Saturday, November 5, 2011

Holiday inspiration and weekend events featuring talented friends

Here are a few great places for holiday inspiration if you find yourself in the Gainesville, GA area this weekend!

Don't miss Iron Accents in Clermont, where the beautiful annual open house is underway....

.....owner Valerie and her talented crew of lovely ladies have been working non-stop to decorate to the hilt.....

....but I don't want to give it all away so be sure to stop by and check it out--you will be amazed and inspired!

At the 20th annual "Marketplace" at the Gainesville Civic Center (where Iron Accents also has a gorgeous booth) I ran into a few of my favorite talented artist friends....

.....Chris Loeb of Three Birds Studio is such an amazing jewelry artist, who not only makes the most fabulous trendy creations in glittery glam, but also has the sweetest personality ever!
She is assisted by her lovely friend Andra (an equally talented artist who has a booth at Lakewood 400).....
.....and it's always a joy to chat with her and see what stunning pieces she has been creating....
.....hmm...I'll take one of each......
.....I don't know how she does it all--with so many holiday shows--and she also sells monthly at Lakewood 400 and Scott's Antique markets......
.....where she always seems to have tons of new creations every time.....
....I'm starting to think she must have a few elves down in the basement hard at work!

Bev Norris, of Cottage Farm Chic, is another amazing and lovely artist friend who does so many shows it makes my head spin!
Bev, accompanied by her sweet and vivacious friend Mary Kay, always has a stunning booth filled with the latest in trendy and unique merchandise.....
....and you can find her at Lakewood 400 every month in Hall G where her booth is always a show stopper!

I was delighted to discover these amazing gals--Sue Sigmon Nosach and Debbie Torbett of 2 Broken Broads --who are creating stunning works of art with an inspirational outreach.
As "friends bound by ovarian cancer join their talents to show that broken does not mean without beauty and purpose" they create their gorgeous windows from broken and discarded glass.......
.....to inspire new perspectives in others, while using a portion of the proceeds to further research of gynecological cancers! How Totally Awesome!!!

I have no doubt they are in for a meteoric rise to stardom with their gorgeous creations and inspirational purpose! (Good luck with CL, gals!)

4 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful! The green walls, the farm table with all the white Christmas decorations are so Perfect! Thank you for sharing. Ciao Rita

Air Bohemia said...

We're talkin' some serious creative overload here...what fun...and why is GAW-gia so far away...!!!

Have fun girl...s

Kim said...

YUMMO for the eyes!

Wanda said...

Loved the beautiful pics from the Gainesville show! Hope your bit of a break refreshes you!
Wanda @Upcycled Interiors