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Nutmeg Designs at North Penn Holiday Craft Show, November 20th, 2010

DSCN1811 Stratoz and I will be at the North Penn Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 from 9:30 to 4:30 at the North Penn High School, 1340 Valley Forge Road, in Lansdale, PA.

Come check out our new collaborative signs(including custom house numbers), and mosaic pins, among other sparkly, light catching items.

Proceeds benefit the NPHS student exchange program.

If you are an extravert and love the buzz of crowds, come first thing.  If you like a little more calmness, come after lunch!

Nutmeg Designs at the Holiday Marketplace, Swain School, Allentown, PA 11/6-7, 2010

Stratoz and I are pleased to be expanding our range up into the Lehigh Valley at the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Holiday Market this coming weekend.

When:  November 6th and 7th, 2010

Time:  Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10-4

Where:  Swain School, 1100 South 24th St., Allentown , PA, 18103

Donation:  $3.00

Proceeds benefit the Student Awards Program.  Refreshments benefit Relay for Life.


Trivets and Coasters: Margaret Almon Mosaics at PA Guild Shop in Lancaster

Triangle Trivet by Margaret Almon
Pinwheel Coaster by Margaret Almon of Nutmeg Designs. Glass on wood, 6 inches.

I am pleased to be part of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s In the Kitchen:  Where Fine Food and Fine Craft Gather Together.  Come check out an array of 8″ mosaic trivets, inspired by quilt patterns, and the newly rechristened 6″ “coasters.”  I have been calling the smaller ones trivets, but a recent customer bought one as a “permanent coaster” to have by her chair in the living room, and at this weekend’s craft fair, a young woman informed me that if she could buy one it would be her most favorite coaster ever. So whether you have a wedding, housewarming, or a kitchen to transform, In the Kitchen will be the place to be.

250+ unique works from 25+ craftsmen. Cutting boards, wooden spoons, mugs, and of course, mosaic coasters and trivets.


Come See Film Noir Mosaics, Watch Sunset Boulevard on the Big Screen and Hear Poetry at Ambler Theater, October 12th, 2010, 7:00

SwansonI am excited to be part of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program’s Film Noir Series.  When Director Joanne Leva mentioned the project, I suddenly had this desire to make black and white “film noir” mosaics, and when I told her about this, she invited me to make my work available before and after the screening of the featured film, Sunset Boulevard, at the Ambler Theater, Tuesday October 12th, 2010 at 7:00 pm, in Ambler, PA.



The mission of Poetry Noir is to explore the universal moments presented or “spoken” in Black-and-White films with poetry writing.  The MCPL Program has joined with the Ambler Theater to bring the film to the big screen, followed by a selection of poems inspired by the intense drama of Sunset Boulevard about a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity, starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson.  Come join in the black and white glory!

Related Post:

Film Noir Starlight Mandala in Process


Mosaics at Kimberton Whole Foods

EDITED: My work is no longer at Kimberton Whole Foods.  Check my Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop to find frames, mirrors and mandalas.



I was excited to be approached by Liz at Kimberton Whole Foods about placing some of my mosaic frames in their Apothecary/Gift Shop area last Spring.   Call Liz, manager of the gift shop at the number for the main Kimberton store, 610-935-1444 for more information about what is in stock.



Mosaic Rings: Nutmeg Designs at Lansdale Farmers’ Market Saturday August 7th, 2010

Mosaic Ring in Peridot Green by Margaret Almon
Mosaic Ring in Peridot Green by Margaret Almon


Stratoz and I will be doing the last of our Lansdale Farmers’ Market dates on Saturday August 7th, 2010, 9-1 at Railroad Ave. and Main St. in Lansdale, PA.

Come check out the mosaic rings.  Pictured here is a Peridot green ring in glass tile, with a copper plate base, and chocolate truffle grout between all the tiny pieces($15.00, lovely green manicure not included).

If you want to see the abundance of fresh produce, Cardinal Hollow wine, One Village Coffee, Jimmie’s Cupcakes and other cool stuff, take a look at Stratoz’s photo essay about the Market.


Though our stint at the Farmers’ Market is done for this year, Nutmeg Designs will be at Lansdale Festival of the Arts, Saturday August 28th from 10-4, so stop by Memorial Park for beautiful crafts and then head to the Market at Railroad Plaza for your veggies!

Nutmeg Designs at Audubon Art & Craft Festival July 17-18, 2010 in Hawley, PA

Audubon Art & Craft Festival Wallenpaupack School Complex
A space opened up for Nutmeg Designs mosaics and stained glass, at the Audubon Art & Craft Festival,  July 17th and 18th, 2010, from 10-5 in Hawley, PA.  Known regionally as the finest Art and Craft show in the Poconos, this non-profit event raises funds for student scholarships and environmentally threatened areas in the Northern Poconos.

The Festival takes place in the Wallenpaupack School Complex that is located on Rt. 6 two miles south east of Hawley, PA on the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack.  A rare breed, this show is held indoors in air conditioned coolness, with free parking and $5.00 admission fee.

Stratoz is creating some very hip bird stained glass suncatchers, and I have a full stock of mosaics to catch the eye.  When we lived in Dunmore, we used to take day trips to Hawley, and then later vacations, and always enjoyed it.  Be sure to check out the Settlers Inn with an Arts & Crafts interior, and fabulous food from local farmers–they were doing “local” in 1996 when we first visited!

Our friend Cynthia Underhill of My Point of View Photography told us about this show.

A Wildlife Art Show will run in conjunction with the festival , and activities such as:

  • The Delaware Valley Raptor Center will have live raptors – hawks, owls and falcons on site.
  • The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will present live animals and an entertaining presentation on the animals and their behavior.
  • The Binghamton Zoo will bring a variety of animals, for people to observe close up, and ask the experts questions.
  • The Northeast PA Audubon Society will have an education table with free items for the family and a program on the NAS Forest Campaign.

Mosaic Frames at Kimberton Whole Foods

Kimberton Whole FoodsEDITED: My work is no longer at Kimberton Whole Foods.  Check my Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop for frames.

I was excited to be approached by Liz at Kimberton Whole Foods about placing some of my mosaic frames in their stores.  Kimberton has been a favorite place of mine and Stratoz’ from the days we belonged to Maysie’s Farm CSA.  We would stop in Kimberton Whole Foods for a snack at the cafe, and we made sure to stop there on the way to the Kimberton Waldorf Craft Show that we did this December.  It was a treat to bring in my work last weekend, and also get a tasty lunch, and do our grocery shopping.

Liz is working on bringing in more local artist’s work into Kimberton’s Apothecary/Gift Shop area, and possibly some of their other locations as well.  If you are looking for some picture frames out of the ordinary, stop in!

Bronze Mosaic Frame 4x6



Frames in the Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop