When we did our trip to Charlevoix yesterday we stopped at the Bier Gallery. I had read on Facebook that they had new Froggies in. Well really they didn't have more actual new designs. I had to look hard to find one of the collection that I didn't have but I did find one that fits in. I also got to visit the studio where the lady was making new ones. She is making more of the Maple leaf Froggies but is also doing an Oak leaf one and I don't have one of those yet, something for next year maybe. I should ask on Facebook when they will be ready.
This is my new one.
He is on a gourd rather than a Pumpkin. I do not do Halloween but I do collect Pumpkins. I have some glass ones that I got out at the glass blowers at East Jordan. If its nice next time Tristen comes over maybe we can take a ride out there. He likes to see the Glass Blower at work.
These are my Pumpkins from Beir.
They have a blue collection but I stick with the neutral tones
I think my very first froggie was this little tooth pick holder
Then I believe I got Froggie in the chair.....he sits near the TV
He looks dusty but I can't get that off unless I wash him and I never remember.
This guy is sitting by the front door
I think my favourite is this one I have on the wall and will get one of the Oak leaves as soon as I can. I think that will complete my collection unless she comes up with something new.
I have bought a few other things over the years, these silly cats and the rat in the trap sit together on a box.
I have so many small things sitting around. I had wanted a lamp but it was several hundred dollars. My Aunt once said well you could get one big thing for what you pay for all the small things. I know but.........I love the small things too. The Mushroom I bought over the road at the other gallery sits with my Pumpkins now
The Morel mushroom sits with my others, the ones made of Petoskey stones and the Froggie on the Morals.
Besides, if I break one I can replace it, if its that expensive I would not be able to. One time I was out there I did spent about 180 dollars on this doll who resides on my wall.......along with a Fairy on another wall but it's rare that I put out even that much in one go.
Once upon a time, after my kids left home I mistakenly thought I could have nice things again. Well I did not take into account Grandkids or pets. I learned my lesson. I also changed my decorating theme, so now I keep it to things I know I will always love. Things from Nature mainly. So many small things all over the house. I like hand crafted from people I meet like my Wild Flowers and carved Sumac. Those people retired now so no more from them. Also the Grumm Gallery is gone when Norman died. His stuff now is very expensive and hard to find. I have some nice ones though. I saw one of his things when I was in Beir and I bet it wont be there next time otherwise I may have to get it. A little bird sitting on a branch of green leaves.
Maybe next month if we go north???? Oh no I must be good.
This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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