Well! It has been ages. Blogging is difficult for me to do. I'm not sure why. I love to read them, but do not enjoy writing them (this from the English/creative writing major!). Anyway, I have discovered a deep love for Instagram, and am very active over there.
Well! Time has gotten away from me. Christmas is right around the bend, with two birthdays just days before it. It's a busy month for us!
September and October were lovely, and filled with our favorite family traditions. Apple picking, trips to local farms, and just spending every moment possible outside under that brilliant blue October sky.
November was a bit lost to us all. I had an unforeseen medical emergency, requiring lots of monitoring, and then ultimately emergency surgery. I am recovering well now, and nearly back to normal. Thanksgiving day was the one bright spot in the month. I managed to hobble my way up the stairs to my in-laws house, where I promptly fell into the softest chair they have and was waited on for the rest of the day. Not entirely a bad thing!
And now, December with all its beauty, peace (strived for, anyway!), and joy. We are very grateful, especially after all we went through, for the blessings we have been given!
Today, children in our state returned to school, and it really hit me that summer is nearly over. It started off brutally hot, but August has been a lovely month with most of the days in the 70s and 80s. We have pretty much wrapped up our summer fair season, and I am happy to settle in to being home and doing our business solely online. We are hoping, however, to add in a few times selling at the Providence Waterfire event this fall, so stay tuned for that.
Now that I am fully set up for my metalsmithing at home, I've been spending quite a few wonderful days/hours/stolen moments creating jewelry for Purple Blossom Studio. I miss the women at the metal arts studio where I used to work out of, but a great advantage to working at home is being able to clean up and then go straight to bed! That 45 minute drive late at night was no fun.
Fall is coming! My favorite season! Sweaters! Boots! Fires! Hot cocoa! :)
Be well, friends.
Well! Summer is here in all it's (hot & humid) glory! We have been very busy, selling locally this summer. A brand new venue, The Providence Flea, is located along the Providence River, and features about 25-45 venders each week, with food trucks galore. It's a great place, and we are so happy to be there.
Also, we are selling at the Providence Artisans Market, located on the Blackstone Blvd, in Lippitt Park. It is alongside a lovely farmer's market, so its a busy and delightful place to be on a Saturday morning. Throw in a week at the Brimfield Antique Show, and that's a good picture of our summer thus far.
Working as we do - for ourselves, both online, and at weekend fairs, makes for a non-typical weekly schedule. We find the time to escape during the weekdays, for visits with friends and family, trips to the beach and little jaunts for ice cream.
Our upcoming (confirmed) fair schedule is:
July 20: Providence Artisans Market 10-2
July 28: The Providence Flea 10-4
August 17 and 18: The Bristol Boat & Artisan Show
August 25: The Providence Flea
I'm sure we will be adding to that, and I will update it here.
Meanwhile, stay COOL! And have a lovely summer!
(The bunnies were just completed last night! I had a sudden intense urge to make bunnies - the kids were delighted to find them this morning! I purchased the pattern a while ago from this shop.)
This is the pattern that started us on this journey. The first spoon bracelet I saw, and instantly fell in love with (and bought for my mom) was this pattern: Gloria aka Grenoble, last made by Wm A Rogers in 1906. It is an extremely collectible pattern, and very hard to find.
We recently found a small handful, and are so happy to offer them in the shop. I think it is one of the prettiest!
In other news, we are selling our jewelry at the Brimfield Antique Show next week! We will have a display set up in the booth of one of our favorite flatware dealers. As soon as I find out which field we will be in, I will update that here.
Have a great week!
UPDATE:: We have our display set up in the Quaker Acres Field, under a red and white topped tent. Look for us if you are going!