Blaine treasures at home show

Published on Thu, Mar 1, 2001 by Soren Velice

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Blaine treasures at home show

By Soren Velice

Imagine standing in front of a beach, with sandy cliffs in the distance and a weather beaten fence off to the side; birds flit about in the cloudy sky and just the sight of the water reminds you of the ocean air’s salty bite.

This is one of two scenes muralist Jill Nymeyer recreates in her booth at the 22nd annual Whatcom County Home Show this weekend at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. Nymeyer will showcase her decorative painting, including murals and faux finishes, in the booth. Her services are available at Bayside Treasures, her shop on Peace Portal Drive in Downtown Blaine.

“It’s a good form of advertising to get your name out there,” she says. “There’s a lot of people out there that want this kind of work and don’t know we’re there.”

Nymeyer also paints accents for homes and furnishings, and sells smaller items at her shop. One of her more visible pieces is the fishing harbor scene inside the Portal Cafe.

Nymeyer has been crafting murals and other decorative paintings for two years; she has operated Bayside Treasures for four years. She has also painted artistically for about eight years.

Nymeyer said she hopes the time she put into her booth will pay off when people see what she can do. “I’ll probably have 50 hours into just the display alone,” she said.

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