Monday, December 13th


by gmt

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 9:08 AM


         A vintage ladder with cards hanging from fabric tape.
         A Christmas tree made from a tomato planter.
         Most people use no imagination when it comes to displaying Christmas Cards on a door. I will create a "Christmas Tree" made of Christmas cards, sassy pink and black houndstooth fabric, jewels and bling!
         A new updated twist on a clothesline - Spelling out "Merry Christmas" across the mantle, easy to make or buy, and a perfect place to showcase those cards. (again, I can bring a mantle if there is a wall for it!)
         Use what you have at your house to showcase Christmas Cards. Example- Using an existing chandelier for a Christmas card display.
         A vintage frame that has been turned into a Christmas Card display board-- turn a frame into a bulletin board adding fabric or cork board- buy at a craft store or make from a garage sale!
         A wreath made from Christmas cards - This can be extravagant as feathered, or as simple as Styrofoam.
A large wire table tree with cards hanging with ribbons - repurpose an Easter or Christmas tree with easy steps like ribbon and tulle.

- Beyond the Mantel: Creative ideas to display your holiday cards. 
- How to Write a Holiday Letter - Tips for mixing the right amount of cheer and accolades without gushing.

Courtney Warren, aka the Cute Card Queen, owner of Come Together Cards. This social worker turned greeting card designer creates cards that are FUN, and full of humor, color, style and whimsy.
If you lived in Britain, Slimming World would already be a household name to you. For forty years they and their dynamic founder, Margaret Miles-Bramwell, have helped over five million men and women lose weight and keep it off while enjoying satisfying portions of everyday food they can buy at their local grocery store. There are no portion limits, no pills, shakes or special diet foods. There’s no weighing or measuring, no calorie, fat or carb counting. There’s no guilt and — wait for it—NO HUNGER. You see, it’s not a diet. It’s a healthy eating plan you can follow for the rest of your life. It’s hunger-free weight loss at last.
And with the UK’s favorite weight loss club now open in Flower Mound, Frisco and The Colony.
An Italian combination of BOLSA (woman’s handbag) and ARTE (art), bolarti is a hand-painted bespoke handbag atelier with exclusive designs constructed from superior acrylic paints and genuine linen canvases. bolarti is the brainchild of designer Wendi McGowan’s vision of creating useful, beautiful objects with a personal flair.
Adorning arms in artistic fashion, bolarti produces dramatic one-of-a-kind pieces that are striking, creative and beautiful in design. The clientele are fashion-conscious women, aspiring for the ultimate exceptional accessory.
bolarti creates hand-painted bespoke bags that are inspired by art, interior design, architecture and most importantly, fashion; all elements that have been the driving muses of modern accessories design.   An interesting benefit of the bags is their “hand.” Most people have an intrinsic reaction to want to touch paintings in a museum. By owning a bolarti bag, art is literally in your hand, and this is the fundamental philosophy and creative tour de force behind the bolarti label.
For bolarti, the experience of carrying art as a fashion accessory also comes with social responsibility, and so, 10% of all company proceeds to go the Booker T. Washington School for Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas. Booker T. Washington’s mission is to provide intensive training in the Arts and Academics for career and college readiness.
bolarti has launched with twelve original color schematics. Inspired by art, fashion design, travel, interior design and jewelry, the complex and playful mixtures of colors range from sun-kissed oranges, fiery cherry reds, juicy lemon yellows, and sparkly metallics to lush leafy greens and turquoise ocean blues. Deep plums, midnight navy, mysterious smoke grays and mystical blacks round out the creative spectrum.
The mission of bolarti is to create hand-crafted one-of-a-kind bags transmitting quality materials and excellent service through innovation and craftsmanship in every collection.   Knowing that handmade pieces connote a higher quality, bolarti portrays an irregularity in its designs that gives the design aesthetic a vibrant, colorful soul. With bags that are striking, timeless and engender mystery, bolarti offers its Prêt-a-Porte collection as well as a Custom Creations line which deliver exclusive, limited edition designs.
Located in the heart of the vibrant and fashionable Uptown neighborhood, the Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery is an extraordinary location for business meetings, social events, and art exhibitions. From fashion installations and runway shows, to photography, painting, sculpture and pop up exhibits and seminars, the possibilities for this unique backdrop are endless. The Stay ZaZa Art House is the newest addition to Hotel ZaZa's extensive and dynamic event space and can accommodate up to 150 people.  Catering provided by Hotel ZaZa's award winning Dragonfly restaurant. 
To view or purchase art from our current exhibition by Isack Kousnsky, please email or call 214.468.8399..
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