There are no words….

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.”  – George Elliston

There are no words….

Well maybe a few! I couldn’t achieve a wordless post if my life depended on it. There is far too much to say.

First and foremost, a huge shout out, to everyone involved, for a fabulous “Yellow Brick House” Fundraiser!

Team JBD

  • Thank you to the community of Markham, for attending and sharing your enthusiasm and generously donating to help design the new Markham shelter for battered women and children.

Silhouette Citizen Watch - Ann & Kevin Kaye Citizen watch

Back to School Basket - Courtney Thorne

Mary Kay Cosmetics gift bag- Bev Krueger

Heavenly Sweets -Heli Vogrin

Simmons Canada-Queen bed ensemble -Melody Snow for Paul Bognar

Port Style-Kitchen gadget -Monty Grunebaum

Chefjono- Catered dinner for two -Jonathon McDonough

Baskits-Basket -Jill Ciavarella

Corwin Distributing- grocery basket -Peter Scopel

Antique Hardware- Door lock set -Joe Shearer

Northland Art Company- group of seven print

Backstage hairCut wash and blow dry

Prosource-5 designer mats

Markham at the movies - Jean Stewart- two 6 month movie subscriptions

Royal Doulton,  Markville Mall- Figurine (Donna G. you rockJ)

Hillfield East Design -Lyndsay Jenkinson- hand made silver bangles

Bath Collection basket - Judy Norris

Jennifer Brouwer Design- Coffee table book, travel basket, picnic basket, yellow table accessories

So thankful for our sponsor Yellow Tail!

Just a little thank you for those who came!

A lovely piece for our silent auction

Gorgeous Bangles! Huge hit!

Filled with goodies just for you!

Thank you friends, family and extended family (AKA my staff and their amazing families, and friends) YOU helped, we loved, we laughed, and we danced!

Thank you sponsors and vendors, you continue to “Rock my World” with your generosity!

Prosource flooring

Paint a lifestyle

Hunter Douglas

Vangogh furniture and design

Gresham house

Korhani rugs

Antex design

Home draperies
Mel carpets

Au Lit fine linens

Union lighting and furnishings


Décor Mentor

Fab sponsorship decor!

Thanks you to everyone who attended our event!!!

Your participation in the raffles, your silent auction bids, and your cash donations were most generous and nothing short of incredible.

Here are few highlights from the evening as captured by our cherished resident photographer Anita Woo from Anita Woo Photography.

Our community needs a shelter

The Venue

Just a peek at all the amazing silent auction donations!

Good friends! Thanks for coming Lisa!

A lil music to inspire! Thanks Paul!

Nana and Papa! Thanks for your love and support!

Gotta love celebrating with good friends and great food!

Momma Ciavarella and friends!

And the winner is….

Nothing like feeling family love! xoxo

Shannon and Papa sporting the yellow, being the first on the dance floor!

Thanks Cathie for supporting JBD and YBH! Your a rockstar!

Even the young men sought the need to support a great cause! Thanks boys!

The amazing JBD team!! Thanks xoxo

Christin Twitchin, Una Johnstone, Liette VanNiekerk, Jennifer Brouwer

Thanks again everybody, hopefully you can pass this post on to others that may want to help this fantastic cause!

Our fundraising efforts are not over quite yet!

Fittingly enough tomorrow’s post is 12 reasons design impacts you and the way you live in your home.

Hope you will join us there

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  1. so good to see Liette again :) give her my best. and congratulations on such a great, inspiring event.

  2. Jerry says:

    Yo, that’s what’s up trutfhully.