Sunday, July 20, 2014

A bit of the past . . .

Kathy Bonnes has collected antiques for almost 50 years. 
About 35 years ago she became a dealerto sell and share what she loves.  
From small woodenware & early textiles to women's items and the handwork lovingly created by their hands in the 1800's.
Kathy says "I've collected antiques all my adult life . . . I live with them, travel for them, read about them and most of all love them. I have no idea where the original attraction came from but it is strong and enduring. What a joy collecting antiques has been in my life!" 
In the past Kathy has been a dealer at "antiques of Chester" in Chesterland, Ohio and she had her own shop in Burton, Ohio. 
Today she enjoys being part of the community of dealers at "Seville Antiques"
in Seville, Ohio.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Have a Happy Fourth . . .

With the birth of our country came expression . . . not only "freedom of speech" but in 
more subtle forms . . . through creativity and symbols.
The first flag and our best known symbol was a creative expression of color, 
balance, texture and stitching.
For over 200 years artisans have shown their patriotism through their use of color and form.
From paint to pottery, woodcarving and beyond.
As we honor this country . . . let us honor it's creative spirit as well!

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend !