Vintage Garhering sale this weekend! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our Christmas Open House- The funnest "first"

In your first year of business, You have alot of "first's" some are a little more exciting than others. For example-Buying your First roll of toilet Paper for your store Bathroom, Not So Special, Buying Your First Stapler-BOOORING!, Having your first annual Christmas open house....Thats something to be excited for! So if you are interested In Having a fun time and being treated with hot cider and Delicious Christmas Treats while Finding gifts that your friends and family will LOVE, stop by Our shop November 11th-14th for our Fabulous collection of New and Vintage holiday decor - as well as other great finds that arrive daily! So make sure to save the date for the 11th-14th,10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We Hope To See You There! 12503 NE 72nd Ave Vancouver, WA 98682 at the NW nursery Outlet

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Have any sock monkey fans
in your family? We've got
you covered!

Cold? Come on down to the Olive Kat! we have a
Variety of Hats And headbands to Make you
Fabulous and warm!

Got any Bakers in your Family?
Vintage -inspired aprons will put smiles on their faces.

Hope to see you here!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bring on the blustery days

Fall is my favorite time of year.....Ok not all of it, mostly just the parts where it is brisk and windy with lots of leaves blowing around, and it's kind of dark outside , but not too dark. when it's slightly damp but not raining, a little chilly but not too cold. Sweater weather but not jacket or parka weather. Is that being too picky?
Things are looking very autumnal here around the nursery and the store with lots of red, orange, and yellow leaves on the trees and beautiful fall inspired decor inside the store. We would love to see you all, so drop in and say hello.
We have a few exciting things coming up in the next week or so, with the last outdoor "Vintage Gathering " flea market sale of the year, coming up this Saturday (sept. 25th) For details go to If you have not been to one of these sales yet, you really need to experience it. The collection of talented vendors is quite impressive and everyone is super friendly and there are amazing treasures to be found for very reasonable prices. The last sale in July was our busiest and most successful to date, and we hope to continue that trend even if the weather isn't quite as nice as last time :)
In addition to the flea market sale in Battle Ground, the Nursery (NW nursery outlet) is having a huge fall sale between sept. 24th and oct. 3rd with 20%-40% off of various shade and fruit trees along with japanese maples and dogwoods. Their prices are already fantastic so there will be some serious deals to be had. We are having a sale inside the store as well with everything in the store 10% off and selected seasonal and decor items up to 40% off.
One of my favorite songs is "we're going to be friends" by the white stripes (also done by jack johnson) It starts out like this.......
"Fall is here..., hear the yell
back to school....,ring the bell
brand new shoes..., walkin' blues
climb the fence..., books and pens
I can tell that we're going to be friends"
It always makes me think of this time of year. Hope to see you soon, friends..... matt and veronica

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quilt show at the store/nursery on Saturday!

Hello again! We can't wait for the Quilt show ,this weekend on Sat. July 10th from 10-4. The weather appears to be breaking perfectly for us, it should be a comfortable 83 and sunny. This show is being organized by the "Flying Geese Quilters", of Ridgefield WA and hosted by ourselves and the Northwest Nursery Outlet, where we are located, who have generously offered the use of the nursery property to display a huge number of amazing hand made quilts, along with several "quilt oriented" vendors.
This will be a rare opportunity to see this many quilts in one place, and have a chance to see all of the time, care and craftsmanship that goes into making these works of art and a chance to meet the people who have made them. I am inspired every time I see a handmade quilt after watching the process from start to finish with heirloom quilts made by my wife, sister, and mother.
It should be really fun , so I hope you can make it by at some point during the day and pop into the store to say hello while you are there!
If you have not been to the store yet we are at 12503 ne 72nd ave Vancouver WA 98682 If you are heading north on andresen from the home depot/costco area , just past where andresen becomes 72nd ave, look for the flashing yellow sign above the roadway for the fire station and we are right there on the right hand side

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Flea market time- Woot!-Woot!

We are sooooo excited for the first "vintage gathering" event of the year. This Saturday, May 8th from 8-4 we will be down at "beyond the garden gate" for a flea market- style event featuring ourselves and lots of other terrific vendors .
We had 4 events last year and they were all amazing and the weather cooperated with us at all of them so I'm expecting nothing else this weekend (fingers crossed:)
We have been gathering up treasures over the winter and are looking forward to bringing them out in the sun. We had a great time getting to know all of the other vendors last year and were humbled to be surrounded by that many amazingly talented people. If you love vintage and re-purposed furniture and unique items for your home, you won't want to miss it!
Our store will be open all weekend as well and we will be handing out discount coupons for people who want to go check it out after they leave the flea market, so if you haven't been there yet this will be a great time to do so.
The vintage gathering sale will be at 17414 ne 199th st Battle Ground WA 98604. It is at the far east end of 199th right before the "S" turn. You can find more info at Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Has anyone seen spring? (I think it got lost:)

What is the deal with this crazy weather?!
We are having fun down at the store , even with the rain, hail, snow, and wind that April has thrown at us.
I you haven't stopped by in a while , we have opened up a second large room full of fun stuff and expanded our hours for spring. We are open 10:00 am-5:00 pm Wed. through Sun. , and if the sun is shining we usually stick around until 6:00.
If you are gearing up for gardening once the weather cooperates , we have several potting benches (including kid sized!) along with containers and kids gardening tools and gloves. You could give the kids some tools and tell them its a new "Wii" gardening game and see how many weeds they pull before they figure it out. OK, maybe not :)
We are bringing fun new items into the store every day , so stop by and visit!
P.S. the first "Vintage Gathering" flea market sale of the year is just around the corner (more details to come soon) and we hope to see you there. Bye for now-Matt and Veronica

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Huge weekend

This should be a really fun weekend! There is so much going on , my head is spinning a little (more than it usually does:) We are having our Grand Opening celebration on Friday, Saturday and Sunday(Mar 12,13,14), and our friends at "Uncovered Ruby" and "Beyond the Garden Gate" (along with a few others) are having a progressive garden party event on Saturday(Mar13).
For our Grand Opening we will be opening up a second huge room full of goodies that we may or may not call "Olive Kat 2-Electric Boogaloo" (ok, probably not) We have several new lines of products that we have been waiting until the opening to unveil so if you have already stropped by in the last few weeks its worth coming in again to see all of the new treasures!
For this weekend there will be 10% off of everything and we we will be having daily door prize drawings so if you stop by , make sure you sign up on the e-mail list so you can be entered in the drawing.
Kurt has been busy building all kinds of furniture for us including lots of beautiful things for your garden, and we have a section full of things for kids too! We hope to see you this weekend!-matt and veronica

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grand Opening

Just a quick reminder, that there is only one more week until our grand opening weekend! fri, mar. 12th, sat. the 13th, and sun. the 14th. We have been bringing in new items every day and have several lines of new products that should be arriving any day and will be unveiled that weekend. (If the shipping fairies cooperate with us:)

We have been having a blast getting the store up and running and visiting with everyone who has stopped in to say hi. We are open wed. through sun. every week from 10-4, and the grand opening weekend we will stay open until 5.

There will be refreshments and daily door prize drawings during the grand opening and you will be able to get 10 % off of anything in the store that weekend including the new items. We hope you can all come by and check out the store at some point during that weekend. See you there!

P.S. Thanks to "andie's attic" for the lovely write-up and great pictures on her blog. You can link to it at the bottom of our blog.
see you soon-matt and veronica

Monday, February 8, 2010


Whew! We made it. After a loooong friday night we pulled everything together thanks to all the help from our family and friends, and had our first weekend at the store. It was awesome! Here are a few pics I took on saturday. We will be open 10-3 wed-sun so come on by and check it out. Thanks everybody! -matt and veronica

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ready or not! here we come :)


We will be officially open for business starting this weekend Sat. Feb 6 and Sun. Feb 7 from 10-3 at our new permanent location at 12503 ne 72nd ave Vancouver WA 98686. (inside NW nursery outlet)
We will be continuing to add new merchandise over the next couple of weeks and then we will have a grand opening event hopefully on a weekend when it's not pouring down rain.
Our hours moving forward will be Wed-Sun 10-3 until the weather warms up and then we will be extending them.
We would love for you to come by and say hello if you are out and about this weekend or making preparations for a superbowl party (We are right on the way to Costco from points north!)
Have a great day and hope to see you soon-Matt and Veronica

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Olive Kat -the store! Our new adventure..

We are excited to announce that we will be opening a small shop in Vancouver next month. We had so much fun during the "Vintage Gathering" event sales last year , we had been pondering making ourselves a permanent home somewhere , but were not sure of which direction we wanted to go.
A longtime friend told us he was looking to find someone to open up a store in a house on the property of their nursery business, and after we went to look at it,we fell in love and decided to go for it!
In addition to the vintage treasures and kitchenware we have offered in the past , we will have more home decor and furniture, as well as new gifts and "garden inspired" items including gift baskets and more!
It is nestled right in the middle of the Northwest Nursery Outlet, at 12503 ne 72nd ave . Vancouver WA 98686. We are surrounded by beautiful plants and trees and it is a very relaxing environment. We hope to gain inspiration from all of the colors as we watch the seasons change.
We will be making an announcement soon as to when we will be officially open for business and extending invitations to everyone to come join us at our grand opening.
a sincere thank you to all who have encouraged us along the way, and we hope you will come and visit us and share in our new adventure.....thanks and see you soon..Matt and Veronica
P. S. Check out all of the great things Northwest Nursery Outlet has to offer. They are very helpful, they have a great selection ,and their prices are fantastic! (Link to them at bottom of our blog)