New Listings in the Etsy Shop!

Happy Friday!

Just dropping by to quickly let you know that I am in the process of listing 7 wreaths and 1 topiary centerpiece in my Etsy Shop!

Here’s what you will find there (they will be dribbling in over the next few days – I’ve got 3 of them listed as I write this and am getting ready to add another).

Click on the images to see them larger.

Happy shopping!

Hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

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Are You Still Speaking…

To me?

Golly day, I have been lost in the hinterlands but I promise to be back pretty soon with all sorts of exciting news that I want to share.

Including the absolute highlight of my year!

Can you be just a teensy bit more patient (I know, it is asking a lot) and bear with me?

In the meantime, I finished the wreath with the big elf (he’s 11 inches tall!) and the bubble lights.  It’s called, “Really Retro.”  I love the way it turned out.

Really Retro Wreath

Really Retro Wreath

Really Retro is involved in the exciting news, too.

Meanwhile, I started on a new one today.  I was feeling in an angelic mood.

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She is an old Noma angel tree topper and…she still works!

And since today is December 1st, I got to open the first window on my Advent calendar!

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Do you have an Advent calendar, too?

 

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!

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!

I Bet You Can Guess This

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What do these two things have in common?

3 Little Teasers

A hurried post just to show you teasers of three more wreaths that will be traveling with me to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck next week.

HOT FLASH

HOT FLASH

Here is a peek at a portion of HOT FLASH. You saw its beginning in my last post.  The celluloid deer is 13″ tall just to give you an idea of the scale.  Hot pinks, golds, and greens are the main players in the color scheme.

ITALIAN GOLD

ITALIAN GOLD

This stunner is ITALIAN GOLD.  It is all tones of rich gold with a couple of pops of red as accent.  It features a large Italian angel from the 1970’s as its  centerpiece, and also has a Fontanini cherub, a ball with a nativity scene, and other assorted other riches.

ELF MAGIC

ELF MAGIC

And, finally, here is ELF MAGIC.  A paean to mid-century delights for those of you happily stuck in memories of our collective childhoods.

Today, I hope to spend time working on my Europe trip photographs to see what might be worthy of printing and taking to the Fair.  See you later!

PS I will share the real photographs of all of the new wreaths before I head off to New York.