Thoughts on all things garden themed from an antique dealer gone amuck! I write, play with the dogs, and fill my house with garden art. There is hardly time to work the dirt!

Copyright 2010-2013 Barbara Barth, Writer With Dogs

Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Signing At The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques Feb. 5th

Saturday, Feb. 5th is going to be fun, fun, fun! The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques is having a book signing. Come and meet author Emilie P. Bush. She is a former host of Georgia Public Television's Georgia Gazette. Her debut novel, "Chenda and The Airship Brofman" was a 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Award Finalist and is a rip roaring tale.

Not sure what Steampunk is? Visit Emilie's web Coal City Steam.

Book signing/reading from noon til 3PM. Shop address is 94 Main Street, Lilburn, Georgia 30047, in the heart of Old Town Lilburn.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques Has An Etsy Shop

Just In Time For Valentine's Day - The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques has opened an online store on Etsy.

We are adding new items daily for your shopping pleasure. Many friends who are unable to visit the shop, have asked how they can buy! Or at least peek at what is for sale. Now we are on Etsy. Our storefront is ShopOfOnesOwn. Click on shop name and go straight to our sales page.

This will also be a great way for you to meet our artists who will have short exhibits at the shop as their treasures will be for sale on Etsy during their time with us.

Mark our Etsy shop as a favorite and visit often. New items up tonight and each week.

Find something special for that special Valentine of yours! Doesn't matter where you shop - just don't forget that special day. It will be here sooner than you realize.

Keep up with shop events by visiting our shop blog.

Lining up some great events and artists at The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques. Don't miss out! We are going to rock at 94 Main Street NW, Lilburn, Ga!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scrapbook of Opening Day Of The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques

Beautiful flowers from my good friend Cheryl Alexander to help celebrate the opening of my shop, The Little Shop of Arts And Antiques, in Lilburn, Georgia.

Visit the shop's website and sign up to receive notices of upcoming events!

Enjoy the scrapbook of the day!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Shop Opening In Old Town Lilburn Sat. Jan. 22nd!

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Click on the arrow and see what is happening on Jan. 22nd at The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques. Hear Huey Lewis sing The Power Of Love! That song fits the shop, it is all about the power of love! Saturday's venue includes:

Special sale to benefit Friends of DeKalb Animals from 11 to 5pm.

Kick-off of 30 day photography exhibit of Haiti after the earthquake, by metro Atlanta writer and photographer, Cheryl Lewis. Read her Skirt article on finding a missing child in Haiti.

Music by Larry Joe Hall noon to 3pm.

Keep up on shop news at The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques Blog!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Art Rubber Stamping, Fairies And Warmth On A Snow Day

The weather in the metro Atlanta area is frightful! Snowed in my house for 2 days now, could continue all week. Thanks to the weather I've had to postpone the opening of my shop, The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques, now scheduled for Sat. Jan 22. Wishing for sun to warm up my days!

Then my mother sent me a copy of a card she made using an old magazine photo and her art rubber stamps. What a wonderful gift on a freezing cold snow day....a reminder the Spring will be here soon!

I love the little fairies! There is sparkling glitter that shimmers ever so slightly in the light.

Mother's cards will be available in The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques. They are wonderful one-of-a-kind hand stamped, colored and designed works of art to send to your friends and family.

Mother (Audrey Frank) was the owner of Stamp Augustine, in St. Augustine, Florida some years ago. She was one of the pioneers in this art form and her shop was a destination for art rubber stampers!

She no longer owns the shop, but her love of rubber stamping continues.

Some favorite fairy quotes!

A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near. ~Author Unknown

Raindrops are like fairy whispers. ~Author Unknown

Hand in hand, with fairy grace,

Will we sing, and bless this place.

~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

And this quote reminds me that even in winter the fairies are near!

Deep within the winter forest among the snowdrift wide

You can find a magic place where all the fairies hide....

~Author Unknown