Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope that each and everyone of you have a great feast today and enjoy family and friends. I will certainly be enjoying the turkey and stuffing with gravy.  I must admit that the stuffing is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving feast. My mother has always made stuffing in muffin pans. She uses Pepperidge Farms stuffing with the turkey broth. Oh my is it the best. Maybe this is strange to some of you but that is how I was raised and that is the only way I make my stuffing for my family, in a muffin pan.

Remember tomorrow I will be showcased in the Ceramics and Pottery showcase on etsy. I will have those wonderful porcelain snowflake ornaments available.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Black Friday

I have not blogged for a while. I have been trying to catch my breath after the furniture market,  art shows and custom orders. I have started working on new finished jewelry designs for next year and make porcelain snowflakes for my upcoming Etsy Ceramics and Pottery showcase. I know that alot of us love to shop the day after Thanksgiving but really don't like the crowds, traffic, or long lines. The internet has helped us out greatly. We now can sit back in front of the computer and shop til we drop. In honor of this new tradition, I will be featured in an Etsy showcase on Black Friday. You can look for new items added to my shop as well as the snowflake ornaments. This year they will come in a box ready for gift giving.

Now for a little history lesson..
According to Wikipedia, "Black Friday is a term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least January 1966 -- "Black Friday" is the name which the Philadelphia Police Department has given to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a term of endearment to them. "Black Friday" officially opens the Christmas shopping season in center city, and it usually brings massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing.
More recently, merchants and the media have used it to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit)."

In North Carolina today, we finally have some much needed sunshine so I am off to take lots of pictures of the new items that I will be adding to my etsy site for Black Friday. I look forward to shipping you all the items that you purchase from me through my etsy site.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I have just finished and delivered to wholesale customers the porcelain snowflake ornaments in time for the holiday shopping season.  I love these ornaments.  They are time consuming to make. Each one is hand formed, bisque fired, sanded, glazed, fired for a second time in a clear glaze before applying and firing the mother of pearl lustre. I always have to make extras because I always break several somewhere along their journey.
I have several sizes and styles. Each one is signed, dated, and comes in a gift box with a certificate of authencity.

You can purchase one from Everyday Art Gallery and Southern Spirit Gallery but I betcha can't buy just one.