New Bird Houses by Dan Carmichael

When we went to the ACRE show in Philadelphia in February, we stopped by Dan Carmichael’s booth. We already carry his magnetic chalk boards, garden stakes and photo frames. But he had something new. A bird house shaped from a license plate. So I went home and found a Montana plate for him to use and he created some great Montana bird houses.

Each one is a little different as they all have different beads and the petals are all cut by hand. The bird house comes apart easily so it can be cleaned each year. Wouldn’t a bird just love to live here?

Beego Handmade Cards

We got an order from Beego Handmade with some wonderful greeting cards. They are made with handmade paper, washi tape and embossing.  Each is an original card, all individually designed and hand crafted.

Greeting Cards, Beego Handmade

Washi Tape and Embossed Greeting Card by Beego Handmade

We have congratulations, thank you, birthday and blank cards in our selection. So if you need some cards for upcoming birthdays, Mother’s Day or weddings, come on in and check them out.

Greeting Cards, Beego Handmade

Washi Tape and Embossed Birthday Card by Beego Handmade

They are perfect colors for spring and summer to liven up that special person’s day.

A Little Crazy Around Here

It got a little crazy around The Purple Pomegranate last week. We were closed for a makeover. It did take all week, we repainted, added a couple of “feature” walls and did a massive spring cleaning.

Here are a few photos if you haven’t been able to stop in and see the transformation.

We also got in a new order from JF Jones Mobiles and this is a new one, the oak leaf. We also have aspen and maple leaf mobiles. They really brighten up a room with the shiny copper leaves.

Sugarpost is in the House!

We are starting to get in our orders from the new artists that we found when we went to Philadelphia to the ACRE Wholesale Show. Sugarpost creates some wonderful metal art that is according to their Facebook page “reactionary, whimsical and pretty much irreverently awesome”.  And I have to agree. It’s really fun. If you aren’t the person to put pink flamingos and garden gnomes in your yard, here’s your alternative!

Metal Art, Sugarpost

Gnome Bearers Gnome Be Gones by Sugarpost

These Gnome Be Gone monsters will steal the show in your yard. They come in a variety of sizes and will  make everyone smile.

Metal Art, Sugarpost

Giant Pirate with Parrot Gnome Be Gone by Sugarpost

Say goodbye to tacky lawn ornaments and hello to cool monsters!

Metal Art, Sugarpost

Small Flamingoaway Gnome Be Gone by Sugarpost

See them all here.

 

 

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