Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Mantle and Some News

Our home was on the local holiday tour, this past weekend - which means I am THROUGH with Christmas decorating AND my house is clean!  So nice!  And, in case you misinterpreted my introductory sentence - I am NOT bragging - I just shared that to let you know how busy I have been and how tired I am at this moment.  Bone tired.  Our family has been fortunate to be able to live in an historic home in a precious town and we wanted to open our home to let others see the architecture in our home.  I appreciate peeking into old buildings, and felt a duty to let others see our relic.

Now, off to the races with Christmas gift shopping and creating.  Today I got to spend money repairing my i-phone which stopped working over the weekend.  Such a fun way to let go of my cash.  

I will share one of my mantles at the bottom of this post, but first my big news.  I have a new Shop.  A brand new online store.  Thanks to the hard work of Kat Warren, we have a new art store open on the web.  Our new store is LowTideHighStyle (similar to Kat's blog name) and the store will feature the work of Kat Warren, Mary Beth Griffin, and myself.  The concept behind our store is to provide an array of unique artwork that is not available anywhere else, while insuring a quality product made entirely in the USA.  No child labor involved, unless you count the cleaning my children have to do to make up for my time in the art studio.  I will still have my Etsy store, but will not have any duplication between the two stores.  My Etsy shop will continue to have some of my original paintings, while our new store will have entirely different art work that I have created.

Here is the link for our new store....

Go and check it out!  

And, here is a photo of one of my mantles, this year (I have four in this old house)...

Have a great day!

Oh, and don't forget to enter my Giveaway! Ends Wednesday!

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frances said...

I went to two christmas house tours this weekend 2 different countries to boot...Love looking in peoples homes.
Wish I lived near you and I would of come to your too . Cheers and Merry Christmas Frances

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Congrats on the Home Tour...sounds fun.
We had our area Christmas home tour near us...but I've yet to attend...It's such a busy time of year for sure!
3 cheers for the new store. I hope this turns out to be WONDERFUL FOR YOU. You have such a talent. Glad you're able to put yourself out there more!
Going over to check out the online store.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Congrats on the new store. Your mantel looks great and what a lucky lady you are to have four mantels to decorate.

chateau chic said...

Congratulations on your new shop. I wish you well with that endeavor. Love your mantel. So cute with all the bottle brush trees.
Mary Alice

Rebecca said...

Would love for you to link this post up at my new blog and party, dedicated 100% to bunting!

Aloha, Rebecca

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the bottle brush tree collection. Good luck for your new venture.

Theresa said...

Nice banner & mantel. Congrats on the shop...Visiting from

bj said...

Congrats on your new shop...

Mantel looks great..I am hosting a giveaway that you might be interested in for your olden house.:)
Come by and ck it out.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Whoop Whoop on the Store- that is Awesome! And I am loving your mantel!

Peggy Hale said...

I'm sure you are tired. Its always easy to sit back in blogland and wonder why someone hasn't done so and so! lol It takes real work! I'm so glad for your new store and love your mantel and I'm very envious that you live in an historic home. Thanks so much for sharing on Transformed Tuesday. Hugs Peggy

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