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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 20, 2014

a Happy Easter wish to you and yours...

May your holiday be peaceful and joyous...

...and filled with chocolate bunnies!
xxoo Jen

ps...some of you know of my addiction to old postcards and paperies...well, we've had a certifiable sugar rush and loaded more than 100 antique postcards to the ephemera pages ...see them all here
ALL are shipping free (standard domestic shipping) with SUGARRUSH until 5/1...and you can use that code site-wide-- a great treat!

Monday, April 14, 2014

hello Monday, hello peek at where we've been (TEXAS) and oh my where are we going!

Hello Monday.
It seems like I am still running on the inspirational vapors and fumes from my recent trip to Round Top with artist friends Letty Worley and Laurie Meseroll. we attended the "Grand TEXAS Opening" of Holly Kuhn's new venue for her renown decor and antique shop "Old Glory Antiques".

It was an amazing trip...a challenge for sure to do so much in so little time. To travel, set up and be gone in just 72 hours. But I am so glad we did it. 
It was wonderful to get some quality time with Jo Packham and so many of the amazing women she gathers through her community for food, art and business magazines. It was amazing to work with Holly Kuhn. And Texas and the event, well I loved it all. THANK YOU HOLLY! Just look at her new space...and the amazing things she sells...

And while there were loads of photos posted to Instagram and Facebook, I wanted to share a few here on the BLOG....of Holly's space, our showcase, and what it was like for us to be there...

So hello Monday and hello taking a peek at where we were, and thinking about all the adventures this crazy business has brought my way.

Hello to being able to work with friends, to learn from them, and to make it work.
Hello to trying something new, this was the first time we could make it to Texas and it was wonderful to be a part of the grand Spring Antiques Week phenomenon.


 Our display was in the front two rooms...here's a peek...



 










And some of my fave new arrivals....
 


 

I am already looking forward to next Spring.

Hello BBQ, yes we had some really good food while we were there.
(...do I really need to wait 'til next Spring for BBQ that good and that dinner at Royer's was the tops!)

And speaking of spring, we're doing our Spring Cleaning and inventory this week. Did you catch the 15% OFF sale with SPRINGCLEAN at checkout???

 Hello much to do! And then some more!
 
Hello new art to post to the site...hello taking photos and more photos of all there is to share.

Hello to Laurie and Letty -- they did an amazing job and worked so hard...as did Oliver, thanks for all you did to make the trip possible!



Hello old friends, hello new friends...so glad we found you both in Texas. Hello Gina, Hello Celeste, Hello Lori, Hello Ki, Hello Sandy!

Hello to all of you...and have a super week.


xxoo Jen

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

SPRING CLEANING SALE...

It's time for SPRING CLEANING and a treat for you too!
15% OFF SALE

Use code SPRINGCLEAN and TAKE 15% OFF
OUR YOUR ORDER THIS FRI, SAT & SUN 
(sorry, Debbee Thibault excluded...)

NOTE: as usual we're doing our annual spring inventory next week, so NO shipping next week, AND limited email and social media updates...So stay tuned for more news after Easter.
xxoo Jen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

something new and special to share from Laurie Meseroll....


New Works to share from painter Laurie Meseroll are here and I am completely smitten with them...

She's just back from Texas with a new body of work inspired by a pastel palette, the prairie landscape,
and an encounter with Magnolia Pearl...

CLICK HERE TO SEE HER NEW SMALL WORKS
prices starting at $40

CLICK HERE TO SEE LARGER WORKS

& we're offering FREE standard SHIPPING with code LaurieLOVE at checkout until 4/15

And thanks to Laurie for these amazing new originals,it's an honor to share them with you 
xxoo Jen

Monday, March 31, 2014

hello Monday & hello spring...finally! All that and Jocelyn's bunnies too!

It's time we really say Hello Monday and WELCOME JOCELYN O'GORMAN...
and all her lovely bunnies too!

We met at the Country Living Fair in December and I was immediately captivated with her festive paper creations and seasonal follies...

Since then, she's been a special guest at our "heART of winter" event in Sanford, FL where some of you met her and experienced her art in person, and soon enough she'll be joining us at the next Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY in June...

In the meantime, please help me say HELLO to spring with a peek at Jocelyn's wonderful bunnies and springtide wonders....she creates are under the moniker The Painted Fern and you can see all of her currently available works HERE.

I had a little help from Charlotte and Hannah with the new art that arrived...
Hello Monday and Hello Spring... this was the girls' fave...

But I love her grande standing bunnies...



It's not often that a new artist joins the ranks of Earth Angels...sometimes it takes years of me knowing someone, and sometimes it takes 5 minutes.  Jocelyn O'Gorman was the latter. And I thank her for being her...and sharing what she does...

In addition to seasonal works like these bunnies I adore, she does make paper follies, mixed media pieces, ribbons, and more...
So hello Monday.

Hello new partnerships and hard work.

Hello trust.

Hello love at first sight.

Hello Spring and getting ready to breathe fresh air.

Hello suitcase, time to pack for the Texas trip to visit Holly at her new Old Glory Antiques Pop-Up...(details here if you can make it).

Hello new cleats for the kids for soccer, and for baseball, and new running shoes for all of us...hello Nike outlet!

Hello to all of you and hope you enjoy your week whatever you are up to!
xxoo Jen

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

her repro designs are 50% off while we still have them...

This group of cuties was designed by Jody and created by the Edinburgh Incubator, 
one's cuter then the next.

We have the remaining stock on 
close-out at 50% OFF... 
just use code JODY50 through Sunday 
(though I'm not sure they'll last until then).

These sweeties are tough to resit... 
xo Jen

Monday, March 24, 2014

HELLO MONDAY WE'RE HEADING TO TEXAS!!! EVENT THIS WEEKEND

 Hello Monday....what a week you will be, 
we're heading to TEXAS!!!

OUR EVENT's THIS WEEK!!!
at Holly Kuhn's 
GRAND TEXAS OPENING OF 
HER RENOWN STORE

 
3/28-3/30 
from noon-7pm 

CATCH US IN BURTON, TX 
701 N. Main Street
Burton is a charming small town tucked away halfway between Houston and Austin, 
just seven miles from Round Top. 


WE'LL BE KICKIN' OUR HEELS ...SO JOIN US! 

Hello Burton...
Hello packing the suitcase...
Hello making the many lists before I go...
Hello shopping Texas style...
Hello hard work...
And Hello all our Where Women Create Friends...
Jo has asked me to join her for her signing...details below...
Hello to our special guest artists 
Letty Worley & Laurie Meseroll...


AND A MILLION THANKS TO HOLLY KUHN
 FOR MAKING THIS ART GIRLS ROADSHOW 
APPEARANCE POSSIBLE....
(yes I am literally shouting out loud my appreciation for this wonderful lady and design diva!)

HELLO to all of you and have a super week!

XXOO Jen
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