Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tiffany Lamp exhibit at Reading Public Museum

Last week I had the pleasure to visit the Reading Public Museum for the first time. Upon entering I wondered what took me so long. This is an amazingly beautiful facility and right in our back yard. The building and its surrounding grounds are a true work of art. As you enter the exhibit on the third floor, the history of the the Louis C. Tiffany Company,his lamps and their creation is on a wonderful telecast in the lobby area. It was informative and well done...but nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty and craftsmanship of these lamps. Many where quite large and special. I was surprised to learn that at a time in history when the average YEARLY house hold income was between $200.00 and $400 dollars, the smaller of these lamps was selling for over $300.00. They certainly where not for the common person. I can't even begin to imagine their value today. I wonder what will be our Tiffany lamps 150 years from now..
I loved this exhibit and hope you will can check out the website for more details.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New artisan shop in our area...

There is a fabulous new shop for those looking for unique hand crafted Objects of Art. Dancing Tree Creations opened about 4 weeks ago at 338 S. Ironstone Dr. in Boyertown. Owners Beth Rich and Lyn Carmella have done a fabulous job of collecting works of 45 artisans from across the nation and assembled them in one charming location. The shop is cozy and well lit with lots of windows. The art is refreshing and wonderful to behold, and very reasonably priced...beautiful candles, unusual soaps, music, paintings, pottery and stunning glass objects of art..I am a firm believer that homes need art to quiet the mind and delight the senses and this place has it all..I know I will be doing my Christmas shopping there. I hope you visit the website and then the shop. You will be very glad you did.