The 1st Annual "Folk Art. Antiques" show on the grounds of Shirley Plantation, Charles City, VA, was received very well even though we had a bit of a cool & rainy weekend. There was indoor exhibit space and areas outside for tents. The attendees were enthusiastic & in a good mood even though it was a bit soggy. Our exhibitors list included Lynn Taylor of Kingston Pottery fashioning beautiful "blue & white" pottery, Michele Hollick of Michele's Stenciling designs canvas for the floor, Marc "MC" Daniels painting his fabulous fruit & other folk art, Kathy Daniels Folk Art painting Santa ornaments for your holiday tree, Frank & Terry Sisto of Simpler Times Antiques, Cheryl Mihill's punchneedle "painting" with silk thread, Thomas & Patricia Hooper of ASL Pewter demonstrating "Wrigglework on pewter", Roger & Sharan J. Mason of Olde Virginea Floorcloth & Trading Co. creatomg Queen Ann Dolls & miniature furniture, Tom & Cindy Linbaugh of Tel Tin crafting copper lighting, Jeffry Jobe of Barking Dog Jewelry creating period jewlery, Mike Johnson of Wintergreen Farm, cane maker & antiques. Tom Bertrand impersonated an 18th century Doctor with Apothocary Rosie & Bill Chludzinski, Quill Creek Studios painting old windows with animals & flowers, Kim & Bob Gladfelter of Poplar Hollow Studio, painting & carving the gourds they grow into useful & decorative objects, Sandra Coldren painting theorems & Barbra Palmer creating beautiful paintings & childrens books. The Itinerant Band members Bob Clark on hammered dulcimer and Rose Ann Arnaud on cello provided entertainment for us.
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