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Monday, November 14, 2016

Getting Our Holiday Groove On

Many of you may know that every year I do an annual holiday sale with other artists in one of the artists home. It was last week and I wanted to share some of the photos.



There were ten of us this year and we all do complementary but different things. For example, there are several jewelers but their work is very different.


I had my silk scarves that I learned thanks to Elizabeth's blog! Dig into her tutorials for some fun ideas!



I also had quite a collection of mixed media collage cards, along with photo cards in two sizes.


The small notes are thank you sized, the larger ones 5x7.



For the first time I put some of my watercolors on the cards. I was so happy those went well!


I was also pleased to see Thanksgiving cards sell. I always wonder who still buys cards. At least a few people do!


I had a few other things too, mostly holdovers from previous years. Those include some mixed media canvases and plaster boxes.



The little Scrabble tile pieces had a few fans, too!


Of course, there were tags, journals, pocket-sized silk kleenex holders, mini-notebooks lots of fun things!



My fellow artists created calendars, pottery soap dishes, soap and lotions, pens and accessories, cozy knits, ornaments, coasters, keepsake boxes and so much more. I think we did a lot of our own shopping too!



And we had lots of good treats and door prizes.


After I fill some special orders this week, the remaining inventory will be available if anyone is interested. If you are, let me know in the comments and I will probably create a link or blog page here where you can take a look.

This posts joining the Share Your Cup blog link party. Check in HERE for more fun links to exciting and creative holiday fun!

39 comments:

Mae Travels said...

I hope you sold lots of your creations. Surely you'll have very happy customers!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Katie Clooney said...

I am sure that you sold a lot! You are Soooooooo talented! Have a wonderful week Jeanie!!

Valerie-Jael said...

There was a huge amount of talent at your get together, that's for sure. What a glorious array of goodies you created, just fantastic. Hugs, Valerie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Jeanie, such a fun event. I do hope it was successful. You are so gifted with created beautiful cards, scarves and more. Our local artists just held an open house tour this weekend. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment on my Fanciful Thanksgiving table. Have a lovely week.

Decor To Adore said...

Jeanie I absolutely adore the idea of artists banding together to share their talents. I love to search out handmade gifts to give to friends and family. Have a wonderful day!

The French Hutch said...

Jeanie I know you loved this get together with your fellow artist and selling your beautiful collections. Your cards are lovely and I see so many pretty things. Such talent all in one room! I'm sure it was a great success!
Have a wonderful week..........hugs.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! I would be interested in some of your items for sale so make a link or a page please!

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, what a wonderful time with fellow artisans. You are so very talented and creative! Have a wonderful Monday!

Sandra Cox said...

How wonderful! What joyous fun!

La Table De Nana said...

Fun fun fun..it reminds me so much of setting up a craft table w/ a friend about 35 years ago to pay for my realtor's class..I didn't want jacques to pay in case I didn't make it:)
I did..But that craft sale was so much FUN...
Kudos..well done!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your silk scarves put my tutorial to shame, dear. They are beautiful. I love each and every one of them.

Your other items are great, too. Lots of talent in that room.

Another friend and I held a craft fair in my home in MO one year right after Thanksgiving. One lady kept calling it a garage sale and asking me to reduce my prices. I wanted to throw her out, but the customer is always right, and I tried to be polite and let her down gently there would be no bartering for handmade items. It's too bad we didn't have more artists, because that would never happen in your sale.

Joan Lence said...

Jeanie, would love to see what is "left".

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sounds like a great shopping experience. All those wonderful hand made items. I know you did well.

Have a great week.

Mary

Barb said...

Jeanie, I'd love to buy one of your silk scarves - do you have any remaining with blue included? Just send me an e-mail with the price and where to send the check. You pick the scarf to "surprise" me!

Joanne Huffman said...

I'm glad it went well. I just couldn't get back in the car so soon after the two day drive from Florida or I would have come (I have fond memories of the year I showed up). You are very talented and make beautiful art.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, Jeanie, your work is amazing! And how wonderful for the artists to get together like that. Please do provide us with a link or something to look at more of your creations.

Lisbeth Ekelof said...

What a wonderful idea. So many creative people and beautiful things. Happy it was a success.

Janet said...

This is such a wonderful idea...getting artists together to showcase their handmade items right before the holidays. And it looks like you had a lot of beautiful items. Your scarves are gorgeous! Yes, please do set up a page to show your leftover items.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- you've been busy. What a gorgeous collection at art to sell. Your scarves came out fantastic. I bet it was a fun day. Hugs-Erika

Danielle L Zecher said...

What a beautiful display. I have no artistic ability, so I'm in awe of those who do.

Maggie said...

Jeanie, your displays were stunning I hope you sold out of everything! You were in great company, I can see that your friends are a very talented bunch, how I would have enjoyed being there.
I still have the card that you sent, I framed it and hung it on the wall of my craft room!
Maggie xo

BeachGypsy said...

I love the cards! It's all beautiful....yours and theirs too! What a fun event and at such a perfect time of year. Lots of good stuff there....did you get any holiday shopping done? So much talent there...thanks for sharing these pretty pictures with us!

Bella Rum said...

Pretty things. I hope you sold a lot. I'm sure you did. Everything you make is lovely.

Bonnie said...

I am so impressed with all your creations! You have been one busy lady! What a great idea to bond together and share your artistry. Great friendship has resulted I'm sure. Y'all also know how to present a great table of food! Very pretty and appealing.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What a fun event! I wish I could have teleported myself there to peruse all of the goods! I love the pieces that incorporate scrabble tiles! So fun, especially for a scrabble lover like me! I hope you sold lots of your goods.

This is a reminder that I need to pick up Thanksgiving cards for my parents and grandma. I'm still a card lover and always will be. There's just nothing like getting a card in the mail!

Tracy said...

Sooooo much FUN, Jeanie! And so many beautiful things created... shoppers were really spoiled for choice this year! So many lovelies you made. I really love those Scrabble pieces--what a great idea! I hope you sold lots! What a terrific group you're part of there, and a terrific event! Sooo go to what you've been up to lately. Sorry for the quiet on this end. On top of an already tough year, we lately lost our Charlie-kitty, who had cancer unbeknownst to us... He was our baby, you know... so we are very sad. The homiday cheer ahead will offer nice distrations! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Sandra Cox said...

Your cards look lovely, Jeanie.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this is something that I would have loved to gone to, I really like holiday craft fairs. Those vintage cards are so delightful. My sister first introduced me to vintage cards years ago, and ever since then, I was hooked. Those necklaces are cute as well. And the food looks so Yummy! This is a nice thing that you do every year, Jeanie. I noticed you right away in the picture by your pretty face and warm smile. :)

~Sheri

Tammie Lee said...

It looks and sounds as though you had a good time and things sold. So nice. I hope to get to a couple events like this soon. Not to sell, but to perhaps buy.

The Artful Diva said...

wonderful idea - why didn't I think of having a sale at home - next year....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Jeanie, the fun and community in these gatherings is what I LOVE AND LIVE FOR. Enjoy yourself making the light in you SHINE!

Victoria Zigler said...

Sounds like it went well, and was a delightful experience for everyone. I'm glad. Not surprised though, since shoppers couldn't be anything but delighted with all those handmade goodies on offer, and seeing them exclaim over the things you'd worked so hard on must have made you feel wonderful.

Marilyn Miller said...

It looks like it was another successful, fun sale. How I wish I were close enough to come.

I need orange said...

So many lovely things!

When you are wondering who buys cards -- note that "buying" and "sending" are two separate things. ;-) ;-) ;-) I buy a lot of cards I can't bear to part with.............

:-)

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Wow! It all looks so beautiful and so fun!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

What a wonderful art show, Jeanie! I hope it was successful for all of you. You offered a great variety of beautiful items. I'm sure the visitors enjoyed your booth.
xo Julia

Kim said...

What a wonderful idea for all you ladies to get together and put on a show of all your pretties! Your scarves are beautiful, as are your cards. I love sending and receiving a card in the post. Seeing in the letterbox always puts a smile in my day. Visiting you via Jann's...so happy I did.

Jann Olson said...

Looks like such a fun event! You are such a talented artist. Glad the sale went well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Joyful said...

My! Everything is so beautiful. I enjoy looking at hand made creations like these on line and in person. First my eyes had a feast and then my stomach got fed!

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