Friday, November 23, 2007

Open House Today & Tomorrow

The big day has finally arrived...our 20th open house at Smith Galleries. Jean has baked several thousand cookies and they are being gobbled up as I write this. We hope you can come by today or tomorrow for a cookie and conversation.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gifts For Men

"Men are so hard to shop for." We hear that statement more often this time of year than any other, so let us help you "demystify" shopping for him. He doesn't need another shirt; and he's already gotten all the electronics your house can handle, so give him something really special.
We've chosen a dozen ideas to show you from those items we see men admiring most in the gallery; but if you need additional help, come by or give us a call! You may view the items as a slide show.
Shown is a three stack wooden book treasure box. It has hidden compartments and is perfect for a man's desk or study.

Friday, November 16, 2007

New Sticks Mirrors

Wow! We received two new mirrors by Sticks today and they are fabulous. If you have not looked at our Sticks furniture before, take a moment and give it a look. You will see both new mirrors there on the top row. We cannot show prices on the web but you can email us from there and you will get a instant reply with prices. Let me know which piece is your favorite.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Will the Neighbors Think?

"Time To Go" is the name of this clock made by Andrea Paige and her brother Eric. A brother and sister design team is very unusual. Their studio is called "What Will the Neighbors Think?". That is a fun name. Their whimsical clocks are wonderfully well crafted using hand painted lucite in vivid colors and wild patterns. By back-painting the lucite they achieve a glossy and brilliant finish. These quirky and colorful clocks reflect the personality of both artists. See more and tell me your favorite.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hand blown Glass Flower Waterers

We have just received these fabulous hand blown glass flower waterers made by Kahill Deerman. They are designed to water your plants when you can't. They come in two sizes ($36 & $66) and all you have to do is stick the glass stem into the plant medium (dirt) and pour the water in. The water will slowly dissipate and your plants will be very happy. What a great idea...they are beautiful too. They are all one of a kind, so drop by the gallery to see them all.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Chesapeake East Returns

Dana Simpson is a young artist we have admired for a long time. Not only is she an accomplished ceramic artist, she is also a noted book illustrator. She has been absent from Smith Galleries for awhile, but she has some new table clocks that caught our eye and we thought you would like them. She has also redesigned her animal candlesticks that you used to love. Stop by and see them all.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cookie Madness Has Begun

Jean has begun experimenting with the cookie recipes you have submitted for our big cookie contest. There is still time to submit your favorite recipe before the November 15, 2007 deadline. The winners will be announced and served up at our annual open house on November 23 and 24. Pictured is the "Boy Catcher" cookie which was recently submitted. The lady who submitted the recipe said that she and her college roommates used to make these cookies when they were in college and the boys would come a running. I (Wally) tried a couple and they are fab! Come to our open house on the 23rd & 24th and sample for yourself. Pictures of the various cookies will be posted on Jean's Flicker...take a peek and let her know what looks good.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Camillias Are Blooming

I took this picture this morning in our yard. It is one of the first camellias to begin blooming. One of the great pleasures of living on a sub-tropical island is that the winters are green and there are flowers and shrubs blooming all winter.