If you are in the area of Northern Colorado December 13, 2013, please join us at the Art Aims Night on the Town Holiday Art and Gift Sale in Loveland, Colorado. Feel good about donating to the United Way’s flood relief efforts and have a wonderful time for your efforts!.
Loveland Colorado’s 49th Annual Art in the Park, August 10 & 11th, 2013 – Come visit us – Susan Jecminek, Bits of Yore and Aaron Jecminek, Art of Music, booth C-8 and enjoy the festivities at both Sculpture in the and the Artisans at North Lake Park Loveland, Colorado!
The weather is warming up – time for gardening, tennis, biking and seeking out those art festivals. Check out your search engines for local area art festivals and art and craft fairs. Enjoy the fun and weather by supporting your local Artisans. Bits of Yore has a couple in the offing for the locals in Northern Colorado! Check out our Calendar of events!
Spring cleaning & spring gardening, it’s what revives us! I alas am late with my first plantings of the veggie garden. My first love is snap peas and I am at least a week late in the planting. We don’t have a whole lot of room for vegetable gardening but, the snap peas are my favorite so making space is a will do thing for us. There is always room for onions and squash as well usually a batch of this or that in potted containers.
Right now the Crocus are springing up and we’ll be seeing the snowdrops, Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths popping out. Just makes you want to start planning and planting. Don’t we all have a tendency to rush the season? But then, there is always something to accomplish, whether it be trimming, pruning and tidying up the beds!
Thanks to Pinterest for the photos!
Loveland ,Colorado is my home and being on the creative side, I don’t get out much to shop. I’ve had a little breathing time since the holidays and found a couple of wonderful shops in the process. During my outings I chance to find Vera’s House Beautiful and Cherry Lime Boutique they have a wonderful array of items that are just my style!
Vera’s has wonderful affordable vintage décor, the quality collection of vintage chic includes: furniture, lamps, tabletop treasures, clothing, hats, jewelry and accessorie, kitchenware, wall décor and much more. I will be a frequent visitor to this shop; it’s really a joy to browse through all the rooms in this vintage house with such charm.
Cherry Lime Boutique owners Alyssa and Michelle will guide you through the creative handmade items from local artisans and crafters. If you’ve ever been to the arts and craft festivals throughout the year and wish there was a place you could go at a whim and find that special gift or item for you or your home, you’ll be amazed at wonderful offerings this boutique has housing inventory for over 55 local vendors/crafters. Bits of Yore has added some items, look for Ze Twists/Wine Stem Wraps, Zip Togs, Cell Phone Lanyards and key chains. Testing the waters – you can find some framed cat prints as well.
Shop local, save and enjoy!!
Here Comes the Holiday Festivals! A reminder – Bits of Yore will be at ‘The Hall of Gifts ’ at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado this weekend:
Friday, November 9 12 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11 10:00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
(and check out ‘The Hall of Trees while you’re there)
Applewood Arts Festival at the Ranch in Loveland, Colorado:
Saturday, November 17 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
I will be sharing a booth with Vernell Brown, Miniature Christmas Trees and Donna Schneider’s Bears ‘n’ Hares.
Please drop by and say hello, we’d love to see you all and Enjoy the festivals!!
Victorian décor can be very ornate and fancy but, it can be sleek with contemporary lines as well. Designs have been so eclectic though the years that adding just a few pieces or paint can make a major difference. There is an abundance of furniture styles, hardware, light fixtures, bath and kitchen designs that lend itself to the Victorian style with just a few choice pieces without being ornate. I found a wonderful source I’d like to share, HOUZZ, which is full of wonderful ideas. Also, if you are a pinterest fan, check out Julie Donnell-Oliver get some great ideas going and Enjoy!!
Bits of Yore and The Art of Susan Jecminek has been preparing for ‘Art in the Park’ in Loveland, Colorado this weekend, August 11 and 12th. Aaron Jecminek will be joining us in this event with his Art of Music ink drawings and my 3-D decoupage collages, original art work and prints. We will be on the south end closest to the Fire station and food venues- that’s a good thing! Hope to see you all there!
Sculptures meet LovelandColoradofor the 29th annual Sculpture in the Park which features 2,000 pieces of sculpture created by 170 sculptors worldwide. It is a wonderful event and one you won’t want to miss if you’re going to be in the Denver metro area in August. This event is held in Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado, with the traditional Art in the Park with Artisan and craftsman’s wares going in the park across the road at the simultaneously, there’s something for everyone’s taste! Bits of Yore will be there with 3-Dimension Decoupage and Collages as well as original pieces of mixed mediums; watercolor, pen and ink, gauche, colored pencil and chalk pastel with prints available.
The 2011 excerpts of Sculpture in the Park is presented wonderfully on UTube, check it out!