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COLOR

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Need a little palette change from snowy WHITE (or around ‘bethan HQ, muddy BROWN)? Feast your eyes on these “coastal bright” Swish Skirts headed for A SHORE THING on Hilton Head Island, SC… don’t know why, but you need to click on the photo to REALLY see the colors…!

Charm City

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Well, we took a little break from the electronic/social media world over the holidays… we figured you had enough emails, tweets, posts & pins bombarding you with last minute shopping deals (and after Christmas sales) without us weighing in.  So HAPPY NEW YEAR (and how did it get to be almost MID January?!)

We are excited to announce that we have been offered a booth at the American Craft Council Baltimore Show in February, and we ACCEPTED! We’re in Booth #5301.  Click here for details.  We’ll have some free passes to share with you, so stay tuned…

Bid now!

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There are TWO $50 ELISABETHAN gift certificates up for auction in the KVNF Holiday Auction…

Go to www.kvnf.org to get a bidder number… the auction runs all week, but the bidding for OUR gift certificates will end Tuesday, December 9, so you need to get on it now!

 

Small Biz Saturday

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Just in case you are in OUR neighborhood—-we are putting all of RESALE stock ON SALE for Small Business Saturday. We need to make room for our Holiday Open House & Marketplace…

SO, all RESALE (no, not anything with an Elisabethan label in it) will be $5 per garment, or $3 each when you buy 3 or more pieces… We’re open noon to 6pm on Saturday. Come and get it!

#smallbusinesssaturday

Pop UP!

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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 clothing (when you are in our business, clothes just FIND you) at great prices.
Then as we get closer to the holidays, we’ll transition into an Elisabethan marketplace highlighted by our Annual Sale & Open House on December 5 & 6.
It’s an experiment for us… come by & help make it a success! We’d love to see you! (click on the “flyer” to the left to see details)

 

Trunk Show

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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, & skirts.  AND we’ll have someone very special to Elisabethan on site to help Joanne and her crew at the shop host it. (thanks, MOM!)

Hope you can join us!  Saturday, November 8 from 10 to 5 and  Sunday, November 9 from 11 to 4.
PLEASANT HILL DESIGNS, 744 Route 6A (Old Kings Highway), Dennis, MA

 

Primp fest

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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 of shops & galleries that carry Elisabethan!

 

 

Who needs Vogue?

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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 Home Power!

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HARVEST

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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 the Gunnison
…and it sure is nice to get to set your booth up basically in your own back yard! Comes see us Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm, in Town Park!

To pocket or not to pocket…

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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 should check to see what the general preference really was…
Anyway, here are the results… (drumroll, please)
FRONT 26
BACK 10
…and of course there are always the contrarians & free-thinkers… 2 voted for pockets on BOTH front & back, 3 said no pocket, 1 said on the side, and 1 said put a hidden pocket in the waistband. And full disclosure, the photo of the skirt DOES show the pocket in the front—no way of knowing if that swayed people’s opinion.

Want to weigh in? Comment here, send us an email, or go to our Facebook post

 

T-SHIRT TUESDAY

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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… Got any great ones you want to share?

Peggy Soup models this week’s TUESDAY T-SHIRT… She’s the only Unkempt Hippy we know that
                                    wears pearls!

 

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                  Also, we need an adjective for T-SHIRT TUESDAY… terrific? tacky? terrible? Suggestions, please…

NYNOW is then…

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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.

 

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TEXTING GLOVES continue to be a big hit.  They are just the perfect gift. Is YOUR favorite shop carrying Elisabethan this fall?  Maybe you should ask them…

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And as great it is to be on the road sharing the good news of Elisabethan, is sure is nice to bet back to the studio and start MAKING…

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1,000

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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 in Gunnison, CO, continues thru this weekend… here’s a little peek from their “outfit” board

AWEFEST on JULY 6

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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 Festival of the Arts.  Lucky us!

Combine-

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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… 

Just take I-70 west to Glenwood Springs

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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 stops, but it sure is great to be back in the mountains of western Colorado!

NY Now…and then

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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 excited to get our new items to our Elisabethan “flagship” accounts.  Now it’s time to turn our attention to BALTIMORE and the AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SHOW there in less than 2 weeks!  February 19-20 for WHOLESALE, February 21-23 for RETAIL… something for everyone! – See more at: https://elisabethan.com/2014/ny-now-and-then/#sthash.XzkvekV9.dpuf

State of the Studio

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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 support small business & entrepreneurs, the importance of MADE IN THE USA…

…interesting, interesting…

 

January 21

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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 look at this cute b-day card Patty Naft created and posted on Facebook! Thanks, everybody!

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We’re THERE, but not really there

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The Atlanta Gift Show that is… runs through January 14.  ELISABETHAN the clothing/accessory line is there, but not ELISABETHAN the personality.  We’re letting our Atlanta sales rep, Cathy at WINC Apparel handle the orders this time around.

Here’s the window we’ve got in the lobby of Building 3 at Americasmart…  See?  We’re THERE.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

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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 the production has gone on the road this year for two performances in Montrose, CO, at the Montrose Pavilion.

Tonight and tomorrow, December 19 & 20, at 7 pm. Tickets available at BROWN PAPER TICKETS.COM

Break a leg, Ash!!!

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ELISABETHAN FOR ALL!

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LOVE this Facebook post by Gregory who got a FALL APPLIQUE SKIRT for himself when he was visiting Paonia with the Creative Districts of Colorado!

a huge thank you to the creative geniuses at elisabethan for crafting the best skirt that i have ever owned. it is time for men to show off their legs. happy holidays and make re-purposing your resolution for the new year. the artists at elisabethan in gorgeous paonia will have you styling in no time. happy holidays. — at kadoya gallery.

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SMALL yet LARGE

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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 this year… nothing SMALL about that!!