Monday, November 28, 2011

Northfield Primitives

I found Northfield Primitives through Selvedge Magazine. Isn't this little terrior swell?

And this elephant is awfully sweet!

Here is a Cocker Spaniel . They are made in Great Britain...I don't know if they ship to the U.S. I'd love to have one though! I found them on this site.
I wonder if there is anything like that just for U.S. folk artists....anyone know? :)

Hand Painted Vintage Jewelry Chest

I found this and thought it would look fabulous painted  with pretty flowers.The mirror is mottled, and gives it that vintage appeal. It  would be easy to replace with a new one as well.

Four little drawers to stash treasures.

A close up of hydrangeas and roses.

The sides were painted in an old design I used way back when....ribbons and flowers.

Have a happy cyber Monday! I'll put this in the etsy shop to celebrate the day! Thanks for looking....:)

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Shells In The Shop

Good morning! Here are the latest shells added to my etsy shop.

They can be personalized...... 

Or used as Christmas ornaments.

Best of all....FREE SHIPPING!

So go take a peek.......
And see you at my shop on 4 Fair Street if you are on Nantucket! Open 10 to 5. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I found these great illustrations by Kay Lovelace at the blog Silly Boo Dilly.

My Mom had a coffee maker like the one on the stove.

From farm to table...we're having buttercup squash instead of butternut this year.

And Jeffrey is making his gluten free pies.We'll have to get him a toque.

Mom ,Susan, my Sister, and I are making everything else.YUM!

Have a relaxing and happy Thanksgiving.I have a lot to be grateful for! Thanks for looking! :):)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Regine Ramseier

This is incredible! Dandilions floating through a window. How imaginative....

I found this through Pikaland who found it through Art Hound who found it through The Jealous Curator.

Now I have 2 new blogs to follow! Go and see more for yourself...and thanks for looking!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello hello! I will be painting some mugs this week. It should be getting busy here on Nantucket in preparation for the Holidays. Trees are up in town! YAY!           
Stop by the shop if you are on Island...I'll be there! TTFN and thanks for looking!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Amber Hinds of Papoose and Au Coeur Designs

Amber Hind was also a speaker at the Petticoat Row function. She is one of those youngins  that taught herself HTML language and all of THAT STUFF. We could hardly keep up with her! She has a web design service...Au Coeur Designs as well as a business for new and expecting Mothers called Papoose.

And she can cook! She has yummy recipes on her site. I learned a lot at the meeting. Thanks for all of the info, Amber!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Petticoat Row Networking Night Out!

Petticoat Row  is an organization that celebrates Women in business. This month, Jason Bridges from Nantucket By Bike was one of the speakers about Social Media.  There was Jason and about 50 women ...we usually have female speakers, but tonight was different. I saw him devouring a glass of wine after he spoke.(Like the rest of us!) Jason runs Nantucket By Bike....what a great idea! I know him from Nantucket Bookworks where I used to work before I got my wee shop/studio. He always picked up interesting books, and we had great conversations about them.He decided to go for it and open his own business, and had to learn about how to promote it. Since he's a voracious reader, he read everything about social media promotion. So....he also has another business....Social Bridge Consulting (nice!) where he does social media consultation. WOW!

I love his site...I love the way he introduces his tour guides,too, right down to their favorite dishes.(just click the picture)
Amber Hinds also did a talk on social media connections. She is a twenty something wiz, and I will blog about her tomorrow.
If you want to really see our beautiful Island by bike, please make sure to contact Nantucket By will be delighted!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Hand painted Boxes

Here are  some new painted boxes...all in a crazy order since blogspot changed it's formatting. It will take  me a bit to get used to it,

But I actually put them in my Etsy shop! Congratulations to me! Ha! Ha!

I like these long wooden boxes....someone once ordered three of them for her Family who collects bookmarks...perfect size!
This is an image of the box at the top of this post, yikes!

Another view.

Thanks for looking!

New Hand Painted Boxes

Getting ready for the Holidays...Here are some 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 wooden boxes that I just finished.

I'll put them in my etsy shop tonight, or you can just email me if you want! They are $24.00 each.

What's next? Stay tuned!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Painted Bulletin Board and A Rainbow

This is actually a HUGE bulletin Board. I'll have to measure it and take a bigger picture of it..

And here is a lovely rainbow across Main Street! Everyone came out of the shops to take pictures!
Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Elsa Mora

You can't get much more talented than Elsa Mora.

Here is a beaded necklace that she created recently. Lovely! But that's not all....
Check out her paper cutting blog....Fantastic! Thanks, Elsa! :):)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nantucket Christmas Ornaments

Hello, Mateys! Here are some new ornaments that I have been painting for the Nantucket Stroll event taking place December 2 through 4 right here in Nantucket.
Of course I can make them without the "Nantucket" part.
These are made from thin wooden cut outs. Check out his fine whale pants....available at Murray's if you'd like to get a pair! I have a friend who has mermaids embroidered on his....:):)
I will be working on some 3 d mermaid ornaments this week and I'll make sure to post them.
Here are the carolers singing on the cobblestone streets. ( Thanks, Erin!)
The Coast Guard puts a wreath on the Brant Point Light House to greet everyone. Watch the's sweet!
Here's how they look packaged...
Thanks for looking! :)