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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meri’s Crafting Palace

My good friend Meri doesn’t have a craft room. She has a crafting palace. I absolutely love to visit her.

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Whenever she hosts an event it takes her several weeks to prepare.

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Tables groan under the weight of gleaming reflectors.

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There is an entire forest of bottlebrush trees.

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Every inch of wall space features tins of treasures and rolls of ribbon.

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As well as an enviable collection of vintage toys.

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She is a fabulous mentor and has crafting “how to” books galore. Meri’s one rule is “If she doesn’t have it, then you don’t need it.”

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The other rooms of her house are just as happy.

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Wee elves and charming deer from days gone by.

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I adore the pine cone elves.

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She decorates a few trees.

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The handcrafted ornaments never fail to inspire me.

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While some people might ferociously guard such a wonderful vintage crafting collection Meri is as generous as she is kind. She is good at every thing she does but is a particularly gifted sculptor.

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This amazing duo is of course my two fur boys. Her attention to detail is spectacular. Meri loves custom orders.

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Meri even captured Rudi’s “broken ear”. She long ago captured my heart. I just adore her!

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If you ever get the chance to attend one of Meri’s workshops GO!

Laura

14 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Meri's place is pure magic!!!!!!!!

April Dunlap said...

Oh, what FUN! The sculpture of your pups is TOO sweet!
~april

Jen said...

So wonderful and delightful! I can imagine crafting with Meri is such a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing this morning!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to see things up close. I love the vintage toys and books and the way she has everything arranged. I learn so much from her. The little dogs she made for you are very precious. I had no idea she could do this, too! What fun you had! Like being in a fairy land!

Vel Criste said...

I wish! Meri is so talented! Thanks for sharing us some of her beautiful items and displays!

Louise said...

I love love love your pink house. Absolute love. Are meri's workshops by invitation only? I would love to attend one. How often does she have them?

Marydon Ford said...

I had such a fun time at her house ... it is amazing & she is so talented.
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

That looks like such a fun place! I would love to attend one of her workshops!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's like an great antique shop and more!
LOVE the doggies she made for you!
Warmly,
deb

ImagiMeri said...

I'm blushing!!! Thank you sweet friend, but I can't take all the credit. I'm very particular about my friends and welcome everyone into my home. It just so happens that everyone that comes in is wonderful. You have a special place in my heart pretty lady.

Love you,
Meri

Redhead Sadie said...

That's the first time I have seen the sculpt....WOW!!!! She captured the boys perfectly!!!! Talk about a treasure from the incredible lady that Miss Meri is!!!!!

Karena Albert said...

Laura, I adore the little red tudor you created! It is absolutely perfection! How fun to spend a day with Meri at her workshop!

The doxies are incredible!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

black sabeth said...

so much fun!

Liz Hockamier said...

What fun time you guys must have had! I wish I could have gone. I'm dying to see her studio! :) Look at those sweet little doxies! What a treasure!

I read the post on your Putz houses.... I'm sorry that you are having to go through another "adventure". :( We know that there is always a plan! It will all work out!

~Liz