Posts Tagged ‘Connie Porcher’

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!




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”.


September 13, 2010 - 11:35 am No Comments

Wow, I can’t believe we’re almost half way through September already! Ghoultide Gathering is just around the corner, will you be there? Connie and I will be.  I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful Folk Art and Artists!

Autumn Feather Tree

Speaking of Halloween, guess who is this month’s  “Surprise Guest Artist” for Spookytime Jingles!  I am so honored to be featured along side of so many talented artists.  If you have never seen their work, please check it out, you will truly be amazed.  Of course, I want you to check out my items too!  There are several Halloween themed trees listed, along with the Autumn colored tree pictured.  Because there is no way to anticipate what size and color combination that everyone will want, I only have a “sampling” of combinations listed.  I can custome make a tree specificly for you, just let me know what you need!  Don’t forget about Christmas Trees!  And yes, you can find decorations for Halloween and Christmas on my website


August 9, 2010 - 6:05 pm No Comments

Where has the summer gone?  Actually, the temperatures here are VERY summer like, but the time is flying by!  It’s hard to sit outside and enjoy nature when the heat and humidity so high, even in the evening.  How is your summer going?

Halloween is just around the corner and then Christmas…… I have SOOOOO much to do!  For those of you who are really in to Halloween, make sure you check out the 4th annual Ghoultide Gathering October 2nd in Michigan.  It features a lot of great folk artists of all styles, from traditional, to “way out there” and everything in between!  I was so amazed by the imagination to everyone when I went to my first one last year.  My sister, Connie Porcher, has featured many of these talented artists in Celebrate 365Hope to see you there!!

Art by Amy

May 9, 2010 - 9:08 pm No Comments

Hello Everyone!  It has been a busy month or so for us, I can’t believe I haven’t been able to find time to work in my gardens.  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying all the flowers that are in bloom. 

My sister, Connie, and I were recently at the National Halloween Convention.  Since she and I both have stores on-line, we decided to pack up some of our items and put together a booth at the show.  Wow….. we had no clue what we were getting into!  Our first suprise was seeing how much stuff we actually have, we couldn’t get it all in the van!   After sorting through everything and leaving a lot of items behind, we finally got on the road about six hours later, we got to our hotel around 1:00am.  After a few hours of sleep, it was time to head to unload and set up.  Wow again!  Who know it could take so long to unpack and decorate a small booth?  We had feather trees, ornaments, jewelry and some other items.  There was a nice selection of both John Wind and Art by Amy, in addition to some of our own designs.  I could go on, but I think you get the idea.  It was a great experience, and I know we learned a lot about how to make things easier for us for the next time.  It was also great to meet everyone from Spookytime Jingles

For those of you who have not experienced “Art by Amy”, I found this video, Amy talks about her jewelry, that will give you a little insight to the artist and her art.  Make sure to check it out!