For years and years, Blossom Bucket figurines have been a Fall and Halloween favorite of our customers. Here's 14 fun, creepy, and adorable pieces that you can put on a shelf to welcome the season into your home!
Our primitive painted plates by The Hearthside Collection are among our most popular collections, and we have a great assortment for Halloween! Here are a few:
BOO Burlap Halloween Plate, a Michelle Kildow design for The Hearthside Collection
Hand Over the Candy Plate, by The Hearthside Collection
Hat Collection Rectangle Tray, by The Hearthside Collection
Humble Prayer Hanging Paddle, by The Hearthside Collection
Lil Pumpkin Plate, by The Hearthside Collection
Smiling Jacks Plates, by The Hearthside Collection
Earlier this Fall we were able to have an epic day. It started with a trip to Craven Farms down in Snohomish. Then we made the trek up to The Plant Farm, a local nursery that we've loved that is closing its doors (*sad*). When we got home, Ben was crazy excited to get started painting his pumpkins.
Before we got to Craven, we explained that we were not going to be purchasing every single pumpkin that we found. Ben insisted that he NEEDED to paint one of every Angry Bird. So we settled on a compromise - he could get the mini pumpkins, and he could get 10 of them. He and Janene dug through the entire field of mini pumpkins and found the perfect ones.
As soon as we got home, Ben vanished to put on some painting clothes, and he set himself up at Janene's art desk. This year was a great learning experience for him, as we covered some technique that gave him better results - he's learning to be patient and to do the job right, instead of rushing through to have a finished "product" that isn't up to par.... *grin*
One of the big reasons we made the decision to close our physical storefront and make the move to become an online exclusive retailer is the kids. During the busy season it is always an impossible struggle to simply be there for them - it was not uncommon for us to put in 90-110 hrs / week at the shop, from September through January.
Despite that, each year we've managed to establish a couple of traditions that we hold very near and dear to our hearts. In the Fall, we go to Craven Farms, not far from us in Snohomish, Washington. We all bundle up and head down to trek through the fields, pose for pictures, check out the animals, and generally make some memories.
This year, we actually managed to make it down early (but yes, the blog is pretty late in coming...). It was a spectacularly beautiful day, the kids were super excited and happy, and the memories were stellar. If you saw our "homemade pizza post" - that was how we ended the day that day. Tomorrow's post will show you Ben painting his pumpkins... all the same day. It was a good, good day - and it reaffirmed our reasons for the decisions we've made.
We hope you have some traditions of your own, and that this upcoming Christmas season can be a time for making some great memories.
We are SO excited to be able to offer the incomparable Woof & Poof products for sale! We've had these in our physical storefront, but never managed to get them online because they sold SO fast in the store. So, why do we think these are so great?
Firstly, they're handmade here in the USA. They're extremely high quality, with beautiful fabrics and lovely details.
Secondly, they're fun, and cute, and beautiful. They are great sitting on their own, or as part of a vignette.
Check these beauties out - this is the Woof & Poof Halloween 2014 line. If you want one, grab it now (we'll ship it immediately; these are all in stock for super fast shipment) - they won't last long!
I don't have a lot of photos of this yet, but we definitely wanted to let you all know that our annual Halloween Preview is out for your enjoyment, and things are already selling like crazy (which is actually crazy!) If you're not a local so that you can come check this out, you can take a look at the Halloween and the Fall & Harvest categories on our website!
This year, one of the many new pieces that artist Lori Mitchell has created (produced by ESC & Company) is called "Hoot-N-Hollar". It is a sweet little boy dressed up as a fall owl! The colors are wonderful, and the details are - as always - fantastic. He's holding a pumpkin pail for trick-or-treating. His costume includes "owl feet" stockings, a multi-layered "feather" outfit, and a hood that has owl features.
Check out Lori Mitchell's Hoot-N-Hollar figurine at http://www.theweedpatchstore.com/hoot-n-hollar.html
Cast from Lori's original sculpted artwork, these figurines feature detailed carving, shaping, and painting. Stands 5.5 inches tall. Resin. A 2013 release.
What do you think of this new figurine? Do you love it?
Dennis Brown - literally known the world over - authorize us as a seller of his amazing original sculptures! Dennis has been sculpting for over 35 years, and was one of the co-founders and the original artist of "Reasons to Believe". Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Google+) for more information. his YouTube channel, and we'll be posting additional photos and video as we have time to create them. If you have any questions about Dennis or his work, please let us know!
The store has been converted to Fall and Halloween - there's still so much coming, and lots more to do, but you may never notice that with everything that's out and up to look at! We have more Fall and Halloween then we have had for a very long time - if ever - and it's already selling out! Here's some photos we snapped so that you can see it all!