Hello and happy Friday! I've been working like mad building inventory for a slate of sales large and small over November and December, stocking my online store (here under "shop" by category and here, though I don't keep that one as well-stocked), taking care of kiln maintenance issues, and getting my holiday schedule hammered out.
This weekend, I'll be at Me and Mrs Jone's second birthday party at the Germantown store from 10-2. I'm so excited to debut the first few pieces of my Blue Willow inspired line. I've taken just a few elements from this classic pattern and inlaid them in cobalt on my creamy porcelain trays. I have just five pieces this weekend, which I made before I left for Maine, but will have more as the holiday season progresses. I really love how the cobalt has a mind of its own and leaves echoes of where it's been on the white ground. I'll also have some of these pieces, and will begin my annual paperwhite narcissus celebration:
I have lots of blue and white trays and cups in all patterns. Faux bois, moths, sweet little birds, and a few surprises. I have a good number of the speckled birds egg work in stoneware and porcelain (the pale aqua stoneware is pictured), and I have six pre-chilled paperwhite kits ready (the bulbs and pebbles are ready to go in whichever container you choose. More bulbs are en route!) . PLUS Memphis map plates and Memphis love ornaments. Lots of goodies available this weekend!
After Thanksgiving I will be at the annual Tsunami holiday art sale on Nov 27 and at the Southern Junkers Holiday Show Dec 2 and 3. This is a new show for me, but it's full of lots of vintage, farmhouse style antiques, and handmade wares. Finally, I will show again with Martha Kelly at her annual studio sale on Dec 11 and 12.