About Butterfly Lady Designs

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Hi, I'm Alison Bradley, the founder of Butterfly Lady Designs, LLC. Originally from Arizona, I moved to Washington in 2009.   My husband and I live in Monroe with our two daughters and two dog. 

Okay now that I'm done with the PR version, I can tell you that I am a smart ass, I love to laugh, first to volunteer to help and I love bright vibrant colors.

 

In 2015, while visiting with my in laws in Wyoming, I joined my mother in law on a trip to pick up a piece of furniture she had purchased at an antique store in Laramie.  While she completed her purchase, I browsed the store until I stumbled upon a pair of garden gates that I knew I had to have.  When my husband saw what I had bought he asked "What are you going to do with those?"  To be honest, I had no idea, but I knew I had to have them.  I stumbled down the rabbit hole known as Pintrest and found the community of up-cyclers and furniture painters and I knew I was meant to do this.  By the next spring I was selling my furniture pieces in local stores and learning about vintage items to supplement my stores.   And the rest, as they say, was history.

That garden gate is now hung above our bed where we added fences to make it long enough to span our king size bed and two night stands.

How It All Got Started...

What's In A Name?

The name Butterfly Lady Designs has a double meaning for  me.   My first connections to butterflies is through my maternal grandmother.    Grandma Betty had butterflies throughout her house and loved symmetry  and beautiful designs in the wings.    When I was searching for a name for my company I kept coming back to the idea of restoration or transformation, finally it hit me that this animal that I've always resonated with is the perfect symbol of transformation.   When I work with old furniture I take what is there and transform it into a new items to be loved again.  I also create several other lines of handmade products, such as bath & body, jewelry and laser cut wood items.

PHYSICAL LOCATIONS

Black Barrel Vintage Co.

112 W. Main Street

Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 243-8816

My Eclectic Home

916 1st Street

Snohomish, WA 98290

(425) 273-0812

Christmas at the Farm

Seasonally at Dairyland

12125 Treosti Road

Snohomish, WA 98290