer some of the frequently asked questions in order to help everyone have a great shopping experience.

All attendees must be 21 years of age.

We will be checking ID at the door. This is due to our liquor license.

No pets allowed for this event.

We will be closing the store at 3pm in order to get ready for the event, reopening our back entrance at 5pm.

Please use our back entrance for this evening.  It’s located off of D Ave. behind the building.  There is also a limited amount of parking in the back.

glassybaby will only be at Bottorff’s this evening.

When they’re gone they are gone!

A portion of all sales for the evening from both glassybaby and Bottorff’s will benefit Snohomish Education Foundation.

glassybaby will be handling all of their own sales.

In the event we get too crowded in the store, we may have to limit the amount of people entering the store at one time.

If you have any questions at all, please give us a call


We hope that you can join us for this very special event.

Thank you for your continued support!

Jay & Timi Bottorff

glassybaby is coming! glassybaby is coming!

I’m so excited!

glassybaby is coming to Bottorff’s for a spring pop-up market

Why? When? What’s this all about you ask?


Bottorff’s has teamed up with glassybaby,  Circle Creek Home, Simply Sweet Cupcakes, and Snohomish Pie Co. for an evening of shopping, sweet treats and fun, all to benefit Snohomish Education Foundation

How’s this pop-up market work?

Between the hours of 5 pm – 8pm on Wednesday April 26th,  glassybaby will be set up with lots to choose from. When you make a glassybaby purchase, 10% of that purchase goes to

Snohomish Education Foundation.



Bottorff’s and Circle Creek Home will be donating 10% of all sales too!

Snohomish Pie Co. and Simply Sweet Cupcakes will be providing some sweet treats for the evening.

Make plans to attend, it all benefits the kids!

Think about gifts for

Mom, graduation, wedding, teachers, wedding party, dad’s, baby, and

yes I’m going to say it………… holiday.
I know! You can kick me for saying it when you see me.

Check out Bottorff’s Pinterest board for some glassybaby ideas

Here’s some information that will help you have a great glassybaby pop-up market experience:

Bottorff’s will be closing at 3 pm on April 26th to get ready for the event.

Event starts at 5 pm until 8 pm

No RSVP required. Bring friends! It all benefits the kids

Must be 21 to attend

Please enter the event by using our rear entrance off of D Ave. located in our parking lot.

glassybaby will ONLY be available at Bottorff’s for this evening

Join our Facebook Event to invite friends.

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If you have any questions please contact us


call 360-217-7557

We hope to see you soon!


The weather was so beautiful today! I’m so ready for spring.  Aren’t you?

Just a reminder we are back open 7 days a week.



Store Hours

Sunday – Monday  11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday – Saturday  10 am – 5 pm

Spring 2017

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We didn’t totally screw around these last few months that we’ve been closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. We did get some things moved around, repaired and restocked.

You’ll have to come see what’s new.  New merchandise is arriving daily.

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See you soon!

Who Loves Coffee?



I’m soooooooooo soooooooooo excited to tell you about a little project myself and some coffee lovin friends have been working on.

Bottorff’s was approached by local coffee roaster Jeff Rousey of Rousey Roast House to come up with our very own blends to share with our coffee loving customers.

Of course we said yes!

What I soon discovered when meeting Jeff for the first time is that his enthusiasm is so contagious that even if you aren’t a coffee drinker you probably will be when he’s done sharing his love and knowledge of coffee.

 It was so fun and interesting that I talked Jeff in to coming to Bottorff’s to teach a class on the basics of a great cup of coffee.


If you love coffee, this is the evening for you!

Jeff from Rousey Roast House will be at Bottorff’s on Thursday evening

February 9th 

6pm – 8pm

He’ll be introducing you to our new coffee blends AND talking about how to use that fancy French press, pour over, or cold brew you got and haven’t used yet.

How much is this class you ask?

It’s FREE!

Ooooh and we’ll be tasting some coffee!

We have limited seating so please RSVP by February 8th.

(16 and older please)

You can RSVP by calling Bottorff’s




Come taste our new coffee blends, learn a little something new about coffee and have a good time.

Now on another note…………..

 We’ve been filling the store back up with some great stuff.  We have new items arriving daily and we’re super excited about all the products and events we have planned for 2017

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Bottofff’s goes back to open 7 days a week on February 19th.

Store hours after February 19th

Sunday – Monday  11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday- Saturday 10 am – 5pm

See you soon!

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2017!

I would like to thank everyone for a really fabulous 2016

The year was full of many changes for me and as I move forward in business I’ve got many more changes planned. I love change, it excites me and gets my creative mind working. I’ve been thinking, researching, and laying awake at night thinking about what the new year will bring.

Change is good!

With that said………………………….

Bottorff’s will be closing temporarily on Mondays & Tuesdays until February 19.

Being closed these days allows me to get reorganized, plan, shop, make repairs, and regroup after a busy year.  It’s only temporary! We’ll be back to 7 days a before ya know it!

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Looking forward to seeing you!


Thanks A Latte!


 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!


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



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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


On Ocotober 31st – November 2nd

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


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


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



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!