>My friend Sunny has coordinated a Holiday Fair again this year at her home in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. The emphasis is on hand-made wares and organic edibles for people and pets . . . don’t forget pets! Things are still in the organization process, but I plan to be there from 8 AM to 2 PM with all sorts of lovely enameled jewels to try on and check out.
My two planning objectives for the day:
- Somehow find a way to keep some hot tea on hand all day long
- Buy a reliable CD/MP3 player and play Edith Paif and Django Reinhardt (and later use it in my studio, so it needs to be one die hard CD player to withstand all of the enamel dust and metal grindings!)
Come and see me :
October 9th 2010 – 8 AM to 2 PM
375 Byers Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425
POTENTIAL SELLERS: Please contact me if you would like to join us! It’s $25 per table/vendor.
>Thank you to everyone who entered the Bullfinch & Barbury Holiday Giveaway! I have the names of two winners, provided by RANDOM.org’s true random number generator.
The winner of the Bit of Merry Giveaway is: Melissa Moore
Melissa was number 81 out of 95 entries – she is getting a set of Wexford enameled bangles and a Cranberry Spice Enamel and Pearl Necklace!
The winner of the Holiday Cache Giveaway is: Jamie Waggoner
Jaime was number 6 out of 29 entries – she is getting the Somerset enameled bangle set and a Somerset Damask Enameled Necklace!
Thank you again to everyone who entered!
>In honour of the holidays (and B&B’s birthday on December 3), I’ve made some extra jewelry pieces to be awarded at random to fans of Bullfinch & Barbury. There are two different giveaways – which means more chances to win some lovely enameled prizes!
So, read the details about both giveaways below and enter. Best of luck!
WHAT YOU WIN: Wexford Bangle Set & Cranberry Spice Necklace
WAYS TO ENTER:
- Be a Fan on Facebook – Bullfinch & Barbury
- Twitter about this post
- Blog about this contest and link back to this post
No purchase is necessary for the Bit of Merry Giveaway – this contest is open to everyone! Please leave a comment to let me know which one of the above options you’ve done. You get one entry for each option you complete. This means that you can get up to 3 entries by completing all three. (And pretty please – include a contact e-mail so I can reach you if you are the winner.)
DRAWING: December 18th @ Midnight
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Holiday Cache Giveaway
WHAT YOU WIN: Somerset Bangle Set & Somerset Damask Necklace
HOW TO ENTER:
Every item ordered counts towards 1 entry, so orders with multiple items will get an entry for each piece.
DRAWING: December 18th @ Midnight
The winners will be announced here in the very first hours of December 19th – the winners will be contacted personally.
>At this point, I know I have well over 30 pages full of “hearted” Etsy favourites. You would think that I would learn to curb the habit – but instead, I’ve decided to spread it (to you)!
Thanksgiving is coming, and it seems like all of the latest items I’ve added to the annuls of my Etsy obsession play perfectly into a kind of survival kit for the season.
This handmade casserole dish by Glazed Over is almost to pretty to fill with food – but what a perfect gift for the Thanksgiving host/hostess/head chef. Bringing it filled with whipped sweet potatoes with some caramelized apples on top would score even more points (in fact, I might just invite you to my place for Thanksgiving). Of course, if this lovely dish were mine, it would be coming back home with me – but for you generous souls, it really is a nice way to say “thanks”!
For the drive to visit relatives that live a distance away, a soft, hand-spun skein of yard like this Sand Stone merino and Llama blend by On The Round comes in handy. Rather than staring out the window, you can try your hand at knitting or crochet. Yet, I’ve found with so many of these yarns that they are too much a work of art just as they are to knit them into anything. The solution: more and more scarves and cowls out there have a multi-strand appearance that you can create just by making some large loops of yarn and securing them all together in several spots.
This cloche is made in Italy by Monjio Creations. I like to envision myself wearing this as I travel to the exotic locale (Delaware) of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner – alighting from my 1920’s Bentley roadster, with a little Italian greyhound under one arm (etc., etc.). It would be lovely paired with a light tan, trench-styled coat . . . unless, like me, you don’t have one. Then it’s just a doubly good excuse to get a light tan, trench-styled coat.
I’m not entirely aware of the hidden powers of mint – but this Gentleman Wolf Tea from Bittersweet Apothecary sounds like a perfect sort of teasan for after a big meal. Plus, the packaging is fantastic.
This one needs no explanation. Sister Cat slippers by ing00te . . so cute . . . perfect for sudden bouts of relaxation brought on by tryptophan.
Eliza and Axel‘s gorgeous Beatrice Tee also finds its way into my Thanksgiving revelry as well – though maybe just too nice to chance spilling gravy on. This needs to be saved for seeing a movie or going out the Friday night after Thanksgiving. Top it with a wrap sweater – or maybe just a light, long sleeved shirt underneath.
This Saturday (Nov. 1), my friend Sunny has organized a craft and artisan fair at her house in Chester Springs, PA! I’ve made a ton of new items just for the occasion – including some new necklaces that I am really excited about.
Another local Etsier will be there as well: LoveleePrint! I am excited to see her hand-made greeting cards in person!
On top of my Halloween Dinner Party, this might be a great, big bite of the more-than-you-can-chew – but it’s sure to be a fun way to get a head start on holiday gift shopping!
I will be there – though I can’t guarantee that I will be entirely conscious (and I might even still have my Marie Antoinette costume on from the night before)!