Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Handmade Holiday

We love this picture sent in by Jim Klaus of his very own Kristin Caskey tree skirt. Looks great in your home, Jim! Thanks for the picture.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lori Talcott

"Sorrowing Chain" Brooch 
(photography credit: Richard Nicol)

Lori Talcott is a Seattle based metalsmith whose work has been featured in our Sparkle Plenty 5 exhibit here in our main gallery. Her work is said to be inspired by family history, her travel experiences, and research of traditional and historical adornment. Talcott's work is a part of many private and permanent collections, such as the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery and we are glad to have the opportunity to show her pieces. Come see her beautifully made work and those of the rest of the Sparkle Plenty crew before the show comes down next week (Dec. 23rd). 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We <3 Young House Love

We love Young House Love, and apparently they love us too. Check this out!

Struggles Think Not

The Struggles Think Not by Rob Tarbell is still going strong. I am certain these guys are simply holding their breath until we lock the door each night. Then they spring up and have a wild rumpus until we return in the morning. They are really getting sick of me talking to them so please come say "hi".
They have also gotten some press on

Monday, December 14, 2009


These babies are moving fast! Luckily James River Press just brought us another box!

Guy's Night

We're getting ready for Ted's 4th annual "Guy's Night." An evening of shopping and revelry. Just look how excited Ted is!

Cute Alert!

These just arrived! The "Muse" Salt & Pepper shakers by: Jonathan Adler are finally here. The absolute perfect wedding gift. $50

Jane D'Arensbourg

I've been meaning to post some images of Jane D'Arensbourg's new work for Quirk Represents. Jane has added a new look to her already beautiful glass jewelry by incorporating ceramic discs to give each piece a completely different texture.
earrings: $180
necklace: $700

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mimosas with Joseph

Our favorite part time employee is coming this weekend for the 4th annual Mimosas with Joseph! Come join in the festivities this Saturday, December 12 from 10am to 2pm!
Call to reserve an appointment to have your own silhouette made by Gibson Lane Studio.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sparkle Plenty 5 Presents: Marlene True

Marlene True works with recycled and discarded objects to convey the ephemeral quality of life.
The work tells its own story. The rust, scratches, dents and dings--the surfaces are varied and rich. Her jewelry contains narratives of both past and present experiences. These are conveyed to the viewer and wearer through the way in which Marlene manipulates her materials and the resulting aesthetic.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Book Signing at Quirk: Memoirs of a Snow Queen

Come join us on December 3rd from 4-7pm for the book signing of "Memoirs of a Snow Queen." Donna Strother Deeken's novel shares her touching and humorous holiday memoirs of the Christmas season in Richmond.

Sparkle Plenty 5 Presents: Joanna Gollberg

Joanna Gollberg is one of the artists in our annual Sparkle Plenty show. Here are some of the jewelry pieces from "Prong Series," a collection of work created using colorful and precious stones set in gold. The titles for the work are inspired by her own personal memories.

Pendant to wear while having ice cream and Brooch for Lily P

Ice earrings for dress up

Pink Pop Pendant
A little daring ring

Daddy's little girl Ring, Grandmother's Ring and Mother's Ring