Merry Christmas everyone! and thanks to Santa for delivering all the artgoodies packages to the good girls and boys!
So close to the holiday! Hard to believe it, mainly because we are lacking snow I think. There’s always a bit of an eery calm in my studio and house as the packing and shipping and making slow to a near halt. I have cookies and cupcakes in the oven for tomorrow’s festivities and I even got to see my favorite movie, White Christmas, on the big screen yesterday! I have to say I’m really enjoying my friend and family time this year. I hope everyone gets to have a little break this year and spend some quality time with the most important people in their lives.
I’m still having a hard time believing it’s the middle of December! Here are a few more holiday decor pics artgoodies and Vintagegoodies style!
Travel is done for the year, and what a busy busy fall travel season it’s been! I’m home for the holidays and started December with a local show at the UICA, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Holiday artist market. The holiday decorating has also begun at home with my vintage Christmas collection!
I’m already missing the beautiful green leaves and lush plants as the seasons change. Although I am quite thankful for the mild temps we’ve been enjoying, many gray days and stick trees have taken over. So this month I’m saluting the unseen green an ode to all thingsfantastically vibrant and green!
You may have noticed this happening but artgoodies is now completing the conversion of all tea towels into 100% certified organic cotton! I’m really excited about this and it’s been something I’ve been working on literally for years. Sourcing is one of the most difficult parts of business as I’m sure many of you know. The tea towels are now custom made exclusively for artgoodies to my specifications! Awesome right! They look and feel just like the towels you’ve been buying from artgoodies for years but now they are organic! Yay! And the ribbon packaging had a little green change too- they are made of recycled plastic bottles if you can believe that! SO- what does this have to do with the early bird SALE? All remaining conventional cotton stock is on SALE NOW while supplies last! You can SAVE $4 a towel folks! Click HERE and it will take you right to the SALE section in my shop!
I just had an awesome trip to my local farmers market. I love the farmers market plain and simple. Don’t let the chilly weather scare you away and go to yours and stock up on some things. Support local farmers and healthy local food! It’s going to be a long winter and you don’t want to regret not having fresh and delicious food available. So freeze it, can it, and stash those root veggies in the fridge! Think of all those awesome crock pot soups and meals you can make! Not to mention the delicious holiday meals with friends and family! Yum!
I’m really excited about my new booth space here in Grand Rapids! I’ve never rented a booth anywhere before and none of the places ever really felt like a good fit until now. So for those customers who wonder if I have a store where they can shop locally, the answer is I have a small space at Lost & Found. I , of course, fell in love with all the mid century furniture they have, plus the way they style little living/dining room type spaces had me at hello. There is a shopping event there and at the other antique stores next door this Friday from 6-11:30 with wine, snacks, and plenty of vintage goodness!
I did a little sneak of this back in August but wanted to bring them to the forefront as the holiday sneaks up on us! These felt stockings are made of 100% recycled plastic bottles! Awesome and there are 3 styles to choose from: elf, snowflake, and doily. Limited quantities are available and they are moving out the door quickly so make sure to grab yours before the holiday rush is on! Also on the way this week NEW holiday towels in all over elf and snowflake designs!!!
My vintage shop has been awfully quiet due to my travel schedule and the amount of artgoodies work I’ve had on my plate. Time to do some serious RESTOCKING! Here are some great pieces to make your Thanksgiving holiday extra festive! Plus I just added some fantastic melmac plates that will fit right into a fall table setting! Much more to come on the vintage front including vintage Christmas! So keep and eye on my vintage shop at www.vintagegoodies.etsy.com