Gearing up for our Christmas show line-up!

With the garden center winding down for the season we have been on the move, creating, sourcing materials, visiting wholesale customers, shipping orders,  and trying hard to stay a step ahead of the upcoming shows……not to mention adjusting to our newest member of the family, Shaelee a 5 month old puppy, who tries really hard to be good but is still a very very busy girl………..

I  have added a few new shows this year and are anxious to get on the road and meet new people, see new places and show our work.  Last week we got some exciting news………. we were accepted at the Ottawa Signatures Christmas show at Lansdowne Park!   Tho I’ve never participated in this show before I have heard great things about it! Last spring we attended our first Ottawa Signatures  show, it was a great experience to visit a fantastic city filled with friendly people which helped to make it a successful debut.

I have been working extra hard this fall to produce new and innovative products  with an interesting twist!  If you are curious to what that entails……..well,  you have to come and see for yourself :)    I am constantly trying  to challenge myself to come up with something fresh, something  new that fits into my product line, but still  is creative enough to stand out on its own………. I’m lucky to be blessed with customers that have visited my store or show booth for years,  and love to surprise them with something new, for that hard to buy person, or for that certain corner of their home that has yet to be adorned.

My mom and I have searched far and wide and have come home with a bounty of really great materials. I was fortunate to come onto what I think is some of the nicest hardware and tin that I have had in years, not just in color but texture as well, with layers of paint and beautiful patterns.  I also came across some really detailed archetectural corbels that I have plans for ………….curious?  Well like I said before you just have to come and check it out! However thats not all I have been collecting,  I  have abundance of vintage trim, baseboard and doors, boasting all sorts of colors to use for birdhouses and feeders.

Despite all of the shows that we have planned, it seems we are constantly working towards our Christmas Wishes Open House right here at our store in Kincardine Nov 12th, 13th and 14th.  This open house is special to us since we get to personally invite our customers to our location. My mom and I have taken every chance we have had the last couple of months to plan, search for new and unique products and to  prepare for this event. I’m really blessed to have a mom who is not only very supportive of  these endevours but has a talent for custom Christmas  arrangements, and setting up wonderful displays……………. and  not to mention, lucky for me she is very attention to detail.

Well that is all for now, we are planning to leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow for Ottawa, everything is packed, luggage is loaded and we are on our way!

Hope to see you there!