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The cake topper workshop happened! The {verdigreen} shop, where this took place, was so welcoming and cozy, especially with the workspace covered with supplies, refreshments, and incredible macaroons. Shop owner Azie was busy painting chairs nearby as we puttered away, adding to the workshop vibe.

I showed some tricks and tips for making a charming cake sign that can be used again and again. Mine said “Happy Birthday…”

Lookie what we made!


One participant made a “cake” banner. (Could it be to dissuade others from eating it?)

"Cake" topper (no, really!)


And here’s a variation on the Happy Birthday theme:

Cake topper workshop creation


So cozy and fun! I’m looking forward to more after-hours fun at {verdigreen} soon. Cake topper workshop at Verdigreen

So there’s a new shop in Montclair, NJ you should check out. It’s called {verdigreen} home, and owner Azie Shelhorse curates this vintage home goods store with the magpie eye of an art director. She offers upcycled furnishings of yesteryear for the modern home. So her showroom has lovely furniture and artwork, and also features local artisans, including Heather Donohue Crafts!

The grand opening was October 18. Below is me with Azie. (You can’t see them in this pic, so I would like to point out she had some pretty sweet kicks on.)

Azie and Heather

Here I am peacocking with some of my wreaths. L-R: vintage french stamps; vintage crystal and mother-of-pearl buttons, and pinecone turkey wreaths.

Me hanging out with my wreaths. French stamps, crystal buttons, pinecone turkey.

There is a play area (with really good toys!) to entertain the kids while parents shop.


Here’s a better look at the wreaths.

Vintage French Stamp wreath:


Vintage crystal and mother-of-pearl buttons

Vintage Crystal and Mother-of-Pearl button wreath

You’re Sew Awesome Vintage Spool Wreath

You're Sew Awesome vintage spool wreath

Pinecone turkey wreath

Pinecone Turkey Wreath

You can also find my velvet acorns, plush creatures (monster and bunny, with more on the way), mushrooms, and  my 2013 Christmas ornament collection, which is being rolled out throughout November.

Not in Montclair? Check out the furnishings for sale on {verdigreen} home’s etsy page:

And the Facebook:

Aaaand the writeup on Baristanet (the local online rag):

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