annual pre-holiday sale and special guests/collaborators

Good morning!  I am all finished with my work for my annual pre-holiday sale this weekend, except for unloading the last glaze kiln and setting everything up.  I'm very excited about tomorrow's sale and have several things to share with you.  First, this year's ornaments, inspired by the surge of love and enthusiasm Memphians are showing for our city.  Here's a little preview:

They are vitrified porcelain, simple as can be, with a heart cut out in the corner.  It hangs from the heart from blue and white baker's twine.  They are $8 individually, or $60 for ten.  I have a limited number for this weekend, but more in production and will have plenty available at the Brooks Museum Holiday Sale on Dec 7 and at Martha Kelly's holiday sale on Dec 13-14.

I have a lot of blue and white work for this show, plus a good deal of speckled egg pieces and nest-topped canisters and honey pots (I hope!  They're in the kiln, cooling)

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I'm also VERY excited to host my friends at Urban Barn Market for this sale.  Debi and Carrie are both good friends and my favorite collaborators with a rare talent for ferreting out treasures from the most unlikely places and transforming them into showpieces.  They stock the most wonderful vintage items and will have a display of useful and decorative repurposed and loved-up vintage goodies.  They're holding an indiegogo campaign right now- I'm tickled to support them by offering a few incentives at different levels.  Please check them out online, and here's a preview of what they'll have this weekend:

I love that old enamel cooler so much that I bought it!

Don't you just love the moss-filled creamer?  And the chalkboard trays?  And those old wire-frame glasses as tree ornaments?  Oh, these ladies are just full of good ideas!

I'm looking forward to seeing my local friends this weekend (719 Dickinson Street, Friday 5:30-8:30, Saturday 10-4) and over the coming weeks at other local holiday events.  Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and support!