Creating premium, functional, but beautiful crafts is my passion. I love the feel of the stone, metal, wood, resins or glass in my hands. When my hands are stained with ink or paint, I truly feel a part of the creative process. In my blog you'll find my thoughts on what is going on in the studio, ramblings on what I am trying to learn, or new avenues I am exploring. Oh, you'll also find reviews about shows we have done, shops we like to frequent, and so on.
Monday, September 25, 2017
3 Months and Counting
I just looked at the calendar on
my computer and realized something big .... Christmas is 3 months from
today! Yikes! Better get busy with Christmas gifts! Be sure to read to the end about a wish list and layaway opportunity.
The painted pieces in my shop are
all one of a kind pieces. Sooooo, this
means when they are gone, they are gone.
Even if I found the exact same piece to paint again, it won't look the
same as the previous one. It is very
hard to duplicate a piece for a few reasons.
I don’t always remember what I’ve done to a piece to get the look. I don’t usually keep records of it
either. I suppose I should keep records
for those occasional pieces I could attempt to duplicate like mason jars and so
Now when it comes to the designs
on my tumbled travertine coasters, I can duplicate those with no trouble. Same goes for my cup holder (car) coasters. If you see something you like and want to
change a color or two, we can discuss that option.
Some of the popular options for
gifting coasters are my monogram designs.
This design is great for the person who has everything. I can change the color of the design but most
people go with black. It is hard to
match someone’s décor without a swatch, which is what I’d need to get as close
as possible to their color scheme. A
good second choice for color is Timber Brown, which is a dark brown similar to chocolate
Other popular designs include sports-themed
coasters for LSU and the Saints. I also
have fleur de lis coasters with no reference to football and no wording on
them. This keeps them neutral enough
that almost anyone will enjoy them. If
you or your recipient favor inspirational or religious themes, I have coasters
with inspirational phrases and scriptures on them as well.
Even at this date in September,
we must remember to allow time for processing orders and shipping. I ship via Priority Mail through the USPS for
most items, including any of my coasters.
The USPS has three holidays between now and the end of November than can
impact shipping. They are observed as
Federal Holidays follows:
Monday, October 9--Columbus Day
Friday, November 10--Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23--Thanksgiving
If you are local to my area and
want to avoid shipping charges, please contact me prior to ordering and I’ll
contact you about free local pick up. I
live in Houma, LA and have an arrangement for pick up at a local retail
business during normal business hours.
This provides safety for you, the customer, and myself.
Christmas Wish List
I would love to help you with
your Christmas gift purchases. I will
even work with you to make up a Christmas Wish List of items you’d like to receive
for you to give your family members. Remember
spending time looking at the Wish Books as kids? I know my brother and I could generate quite
a list from those Sear’s Wish Books. This
list would be from items currently available in my online shop. Remember, some pieces are one of a kind and
cannot be duplicated so it’s important to list more than one item. There is no charge for this service. Check out my website by clicking here.
I also offer layaway. Here is how it works. Choose the item you want to put on layaway
Date of Layaway: 50% or more due to hold it
November 1-10: ½ of Balance Due
December 1-10: Balance Due and pick up layaway
Accepted Forms of Payment
major credit or debit cards
with credit/debit cards may be taken over the phone.
I hope you’ll consider shopping
with me for your Christmas gifts. Please
share this post so others can shop smart:
shop small, shop local.