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Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Assistant shopkeepers Hannah and Isabeau have set up the shipping department on the kitchen table… The girls are very organized, they have boxes, packing materials, and a cart –  all ready to load with parcels for a trip to the post office.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Josephine has been spending her time composing advertisements for the shoppe. “Mistress Walton begs leave to inform her Friends and the Public in general that she intends opening a Pop-Up Shoppe on Tuesday, the 13th inst. with a new and elegant assortment of paper cuttings, stitchery, and love tokens… Mistress Walton takes this opportunity of returning thanks for the great patronage she has already received from her numerous friends… ” Josephine is a devoted reader and she found great inspiration in Advertisements for January, Ackerman’s Repository, Vol. XI, 1814

 

It has been a cold, snowy, ice covered week here in our sleepy little Connecticut home. Even a commute that is measured in yards, rather than miles, has been treacherous. So rather than working in either of my studios, the dolls and I have been sitting in front of the fire cutting silhouettes. ❤

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

sketching the outlines for new silhouettes…

Last evening we finally finished hand graining all the frames, mounting the silhouettes and framing them. Now that they are completed we are all ready to open our Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe ❤

MISTRESS WALTON’S VALENTINE POP-UP SHOPPE

Most of our various offerings are one of a kind. You’ll notice that several of them are similar, but have different details, varying frames, etc… Each item offered for sale has an item number and price. Free priority mail shipping is included to all U.S. addresses. Exact postage – no handling fees – are charged to foreign addresses. Connecticut residents will be charged 6.35 % sales tax. Payment may be made via Paypal, personal check or lay-away. All items sold on a first come basis. You may email me at paula@asweetremembrance.com with questions or to claim an item. If more than one person wishes to buy a particular item, I will go by the time stamp when your email is received to determine the 1st request.

A note about the photos, because of the glass there are some reflections in the photos. I also had a problem with static electricity and dust. I dusted, and dusted and dusted some more, but every time I looked again there were little dust particles on the outside of the glass… Needless to say, all of the silhouettes look so  much nicer in person :).

Baby Hands

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Baby Hand #1 – $29.

Two variations of baby hands with hearts. I drew this little hand a couple of years ago when my granddaughter was a baby ❤ This is a very tiny paper cutting, the mounted silhouette is slightly less than 2 inches square. Framed to hang on the wall. $29.00 each.

# 1. $29

 

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Baby Hand #1 $29.

# 2. $29

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Baby Hands #2 $29

# 3 Tiny Girl with Hearts – $32.50 This mounted silhouette is 3 x 2 inches, with a frame the extends approximately 3/4 inch beyond the edges if the opening. This frame will stand or hang.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#3 Silhouette of a Tiny Girl with Hearts $32.50

Izannah Silhouettes

The dolls were all very patient about posing for me as I drew the pattern for their silhouettes using  my camera obscura  ❤

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Camera obscura image…

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

… a second camera obscura image.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Izannah Silhouette #4 – $ 30

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

Izannah Silhouette #4 – $30

#4 Izannah Silhouette – $30 A little 3 x 2 inch bust length Izannah silhouette, framed to stand or hang.

#5 Full Length Izannah Silhouette – $59 with Valentine Heart and Envelope – $30 Mounted on a 4 x 6 inch background, accented with a woven paper Valentine & envelope with a wax seal impressed with an antique seal. Framed to hang.

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#5 Full Length Izannah Silhouette $59

 

Hollow Cut Full Length Izannah Silhouettes #6 & #7 – $49 Two versions of hollow cut Izannah silhouettes mounted on 4 x 6 inch backgrounds. Framed to stand or hang.

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#6 Hollowcut Full Length Izannah Silhouette w/ heart $49

#6 – $49

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#7 Hollowcut Full Length Izannah Silhouette $49

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#7 – $49

#8 Woven Heart and Hand – $49 Mounted on a 3.5 x 5 background. Framed to stand or hang.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#8 – Woven Heart and Hand $49

# 9 –  13 Young Girl with Doll and Heart – Five different variations of the same silhouette with different mountings, hearts and frames.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#9 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop-Up Shoppe

#9 – $59

#10 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59

. 4 x 6 inch mounted version. Framed to stand or hang. $59

#10 – $59

#11 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop- Up Shoppe

#11 – $59

#12 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to hang stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

#12 – $59

#13 Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $59

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

#13 – $59

#14 Mother and Child with Doll. Mounted on a 5 x 7 inch background. Framed to stand or hang. $65

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

#14 – $59

#15 Third Hand with Heart & Heart Pincushion – $65. Muslin hand with applied thumb on an iron clamp. Use this “third” hand aka “sewing bird” to hold one end of you fabric when hand sewing long seams. Accented with a heart and accompanied by a separate heart pincushion. Both hearts are hand sewn from hand dyed, felted wool, with hand pinked edges.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

Third Hand with Heart and Heart Pincushion – $65

#16 & 17 Hand Stitched Adam and Eve Pins – $25 each Tiny Adam and Eve samplers to wear.

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up Shoppe

Adam and Eve Sampler Pins $25 each

 

Mistress Walton's Valentine Pop - Up ShoppeWe hope you’ve enjoyed attending our Valentine Pop – Up Shoppe sale! ❤

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This past Sunday marked the first day of the 2017 season at my local flea market, the Elephant’s Trunk.  It was a glorious feeling to finally escape the last clinging hold of winter, and be back searching for centuries old bits of this and that on a warm spring morning…

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Opening Day at the Elephant’s Trunk

This huge 19th century wooden camera was perhaps the most intriguing item we saw all morning….

 

 

After a length trek through the flea market field and parking lot, we returned home with a few mementos 🙂

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Our treasures have quickly become integrated into our household…

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Sadie thinks this chair was meant for her… she doesn’t care that somewhere along the line it has lost it’s arms, that simply makes it all the better to recline on ❤

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fresh asparagus… another delight of spring

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www.paulawalton.comToday I took a day off!  This hasn’t happened often this year, as I am still running behind, trying to catch up due to unforeseen family matters.  I do admit to having a few twinges of guilt, which I firmly squashed down to the very back of my mind and went on to enjoy a wonderful day with a very dear friend.  We ventured out to Ridgefield and Wilton, Connecticut, where we attended the American Craftsmen Show and the Wilton Historical Society American Artisan Show.  These shows are the current incarnation of the huge show that the Wilton Historical Society used to hold every year at the Wilton High School.  I did the show at the high school for several years, and have always enjoyed attending and shopping when I wasn’t exhibiting. This years American Craftsman Show was held in Ridgefield’s Lounsbury House, shown above.

The side entrance of Lounsbury House.

The side entrance of Lounsbury House.

Looking up the staircase at Lounsbury House.

Looking up the staircase at Lounsbury House.

We had a chance to catch up with friend and fellow craftsperson Pamela Dalton.

We had a chance to catch up with friend and fellow craftsperson Pamela Dalton.

I've done quite a few shows with Pamela and we always find it amusing when people get us confused - Pamela Dalton / Paula Walton... I'm quite a bit taller and have about 10 times more hair... plus we make totally different things :)

I’ve done quite a few shows with Pamela and we always find it amusing when people get us confused – Pamela Dalton / Paula Walton… I’m quite a bit taller and have about 10 times more hair… plus we make totally different things 🙂

Pamela had some wonderful new paper cuttings. I indulged and bought several garden themed ones to hang in my new painting studio, which overlooks two of my gardens.

Pamela had some wonderful new paper cuttings. I indulged and bought several garden themed ones to hang in my new painting studio, which overlooks two of my gardens.

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We found sewing themed treasures upstairs at Deborah Hartwick's booth, in the form of button collages and tiny emery filled velvet pincushions ( a minuscule mouse and cat for me).

We found sewing themed treasures upstairs at Deborah Hartwick’s booth, in the form of button collages and tiny emery filled velvet pincushions ( a minuscule mouse and cat for me).

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The Wilton Historical Society was our 2nd stop. This year the show was held entirely on the society grounds.

The Wilton Historical Society was our 2nd stop. This year the show was held entirely on the society grounds.

I've always loved the two houses, two barns and the blacksmith shop that make up the Wilton Historical Society. I used to do a lot of hands on demonstrations and teach mini- classes for them during various events and when they had all of the town children come for field trips.

I’ve always loved the two houses, two barns and the blacksmith shop that make up the Wilton Historical Society. I used to do a lot of hands on demonstrations and teach mini- classes for them during various events and when they had all of the town children come for field trips.

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We admired some marvelous tramp art, wooden ware and ingenious whirligigs.  I found some really nice redware herb markers at Bob & Kay Shaeff’s booth and purchased one each of the 14 different herb varieties that they had for sale.  Kay even assured me that she could make me custom markers for any other herbs that I needed!

As great as all the crafts were, I think our favorite part of the show was the gourmet grilled cheese food truck parked at the show entrance!!!

Grilled cheese!

Grilled cheese!

I clearly need to follow these people on facebook :)

I clearly need to follow these people on facebook 🙂

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and if the grilled cheese truck wasn't great enough, there was also a crepe truck!

and if the grilled cheese truck wasn’t great enough, there was also a crepe truck!

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We indulged and split a honey crepe for desert <3

We indulged and split a honey crepe for desert ❤

As much as I love what I do, it was very, very nice to take a day off.  I need to remind myself to stop, take a little time and enjoy friends and small pleasures… Admiring the work of other craftsmen has renewed my creative energies!!!  What an excellent day!

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Eliza Jane is reading the Summer issue of Prims magazine to Serendipity, True Blue and Baird.  They are all very excited to see themselves in print!

Serendipity is telling her siblings all about her travels to and from California and posing for photos at the Prims magazine offices.

Serendipity is telling her siblings all about her travels to and from California and posing for photos at the Prims magazine offices.

Baird and True Blue are constant and faithful companions...

Baird and True Blue are constant and faithful companions…

All of the smaller bears pay rapt attention as Eliza Jane reads to story of how Baird, True Blue and Serendipity were born.  It is their very favorite tale, for as all bears know, the very best stories are the true ones.

All of the smaller bears pay rapt attention as Eliza Jane reads the story of how Baird, True Blue and Serendipity were born. It is their very favorite tale, for as all bears know, the very best stories are the true ones.

Once upon a time I made many, many bears like Miss Eliza Jane... now she is the last of her kind and lives in my studio to keep me company and remind me of her sisters.

Once upon a time I made many, many bears like Miss Eliza Jane… now she is the last of her kind and lives in my studio to keep me company and remind me of her sisters.

Even though they are getting up there in years, the bears don't always act their age... they can be quite wild and unruly and cause a great ruckus in the studio when I'm trying to work!

Even though they are getting up there in years, the bears don’t always act their age… they can be quite wild and unruly and cause a great ruckus in the studio when I’m trying to work!

The newest issue of Prims magazine will be on sale tomorrow.  The bears and I are quite thrilled to say that we have an article in the magazine.  As you can imagine this has stirred up a bit of trouble in my studio.  I hate to say it but all of the older bears are feeling a bit jealous…  So to be fair, I’ve declared this to be bear restoration week.  If you have a furry friend that could use a bit of sprucing up, you may want to follow along as I clean and repair some of the many bears that I have “rescued” from tag sales, flea markets and the like.  Once they are looking their best, I’ll be posting the bears for sale, so that they can find loving homes.  So check back later in the week if you’d like to read up on how to clean and restore antique teddies or feel that you have a place in your heart for a tried and true, well loved companion!

Read my article in the Summer 2013 issue of Prims and look for my ads in both Prims and Art Doll Quarterly.

Read my article in the Summer 2013 issue of Prims and look for my ads in both Prims and Art Doll Quarterly.

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I’ve noticed that several people have been doing Google searches on my reproduction Izannah Walker dolls and winding up here.  This is my 18th century home and home keeping blog 🙂  If you are looking for information about my dolls please visit my website www.asweetremembrance.com or my doll making blog www.izannahwalker.com.

Thank you!

Paula

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Love Tokens

This is the time of year when I love to pull out my paper and scissors.  I have been busily snipping away and weaving hearts into hands.

SOLD - THANK YOU Woven heart in hand in a grain painted frame, 4 inch square opening, 6-1/2 inch square frame. $37.00

SOLD - THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LOOKING Hand cut heart on watercolor background. 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inch grain painted frame. $29.00

Woven hearts in hands in 3-3/4 x 4-3/4 inch grain painted frames. $30.00 each.

These are all one of a kind.  They aren’t up on my regular website yet, so if you would like to buy one send me an email, paula@asweetremembrance.com.  Free shipping to U.S. addresses.  I’ll be added more of these love tokens in the next day or two, so please come back to see them all 🙂

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Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful feast surrounded by family and friends.  I am thankful for so many things in my life, including all of my terrific customers and students.

As a virtual “dessert”, to top off all of your harvest sweets, I am having a special sale on my Izannah Walker Class by Mail (click on this link) and my Spun Cotton Ornament Class by Mail (click on this link) from now through Monday, November 28, 2011.

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