Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Have You Seen This?

Thanksgiving used to mark the beginning of the holiday season but more and more we seem to slide into the festivities at Halloween.  For as much as we enjoy the trick-or-treating kiddies, we also love to dress up ourselves and entertain friends.  Whether we're serving a pumpkin martini (I made that up) or hot apple cider, we still want to slip something under our guests' drinks before they set them down on our carefully culled, mid-century modern coffee table.  Forget about those dorky paper, ghostly cocktail napkins.  Slip one of these silvery webbed coasters under their glass.

Made with hand cut and embossed, white stoneware clay these coasters are made by Noelle at her Moonfire Pottery studio in Saugarties, New York.  Dedicated to making functional pottery, Noelle certainly doesn't leave out the fun in functional.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Save The Date: Suffern Farmer's Market - November 12

Saturday, November 12th is Handmade Hudson Valley 2011!  Don't miss all the amazing craft vendors & artisans with fine handmade gifts for the holidays at the Suffern Farmer's Market.

The location of the market is in the Suffern Municipal Parking lot at the intersection of Orange Ave and Lafayette Ave, next to the train museum.  The hours are 9am-1pm.  Plenty of on site parking.  Rain or shine.

You will find goods from the following members who will be there:






Saturday, October 22, 2011

Last Minute Halloween Pumpkin Designs (No Knife Required)

Halloween is a week away but there's no need to stress if you still haven't done your pumpkin carving activities.  My boyfriend paints pumpkins for his nephews every Halloween, usually the faces of their favorite super hero characters.   I came across some fun ideas from realsimple.com that is fun for the kids and no gooey pumpkin innards need to be gutted.




I always like the traditional. :) Eight more days till Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Where to Find the Hudson Valley Etsy Team This Weekend!

There's a chill in the air, it's full-on harvest time, and it's time to get a head start on the holiday shopping season!

Spice Grove Designs
Gnorasaurus
On Saturday and Sunday, Charlotte of Spice Grove Designs and Kathy of Gnorasaurus will be setting up shop at the 23rd Annual 2011 Miller Craft Fair,
just north of Kingston at
65 Fording Place Road
Lake Katrine, NY.   Hours are 10am - 4pm each day, and the show features handmade crafts and a raffle to benefit the school's scholarship fund.       
                                                
On Sunday, Virginia of Cerulean Blue will be selling her beautiful handmade pottery during the Beacon Market  at the Beacon Sloop Club on the Beacon Waterfront, Long Dock, from 11 am until 4 pm. 


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Autumn in the Hudson Valley Buying Guide

Autumn in the Hudson Valley Buying Guide 


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