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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.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

ohhh ahhhh 3 years

There is a certain joy in watching a dream come true for someone you love...
I have been there to watch my friend Jo's dreams bloom, I have helped her along her way, and given what I could. She has allowed me to share in it all...and its an even more beautiful thing to see a dream grow so big, that it can include so many of us in it.

This is issue #12 of the magazine that was once only a dream for my dear friend Jo Packham; it has just celebrated it's 3rd year in print with its utterly stellar issue for August - September - October 2011...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!
And it is amazing that it has happened!

In late 2007 the phone rang...it was Jo Packham...she had seen the feature on me and my artful events in Country Living magazine's March 2007 issue and wanted to make the trip to Warwick, NY to attend our next event...

Jo wanted me to be a part of issue #1 of her new magazine...and seeing the Earth Angels "Secret Lab" across 12 pages of the Premier Issue was an utterly wonderful boost to me and all of the Earth Angels...

Fast forward three years, hundreds of features later, a million funny stories and more than a handful of challenges and here we are....August 2008 and my shelf of treasured issues of this magazine, this amazing publication is growing ever more full with inspirational stories, peeks at studios and amazing stories of creative women that bring hope, joy and feed my own dreams...

Even more wonderful, my friend Jody Battaglia is featured among the pages of the current issue. Jody is not only a great gal pal, but an uber talented soft sculpture artist and supportive friend without whom I simply would not be in business; without the Jody, Earth Angels would not exist as it does and you would not be reading this post...
Jody...many, many congrats on your well deserved feature...you and your work make me happy every day...and you. JODY have made so many of my dreams come true...

Thanks to Jo and Jody for believing in me and in turn all of to you for believing in them....in us...in those that make, create and live our handmade lives...

xxoo Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels
PS XXXXOOOOO You can call 8-8 NY time (845) 986-8720 to order your latest issue or email me at Jen@EarthAngelsToys.com...mention this post for FREE shipping...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

LIVE #10- Goldbug WebShow & Sale

we are live thanks for stopping by...

...thanks for stopping by! We are LIVE! with our 10th Artists' Spotlight & WEBSHOW and here to celebrate the wondrous creations of talented Ashley Carter and her "Goldbug Studio" FOLLIES!

I adore Ashley and he spirited and utterly festive creations...she is enamored with old time glamour, sparkle and story telling...these fancies show in her work and her inimitable style...It's a true pleasure to shine our Artists' Spotlight on her this week as we feature a fab selection of her latest creations. Each is made from ephemera, found materials, fine trims, millinery blooms and more charming details...

Enjoy browsing the offerings below ...if one of them speaks to you...just email me to order at Jen@EarthAngelsToys.com OR call me from 8-8 NY time at (845) 986-8720...More one of a kind creations by Ashley can be seen on her page on the site...

AND KEEP SCROLLING BECAUSE there are details for a HUGE SALE (up to 60% off..) at the end of this post! OHHH AHHH...

NEW WORK NEW WORK NEW WORK NEW WORK


Blue and Silver Bird Glam - hand wrought with lustrous glass glitter these 6" birds are lovely and ready to wire in place with wires on their feet, available in silver of blue, each regularly $18 via this post $14 each, or 2 for $20


Hat Queen of Hearts - exceptionally wonderful, wrought with ephemera, vintage millinery and every festive embellishment, extremely wonderful and done with a bright spirit of celebration, 15", $250


Hat a Trip to Wonderland Glam - my favorite hat to date, suitable for any party in Wonderland or beyond, oodles of detail, glass glitter, ephemera and more, 15", $250


Stella Crown Silver Daisy - this crown is a Bloom of total Glam, very few crowns were made this year and this one exceeds expectations, very, very special, with layers of millinery and paper trims and fineries, to wear or display as a truly regal object, about 9" in diameter and 5" tall, REGULARLY $390, NOW $295


Crown Gold Bloom - this crown is a Bloom of total Glam, very few crowns were made this year and this one exceeds expectations, very, very special, with layers of millinery and paper trims and fineries, to wear or display as a truly regal object, about 9" in diameter and 5" tall, REGULARLY $390, NOW $295


Nest Silver Bird a Fine Day For Flying - just wonderfully festive with it's sparkle, 7x5, REGULARLY $95, VIA THIS SALE $59


It's All About Me Hat - one of Ashley's most fanciful creations, this hat embodies a festive spirit! Lovely millinery blooms, ephemera,couture ribbons and trims and more fanciful details, a great retro vibe too! 15" tall and about 8" wide, $250


Confection is Perfection - laden with charm and oodles of faux candy charms...yummy! Lovely millinery blooms, ephemera,couture ribbons and trims and more fanciful details, a great retro vibe too! 15" tall and about 8" wide, $250


Darling I Dreamed of You Hat - Lovely millinery blooms, ephemera,couture ribbons and trims and more fanciful details, a great retro vibe too! 15" tall and about 8" wide,
SOLD
Available by special order ONLY...$250


Nest Gold Bird a Fine Day For Flying - just wonderfully festive with it's sparkle, 7x5, REGULARLY $95, VIA THIS SALE $59


Nest Fine Day For Flying - just wonderfully festive with it's sparkle, 7x5, REGULARLY $95, VIA THIS SALE $59


SOLD
Nest Gold Bird Birds of a Feather - SOLD


Grand Wedding Tinsel Nest - we are thrilled with everything on this wonderful creation! about 15" and beautifully adorned, the ultimate wedding or anniversary gift for someone special (including yourself!), $175


Mask of Silver - a very special small series of masks are available, each hand glittered and embellished with couture trimmings and fine ribbons, 9x4 with a trail of 24" of ribbons to hang or wear to a fabulous fete! REGULARLY $36, VIA THIS SALE $17


Mask of Gold - a very special small series of masks are available, each hand glittered and embellished with couture trimmings and fine ribbons, 9x4 with a trail of 24" of ribbons to hang or wear to a fabulous fete! REGULARLY $36, VIA THIS SALE $17


SOLD


Small Crown - hand stained golden tole crown with lustrous silver glitter embellishment, 7x4, $36


Cinderella's Shoe - the lost slipper, paper folly of a tag reads a shoe can change ...a life...very limited quantity and oh so special comes beautifully bagged in a glasine bag and nestled in a paper nest for safe keeping, lovely, 4"x3", REGUALRY $40, VIA THIS SALE $32


Blonde Queen of Confection - a wonderful 16" (to the top of her head) this gal is a charmer and sweet with her candy laden dress, removable star and bon bon wands, available in blonde or brunette, (here blonde is pictured), $350

NOW AS FOR THE SALE...
SALE SALE SALE SALE ...on retired designs.....only one of each in stock, unless stated otherwise...
THE itEMS BELOW Are AVAILABLE AT HUGE SAVINGS OF UP TO 60% OFF!!!


Valentine - well well how retro and sweet, antique valentine sits atop a paper mache box, oodles of detail, charming one of a kind, 4x7, WAS $125, NOW $40


Paper Bella - SOLD


Confection Paper Leaf Faery Crown – his wonderful paper crown is laced with glitter and loaded with style, can be worn by tying the silken ribbons, WAS $390 (Also available in tuxedo), NOW $200


1920s Wedding Topper Wish Box - SOLD



Bebe - an incredible one of a kind paper folly, made as a paper doll by the artist to celebrate 20s fashion, lovely, 9.5", WA $135, NOW $40


Estelle - an incredible one of a kind paper folly, made as a paper doll by the artist to celebrate 20s fashion, lovely, 9.5", WA $135, NOW $40


Glitter Birds - Silver and Pink - 7" glorious fluffy tallied glass glitter birds, available in many colors, to adorn and delight, set of 6, WAS $84, NOW $48


Grande Nest Cow Jumped Over the Moon - wonderful tinsel base with vintage trims and papers, sits or can be hung, really exceptional about 15" tall and 7" wide, WAS $175, NOW $118


Cornucopia – “All Good Wishes and Holiday Cheer” heralded in this incredible piece, about 18” and laden with glorious details, papers, ephemera, vintage millinery trims, German glass glitter, cotton batting birds and more, very special, extremely limited design, one of a kind WAS $250, NOW $168


Tuxedo Crown – Tuxedo Paper Leaf Faery Crown – this wonderful paper crown is laced with glitter and loaded with style, can be worn by tying the silken ribbons, WAS $390, NOW $200


Say Yes Dear Petite Nest - the happy couple, sitting on blue in a nest approx 6” tall, very special cake topper, available as a blonde or brunette bride with crepe paper in 3 tones: robin's egg blue, soft green or ecru, NOW RetiReD AND RARE, elsewhere $75-$125 via Earth Angels $64...very few left!


Grande Nest - Rock a Baby- so sweet a dear, rocking baby cradle in adorable nest adorned with doves and sweet fruit, wonderful tinsel base with vintage trims and papers, sits or can be hung, really exceptional about 15" tall and 7" wide, WAS $195, NOW $118 a retired design, one in stock


Harvest Queen Crown – loaded with lush reference to the harvest, wheat, berries and a cornucopia of details! About 11x14 overall size, an exceptioanal one of a kind, WAS $400, NOW $200


Grande Nest Frog Prince – truly elegant and lovely, a wonderful tinsel base with vintage trims and papers, sits or can be hung, really exceptional about 15" tall and 7" wide, WAS $195, NOW $118 a retired design


THANKS TO ASHLEY FOR THESE FABULOUS CREATIONS....
and to you for stopping by to browse her latest work and show your support for our artists...

Our "Artists' Spotlights" and weekly webshows are something we wanted to do for Summer 2011...this is our chance to celebrate the talents of our Earth Angels artists...each week they are working to present original art made for this venue...they hope to share what they do, inspire and bring good cheer with their great art.

What a wonderful grouping of original work! If anything speaks to you, please call me at 845-986-8720 from 8-8 NY time to order or email me at Jen@EarthAngelsToys.com


CALL OR EMAIL ME TO ORDER and
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

xoxoxo Jen
Earth Angels
xxoo Jen
Earth Angels PS....if you missed the recent spotlights on Jennifer Lanne, Melody Elizabeth, Laurie Meseroll, Cheryl Kuhn, Valerie Weberpal, Debrina Pratt and/or Nicol Sayre-- we've left them up here on the BLOG pages -- just scroll back in the BLOGroll or click the links to see the offerings...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

celebrating folly...


On tomorrow night's webshow we'll celebrate the artistry and incredibly festive style of Ashley Carter and her "Goldbug Studio"... glitter diva and sparkle maven extraordinaire. She creates festive embellishments that top the charts of pretty...


Join us HERE tomorrow night after 8PM for NEW works & SALE items...

Looking forward to shining the light on Ashley and her work...

until then xxxoo
Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels

Sunday, July 24, 2011

There's a Secret Little Sale...


There's a secret little sale going on if you are a customer of ours AND pre-order ANYTHING from Debbee Thibault's NEW for fall 2011 line...

Many of you on our email list know what's going on and have placed your orders...if you are a friend, fan and collector of Debbee's incredible work do not miss out on the magic...


...thanks to Debbee we have a special grouping of creations we are offering at special savings to those of you that plce pre - orders for anything form the the for FALL 2011 line...

Email for details..
jen@earthangelstoys.com


xxoo Jen
Earth Angels

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hudson Ho!!!


Vintage loot and a great haunt await you in Hudson, NY...
If you haven't been to the Hudson Supermarket lately or ever, drop everything, go now, and come back and read this blog post once you have been to what is simply one of the coolest vintage showcases on the planet...

oh, wait...before you jet off to Hudson, NY...let me ask you to say hi to my pals, Chris who runs the Cafe in the back of the market, Able the owner, and my amazing friends, designers Ken and Stephanie...


Ok whew, you are back...so glad you listened to be and made the jaunt! Isn't it simply the most wonderful of spots...

And for those of you that cannot drop everything and go...here are my fave shots of our recent trip...

All the kids...big and small...


...having a blast pretending to work for Chris at the Cafe...


...these are the best shoppers around! There's my new fave thing on the planet, my Leo the Lion vintage Steiff...


And here's a delicious peek in the showroom of designer Stephanie Lloyd a purveyor of industrial, mercantile and one-of-a-kind furnishings and accouterments much of which is re purposed at Urban Indian, her husband, Ken’s, workshop. (her space at the Hudson Supermarket is her public showspace......I love everything they find, present and sell...















We had a great day, hunting, dining at the cafe and giving a general prowl about to this funky town laden with style and the best of ice cream shops..."Lick"...try their "Killer Chocolate" and know it's worth the 1.5 hour drive for me to nab a cone, nevermind the calories!

More on Hudson and another fave new spot there soon...

xxoo Jen
Earth Angels
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