Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This Weekend!!!! (Dec 18-20)

(I know that most of you saw this last time, but I just wanted to re-post for anyone that may have missed it.)
 
The Sanford Pottery Festival Presents  
  The North Carolina Pottery Fair

Great Christmas gifts * A Holiday Tradition Begins
The largest pottery festival in North Carolina creating a major event to bring the flavor of the Seagrove and Sanford pottery to Raleigh.
 North Carolina State Fair Grounds Holshouser Building ("Village of Yesteryear" building)


 December 18-20
Fridays - 1pm - 6pm
Saturdays - 10am - 6pm
Sundays - Noon - 5pm

The largest pottery festival in North Carolina creating a major event to bring the flavor of the Seagrove and Sanford pottery to Raleigh.

50 Booths!!! 

Children under 10 admitted Free. Because you love them, and they are the future pottery collectors of North Carolina and some could become potters or art teachers.

Complimentary wine tasting
2 North Carolina wineries each weekend
Saturdays Noon - 6pm
Sundays Noon - 5pm


Non-pottery Traditional Arts and Crafts:
leather, glass, soap, woodworking, orchids and more

Liquidambar Studio will be there! Please stop by and say hello.  If you mention the blog I will give you 20% off the sale!!!

Wednesday Window Late on Thursday


Ok - he is going to kill me when he sees this.  It was Christmas morning 2003.  He knows how to make us smile!

Santa Swap!

I was so excited to get my package from Brie (briehernandez.blogspot.com)!!!! It was all packaged in a cute snowman box, since I love snowmen.  There were a bunch of mint choclate candy canes (a few are missing from the picture) and a police badge from where she works.  There were also a cute pair of bow earrings and a beautiful pair of earrings that she made! Oh, a Texas Christmas card, too!


Thanks Brie!!!! Merry Christmas.
and thank you to The Mommy Files for doing this! 
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/12/link-your-santa-swap-goodies/

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday Window


 This is a picture of my sister and I around 1971.  I am the one on the left if you haven't guessed.  I miss taking my children to see Santa (now they are 18 and 15).  Buying for Christmas gets harder and harder as they get older. Before my daughter wanted a Barbie and my son wanted a toy truck - now my son wants a real "Barbie" and my daughter wants a real truck!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sanford Pottery Fair

The Sanford Pottery Festival Presents  
  The North Carolina Pottery Fair

Great Christmas gifts * A Holiday Tradition Begins
The largest pottery festival in North Carolina creating a major event to bring the flavor of the Seagrove and Sanford pottery to Raleigh.
 North Carolina State Fair Grounds Holshouser Building ("Village of Yesteryear" building)

 















Two Extended Weekends
December 11 - 13
December 18-20
Fridays - 1pm - 6pm
Saturdays - 10am - 6pm
Sundays - Noon - 5pm

The largest pottery festival in North Carolina creating a major event to bring the flavor of the Seagrove and Sanford pottery to Raleigh.

50 Booths!!! 

Children under 10 admitted Free. Because you love them, and they are the future pottery collectors of North Carolina and some could become potters or art teachers.


Complimentary wine tasting
2 North Carolina wineries each weekend
Saturdays Noon - 6pm
Sundays Noon - 5pm



Non-pottery Traditional Arts and Crafts:
leather, glass, soap, woodworking, orchids and more


Liquidambar Studio will be there BOTH weekends! Please stop by and say hello.  If you mention the blog I will give you 20% off the sale!!!


And I have to say a special Thank you to Blase' He helped John and I at the Cary show. Don't know how we could have done it without him!  Please visit his blog if you want some good reading.  http://blaseimho.blogspot.com

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Original Workbox Giveaway - EZ View Desk Top





This is an amazing giveaway!!! Go to Capadia Designs
http://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/scrapbox-ez-view-giveaway-starts-today.html
or Lovely Little Handmades
http://lovelylittlehandmades.blogspot.com/2009/12/12-blogs-of-christmas-giveaway.html
or Park City Girl
http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/scrapbox-charity-giveaway.html
or Auntie Thesis
http://auntiethesis.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-original-scrapbox-12-blogs-of.html
or Nichole Giles
http://nicholegiles.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-book-is-here-and-huge-givaway-for.html
or Stephanie Howell
http://stephaniehowell.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/12/the-mother-of-all-giveaways-.html
 or Crafty Makers
 http://craftymakes.blogspot.com/2009/12/original-scrapbox-christmas-giveaway.html
or Rachelle Writes
http://rachellewrites.blogspot.com/2009/12/original-scrapbox-gives-back-with-12.html

or Priscilla Styles

http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2009/12/scrapbox-hugh-giveaway.html
or Vanilla Joy
http://www.vanillajoy.com/weekend-giveaway-ez-view-desktop-and-craft-desk.html
or Life as Lou
http://lifeaslou.blogsome.com/2009/12/04/the-original-scrapbox-gives-back-with-the-12-blogs-of-christmas/
The Original Workbox is giving away the EZ View Desk Top (pictured in white) to 12 - yes twelve winners!  The 12 winners will then be entered to with the Scrapbox Desk above (pictured in black)!!!!!!!

The drawing ends on December 11th so click on the link above and get started.  There are hundreds of ways to enter!!!

Cary Ole Time Winter Festival

7th Ole Time Winter Festival in the Heart of Cary

December 5th, 10am - 5pm

West Chatham Street (between Harrison and Academy)
(parking is in the community parking deck at the intersection of Academy and Chapel Hill Road) 

There will be 45 art and craft vendors!!! Please come shop and support local artists! Liquidambar Studio is Booth #27.



There will also be:

 Letters to Santa: Santa's Mailbox at Town Hall.
Santa's Workshop: Herbert C. Young Community Center, 10am.- 1pm
The Artist Within: Town of Cary Employees Artist's Reception: Town Hall, 3-5pm
Page-Walker Arts & History Open House: Page-Walker, 4-6pm.
Town of Cary Tree Lighting Ceremony and presentation of the Community Tree: Town Hall, 6pm
Cary Players presents: It's a Wonderful Life: Town Hall Council Chamber, 8pm



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wednesday Window


Ok, it is December - my studio is decorated! (All I do is put up a wreath - the lights on the railings stay up year round, because it is so dark out there and I have fallen down the steps one too many times.)  But it is hard to believe that we have had our studio for 1 year now.  Time goes by so quickly!!!!

Love of Mushrooms

Nature is Art  So, my love for mushrooms is fairly new (a couple of years).  I first started taking a few pictures of mushrooms around our p...