Friday, December 21, 2012

Native American Winter Wonderland

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It looks like we will have a white Christmas at our Northern Minnesota outpost after all. This is the home of Sirocco’s Curios. Winter finally arrived when just a few days ago we got our first significant snowfall. Winter has been slow to get underway here and I was beginning to get a bit worried. We have been in a drought situation for over a year now. There was not a lot of rain or snow last year and it was unseasonably warm. It is still too warm. The snow came down in big giant flakes and collected on the trees. There they froze giving rise to a picturesque winter wonderland. I snapped a few pictures and added one here for you to see.

When I am not sitting in the cabin and looking out the big picture window at the winter wonderland, you will find me in my little studio working with beads, leather, and silver fabricating various adornments in the Native American style. I just recently completed these two necklaces. You can find these and other such items in my on line store, Sirocco’s Trading Post. I invite you to stop in and take a look around.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Angels Trimming the Christmas Tree by Peggy Toole

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Angels! It is the Ecrater Stores Network (ESN) theme for this week. And, I have just the item in my curios shop that features angels. It is the 1995 Christmas plate by Avon titled “Trimming the Christmas Tree.” The plate features two winged angels draping a garland of roses on a Christmas tree. The image is from an original painting by Peggy Toole. Peggy Toole is a contemporary artist and fabric designer from Colorado Springs, Co. She also designs greeting cards and produces art for license. The plate is fine porcelain and is a worthy collectable. Click on the link above to find the plate or click on Sirocco's Curios to find other interesting curios.