Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Inn at Christmas Place

Last year for my sister's birthday we took our Dad to visit family in Virginia.  On the way we stopped in Pigeon Forge so that my Christmas obsessed sister could stop at the Christmas Place.  If you're not familiar with this place, its a one stop wonderland of Christmas.  There's an entire store full of decorations of every shape, size, style, and theme.  Mrs. Claus' Candy Store.  A restaurant named the Patridge and the Pear where it seems like every dish on the menu has either pears, cranberries, or both.  And an entire hotel hosed down with the Christmas theme.

The lobby has the ginormous and gorgeous tree with Santas and poinsettias scattered around.

The Christmas suite with a balcony comes with holiday linens, wreaths everywhere, a fireplace, and your very own Christmas tree.

I think I may have mentioned the wreaths everywhere?

And I really did mean EVERYWHERE...

There's even a Glockenspiel in the second lobby. 

And if posing with the giant Santa isn't enough for that Christmasy feeling you can have a real Santa come and tuck you in at night (I said no thank you, hey you gotta draw the line somewhere).

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Some new jewelry and accessories for summer

I've been making new jewelry for the shows that I've been going to lately and I've finally gotten around to taking pictures.  I'd love to hear what you think about them...

Now I just need to find a model for some real life pictures.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Check out how to win 2 Rose Bobby Pins

I'm sponsoring a giveaway on Adore By Nat.  Check out her fantastic blog to find out how you could win your choice of 2 of my Rose Bobby Pins!

Plus you can find out a little more about me on her Saturday Artisan feature.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Down by the Seashore Necklace Giveaway at Lemondrop Vintage

I'm sponsoring a giveaway on Lemondrop Vintage's blog for one of my Down by the Seashore Rose Bib Necklaces!

Head on over to Lemondrop Vintage to check out a really cute blog and how to enter for your chance to win.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Feature Friday! with Lily's Treehouse

This week's Feature Friday! is spotlighting Lily's Treehouse.  Full of colorful art, jewelry, clothing, and purses I've picked a few samples to share with you.

Full Moon Tree of LIfe Pendant

Blue and yellow stretchy skirt

Galaxy Quest - Fat Quarter Purse

The Dreaming Tree -- Signed and Numbered Print

Don't you just love the bold colors she's used in all of her creations?  To see even more of her talent go check out her shop!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Last year we all went on the Tennessee River Gorge Tour, my sister failed to mention that its a 3 hour tour (good thing it wasn't on the SS Minnow).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Feature Friday! with A Cup of Sparkle

This week's Feature Friday! is looking  A Cup of Sparkle.  This cute little shop has a broad range of jewelry, from the simple to the unique. 

Big Summer Sale - Personalized  Keychain with Swarovski Pearls and Bird's Nest

Silver Heart Necklace

A Coral Pearl & Crystal Grape Handcrafted Beaded Cluster Necklace.

Ottoman Sultans

This is just a small sampling of what A Cup of Sparkle has to offer.  Check out Melike's shop and see the mix of colors, metals, and styles.

Monday, June 13, 2011

First time at the Chattanooga Market

Yesterday was my first time setting up at the Chattanooga Market.  With my brother and sister helping we got everything set up and ready to go for the 11 o'clock start.

Waiting for the second table and the people to arrive.

I finished painting my display board the night before and then couldn't find one of the push pins.  I've got plans on making a couple more to display more jewelry.

Everybody wanted a rose bobby pin.  I've got to work on replenishing my stock.

I've got to make more of my little espadrille booties.

I finished this pretty purse at about midnight. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Feature Friday! with Doug Ashby Studios

This week I'm taking a look at Doug Ashby Studios and his wonderful pen and ink drawings. 

It's Natural Beauty  Is Surreal - Pen And Ink Original Fine Art By Doug Ashby

He Flew Ever Higher And Higher - Original Pen And Ink Fine Art By Doug Ashby

Orignal Fine Art By Doug Ashby. Pen & Ink Illustration Of A Seahorse

Doug is offering an amazing 50% coupon code (GOINGCRAZY) that is good until June 30th.