We are excited to have a new talent, Agnes, to the shop. She is a young artist working in felted merino wool, silk and leather. Come in an see her inspiring designs. Pictured are some examples of her fingerless gloves. Great for the season. Her images are playful and her shawls are painterly.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Congratulations Paul Yuhasz! You are the winner of a
$50 Gift Certificate for our store!
For everyone else we will have one more drawing this Friday.
Each time you make a purchase at Dina Varano,
your name will go into the hat to win! Come on in and good luck!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We have some really good ones this year!
Feathers, porcelain, metal, fabric, glass, woven, wood, straw,
painted, felted, wrapped, cut, sewn,
so many inspiring, colorful, and whimsical ornaments.
A simple and great way to spread the holiday cheer!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Come to Chester tonight to see the town sparkling!
There will be caroling, a tree lighting, lots of treats in the shops,
festive displays and toasts made to begin the holiday season!
In our shop we are having a drawing for a $50 gift certificate
every Friday until Christmas.
With each purchase your name is added
and the winner will be announced on my blog at 8pm!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Stop by tonight for a glass of champagne
at the Guilford Art Center from 5-8pm.
My jewelry is one of the featured artists.
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This year, be creative with your wrapping. Buy one of our recycled bags and use that as the wrapping! We have all sorts of colorful patterns for $8.95 each. Then they can re-use the bags at the grocery store, for lugging kids' stuff, or for traveling - they fold up and fit in your wallet.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, Nov 20th come shopping and benefit the school!
The famous Kate Sandmann has hand picked all of her favorite
vendors to show their goods from 3-4:30 at the Essex Elementary School.
Come see the fun jewelry I made!
Get in to the spirit today!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
directed by Jeanie Rapp of http://margretastage.org/
produced by Leni,
and set designed by David Hayes
Tonight and Tomorrow only!
I went opening night and what a great performance!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
in the beautiful new gallery in Chester.
Lori has exquisite style, and you can see that with
her chosen collection of her favorite artists she has on display.
A great event is planned visit
for more details http://www.loriwarner.com/
Erica, from the http://www.the-e-list.com/
will be there with free trials of the e-card,
and stop by and visit us too, we will be open until 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Oh LA, there are so many things that have bound us over the years...inspirations, love, light, trees, photos, projects, shows, studios, drawing, painting, dreaming, planning, wrapping, walking, coffee, chats, letters, music, trips, rocks, the beach, and the most important - friendship and today I want to send you warm wishes on your special day!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Come to Chester tonight and have a glass of wine, peruse the shops, see friends, nibble on a cracker, see some art, meet new people, try on a pair of earrings, have another glass of wine, stroll around town, and have fun with us! Hope to see you! Click here to read about all of the happenings http://visit-chester.com/major_annual_events/come_home_to_chester.html
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
"We made a wrong turn... and fell in love with Chester!"
Writes Juliet Pennington from the Boston Globe. See the whole article at http://www.boston.com/travel/explorene/connecticut/articles/2009/08/23/antique_charms_on_a_modern_connecticut_menu/ photo by Michele Mcdonald
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
You have to see this show. My dear friend Pat has an amazing body of work. Her subtle paintings, pierced porcelain, sculptural wall hangings, the repetition of marks from her deliberate hand and the beauty of her craft, will leave you inspired! Visit the gallery and see the play of light dancing through all of her mediums!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
OK, this is such a fun place in West Hartford's Blue Back Square. http://www.thecounterburger.com/ Here is your pencil(mini golf size) and you pick your burger; beef, turkey, veggie... pick your bun, (I opted for the bowl, on a bed of baby greens), your toppings 4 out of 20 to choose, your sides...and build your own yummy lunch! Cute place with industrial decor with garage doors wide open, aluminium chairs, and freedom to choose!