Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Autumn Regency Assembly

The Northern contingent of the Emerald Valley Regency organized our first event last month, an evening assembly in Junction City.  It was an evening of dance and divination, appropriate for November.  Many of these lovely photos were taken by my friend Mark, our resident photographer.

 There was dancing, of course!

And lots of lovely conversation.

 Lots of elegant little nibbles on the refreshment table

We had palm reading…

… and tea leaf reading…

… as well as the traditional tarot cards.
We even had a deck of Jane Austen tarot cards.

It was a wonderful evening, and we were delighted that we pulled it off!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Decorating a Tree

        We just finished our Thanksgiving weekend open house at the winery, and Allie and I made some homemade ornaments to decorate a little fir tree that needed to be cut down anyway (it was growing on the dam to our pond).  We set it up in the winery and it looked beautiful and smelled great.  It was a lovely addition to the holiday atmosphere.

Cork Ornaments with Buttons, Pearls and Swarovski Crystals.

Ribbon Roses

Wool Felt Owls

Woolen Pompom Birds with Top Hats

Stained Glass Candles

A Wool Felt Star with Pleated Ribbon

The Tree

Our Decorated Winery

This morning I saw some very lucky turkeys foraging for acorns under the oak trees by our Maypole.  I’m sure they are glad Thanksgiving is over!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Costume Day!

I couldn't pick just one costume to wear to work today,
so I started as Little Red Riding Hood...

...and then traded the basket and cape for
a tricorn to become a pirate.

My little sister wore one of my witch hat fascinators...

...and so did my Mom.

Fabulous hats make for Halloween fun!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Seasonal Decorations

With Halloween right around the corner, we've finally got all of our decorations up.  I love our house this time of year, with cute little pumpkins and cats peeking out of every corner.  Here are a few of my favorite sights.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Creations

I've been so busy with custom orders on Etsy the past month, that I've barely had time for anything else.  Here are a few of my favorite recent creations:

 Witch Hat Fascinators

 Tricorn Fascinators

 A giant hat for a pink hatter

 A Deluxe Tricorn in gorgeous silver and peacock blue

 A Deluxe Tricorn in beautiful shades of brown

 A Deluxe Puss in Boots cavalier hat ...

... with ears!

A Deluxe Tricorn with veil attached, perfect for a pirate wedding!

And my favorites, Lacy Top Hats with Ears!