Saturday, May 28, 2011

One More Day! Artistic Roots Plant and Garage Sale!

We've all been having a great time at the Artistic Roots Plant and Garage Sale at the Nold Gallery on Main Street in Ashland--and there's still one more day to go.  We've enjoyed a steady flow of shoppers throughout the day, but there's still lots of good stuff! 

We're happy to report that someone did, in fact, make off with the elephant ballcap.  Her name is Susan, and she is a wise woman indeed--with a sense of humor, too!!

Head on over to Ashland tomorrow between 9am and 4pm for some great deals on...well, almost everything!  Quilters will delight in filling a shopping bag with assorted fabrics for just $5, while bookhounds will enjoy a selection of hardbacks and paperbacks...the word is that the bird books are not-to-be-missed.  And there are even creative bookends to prop up your new reads:

We still have plenty of plants, so if there's a hole in your garden that's begging to be filled, chances are we have the perfect fit:

When you get hungry from all of that browsing, there are hot dogs and lemonade, as well as the promised cookies.  Not just any cookies, mind you.  There are Raisinette-Chocolate Chip Cookies, organic chocolate chip cookies, and the most adorable shortbread cookie-plants (those are Rice Krispie treats filling the pots):

Be sure to stop by tomorrow!  That's 85 Main Street, Ashland.  All proceeds benefit Artistic Roots gallery in support of our move upstairs.  A heartfelt thanks to those who stopped by already!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Artistic Roots Gallery Plant and Garage Sale is Tomorrow and Sunday!

It's time...Memorial Day weekend.  With so many choices of activities, period, let alone the myriad array of yard/garage sales, why make a point to head on over to the Nold Gallery in Ashland for the Artistic Roots Plant and Garage Sale?

Because Artistic Roots needs your help.  You have probably heard that Artistic Roots is moving upstairs to the store directly next door, to give us handicapped accessibility, and to allow us to take advantage of the most excellent visibility of those beautiful display windows right on Main Street.  With every project comes challenges, however.  Moving next door involves substantial renovations in order to conform to Plymouth and State building and fire safety codes, and we have had to expend much more than we expected.  This plant/garage sale is a fun way for us all to gather together and raise some money for our big move!

Besides...we've got cool stuff, you see.  Stuff you...well, stuff you didn't even know you needed.  But you do.  I mean, who doesn't need at least one ridiculously silly hat?  But, that's the thing: only one person can leave with this particular hat.  So, you have to be here, early, to find these things.

Perhaps your work environment is humdrum.  This might help:

In addition to these necessary extras, we have loads of excellent furniture--a wonderful wooden crib, sturdy tables (none of those wibbly-wobbly jobs), as well as art supplies and craft supplies galore (we are artists, after all, so you know it's gonna be good stuff!).  Clothes and shoes and linens and childrens' toys and games, books and cookware and jewelry and the biggest pair of rollerblades you've ever seen (these babies have inflatable tires, for goodness sake!!).

No joke.

And now is the time to plant your gardens.  We have you covered there, too.  Like, nearly 500 plants of almost 50 varieties covered.  That sort of "covered."  Veggie seedlings, perennials, and more.  So if you don't need clothes or books or tables or mugs or an elephant hat, at least come for the plants.

And the cookies.  You don't want to miss those...

So, it's a done deal, right?  We'll see you at the Nold Gallery in Ashland (that's right on the main drag, left-hand side if you're coming in from Route 93, about a half-mile from the interchange).

If you really can't come this weekend, we understand.  (Just don't expect us to save you any cookies...)  You can certainly support us in other visiting our website and clicking on the "Donate" button at the lower right, which will enable you to make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal. 

But,'d miss out on the opportunity to know just what's on this cassette.  Just sayin'...

Thanks a bunch, and have a great weekend!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Now Affiliated with New Hampshire Made by Eric Johnson's Furniture

We are pleased to now be affiliated with New Hampshire Made


This means that you are getting an authentic quality product made right here in New Hampshire!  Their web page is a great place to find all kinds of items and services that are available right next door or wherever you travel in the state!

Also, as you travel around beginning Memorial Day Weekend, watch for their yearly guide that is located at visitor and welcome centers across the state!  They are like a treasure map of neat places, artists, and products all proud to be New Hampshire Made! 

Until next time,

Eric and Debbie Johnson
Campton, NH

Friday, May 20, 2011

Artistic Roots Fundraiser--Memorial Day Weekend

We have mentioned the Cooperative Gallery in Plymouth where we are members--Artistic Roots.  We are currently in the process of moving to a different location on Main Street that will give us more visibility as well as better access for those that might find the current location difficult to enter due to the stairs.  It will also allow us to accept additional artists and expand our offerings!  Needless to say, we are excited about the move!

As with most opportunities, it doesn't come without challenges.  In this case, a non-profit organization remodeling a storefront on a shoe-string budget!  Countless hours have been donated, but there are still real-world purchases that need to happen to make the move a reality.

In the spirit of a cooperative, we are all pulling together to have a wonderful fundraiser where everyone wins!  There are going to be hundreds of plant starts (some really gorgeous specimens!), great garage sale finds, baked goodies and beverages!  It should be both worth your time and lots of fun!!!

 Please stop by while you are out and about during the holiday weekend.  Support local artisans, get some great new plants for the summer, and visit with neighbors!
Thanks so much!
Eric and Debbie Johnson
Eric Johnson's Furniture
Campton, NH

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Susan Bennett Tucker and Mary Ober to participate in Mother's Day Sale @ Plymouth State University

May 6th marks this years date for the annual Mother's Day Pottery Sale hosted by the Plymouth State University Ceramics Program. This popular sale "runs the gamut", showcasing work from Students, Faculty and Alumni of the University along with that of local artists and benefits the PSU Ceramics Student Scholarship Program.

Artistic Roots members Susan Bennett Tucker -former faculty and recent Department Chair, and Mary Ober -a graduate of the program, will both be participating. This is always a great sale and a fun time.
We'll see you there!

Sale Details:

May 6th, 2011   12pm-4:30pm
Draper and Maynard Building, PSU Ceramics Studio
Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH

Visit the PSU Ceramics Program on Facebook to learn more.