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Thursday, April 30, 2009

These Little Lights are Earth -Friendly

I am very excited to have been chosen as a featured artisan in the Shaker Woods Times news publication. Gladys Blews Wilson wrote a delightful article about our natural candle end of the business and it will be published in the newspaper that will be circulated before the Shaker Woods Festival in August. Featured along with us is local photographer, Endia Wisser whom will be showcasing her framed photography name art and Robin Hood, a tinsmith whom I have had the priveledge of purchasing some of his fine work for my shop as well as Rocky Bosley and Patti Strohecker which create recycled vintage record album purses. Articles on both of them can be found on the Shaker Woods site.
Take a look at our article
as well as the other featured artisans. I will keep you up to date on events and details the closer we get to the venue date!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Antiques and the Green Movement

With all the campaigns on "Green Living" in almost every type of media available, I found it interesting that I haven't seen much written about the use of antiques . It is such a wonderful way to bring character into a home. Patined wood and pewter lend themselves to so many decors with historic color schemes to light european airy countryside cottages. A used set of china or ironstone blended in with your favorite service brings thoughts of many family gatherings these pieces have been privy to. I have seen old feed sacks, flax linen yardage and lindsey woolsey antique worn bedding re-purposed into decorative pillows giving a lived in look to brand new upholstered pieces. Antique persian rugs scattered upon the floor or on a table top always seem to have a richness , knowing that it was considered a luxury to have. Vintage frames, artwork and old looking glasses gracing a freshly painted wall give a balance and beauty that ordinary plastic frames cannot.

Whenever I can, I love to bring new life to a well used piece and if possible find a story to go along with it to pass along to the next new owner. It seems there is something about the hunt for the perfect piece and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you are maintaining something that another craftsman or artisan took care and time to handcraft.

So, when you think about scouting out a "new" antique or wonder how much you really contribute to the "Green Movement" think about how you are saving trees, re-purposing treasures and preserving a piece of history at the same time.

A Bright Beginning

April 17, 2009

The long awaited arrival of the sun has finally burst some much needed brightness into our lives! This has also given me inspiration to start a blog , which seems to be all the rage now. So, with that said, look forward to future random topics about home, business & life in general.

So glad it was a beautiful day!