Monday, December 3, 2007

Holiday Open House...

We had a fabulous weekend here celebrating our 5th Annual Holiday Folk Art Show! I'm sending a warm thanks to all of you who stopped in for a festive dose of holiday cheer. It was delightful to see you, and we truly enjoyed your joyful response to the eclectic decor, folk art treasures and spicy aroma of hot cider on the stove. It's always fun for us to share our home with you, and I know that so many of you look forward to this event each year. So again, thank you for being a part of the tradition!

For those of you who missed out on the festivities, I'm offering a peek below... Enjoy!


* Me, moments before we opened the door.....


* Snowmen, holiday bird and candy ornaments hang awaiting to meet their new owners...


* One-of-a-kind holiday goodies traipse across the mantle...


* Jack watches for the first shoppers to arrive...


* A view from the front door includes a hand-crafted chest made by hubby JP which greets friends upon entry....


* JP poses beside his hand-crafted cash stands that he made specifically for our shows


* A group of one of a kind snowmen candy containers and ornaments decorate the mantle (now all sold to collectors...)


* A warm and inviting look at the front room before show time.....


* The shoppers pour in, in search of holiday delights....

By Sunday afternoon, the front room was looking a bit sparse indeed! Lots of collectibles left with smiling collectors, but luckily I set some goodies aside for my last Web Sale of the year, scheduled for Saturday, December 8th. Stay tuned!

Also, I just posted my last 2 Candy Cups on eBay, so click on the image below to visit their auctions! Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed the pics! Happy Holidays!

~ Johanna



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15 comments:

Kim Hardt Originals said...

I am so sad that I couldn't be there. I know I would be first in line. Your display and house looks great. Hope you had a successful show.

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Johanna, WOW!!! Looks like you had quite an open house 'Holiday Showing'. If Kim's first in line (if she or I could be there) I would be standing right beside her!!!

Beautiful displays, love Jack your gorgeous black cat too. Your hubby is a wonderful carpenter artist. His large furniture pieces are just beautiful.

Glad you loved the OOAK Johanna Parker Holiday Wreath photos I sent you, can't wait to see them later this week...

Merry Christmas & Blessings To You & Yours, Lyndy

Kitty Forseth said...

Oh my gosh! What a yummy array of warm festive colors and designs, your house simply oozes charm!

Congrats on a wonderful Home Show! As usual, I wish that I could have been there :).

Now take a break, darn it!

xo Kitty

Anonymous said...

OH Johanna! I WISH I could have been there! One year I am making the trip! Your home looks like a magical & cheerful place. And of course I am drooling over all your creations.

And now, as Kitty said, TAKE A BREAK darn it!!!

XOXO, Amber

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Johanna,

I hold my breath every time I click the link to your blog...always such FUN surprises await!

Your house, art, and displays are always top notch! You have such a hook-up with your hubby's carpentry skills...WOW with your artistic talent what a great DUO!

Wished I could have been there too...I would have been behind Kim up front in line!!! '-)

Have a GREAT week & take a break!!!

Hugs,
Chris

Hallows Hex Design said...

Oh, how I wish I had been there!!! Looks absolutely delightful! Love your blog...thank you for a great visit!

Anonymous said...

Johanna,

I love your home and the decor.
You and your hubby did a wonderful job.

Candy

vintagepaletteart said...

EVERYTHING is wonderful Johanna! Your artwork, your home and JP's creations. I wished I lived in CO........I would have been there too! Along with everyone else....LOL Your home looks so inviting, warm and cozy too. Thanks for letting us see all your goodies!

Happy Holidays!
*LOri

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Johanna~
I just love your work, so whimsical and fun. I'm sure it puts an immediate smile on each lucky viewer's face. P.S.~Jack is cute!

Holiday Queen said...

Just magical Johanna! Lucky locals who are treated to your one woman gift show! I am always in awe of your volume of work and seemingly endless whimsical designs. Happy Holidays!

Witchy-Poodle-Art said...

Hi Johanna,

Jaw-dropping stunning!! Wish I had that much talent in my pinkie!

Love the way Lyndy displays your black cats in a Christmas wreath, too.

Happy Holidays,
Becky

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Johanna, on the subject of my Johanna Christmas Cross Decorating, I'm hoping you'll still share a PIC or two as well. LOL, it took a whole weekend to find just the right wreath to place my pretty black kitties...

So please do promote the idea of the black cat Christmas Cross Decorating...

IT'S A GOOD THING!

HUGS & XOXOs, Lyndy

Carolee said...

Johanna, I'm in awe! If this is an annual event, I need to add it to my wish list of things to do and places to see. :) Thanks so much for sharing the photos. Wishing you and JP a magical and RESTFUL holiday!

~ Carolee

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Johanna, come visit my open house party today on my blog. Your getting compliments from around the world today!!!

MERRY SANTA CLAUS FEST, Lyndy

P.S. How am I doing on the PR???

Nancy Lee Malay said...

I would have LOVED to visit your open house, Johanna! Your work is awesome and the way you've displayed for your Holiday Showing is just the best--how could it NOT be a success!

Nancy