Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Guest Artist: A

Amy Persechini has always loved the art of mosaic. The idea of breaking dishes and putting them back together in a pleasing way is very satisfying. She loves color and patterns and textures and mixing them all together. Amy does a lot of custom frames, too, where she can put names and dates within the colorful mosaic pieces. These make great gifts for a new baby, a wedding, a birthday, what have you. And if you have special dishes that are broken or chipped, she can make you a truly meaningful frame.

Discover these frames and much more at GROW HAPPY, our spring sale opening this Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From the Summer's Garden
8601 Barkley St.
Overland Park, KS 662123

Grow Happier Musicians: IKE AND NANCY LAJOIE

Ike and Nancy LaJoie will help you to grow happy at our Grow Happy Hour this Thursday from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. Come enjoy live dulcimer music and refreshments. You are invited to toast the opening of our spring sale with a Sunset Smile cocktail (virgin or full octane).
GROW HAPPIER...the best way to grow.

From the Summer's Garden
8601 Barkley Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Monday, April 29, 2019

Guest Artist: LIZZ DORGAN

We are very excited to have guest artist Lizz Dorgan's wonderfully made stained and fused glass pieces in our GROW HAPPY sale this spring. She used an explosion of colorful glass in her mini-stakes of flowers, cats and dogs, butterflies, dragonflies, birdhouses and birds. You'll find these beautiful pieces and much more at GROW HAPPY opening this week on Thursday, May 2 from 4:00-8:00 pm.

From the Summer's Garden
8601 Barkley St, Overland Park, KS  66212

Friday, April 26, 2019

GROW HAPPY Fun Saturday Activity

Our first fun weekend activity for GROW HAPPY is sponsored by South 20 Studios. Come design and assemble your own Grow Happy tin flower. This free, make and take project is available on Saturday, May 4th from 1-3pm while supplies last.

GROW HAPPY at From the Summer's Garden
8601 Barkley Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Saturday, April 20, 2019


Amy Persechini makes one of a kind flowers for your garden out of vintage glass and china pieces that she collects. The center of the flowers are embellished with vintage earrings and brooches. They can withstand all kinds of weather so it is perfectly fine to leave them in your garden all year round.Come see these flowers on bloom at GROW HAPPY. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May, 10:00am -5:00pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Guest Artist: BEMBY YOCUM

The GROW HAPPY sale is just around the corner and Bemby Yocum has added new bird designs to help celebrate spring finally arriving! You will find these sweet little birds that can sit on your window sill, on message blocks with HAPPY sayings, greeting cards and on a number of other products. To help you bring those HAPPY spring blooms inside you will find hanging bud vases, some with beads and a bird or two as well. For your yard , Bemby and her husband, have designed birdhouses that your feathered friends will be HAPPY to build their nests in! 
Mark your calendars for the GROW HAPPY sale! The From the Summer’s Garden Spring Sale starts Thursday evening May 2, 4-8 pm and then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday May to June 2. Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019


SATURDAY, MAY 4 9:30 AM 12:00 NOON $25
Use rigid foam stamps to print tissue in bright colors to create a variety of patterned papers. Learn a simple collage technique to create a set of beautiful handmade paper bowls. Beautiful by themselves, these bowls can be used functionally for serving candy or snacks. They can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019


Trillium bags
What can you use these darling petal drawstring bags for? Any small thing, such as gifts, coins, buttons, jewelry, sachets, jelly beans, wrapped candy, Barbie shoes, Lego parts… These are made by Phyllis Carlyle from quality quilting cottons.

Mega Coasters
Using improvisational piecing and quilting, Phyllis Carlyle’s Mega Coasters/Mini-Placemats are perfect for desks and small tables. They hold a beverage AND a snack! They are perfect for bringing hot dishes from the microwave to table. Add to a mug or bowl for a great gift—each one is unique!

Mosaic-decorated containers & trays
·Use small pots to hold pens, candy, floral arrangements
·Use small trays for candles, coasters, keys, coins, etc.
·Use large trays to serve or to organize i kitchen or bath

Watch Whimseys Jewelry
A little bit Steampunk, a little bit vintage, describes Phyllis Carlyle’s Watch Whimsies jewelry. Made from authentic 30-70 year old watch dials and parts found in a local watch parts supply house, Phyllis combines them with jewelry findings, beads, ICE resin and more to create unique necklaces, earrings and pins.
Visit GROW HAPPY to see all of Phyllis' work!
From the Summer's Garden Spring Sale
starting Thursday evening May 2, 4-8 and then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May to June 2.
Open 10:00am-5:00pm.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Jim Drummond is a woodworker who grew up in Kansas City and moved to Overland Park in 1980. Jim came by woodworking through home maintenance DIY projects. Upon retiring in 2009, Jim started taking on larger projects referred to him by the Kansas City Woodworking Guild. Jim's work can now be seen on a midtown KC sidewalk, a crossroad community garden, a Prairie Village office patio and at 15 area restaurants. A high point in Jim's career was the museum-quality portrait frames made with American black walnut and figured maple inlay. From the Summer's Garden is excited to include Jim’s “man cave” vibe this Spring, consisting of new and old wood, much of it up-cycled from the cut-offs left by other projects. Beautiful, fine craftsmanship paired with a sense of humor! You will GROW HAPPY taking home some of his clever work!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


 7 Ways to Grow Happy
1. GROW HAPPY… in the present, here and now. 
2. GROW HAPPY... literally- use fast growing wheat seed to spell out GROW HAPPY, a living example.
3. GROW HAPPY…get out and walk! It increases natural endorphins, helps you to grow happy ... and thinner!
4. GROW HAPPY....make someone’s day with an unexpected act of kindness, a little plant, or a small gift.
5. GROW HAPPY…laugh with your friends and family.
6. GROW HAPPY…give a hug…to a friend, family member, or a beloved pet!
7. GROW HAPPY…it’s the best choice! Visit our spring sale every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May.  
Open 10:00 -5:00
From the Summer's Garden
8601 Barkley Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

Monday, April 1, 2019



THURSDAY, MAY 23         7:00 -9:30 PM    $40

GROW HAPPY learning how fused glass is made. Rita Sherman will explain the process and show you how to make your own fused glass Happy Serving Plate measuring 8" X 8".  At the end of the session, she will take the finished plates home to fire at her studio and bring them back to FTSG the following weekend.
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