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Pop UP!

We’re dipping our toe into the “brick & mortar” waters, so to speak… an in-studio POP UP SHOP for the holidays! We’re kicking it off with extended hours this Thursday & Friday, November 13-14, from noon – 8pm. Come unwind from your week—we ‘re starting off with racks of great RESALE more »

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Trunk Show

We are excited for our 2nd (we hope Annual) TRUNK SHOW with Pleasant Hill Designs in Dennis Village, MA (that’s on Cape Cod). We sent 2 very full boxes last week, loaded with accessories that will make great gifts as well as a lovely sampling of our tops, tunics, & more »

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Primp fest

It’s that time of the year—-the lint rollers are getting lots of use as we “primp” fall & winter goodies to get them ready to ship out to our favorite shops & galleries.  Ashley and Peggysoup both know how to wield this critical tool with style! Click here for the list more »

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Who needs Vogue?

Another milestone—-we’ve made the cover of a magazine!  Long time customer Allison Elliot models her Swish Skirt on the roof of the active & passive solar home she & her husband Hal built.  No it’s not Vogue, but in our mind it might be even better—we’re on the cover of more »

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HARVEST

We are excited for MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL this weekend in Paonia, Colorado. It’s such a wonderful event—celebrating all the farms, food, music, arts & crafts that are such a part of our community. ELISABETHAN is so lucky to be part of the cornucopia of creativity that is the North Fork Valley of more »

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Lost in Translation?

Thanks to Sandy Clark for suggesting the name “T-rrific T-uesday T-shirts” for our weekly post of some of our more “notable” T-shirt finds… Here’s this week’s… it’s a bit of a head scratcher.

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To pocket or not to pocket…

We took an informal, very unscientific poll on our Facebook page about where to put the pocket on our 8-Piece Skirt: front or back. Currently, we put it on the FRONT of the skirt, but we’ve had enough people ask about it putting on the back that we thought maybe we more »

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY

Ok, this is something we’ve been wanting to do for awhile, and we actually did the first one last week on our Facebook page… We come across a lot of fun, goofy, silly, make-you-scratch-your-head t-shirts, so we’re starting a T-SHIRT TUESDAY post to share the best of our stash with you… more »

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NYNOW is then…

It was a busy trip to New York for the NYNOW show.  We ate some great food, walked on The High Line, strolled along the waterfront, and met with our some of our favorite boutique & gallery owners, as well as met new ones.             more »

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Glove Season

It’s officially glove season here, at least from a production standpoint.  That’s glove TRIM in the foreground. I think the pink is so bright that the iPhone camera can’t focus on it… YUM.

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1,000 and counting

YOU did it——we reached 1,000 Facebook likes—thank YOU!… and in the ACTUAL world, here’s Elisabethan in Booth #66 at the end of the rainbow… at the 42nd Crested Butte (Colorado) Festival of the Arts this weekend

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1,000

Just in case you are a Facebooker, we are getting really really close to 1,000 LIKES on our FB page and would love your help to get there… CLICK HERE. What is it about zeroes, anyway, that make them so enticing as a milestone? And the Elisabethan trunk show at TANGO more »

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in house

In between art festivals in Jackson, WY, & Crested Butte, CO, a trunk show with Tango in Gunnison, CO, AND starting fall production, we’ve been doing some rearranging in the studio… More on this to come, but here’s a sneak peek…

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AWEFEST on JULY 6

Hello and Happy 4th of JULY! We will have a booth at AWEFEST in Crested Butte, CO, on SUNDAY, JULY 6.  9am to 2pm. We’re excited to be in CB earlier than usual this summer! And yes, yes, we’ll also be there during the first weekend in August for the more »

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May 11

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the  creative mothers, because every mother is creative!!!  Thanks for everything, Mom!   (and Happy Birthday, Dad!)

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#99

This weekend it’s SCOTTSDALE, BOOTH #99… though if we’d known, maybe we’d have asked to set up in the HAPPY RAINBOW BOUNCE HOUSE…

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Combine-

After everything is laundered, Sara & the Cutting Crew (no, not the 80s band — OUR cutting crew) turn the piles of t-shirts into perfect precise pieces for our original patterns—in this case the POCKET TUNIC. Then to the Combining Table, where each piece’s placement is individually chosen… 

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Just take I-70 west to Glenwood Springs

We wrapped things up at the ACC Show in Baltimore, and we (well, I) had a great trip across the country along Interstate I-70 — including stops at Goodwill in Zanesville, OH, The Salvation Army in Salina, KS, and the Goodwill Outlet Store in Denver… love those thrift store rest more »

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NY Now…and then

NY NOW FEB 2014 is in the history books—- between the Super (…not so super from the Centennial State point of view) Bowl and the Storm of the Century (or Decade or Minute…) well, it WILL be remembered.   We’re excited about the new stores we’ll be working with—-and VERY more »

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State of the Studio

7:30 PM Mountain Standard Time Working late at the studio (it’s not even THAT late—if I’m still here at 8:30, then maybe…) …finishing up samples for NY NOW Show and listening to the President’s State of the Union speech… lots of talk about work ethic, pursuing dreams, the need to more »

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January 21

I (as in Elisabeth, owner, founder, chief recycler of Elisabethan) had a wonderful birthday yesterday, and I spent most of it at the studio! I am lucky to work everyday on something that I created, and for the most part still challenges & fulfills me on a daily basis. And more »

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Our own ASHLEY KREST takes the stage tonight as Violet Bick, in the LIVE radio play version of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  Performed last year at Paonia’s Paradise Theater by Paonia Players, the show is produced & directed by Merrily Talbot. It was such a hit that more »

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Holiday Hullabaloo

Thanks for braving the cold, everybody! Pics from the FIRST weekend of our HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE… Shop THIS week at ‘bethan HQ on Wednesday or Thursday from 12 to 6pm, or Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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SMALL yet LARGE

Congrats to all our ‘bethan retailers on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY—who needs Black Friday?  Shopping SMALL is a lot more fun… And a special shout out to our friends at NEST in Clarksville, MD, for 10 years in business this year and KALY in West Chester, PA, for 25 years in biz more »

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HOW MANY SHOPPING DAYS?

Holy crow— It’s hard to believe, but it’s getting to be time for the annual ELISABETHAN HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE! We decided on dates and details just today, so we thought we should let YOU know as soon as WE knew! We’ll kick-off with our usual big shindig on FRIDAY, DECEMBER more »

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BROOKLYN POP-UP

Next weekend… a chance to get some Elisabethan goodies in Brooklyn!  Our friend Debbie Tuch of GLITTERLIMES fame is hosting a pop-up shop in her on-the-verge-of-trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. (Or is ALL of Brooklyn trendy these days?) Either way, we’re glad to be there!  

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Scary Sale

BOO!  We thought you should know that all ELISABETHAN stock is on sale at WILLOW – AN ARTISAN’S MARKET for the rest of October… 25% off everything ELISABETHAN there!  We’ve been with Helen for years, and if you’ve never been to her shop in downtown Littleton, CO, you are in more »

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Coat Pins!

These are going to Philadelphia Museum of Art for the opening of their Leger exhibit… (and I tried to get the accent over the first “e” of Leger, really!)

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The Lone Wolf heads out to new horizons…

In the hullabaloo of last week, we didn’t have a chance to wish KARRAH, our Queen of Get ‘er Doneness, best wishes on her new gig! We will miss her (& her Twizzlers) as an integral part of Elisabethan —we called her Lone Wolf Aegerter because of how much she quietly (sometimes more »

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Mountain Harvest Festival

Have you heard?  We made some special items for this weekend’s Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia, CO.  Customized Pippi Long Scarves & aprons… They’ll be auctioned off in Town Park on Saturday, Sept 28.  And YES, we will have a booth there!

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Friends in need…

Hi friends—we learned last week that artist friends Leah & Scott DeCapio have lost everything due to the flooding of the Big Thompson River. They live in Glen Haven, outside Estes Park, CO. Many of us who pursue a creative life live close to the edge, & sometimes we are shown more »

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Ohio Fashion Show!

Tomorrow is the big day for ART ON/OFF SYMMES’ (that’s two stores) 2nd FALL FASHION SHOW, and we are happy to be part of it! 6pm — Hamilton, OH — in The Atrium of the Historic Mercantile Building.  Make sure you GO if you are in the neighborhood, and if more »

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hellooooo

This Saturday we will be at the ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET—-9am to 3pm in downtown Aspen, CO… And DEFINITELY mark your calendars if you are within striking distance of Paonia… Join us for a trunk show where WE get to play host!!  

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INDEPENDENCE

I just had to share this photo of our fan Lee —- she bought the dress at our flash sale outside Glennie Coombe Gallery on Wednesday, and wore it on Thursday for the Fourth of July in Aspen.  Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend celebrating this crazy wonderful more »

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HANG ON, EVERYBODY!

…and summer is off at a gallop… I just hope we can hang on! We’ll have a “flash” sale outside of Glennie Coombe Gallery on Wednesday, July 3, as part of PAONIA’S CHERRY DAYS celebration.  From 11-2(ish). And if that’s too fast for you, shop in the cool of the more »

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ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET

Subtle, no? We just wanted to make sure that you knew where we would be this weekend… at the first ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET of the season! We’re across the street from our spot last year, so we’re on the NORTH side of Hopkins Avenue. We’ll be there every other Saturday more »

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