adventures of The Glitter Fairy...
May 20, 2013Meet 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 businessand, of course,how to be a GIT, aka, "glitterfairy in training"!Welcome, Michelle!
May 20, 2013Designed 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 resortsand tell them The Glitterfairy sent you!
May 26, 2012I 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!
April 1, 2012Fun, fun and more fun!
April 1, 2012Don't we look cute in matching bunny ears???I always have sooooooo much fun withthe adorably wonderful Lauren Collier!We had some fab Easter fun todaytaping 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'sPet Talk with Lauren Collier on Easter weekend.Check your local listing for show times...xoxogf
April 1, 2012I 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 lifethat 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 outso I can enjoy them forever!
February 9, 2012Two of my newest cards to celebrate LOVE...(sigh)...I love mixing gorgeous, vintage imageswith my (often twisted...ahem!...) words.These cards are simple and simply beautiful.xoxogf
February 2, 2012Got a chance to snap a quick shot of my card displayat 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!
December 5, 2011The Families to Families Boutique at Trackside was a huge success!We sold lots of glittergoods, gave (and received) lots of hugsand 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 jewelryand 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 powerdue 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 familiesin our town who are struggling...who need our help.Money raised from baked goods sales and the auctionwill 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...xoxoglitterfairy
November 15, 2011
photo by Mackensie GriffinI am very happy to announce that my latest collection of glittergoodswill be carried by Dovecote, an amazing shop that defies description!Bold colors, the finest furnishings & imaginative vignettes make fora one-of-a-kind shopping experience.Dovecote has "an incredible mix of mid-to-the-19th-and-beyond centuryfurniture and furnishings", as well as designer jewelry,ornaments, home decor and gifts.Now you will also find GWS silver artichokes, pear & apple ornamentswith 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!xoxogf
November 13, 2011There 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 thoughthis is my busy season, I couldn't miss this fun day.)I was then treated to a marvellous lunchat 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...
October 22, 2011Just installed our newest holiday display in afabulous new shop, right in the center of Wilton, CT,Signature StyleMary and Ann have assembled an amazing collectionof home decor, apparel and gifts, all of whichcan be personalized with monogramming.It would take an entire page to list all of the fabulous thingsone 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 fromyours truly, theglitterfairy, includingglittered 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...xoxogf
October 3, 2011Sweet 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...
September 20, 2011Happy 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 mindas the cold winds start to blow...sigh....xogf
September 16, 2011How 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.
September 10, 2011Here at GlitterWorks, sometimes it is a bit of a
challenge to get things done.Teddy likes work, but he prefers to sleep upon itrather 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....xoxogf
June 10, 2011Just 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...xogf
June 8, 2011Now 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 glitterfor a bit of elegant shine!
May 19, 2011Wow!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 reflectionof who she is as a person...completely unpretentiousand 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.xoxogf
May 19, 2011Yes, today I am heading in to The Katie Brown Workshopto 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 beSO. MUCH. FUN!!!
"Have glitter, will travel..."I'll let ya know when it will be airing.Prolly in the fall...xoxogf
May 11, 2011Yup, only ten more days til my "Day at the beach..." glitter workshopat Tinsel Trading Company in NYC.
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 itand 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 cupcakeand sip Pellegrino!Oh yeah....
See ya there...
April 30, 2011I'm thrilled to report that I will be teaching a workshop next monthat the venerable Tinsel Trading Company in NYC!Since summer is right around the cornerI 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'sexclusive 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 garlandwhich can be draped across a mantle, strung up over a door or windowor used as a table runner.I made glittery polka dots and stripes on these seastarsto 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 giftand 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 tagsusing punched out shapes of beautiful card stock,and embellish them with glitter, shells, flowers, leavesand of course, some of Tinsel Trading Company's legendary trimmings.So slip on your flip-flops and join meSaturday, May 2112:30-4:30pmatTinsel Trading Company1 West 37th Street, NYC212-730-1030
Workshop fee: $66
Materials fee: $19Call 212-730-1030 or visit the store to sign up!Visit Tinsel Trading Workshops for more info on
other exciting TT workshops!xoxogf
March 21, 2011I believe Mother Nature is havingsome "anger management" problems...Happy (sort of) Spring!This is a good day tostay inside and GLITTER!
March 13, 2011Found some of my favorite faux cabbages(that I had tucked away in the studio...)and made up a sweet cabbage basketwith a twig handle in spring green.These are perfect to holda chocolate bunny, small candy eggsor 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!xoxogf
February 9, 2011Ooooooh! We had so much fun!Lauren Collier has a wonderful showwith lots of furry guestsbut she always has room for the glitterfairy at holiday time...We showed viewers how to doll-up theirpet's food bowls with glittery letters and stickers.Watch for it this weekend on CT NewsChannel 12...Fabulous. Furry. Fun.xoxogf