Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lucy's Welcomes Tulips to Kiss!


My friend Marie recommended the beautiful work of Kelly Jean Conroy to me and I am so glad that she did! Kelly's pieces just arrived at the store and I can't say enough good things about them.

These delicate sterling pieces are unique and lovely. They are intricately hand cut and finished in a nice semi-matte sheen. Most of the pieces are inspired by nature... beautiful trees, animals from Kelly's "ate" series which features cute animal silhouettes with their dinners in their bellies, recycling and green-oriented designs.


small oak tree $65



Ate Series Fawn $42

images courtesy tulips to kiss

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Felt Phone Cozies

My newest creation at Lucy's is the Felt Phone Cozy. It fits iphones, Magnets and anything smaller... you could also use it for your music player.


The design line-up so far is Retro Owl, Etch-A-Sketch and Stegosaurus.... more coming soon!

Etch-A-Sketch Felt Phone Cozy, $14

Monday, December 14, 2009

Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to
Jennifer J!


She is the winner of our
Grand Opening Raffle.
Jennifer won my painting "Bottled Liquors"
which depicts Marcorelle's Liquor Store in
Ipswich, MA.

Thanks to everyone for stopping in this weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kate's Designer Delights!



YUM!!!! Tomorrow's Grand Opening will feature amazingly tasty treats from Kate's Designer Delights. Kate just dropped off some incredible samples. Cookies, Kate's special "OMG"s and tiny whoopie pies can all be sampled at Lucy's.
Oh, and don't forget to take home a "Pupcake" for your four-legged friend. Her food is amazing and she is ready to cater your event, large or small. Come try a treat and grab one of Kate's business cards.




Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Surprise Visit!


Today I was visited by my favorite pint-sized man, Jack! He seemed to approve of Lucy's and even inspected the duranimals...
By the way, there are only 3 duranimals left but Stacey has been crocheting for us and more will arrive tomorrow!
The raffle bowl is filling up with names~ I will draw the winner Sunday after closing time!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tasty Treats!

As an added bonus, our Grand Opening will feature delicious samples by Kate's Designer Delights... come have a taste and I'll just bet you'll hire her to cater your next event! Samples for puppies, too!


Lucy's Grand Opening: December 11th and 12th!

Lucy's Art Emporium
will hold its
Grand Opening on Friday
December 11th and Saturday December 12th


Come check out the shop, nibble on some treats
and pick up some unique handmade gifts!


Free Daisy Adams greeting card with $15 purchase!
(*while supplies last*)



Enter the Raffle!
I will be giving away my painting "Bottled Liquors".
This scene is in Ipswich, MA. The painting is 6" x 6",
unframed with finished edges, oil on panel.
What do I want in return? Just your email address for
my mailing list!! Come on in to fill out your raffle ticket.





New items have been arriving all week!

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Real Oldie

Wow! Look! Nick got my Grandfather's old cash register to work! This is a real antique from the family grocery store... hasn't been used since the early '60s. Welcome back to retail, Old Timer!

Thanks, Bop, for letting me have this!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A few great items...




Just a little sampling of goodies available at Lucy's...

duranimals

hand-knitted by Stacey Durand


small: $12 medium: $16


Vintage Melamine Dishes

$1 each



Untitled Domestic Scene, linocut

by Erin Landry Fowler

signed and editioned: $45

***new items arriving daily!***








Monday, November 30, 2009

A "Before" and "After"

Here is Lucy's Art Emporium on Opening Day!

A true transformation from humble beginnings......


Before:

After:

Thanks to everyone for helping me get to this point. Erin & Nick, especially, for helping with the floor!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Opening Weekend!

Lucy's had a terrific opening weekend. I just have to thank all of the wonderful family and friends who came with their good wishes, sent beautiful plants and offered their congratulations. I'm so lucky!

Popular items this weekend included Stacey Durand's hand knitted stuffed animals ("duranimals"). They were flying out of the store... keep knitting, Stacey! Prints by Caryn Duncan and Scrabble tile pendants were a huge hit, too!

Thanks everyone, I'll post photos soon!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Almost time to Open!

The shop has really transformed in the last two days. With the painting and new floor done, I've been hanging artwork and unwrapping the goodies that have been arriving by mail (think little clutch purses with retro fabric, pinbacks featuring audrey hepburn and 80s movie favorites, fantastic greeting cards and so much more...).

Lori Dennis dropped off her jewelry today. Beautiful earrings and necklaces! And if there is a special four-footed friend on your shopping list, come see Lori's adorable pet tags featuring cute, punny sayings. (She can even make you a custom tag with your pet's name!)

There is SO much wonderful art... I could go on and on but I'll try to contain myself...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lucy's Welcomes Three Fantastic Jewelers!


I'm so excited about the jewelry collection that is arriving at Lucy's! What makes these pieces extra special is their handmade, one-of-a-kind nature.

Lori Dennis of Lofted Designs in York, Maine will display both her beautiful jewelry and her adorable pet tags.

Marie Gallo of swankster in Boston creates gorgeous pieces from sterling, semi-precious stones and pearls.

Michele Gregoire of Ripple Design (from right here in Dover!) will show jewelry made from hammered sterling and local seaglass.



Monday, November 16, 2009

Lucy's Under Construction


I've always thought that it's so intriguing and mysterious when new businesses block out their windows so you can't see the preliminary set up... and now I got to do it myself!

While Lucy's gets dolled up for the big opening, Statler and Waldorf will be catching the attention of those passing by. (These were actually our Halloween costumes this year!) If Lucy's can get two thumbs up from these old curmudgeons, we must be doing something right!

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Thanks to Matt for helping me to pull up all of the old carpeting even though he just got off a red-eye flight from the West Coast! What a good friend.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Bit About Lucy's...

Mission Statement

The goal of the shop is to provide a successful retail outlet for regional artists and craftsmen. We will supply a unique shopping experience with a focus on handmade, one-of-a-kind and vintage items.
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Lucy’s Art Emporium will be an art gallery and gift shop located in Dover, New Hampshire. With a focus on regional fine art, crafts and vintage d├ęcor, Lucy’s will complement existing downtown businesses while presenting a distinctive collection of products. A focus on fun, color, sustainability and artistry will be shown in the inventory of the shop.

The philosophy behind our business is led by a desire to promote the work of individual artists and craftspeople, as well as to carry environmentally responsible products. Lucy’s will carry items that the customer will feel good about. Many items will have no middle-man, arriving at the shop straight from the hands that created them. Recycled packaging and re-vamped or antique items will help Lucy’s to minimize our environmental impact.

Lucy's Has a Home!

It's true! After a long hunt, Lucy's Art Emporium has found a home! Thanks to lots of help from our friend Tom at Arthur Thomas Properties, Lucy's now has a real life address!

Lucy's Art Emporium, LLC
303 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03820

We'll be working really hard to open in time for the holiday shopping season and are so very excited!!!


Special Thanks.....

I've already had so much help and would like to start by thanking a couple of great friends.

What is a store without a storefront? I can't possibly say enough good things about Tom at Arthur Thomas Properties. Looking for Real Estate help in New Hampshire? Look no further, seriously...

http://arthurthomasproperties.com/

And have you seen Lucy's amazing logo? It is thanks to the ever-talented illustrator, sculptor and all-around renaissance man, Nathan Walker!

http://nathanwalker.net/