A Keeper Box of our Old English Sheepdogs – 24 plus one -

Of course by now everyone knows my special breed has to be the Old English Sheepdog.  It’s not like there aren’t others that I love very much like my Hans and Greta – both rescues from Dachshund Rescue groups.  And both very precious.  And the other critters along the way that came from Humane Societies and rescues.  I have to share my latest Keeper Box an intense assortment of our beloved OES – questions are welcome. Size about 10 inch, 8 inch and 4 inches tall.

Marist Holiday Traditions update Karen Dittman Booth Location

Okay we have an update on my location – once Again Centennial Hall – booth space 115 – same location as last year – when you walk in – facing the room I’ll be on your right side up front – about two rows from the wall – the right wall if you are facing the vendors… hope that’s clear :)  See you on October 26th at Marist —

Highland’s Women’s Club Show – October 12 2013 Indoors

This is another lovely show, held indoors, that I absolutely love and wouldn’t miss for anything.  Come see a wonderful assortment of crafters – many who only do this show.  Not to be missed.  Come see us here in the Highland’s on October 12th…

Craft Show
Sat., Oct. 12

Starting at 10:00 am – Ending at 5:00 pm

Address

Highlands Rec Park and Civc Center, North 4th street
Highlands NC 28741

Marist Holiday Traditions October 26 2013

      Okay, perhaps this image isn’t the Marist Holiday Traditions show but is an example  of what you may feel at Holiday Traditions this year.  The joy of the holiday to come; the feeling that all’s right with the world and an endless array of crafts from some of the finest crafters I only seem to see here in Atlanta each year.

Most of us don’t have the option of going to a Christmas Market in Europe.  The photo is of Mannheim’s market.  Not bad.  But not Marist Holiday Traditions and there you will only find American Crafter’s at their best.

Please join me once again this year on October 26th for the best of times and arts and crafts that you will find this side of the Mississippi.

I don’t know my spot yet here at this magnificent event however will post same as soon as the packets with the info arrives.  I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy this show.

Holiday Traditions, sponsored by the Marist School Parents Club, is held each year on the campus of Marist School and is one of the largest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. Produced through the hard work of over 400 volunteers, it is well known for its quality and warm hospitality. All show proceeds go directly to support Marist School programs.
Holiday Traditions 2013
Saturday October, 26, 2013
9 am – 4 pm
Admission: $3
*No strollers

The Christmas Markets of Germany via a River Cruise

Arrival at the boat you are still encumbered with all the grown-up problems of the world on your shoulders, then suddenly you feel alive again seeing the awe-struck sights of Europe – your first Christmas Market in a place like Speyer – you walk off the boat to a world that transports you to childhood, senses exploding with sights and smells of Christmas experienced in youthful bliss…candy, and candles, decorations not seen since youth and suddenly you do believe and know Santa does exist. Walking back on the boat you are transformed into that child once more, if for only a little while you know all is right with the world and you have been given a magical free pass back to your youth.
No I have not yet had the privilege of a River Cruise, but have experienced the Christmas Markets… keeps the Spirit of Christmas alive within you like a soft glowing ember that refuses to burn out.

Marist Holiday Traditions – Atlanta – November 3 2012

Welcome Packages have been sent so I can now tell you where I will be this year at Marist.
Once again I am going to be in Centennial Center, Corner Booth 115 – you should see me as you enter the room – I’ll be in the same spot I’ve been in for many years now. Facing the room to enter, my booth is on the right – about the 3rd row over – I’ll look forward to seeing you there. It’s a great show – wonderful vendors displaying fabulous arts, crafts and then some.

Home is indeed where the heart lives….


They say a man’s home is his castle. Well I don’t know about you but my home is mine as well. I think it should be representative of what is good and true for one’s own personality – not necessarily representative of what’s in vogue online, in magazines or what someone else thinks is the proper design and layout.
For me, the cabin in “On Golden Pond” represents a kind of perfection to me. Warm and cozy.

Marist Holiday Traditions update

Ok, I now know where I will be for Holiday Traditions.  Still in Centennial Gym but it looks like they changed the layout a little for this year.  Facing the doors, I will be on the right nearest the door on your right as you enter the gym.  You should see me as you walk in  #115  just on your left if you enter the door on the right.  Looking forward to seeing all of you again.  Will try and post again with some photos of things planned for Marist!