The week at a glance!

By Barbara Bussey | July 1, 2021 |

Hello darling! I hope you haven’t turned into “jerky” during this terrible heat wave!  We took Micah for his evening stroll and it was beautifully cool!  Just perfect! Everyone had fun at last Saturday’s vintage window class.  You all just love this class and I need to find more windows.  It’s as simple as that! Sunday morning, Mr. Wonderful made me his world famous waffles.  Just yummy! I then, ventured out onto the lake for my first kayak ride since November.  I knew it would be wonderful and wasn’t disappointed! Bob loves to take kids out on the boat and…

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Iron Orchid Designs’ newest release goes on sale today!

By Barbara Bussey | June 23, 2021 |

Hello Again!, Welcome to the land of Iron Orchid Designs! You probably know that we’ve been full-line IOD stockists, since the beginning. The designers, creators and founders of the company, are Sally and Josie…two delightful sisters, who are practically local to our community!  Their corporate headquarters are in Folsom, California, about a 15 minute drive from the shop, yet they sell their products to retailers around the world! This release, like the others, doesn’t disappoint.  New transfers, like the Exploration transfer, pictured above and this Toile transfer. I love Toile.  My dining room cushions are covered in toile and I just love…

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Fusion and IOD Sale This Week, Plus Lots More!

By Barbara Bussey | June 16, 2021 |

 HELLO GORGEOUS!, I have lots of good news, so stay with me!  First of all, all Iron Orchid Designs and Fusion Mineral Paint is 10% Off, through Sunday.  Both in store and at: Lots of you have signed up for our Demo Day events!  This is a great opportunity to see what our creative products have to offer you and how easy they are to work/play with! 11 a.m.: Iron Orchid Designs and 1 p.m.: Fusion Mineral Paint.  Both segments last about an hour and you’ll leave with enough information and inspiration to know if you’d like to dive…

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Let’s see what’s going on!

By Barbara Bussey | June 9, 2021 |

Hello, gorgeous! I’m writing this, on our way to the Reno airport, to pick up our new daughter-in-law, Nina. She’s made the very long flight across the country, to spend some family time with us, at Lake Tahoe.  (No, I’m not driving! Haha!) My son stayed behind, to attend a best friend’s bachelor party. Then, later this evening, we’ll make a return trek to the airport, to pick up Betsy, her fiancé, Landi and her daughter and friend. In no time at all, we’ll have a house full.  Just what we always wanted! _________ Feeling creative? Back at the shop,…

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See what’s new, this week!

By Barbara Bussey | June 2, 2021 |

Hello again! How’s life treating you?  Staying cool, I hope!  Is it even possible, when Mother Nature decides to throw us a heatwave? I’ve got to tell you that I’m beyond thrilled that you supported my very first Weekend Workshop, taught by a guest instructor, Lynne Brundage, from Ellen J. Goods!  I know you’ll love her! We have just one spot left, I believe. for the workshop.  So, if you’ve been sitting on the fence about the class, now’s the time to hop off and REGISTER! JULY 24th and 25th, 3 projects, 2 days, all inclusive! Plus, (drum roll, please…) the…

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News from the Shop!

By Barbara Bussey | May 26, 2021 |

Hello again!, Can you believe this is Memorial Day weekend?  I’m still looking for Easter eggs! What plans do you have up your sleeve? Not being a fan of crowds, I’d stay home, if I were you. But, Betsy and her beau are coming out to the lake, in less than two weeks and we need to transition from winter to summer, up there, in a hurry. The boat needs to get into the water. I have flowers to plant and cookies to make…wine to buy! Oh my! My adorable new D.I.L. will be joining us as well!  Andrew will…

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Have you taken our Embellished Pot class?

By Barbara Bussey | May 24, 2021 |

Hello again! The Embellished Pot class has been on our workshop calendar, practically since we became retailers for Iron Orchid Designs! It’s been one of our most popular classes! You’ll have tons of mould at your finger tips, to choose from.  A while back, we upgraded the terra cotta pot, to a straight sided pot, that everyone seems to love! Just like most of our classes, everything’s included! You’ll learn to make lots of beautiful moulds and how to apply a decor transfer to your painted pot. It’s a great chance to catch up with a good friend.  You’re always…

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See What’s New at the Shop this Week!

By Barbara Bussey | May 19, 2021 |

Hello, Sweetness! I hope life is being very good to you this week!  The weather is certainly delightful! Best time of the year! Except for maybe Fall and Christmas and… We had an unboxing party, today at the shop!  Tregae, our fearless leader, Darlene, Leticia and I puttered around the shop, most of the day, unpacking, steaming, pricing and arranging.  I can’t speak for them, but for me, it is such a sweet group of women, that it doesn’t seem like work, most days.  That’s a nice zone to be in.  Thank you, God! Well, after our first week’s amazing…

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