New Event Coming Up!

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I am literally up to my eyeballs with trying to get things made right now to satisfy deadlines but I wanted to let you know of an event coming up at the end of next week that I am very excited about.

I’m super excited because it’s in my hometown, Easton, MD, and it’s at my sister’s art gallery, Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery.  Please go visit her website and see the terrific lineup of artists, in several mediums, that she represents.  She’s a very talented photographer as well and her work is on display, too.

I was born and raised on the bucolic Eastern Shore of Maryland and I am thrilled beyond belief to be going home for a couple of days. I’m so looking forward to seeing family and old friends that I have not seen in ages. And I get to show off my work. How great is that?

If you live in the DC, Baltimore, Annapolis area, it’s a pretty short drive to Easton.

I will be there Friday evening December 1, for First Friday, from 5-8 PM and Saturday, December 2, from 11-6.  There is a LOT going on in town that weekend, including the Christmas parade (!). I hope I will see you there!


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I’m currently working on a new wreath that I will name “Christmas Candy.”

When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to have a bowl full of the most beautiful candy on her coffee table at Christmas.  Do you remember ribbon candy? Anyway, I got to thinking about that and decided to make a wreath with that idea in mind.

This is how I got started but I’m actually much further along with it now. It’s very, very festive!

I will be bringing it to the above-mentioned Trunk Show.


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Last but not least, I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I have many, many things to be grateful for, including you.

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A Show this Saturday and Wreath Availability!

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For all my Richmond, VA area friends, I hope you will join me this Saturday, November 18th at the 28th annual Northside Artists Holiday Artwalk.  This year we have 50 artists showing their wares in 10 locations (most of them private homes) in our beautiful neighborhood.  This is my only event in Richmond this season so I hope you can make it. Please go to the Facebook page to see the details and examples of everyone’s work.

This year I will be back at Ginter Place, 1350 Westwood Avenue (it’s the former Richmond Memorial Hospital – now condos). I will have my full selection of Glittermoon Cards, including Holiday/Christmas cards and notecards and a nice array of vintage Christmas items.


In other news, I want to share with you some wreath availability!

Yesterday, 4 wreaths made their debut on the Beekman1802.com holiday website.  Please go check it out!  Free shipping is included!

These are the 4:

 

AND, I have 2 wreaths that are available directly from me: The Colors of Christmas and Santa’s House.

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The Colors of Christmas $295

Santa's House

Santa’s House $265

If you are interested in either of them, please contact me!  I’ve even made it super easy by including a contact form below!

On the Road Again with New Stuff

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On Wednesday, I will be hitting the road to Westminster, MD  for one of my favorite shows, The Mistletoe Mart.  The show is at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and runs Thursday and Friday, Nov 9 & 10, from 10 AM until 8 PM and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 until 4:30.  Please click here for The Mistletoe Mart website, where you will find all the information you need. I hope I’ll see you!

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I’ve been very busy in the workshop creating new product since I returned from Atlanta.

Take a peek at some of it.

First up is a new wreath named “Santa’s House.”  I thought I would share some pics of how it took shape for you.

I began with this charming Santa from Japan:

He still had his price of 39 cents stamped on his bottom!  Then I added this a Japan putz house…

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Followed by a bunch of  other things…

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I love how he turned out. There’s a lot of charm in one package with this one.

Next, I began a wreath with a fabulous HUGE Shiny Brite bell that I have been saving.  It’s a whopping 5 inches tall!

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That’s my sweet girl, Emma P, looking at you.  After I got the bell situated on the top of the wreath, I set about filling things in…

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I used this fabulous double-sided gold spray with silver leaves just above the bell.  I wanted to use soft colors with this one: pastel pinks, greens, golds, and blues with a little bit of bright poppy colors here and there.  This is the finished product, “The Golden Bell.”

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It’s a bucket full of sweet. Did you notice that there is one pink and one blue angel? The overall effect is a bit more subdued than in this photo – it’s really a lovely confection.

I’ve spent the last couple of days making some little things to take with me.  I don’t know what it is but making the tiny topiaries is the most fun and makes me incredibly happy. Don’t get me wrong, making wreaths is a wonderful process but the little delights are just that – delightful.

Have a look at a few of them (Please click on them to see bigger and read description):

And, finally, check this out. It’s a metal wall pocket from 1976 with a Japan terrier, tree, ornaments, and vintage ribbon.  I love this! Please pardon the ghastly color from my fluorescent lighting…

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All of these goodies will be going with me to Westminster!  Come and get ’em!

And have a wonderful night, everyone! Back soon…

Home Again

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We pulled the U-Haul into the driveway about 7:30 last night after the long drive home from Atlanta.  The Fair was wonderful; I got to see all kinds of familiar faces and met plenty of new ones.  We saw the weather go from warm and sunny to rain to winter in the course of 3 days.  And we sold lots and lots of vintage Christmas.

This is my stalwart and ever cheerful friend Carol who went with me this time. It was her first time at the Fair so, of course, we had to have her picture in front of the Pumpkin Tower after we finished setting up Thursday.

We got really busy Friday and I forgot to take photos of the booth until the afternoon and I only managed to get a couple at that. But here is a peek at how Glittermoon looked this time:

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This was Friday. Notice how everyone is in shirt sleeves!  Saturday, rain was forecast for the entire day – a very challenging scenario for me with all my paper things and precious Christmas stuff.  Friday evening, we consolidated everything we could to inside of the tent and hoped for the best. We got pretty lucky because it only occasionally showered…until about 4:30 when the heavens opened.  We were completely drenched by the time we got back to the van.

But, Sunday was the real killer.  Originally, the forecast had called for temps in the 50s but, nooooo, the reality was that the high ended up being about 40 degrees with 20-30 mph winds.  Oh, man – was it ever cold.  We each had on about 6 layers of clothes (sadly, they were thin layers). Around noon, I checked my phone and it was showing a wind chill of 30 degrees.  That’s the coldest outdoor show day I have ever experienced. This is us Sunday:IMG_3977 - Version 2

After the show closed and we loaded out, we drove directly to a diner and ordered hot soup.  I took a hot shower when we got back to our room and climbed under the covers.  I seemed like hours before my body temperature was back to normal.

And, miracles of miracles, Carol is still speaking to me. In fact, she claims that she had a lot of fun.  Just goes to show you what a terrific experience the Country Living Fair truly is.

I only bought 1 thing for myself this trip and it big…like lifesize big.  And it’s Christmas related.  I got it from my vendor friend, Jan, of Silhouettes and More.  It was her grandfather’s so I am really happy to be able to give it a good home.  I’ll see if I can’t take a picture of it in the next few days.

In the meantime, I need to get back to work. Next up is the Mistletoe Mart in Westminster, MD. It’s next week (!!!) Nov. 9 thought 11.  If you live anywhere near DC or Baltimore come see me!

I’ll be back later this week but until then, Happy Halloween everybody!!

Elfie Bells

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The last of the 5 wreaths that will be traveling to the Country Living Fair is Elfie Bells.  I doubt you have to be a rocket scientist to know where its name comes from!

Elfie Bells started with that adorable kneehugger elf who sits in the center of the wreath. He is mounted on a platform that has all this wonderful tinsel that flops when he lets his “hair” down.  His color is a bit faded from age and that drove the unusual color palette.  Unusual colors or no, this one’s got a lot going for it and, best of all, it really makes me smile.

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At the top is a pretty cool piece that is made up of 3 bells that are attached to a stiff silvery tinsel (again a bit faded – but so am I). To complement the top are a pair of enormously long bells on the bottom right.

Other than the bells there is a boatload of stuff with a wow factor. For starters is one of my personal favorites: the large graduated colors ball (top left) that has an almost Russian looking scene with jazzy reindeer. Otherwise, there are bunches of Shiny Brites, German balls, a pin art ball, and even a man in the moon (mid right). If you look closely there’s another little elfie brother to keep our main man company.

I got to use a couple of very cool copper-colored Shiny Brite stenciled ornaments on this one. Those and the reds, golds, and faded blues make up the whole.  It’s finished off with some red beaded garland for a final flourish.

Check out these pictures for a closer look:

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I head out Wednesday morning for Atlanta so I’ve been packing and finishing up making various things.  Today, I packed 6 crates full of what my husband has dubbed “Christmas Canapes.”  I took a few photos while I was packing but there are a lot more. In fact, I think I’ve got about 75 or so of these little delights.

Have a peek:

But this guy has to be my favorite:

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Meet Mr Squirrel, who is all set for his Christmas with a vintage tree on one arm and a fabulous, very old glass walnut on the other.  I sure hope he goes to a good home because I’m pretty attached to him.

Have a great night everyone! I hope your Monday went smooth as glass.

Cotton Christmas

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Continuing along, here is wreath #3 for the Country Living Fair and it is called Cotton Christmas for the darling cotton Santa who is in residence on the right side of the wreath.

I actually bought him this past summer at the Golden Glow Convention in Asheville, NC.  What I do not know is if he was made in Japan or if he was handmade by somebody stateside for their own Christmas decor. I suspect it was the second scenario. At any rate, his body is all cotton (it’s sort of flat), and he has a cool sparkly belt and a wonderful decorated candy cane. His face is a scrap featuring a very jolly looking Santa.  I simply could not resist bringing him home with me. Here he is nestled among a few of the other treasures I bought:

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Cotton Christmas has some other very cool things. The top, for example. I used a foil reflector with a special Poland indent on it (kind of like the sun, I think) and then placed 3 teardrop-shaped ornies directly to the right which give a real sense of movement. Directly under the green teardrop is a fabulous old corsage.  That all then segues into a Shiny Brite top and a poppy green P_E_A_C_E ball (I really sweated which letters would show – such a drag you can’t see the whole thing).  Take a peek below to see it all close up.

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Moving on around the wreath you will find plenty of great ornaments: Polands and Shiny Brites galore; a Jewelbrite diorama on the bottom left, right underneath a poinsettia ball; and a pretty green and silver topper slashing its way across the middle.  The whole is accented with some vintage curly gold garland and finished off with red beaded garland.

Here are a few more pictures so you can see close-up.

For me, this guy spells Christmas in a big way. I hope you love him, too.

Have a great night, everyone!