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Oldschool Halloween Elisabethan Pieces

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Did you know there are ALOT of great halloween tee’s out there!?  We have LOTS of fun with them.

We love getting creative with the spooky, scary spirit of Halloween.  Here’s some of our oldschool Halloween pieces.

Do you see one of yours?!  Which is your favorite?

New Elisabethan Accessories and Goodies!

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We’ve added  a bunch of new goodies this year.  Need a make-up bag or pencil pouch?  Pick up one of our new Zipper Pouches.

Our hand made buttons are made with vintage fabrics and love.  They’re make a great accent piece to any article or clothing or accessory.  Buy our Elisabethan handmade fabric buttons today!

Your everyday bag is here with the Gal Friday Tote Bags.  Theyr’e made from oxford shirts and come with a handy pocket!

Looking for a change pouch or handphone case?  Our button pouches are made of all recycled materials (Cassette tape not included🤘)

Photo shoot

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We are getting ready for our first photo shoot of 2017… we’re kind of excited because we are teaming up with fellow eco-fashion designer Sarah Peterson of Threads & Alchemy and will being doing the shoot on-site in a couple of our hometown locales here in Paonia, CO… stay tuned for photos from it. In the meantime, here are some photos of new items we are adding to Elisabethan in 2017!

These images by Cole Rodger Photographics… they make us look good.

The classic Go Betty Tee continues to be a favorite, so we were inspired to turn it into a dress…

And expanding our dress offerings with the Tiered, Reverse-Applique Dress… We’re doing it in a shorter length too

HRC 2016

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We’re finishing up a batch of skirts for a very important customer… (hint: her initials are HRC)
We’ll share more details soon, but for now, here’s a photo of Sara getting the Tee Appliqué Skirts ready to ship to Philadelphia for a big event happening there this month!

#hrc2016 #presidentialpalette #nextfirst #madeinusa

ART TO WEAR AT PANTERRA GALLERY

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We are excited to share news from one of our newer accounts, PanTerra Gallery in Bisbee, AZ… It’s time for their week long Celebration of Art to Wear, which started Saturday November 21st and runs through November 28th. They will be featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition Wearable Art from current and new designers. We can spot at least one Elisabethan item in the collage of wearables… can you??

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Creative chaos

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Fall production is well underway and we can’t help but share some of the deep delicious colors we are working with… Here it’s RUFFLE TEE GLOVES—-we are making them with double ruffles now (at fingers AND wrist).  WE LOVE the creative chaos of combing colors!
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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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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

 

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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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… 

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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BROOKLYN POP-UP

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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

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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 for a treat when you go… She sells beautiful  American-made craft, as well as offers a full schedule of classes. Inspire & get inspired…

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Mountain Harvest Festival

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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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INDEPENDENCE

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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 country we live in!

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ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET

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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 till October, so that’s June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 7 & 21, AND October 5!

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THIS weekend… we’re in DOWNTOWN DENVER!

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We’ll be right in the thick of it for Memorial Day weekend… at ARTSTIR at the Denver Pavilions, on Glenarm Place between 15th & 17th Streets… Four days to shop Elisabethan… Friday thru Sunday, May 24-27!  
(Psst… We’re going to have a great SALE rack in the booth!)

CLICK HERE to link to info on ARTSTIR

and here’s a map to put you in the picture, so to speak…

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Silvermine

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We had a great event at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT on April 27… An art gallery is a GREAT backdrop for a trunk show (though the artists might wonder why we’re in front of their work)
Here’s a pic of our set up, taken by my niece Shea and posted on Instagram… (and I thought I was doing well just having a blog!)

-betty

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FIESTA!

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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 FULL with ‘bethan goodies, thank you very much) it was a cold, snowy load-up!  
But we trust the weather websites that promise a high of 79 F this weekend in San Antonio.  That sounds just about perfect for our first art fair of the year.  
We’re so excited to show off our new Sleeveless Tunics, and Fancy Trumpet Scarves, and Striped Tee Skirts, and Dresses, yes DRESSES, and of COURSE a special selection of our tops dedicated to the Lone Star State…  Y’all come by, ok?
That’s Booth #52 this Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21, at Southwest School of Art’s BEAUTIFUL Ursuline Campus!   xo, betty

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Gloves, by gum!

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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 snowing) ALL Elisabethan GLOVES at The Rose are on sale!

Buy 2 pairs and get the 3rd pair (of equal or lesser value) free!  Yes, FREE!

Go get ’em!

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Skinny Jeans – A Story for Small Biz Saturday

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Here’s the best ‘bethan Black Friday story in honor of Small Business Saturday (give or take a day or two)
This is Betty here—not Miss Kitty— I was in the MALL on Black Friday, partly because I wanted to see what all of the hullabaloo was about and partly because I have worn holes in the seats of TWO pairs of pants in the past week.  

Turns out Anthropologie is one of the only places you can buy pants other than skinny jeans (I don’t wear skinny jeans).  So I was shopping in Anthropologie and a woman asked me where I got my skirt (I was wearing an Elisabethan Vintage Applique Skirt).  She said she was hoping I got it there, because she wanted one.  

I said, why no, I make them!

Wow, she said, do you have a card?  Then as I turned fully around and she took a second look, she said, wait a minute—-do you sell them in Steamboat (Springs, CO)?!

I said, yep, at EMBELLISHMENTS.  She said, omigosh, I HAVE one—-but it doesn’t have polka dots. (Why shouldn’t the designer get first choice?!)

Now I wish I could say what happened next was that everyone within earshot started ooh-ing and aah-ing and the manager of the store came over and promptly got on the the phone to corporate and next thing I knew I had an order from Anthropologie for 50,000 Vintage Applique Skirts, but that’s not what happened.

I DID at least have a business card on me which I handed over—-it is SUCH a treat to meet someone who owns Elisabethan items, and I think it was a treat for that woman to meet the maker of her skirt. (If I were petty, I’d say that that’s probably never going to happen with an Anthropologie skirt —- good thing I’m not petty.)

And I DID get a new pair of pants, with no holes in them, that AREN’T skinny jeans!

FINAL ASPEN

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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 rack, GO KIDDO Tees for just $28, AND anything that’s full price & on a HANGER is 15% off ! (and the foliage is beautiful too!)

9am Saturday morning

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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 for swimming.  So we’re bringing a few and I mean A FEW– of the brand new, much sought after TUNIC TOPS to help with the change of seasons.  See you tomorrow (that’s Saturday, Sept 10) at 9am, downtown Aspen, Colorado.

 



…and we’ll get a better pic of the tunic before the snow flies!

Flashback

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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.

October morning

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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 one. What to fill them all with…

High visibility?

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…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 at the pin she’s wearing.  Yep, that’s a genuine Elisabethan Bloomin’ Pin, sewn by our very own Bloom Specialist, Keaton.   I met Roberta at the New York Internat’l Gift Fair in August.  She was blown away by the Elisabethan booth, and asked if she could buy some samples to wear on an upcoming TV segment she had scheduled.  I said yes—she bought a Tee Applique Skirt too, but unfortunately, that silly table full of eco-products is in the way.  Oh well… the pin looks great, Roberta!

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