Monday, November 30, 2020

Good Monday morning! I want to share a little with you this morning. We have just had Thanksgiving and it seems everyone is anxious to get to Christmas. We all need a little more joy in our life right? How about, as we move toward Christmas, that we remember Who we are celebrating this season.

Many are also looking to take a new path in the coming year .... leaving behind the mixed emotions of 2020 and looking with cheer at a new year. {Hey I am a poet and didn't know it! LOL} Many are looking for new opportunities at work or personally, new relationships - personal or business, and much more.

My hubby and I have already decided a thing or two about the coming year. One big thing for Cynthia Welch Designs is that we are cutting back on shows. At this point we are keeping only one show on the calendar. More on that show as it gets closer. Shows are awesome ways to meet new customers and other artists. They are also a LOT of work to show & sell our merch in a very short time.

This change will give us more time to develop in other areas. It'll give us more time to work on new handmade merch ideas, build our skills in the ones we decide to try & keep. It will also give us more time to concentrate on our local followers and customers.

I will be keeping my booth at Joe's Boots of Houma. This booth is one of our mainstays. You will continue to find a great selection of merch and fair prices. As long as it continues to work out for me and Lagniappe Shoppe in Thibodaux, I will continue to have merch there too. 95% of my merch is not duplicated so you will find different amazing pieces in each location ... Joe's Boots of Houma and Lagniappe Shoppe in Thibodaux.

This coming year we are wanting to develop new items that are handmade by me, hubby and our daughter. I have an online course I signed up for to learn a "new to me" painting technique. I have specific thing I want to try my hand at. It will help beautify your home and will be handmade by me. I'll share more on that project and the painting class in other posts. Dh has already started on seasonal project. He is making and selling pallet Christmas trees. He has another project he wants to work on to have available this spring and summer. Dd is getting more involved in The Barn, my shop, developing her own projects. When she has something ready to show you or tell you about, we'll do so!

What would you love to see us develop or start making? We love suggestions from our friends and customers. Drop us a line at and share your idea(s) or leave a comment below.

God bless you,

Cindy Welch

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Happy Tuesday peeps! I hope you are having fabulous fall weather and a fabulous Tuesday. So what is going on today in The Barn? Well, let me tell you! November 20-22, 2020 we are attending Market At the Mill in New Roads, LA. It is beautiful show in a very vintage venue. It is held in downtown New Roads in the Cotton Seed Oil Mill. Let me tell you, this very vintage venue has a soaring roofline and is wide open for events such as this.

Cynthia Welch Designs will be bringing merch that ranges from smalls, to mediums to bigs. Smalls are things that are typically smaller pieces of home decor. Examples would include coasters, vintage small bowl that would hold jewelry, a candy dish, tea towels, etc.

Mediums are bigger than a small (duh!) but smaller than furniture. It might include something like a decorative wood ladder, galvanized bucket, oversized candlestick or vase, etc.

Large merch would include merch like furniture, trunks, wall art, milk can, etc.

I encourage you to take a day or weekend during November 20-22 to browse, shop and even purchase Christmas gifts!  It is the perfect outing for a girls day (or weekend) out and away.  

There is Best Western in New Roads that is a short drive from the Mill. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from for dining. St. Francisville is only about a 15-20 minute drive from New Roads. There is plenty to keep you busy in the charming town of New Roads.

Have questions? You can PM me on Facebook if you like!

God Bless,
Cindy Welch