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FIESTA!

Howdy!   I’m writing to you from cold, snowy GUNNISON, COLORADO, en route to SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, for FIESTA ARTS FAIR!  It’s hard to believe by Friday I’ll be in skirts & sandals weather because as you can see by the picture of the BIG WHITE VAN (which is quite more »

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APRIL TRAVELS

Here’s info on the SECOND of two trunk shows we are doing this month—–and owner/designer/chief recycler Elisabeth Delehaunty will be attending both! The other show is at MINERVA’S OWL in ROSLINDALE, MA, on Thursday, April 25 from 2 to 8pm. AND we’ll be at the FIESTA ARTS FAIR in SAN more »

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TRUNK SHOW ! ! !

Our first in The Last Frontier State!  At BELLA BOUTIQUE THIS Friday & Saturday.  Since 2007, they’ve been bringing the creme de la creme of handcrafted goods to Anchorage and feature over 90 indie lines, including us!

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Gloves, by gum!

We’re finally getting some snow in this neck of the woods, thank goodness! So, it seems like a good time to have a GLOVE SALE with our friends at THE ROSE in downtown Hotchkiss, CO.  Starting now, till the first week or so in March (depends on if it keeps more »

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IN HOUSE POP-UP SHOP

Oh, how au courant of us! An ELISABETHAN POP-UP SHOP right in our own studio! The BE OUR VALENTINE Ladies’ Night! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 from 5 to 8 pm Come SHOP (we’ve got great sale items), CREATE (we’ll supply makings for valentines & prayer flags) and TAKE THE CHILL OFF more »

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JET SET RECYCLING

I heard a story on NPR (where I get pretty much all of my news) before the holidays about Charlotte, NC’s airport and the major RECYCLING program they have instituted. Then, wouldn’t you know it, I actually changed planes in that VERY airport on Christmas day…  Their recycling cans were more »

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Our latest TEE DRIVE with NEST in Clarksville, MD, raised $$$ for Success in Style, an organization that helps women (& men) in crisis become employed and self-sufficient. They provide appropriate business attire, practical fashion advice and interview counseling—–seems like a good fit, no? (pardon the pun) THANKS to Anastasia more »

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TRUNK SHOW in TEXAS !

It starts tomorrow, December 5—-don’t delay!  We sent the gals at PAPEL a gi-normous box of fabulous stuff (more chic than shabby, we think :)) which got there in the nick of time (thanks to the US Postal Service!)

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CLICK YOUR HEELS 3 TIMES…

We hit the road tomorrow, bound for SALINA, KS, for a truly terrific TRUNK SHOW at ON THE POT, a paint-your-own-pottery studio owned by Julie & Robin Cates.  And while at first glance that may not seem like an obvious location for a ‘bethan trunk show, we know it will more »

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TRUNK SHOW “ON” at “OFF”

Our latest trunk show is this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER  1, at ART OFF SYMMES in Hamilton, Ohio.  It’s the newer, sister store of Art ON Symmes in Franklin, Ohio.  Owner Sherry Armstead had so many enthusiastic customers traveling to the Franklin store from Hamilton that she decided to give Hamilton it’s more »

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FINAL ASPEN

TOMORROW, Saturday, October 6, is our last ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET for the year! It’s always a little bittersweet — there’s just the relief at being done, BUT it means that summer really is OVER. Ah well… So make us all feel better, Sara will be there with a GREAT sale more »

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1989

The 4th Annual District 81428 Fashion and Design Show is upon us…  dress rehearsal tonight, performance WEDNESDAY (9/26) at 8pm and FRIDAY (9/28) at 9pm.  Holey moley, tickets are sold OUT.  Here’s a peak at what Elisabethan will be showing…           1989 was a great year, wasn’t more »

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CB Trunk Show!

It’s Arts Festival Weekend in Crested Butte, CO, and though we’re NOT participating in the festival directly for the second time in 16 years (not OUR choice :)), there was NO way we would miss out on all the fun!  Soooo, FOUR EIGHTEEN (that’s 418 Elk Avenue) is hosting an more »

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oh by the way…

You’d think we’d have rushed to the blog to share news of the award we won at the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina, KS in June, but apparently we’re more demure.  Nevertheless, we were VERY excited about it, the invitation to exhibit there next year, AND the cash award!

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RIVERFEST

It’s time again to head east to SALINA, KANSAS, for the Smoky Hill River Festival.  I first did this show probably 12 or 14 years ago when I was driving Belugasaurus, a well-worn 1987 Toyota Van (the pointy-nosed one that predated even the Previa).  I pulled into the show to more »

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Toot toot!

We just can’t resist sharing a glowing blog post about us by one of our oldest & most fave stores — NEST in Clarksville, MD.  Thanks, Anastasia! Click here to see it for real —  OLD MADE NEW AGAIN  — or my cut & paste job below… at MARCH 30, 2012 It was more »

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TRUNK SHOW!

Charlotte and her crew at SPALICIOUS in SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE once again host Elisabethan for a Trunk Show… this Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, April 12, 13, & 14!  If it’s anything like the one last fall, it’s going to be a FAB event!  We’ve sent a great selection of spring Go more »

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Ridiculous, I know

Ever timely, here are some pics of things that caught my eye while in NYC for the NY International Gift Show in late January.  Ridiculous, because I fully realize it is now April.    xo – betty  

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Recycle Runway

Look what we saw in the airport in Atlanta… as I said on Facebook, it’s got to be a good sign when you’re going to a trade show to sell your recyclo-centric clothing and there is an exhibit in the airport of recyclo-centric clothing! These are done by Nancy Judd—learn more »

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Boo!

Betty’s Trick or Treating Jack o Lantern, circa 1973. I really took that out for collecting candy. It seemed so big at the time… Happy Halloween!

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Bring out your tees!

Our friends at NEST in Clarksville, MD (they have carried Elisabethan in their store just about as long as anybody has) are having a T-SHIRT DRIVE this weekend for Elisabethan.  It’s something we’ve wanted to get going for awhile and are so glad Anastasia and her crew have stepped up! more »

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Fashion Week, Paonia II

More pics from the fashion show…  Despite other designers opting for hipper, or at least more current music, ‘bethan models walked the runway to David Bowie’s “Sound & Vision”—you gotta stay true to your inspiration!  I’m still trying to run down some pics from Elisabethan on the runway, but at more »

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Fashion Week, Paonia

It’s time for the 3rd annual Fashion & Design Show at the Paradise Theatre in downtown Paonia, CO. This year’s title is “Stitching Together the Style & Beat of the North Fork Valley”. 7 designers, including yours truly, have been working fitfully, then frantically, on their runway-bound designs in what more »

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9am Saturday morning

You know summer’s really on the way out when the Aspen Saturday Market starts at 9am (it’s 8am during summer’s high season). And as nice as an extra hour of sleep is (getting up at 5am instead of 4), it’s bittersweet… days are shorter, mornings chillier, the river’s too low more »

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Shows

Before & after…

I had good intentions to do pithy blog entries from the Atlanta & New York Gift shows in July & August, but it was all I could do just to get to the Elisabethan booth on time everyday… besides, none of the shows gives you FREE wifi access, so that more »

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Products

Flashback

These are a pair of pants that Virginia, a customer in Utah, asked me to alter for her.  I ran into her last summer at the Park City Festival of the Arts.  They are vintage Elisabethan—-ok, at least several years old anyway—-but she has kept them in mint condition.

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Studio

Come on, humans!

  It’s Miss Kitty—-I got this blog thing going, hoping the humans could take it from there, and for awhile it seemed like they were… Lately, not so much.  I know they’ve been busy and all, but if I can find time between naps to post, surely they can… come more »

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Oh Atlanta

Made it! —to Atlanta for the Atlanta Gift Mart, Jan 14-18. Schools, etc, here are still closed as Atlanta deals with all the ice left by the latest storm, but neither sleet, nor snow, nor gloom of night… how does that go? Well, none of it can keep ‘bethan from more »

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Shops

another take on Black Friday

…as presented by Amy Satterfield, owner of Wadoo Furniture Co in Ft Collins, CO… yes, site of a recent Elisabethan trunk show! Dear Preferred Customers—– OK, I give. I cry Uncle. Wadoo is a retail store, and I should act more retail-y. I’ve avoided the Black Friday Sale Sensationalism for more »

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Findings, Products, Studio

October morning

On the way to the studio this morning… I wore shorts & fingerless gloves—-it’s October! The thermometer on the bank downtown said 45 deg F. I found these great old peanut butter jars in the free box outside the thrift store on my alley. I love that fat Peter Pan more »

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Inspiration

Design Inspiration/Influence #2

I am obsessed with this song!  First heard it driving in the car with my big brother—music always sounds better when you hear it with your big brother.  Now I play it every week on my radio show (The Go Betty Show, Mondays, 8-10am MT time on kvnf.org) and LOUD in more »

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Products

High visibility?

…and speaking of BLOOMS, take a look at this video clip:  it’s Roberta Modena, founder of the website World of Green, on a local news segment in Pittsburgh, KDKA Channel 2.  She’s talking about eco-back to school stuff, but what’s really interesting to ‘bethan fanatics is her outfit: look closely more »

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