Saturday, October 29, 2011

Helen's Daughters - Mariella terBeest Schladweiler

Mariella terBeest Schladweiler is the Helen's Daughters in Preston, Minnesota.
 Mariella and Char (The Very Merry Director) are Helen's Daughters Handbags.
 They started their HD business in 1989.  Helen was their mother and
 the business honors her creativity and love of all things fiber.
They both graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stout (nine years apart).
When Mariella is not working in her Minnesota studio, she and her husband, Joe,
are volunteering for the Preston Area Arts Council, Lion's Club,
Bluff Country Art Tour and other activities living in a small town entails.   

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bernadette Mahfood - Lamp work/knotting/beaded jeweler

Bernadette Mahfood has her
studio in Winona, Minnesota.
Her lampwork beads and knotted jewelry
is worn by many all over world.
She also creates fused glass earrings, pins and pendants.
After college graduation, Bernadette serviced in the peace corp.
She started the Bluff Country Art Tour
 and is an important part of the Winona area art scene.
And..she attended her son's wedding on Prince Edward Island this Summer.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

John and Margaret's Glass

John and Margaret Crahren have shown their
exquisite glass work from the fairs beginnings.
They love to travel and have done shows all over the US.
They have a large studio in the Evergreens near Baraboo.
They  lived in Panama before coming back to their family in Reedsburg.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Santa will be in Baraboo.

The Very Merry is not the only event
 in Baraboo, December 10.
Santa will be at the Al.Ringling Theatre
listening to children's gift lists.
Santa is sponsored by the Baraboo National Bank
and is part of the Downtown Baraboo Inc.Holiday Events.
Check out their website for a list!
DBI is also a huge supporter of The Very Merry Holiday Fair!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Majestic Oak Candles

Laura of  Majestic Oak Candles
 from La Valle, is our newest artisan.
Her candles are made from bees wax,
are lightly scent and very festive.
 Laura works in Baraboo
and also is a bartender at the
 Center Top Tavern in Union Center.
 We're glad she's joining us!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kristee Weber-Mickler

Kristee's baskets are always a show stopper.
She'll be back this year with beautiful new containers.
Kristee has a degree in Art
from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

You're invited...

The Very Merry Holiday Fair

The Very Merry Holiday Fair

The Very Merry Holiday Fair

December 9 - 5-8 PM
Gala Opening and Shopping
Admission $5 - Includes Chocolate & Champagne

December 10
Shopping with 45 Artisans
FREE Admission
9 AM - 4 PM

Baraboo Arts Building
323 Water Street
Baraboo, Wisconsin