Thursday, October 27, 2016

Guest Artist - CAINFUSIONS

CainFusions has been having a wonderful time with a new technique called “Tapestry”. There are additional steps involved in creating the strips of color that are used, but the results are unique & stunning. We’ll be showing a variety of color layouts in various dishware pieces at “Counting Your Blessings”. We also accept special orders for specific colors in specific pieces. Remember that each of these are one-of-a-kind! Shop early for the widest selection
at Counting Our Blessings. Ipen 10-5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November and the first week in December.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


We couldn't have asked for better weather to get things in order for our Opening Night next Thursday. This is an awesome October and we are looking for mighty fine weather next week. Come join us! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


For this holiday season Natalie Thomas, owner of The Potter's Obsession Gallery & Teaching Facility, wanted to create height for the holiday table. This can be achieved nicely with her wheel thrown cake stands and pedastal bowls. Some simple, yet elegant in a white glaze while others are inspired by nature. This year she has created a series of serving dishes with impressions of pine needles, stained and glazed in an opalescence glaze. These pieces will bring a soft but festive touch to your table.
We can't forget about our dear fairies and have supplied them with a selection of their own holiday decor. Natalie has created adorable pieces for a fairy winter wonderland. Complete with Santa's mailbox, bird baths, sleds, signs, skate ponds and more. Change up your fairy garden accessories to fit the season! Come check out Fairyland located in the garden and lit up for the holidays at Counting Our Blessings.

Monday, October 24, 2016


These gnomes are waiting to meet you at Counting Our Blessings. The large one on the right is a stepping stone and the little guy in the middle is a "sitter" who can perch on the edge of a step or shelf. He has space between his hands to hold whatever fits there like a tea light or a little star, for example. Finally it wouldn't be a holiday celebration with out a gnome Santa sporting bright stars on his robe. All are "outdoor-able" and made of concrete.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


This is a series of small hearts and varied house shapes that can be combined in many different ways to make a cool wall collage.  They are made form lightweight concrete with hangers aon the back sides.  Find these amdn many more new things at Counting our Blessings open 10-5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November and the first week in December.


Here is a group of new stepping stones inspired by the ocean. While walking the beach each morning in North Carolina, I collected these really beautiful ocean-washed shell fragments. Sort of like the way the water softens the edges of sea glass, these thick shell fragments had been worn smooth on the edges but retained the striations in the shell surface. We used them in simple mosaic patterns on three sizes, 8" square, 6" x 13" and 13" square.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Frank Mangiaracina has used a variety of beautiful woods to create both decorative and functional items for the home including hors de oeuvres trays, ipad/tablet stands, cutting boards, keepsake boxes, and candle holders. He and his wife Kris have worked together to create wall and tabletop decorative pieces utilizing hand-painted tiles inspired by the vivid colors of nature and enhanced with unique frames fashioned from exotic woods.
Frank loves wood, how it smells when working it, it's beautiful grains and colors...his love for the material shows in his impeccable craftsmanship. You can see for yourself at Counting Our Blessings
Open 10-5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November and the first week in December.