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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Artists At Work
What a nice surprise I had today when an few ladies from the Chautauqua Artists Guild came and set up tables in my parking lot.  I love it.  They are drawing attention to this side of the road.  All three are painting in either watercolors or acyrlics.  Laurie McGrath, Lisa Offhauss, and Denisa Snyder-Norberg are three lovely ladies making beautiful art today at Exquisite Things Gift Shoppe in Bemus Point, NY.

Besides being artists, they are all jewelry makers.  Come see them if you are in Bemus Point today.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hand Painted China at Exquisite Things Gift Shoppe in Bemus Point

Hand Painted China

Painting Porcelain Since 1975

Today I'm featuring hand painted china by a local Chautauqua County artist, Elaine Caflisch. Elaine's first lessons were to learn how to paint china thimbles for her collection of thimbles. She especially likes to do animal portraits, flowers, and birds.  She has several items painted with flowers and birds at Exquisite Things Gift Shoppe in Bemus Point, NY.

Elaine has painted for several years for the National Osteoporosis Foundation doing their Mother's Day cards and in 2011 doing their Christmas card thank you's.

She is currently the president of the chautauqua County Society of Artists.  She is married to Philip and has two children (one married) and two horse, shih Tzu dogs and several small caged birds.  She teaches porcelain painting.

You can see her art at Exquisite Things Gift Shoppe in Bemus Point on Saturdays during the month of May and Friday and Saturday during June.  The shoppe is open from 10a until 5p.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cambridge Newel Post Floor Lamp with Handmade Lampshade

Handmade Lampshade on Antique Newel Post
Wooden Floor Lamp

Antique Art Deco Newel Post Floor Lamp with Handmade Lampshade

I just finished trimming this handmade lampshade.  It looks awesome on the antique newel post lamp base.  We found the base in Cambridge, NY at an antique store and had to have it for one of my special creations.

I think the style is called art deco...not my usual Victorian type shades but close.

This shade is made from silk fabrics in green and gold.  The sage green trim accents the double layer of cream colored fringe and gold, brown, and blue scalloped, beaded fringe.  It took ten hours to create, but was worth the time and effort.

It is for sale at Exquisite Things Gift Shoppe in Bemus Point, NY.

Handmade Lampshade with silk fabric, double layer of fringe
 and glass beads, trimmed with french gimp

Handmade Lampshade on antique floor lampbase

Antique Floor Lamp base made from newel post.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Sign for Exquisite Things Gift Shoppe Bemus Point, NY


Yea! My new sign is up and looks beautiful.  People are seeing it and coming in to see my exquisitely, beautiful products. 001 If you are visiting or planning a visit to Bemus Point, NY, stop and see me.  I’m located across from the Bemus Inn Restaurant and Imagine Gift Shop.  Cindy’s Piano Studio is on the other side of my shoppe.