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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.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

EVENT UPDATE!

REMINDER
...5/19 & 5/20...
Our 11th Annual "Spring Fling" at 
Schuyler Pond Home &Garden
...
Special Guest Jo Packham

...sure hope you can join us...

I am thrilled to once again host our oldest and most treasured event at the lovely Schuyler Pond -- an exquisite decor locale founded and run by my gal pal, Amanda Crames...this was just the most wonderful of events last year, and with Jo Packham once again as our special guest I expect great things and hope you can be there to share in them....

Saturday, 5/19 from 10am-4pm

and Sunday, 5/20 from 11am-3pm

The event is FREE and open to the public.
A breakout lunch and breakfast are also available, but space is limited to 20 guests and reservations are required.

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Here are some of my fave images from last year...




Here are some more details as posted on the events page of our site...

Featured Earth Angels¹ artists include: Jennifer Lanne, Debbee Thibault, Laurie Meseroll, Debrina Pratt, Melody Elizabeth Doyel, Krys Kirkpatrick, Leslie McCabe, Nicol Sayre, Derby Blooms, Skippy Doodle, Letty Worley, Pat Murphy, Jody Battaglia, Valerie Weberpal and Cheryl Kuhn among others whose work will be presented in this fabulous setting for festive shopping and the savvy browsers¹ enjoyment.

Breakout Events require reservations…

***Join Jo Packham for a Picnic Lunch on the Terrace
Saturday, 5/19 at 1pm
Space limited, call to reserve, $28 per person
***Join Jo Packham & the Artists for Breakfast
Sunday, 5/20 at 10am
Space limited, call to reserve, $15 per person

Visit www.schuylerpond.com for directions and more info on our wonderful retail host.

The area offers hotels, B&Bs and great restaurants, make your plans to attend. You don't want to miss our biggest art event of the year and our second springtime jaunt to this historic and scenic area of Upstate New York!E-mail Jen@earthangelstoys.com for more info or call to reserve a space at the break out events….8-8 NY time (845) 986-8720

Friday, April 27, 2012

another week peek

Hi there and I am linking up with Life Rearranged for a peel at the week in cell phone pics...Hope yours was a good one....

 Small pretties at a Kathy's home...I love the outdoors brought inside...

My life is sweeter because I spent the evening listening to Kevin Bacon and his Bacon Brothers Band.  I confess I've had a bad crush on that boy since he was, well, a boy...now at 52 he still has the moves...a big thanks to my niece and sister-in-law for the best birthday gift ever...
Kevin Bacon in my town...I swoon!




 Debrina's work really send me, it's dainty and magical and happy...here's a peek at a little shoot I just worked on for "Romantic Country" magazine...


 Soccer, Soccer and more Soccer...and Micah is coaching Rory's team, did I say soccer?
...woo hoo the new PRIMS is in, this is such a fun magazine to work on...
Another early am ride to school in style in the 1930 Model 'A' Ford.
Michelle...Jim says he will drive you from here to there, no problem... 

Oh my! Look at my pal Alyssa and the GIANT crystal chaton, I love the sparkle...
Anne is in town, so there's a whole lotta bling going on!

With Anne here I am taking up the wool once again...if i didn't already love yarn, I would now...knit knot knit...

Sometimes things seem such a jumble....
 ...and move way too fast...
So I am grateful to be taking a few days off to recharge and reflect...more soon...and hope you have a beautiful week full of good things...more soon...
xxoo Jen

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

YIPEEE for Jody!

YIPPEE!!!

...and a big congrats to my dear and oh, so talented friend, Jody Battaglia...she's featured in the latest edition of PRIMS magazine....Jody your work deserves this attention and as I have told so many and will again and again, I am ever grateful to you...without you I would not be in business and Earth Angels would not exist...xxoo to you always for being you...

SO REALLY WOO HOO!!!! A whopping 8 pages dedicated to her fabulousness in toymaking...

Jody Battaglia of Beary Best Friends creates a colorful array of wonderful teds, dolls and soft sculpture characters so very reminiscent of old toys. Each has a fantastic personality that springs from Jody’s well-tuned imagination and the stories she’s created for a toyland realm she’s named “Fun Town”. Her work is incredible detailed and wrought with skill from wool, cotton, mohair and velveteen. Amazingly festive and utterly charming, I have loved and
collected her work personally since 1996.

Pictured above are Ducky Doo-Right & Chicky- Dee - these one of a kind charmers are each about 5.5" and available on the site...




Just look at Justine & Ducky...she's an Earth Angels Exclusive...as are the cutie pies below....ButterCup and Chilly Willy Wiggly...

To learn more about Jody visit her FUNTOWN blog or our site....

xxoo Jen O'Connor

Friday, April 20, 2012

NEW - week peek - peek week - #15

...so...is this week peek thing a good thing?
It has made me pause, take in the whirl of days and try to convey something of what they held...large or small, significant or not, I treasure each one.

Thanks for stopping by as I link up with all those fab gals via Life Rearranged...

xxoo and here's my peek...

I got to my old hood this week for a committee meeting at NYU...Greenwich Village always makes my heart happy, it holds so many great memories...
This is the first teddy I ever purchased from soft sculpture artist and dear friend Pat Murphy, still my fave, she sits right behind me as I work, it's like having Pat watch over me....
Finished the series...WHEW! Now I can get some sleep, was staying up extra late to read....
The work of Debrina Pratt always inspires me to think more gently and to take in the little details....this piece just arrived and once unpacked I just had to keep it insight for the day...
I went to shoot Kathy's parlor and dining room for a piece in "Victorian Homes" magazine...Kath...Ro would say, "Don't touch the hutch!" It looks fab, I love the transferware...
Sweet, sassy and oh so cool Becky has invited me to a party with special guest Anna Corba, oh how I hope to get there....just look at this invite!!!
Say "hi" to Hillary, Ben and Heath from FOLK Magazine....they visited Warwick and we took a drive to get some ice cream on the mountain....
Oh my Debbee, you slay me with your winsome pieces...this little "Fairy GodMother" is among by current faves...she is one of the artist's special editions for Mother's Day 2012...
I feel the angels do need to be kept close...
Likewise my love goes out to a family who has experienced terrible loss this week...
My thoughts and prayers to all who loved little Evan...all of Warwick will miss him...
And in making the days that we each have count, we took a family adventure to the new Smithsonian Air & Space in Chantilly, VA...
Up at 4am to make the drive and be the first folks there when it opened for the day, we had the place to ourselves...
If you saw "Transformers", yes this is the Blackbird that was a former Decepticon, if you have not dea what I am talking about, ask a kid...
I don't have a decent recipe for gluten-free pie crust so I will just fantasize...
...who needs a personal pie maker anyway???!!

I remind each and every day, I have everything I need....
xxoo Jen

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PINK from Debbee & with Love

...time to think PINK!
Debbee Thibault has designed some very special limited edition pieces to help support The Susan G. Komen Foundation....


Thanks Debbee for creating these wonderful pieces and donating proceeds to the foundation to raise breast cancer awareness...Debbee lost her own mom in 1994 to breast cancer and she is very committed to the work to find a cure...




We have a limited number of these pieces available through Mother's Day...
email me at Jen@EarthAngelsToys.com or call 8-8 NY time to order...
845-986-8720

thanks
xxoo Jen
PS ...here's a peek at what else is new from Debbee...


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

lovely lovely Lollia from Margot Elena...and TOKYO MILK TOO...free shipping all week if you mention this post...

ahhh...Margot Elena..we love Tokyo Milk and likewise Lollia...
Petite, sweetly-scented treats are among the latest offerings from talented "Scent Diva" Margot Elena of Boulder, Colorado...and I am thrilled to be able to offer them to our Earth Angels customers...

Here's a peek at the new petite sets...each is a "scent story" and $18 as a PROMO -- just mention this BLOG post...
We have them posted to the site, and we will bring some along to our event in Saratoga so you can enjoy sampling them and trying them on for scent love...

Petite Parfum sets of 6 signature fragrances PROMO $60
Handreme Samplers, petite sets $45 PROMO
And look at these wonderful "Parfums de Alchemy"....Everything you want; nothing you'd expect. Two parts irresistible fragrance, one part modern alchemy--wholly alluring. Your license to be daring, three intriguing fragrances tempt & transform into a tantalizing essence all your own. Explore the fragrant twists & turns as you mix & match. Dare to follow and there is no telling where you might find yourself.Contains 2 vials each of 3 companion fragrances, perfectly tucking into purse or pocket to sneak a tempting spritz on-the-go. Dimensions: 3.125" w x 2.75" h x .75" l. Fill weight: .64 fl oz....$18....



And for some other news from Margot Elena....and her Tokyo Milk line...
fab soaps are on line...$11 each
A grouping of lip elixirs - …each is as enticing as it is lip conditioning…a fab product, each $7
ohhhh ahhh new Body Souffles....
The alchemy of allure. Botanical extracts unearthed, crushed then distilled into this remarkably uncommon sensory experience. Shea Butter & Avocado Oils are pressed into this enveloping & moisture-rich formula. Reward your curiosity - dare to follow.Dimensions: 2.75"square x 2.125"h. Fill weight: 6 oz / 168 g. $40

Not for the faint of heart, fragrance to pique your curiosity. Each alluring tube is enclosed in a tailored sleeve and tucked within a sumptuous keepsake bag....sumptuous scents and flavors...$22



I love all of it!!!
xxoo Jen

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