Monday, December 7, 2015

Open invitation to share and come!!!

This Saturday, Dec. 12.

We have lots of beautiful things & handcrafted items available for your last minute shopping! Jewelry to re-purposed antique items, Christmas decorations to upcycled furniture pieces!  There is something for everyone!!!
We are easy to find just off of SR 161 and Beech Road. Turn south to Worthington Road make a left. then a right on to Harrison Rd. first property on the right. Watch for signs!

Open 10 AM - 3 PM Dec. 12

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Great Harvest Moon Gourds

"The Summer ends and Autumn's here, the moon is bright and the skies are clear..." 

Classic, winking Harvest Moon gourd has been created from a large, round, and dried bushel gourd. Hand painted, and generously sprinkled with gold glitter and poly-sealed.  Each one is signed and dated. All sit flat and are waiting to make a debut at your home. These vintage-inspired moons would make a great addition to your Halloween or Fall decorations.
There are 3 available. (Note: due to the nature of hand produced pieces, there will be a slight difference in each; lending to the uniqueness of my pieces)
Approx 12" tall.
Cost: $45.00 each + $6.95 for shipping

Email me if interested at with your email address, and mailing address and I wills end you a Paypal Invoice for payment.

Moons will ship within 3-5 business days after receiving payment.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Gourds for Sale!  ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD!

Just in Time for Halloween season.  A Trio Halloween Tricksters. All handcrafted from dried gourds, cleaned, sculpted and hand painted.   Sorry, but the Cat has been sold!

Approx 8" tall x 4" wide

Please choose from the Owl
Garlic Head (to ward off vampires)
or Pumpkin Boy

Available individually for $25.00 each or all three for $65.00.

Shipping charges apply - add $6.95 for one, $4.95 for 2 or more within the continental US.
Please message me with your email and mailing address and I will send a PayPal invoice.

Products ships upon receipt of payment.

Vintage Inspired JOL's - There are 3 left!

Individually hand painted vintage-inspired JOL's with paper mache witches hats. Created from dried cannon ball gourds each is approx. 5"-6" tall. They come mounted on a natural wood slab.

Available individually for $16.95 each + 3.95 shipping within the continental US

Shipping charge discount if ordering 2 or more!

Please message me with your email and mailing address and I will send a PayPal invoice.

Products ships upon receipt of payment.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sneak Peek for The Thornville Backwoods Fest Show:  Where it is Rustic/Vintage/Re-Purposed or Salvaged, this is your quirky alternative to Vintage and Shabby Chic re-purposed jewelry and decor!

No gourds!

It is with much dismay that I have to share that there will be limited gourd designs this fall. You see, my friend and gourd farmer of 10+ years has retired. What started as a quick friendship over 10 years ago, and a mutual interest in gardening has now come to end. John was a farmer who managed several 100's of acres in central Ohio. His plantings ranged from straw, hay, corn, and soybeans to Indian corn, small ornamental gourds and pumpkins.

Then 9 years ago, I introduced him to the world of gourds. I purchased a handful of true seeds from the State's Gourd Show and John planted about an acre or so to see what would happen. they produced the best sizes and shapes of gourds. Just in time for fall harvest, he was able to take most of them and sell at the local fairs and farmer's markets.
I got the first pick of the crop to make into my art. Every year they seemed to get bigger and better. We added in more variety as the time went.

Even though I traveled to several out of state gourds shows and visited a few different gourd growers through-out the US, John's gourds were still always the best. I looked forward to climbing into the corn cribs where he put them to dry out over the winter, (mice and all) and discover what treasures laid beneath the mold and dirt. At the end he was producing, martins, cannonballs, canteen, bushels, apples, penguin, swan and spinner gourds. He and his family cleaned and scrubbed them and folks from all around would come and purchase them for their fall decorating.

As like many of us, John and his wife were looking forward to retiring and enjoying their lives without the back-breaking physical work that comes with farming. There was no planting in the spring of 2014, which meant no dried gourds for the harvest in 2015. Other than my meager, dwindling stock pile, John's gourds are no more.

I have been able to create a few pieces with what I have available to me, but have been searching far and wide to finding those that are comparable and affordable. Gone are the beautiful large round ones that I favor so much in my designs. I have to replace my designs with ones that are so much smaller, but still quite nice and they come all the way from Arizona.

So this year, I have had to substitute by gourding with a different kind of crafting and have taken the year off to paint, re-furbish, re-purpose and re-claim furniture and findings.  Please take the time to enjoy the new offerings I have gathered this year.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 show schedule

2015 Show Schedule
(more to be added as shows develop)

Delaware Art Festival - Delaware OH
May 16-17
Downtown Delaware

Dispatch Home & Garden Show
and Holiday Fest
- Columbus OH
September 11-13
Ohio State Fairgrounds

The Backwoods Fest -  Thornville, OH
September 18-19-20
Highpoint Rd, Thornville, OH

Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival - Coshocton, OH
October 16-17-18
Historic Roscoe Village
Coshocton, OH

See Additional PENDING SHOWS...


New Bremen Pumpkinfest

September 26, New Bremen, OH10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The showcase will highlight area Artisans that create jewelry, art photography, stained and blown glass, sculptures, and more.

Arts and Crafts Bazaar - Westerville, OH
October 24,  10-3PMWesterville Central High SchoolWesterville, OH

Mark Twain Craft Bazaar - Westerville, OH
November 7
Westerville North High School, 
950 County Line Road, Westerville, Ohio

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ho Ho Ho
As much as I don't want to admit it, Christmas is fast approaching. So I have decided to jump on the holiday express and am up to my eyeballs in glitter, snowman, vintage fabrics, paints and of course, gourds!

Just a few Christmas shows on the calendar, and time is tickin' away. I love this time of the year, and I get all caught up in the excitement. I am furiously working on a batch of snow folk for a Nov. 22 show. I have my eyes on pile of gourds just waiting to be transformed into nativities, and then there are elves and Santa's and oh, so much more. I needed this  for the fall; drive, energy and ambition, but alas it has come and gone.

I have neglected my postings and promise to make use of this more in the future. I will be posting new creations as they are completed.  

Thanks for stopping by, Wishing you all the Merriest of Seasons!