Spring Mittens!

I know it’s spring and most people aren’t thinking about mittens. But here in Montana, we still have some cold weather and these Woolflower mittens are so fun, we sell them year round.

These are called Prairie and they are perfect for those spring days when it’s still too cold to go without hand cover.

And I love the color of this pair, Earth. Wouldn’t they brighten up your day?

Eco Printed Pillows by Paula Rindal

I have shown you Paula Rindal’s eco printed framed artwork before but now she is making pillows.

Each one is unique and they come in a variety of colors and sizes.

She uses different leaves for the printing process and a variety of natural dyes.

Some are in brighter colors which would add a spot of color to your room.

But most are great neutrals which would go in almost any home. Do you need some new pillows? Come in and check them out.

Bright Colorful Boxes from Heartwood Creations

We got in a new kind of secret boxes from Heartwood Creations.

They come in three different sizes with lots of great colorful art. Perfect for holding all your little goodies!

New Order from Makeshift Accessories

We got a new order from Makeshift Accessories and I wanted to show you the harness cuffs because they are really cool.

All their work is done with recycled materials and these are perfect for those of you who like a wide cuff with an industrial feel.

Or you could come try on one of the new spoon rings. Great textures from the original flatware from which they are created. Come in and take a look!

This entry was posted on February 21, 2017, in jewelry.

New from Basic Spirit

We just received an order from Basic Spirit and I ordered some fun, new stuff this time around.

Basic Spirit makes pewter accessories and we got sets of napkin rings. These come in a set of four and their boxed, so they would make a great gift for a housewarming or even a wedding present.

Then we got these great serving utensils. Who doesn’t need a pair of moose salad servers? And the pie or cake servers are great too.

So I’ll leave you with this little pill box and a smile!

New Socks from The Sock Lady!

We just got in a new order of socks, mittens and fingerless mittens from Sol Mate Socks. And, drum roll please, there is a new color of socks for 2017 called Freesia.

These will be perfect to bring on spring! Great mismatched colors as usual. Nice and colorful to brighten up these cold, dreary winter days. Stop by to pick up a pair now!

National Poetry at Work Day

Today is National Poetry at Work Day so I thought it would be great to feature the poetry by Teri St. Cloud of Bone Sigh Arts. She has some great prints as well as poetry books. Which is your favorite?

Poetry and Prints, Bone Sigh Arts, Terri St. Cloud

Print By Bone Sigh Arts

This is one of my favorites.

These are a couple of Teri’s books.

Poetry and Prints, Bone Sigh Arts, Terri St. Cloud

Bookmark By Bone Sigh Arts

And she even has great bookmarks and cards too.

Centipede Mug Anyone?

Karin Lamb’s pottery is always very popular. Earthstones Pottery is the name of her little one woman show and every time we get her work in the shop, it flies off the shelves. She usually puts a variety of Northwest animals on the pottery but this last shipment we got a centipede mug. I thought you might like to see it.

Ceramics, Karin Lamb, Earthstone Studio

Isn’t it fun? So if you need a mug to celebrate the new year, why not a centipede mug? Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for making 2016 a great year!

It’s Games Day!

We’ve got games for Games Day. We’ve got several kinds of cribbage boards and tic tac toe sets.

Antler Accessories, KC Creations

How about playing cribbage on an antler cribbage board made in Montana by KC Creations?

Or you could try out one of the great wooden cribbage boards from Heartwood Creations.

Wooden Accessories, Mitercraft

Mitercraft also makes some beautiful cribbage games which include a deck of cards too.

Or we have these great tic tac toe sets created by Amy Knight Glass from Stevensville, MT. What games are you playing?

Looking for Stocking Stuffers or Cute Gifts?

We’ve got lots of great stocking stuffers and small gifts for anyone. How about a set of 6 wine charms by Gone Home?

Wire and Bead Accessories, Gone Home

Set of 6 Wine Charms by Gone Home

Or a small necklace for that favorite someone?

Perhaps a hat or scarf to keep your lady warm?

Fleece Accessories, Janska

Grace Scarf in Crocus by Janska

A pewter ornament for the tree?

A pair of earrings to bring a smile to her face?

Some fingerless gloves so she can still text you love notes?

Solmate Socks, Fingerless Gloves

Or a knife to go in his pocket?

Wooden Handled Knives and Accessories, Drop Point, John Wojcik

Wooden Inlaid Elkridge Knife by Drop Point

A belt buckle?

Steel Belt Buckles, Wild Horse Steel Works

Montana Cutout Steel Belt Buckle by Wild Horse Steel Works

A barrette for her hair?

 

Or maybe you just need Rudolph for the front yard!

We’ve got great gifts for everyone on your list!

New Montana Artist

We have a new artist, Nancy Kaumeyer, from Whitefish, Montana! She is a weaver and weaves in the Saori style.

Woven Scarf, Nancy Kaumeyer, Outside the Lines Fiber

Woven Scarf Saori Style by Nancy Kaumeyer

Saori weaving is a form of free style weaving that is carefree, spontaneous, and from the heart. Nancy Kaumeyer’s weaving style emphasizes texture and color; much of it incorporates hand-dyed fibers from natural materials or handmade glass beads.

Woven Scarf, Nancy Kaumeyer, Outside the Lines Fiber

Woven Scarf Saori Style by Nancy Kaumeyer

The colors and textures of Nancy’s scarves are amazing. Want to really add some color to your wardrobe? Come check out these new scarves. Each is one of a kind so you won’t see anyone else in “your scarf”.

New Work from Elaine Gutierrez

Elaine Gutierrez brought in a couple of quilted wall hangings last week.

Quilted Wall Hanging by Elaine Gutierrez

This beautiful small quilt (18″ x 26″) is called Northern Lights.

Quilted Wall Hanging by Elaine Gutierrez

The second quilt is called Where the Elk Gather. Both of these wall hangings are such wonderful representations of Montana.  Wouldn’t they make a lovely addition to your home’s decor?

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

I hate to start posting about the holiday shopping season until after Thanksgiving but we got in some cool pewter ornaments by Crosby & Taylor.

There are angels,

Snowflakes and a Peace Dove,

As well as some really fun twig ornaments. The ornaments are only $12 for the twigs and $15 for the rest. They would make a great gift or a perfect addition to your holiday tree.

New Shipment of Bottle Benders Wind Chimes

We got in a shipment from Bottle Benders. Lots of new colors of wind chimes ready to go.

Glass Wind Chimes, Bottle Benders

Glass Wind Chime by Bottle Benders

These colorful glass wind chimes are made from recycled glass bottles that are cut and fused in a kiln. The circles come from the center part of a wine bottle. Each chime is hung on a kiln dried maple top with woven fishing line used to hang the circles.

Glass Wind Chimes, Bottle Benders

Bottle Benders Wind Chime

Featured Artist in October – Dona Miller

We are featuring work by Seeley Lake jewelry artist, Dona Miller during the month of October. Dona’s love of jewelry began as a child, sitting on the floor for hours with her mom’s jewelry box. She began designing her own jewelry in high school and spent time studying the work of a jewelry designer and family friend. During her career in high tech, Dona traveled the world fascinated by the cultures and their use of color and texture.

Silver Jewelry, Dona Miller

Citrine Paths Necklace by Dona Miller

After leaving the high tech world, Dona returned to her love of jewelry design. Her work is influenced by the places she has lived and traveled, bringing the textures of nature into her designs. Her love of stones is featured in her one-of-a-kind pieces which showcase the stones she has collected. Dona currently teaches classes in jewelry design and techniques. Her students continue to be an inspiration to her, fascinating her with the unique perspective each student has conceptually and artistically. Dona is an award winning artist. Her work is featured in stores and galleries throughout the Northwest and in print.

Silver Jewelry, Dona Miller

Autumn Hills Necklace by Dona Miller

Meet Dona during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6-9 PM. Dona’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of October. The Purple Pomegranate will also be celebrating American Craft Week October 1-16th. For more information visit: http://americancraftweek.com/

Silver Jewelry, Dona Miller

Origins Garnet Necklace by Dona Miller

Wool Fingerless Gloves and Mittens

Perhaps you can tell that summer is over. Two posts in a row about keeping warm! We got an order from Woolflower with some lovely new patterns of gloves and mittens.

These will keep you warm and stylish too!

New Colors of Sol Mate Socks Mittens and Fingerless Mittens

Exciting news! Sol Mate Socks is now making their mittens and fingerless mittens in the colors of their socks instead of just “mixed”. So you can get Midnight, Equinox, Raspberry, September Sun and more.

The mittens are also now lined with fleece so they will keep your hands even warmer. Stop by and check them out!