To celebrate our beautiful parks in America Michelle designed this charming design complete with topiary bison, old faithful inn, a flowery geyser and mountains from Yellowstone. The Hedges & Hares bunnies had to make an appearance of course. This park ranger looks ready and willing to help!
Support and celebrate amazing parks and monuments in our beautiful country!! Michelle is hoping to plan a trip out west to Yellowstone next year. For more information go to nationalparks.org or to order this design on notecards, prints and linen gifts click here.
Oh, what fun way to spend a beautiful August day! If you are in the neighborhood you have to stop out at Sennett Parcel Farm for a great day of food, music, and equine beauty! The event is open to the public. You can bring a picnic lunch or purchase lunch on the grounds. Joelle’s French Bistro from Skaneateles is providing a luncheon. Tickets are required. Garden party attire is encouraged (there is a prize for best dressed and best chapeau!) The event is being held tomorrow at 11:30 and goes throughout the afternoon.
Michelle Masters Studio will have a basket of goodies, topiary and an original drawing that will be donated to the silent auction to benefit the Saratoga WarHorse organization. This non-profit group brings together retired racehorses with veterans for a three-day experience that has proven to be effective and invaluable for those struggling to adjust to life after military service.
We want to wish our friends at Sennett Parcel, Claire Affleck and Lily Henson the best of luck in their events tomorrow. The Masters family will be cheering you on!
Shown below are photos from last year.
There is a new market and cafe in town and I am so happy that my products are included in their offerings! The market is owned by the Hourigan’s- a local farming family with deep roots in the community. Farmboy and his dad have had the pleasure of working with them for many years!
What a beautiful building and interior space. My pictures don’t do it justice.
Located on a picturesque spot in Elbridge, New York- Bailiwick Market and Cafe is a community gathering space offering food, art and fresh air. Local artisan goods and locally sourced foods are available for purchase. Live music is also featured throughout the season.
I love the giant dairy cow out in front of the building… it’s spots are painted in the shapes of all of the continents. How fun is that!?
A herd of dairy cows graze in the pasture next door- very apropo.
Stop in for a visit when you are in the area! You will be glad that you did. For more information visit: http://www.bailiwickmarket.com
Oh my, what a busy couple of months it’s been!! I have so much to blog about! How will I ever have time? I haven’t even mentioned my latest Fabulous Find. I spent the summer testing it out to see if it worked the way that I had hoped (teaser).
The Clothesline Festival was a complete washout for me this year. : ( I think that it was my last outdoor festival. (Never say never, I know.) It rained buckets and my new tent leaked. I had quite a bit of damage. Lots of cards to throw out and many prints to reframe. It was very discouraging.
On the happiest of notes… please meet Onyx- the newest member of the family. Maybe HE is actually my BEST FIND EVER… besides Farmboy, of course! Onyx is a sweetheart… a big, still growing 3 yr old draft cross- 1/2 Percheron and 1/2 Quarter Horse. The picture below hooked me… what a sporty, handsome guy!
He came from Corner Haven Farm in Trumansburg, New York. The owner Michelle Debell is known for her schooling, training, horse shows and turning out some wonderful mounts. Queenie, Lala, Onyx and I have been out for a hack a number of times since he’s come to the farm and I have found him to be fun, brave and willing. I hope to have many years with this guy and lots of fun riding with my girl and with Junebug. How fortunate I am to be able to share a great passion with my mother and my daughter. What a gift.
Sometimes it takes me a while to fineness a design. I will come across the sketch from time to time and ponder it while moving on to something else. Then suddenly it MUST take shape, come to life or find its voice. I love it when that happens. This bunny holding the 19th Hole topiary flag has been peeking out at me for years. So glad that he’s here now.
I personally am not a golfer unless you consider my Goofy Golf credentials (otherwise known as Putt-Putt golf). I am killer at putting through the moving windmill… just saying.
Back to the design… originally he was a intended for a birthday greeting card (which is still in the works) but since then I have decided to offer him on other products. Wouldn’t a nice set of marble coasters or notecards with The 19th Hole design make a sweet gift for your favorite golfing friend? I thought so too.
For ordering information click HERE.
” Tonight’s performance immerses us in the world of opera, and, at Brook Farm, opera is immersed in the world of nature.” (From the evening’s program.) How fortunate we are to have world class music here in the little village of Skaneateles. Seventy-five artist from around the country and the world will be showcasing their talents during this year’s Festival.
The evening of the performance- A Night at the Met/opera was featured. Last year Gypsy music from Eastern Europe was the highlight. Nearly every year since the kids were tiny we have brought the summer to a close on the lawn at Brook Farm. Built in 1902, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Metropolitan Opera sprano, Lisette Oropesa, the MET Opera Orchestra Musicians and the evening cricket accompaniment brought a lovely surreal quality to the close of the day. A special moment in time.
The festival will continue through early September. We have heard that this may be the last year that Brook Farm will be hosting Picnic Saturdays and the evening concert- so if you’ve never been and wanted to go… now is the time! You will love it. For more information go to Skanfest.org.
Philadelphia Flower Show
PA Convention Center
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