Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just a Little Late!

I know it's a little late, but HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY from rhubarb reign! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it's so uncomplicated, at least compared to Christmas. That always feels like a marathon, while V-Day is just a walk in the park.

But we love making projects for both. The challenge for February is to make an item special enough for the holiday, but with broad enough appeal it can be left out year-round. Color is key in doing just that. Here are a few examples of what we came up with, starting with the photoholders pictured above.*

Add to that our altered-art trophies and heart-shaped magnets;

as well as these collaged candy tins. Sweet!

Grayslake (where these pictures were taken) was a great show -- thanks to all who came out to support it! Garden was hands-down the biggest seller, followed by industrial and then smalls. Guess mid-30s felt like spring, compared to the single digits earlier in the week.
And now we're working on next weekend. Make plans now to join us for Wheaton this Saturday; remember to print out the coupon below for half-off your admission. As always, make as many as you'd like to share with friends. And speaking of garden, the Wheaton Antique Market will feature a second show -- the Chicago Suburban Orchid Sale -- going on at the same time. Join us for a little taste of spring. xo

*Our thanks to JoAn Babb for permission to use her bottle idea!

1 comment:

Glenda said...

Love your originality. Wish I could make it to one of the winter shows. Just waiting on Allegan!