Friday, September 11, 2009

The Art of Denmark Night at Blossom's and Steve's Cheese

Ronnie Swetlie and I spent a lovely evening at the "Art of Denmark Night". We were invited by Tammy Smits, who owns Blossoms, a fabulous floral and gift shop, adjoining Steve's Cheese. She hosted the event, inviting local artists to display and sell their creative works. Ronnie, from Paper Creations who does some awesome work with altered arts and scrapbooking, will be opening up her store here, in Two Rivers, tentatively in the late fall. Everyone had such a great time last night. And unbelieveably, the weather cooperated. Tammy sold brats with sauerkraut, and served "samples" of wine directly in front of the store. There was an array of talent and creativity. Some of the local artists displayed and sold items such as "One of a Kind Handbags", garden stepping stones, art sketches, and paintings, jewelry, wood working, 3D photography, and then we had our tent set up with handcrafted greeting cards and scrapbooking art. And yes, of course, there were fresh veggies. Jennifer Larsen, owner of "All About the Cake" offered samples of scrumptious bakery from her shop. Towards evening's end, we could not resist going into the store, "Blossoms and Steve's Cheese" to get some freshly made cheese curds(they barely made it home...squeeky fresh) and salt water taffy. This was Tammy's second Art of Denmark Night this year, and it was a great turnout. She is definitely the hostess with the mostest. You have to check out her floral shop, "Blossoms". She also sells some beautiful, gifts and crafts, that will really impress. She will soon be selling some of my handcrafted greeting cards in her store, which will add a personal touch to any gift. But, we had an awesome time...and will definitely be back, both to shop and for future events as vendors.

And to our TR gals....hope to see you on Saturday at the Farmer's Market & Crafts. I am offering a challenge to all you crafty ladies. Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons....we all have 'em, and we all love 'em. It is what sometimes gives that finishing touch to our projects. So, whatever you have on hand....organdy, grosgrain, gingham....whatever size you choose. Let's see your favorite way of using your ribbons...or if you are really creative, find a new idea for using it....bring in your inspirations on Saturday at the market, and I will have something special for you. Be the first, and I have a free Stampin' Up stamp set for you to enjoy.

See ya' all permitting of course.

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