April 26th, 2013 by Susan Jecminek
March 21st, 2013 by Susan Jecminek
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!
February 25th, 2013 by Susan Jecminek
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!!
February 2nd, 2013 by Susan Jecminek
February is the season of the heart! Send someone a warm sentiment and open your heart to all those around you, enjoy all the fluttery feelings!!
November 8th, 2012 by Susan Jecminek
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!!
September 13th, 2012 by Susan Jecminek
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!!
August 8th, 2012 by Susan Jecminek
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!
July 5th, 2012 by Susan Jecminek
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!
May 24th, 2012 by Susan Jecminek
Hey there, All you who live in Northern Colorado, Loveland, Fort Collins area, come browse at the Mountain View High School Parking lot on Saturday June 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bits of Yore/Worker Beadz (workerbeadz.etsy.com), will be sharing a booth with Astra Laughlin (Astraea Designs) who is new to the area and will be offering wonderful unique jewelry, check her out at astraeadesigns.etsy.com. See Ya there!
MVHS FCCLA Arts and Crafts Fair and Flea Market Mountain View High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America has earned their way to the FCCLA National Competition which is held Nashville,TN in July. In an .effort to raise funds for this trip they will be having an Arts and Craft Fair / Flea Market on Saturday June 9th in the High School Parking Lot.
Mountain View High School, 3500 Mountain Lion Dr, Loveland, CO 80537-8929
April 30th, 2012 by Susan Jecminek
I recently spoke with a customer who wanted an item in particular (don’t we all?) and couldn’t find it. No surprise there! Most bead shops are very helpful and can order for you if you know exactly what you are looking for but, if you can’t think of the term to describe it, go to a jeweler’s source, which there are many. My favorite is Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, their on-line catalog is wonderful – aside from the fact if you do order, inevitably, you’ll probably spend too much as there are so many wonderful pieces to choose from. Enjoy!!