Welcome To The Jordanwood Blog

Jordanwood specializes in styles for your life and home as well as wellness and anti-aging products.
We hope you enjoy our notes about what's going on. Please leave your comments about our stores, our merchandise, our customer service, our blog or anything else that comes to mind.
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... or give us a call 530.478.1139 or 530.478.0539

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jordanwood Expands with Anti-Aging, Health and Wellness Products

As you can see from the entry that follows it has been some time since we have taken keyboard in hand and set about to provide some updated information.
It has been an eventful several months.  First we decided to close the “Brick and Mortar” store in downtown Grass Valley.  It was a tough decision but we decided we wanted to get our lives back.  Being on site at the store or involved with the store in one capacity or another for 7 days a week 12 hours per day after seven years had taken its toll.  We closed the store in January and began to live what we consider to be normal lives.  The only downside has been that we miss seeing many of our wonderful customers on a frequent basis.
We continue to carry on with our internet businesses for Jordanwood and Flags & More.  Of course, at our Flags & More site www.flags-and-more.com you can find U.S., State, Historical and World Flags along with a wide selection of Aluminum and Fiberglass Flagpoles.  At our Jordanwood site www.jordanwood.com you can find many of the same fine products that we carried in the store.  As time moves on we will be expanding the Jordanwood site to carry even more of those high quality products you became accustomed to.
After we decided to close the “Brick and Mortar” store we were fortunate to have an introduction to what is now our new business venture in anti-aging, health, and wellness – WE ALL WANT THAT!  The products are from a well-established (27 year old), multiple award winning, 1.5 billion dollar NYSE traded company with markets in 52 countries worldwide.  The company has over 75 scientist in-house as well as ongoing working affiliations with many leading research universities such as Purdue, University of Wisconsin, Harvard, UCLA, etc.  The company is Nu Skin and you can learn more about the many products available by going to our website www.jordanwood.nsedreams.com   or … even better … contact us directly at 530.478.0539.
In the blogs to follow we will be posting more information about the fantastic products that are available thorough us from Nu Skin.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Introducing a New Artist at Jordanwood

We are excited to introduce Moon-Lily Mobiles by Jan R. Carson to our gallery of “distinctive styles for life and home”.

Jan R. Carson's mobiles are reminders of the outdoors for those who garden, hike, or otherwise interact with the elements. But these are not ways in which the artist spends her time. She prefers to observe nature from a distance and comprehend its beauty from a place deep within herself.

"My sculpture is inspired by the balance of strength and fragility in nature. I express this equilibrium by suspending each artwork in a state of free yet limited motion. As well, perpetual, circular movement conveys both my desire to extend time, and the sensation of its endless, inescapable flow."

Jan's fiber works have been featured in juried, invitational, and solo exhibitions and are in numerous private collections. She has recently begun creating larger, commissioned pieces for corporations and public spaces.

In 2002, Jan was a finalist for the prestigious NICHE Award, honoring excellence and innovation in American and Canadian craft. Since 1999 she has been the artist and owner of Moon-Lily Silk Mobiles, the name under which she created a line of popular kinetic sculptures sold in galleries, boutiques and museum stores throughout the U.S.

Jan received her M.F.A. in fibers under Tom Lundberg at Colorado State University and her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University. She was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jan creates these beautiful handcrafted mobiles from hand cut silk. Her handcrafted mobile designs are created from lightly starched hand cut silk and fine gauge stainless wire. Subtle variations distinguish each mobile as unique handmade pieces of art.

Shown above is one of her creations – Aspen Leaves, serrated leaves in gold tones grouped on delicate stems. Approximately 50” diameter, 20” depth

One tree is planted for every Leaf Mobile sold through our partnership with American Forests.

You may see other pieces she has created at http://www.jordanwood.com/moon-lily-mobiles-c-48_168.html

These pieces are made individually by the artist so please allow time for creation and delivery.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Sierra Festival of the Arts, Sunday May 30th

The streets of historic downtown Grass Valley will be splashed with color and the air charged with music during the 27th Sierra Festival of the Arts on Sunday, May 30. Mill Street will be filled this year with over 55 of the region's finest arts and crafts. You will find a vast array of incredible booths at this juried street festival. Included in this years show are Paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, woodworking, fiber art, ceramics, stone, glass and leather. Some of the artists may be demonstrating their medium and all will be happy to give you background on their techniques.
Continuous entertainment will be provided on stage at the end of Mill Street towards W. Main Street. Among the entertainment featured will be Bob Mora and the 3rd Degree and Bedouin Dancers. There will be a multitude of food booths along with the great downtown restaurants to provide you with nourishment throughout the day. The event brings thousands of people to downtown and this year there are many new aspects. There is new work and new artists.
Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Drop in, say hi and take a look at our many beautiful products.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Handmade Bags from Material Things

The Marmalade coloring is stunning for spring/summer events. The vibrant colors and design in this cotton blended fabric are a great combination. The small tote features comfortable over the shoulder handles, magnetic closure, zippered inside pocket with two additional pockets. Protective trim is on the bottom of the bag to protect it and the corners of the bag. Great structured style. 8.5" x 10.5" x 4" $115.00
Jordanwood features this and many other handmade bags from Material Things.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gaze in Bronze by Manuel Ferreiro

Manuel comments about his Gaze in bronze:
"Eyeglasses and its frames –or the absence of them- say so much of a person… In my opinion, they are the personal accessory or garment which does it the most. I did not wear them until I was about 40, therefore became conscious about them, but not because I minded –in fact, I thought they added some character to me- but because I became aware of the importance of my sight…without my glasses I am lost.
It fascinates me how much the design of frames changes with only a little modification, and how much that change can be of influence in someone’s personality. La Mirada (2005) is a generic design which reminds me of people whom I admire or who’s gaze has been somehow meaningful to me: Jesús Ferreiro, my father, cinema people like Spencer Tracy, Woody Allen or even Mike Myers’s Austin Powers, writer Gabriel García Márquez, as well as visual artists Antoni Tápies and Rufino Tamayo… no wonder the ones I wear nowadays are a styled version of those and I have been collecting all the models I worn in the past.
But I have found eyeglasses are sculptural structures by themselves, and by making them with the appropriate material, scale, proportions and position they can have an aesthetic meaning of their own or that any spectator gives to them… as lovely Jennifer says: 'Those glasses are so my dad (gentle Ira)'. "

This and other wonderful handcrafted bronze pieces by Manuel Ferreiro are now available at Jordanwood or through our website at http://www.jordanwood.com/bronze-manuel-ferreiro-c-48_166.html

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ne'Qwa Reverse Painting

Ne'Qwa is recognized as the world's premier producer of reverse painting on the inside of glass. The same meticulous painting techniques that captivated emperors and art connoisseurs centuries ago are still used to create these amazing works of art. All of the Ne'Qwa products come luxuriously packed in a satin-lined, velour presentation case. In addition, each piece is accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity describing the unique art history and reverse painting process... perfect for gift giving.
Shown above is a Limited Edition Ornament designed by Paul Brent.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Welcome Spring at Jordanwood - Tomorrow’s Spring Fling

Join us tomorrow, Saturday March 20th, for the annual downtown Spring Fling. At Jordanwood we are offering a raffle entry with every purchase, refreshments of Bellagio Chocolate Martini and Homemade Cookies, and to top it off - 10% off on all purchases.
The raffle drawings will be at noon, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM for $25.00 store credit. The final drawing at the end of the day for all who have entered the raffle will be for a beautiful comfy bathrobe.