Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Real Christmas Miracle from 1949....

Susan's dear friend, Lib English, wrote down this Christmas Miracle that happened on her Christmas of 1949 and Susan reads it to our studio group at our Christmas gathering!

Merry Christmas ALL!!

Winget Art Christmas Party!

Yesterday was our annual Winget Art Studio Christmas Party! As always, we had a wonderful time celebrating another joyous year together. We started with a delicious spread breakfast treats at the studio and then moved the party to the farm!My daughter Erin is home for Christmas!
Mary Beth's necklace of tinsel and lights!
Why does everyone look so shocked?!?

Erin Made Bread!!

Christmas Lasagna :)

Kendall came too!Hangin' around the Christmas Tree...
Every year I give everyone Vaillancourt Santa figurines - they are made from old chocolate molds!

The whole crew together!

Deck The Halls, Y'all!

I thought I would share some photos of our home decorated for Christmas. I have so many special treasures I have collected over the years and they each carry special memories of loved ones and holidays past. This year I also made a planter for our front porch using the bottom of our Christmas Tree and some of the vine decor from my neice's wedding last month. Of course I also have the table set with "A Christmas Story" china by Portmeirion- each piece has a different verse from the cherished "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem by Clement C. Moore.
Enjoy the photos and have a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We're Dreaming of White Christmas...

Our friend Linda sent us the most beautiful pictures of her home in Tennessee. They have so much snow! We were hoping for snow in Charlotte last week - but only had a handful of snowflakes. But, we're still dreaming of a white Christmas... if only in our dreams!!
The picture also shows one of our holiday flags made by Magnet Works!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Shortbread!

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Christmas cookies!? I always say that if I had to choose one food to live on for the rest of my life, I would have to choose shortbread… Here is my recipe – Enjoy!

Cream 1 cup of butter by gradually adding 1/2 cup of sugar.
Cream until light & fluffy.
Stir in 2 1/2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour.
Chill several hours.
On a floured surface, roll 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Cut with 1 3/4 inch round cutter.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 300 about 30 minutes.
Cool slightly, remove.
This makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sample Sale Extended!

For those of you who might have missed the Sample Sale at the Winget Art Studio - there will be 2 more opportunities to shop at HALF PRICE!!!

The sale will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24th from 3:00-6:00 and again Saturday, December 5th from 10:00-1:00!!!

We hope to see more of you then!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sample Sale Extravaganza!

Last Saturday, we held a sample sale for charity in the studio parking lot - and it was a huge success! I want to emphasis the word HUGE - check out these pictures! Our parking lot was full and we had many visitors. Thank you to everyone who came by to shop and visit - it was wonderful to make new friends as well as see many familiar faces.

My husband Al, ran shuttles of visitors - here is my mother getting the first tractor ride of the day!

Our new friends who came all the way from Tennessee!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fresh Seafood!

Last week Al and I were able to get away for a few days to celebrate his birthday. So, of course we headed to our favorite spot - Bray's Island. We had gorgeous fall weather and were able to relax and have some fun outdoors. Here are some pictures of the weekend - we went shrimping and crabbing... and then had a feast!

Throwing the net...

The Birthday Boy!

Fresh Seafood!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Haunted House Craft!

Stephanie created this Halloween Haunted House craft with her daughter Genevieve. It turned out so well, I wanted to share it with you all! CLICK HERE for a step by step guide, so you can easily create your own! From the scrapbooking page, click on the "Halloween Craft" icon to print the house art and directions. Also, print out the Halloween Scrapbook Page for extra art to add to your house. Have fun and get creative like Genevieve, by adding your own personal touches!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Susan Winget Sample Sale!!

Wondering why I posted pictures of this mess?? I wanted everyone to know that we are cleaning out our studio closets – and all of these boxes - full of Christmas cards, kitchen textiles, dinnerware, woven goods and MORE - will be available to you and your friends! We are having a Winget Art sample sale on November 14th.
So, mark you calendars – it will begin at 9 AM and finish when everything is sold. All proceeds will be donated to local charities that are dear to my heart.

ALSO, Hattie’s Antiques of York and local decorator Bonnie Thompson will be offering a variety of antiques, primitives, vintage and seasonal gift items for sale-with a portion of the sale proceeds going to charity. Many of the items are from private collections or estates and have not been for sale in the area.
Items offered include:
-Furniture-tables chest, desk, cupboard-Home decorative items-primitives, quilts, linens, glass,
-Lawn and Garden- chairs, iron, birdhouses, metal-Gift Items- scarves, socks, nightshirts, purses, ornaments

We hope to see everyone there! Spread the word!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Studio Critters

We often have sightings at the studio of furry visitors - cats and dogs, deer and hogs... but this one I just have to share! Seeing a squirrel outside the studio is not rare - but this one was curiously lounging on our railing. Whether you are a fan of squirrels or not - this little guy was too funny!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas Quilting!

Mary Beth, our resident quilter, saw a beautiful quilt in her Quilting for Christmas issue of The Quilter Magazine! It is made from our latest Benartex program – “Once Upon A Christmas.”

If you would like to make this quilt for the holidays,
please visit the Cotton Capers Quilt Shop to order the kit and pattern.
To order other fabrics in this collection, visit our friends at Fat Quarter Shop.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Butterflies, Barns, & Missing Pickles!

I am overjoyed to announce that my daughter Erin has returned safely from her year of mission work around the globe. To celebrate her return, our family took a trip to Bray’s Island last week. All of my children were able to make the trip and what a blessing it was to have everyone together again! We relaxed and reflected on the past year that we had been apart. Of course, included in the family trip were our horses that Erin loves so dearly. It was wonderful having so much time for us to ride together around the island. We also went to the pool one day and were thrilled to see several beautiful butterflies fluttering around.
The last picture I wanted to share is of Erin reuniting with one of her most coveted foods – pickles! It was a wonderful vacation full of love, laughter, and long desired family meals.