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...jen o'connor's...Artful Adventures & Daily Inspirations
I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Hello it's Cyber Monday!!
Yep, we've got a great sale going on all day long...
Shop before noon NY time and take 25% OFF with code CYBER25
Shop after noon and until midnight...
take 20% OFF with code CYBER25
(sorry, but we cannot include Debbee Thibault's creations...)
Enjoy a browse and a bargain... and HELLO to all of you
Hello making list and checking it twice.
Hello gifting season.
Hello just a few more days until our Tarrytown event.
Hello renting a truck and packing.
Hello to all of you!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
It's time to shop the site at
(11/28 and 11/29)
order and use code BFriday25
at checkout and save big time.
(Sorry to say, Debbee Thibault's items are excluded from the sale.)
Enjoy the treat and thanks for shopping with us!
Monday, November 25, 2013
...as this beautiful holiday approaches...
please know just how thankful I am for you.
So hello Monday and HELLO THANKSGIVING!!
I am so very thankful for my family.
They are everything to me...
Hello to all my wonderful friends, you are a treasure in my life.
and thanks to you...I have a business I enjoy, a wonderful circle of interesting and artistic friends and the very best customers on the planet.
... let's give some hellos and a shout out about the SALES that go as side dishes to Thanksgiving and the gifting season...
Hello Black Friday Sale that starts Thurs...order site-wide anytime on Thursday or Friday
(excluding Debbee Thibault)
and SAVE 25% with code BFriday25
Hello cranberry sauce...I should eat more of that stuff year round it's so darn good.
Hello to a full table and many blessings.
Hello to all of you and enjoy your holiday....
Friday, November 22, 2013
So did you ever walk into a store...one of those shops where you literally want EVERYTHING. Well "Galvanic" -- a fresh face on the Washington Street Pedestrian Mall in Cape May, NJ is just that....
But even better the 24 year old owner -- Ryan Platzer -- bought and gutted and restored the building that hosts his shop with funds earned working as a fisherman and licensed sea captain. Really.
Interviewed in "Exit Zero" here's what he said:
“I have no interest in a basic, generic shop with chrome racks in the center,” he told us. “I want a shop that’s going to excite people when they walk in the door. That’s where the name, Galvanic, comes from. It means to have an electrifying effect.”
And it delivers...
Here's a peek.
I can only encourage you to make the trip if you are in the area. The racks are filled with American brands and fab gear and clothing from small design houses. Yes, perfect for all my 20 and 30-something nephews, but so classic and so well edited -- and well-made -- are the offerings that when the 65 year old gent donned a shirt and jacket off the rack, he looked fab...and Micah nabbed a shirt that is sure to be his very fave.
With brands like Iron & Resin, Third Army, Rewined, Woolrich and Stanley, this little nugget of a men's wear store has a lot to share...I have mentioned this shop and the pioneering young owner to the editors of FOLK magazine...
he's a natural for a profile and a more in depth look.
Ryan also hosts artists for gallery events...here's hoping we can make a trip and celebrate his style and entrepreneurial spirit.
We met Ryan's Mom on Sunday...we told her she has a great kid. He works hard and I can wish him every success...it's a rare thing to meet someone so young, with such innate talent...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Sure hope you can join us at our next event
See the pages of the magazine come to life in this inaugural Holiday Event at beautiful Lyndhurst Castle.
This is a special shopping event presenting a unique selection of 100 vendors from the Country Living Fairs selling gifts, jewelry, art, home decor and more. Indoors on the grounds of the Lyndurst Mansion overlooking the Hudson in Tarrytown, NY.
Friday noon - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Shop so many wonderful holiday treats!
Hope to see you there...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hello Monday. The week is here and I am ready for you. I feel liek I have finally caught my breath...just a little bit, but enough to see and think more clearly.
We ran away for a 3 day weekend to Cape May, NJ...it's the best of what a town by the sea can be. It also hosts the largest collection of Victorian architecture on the East Coast. It's one of our favorite places on the planet. Rory says he wants to live there...Charlotte says she wants a house by the sea...love that they love it. Micah and I have been going there for 19 years and adore everything about it...especially off season when we have it all to ourselves.
Hello new week...sigh...the holidays are creeping up on us and I definitely do not want to catch the Christmas Crazies...I hope I can remember to slow it all down, breathe and enjoy...
Hello running away...every once in a while you need to.
Hello happy kids playing in the sand, even in the cold and the rain, the mist and fog...
Hello playing hooky...and now goodbye and back to work and the week and the chores with a better outlook that's for sure.
Hello event in 2.5 weeks...we'll be in Tarrytown 12/6-8...
I better get ready for this big time fab Country Living Holiday Bazaar!
(see the site's event page for details....) Hope to see some of you there.
And hello to all of you...what are you each up to this week...say hello in a comment and let me know...
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