Everyone is invited to come to my studio in Falmouth, MA (Cape Cod) on Sunday, November 18th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Every few years, I like to open my studio to the public when there’s something special to show, usually when a big project is complete. That way people in my area can get a preview before my work is delivered elsewhere. I’m almost finished making decorations for a tree based on my book Pocketful of Posies, which will be included in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature at the Concord Museum, Concord, MA. Several friends have asked if they can see the tree before I bring it to Concord, so I spontaneously decided to invite the world over, too. The picture above was taken a week ago and I’ve made more decorations since then, so by the 18th, the tree will be full of dolls and strung with garlands made of thread spools!
Oh, my, what have I done? This means I have a week to finish the tree and clean up the studio! Not too much fixing up, though–it will still look like a busy work place. Birds of Beebe Woods will be in the studio, too, before it is delivered to the Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Hedge House Museum for their Fairy Christmas celebration. By the way, the Pocketful of Posies traveling exhibit will be there next summer.
Okay, that’s it, Salley. I’m moving to Falmouth.
By the way, I really work for the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce! Ha, ha.
Wish I could come and see the place where all the magic happens! Thanks for sharing some photos for those of us who live too far away 🙂
This small glimpse of your decorations is so enchanting … I would love to see them all 🙂 Wendy
The tree is so whimsical. I wish I lived closer-I’d love to see each ornament up close. You are such an inspiration!
Thanks so much. I appreciate seeing the photos of the things that I cannot see in person “yet”. have a good one.
Oh my goodness…this is amazing, as usual. I wish we were closer although as my husband just said, “It’s doable” since we are just five hours away. I hope you have great weather and a large crowd, and maybe even I will be there! Thanks again for sharing your one-of-a-kind creations.
The ornaments are fantastic! Wish I could visit your studio!
I só would love to visit your studio ….. but I’ll have to be satisfied with the little photo – glimpses you share here on your blog (….and I’m glad you do, like all the other ones who live too FAR away !)
All the tiny figures are so adorable and refined in detail !
Oh the lucky people who come I envy them! But I’m afraid Alaska is a very long trip.
Where’s my winning lottery ticket when I need it ! Have a Fantastic Showing Salley. I hope the line to see your studio goes around the block..
What an inspired idea! I know it will look fantastic, and I wish I lived in your vicinity, but alas, I am in Southern California.
What utter delights are pictured here Salley.Your tree is sooo Magical.There is something about making and seeing little dolls that takes us back to that wonderful child state that all too often gets lost in later life. Have a fabulous “Open Studio”.
OH wow, I wish I could. Might have to arrange a trip. Lovely lovely work!
Yippie!! I live in Sandwich…. I will definitely be stopping in! How gracious of you to allow folks to see your studio…and your work.
I can’t wait. 🙂
thanks so much
It will be really nice to meet you, Jean!
Oh, oh, oh….I wish I could be there and see everything!!! Your tree is simply amazing. My heart sings when I see what you have made!!!
These are just incredible, Salley! Thank you for making me smile.
Nancy Hutton – loved seeing your work. It always amazes me when I see other peoples imagination at work. Thanks for sharing.
My sister and Jean and I will be there…Thanks so much for sharing and can’t wait to see your work in person!