Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Holiday show is coming soon!

Hello  . . . 
Please join me on the "Gallery" page of this blog
 for an offering of holiday friends.
The event begins:
Sunday evening ~ December 10th.
  9pm EST
(Note the slightly later time)

To purchase please use this email only:

Here's how it works ~ please read:
Items will be sold on a first email, first serve basis.
I answer emails as swiftly as my fingers can type.
Please list item number or title and payment method.
#1 - yes, please
Pay Pal
#2 - yes please
Credit card
(I take checks as well ;-)
Invoices are sent once things slow a bit.
Please understand that even if multiple emails are sent at the same second, only one can reach my in-box first. (This is similar to being at a regular show and reaching someones booth or table and reaching for a piece first).
I understand this can be stressful and at times disappointing for those who miss out.
I keep searching to find the best way possible to hold these shows. I fear a store format will crash and I've heard of single items being sold more than once ~ not good! 
 For now with one of a kinds and individual items this is still the best way.

Many thanks to you all!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's Wild Hare Wednesday!

Hello and welcome . . . 
It's been some time since I've popped in with a "Wild Hare".
How quickly the year got away from me, but we find ourselves on the 
cusp of another year, another chance to work better, do better & be better!

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
(first email first serve)

Please meet:
A sweet bunny of hand dyed mohair in a pretty brown shade with a hint of golden.
Winter Socks is about 12" to ear tips and is fully jointed.
Stuffed with excelsior, poly and a bit of steel shot for weight.
 He has wool felt ear linings and wears a
cap and socks of knitted "socks".  A wool muffler keeps the chill off his neck.
The wooden bowl is not included . . .  
BUT ~ he comes with a lovely pile of very realistic greens for you to create 
a similar vignette in a bowl or basket of your choosing!
(Merry Christmas ~ FREE shipping!)

Lori Ann

Monday, November 27, 2017

Love of antiques . . .

Do you enjoy antiques as much as I do?
I love knowing that something has a history, a past and a soul from the life it lived before. To me living amongst antiques creates a sense of peace and tranquility. The patina of our furniture is warm and worn and the smaller collections lend constant inspiration for my work.
What could be better?
If you are of the same mind, I'd like to share with you a lovely shop in
Seville, Ohio.
On December 2nd. Seville Antique Mall will host it's Christmas Open House. Each fantastic dealer is packing their booth with the best, just for you!
** Rebekah L. Smith and I are honored to be setting up a small display of our handcrafted wares amongst these fine dealers.

Come join us for festive fun!
Seville Antique Mall
14 Milton St. ~ Seville, Ohio 

My best,
Lori Ann

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving . . .

Yesterday passed in a blur and I didn't get this photo posted.
Still, I'd like to let you know that I am thankful for all of you.
I'm humbled that you enjoy my work & follow my blog.
I hope your Thanksgiving day was spent with those you love.
Lori Ann
Abbey Lane age 9 months ~ pretty cooperative during her photo session, 
tho there were a few "out-takes" !

Monday, November 6, 2017

It's coming soon!

I feel like a squirrel, scurrying around, often getting stuck and not knowing
which way to go next! ~ It's like this before a show . . . especially one you, with a friend,
promote and are an exhibitor in!
So much to do, do, do . . .  works to finish, (or begin at the last minute ;-), car to load,
lists to tick off.
BUT a show date advances whether you are ready or not!
If only we could slow time!

Please join me at my last event of the year:
We are a lovely and intimate gathering of fine folk artisans and antique dealers.
Creating and gathering wares just for you.
Saturday, November 11th. ~ 2017
Early Buy Preview ~ 8-10am ($15)
General admission ~ 10-2 ($6)
1775 Main St. ~ Peninsula, OH
More details on our website:

Hope to see you there!
Lori Ann

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall ~ how I love thee . . .

Feeling inspired:
 By a hint of coolness in the morning air  
~ or a red/yellow leaf turned here or there.
Today from the dye pot ~ and NOW to stitch!
Lori Ann

Sunday, August 27, 2017

lovely . . .

Hello all,
We are once again honored to have our home included in one of Judy Condon's lovely books.
(Her last actually, making this all the more special.)
We just received our advance copy and are humbled by the sweet article Judy wrote,
and the number of photos she included.
Seeing the very last page of the book, tugged at my heart as it's bitter-sweet. 
There is dear Lacy Lu along with the recipe of her very favorite dog biscuits.
(We lost her this past May)
Lacy's sweet intensity and love of biscuits will live on thru Miss Abbey Lane.
She does seem to be wondering when that first batch will emerge from the oven!
Soon little one . . .  soon!

Enjoy . . .  Lori Ann, Michael and Abbey Lane

To order this or any of Judy's books, 
click the below photo to go to her website!