A Touch of Art ~ Touch of Craft
Merle and Howard Martin
8906 Dollyhyde Road
Union Bridge, MD 21791
Handcrafted personal items & accessories
Denise & Brian Ashby
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Welcome to Blue Heron Creations. Blue Heron Creations and artist Linda M Elliott are located on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Our jewelry is featured at regional craft shows, boutiques and galleries, open studio and by appointment.
Color My World
Nancy R Anders
3506 Old- Taneytown Road
Taneytown, MD 21787
I have been painting for approximately forty years and, over those years, have painted on "almost any surface that sets still long enough to be painted". My Mistletoe Mart inventory will include hand painted Christmas ornaments with themes for vocations, hobbies, sports, and even pets.
Welcome to My Garden A Victorian tradition, pressed flowers are a unique and beautiful way to express caring thoughts. They are symbols of love, happiness, holiday cheer, and sympathy. Flowers have a way of making someone smile. And through the art of pressed flowers those feeling are preserved longer. We, at Cordial Creations, grow all of our own flowers ranging from Roses, Pansies, Forget-Me-Nots, Hydrangeas, Marigolds, Larkspur, Cosmos, Buttercups, Fever Few, Lobelia, Dogwoods, and Daisies. There is no coloring or preservatives added to the pressed flower process. And each finished product goes through a laminating process to remove most of the air. “God created the flowers, I merely display His wondrous beauty.”
Dan Hayward Art Glass
3 Appalossa Way
Carlisle, PA 17015
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Dan Hayward has worked in glass for more than 10 years. He creates stained glass panels of many diferent designs and especially likes to incorporate unusual objects into the design – e.g., a crystal prism or antique candy dish. Work on a stained glass window for a childrens’ chapel drew Dan into kiln-formed or “fused” glass. He enjoys the creative possibilities involving functional glass art such as plates, bowls, and serving dishes which are both utilitarian and conversation pieces. Dan is President of the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen.
North East, Maryland
Cackie Trippe McCarty
was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and had the great good fortune to grow up in a home that had the best of two worlds: the woods and the water. As a child, the natural world became a powerful source of inspiration, comfort, and awe. Without being conscious of it at the time, she inherently become a visually driven soul.
At college, as an art history major, she became passionate about photography. A lifelong introvert, she turned her natural penchant for being an observer to good use. For her, a picture tells a story without having to fnd the words to do so.
About a year after college Cackie moved to Richmond, Virginia where she has since resided. Within two weeks of her arrival, she went to work in the photography/camera business for the next 24 years. Feeling a bit burned out, Cackie turned to working part-time in the antiques business for 10 incredibly fun years.
In 2009, Cackie started her own line of greeting cards, Glittermoon Cards, which are based on her photography. She has been an artist-in-residence at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond since 2011.
In 2011, Cackie launched Glittermoon Vintage Christmas: unique designs made from vintage ornaments and decorations. Her wreaths and topiaries have a national following and have been shipped all over the continental USA. She is an artisan for the Beekman 1802 holiday website, has been featured in R Home Magazine (November 2014) and the Los Angeles Times (December 2015). Mariah Carey owns one of her wreaths – a pink one, naturally.
When not making art in her home workshop, Cackie is either on the show circuit, in her garden, or dreaming about a trip abroad. Please visit her websites:www.glittermooncards.com and www.glittermoonvintagexmas.com.
Gourds by Suzanna, LLC
3649 Riverview Drive
Toms-Brook, VA 22660
Initially, gourds are opened, cleaned, and treated as needed for their intended use. For example, appropriate-sized holes for different bird species are drilled into gourds designated to be birdhouses; those gourds that are selected to be bowls or vases are cut open with a key-hole saw. After opening, all the debris is removed from the interior of the gourd.
Once cleaned, a design is penciled onto the gourd surface. The design that is selected is in keeping with the shape of the gourd. The penciled design is then used as a template to carve the design onto the gourd. After carving, the gourds to be used indoors are stained with dyes, indigo ink and/or acrylics.
Gourds to be used outdoors are painted with outdoor paints and treated with uv-resistant urethane to make them durable and weather resistant.
Susan’s love for gourd art stems from her horticultural interests coupled with her desire to produce a functional as well as decorative product. Over the past seasons, the Wolf family gourd garden has provided Susan with a medium to work – providing her many different shapes and sizes of gourds.
Susan is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After receiving her Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Susan moved to Virginia in 1988 to take a post-doctoral position in plant biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. After completion of her postdoctoral tenure, Susan moved to Toms Brook, Virginia and conducted research in the plant sciences at the Virginia Tech Agricultural and Research Station in Winchester, Virginia. Susan is currently self-employed and works out of her home in Toms Brook where she lives with her husband and two sons.
112 Zeigler-Mill Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
I have been weaving baskets for over 20 years. The focus of my weaving incorporates technique, color, and pattern. I am continually educating myself on the latest trends in basketweaving. I belong to the Central PA, Basketweavers Guild,Association of Michigan, and the North Carolina Basketweavers Association.
I am located on the first floor in the “Guild Room”.
Main Street Villages
Mary Ann Gehle
1809 Kings-Forest Trail
Mt Airy, MD 21771
Main Street Villages was founded by our family in 1982. For 32 years we have produced hand-crafted, hand-painted wooden villages. We make our houses, one at a time, and our customers appreciate and enjoy the uniqueness of each one. Mary Ann does the design work and painting, while Keith does the cutting and sanding. Main Street Villages are made in Mount Airy, MD. Come and see what’s new for 2014, and let our little villages add sparkle to your gift giving and holiday decorating! The Mistletoe mart is a magic place to be!
Mama’s Apron Strings was born when people saw me wearing my home-made aprons while working at a local Coffee Shop, frequently covered with the remains of the day, and asked me to make one (or more) for them.
Reminiscent of the 50’s when women wore aprons to protect their clothing and frequently did a lot of their own sewing, these aprons have an old-school flare while being unique to the wearer.
I seek out specialty fabrics and match them to the personality of the wearer. Originally, the pleasure for me was to provide an attractive, handcrafted, and functional apron. Besides the special attention to fabric selection, each apron is lined for additional substance. I am very proud of the workmanship that goes into each apron.
But most of all, the joy for me has come in the smiling faces of the recipients when they receive their own special apron. That’s what really makes Mama proud. I hope you enjoy my aprons as much as I enjoy making them.
We make Classic Old Time Games such as Chinese Checkers and Aggravation all using Marbles we make of Recycled Glass as markers. We also have Sun Catchers made with the Marbles and various weights of Brass & Nickel Silver wire.