Laurie Davis

GlitterWorksStudio - Proprietress
Wilton, CT
http://www.glitterworksstudio.com

adventures of The Glitter Fairy...

  • GIT (glitterfairy in training), Michelle!

    May 20, 2013




    Meet my wonderful new Wilton High School Intern, Michelle!

    I am thrilled to have another set of hands here in the studio.
    She will be designing, organizing and helping 
    with the manufacturing of our glittergoods.
    As you can see, she is already into the paint 
    and will be glittering soon!

    I hope to teach her all about running a cottage business 
    and, of course,
    how to be a GIT, aka, "glitterfairy in training"!

    Welcome, Michelle!





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  • My newest collection...

    May 20, 2013

    Designed exclusively for The Kennebunkport Resort Collection,
    these will be available soon at The Tides Beach Club, Hidden Pond, 
    The Cottages at Cabot Cove and The Kennebunkport Inn.


    Each venue has it's own set of glittery ornaments.  


    Now visitors may take a bit of their Maine vacation home with them...


    If you are looking for a VERY special place to stay in Maine, 
    check out these lovely resorts 

    and tell them The Glitterfairy sent you!

    xoxo

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  • Peonia perfection...

    May 26, 2012



    I rescued these voluptuous and obscenely beautiful posies 
    from the rainstorm this afternoon...

    Each one is more exquisite than the next,
    and now the house smells divine!  

    The first peonies of the season are always the best!



    I'm sure there must be peonies in heaven...

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  • More of my eggcellent Pet Talk Adventure!

    April 1, 2012


    Fun, fun and more fun!

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  • Sneaky Preview of Pet Talk Show's Easter Eggstravaganza!!!

    April 1, 2012

    Don't we look cute in matching bunny ears???


    I always have sooooooo much fun with 
    the adorably wonderful Lauren Collier!
    We had some fab Easter fun today 
    taping her Pet Talk show for next weekend 4/8 & 4/9/12.


    I had a lot to set up...This segment was especially enjoyable...
    but I can't let the cat out of the bag...
    er... I mean the Easter Bunny out of the basket...
    You'll just have to wait 'til Saturday or Sunday to see what we created!

    Tune in to New Channel 12's 
    Pet Talk with Lauren Collier on Easter weekend.
    Check your local listing for show times...

    xoxo
    gf

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  • Fri(hens) with benefits...

    April 1, 2012


    I was thrilled to be asked to babysit my friend's chickens yesterday,
    and I got to keep the results!
    Check out these gorgeous eggs!
    It's kind of hard to see the subtle colors, 
    but the shades of cream, pink, brown and yes, 
    that gorgeous Aracauna blue are beyond beautiful...


    This is only the second time in my life 
    that I have possessed real, fresh, still warm hen's eggs...
    an indescribable treat!
    Should I eat them this very minute???
    Hmmmmm.....
    I might just have to save these beauties and blow them out 
    so I can enjoy them forever!

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  • Happy (almost) Love Day...

    February 9, 2012

    Two of my newest cards to celebrate LOVE...(sigh)...


    I love mixing gorgeous, vintage images 
    with my (often twisted...ahem!...) words.

    These cards are simple and simply beautiful.

    xoxo
    gf

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  • GlitterCards at Dovecote!

    February 2, 2012


    Got a chance to snap a quick shot of my card display 
    at Dovecote, in Westport, CT.

    Don't they look wonderful???


    I am so thrilled that they are in such a prominent place in the shop, 
    which is absolutely brimming with amazing things!

    Stop by and pick up a sweet Valentine's Day card for your lovey...
    or a birthday card for the "Queen of everything", 
    or a "thank you" for that special friend...
    and tell them the glitterfairy sent you!

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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    December 5, 2011


    The Families to Families Boutique at Trackside was a huge success! 

    We sold lots of glittergoods, gave (and received) lots of  hugs 
    and took enough orders to keep us busy 'til Christmas eve!!!! 
    (and we got to debut our fab new aprons, embroidered by SignatureStyle)
     I am always amazed at how our town supports artists 
    and small businesses. 

    The mix of vendors was such fun...Gorgeous handmade Signature 
    Collection and grainsack bags from Sharp Hill Designs, whimsical hats, 
    pillows and scarves (all made from repurposed sweaters) 
    from Bev's Boilers, Witchipoo's fab jewelry 
    and shawls,  Nancy Geany's  handmade quilts, banners and aprons, 
    stationery from A Flood of Paper and, of course, 
    tasty delights from Scoops 
    and artisanal chocolates from Sweet Pierre's
    And that's just a few of the delightful vendors 
    who came out to support a good cause, 
    Wilton's own Social Services.

    Marie, the show organizer, grabbed my heartstrings 
    when she asked us to remember how cold our homes got 
    a few weeks ago when we lost power 
    due to a freak storm.  
    She then asked us to imagine it being that cold 
    (or much colder) ALL of the time 
    because we didn't have money for fuel!  
    It may not be obvious to the casual onlooker, 
    but there are over 125 families 
    in our town who are struggling...who need our help. 
    Money raised from baked goods sales and the auction 
    will go directly to help those families.

    So, it was a fantastic day all around and Pamfairy and I 
    thank you for coming out and supporting us...
    It was such fun to see you all...

    xoxo
    glitterfairy

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  • GlitterWorksStudio at Dovecote!

    November 15, 2011


                                              photo by Mackensie Griffin

    I am very happy to announce that my latest collection of glittergoods 
    will be carried by Dovecote, an amazing shop that defies description! 

    Bold colors, the finest furnishings & imaginative vignettes make for 
    a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. 
    Dovecote has "an incredible mix of mid-to-the-19th-and-beyond century 
    furniture and furnishings", as well as designer jewelry, 
    ornaments, home decor and gifts.

    Now you will also find GWS silver artichokes, pear & apple ornaments 
    with luxe Midori ribbons, acorns, eiffel towers, snowflakes, 
    magic wands, paper banners, cards, tags and much more!
    Dovecote LOVES glitter!!!

    Stop by and tell them the glitterfairy sent you!
    xoxo
    gf

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  • Yes, even the glitterfairy plays hookey once in a while...

    November 13, 2011

    There I am, right in the front row with wonderful friends, 
    20 feet away from Regis and Kelly! 
    (Thank you soooo much Ann, for the VIP seats!) 
    And what fun we had!
    Regis and Kelly were so lovely to the studio audience, 
    and during breaks, shook hands and chatted.
    They even posed for pictures with us after the show!

    (I don't get into NY nearly often enough, and though 
    this is my busy season, I couldn't miss this fun day.)  

    I was then treated to a marvellous lunch 
    at Fiorello at Lincoln Center (THANK YOU, Ann!!!), 
    we strolled thru Central Park admiring the colorful foliage,
    did some window shopping along Fifth Avenue, 
    inspected Harry Winston's fab jewels...ahem!...,
    saw the tree going up at Rockefeller Center,
    then headed back to the glitter mines...
    What a wonderful and memorable day...

    I love playing hookey...

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  • Find your Signature Style...

    October 22, 2011

    Just installed our newest holiday display in a 
    fabulous new shop, right in the center of Wilton, CT, 
    Signature Style

    Mary and Ann have assembled an amazing collection 
    of home decor, apparel and gifts, all of which 
    can be personalized with monogramming.
    It would take an entire page to list all of the fabulous things 
    one can find there, but I will try to give you a taste.

    You will find outstanding gifts for...
     hostess, housewarming, bridesmaids, 
    groomsmen, teachers, baby, Valentine's Day, anniversary, 
    birthday, beach house, holiday and every other imaginable occasion.
    You will also discover gorgeous sweaters, jammies, jewelry, 
    bags, totes, bowls, trays, frames, blankets and pillows...
    The list goes on and on...

    And now...
    you can also find glittergoods from
    yours truly, theglitterfairy, including
    glittered sea critters, seastars, "sparklers" monogram letters,
    peace on earth globe ornaments
    (with a map-pinned flag locating our lovely town of WILTON)
    and our newest ornaments,
    (a limited edition) 
    personalized glass ornaments,
    tricked out with words handwritten in glitter 
    and luxurious Midori ribbons.
    We will customize each one for you...
    with your child's name, your monogram, 
    cheers!, diva, merry merry, bah humbug!, 
    or whatever sentiment you can think up!

    Yes, they are fabulous!
    And yes, we are already taking orders...




    Better get one before they sell out!


    So...stop by and tell them the glitterfairy sent you...

    Glittery hugs...
    xoxo
    gf


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  • Dare to be different!

    October 3, 2011


    Sweet images of The Cape remind me... 
    "Don't be afraid to be a little outside of the box, 
    march to your own beat---forge your own beautiful path."
    Must pass this on to my kids...

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  • Memorize this...

    September 20, 2011

    Happy last day of summer...

    This was the very first year that we managed to outsmart the deer!
    Our hydrangeas were kindly (and gloriously) allowed to bloom.
    What a divine gift from nature!

    (FYI- "Hydrangea" is the botanical name for "deer food"! lol!)

    Must keep this image in mind 
    as the cold winds start to blow...

    sigh....

    xo

    gf

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  • Two n(ewe) friends...

    September 16, 2011

    How do those spindly little legs hold all that fluff up?
    One of the great mysteries of life...

    Enjoyed these lovelies at the Bridgewater Country Fair.

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  • The boss briefly awakens from a "cat nap"

    September 10, 2011


    Here at GlitterWorks, sometimes it is a bit of a 
    challenge to get things done.  






    Teddy likes work, but he prefers to sleep upon it 
    rather than to actually do work!  
    And he does his very best to keep me from doing it, too!



    Time for another nap!
    (A demure little fellow like Teddy needs his beauty rest...)

    Gotta luv him....

    xoxo
    gf

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  • Ahhh...beautiful Sanibel!

    June 10, 2011

    Just enjoy the view...(sigh)...





                                             




    Wish I was there right now...

    These hand printed and glittered cards are hot off the presses.

    Email me and I'll send some your way...

    xo

    gf

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  • Peachy Beachy Cards...

    June 8, 2011

    Now that summer is almost upon us, 
    I am in full production of my beach cards.  
    I think they are my most favorite images.

    Whether it is Chatham, Amagansett or Brewster, 
     these glittery cards make me feel like I have my toes in the sand!


    This is Chatham's Lighthouse Beach, one of my favs...


    and...those chairs...so beautifully lined up at The Chatham Bars Inn...


    The Fish Pier (glamor shot...lol)


    The Chatham Lighthouse...


    and...in case you don't know how to find beautiful Chatham,
    here's a map!

    Each of these cards feature my own photographs, 
    hand printed on Crane's Museo Card Stock,
    and embellished with just a touch of glitter
    for a bit of elegant shine!


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  • Katie Brown Rocks!

    May 19, 2011


    Wow!

    What an amazing day I had with the one and only Katie Brown!

    We taped a segment for one of her upcoming shows...
    and it was pure joy from start to finish.
    Our segment just flew by...like an ethereal puff of glitter!
    (and we did toss around some glitter!)  
    She is adorable, talented, warm, gorgeous, completely down to earth...
    and most of all FUN......
    with a delightful joie de vie that seems to permeate all that is around her.

    The Katie Brown Workshop TV show is truly a reflection 
    of who she is as a person...completely unpretentious
    and someone who celebrates the simple joys of life.
    And her "Keep it simple and you can't go wrong "attitude is so refreshing!

    Katie Brown = Simply perfect!

    It will air on PBS stations across the country in October. 

    xoxo

    gf

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  • The glitterfairy on Katie Brown Workshop!

    May 19, 2011


    Yes, today I am heading in to The Katie Brown Workshop
    to be her guest and tape a fun glittery segment!
    Below is a bit of info on Katie, 
    who is charismatic, talented, and an amazing dynamo.
    Her show focuses on making your house a home, 
    with segments on cooking, gardening and decorating.

    The Katie Brown Workshop is broadcast nationally on PBS.  
    Check her website to see when it is showing in your area.

    This will be 
    SO.  MUCH.  FUN!!!
    "Have glitter, will travel..." 

    I'll let ya know when it will be airing.
    Prolly in the fall...
    xoxo
    gf

    Katie Brown ShowThe Katie Brown Workshop is determined to
    make your house a home! The 30-minute
    home arts series stars Katie Brown and is
    distributed by APT-American Public Television,
    with a great underwriter, Bonnie Plants.
    The effervescent Katie Brown always delivers
    with fun and inexpensive cooking, gardening and
    decorating projects designed to keep your domestic
    life as simple and extraordinary as possible.
    Her appealing and imaginative approach to
    the home arts has been a breath of fresh air for
    a new generation of homemakers.

    In each episode, Katie prepares a simple
    and enjoyable meal, works her magic in the garden
    and transforms ordinary items into ornate gifts,
    festive holiday flourishes and helpful home organizers.
    From her real-life workshop, Katie tackles recipes
    and projects in each episode's "Cook," "Grow"
    and "Nest" segments. Accompanied by her fellow workshop experts,
    Katie demonstrates how to add some spice to activities like planning the
    perfect wedding meal, hosting a winning game night, giving gifts that
    keep on giving, and preparing homemade sweets for Valentine's Day.

    Always with an eye towards family, Katie also provides imaginative suggestions
    for entertaining, engaging and encouraging young children. Produced by
    Katie Brown Workshop Productions, Katie Brown Workshop is presented
    by American Public Television through the Exchange service at no cost to
    public television stations nationwide. The series is made possible by
    the generous support of Bonnie Plants.

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  • Wouldn't you love to learn how to make this seastar garland???

    May 11, 2011

    T-Minus 10 and counting...

    Yup, only ten more days til my "Day at the beach..." glitter workshop 


    We will be crafting a garland with eight real seastars.  
    Each seastar can be glittered any way you'd like...
    stripes, polka dots, or cover completely with glitter...it's your choice.
    (I can't wait to see how each garland turns out!)

    Each seastar will be pre-drilled so you can run some seam binding thru it 
    and tie it onto a 9 foot piece of sheer ribbon, 
    (2" wide May Arts organza...to die for...).

    There will be much more to do...
    You'll make an ornament or two and some sweet gift tags.

    And, of course, my favorite part...
    I'll share my glitter tricks of the trade in Glitter 101, 
    while you munch on a scrumptious cupcake 
    and sip Pellegrino!
    Oh yeah....

    See ya there...

    xo

    gf

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  • It's glitter workshop time...Join me for "A day at the beach..."

    April 30, 2011

    I'm thrilled to report that I will be teaching a workshop next month 
    at the venerable Tinsel Trading Company in NYC!  
    Since summer is right around the corner 
    I thought it would be fun to work with beach-themed materials, 
    such as seastars and shells, and add a touch of GLITTER, of course!

    We will be using Tinsel Trading Company's 
    exclusive imported German glass glitter...(yippeee!!!)...
    which sparkles like no other glitter!



    Voila!   "A day at the beach..."

    We will be crafting a 9 ' glittered seastar garland 
    which can be draped across a mantle, strung up over a door or window 
    or used as a table runner.  
    I made glittery polka dots and stripes on these seastars 
    to make them even more whimsical, 
    then strung them up on 2" pale aqua May Arts organza ribbon
    ...sigh...
    I can feel the sand in my toes already...


    We will also craft an individual ornament, 
    either a seastar on hand-forged hook 
    (which I will also teach you how to make), 
    or a crab or seahorse, your choice. 
    The latter will be strung up on seam binding. 
    These make a great hostess gift 
    and look wonderful tacked up on a memo board,
    and don't forget to hang them on your tree or mantle for the holidays.


    Finally, we will make some adorable gift tags 
    using punched out shapes of beautiful card stock,
    and embellish them with glitter, shells, flowers, leaves 
    and of course, some of Tinsel Trading Company's legendary trimmings.


    So slip on your flip-flops and join me
    Saturday, May 21
    12:30-4:30pm
    at
    Tinsel Trading Company
    1 West 37th Street, NYC
    212-730-1030
    Workshop fee: $66
    Materials fee: $19

    Call 212-730-1030 or visit the store to sign up! 
    Visit Tinsel Trading Workshops for more info on 
    other exciting TT workshops!

    xoxo

    gf

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  • Happy first day of Spring???

    March 21, 2011


    I believe Mother Nature is having 
    some "anger management" problems...

    Happy (sort of) Spring!

    This is a good day to 
    stay inside and GLITTER!

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  • Starting to think Easter...

    March 13, 2011


    Found some of my favorite faux cabbages 
    (that I had tucked away in the studio...)
    and made up a sweet cabbage basket 
    with a twig handle in spring green.  
    These are perfect to hold 
    a chocolate bunny, small candy eggs 
    or use as a place marker at Easter dinner...

    I really think this is one of 
    my all-time favorite designs...
    still love it after creating it for Martha Stewart...

    These will be for sale soon at a local shop...
    (also available in the original purple color)

    Happy (almost) Spring!

    xoxo

    gf

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  • Glitterfairy on PetTalk

    February 9, 2011


    Ooooooh!  We had so much fun!
    Lauren Collier has a wonderful show 
    with lots of furry guests 
    but she always has room for the glitterfairy at holiday time...

    We showed viewers how to doll-up their
    pet's food bowls with glittery letters and stickers.
    Watch for it this weekend on CT NewsChannel 12...

    Fabulous. Furry. Fun.

    xoxo
    gf

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