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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 8, 2009 Arts Tour

We had another very successful Arts Tour on August 8th! I apologize for taking so long.... but I have been very busy planning our upcoming events! We are having the Artists Cafe on September 12, 2009 and the New Prospect Pottery Show on October 17, 2009. Details to follow...

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Present and The Future...Read This Now!

Today it is 74 degrees outside, sunny, with 49% humidity, and an over come of SAM!!! This isn't a boring weather forecast! If you are a very serious person turn around now! I am sitting in Quimby & Smith writing this page...enjoying the day. And because Pine Bush is always buzzing it would seem appropriate that tomorrow is the second ever Pine Bush Arts Tour. What is an Arts Tour? Well if you didn't go to the first one (shame on you) then you probably don't know- unless one of your cool friends who did go told you. Well the Arts Tour entals a day of all kinds of art- sculptures, paintings, pottery, music, jewelry and more. One of my personally favorite artists- James Lo Rubbio will be at Reflections Hair Studio- go see his work! Well I have to go for now...Tootles!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Walker Valley Flea Market

Good Evening Everyone!! Today was a rather taxing day... it was really quite busy at Quimby & Smith, and we had to load up for the Walker Valley Fire Department Flea Market tomorrow. That's right, Quimby & Smith will be at the Walker Valley Fire Department Flea Market from 8am - 4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The Flea Market is on Route 52 in Walker Valley, NY. Stop by, if you can, the Fire Department has LOADS of BOOKS for sale as well! It's all for a good cause! Hope to see you all real soon!! Ellen

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Anniversary Sale!

Wow! Today was another great day at Quimby & Smith! We had the Hawaiian Coconut Coffee, AGAIN (seems like if I don't make it, everyone is disappointed...), some Chocolate Orange Cookies, Lime Bark, and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels...and, yes, I DID have some of everything! We do like to eat! Thank goodness it was so beautiful out today that I got to take a second walk. Now, it's time to figure out what I want to make for Coffee Hour tomorrow. That's right, every Sunday from 1pm - 3pm is Coffee Hour at Quimby & Smith...when the coffee and cookies are FREE!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's a beautiful day again today... four wonderful days in a row! I ducked out and took a quick bike ride today. It feels so good to be out on a day like today! Now, back to reality... the Anniversary SALE at Quimby & Smith is on until July 19th. Remember, it's the only time of the year that EVERYTHING is on SALE and it's all 25% OFF!! Now, please try to get out and enjoy this wonderful day that we have been given!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What a beautiful day in the country!! It is so clear and sunny out with a nice soft breeze, it makes you just want to enjoy the day outside. I walked over to the Pine Bush Farmers Market this morning and took advantage of the great local produce available today, and also a nice loaf of bread from Herman's Erie House. I'm having a nice bowl of raspberries and blueberries now.... delicious! Have a great day!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Having another great day at Quimby & Smith! Enjoying a nice cup of Hawaiian Coconut Coffee and enjoying the sunshine.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today is the 3rd day of our Anniversary Sale. It's a beautiful warm sunny day! I brewed some Chocolate Truffle Coffee and have some Chocolate Dipped Biscotti for all. The Sale is going very well again today... but I think it's time to sit down and enjoy a cup of joe!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Today is the second day of our Anniversary Sale! Things are going very well today, it's been a BUSY day. Come in and enjoy a cup of coffee and 25% off EVERYTHING until July 19th!