Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holiday Cards, New and Old

I introduced the  Light Up My Tree card in a previous post.  Now it's time to introduce you to the rest of the Holiday card gang at warpeDesign!  Some of them you may have met before, but the classics never die!

The dainty yet oh-so-darling Wee Ornament.

His big brother, Ornament:

The veteran tree card, Deco Christmas Tree:

and the latest card to join the team,  Two Stars:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

10% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday

To start things off right for the holidays, the {NewNew} NY Etsy team is hosting a Black Friday Weekend Sale!  There are sales across etsy, but you can find specific {NewNew} team members by typing "newnewteam" with "etsyholidaysale" into the search or taking a look at our new digital catalog.

For me specifically:
Friday November 27th through Monday November 30
Everything from warpeDesign will be 10% off!  

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The story behind Light Up My Tree card

Did you ever have Christmas tree lights duty?   You know... where you are the one who wraps that lovely pine in strands of winking electricity?   Where the needle scratches on your hands are forgotten as soon as you see the lovely lines twinkling through the branches?

In my family it's usually me and my dad who have light duty.   It's one of those few traditions that have built up, unspoken, unplanned.   Somehow, as an adult, it's almost always the two of us dragging the tree inside, him setting it up in the base, me holding it straight as he clamps it in, and mom coming in to tell us how it's leaning to the left...

And then it's on to the lights.  First plugging them in to check that they still work, and then I squeeze behind the tree and dad stands in front of it.   We wrap it in strand upon strand of lights, passing them to each other when we can't reach any further around the tree.   Nowadays they're mostly white solids, but I remember as a kid having different sizes and colors and blinkers...   Wow.  It would look like a carnival ride.

But no matter what lights go on, I always treasure that moment when its just bark, needles, and lights.   That moment before we toss on all our wonderful, gaudy ornaments.  It's like seeing the star of a play in their dressing room, in lingerie, face makeup on, but the costume still hanging on the door.

My newest holiday card celebrates that pause in decorating.  That moment right when we Light Up My Tree.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Breaking News: warpeDesign to be at the Bowery Bazaar

To quote them:
"A hip, new indoor market has just opened. The "Bowery Bazaar" will be home to 30 plus vendors of designer clothing, home goods, rare trinkets, vintage and new jewelry, unique candy, and much more."

I'll be there this weekend, Friday & Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-6.   At 351 Bowery in Manhattan, it is right down the street from the former CBGB's and across the street from Marion's.  It's soooo convenient and a great space.  

I hope I'll see some of you there.   I know I'll need the moral support as it's going to be my first 3 day show, so if I seem sort of dazed and confused on Sunday, I'm really sorry! 

Monday, November 2, 2009

Save the Date - Holiday Handmade Cavalcade!

Mark off December 5th on your calendars.  You've got a little over a month before the {NewNew} invades Nolita with our 2nd Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade!

Start saving your pennies because this will be the best of holidays when you give someone that wonderful handmade gift that they cant find anywhere else but at the Cavalcade!  At 201 Mulberry Street just south of Spring at the Openhouse Gallery.