Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair

old south church candles

Alright, I’m no longer in denial about it pretty much being Winter now.  Fine, fine.  It’s cold.  It snowed today.  Again.

But… That also means that the holidays are upon us!  I LOVE Christmas so much, for purely non-religious reasons.  The lovely music that never changes, the leafy garlands and pine-smelling wreaths everywhere, red berries, snow, beautifully-wrapped gifts with big ribbon-bows, hot chocolate, cider and eggnog with cinnamon, twinkling lights and giant, animatronic santas that would be tacky any other time of year, ice-skating, and that love-your-brother vibe.  I think that vibe is my favorite.  That warmth.  I love the palette of this time of year, the white, red, green.  It’s abundant and alive in the midst of a time of year that can be a bit bleak here in New England, before everything renews in the Spring.  Old South Church Craft FairLast year, I went to midnight mass at this unique Catholic church in Waltham, and the service was mutli-cultural, with singing from Congolese congregants, pine-bow decor from its Italian congregants, and all of this hushed singing in the darkened church and candle-lighting throughout the service that was just wonderful.  Looking forward to exploring a new church of different denomination this year, and experiencing some new traditions.

It’s also a crazy, crazy time for a small independent jeweler/artist/crafter like me.  I am grateful for all of the opportunities, and wonderful customers.  But I am in complete work-mode.  I’ll be doing a few craft shows in December, beginning with the Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 1st.  The venue for this show is stunning, a very old, exquisite church in the heart of Boston, with all the charm a church of its age brings.  From what I’ve seen, they deck it out quite extravagantly for Christmas as well, so I’m just excited to get to be there!  If you’re in the Boston area, come by 645 Boylston Street (Copley Square) between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM and say hi!Gordon Chapel at Xmas

 

Happy holidays!

 

Dara

100th Etsy Sale,and Black Friday (Cyber Monday) Sale!

turkey butt

So excited that we’ve made our 100th sale on our Etsy site, Hieropice on Etsy!  AND, it happens to coincide with Black Friday/Cyber Monday, how about that?!  So of course, we’re having a sale!  To thank all of you loyal buyers, blog-followers, friends and supporters, we’re offering 20% off all sales on our Etsy site.  When you check out, just use the coupon code “20BlackFriday” in the “coupon code” section, to redeem your discount!  It’ll only be good for the holiday weekend, so get on that!  🙂

Thank you all, and happy Thanksgiving!!!

Dara

2012 Holiday Shopping Expo

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/2012-Holiday-Shopping-Expo/142035835940231?sk=infoThis Saturday is the 2012 Holiday Shopping Expo, a show extravaganza on the South Shore.  We’ll be vending there, at 100 Coddington Street, in Quincy, from 10 AM to 4 PM.  There will be a TON of vendors there, and I’ve never done this particular show before, so I really have no idea what to expect.  I do know that the proceeds go to the Montclair PTO, which is pretty cool.  It has a holiday theme, which feels a little premature in early November, but considering we’ve already had several inches of snow here in Boston, perhaps not!  It’ll be a good time, complete with Santa and cookie decorating.  You can check out the event page on Facebook, here.  I hope to see you all there!

Chartreuse and Magenta

How can you not like these colors?

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