Posts Tagged ‘Ghoultide Gathering’

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!



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!

Ghoultide Gathering

October 2, 2010 - 9:38 pm No Comments

Wow, what a great weekend so far!  Connie, Brenna and I had a blast at the 4th Annual Ghoultide Gathering in Northville, Michigan.  For those of you who don’t know, Connie is my sister and the publisher of “Celebrate 365″.  Brenna is my daughter, and recently graduated with a Masters Degree from Western Michigan.  It was wonderful to see everyone again, and also see their new creations.  I am in awe of all of the talent here and feel privilegedto be able to “rub elbows” with them…… maybe some of their talent will rub off on me!  Where do all of the ideas come from?! 

Tomorrow we are heading to Birmingham, Michigan for a Patricia Breen Event!


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!!