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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.

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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

Craft Show for a Cause on Wednesday March 24th, in Norristown

Mosaic Patchwork Necklaces 2 I am going to be at the Crafts, Etc. Fair at Montgomery Hospital, on Wednesday March 24th, from 9:00-3:30, in the Professional Building 3rd Floor Atrium. There were also be vendors on the Bridge Crosswalk connecting the Pro Building to the Hospital.

Sponsored by The Montgomery Hospital Auxiliary Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s pledge for cardiac telemetry equipment.  If you are in the area, come participate in a good cause!  10 percent of all sales goes to equipment that will contribute to the well being of patients.

 

Montgomery Hospital
1301 Powell St. Norristown, PA 19404

You can park in the garage, $.50 per half hour/5.00 maximum, or look for street parking. No admission fee to the show itself.

 

***Cash, checks, major credit cards and payroll deduction accepted***

Some show highlights:

*** Sandra Spitzer(married to Dr. Laurence Spitzer, Radiology)Sandra Spitzer has been creating pottery for more than 8 years. Her works utilize earthy tones which add a beautiful compliment to your kitchen and home. She has worked at studios on the Main Line and locally. She has displayed her works at craft fairs, and local synagogue craft shows. She is also available on request to design made for order pieces.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Margraf(married to Peggy Weimar, Clinical Manager, Maternity) Jeff Margraf received his B.F.A. with High Honors from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has worked as a professional artist for the past 17 years, exhibiting in New York, Philadelphia and other locations. His work is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. He will be selling original dichroic glass jewelry. Trish Wingert  Elsie P. Jewelry Designs is a family owned and operated company located in the Philadelphia suburbs. Beginning as a hobby in 2007, jewelry design quickly became a major part of their lives. Dedicated to her great grandmother, Elsie P. was born! All pieces are handcrafted, so no two are quite the same. Their jewelry is created using semi precious stones, sterling silver, brass, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and freshwater and glass pearls.

Over 15 vendors of handcrafted arts, candles, handbags, chocolates, baked goods, and Avon. March 24th, 2010, 9:00 am-3:30 pm on the bridge crosswalk and in the Pro Building 3rd floor Atrium, Montgomery Hospital, 1301 Powell St., Norristown, PA, 19404. For more info call 610-270-2076

North Penn Select Craft Show: Sign of Spring March 20,2010

Come to the North Penn Select Show on Saturday March 20th, 2010 and celebrate the eve of Spring!  I will be there with mosaics and Stratoz’ stained glass(though he’ll be at a science teacher conference).

North Penn is a unique show in that for the most part, crafters get their own booth number, sort of like a sports jersey.  Nutmeg Designs is in Booth #98, just as we were last year.

 

North Penn Select Craft Show, March 20, 2010
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA

Saturday 9:30-4:30
$5.00 admission/$1.00 coupon
Children under 12 Free
Homemade Luncheon