Saturday, November 21, 2009

The one about the holiday open house and craft fair

It's finally here, the time of year when the spirit of the holidays does wonderful things.  It tends to make many of us think more about others and less about ourselves, it makes us want to nest and make our homes more homey, and it makes us celebrate and spend more time with friends and family.  Oh that we could always see that spirit through the year...

I can help with all of that! 

Starting now I can certainly help you make your home more homey.  It's not too late to get some things done before the end of the year.

On December 5th from 11-5pm I invite you to my holiday open house and craft fair.  I'll be baking goodies to be served with hot cocoa so you can enjoy shopping just a bit more.  Local artists will have their fine crafts for sale, the store is all decked out and cozy and filled with wonderful gifts, I'll be giving away a beautiful vintage inspired church to display in your home.  All of your friends will be here, so you can get a visit in with them as well :)

Let's see, oh, the part about helping others.  Five percent of sales from that day will go to my favorite charity
Happy Holidays!

The one with the Christmas tree I decorated for the Dominican Hospital fundraiser.

This is the second tree I have done for the Dominican hospital fundraiser.  This year they are raising money for upgrades to the NICU.  I chose a Scandinavian theme, and the handmade star on top says "God Jul" which means merry christmas.  Carved wooden dala horses, antique roman candles with lead acorn weights, vintage bottles with paper flowers, crochet and felted ornaments, linen sachets, and pinecones adorned it.  I love this tree, and I know whoever wins it tonight at the Cocoanut Grove (raffle tickets in the box next to your favorite tree) will appreciate all of the thoughtful touches I put in to it.  It's one that needs to be seen up close, and since my photos of the tree in whole didn't turn out, please enjoy these views.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The one about the trunk show THIS THURSDAY, Nov 12 from 4-7pm

Mark your calendars for this Thursdays holiday entertaining trunk show, 4-7 pm.

* Vintage tabletop, glasses, linens, serving pieces, etc to help make your holiday dinner extra special

* Roberta Lee Woods encaustics, using reclaimed books, are looking quite amazing in my front window. You need art? This is art, with soul, for as little as $50.

* Bee Humble Apiaries will bring their wonderful honeys and other natural products

* Thymes Frasier Fir candles and diffusers will be here, just in time to make your home smell just like Christmas!

* Sara Marsh of Crescent Moon Paper will be showing her fabulous custom invites, perfect for the holiday season and beyond.

* I will have a larger selection of Olivina Bath and candle products, just for the night

* Sample sale - Interior design and decorating books for $10!

* New Juliska glass and ceramics are arriving just in time!

* Sweet Petula soaps and candles will be here as well, the perfect hostess gifts!
Check out my Facebook page for more updates!
Of course I'll have refreshments for you as well, you can't very well try a lavender honey without some cheese! See you soon.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The one with some of the exciting holiday stuff coming up

No exact dates yet, but a holiday entertaining truck show will happen before Thanksgiving for sure. I will have loads of vintage tabletop, serving pieces, linens, etc. Everything you need to throw a shindig in style. After that in early December I'm having many local artists in for a one day craft fair. If you or someone you know would like to participate please email me info and photos for consideration.