Wednesday, November 23, 2016

December 2nd & 3rd...

Our much anticipated 
holiday event is almost here!!

Please join us for 2 packed days of 
holiday delight and festive inspiration.

We have a star-studded vendor list that includes artisans of all kinds:
mixed-media art
visual art
collage & assemblage
vintage curation
glass works
candles and more!! 

Friday December 2nd kicks off our event AND
is First Friday in Old Town!!
shop hours: 11:00am to 8:00pm
First Friday hours: 4:00 to 8:00pm
We'll have vintage, handmade, home decor & gift shopping, 
glittery make and takes and 
hands on holiday floral projects.
During First Friday hours join us for our hot cocoa bar & refreshments, 
a birds eye view of Santa's arrival in Old Town
and warm up next to our festive bonfire in the garden. 

Saturday December 3rd will be a continuation
of our Friday festivities, with new make & take projects offered, 
fresh stock added and more! 
shop hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm    

We've been planning and 
preparing this premium holiday event for months 
and can hardly wait to reveal all that's in store!

This event is going to be so much fun 
and so perfectly festive!
See you there (with bells on)!! 

stay tuned for 
details & info on our 
early elf giveaways and
detailed miti schedule.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cookie Exchange

(update: this event is SOLD OUT)

 It's that time again!

Our annual cookie exchange is fast approaching. 
Time to select the treats you want to share and get baking!! 

How it works:
-bake a  1/2 dozen cookies to bring and share per participant (we'll have 10-12 participants)
-bake 1 dozen to share for the day 
-provide the title & recipe for each participant (recipe cards or print outs)
-bring a bag or box to take home all your fresh baked treats!
-prepare to get crafty & have fun!
(REMEMBER: cookies must be home-baked!)

 Our DIY craft for the day is an amazing 3 tiered centerpiece you get to customize!! 
We'll paint, distress and glaze a metal 3 tiered stand 
that makes a great holiday centerpiece or home decor statement piece.
We'll decorate our completed stand with customized 
accessories including candles, glittery goodness and 
fresh seasonal greens. 
 Once the holiday season is over you can change out the decorations
 to compliment the current season
or use your stand as a handy organizer!

Our cookie/craft days are always filled with
sweet treats, lovely friends, holiday cheer
and creative fun!
We hope you can join us!

Saturday December 10th
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: $48.00

Seating is limited to 12 participants.
A $20.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat.
You can use our convenient PayPal link below
 to reserve a seat or drop by the shop.

(please call the shop to 
be placed on our wait list)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas at the Cottage

Save the Dates...

A truly delightful experience awaits!
Join el&em and friends for a magical, 
festive, vintage & handmade Christmas. 

Take a stroll thru a winter wonderland as the 
cottage & grounds as transformed with Christmas merriment 
and special guest vendors bring their 
unique treasures and style to the cottage. 

Our special guest list is growing! 
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram 
for vendor introductions and event updates.

Special Guests include....
Gwendolyn Babbitt Designs
The Queen's Rubbish
Mack & Momma
Ravencraft Glassworks
Petala Flower Farm
JB's Farm & Factory Finds
Kimberly Poloson Designs
and more!

Dates and times:
December 2nd & 3rd 
Friday: 11:00 to 8:00
Saturday: 11:00 to 5:00

Saturday, October 29, 2016

First Friday

November 4th is First Friday!
Old Town Main Street 
will be a buzz with fun and Fall festivities!!
  • visit the vintage shops for unique home decor inspiration
  • delight in yummy offerings from local eateries
  • and join us as we unveil our new classroom space!
We've been working hard designing and 
customizing our new space just for you!
Come check it out and create this month's paint and take too!!

Our paint and take this month features a 
"Thankful" theme.
Choose a burlap or muslin bunting foundation
then stamp a thankful greeting of your choosing. 
These sweet custom banners are perfect for Fall mantel decor, 
hostess gifting, Thanksgiving table centerpieces
and more. The neutral color palette is perfect for every style & home! 
Each bunting is only $6.00 to create. 

First Friday hours:
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Our paint and take project starts 
at 4:00 and runs till 7:00 (or while supplies last).

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Winter Break Day Camp for the KiDDoS!!

We have an awesome 
Winter Break Day Camp 
coming this December to el&em!
 3 days of wintery, glittery, crafty fun to fill the school break time, 
enjoy some creative play and make
handmade DIY gifts for family & friends. 

December 19th, 20th and 21st
12:00pm to 4:00pm
$55.00 per day 
(sign up for all 3 days and receive a $5 per day discount!)

Each day features 1 focus craft project and 1-2 smaller projects.
Projects created will have a seasonal theme.
We also provide yummy snacks, juice & H2O, 
silly games, and lots of laughs and fun!!

Projects created make great handmade gifts 
your child can wrap and give with 
love & pride of making it themselves.

We will have a DIY gift wrapping station 
at the end of each camp day so all 
the special creations can be a surprise for family and friends.

**The age range for our day camp is 7 and up.

**Our camps fill quickly, so please reserve seats ASAP. 

**We are limited to 10 campers per day.

You can quickly and easily purchase tickets below or drop by the shop. 

Daily Option- $55.00 per day

Choose Day:

Full 3 Day Option- $150.00 ($5.00 per day discount)

See you in December...with bells on!!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

2nd Annual Funky Junk Owl Workshop

Join us Saturday, October 22nd 
for our 2nd annual 
Funky Junk Findings Workshop
Create a Funky Owl or a (new!) Black Boo Cat!!
We use repurposed materials & textiles, 
add in fun, upcycled junk findings & trinkets 
to craft truly unique creations 
and we have a hootin' good time too!! 
Cost: $15.00
 (to create 1 owl or 1 cat)

This is a Drop-in style workshop, 
with projects starting on the hour (12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00).
You may drop in for any of the hourly time slots, 
please arrive 10 minutes before the hour to get a seat in that hour's group. 
We can accommodate 14 per hour and 
seats are available on a first come, first serve basis (after pre-purchased ticket holders). 
If the 14 seats are filled for the current hour 
you will be placed on the list for the next hour. 
You will have approximately 45 minutes to create 
and then your seat will need to be 
released for the next group. 
You are more than welcome to complete more than 1 project, 
but please only do so if you can manage it in the allotted time frame. 

You may also pre-purchase a ticket and
request a specific time slot (see below). 
Pre-purchased ticket holders are placed
on the top of their requested hour list
(in order of purchasing).

Our drop-in style workshops have been so popular 
and we thank you for your patience 
as we work out the best possible flow.

Pre-Purchase {Funky Junk Owl} tickets here: 

**our 12:00 time slot is SOLD OUT

choose time slot:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall at the Cottage

Fall is in full swing at 
Fun events, workshops and a NEW way
to join us for making & crafting!!

 We have so many fun things for your Autumn decorating needs, great gift ideas 
and new handmade finds too. 

Fall Signs are restocked and available in many color choices
and fonts. Each sign is hand painted and locally made!

Our favorite color palatte for Fall-
(all colors by Dixie Belle Paints)
Drop Cloth
Hurricane Gray
Mud Puddle
Butter Cream
Chocolate and
Midnight Sky
all with a wash of 
Grunge Glaze

All colors are in stock for your DIY projects & upcycles!

We also have a NEW way to get your DIY on!
check out our 
offerings now available!!
This new option allows you to pick a project AND a convenient 
time & date!!

Whether you missed a class that you really wanted to join, 
our scheduled date conflicts with work or family events or 
you just want to be a "maker for a day" our
 DROP IN DIY options are 
perfect for:
-a super fun girlfriends craft day
-extra special mom & me time
-handmade gift making
-a crafting zen day just for you! 

makers making!!
The DROP IN DIY projects offered are a combination of past workshops, 
all-time favorite & most requested projects, seasonal fun and more! 
Our DROP IN DIY menu will grow and change thru the months & seasons so be sure to 
check back often to see what's new! 

Happy makers sharing their fabulous DIY creations!
modus operandi is a bit different from our usual workshop setting.
You will be provided a kit that includes all the 
supplies to create your chosen project. 
Tools and all items needed will all be available and at the ready while your creating. 
You will also be provided with either a step by step instruction sheet or a 
video tutorial to follow. Drop in DIY's are not instructor driven so you can work at your 
own pace...take your time or get it done quick! Just another perk 
of the DROP IN DIY option!
 Of course there will always be someone available to assist if you have questions
or need a hand. 

denise@el&em... on Instagram: “Fabulous DIYer's in the studio today. #DIY #sign #workshop @elandem1942 #studios #fun #create #paint #stencil #DixieBellePaint #muddaritaville #handmade is #best #porchrules #BeTheGood”:

We have a full kitchen available so 
you can bring a snack or lunch.
Our refrigerator, microwave, coffe maker, tea and water are all 
available for your use. 
You can bring wine for a girls wine night too
(an ID check will be required).

diy | vintage | home on Instagram: “wine, paint, create night was a blast!! We custom designed, hand painted and stenciled subway art signs. Such fun decor pieces or what a fabulous gift!! Join us next month, October 21st @elandem1942 for another WPC project. Link in profile for more info. #wine #paint #create #nights #goodtimes #goodfriends #Fall #DIY #decor #subway #style #art #workshops #getcrafty #fun #friends”:

We are thrilled to offer this new way
to DIY!
So grab a few friends and head 
on down to the cottage for some crafty, good fun soon!!