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Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's Cold Here In NYC

We arrived in New York City after a long red-eye flight and it is cold here as evidenced by the above photo from Bryant Park. (Contrary to what you might first think, we were not in a search for new style fountains for the shop.)
Upon arrival they said it was 17 degrees with a chill factor of sub-zero. Can’t say it got any warmer during the day. We walked 10 plus blocks to one of our Christmas supplier’s permanent showrooms and it seemed that the wind was in our face both coming and going.
This morning (Saturday) it is currently 12 degrees as I am writing this and we are off on another walk to the gift show.
If we don’t turn into icicles on the way to the show I will have an update tonight on our show activities.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine Ornament

With Valentines Day rapidly approaching it is time to think about “Hearts”. At Jordanwood we have a wide selection of heart ornaments from Glass Eye Studio, Elias Studio, Royal Copenhagen, and German artists. Also we have beautiful heart paperweights from Robert Held out of Canada. Pictured above is one of the heart ornaments from The Glass Eye Studios. You can see these Glass Creations in our store or on our website www.jordanwood.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=heart%20ornament&sort=2a&page=1

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Italian Connection

Beautiful Italian hand-thrown and hand-painted dinnerware - hand-carved and hand-painted marble Italian fruit – and Italian alabaster grapes all make for an exquisite setting. All of these pieces are available in our store or on our website www.jordanwood.com

Friday, January 15, 2010

Silent Auction To Benefit The Center For The Arts

Starting today and running through the 24th many merchants in downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City are holding a silent auction. Just go into anyone of the participating stores and place your bid on the item they have up for auction.

The above picture shows what we are doing for The Center here at Jordanwood. So come on in and place your bid or just give us a call and we will be happy to put your bid down. If you have any questions just give us a call – 530.271.5600

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another Fine European Photograph From Barloga Studios

CANAL BIKE – Amsterdam, Netherlands
This and other fine pieces from Barloga Studios are available in our store or through our internet. Check them out at www.jordanwood.com/barloga-studio-images-c-49_70_161.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New from Alicia Klein - Red Croco Print Frame Wallet

A sleek, slim, and sophisticated Classic Frame Wallet includes some clever updates!
Interior features include a window for a driver license or ID, six credit card slots, gusseted currency pocket, roomy zippered coin pocket, a pen loop and pen, a receipt/card pocket, and a clear vinyl pocket for photos, tickets, etc.
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 3.875"H x .75"D
Currently available in an Imagery print leather pattern, as well as a red croco print color.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nancy Drew Taxi Wallet

The world famous Taxi Wallet in a Nancy Drew motif will be available this week at our store. Once you are the proud owner of one of these Taxi Wallets by Alicia Klein you will never switch to any other style wallet.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Italian Dinnerware

This beautiful pitcher is straight from the Umbria Region of Italy. Hand-thrown and hand-painted these pieces make a bold statement at the dinner table and are a delight to look at as accent pieces as well. Pieces available include dinner plates, soup bowls, pasta dishes, mugs and desert plates. Drop into the store for a closer look or go to our website at www.jordanwood.com

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Barloga Studios - LAVENDER AND ABBEY - Provence, France

Dennis Barloga-Fine European Photography

In 1966, when Dennis was given a camera to document an upcoming Peace Corps experience, his life's direction was forever changed. He found himself immediately challenged and frustrated by the difficulty of making his photographs express reality as he saw it. As he became increasingly excited by photography's possibilities, he worked almost as many hours in the darkroom as he was teaching in the classroom.Upon returning from his Peace Corps stint in Tonga, Dennis decided to abandon the security of teaching and began two years of commercial photography training at San Francisco City College. While in school and immediately afterwards he offered freelance commercial services in news, public relations, and portraiture to local and national clients. But even as his success began to grow, so also did his lack of fulfillment.In 1973, Dennis' work took a quieter, more expressive turn concerned mostly with natures's moods, design, colors, and forms. His photographic interpretations were well received and are collected on five continents and throughout the United States. Dennis' work has also appeared in books, calendars, and magazines on a national and local level. For over eight years (1979-87) he owned the Dennis Barloga Gallery at Pier 39 in San Francisco.However, in 1986, fate intervened again on a twentieth wedding anniversary trip to Paris. A new photographic interest was awakened by the architectural beauty of the city of light. Doors, windows, housefronts, storefronts, cafe scenes -- all became new subject matter; but mood, design, color, and form were still the primary interest. Since then, Dennis has returned twice a year with the sole intention of capturing on film those moments and places that define the uniqueness and beauty of Europe as he sees it. This new body of work is currently shown at various art festivals in the western United States as well as selected shops and galleries worldwide.

This is just one of the many images from Dennis that we now carry. Come by the store to see a wide selection of his work.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Christmas Window

I have been so bad about keeping the blog current that my New Year’s Resolution is to improve on my performance. So before the last window in the store is converted over from the holidays to our next theme, (I believe it will be an Italian Dinnerware theme or a Winter White theme), I wanted to get this last reminder of Christmas out on the blog.