Posts Tagged ‘artist’

Where Has the Summer Gone?

August 11, 2011 - 5:12 pm No Comments

Can you believe it’s August already?  How did that happen?

This is the first year that I don’t have to shop for school supplies or clothes, I’m not sure how I feel about that.  Of course  I’m glad that I don’t have to spend all that money, but my babies are all grown up.  It’s going to be strange seeing the the buses and kids out and about and not be a part of it.  Before you know it, it will be Fall and the leaves will be changing.  With Fall comes football!  I like college the best, but watch NFL if the right teams are playing.  Yes, I live in Ohio.  No, I’m not a Buckeye fan.  With all that has happened to OSU this year, I wonder how they’ll do this year.  Who will be the best team in the Big 10?  I think Nebraska might have a shot.  How weird is it that Nebraska is now a part of the Big 10 now?  Since Michigan hasn’t been doing very well for a while, I might have to root for Nebraska.  

Another thing that happens in the Fall is my new favorite holiday…..Halloween!  Halloween was always fun when I was growing up, but I never really got in to it as an adult.  That all changed the first time I went to Ghoultide with my sister!

 

 

My sister, Connie Porcher, publishes the magazine Celebrate 365.  She features a lot of the folk-artists, like Nicol Sayre, Lori Rudolph and Scott Smith, and goes there to take pictures and discover what new artist.  Last year we had a booth in the “General Store” where she sold copies of her Halloween edition of the magazine, past and present.  We’ll be selling magazines again this year, but in a different location.  Because Ghoultide Gathering has become so popular, it has become a two day event!  It is in Northville, Michigan September 30 and October 1.  I hope to see you there!

 

You will find a large selection of Halloween items in my store, including jewelry by John Wind, K&K, Debbee Thibault and Art by Amy.  I will have some folk art and decorations arriving soon from Nicol Sayre, Elaine Roesle and others, so check back often!

 

 

-

April 14, 2011 - 10:43 pm No Comments

My website is growing so quickly!  A lot of the items that I ordered in January at AmericasMart Atlanta have arrived and are up for sale now.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I now have licensed pieces by Folk Artists Nicol Sayre, Sharon Andrews and Heather Myers. These are perfect for Spring and Easter, and are currently 15% off my already low prices by using the code  BUNNY during check out. I will soon be adding a couple of Patriotic designs and, eventually, designs for Halloween.  And don’t forget about Elaine Roesle and her Snow Children and St Nicholas. She’s a wonderful artist and person-  and only lives about 10 minutes away from me!

 

The jewelry section has exploded!  In addition to the new designs by Art by Amy, my collect of John Wind Maximal Art has doubled and also includes designs in silverHe has a new Country Living collection as well.  There are currently 3 designs from that line available in my store and a few more that can be pre-ordered.  I can’t wait to get the rest of the pieces in stock, they are really awesome! Also new this year is jewelry from Debbee Thibault.  She has been creating wonderful Folk Art since 1985, and I am lucky to be able to offer some of her jewelry. There will soon be some special pieces added, so keep watching for them.

 

Another unique line is Lola Rae by Michele Muska.  Michele uses ribbon and cloth to create pincushion jewelry.  You will find necklaces, bracelets and brooches that are sure to get you noticed.  Still on order from the show in Atlanta is a new line from K&K.  I will post a few photo to their page in the store so you can get a feel for what will be offered.  A couple of the items will be perfect for Halloween.

The Easter Feather Tree that I was sharing with you is now complete and on it’s way to Utah.  You can see a picture of it on the front page of my store.  After getting the rest of the items added, and getting some work done in the yard, I will be starting on an order for a fall-colored Feather Tree.  Also, I am planning to have a booth at the Farmers Market in Piqua starting at the end of May.   I think I’d better get working on some things for that too.   I hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring.  Thanks for stopping by!

Easter Folk Art is here!

February 23, 2011 - 3:31 pm No Comments

Introducing Easter designs by Nicol Sayre, Heather Myers and Sharon Andrews!

These are licensed reproductions of their original artwork and very affordable.  I love the work of these talented women, and was excited to discover these items while at AmericasMart Atlanta.  Choose a sweet figurine or vintage look egg ornament for yourself or a gift.  Priced between $5.99 and $12.99.  Take an additional 10% off  at check out using the code BUNNY.  Quantities are limited and the sale is only good through April 10, 2011, so order soon!

Baby it’s cold outside…..

January 24, 2011 - 2:56 pm 1 Comment

I know it’s winter, but does it really have to be this cold for this long?  It was even cold and icy when in was at AmericasMart Atlanta!  Looking at the forecast, it’s finally going to “warm up” for a few days.  The overnight temps are going to be above 20 degrees through Friday.  Yippee!!!!

Getting back to Atlanta, I will be gradually adding new items to my store.  In addition to the lines that I already carry, I will be adding an additional line of jewelry and introduce some Folk Art.  Some of the new items should arrive shortly, but others will not be here until spring (sigh).  One of the lines I will have the pleasure of carrying is by Folk Artists Nicol Sayre.  I have seen and admired her work at Ghoultide Gathering the last two years.

There are a lot of pieces that need get get photographed and listed, so bare with me and check in often!

Atlanta!

January 8, 2011 - 11:33 am 1 Comment

It’s almost time for AmericasMart Atlanta, and I can’t wait!!  So many treasures are waiting to be discovered, what will I come home with?  I am anxiously awaiting to see Art by Amy and John Wind, my two favorite jewelers….. just hope my wallet survives!  I have been drooling over the new John Wind Catalog and know that everything will look even prettier in person.  While I like their gold jewelry, I’ve always been more of a “silver” person, they have FABULOUS silver items now!!!  How will I choose?  Amy’s booth is always crowded with people discovering unique “design your own” items.  There are baskets and trunks of bobbles and framed art, along with a variety of necklaces and bracelets for them to be attached too.  The fun in when you bring all of these pieces to the counter and watch them transform in front of your eyes as Amy, or one of the other designers, assemble them for you!  I am always amazed at how they turn out.  If you have seen something online that you like, or have an idea of something, email me and I will be happy to get something made for you.  I would also like to know if there is a particular piece from the John Wind line that you would like me to order.  I’m pretty sure that I will be spending a lot of time in these two booths, but will have to pull myself away to check out some of the other vendors.

What about ornament?!  Who will have that ornament that I will just HAVE to have?  Christina’s World, JingleNog, Radko, Joy to the World, Thomas Glenn or one of the other great lines?  Who is YOUR favorite designer?  While I do not carry all of these lines, I love “helping” my sister, Connie Porcher, of Celebrate 365 select her ornaments!  I know I had fun last year.

If there is anything, or anyone, that you think I should do or see there, drop me a line.  If you will be there, stop by the Snow Children booth as Elaine Roesel lets us use that as our “home base”.