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Best Public Open House Where We Drink Wine and Friends Shop for Stuff

I know it's October. I know no one (maybe?) is thinking about the holidays; but each year, I hear that some of our local friends who look forward to this event have something planned over it. SO, here is a bit of early planning if you are that person. Also, can I tell you how much I LOVE seeing people excited about giving my work as gifts and the opportunity to come by the shop for actual shopping hours like in the past when I spent over 10 years being downtown with daily hours? It's really a highlight of the season for me.  This event is open to the public (the wine is just an added optional Friday night shopping...

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October things we love

Fall is a beautiful season in the Midwestern US, with the coveted changing leaves, warm days and crisp evenings. I gain a lot of personal inspiration from the new outdoor hues. Here a few things that I'm feelin' right now.   from Better Homes and Gardens    Dark gray is being called one of the upcoming color trends of 2017, but it's been on trend for quite some time already. Beautiful and moody.  from Elle Decor   This bathroom. from Suzy Hoodless   When I worked as an Assistant Manager at Goodwill, many years ago, I used to collect old flatware. Never found anything as lovely as this gold set, though. from Neiman Marcus  

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Hello again!

Hello everyone! If you're new here, hello! If we're old friends, good to see you again. You've likely noticed the name change and sophisticated photos of the new look. This transition from stained glass, or often referred to as cold glass, to my current love, hot glass, has been unfolding for the last 9 years. I've worked in glass since 1995 and have greatly enjoyed creating and restoring windows for homes, businesses and churches in that time. With raising my daughter in her earliest years in a glass studio, I had looked for a move that would address the safety of some of the products from the restoration and production of stained glass windows. As I was doing this, I began kiln-working...

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