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135 North Market - East Palestine - Ohio - 44413

ph: 330-426-9955


Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Sweet Saturday!

Saturday's Grand Opening Fall event went off with great success! There was a steady flow of people in and out all day, even if the weather was a little dreary. Everything from candles, soap, linen sprays to artwork, textiles and pumpkins were the favorites of the day. I want to personally THANK the Chamber of Commerce for the lovely flowers and the ad space on the EP sign for the day, Flower's Straight From the Heart for the sweet roses, Chris Fuller from Fuller's Hardware for the outstanding mum, my mom and her co-workers for the fabulous mum's and cabbage flower and beautiful silver bracelet to wear! to Connie, Toni and Greg for the celebratory wine! and to my husband, kids and family for all their support and help. Sidney bought me beautiful roses and Jesse brought me in a Silver Cuff bracelet to wear that Grandma helped pick out. I also received a special visit from the great man I rent from. He and his wife Tish gave me a card and a gift that was especially generous and touching and it brought me to tears. You really..........made my day!

Lastly, I want to let all of you know how much it means to me to show all your support in this new endeavor. Your words of encouragement and smiling faces make it easy to keep a positive attitude and I appreciate all of you so much.

Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!!!

OK...............Now on to the next chapter!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grand Opening Fall Open House Sept 26th all Set!

If you haven't already heard, read or been told, our "official" Grand Opening is set to take place this Saturday - September 26th from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

The newest fragrances from the candle studio will be available in the aromatherapy line as well as Orange Clove, Evergreen & Citrus and Banana Walnut just to name a few. There are new linen & home parfum sprays in several fragrances that are just amazing and linger so nicely.
Select "ugly" pumpkins as well as some nice carvers will be out front for sale and just a few "Halloweenish" items. I tend to be a more natural decorator so there is very little "cute" items. I hoped to have some Bittersweet , I am heading into the woods tomorrow to see if it is ready to harvest, if it will be available as well.
There will be something for your taste buds to savor too!

In addition to our event , there are several other happenings going on in our little town on the 26th as well.

The First Annual Harvest Festival at the East Palestine City Park will be hosting the Punt Pass and Kick event, Live Entertainment, Fireworks in the evening, Food and more.

Also, Sycamore Valley Alpaca Farm is hosting their 3rd annual alpaca days 10:00 am until 5:00 pm 51552 Chain School Road, East Palestine, Ohio 44413 Ph 330-426-1134.
They will have local fleece artisan demonstrations, kids crafts, free food and their small store will be open.

Lastly I will be performing with the band Chubscouts (everyone's local favorite band!) in the evening at the local Eagles Club. We are opening for the group Apple which is a Beatles Tribute Band. Sure to be a good time!

I'm excited to see everyone and hope it is a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great News!

Not only am I excited to have the Grand Opening next weekend but I am thrilled to learn that not only will I be exhibiting at The Butler Institute of American Art in December but was accepted to the Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland Hip Show in December too!

There will be funky, beautiful and eclectic handmade indie artisan items at both shows. The shows are juried and strive to set themselves apart.

More information about both shows will be updated on this blog but we also have information up on my facebook page which can be found on the blog as well. (bottom right hand side I have one for myself :) and under my personal page is a link to the business.)
Can't wait to meet all the new artists and hopefully see some of my regular out of town customers!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Creative Moment Today - Upcycling

With all the focus on economy and environment, I took a look at my old inventory and thought to myself , "Just what can I do to contribute this season?"
So, I went to the art supply store and picked up a few simple supplies and with some patience and a creative eye transformed some old chalkware/paper pulp bellsnickels into a chic new version. The originals were all different colors of green , mustard, navy and red. They had seen their day of popularity and were retired to a storage box for the past several years waiting to be reserrected.

One captures the look of antique pewter while the other has an old world almost romantic look to it. There are touches of real preserved moss (my favorite decorating medium this year) . I love them both and how they turned out!

The new "upcycled" bellsnickels will be available around the 1st of Nov.
Oh! Also , I'll share a photo with you as soon as I take it of the wonderful "OPEN" sign I created today using an antique picture frame, a 75 year old piece of a school chalkboard and some small touches. It looks great!