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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I've finished a couple of angels for our show in De Pere this weekend. Vintage everything; barn wood, ceiling tin, copper grounding wire, corrugated roofing steel. I really do try to re-use and recycle as much as is feasible, partly because it's good for the environment, partly because I adore old stuff. More angels to come, and if I'm lucky there'll be one left over for me to hang at home.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'll have a couple of these mirrors with me in De Pere this Saturday. They're a little smaller than most of my mirrors, measuring about 18" square. Of course the price will be a little lower than that of the more elaborate pieces, and they're still adorable.


I love making special, one-of-a-kind items. There is, of course, a limit to what Tom and I can accomplish in a year, but I'm going to make an effort to make and bring a good supply of these things to our last 3 shows of the year. We're enthused about these events! They're in our "back yard", so to speak; De Pere, Wisconsin, Marquette in the UP of Michigan, and Baraboo, Wisconsin. They're smaller events than we usually do, but smaller is better sometimes better! I'll continue to post items as they're finished. Hope this gets my peeps charged up!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

In a complete departure from my usual posts, I really must share this photograph of a fabulous barn in Belgium. It embodies so much of what I love; history, patina, design, color and pattern. I wish...

Crescent Moon

I finished painting and glittering some moons to take to my holiday shows. Worked on some glittery stakes, too (stars, reindeer, snowflakes, mittens, the words "Joy" and "Brrr"). I'll post pics later!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just three holiday events left for the season for us, but they will all be special. It will be our first time in De Pere, Wisconsin at the Redbird Holiday Craft Faire, our first time in Marquette, Michigan for their Christmas Craft Show, and our second showing at The Very Merry Holiday Fair in wonderful Baraboo, Wisconsin. I will be building special holiday pieces and one-of-a-kind items for each of these shows, and will post pictures as I finish things. Watch for a new batch of mirrors...Tom just made me a batch of beautiful frames from some salvaged beadboard that are going to turn out fabulous when they are done! This is a photo from last year's show in Baraboo. It's a high quality, intimate affair! I'll be posting more about the show and Baraboo later.