Busy, busy, busy!

I’m pretty much holed up out in Santa’s Workshop, Southern Branch, making holiday magic.  Sometimes it seems the gods are not on my side…today I’m suffering with “Arthur” in my right thumb and then I managed to burn 3 fingers and my thumb on my left hand!  Geesh.

Tomorrow will be better, I know it.  The good news is that I finished one major commissioned project and another wreath in lovely pastel colors that will be available for purchase in the near future.

Before I closed the door tonight, I picked out a couple of things to use as a starting point for the next one and I wanted to share them with you.  So, here ’tis.IMG_2830

That elf is huge!  He’s been smiling at me for months, patiently waiting his turn.

Happy Friday, everyone!

I’m Just a Whirling Dervish

I feel terrible for not chiming in here for ages to say hi to all my blog friends.  Truth is, I am overwhelmed.  But in a good way.  This is peak season for me, as you might imagine, with the Christmas goose waddling along in its inexorable journey towards December 25.

The front of the Glittermoon booth at the Country Living Fair, Atlanta 2014

The front of the Glittermoon booth at the Country Living Fair, Atlanta 2014

I have wanted to share with you stories of Country Living Fair Atlanta – which was terrific.  I met so many fun people, the weather was darn near perfect, and we just had a grand, if tiring, time.  As always, the creativity of the other vendors and artisans at the Fair was off the charts. Click on the pictures to see them full size.

Phylliss and I made a couple of stops on the way home to do a little antiquing; we also stopped at Replacements in North Carolina.  Have you ever been there?  It is an amazing place – but dangerous for a chinaholic like me!  No wonder the normally 9 hour drive home took 12!

I was tempted...but the price tag put me off just a smidge. Whoa nelly. Still they are fabulous.

I was tempted…but the price tag put me off just a smidge. Whoa Nelly. Still they are fabulous.

I have been working on commissions and still have some to do in between shows.  These 2 commissioned pretties are heading south to Florida for the winter.

Cloud Nine Wreath

Cloud Nine Wreath

Pink & Green Fantasy Wreath

Pink & Green Fantasy Wreath


The Church of the Ascension, Westminster, MD. Home of the Mistletoe Mart.

Tomorrow, I set off for Westminster, MD for the Mistletoe Mart.  I wrote a blog piece about it last year.  If you are in the neighborhood of Maryland, DC, etc., why don’t you stop by and say hello?  I’d love to see you.  The show runs Thursday, Nov. 6th – Saturday, Nov. 8th.

IMG_2738I’ve also had really exciting things happening.  In September, R-Home Magazine (a spin-off of the local Richmond Magazine) asked me to create a Christmas place setting for an article about holiday table settings.  I made a big centerpiece and mounted it on a vintage silver plate tazza, plus some smaller topiaries.  My setting was all pastel pinks and silvers with a touch of aqua thrown in.  The Nov/Dec issue just came out – I am very excited to see it in actual print!  If you click here, you can see the real magazine pictures full size.

A look at the page of holiday table settings.  The Glittermoon one is at bottom left.

A look at the page of holiday table settings. The Glittermoon one is at bottom left.

These are some of what I made for the magazine shoot. Click on them to see them bigger.

There is lots more exciting news on the horizon but right now, I’ve got to get back to work.  I will check in later.

Hope you all had a happy Halloween.  Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?  Yikes.

Feel free to say hi in the comments – I love hearing from you.

Getting Ready for Atlanta!

In the Glittermoon Booth at the Atlanta Fair 2013

In the Glittermoon Booth at the Atlanta Fair 2013

Day after tomorrow, Phylliss and I will be heading off for Stone Mountain Park and the last Country Living Fair of the year. You can still get advance tickets online through tomorrow, 10/21.  That option saves you both time and money!

I have been out in Santa’s workshop pretty much non-stop trying to get things made to take with me.  I apologize for not being very present on the blog.  This is the time of year when I just never seem to be able to stretch myself enough to cover all the bases. It will most likely be like this until the middle of December.  When I get back from Atlanta, I have 6 commissions to make in between the shows so I am feeling a bit stressed over that.  But very, very happy to have the opportunity to make special wreaths for people!

Also, pretty soon I will be able to tell you some exciting stuff that I have had to keep to myself so please stay tuned.

Before I sign off for the evening, I do want to share with you two new wreaths and a bunch of the “Mini Topes” that I have been making.

Let me know what you think of them, ok?

Pink Joy

Pink Joy

This is Pink Joy.  This is for the person who loves the hot pinks, golds, greens, and other snazzy colors for Christmas.  It has some really cool stuff on it.  I think this one hung on a mirror would be fabulous.

Mid-Century Memories

Mid-Century Memories

Mid-Century Memories is just that.  With a wonderful Santa candy container as the centerpiece, this baby has all the stuff we boomers grew up with at our Christmases.  That’s even an aluminum tree branch poking out of the top.  Way too much fun!

And next is a little gallery of some of the “Mini Topes” that I have made for this fall.  There are some really fun ones in this bunch – and some pretty ones, too.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

And, finally, I leave you with an elegant wall pocket to hang as part of your Christmas decorating.IMG_2658 - Version 2

Have a wonderful night everyone!  I hope to see you in Atlanta!

In Case You Are Wondering…

I’ve been really, really, busy out in the workshop making new stuff.  Here is a peek at 2 new wreaths.

Pink Joy

Pink Joy

Mid-Century Memories

Mid-Century Memories 

These will be accompanying me to Atlanta next week to the Country Living Fair.  Are you going?

A Little Peek

Just a sneak peek at a project I’m working on at the moment.  Things are humming along in the workshop.

Big red reindeer says hello.

Big red reindeer says hello.

Ho Ho Ho.  I love this Santa ornament.  He was pretty hard to part with.

Ho Ho Ho. I love this Santa ornament. He was pretty hard to part with.

Have a wonderful night, everyone!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the free ticket giveaway for the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, October 24-46!  Here’s the link.  You have until midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7th. Good luck!

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Ready to Shop?


Just a quick little aside to let you know that I have now listed some things in my Etsy Shop.  If you are in the mood to bring home a new wreath or other treasure, click here to go shopping!  And don’t forget to have fun! I will be adding more in the near future, too.