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Recent Gift and Art Shows

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We are back from two very successful gift shows: in New York and in Philadelphia.  Oh, what products we found...all kinds of newness for the whole year ahead!   Laser-cut bowls and coasters. Decorative glass objects for the garden.   Glass from Dutch and Italian designers.     Bags and purses made from cork. American made.   Happy Bunny and Swedish dishcloths. Sweet little gifts.      More glass object art....      New ceramic art.      Our artists: Bibelot, Ugone and MM Welsandt. there's much more to the story.We found new gems throughout the shows . . .jewelry, purses, glass, ceramics, wood, candles, and other home...

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Artwork meant to be noticeced

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ART FOR THE WALL... When your wall needs something special, something that illustrates your personality, something that uniquely represents your home, and, on a more practical side, something that fits the space well, you may consider using the very distinctive art of weaving.    Apple Tree by Joseph Jakubczyk.   39" x 52" handwoven, 82% wool, 18% flax   $2400.-         ... AND FOR THE FLOOR. Whether your taste is rustic or rather more contemporary, you may think of adding flat woven rugs to your space.      Anemones, flat woven, reversible rug   67" x 94" , 82% wool, 18% flax   $740.- ...

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Carol Cline. Fruits and veggies sculpted in clay.

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Our wall is filled again with fruits and veggies sculpted in clay by Michigan artist Carol Cline. Carol individually free forms every piece in a very limited production. After firing and glazing, pieces are mounted on Indiana barn siding wood, some dating back to Civil War.          We are proud to carry Carol's work exclusively!

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Fun rugs for chick interiors

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Art of weaving Polish artists designed a collection of rugs that are hand-knotted and woven on a vertical loom by artisans in Poland using kilim weaving techniques. ArtQuest features a patchwork of colorful designs, lines, and shapes with neutral black, beige, blue and green backgrounds. The series is made entirely of sheep wool sourced in Poland. It is offered in various sizes. Strikes Area Rug 67 in x 94 Rhapsody Area rug 55 in x 77 in Contemporary carpets for home, office, and more Though accent pieces such as luminaires, rugs, and furniture have the ability to be swapped on a whim...

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Birds at ArtQuest

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We couldn't help but notice that birds theme art and gifts are happening around the store. Oh my, it turns out that we are a very birdy store!    Wooden plaque from Chicago artist Dolan Geiman and wooden wind chime from Jingle Birds.     Basic Spirit metal magnets and kitchen essentials.            Wall clocks from Duane Scherer and Sticks. Alarm clocks from Paper Scissors Rock.    Bird shaped glass vases from Bibelot. Glass birds from Drayton Glass Work. Moth Specimen vintage notebook.       Candle holder from Lisa Elias and pie birds from Polish Pottery.   Mullanium Song Birds.      Potters...

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