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January 2021

Fun Facts About Betty!

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1st Grade Betty

Today we’re celebrating the one of a kind, Betty, with some fun facts you may not know. It’s her birthday, and a kinda significant one…

Did you know…

To no surpirse, Betty shares a birthday with brilliant designers Christian Dior AND Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Betty & Big Bro Tim

Way back in grade school, when she was just a lil’ Betty she dreamed of growing up and becoming a fashion designer – just a friendly reminder to follow your dreams folks 😊

This lil’ Betty has always loved music and played the clarinet in the school band.

Betty’s very first job was a paper route delivering the Worcester Sunday Telegram, with her best friend, Margaret.  Can kids still even get a paper route today?

I Love Central Park!

In high school, Betty was late to meet her prom date because she was finishing sewing her prom dress.  Yes, you read that correctly – she’s been designing for a while.

Betty’s favorite foreign food is a bit specific – “Chinese dumplings made by my childhood best friend’s mother”.  They must’ve been amazing if you’re still talking about them 😉

Betty in High School

When younger, Betty made a calendar with photos of her family dog, Ginny (pictured above), who she would dress up in all sorts of outfits.

Although Elisabethan is very much a Colorado company, Betty has lived all over.  Betty grew up in Massachusetts and over her life has spent time living in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Michigan, and even Wales and Florence, Italy.

note the hat

Betty has always been quite athletic and played in the first Ultimate Frisbee National Co-Ed Club Championships as a member of Team Ryno, a ragtag(?!) but committed crew of players from Telluride & Crested Butte, CO.

One of the major benefits of running Elisabethan is getting to travel to various art fairs all over the country – Betty has been to 48 states!  Can you guess which two she’s yet to visit…?

You may know that Betty loves viewing films at Paonia’s local Paradise Theater, but did you know her favorite movie is Breaking Away – and she hates scary movies.

Have you ever tuned into KVNF on a Monday morning?  If so, you’ve listened to Betty’s radio show The Go Betty show, which she’s been hosting for the last 17 years.

In 2020, Betty is pretty sure she put more miles on her bike than her van – talk about reducing your carbon footprint…

There’s lots we can say about Betty but the most important today is that it’s her birthday!  Please join us in wishing Betty a happy birthday on our Elisabethan facebook page!

Thanks Aunt Kath for all the great pictures 💜

Betty & Kitties circa 2001

2020: Year in Review

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As we look back on 2020 we are incredibly thankful for our wonderful customers and dedicated elisabethan team.  Thank You – we wouldn’t be here without you.

We started off the year making a number of AWESOME custom pieces

Custom pieces made with precision and care

Make your vision happen with Elisabethan Custom pieces










Our Pay What You Want special was a hit! – if you missed it, sign up here to receive special offers (be sure to sign up before Jan 21st 😉 )

Mark your calendars for January 21st for another amazing one day deal

At the beginning of the pandemic, we teamed up with the Shadescape Mask Project and made thousands of masks for local hospitals, schools and other communities.  Then, we started offering Adult Masks in Cotton or Texsilk – Shop Face Masks Here!

Elisabethan Adult Cotton Face Mask

Betty in Refinery making Texsilk Masks

Some of MANY Texsilk masks made with the Shadescape Mask Project 









We got creative, and designed and released our new Go Kiddo Ruffle Dress – Shop Go Kiddo Ruffle Dresses Now

Balanced Bud Go Kiddo Ruffle Dress

Growing Gardener Go Kiddo Ruffle Dress

Jump for Joy Go Kiddo Ruffle Dress









We added a number of unique, limited edition cashmere accessories – Some are still available – Shop Accessories Now

The Fashionista Skinny Pippi Long Scarf

Happy Lady Cashmere Sorta Slouch Hat

Denim & Wool Holiday Stockings

Thumbelina Go Kiddo Cashmere Hat


We reveled the first peek of Goodie Hoodies – there will be more to come!

Sage Forest Fairy Goodie Hoodie

The Headturner Goodie Hoodie

Phoenix Rising Goodie Hoodie









2021 Will bring even more new Elisabethan Products and Projects 😉 stay tuned