October 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
The summer is officially behind us. The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and cold, and the days are shorter while the sunsets are more expressive. All telltale signs that the holidays are fast approaching. Typically, I wait until the last minute to buy my gifts or spend the final days before Christmas developing carpal tunnel while I try to finish the last of five scarves. Last year was really the first year that I actually planned ahead and bought gifts months in advance which made it easier on my pocketbook and was actually pretty fun since it wasn’t a frenzied rush.
If you would like to do some early gift shopping, or if you just want to find something unique for yourself, check out the Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale on November 6th. This event is coordinated by Siren Nation, an organization that supports and creates opportunities for women artists and performers. I’ll have a booth along with a huge group of talented artisan women. The entire event is from Nov. 3-6 and includes an amazing music and film line up at locations all around Portland. To find out more about the complete event, click on the link: http://sirennation.org/
The Art and Craft Sale that I am participating in is Sunday, November 6, 11:00-5:00 pm. Plus, the event is being held at the Kennedy School where Josh and I got married 6 years ago (wow, really???). See you there!
October 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
October brings another great location to purchase Frawn jewelry and accessories. This shop is especially dear to me because it’s in my neighborhood in downtown St. Johns in Portland. Etcetera is light and airy with beautifully composed displays for home furnishings and gifts. As a mother and daughter collaboration, the daughter is the artistic partner while the mother brings 20 years of retail experience. These two strengths are evident as you walk through the store where you can find a beautiful assortment of cards, furniture, dishes, towels, jewelry and accessories. So please, check out the shop and support a new St Johns business and your local designers. The store is located at 7373 N. Burlington Ave, around the corner from the toy store.
Here is a link to their facebook site: