Friday, November 27, 2009

Handmade for the Holidays

It's the Christmas season once again and why not give handmade gifts? Not the crafty type? Come to Quimby and Smith where we now have an exciting variety of local handmade gifts. With things from scarves to gourd pins to hand-painted ornaments to earrings and soap. Skip the mall rush and come by. There is something for that special person on your Christmas list.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Quimby and Smith Family.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Experience the Art of Polymer Clay!

Local Mixed Media artist BILLIE ROBSON of "Art by Canace" will be teaching "Everything you ever wanted to know about Polymer Clay but were afraid to ask." at Quimby & Smith on November 14th from 1pm - 4pm. Starting with the basics of Polymer Clay... the tools, equipment, and techniques, then working your way into take home projects! You will gain a complete knowledge of what polymer clay is, and how it can be used in many aspects of art. You will learn how to create an Art by Canace original design 'Galaxy Series' necklace (not pictured) using her 'secret' ingredients, as well as various approaches to bead making. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover the magic of Polymer Clay! The possibilities are unlimited! Class fee $50, Kit fee $15. Please let us know if you will be attending!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Pottery Show

Last weekend we had our Pottery Show featuring Lynn Isaacson and David Butterfield. What a talented pair of artisans!! We where honored to have them for the day, giving our customers a chance to shop for some fantastic handmade Holiday gifts! Everyone enjoyed the pumpkin spice coffee, mulled apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple bread, pumpkin bread, and various other treats. Fall was in the air! There were happy shoppers galore, and the show was a huge success for everyone. Thank you Lynn & Davin... we would love to have you again in the spring!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Have you tried White Tea?

I am enjoying a nice cup of Harrisons & Crosfield White Tea with Blackcurrant.... Harrisons & Crosfield teas are skillfully selected and blended to exacting British quality standards by their London tea buyers. If you have never tried White Tea, White Tea reigns as one of the world's greatest teas! In this particular tea, the tea leaves are gently infused with the natural essence of blackcurrant. Also, White Tea has been proven to contain health beneficial antioxidants! Give White Tea a try.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Save your Local Economy!!

Yes, one person CAN make a difference! Take the 3/50 challenge... visit 3, and spend 50.... yes it is THAT simple to save your Local Economy!! This year has been a challenge for many of your locally owned and operated businesses. However, these very businesses are the local people who so readily contribute to your causes. Whether it is the Relay for Life, or the Fire Department Penny Social.... where DO all those contributions come from??? Now, more than ever, we need each other!!

Have a great day!! Ellen

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Artists' Cafe 09/12/2009

The Art Cafe last night was you could say "fun". I (Sam) personally do not enjoy art. However I enjoyed some of the people there and the talking, eating (of course), and laughing. The entertainment of the night was Zach Cooper, Josh Lennon, Trevor Hults, and Kyle Hults- sorry if I missed anyone. The music was lively and humorous. It was a very enjoyable event and most definetely one to remember. If Quimby & Smith should hold one again, if you did not this time, next time you should find yourself there enjoying the party. The Art by Canace are great abstract pieces with titles to leave you thinking. And like I said I don't like art so thats pretty good. My bff ever was there, Siobhan and she enjoyed it too. See you next time...Sam.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Art & Craft Lessons for Kids!!

Tomorrow, August 22nd, we begin our next session of FREE Art & Craft Lessons for kids ages 6-11! All materials and a light snack are provided. The children learn about an artist and their style, then make a craft pertaining to the lesson. Karen Wutch teaches the class, and she does an awesome job!! The last class we had the kids were so involved in their work that they forgot all about snack! I'll post a photo over the weekend, so you can see just what's going on.