Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Creative Family Traditions...

I come from a very creative family. My dad was a prominent Kansas City commercial artist and my Mom, well if you've been to our Friends of a Feather events, you probably have seen her beautiful, inspiring gems that she has created with her own two hands.  My brother Scott, my two nieces Alexandra and Shelby are all amazing artists, not to mention my two daughters who are wonderful artists and creative women too, but don't give themselves enough credit...

One of my all-time favorite holiday traditions with my family on Thanksgiving is to sit around the dining room table and create a Christmas ornament.  Now the tradition will continue with my grandchildren...this was priceless to see Max and Annabelle checking out the art supplies at youngest little buddy, Sullivan was napping at this time...he will be able to join in the fun next Thanksgiving...see his photo below!

Notice the turkey T-Shirts that my daughter Jennifer designed and created for the kids.

My little buddy Sullivan...such a happy little guy!
I'd like to invite you to share your 
creative family tradition
by commenting to my post below!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Holiday Open House...Just a Taste!

We are so excited to be hosting our first ever 
Friends of a Feather Holiday Open House!  
We are opening our doors this 
Thursday evening December 1st ~ 
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
and will also be open Friday and Saturday ~ from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Come to our unique little vintage house to find a 
wonderful stash 
of new found one of a kind finds, 
beautifully handcrafted ornaments, 
vintage inspired home decor, vintage Hallmark ornaments, 
lovely repurposed furniture
among many other wonderful items that might just 
be what you are looking for to decorate your home 
this holiday...or perhaps find that unique gift 
for someone special in your life.

We hope to see you here...bring a friend to share the evening!  
Yummy cookies and warm seasonal punch will be served!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Going on a Treasure Hunt...

I love to go on a treasure never know what you will find, or what you will see along the way... My mom, my aunt, my sister, my niece and I headed west to the Flint Hills of Kansas in search of unique treasures to share at our next Friends of a Feather sale. 

We saw many beautiful sights as we traveled along the way...
gorgeous old barns...
old houses that, once upon a time, were filled with family's, who now needs to be appreciated for what they once were...
little towns that seem to have been lost in the shuffle, though if you looked close enough, you could discover their unique, wonderful qualities...
and sometimes you would find a great little spot to stop and do some digging for treasures...
you will have to come to our next sale to see what we found and brought home! 

 The best treasure of all on this little excursion was the time I enjoyed with 
"my dearest friends of a feather" sister...and my niece...

~ Happy days to all! ~ Lauri