Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring 2015 Tag Sale Preview

Happy Tuesday! We're skipping the party this week to bring you a tag sale preview! 

We have a whole house chock full of fabulous furniture, vintage treasures and all kinds of sweet stuff. Our local friends love a good preview, so here you go!

There will be lots of new summer wreaths to choose from and you can check out the complete collection at Elizabeth and Co. Wreath on Etsy. All wreaths purchased at the tag sale will be 20% off the Etsy list price!

And on Wednesday from 3 PM to 7 PM, the fabulous Urban Pearl mobile boutique will be bringing all the latest spring fashions and accessories right to our door!

Spread the word and gather your friends ...

Elizabeth & Co. Vintage
438 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Wednesday, May 27th from 3 PM to 7 PM
Friday, May 29th from 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, May 30th from 9 AM to 4 PM

Hope to see you at the sale!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Beautiful Handmade Cards

We're just a week away from our spring tag sale and we're busy with last minute details. We have lots of new furniture and fabulous finds. It's all coming together and I'll have a preview to share soon. But today I wanted to share the talents of one of our vendors, Yvonne Zeminski of Elegant Inkz.

We're really excited to have Yvonne's beautiful handmade cards at Elizabeth & Co. and they are already a hit with our customers!

Yvonne came by to set up her cards this week and I just had to take a few quick pictures!

You really have to see the cards in person to appreciate the details inside and out. Yvonne hand cuts everything, makes most of her own templates and traces by hand. She rarely use die-cuts.

The graduation cards are made from old bank file folders!

Each card is a really little piece of art!

Yvonne says the greatest compliment is when someone tells her that they save every card she sends them!

And of course there is a story about how Yvonne got started making handmade cards.  She was out shopping one day and got stranded at a local shop in the middle of a thunderstorm. While waiting for the storm to pass, she asked the owner of the shop about a new line of products. She got a quick demo on how to ink a rubber stamp, make the impression and use embossing powder to create a raised ink effect like engraving. Yvonne was totally intrigued by the process and made a small purchase. Then she went home and started to play. ... Yvonne had discovered her passion!

Yvonne is a banker by day and an artist by night. I just had to ask about her workspace and Yvonne agreed to share a few photos. She has a corner carved out in her basement for her projects and she describes her stamping room as a space where a real woman creates. Don't you just love it!

Yvonne describes stamping as a beautiful way to express art. 
And when you see her beautiful cards, you will certainly agree!

Come see Yvonne's handmade cards next week ...

Elizabeth & Co. Vintage Tag Sale
438 East Main Street
Westminster, MD, 21157

Wednesday, May 27th from 3 PM to 7 PM
Friday, May, 29th from 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, May 30th from 9 AM to 4 PM

Yvonne also creates special cards for milestone events in one's life.
 If you are interested in a custom order, feel free to ask!