has a story and our window display at P20 is no different.
“Flannels and Fireside; Home for the Holidays.”
Of course we have lots of flannels, mannequins, and love cozy plaid
shirts and super soft tees… but it’s more than just that.
I was already thinking about our window, when our friend Randy passed
away. He built the mantle for us to use in shows and it had been in storage for
over a year. I knew immediately, the mantle would be our focal point.
“Flannels and Fireside.”
Back in the summer, I experimented and messed up a load of flannels
and they shredded, because I didn’t process them quick enough… and they’ve been
in a pile, just waiting for inspiration on how I could repurpose them. I
created flannel rag garlands and used them on a couple of my trees. No matter
our past and what we’ve gone through, we can overcome that and be something
Of course we needed some trucks to carry our trees home. Brenna lent a black truck and Susann from Farmhouse Gourmet had a red truck. Angea brought an extra tree. There’s a burlap door hanger from Burlap Decor and More and wooden lanterns from p20. Jeff cut me some firewood. Brenna had a helping hand and ideas. It’s a collaboration. It’s “home” town makers and creators… and it’s reflections of our town in the windows and mirror on the mantle and memories of Christmas past…oh the memories….
“Angels appear, when cardinals are near.” Of course there’s all the
pretty plaid ribbon, but there’s cardinal ribbon on one tree, in memory of all
those not home this year… we know the holidays won’t be the same for so many
this year and our hearts go out to you. We hope you find peace and
It’s cozy. It’s warm. It’s home. It’s friends. It’s handmade. It’s memories… and we hope this holiday season will find you enjoying all of that.
So much has happened since I last blogged... so much! In mid-August, I was able to rent the back room inside P20 as my workshop. I started moving most of my production to town (I do still make some things at home.) This has allowed me to have more room to work and organize my things, which has been very helpful.
The room has really transformed since we moved in (I'll do a before and after bog post soon, so you can see the difference.) The ceilings are still ugly and the floors aren't pretty, but I remind myself first and foremost, it is a workshop, so it's ok! We've got several rugs and floor mats down and don't look up at the ceiling much.
This coming Thursday evening, November 11, 2021 is the Art Walk and Tree Lighting Festivities on the square in Gilmer, TX, so we have decided to have our workshop open house at the same time! We will have the doors open from 5-8 pm and you can come back to shop the extra flannels on the racks, before they hit the store front, we will have ornaments, mugs, and decor as well. Also, my mom, Diamond J Designs will have some of her leather work and crochet items, as seen in a few of the pictures. My sister in law, Lisa's Sweets and Such will have some of her toasted pecans and cookies available Thursday evening. If you've been to any of our shows this year, you might have tasted some of them and they are delicious. The orange glazed pecans are my favorite!
You can get to my workshop by coming in the front door of P20 at 100 Davis St Gilmer, TX (corner of Davis and Tyler St/ Hwy 154, at the red light on the square.)
I do have a side door, that is located in the huge Live Gilmer mural painted on the side of the P20 building. We hope you'll stop by Thursday evening and see our workshop in person!