Sunday, December 7, 2008

Scenes from our Home Show...

Fortunately, it was a beautiful weekend for our 6th Annual Holiday Folk Art Show, and we opened our home to many special friends. Our 1939 cottage home smelled of holiday spices and yummy cider to warm our guests as they mingled about. Thanks to ALL who made a little time in their day to stop by, visit and support my holiday art endeavors. I hope you enjoyed the event! We enjoyed seeing all of your smiling faces! Here's a peek for all who missed out on the festivities.... (Of course, there is always next year, but you must be on my local events e-mailing list in order to receive the official invite....) Enjoy the photos!....

~ Johanna


* Santas in various heights surround a focal arrangement of vintage silvery decorations...



* A cheery table of snowmen delights welcomes guests as they enter...



* An old drawer is the perfect display for my latest holiday notepad designs...


* Morning shoppers fill the house in search for treasures, some to keep and some to share...


* A retro tree from my mom's childhood now lives with me... perfect for displaying my Santa ornaments...


* A quick photo of me smiling big as the clock strikes 10am, show time!...


* And a quick snap of JP, my "money man" who handles all the numbers and money exchange during my sales.... Luckily, my job is to chat, wrap and sack!...


* And we must not forget Jack showing off his tinsel red collar!.... Cute cute!....


* One of a kind snowmen ornaments dangle from silver painted branches....


* A sampling of sweets await shoppers as they meander through the kitchen...


* A snap of my vintage fridge and a colorful collection of 40s pottery above...


* Cheese and grapes anyone?...


* Through the kitchen and into our breakfast nook you'll find a double-sided
stand displaying many of my illustrated notepads, perfect for the gift-giving season...



* Another peek at the kitchen...


* One of my original snowman candy containers reaches out to collector friends...


* One of a kind snowmen traipse across the mantel...


* And who could forget Halloween?.... A small collection of orange and black fall goodies, placed about my studio room, awaited my Oct 31st fans...


* Another peek at the Halloween with my drafting table in the distance...


* A fun photo of the 2 of us in my studio room, taken by a thoughtful guest... thank you!

20 comments:

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh Johanna, your home looks beautiful and what a wonderful sale you had!! I so wish I lived close to you to be able to be a part of it. Thank you so much for sharing your event in photos, keep em coming. Hugs, Mandy x

Robert said...

Your house looks great! I can imagine the smells of cider and other Christmas goodies baking. Love your kitchen, and all of your decorations. Those people in the photos were lucky to come to such a wonderful show! Robert

Designs by CK said...

ONE word WOW!!!

PS: LOVE your vintage fridge 2 ;-)

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris :-)

Cassie said...

Oh, everything looks so beautiful!

Iva's Creations said...

Oh I wish I could have been there! Everything looks so festive! I can just smell the cider. So glad it turned out well. Your home is lovely and your artwork wonderful!
Maybe next year?
~ Iva

*retro-rudolphs* said...

When can I move in? LOL!
Lordy girl you are so busy and so very pretty & thin!
Thanks for letting us take a peek at your treasures and yes, your art is definitely part of those treasures :) :)

Lori

Johanna Parker said...

"Thin" Lori?????!! That made my day as I was thinking the opposite... I've been tooo busy to even think about working out..... :) Ha!

Glad you all like the pics, and I wish you could have been here with us!!! It was fun! Wanna help me clean up now? hehe!

~ Johanna

vintagepaletteart said...

Every year I look forward to seeing your open house pics Johanna! Your house and your creations are so adorable! I think you need to have an open house just for your pfatt and ehag friends! *hint* *hint* *wink* *wink* =o)

Happy Holidays!
*Lori

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Looks wonderful Johanna and I hope it was a day filled full of active sales....how could it have been anything else!!!
Laurie

Sam I Am said...

oh my wordddddd..the house looks AMAZZZZZing!! You outdid youself girl!!!!
Wish i could have been there to drool all over everything!!!!
Happy Holidays!!!
hugs..
sam

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Johanna, Happy Holidays & Wishing you lovely Magical Days ahead!

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL JOHANNA & I mean you & all your fantasy holiday treasures! Jack & JP are adorable as ever too!!! Love all your posts about your excursions & gorgeous art work. Wish I could be there...

WOW, when do you find the time to do all the wonderful things you guys do? Not to mention, those amazing PICs of everything.

I decided to make a Top Ten List For Immediate Evacuation on my blog since I've been through two mandatory evacuations. I know this will be very helpful. The Internet had scattered tips & nothing that could help in every natural disaster. Let me know what you think when you get a chance...

Oh & I asked Tom (my hubby the Internet Macxpert) to check out the downlow on what will happen with Internet taxing. You'll be happy to know he truly believes that the tax situation won't become reality for a very long time. Meaning many years from now...

Blessings Of Good Tidings With Loads Of Love,
Lyndy

Carolee said...

Oh how I wish I could have seen it in person!! Your work, your home - everything looks absolutely amazing.....

Congrats on a successful event!!

~ Carolee

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

It looks lovely, Johanna!! And once again.....my timing is unreal!! I'm down in Austin playing with the grandchildren, and we missed your gala affair AGAIN!! But like you say...maybe next year!! Hugs, Trudy

AwtemNymf said...

Oh oh oh oh! What a wonderland!
The snowman table (greetings guests is adorable). I love everything you make (of course). If I had the money- I'd buy the WHOLE Halloweenie table in a heartbeat! Congrats on the success of the weekend show! Awesome kitchen too! *claps*
~A~

Anonymous said...

Johanna,

Loved the pictures. Wish I could have been there.

Take Care,
Candy

Tinsell and Whimsy said...

OK that's it Johanna.......you two are adopting me.......I want to live in a cottage in Colorado surrounded by the bliss and happiness of your work, and Jack is a plus too. So, wonderful that you had a successful show.....was there any doubt...........No not in my mind. You deserve all the success that comes your way. Congratulations!
Sue

Tootie said...

Johanna-
What a wonderfully charming home you have and your creations make it even more so!
Smiles-
Melissa

HopHopJingleBoo said...

Everything looks fab.. Hope you had sales to match! I use to do home shows to sooo much work, but fun and maybe I will do again someday!

suzanne.artist said...

What fun! wish I could've attended, absolutely lovely!

Darryl Moland said...

OK, Johanna, you gotta tell me about the tree on top of your fridge! And I have to tell you . . . if I were straight . . . you're such a cutie! And Jack . . . well, that goes without saying!

:-)~
Darryl