Saturday, November 27, 2010


Bill Jones made wonderfully fragrant handmade soaps and skin cremes for Heaven and Nature Sing, and Lori Woods made custom votive candles to match these same scents. It makes it easy to put together color and scent coordinated gift sets. You can also add an interesting leaf or snowflake soap dish in the same colors or a textured ceramic soap dish by Lynn Baxley. Bill has worked with Project Mexico for many years. A portion of his profits from this sale are generously donated to St. Innocents Orphanage through Project Mexico.

Nature Sings is a wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests.

Angel's Song is refreshing and clean. It will remind you of the fresh clean smell of winter air while walking down a snow-covered path. This fragrance begins with top notes of fresh lime and menthol; middle notes of Douglas fir and lavender; with full-body base notes of eucalyptus and pine.

Ready to start decorating for the Christmas season? Why not decorate your home with the scent of fresh Christmas tree? Underneath the Christmas Tree fragrance begins with top notes of pine and fresh lime; with middle notes of cardamom and pepper; with a base note of Scotch pine.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This is one of three handmade paper ornaments in the Heaven& Nature Sing collection this year. Each piece is hand cast from recycled paper pulp and coated with French gesso giving it a porcelain-like finish.

The same three angels are also available as photo or card picks handy for placing into potted plants or floral arrangements.

This is a detail of the angel paper bowl in the collection for this year.

Heaven & Nature Sing Paper Mache Collection

Sunday, November 14, 2010


With the recent daylight savings change it seems that night falls heavily and quickly. I am having difficulty letting go of the long, light days of summer. Tonight though, the sky was at peace and the winds were still. The lights in the garden were especially beautiful. Sale time is exciting and we thank you all for sharing it with us.

This happy snowman was given to us when discovered on its way to the dump in a customer's trunk. A bit of touch up and now he greets customers as they arrive at the Holiday Gift Open House high atop his arbor post.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Lori Woods from 5B & Company Candlemakers in Brookside has done a fantastic job creating our custom votives for Heaven & Nature Sing. This year we are featuring NATURE SINGS, ANGEL'S SONG and UNDERNEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE. In addition to these themed scents, Lori has 13 popular scents at the Holiday Gift Open House that will add a sense of warmth and fragrance to your holiday celebrations.

Nature Sings is light green in color and smells like a crisp winter morning.

Angel's Song is a rich, deep raspberry and brings to mind the winter garden.

Remember when you were underneath a real Christmas tree trying to hold it steady while trying to tighten the turn screws at the same time? This votive smells just like it did underneath your Christmas tree and is a beautiful deep green.


Lizz Dorgan is our talented new stained and fused glass artist at the Holiday Gift Open House. Take a look at this cool Christmas tree ornament, her latest invention. It combines fused glass pieces with recycled cork. They really catch your eye when as they hang on the tree or in a sunny window.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Mary from Rimman's Liquor brought considerable holiday cheer in the form of delicious wines from local wineries. Shoppers were able to taste and order those they liked at a discount while shopping at the Holiday Gift Open House. Many thanks to Mary for a very fun afternoon!

Glassware artist Kay Young was on hand to sign customer purchases of her colorful glassware. She offers a great selection of beautiful hand-painted glasses which serve as the perfect compliment to the wines available. These are on sale right now at the Holiday Gift Open House.


Karen Skillett has made wonderful magnet boards for this year's Holiday Gift Open House. She just brought in these terrific ornaments featuring four little magnets on a metal base. You can use the holiday image that comes with it or replace it with a favorite photo. This is a perfect gift idea for family and friends and looks great on the Christmas tree!