Tuesday, December 28, 2010


The shop has been decked out for the holidays since the first week in November. Mary and I will be working on putting Christmas items away and concentrating on Valentines day and then looking forward to our spring displays. When you're in retail, you have to be weeks ahead of the next holiday or event. It's a lot of work to change one's shop around, but it is also nice to create a whole new atmosphere. This antique rocking horse of Mary's generated a lot of interest. It's very unusual and probably one of a kind. Nature always plays a major role in the shop as does re purposed handmades.

I will be bringing a few of these sweater wreaths to the Dupage Expo show in St. Charles, Il. Jan 1 & 2. I've held a few aside just for this show as they have been selling as soon as I put them out. Ever year I do some wreaths in white tones using strips of cloth, lace, old wool blankets, and pieces of felted sweaters. This year, fabric and wool flowers were fun for me to do and a terrific way to use up those smaller bits of sweater wool. Every month, when I do a show, I bring things that I have made that have not been shown before. It keeps things interesting! However, this will be the third show that will have these wreaths.

Mary painted this wonderful chalk board/coat rack out of a foot board and door knobs. Love, love, love it!


Char said...

So many beautiful things and I would have to say, the rocking horse would be lovely under my tree!! Happy New Year, Char

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful imaginative creations!
Love the look of your displays!
Happy New Year!

anythinggoeshere said...

Came by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! The shop photos are great! Love the wreaths! Joan@anythinggoeshere


Hi, The sweater wreath is amazing! Love it. Happy Christmas and all the best for 2011!
Lesley XX

Twiglet said...

So many lovely things in the shop! Happy New year!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Beautiful blog! Have a peaceful and prosperous New Year! Take Care,

naturallyfestive said...

All these jars makes me want to add to my collection. Just great.