Friday, June 28, 2013

My Country tis of Thee

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is the National Day of the United States. the 4th of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
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Here at the Whimsy household, we typically grill an obscene amount of meat and blow up an equally obscene amount of fireworks. Friends know all are invited and show up with more meat and fireworks. It’s a very casual affair with kids running about and everyone having fun.
I finally updated my mantle to reflect Independence Day. It also gave me a chance to deep clean the area too! I spent less that $10 on the update and made a new sign.
(The 4th of July sign is for sale, email me at for more info.)
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The $10 covered the taper candles, the red, white & blue daisies, the flag and the red and blue star ribbons. Everything else was either part of the mantle-scape or came from the craft closet. Pretty cool, eh?
This week I was contacted by a shop that has heard about Whyt’s Whimsy through Facebook. The owner is inquiring about purchasing signs to sell in her shop. How cool is that? We are still in the talking stage, but I am so excited to see where God is going to take Whyt’s Whimsy! Thinking ahead to presence in a shop and fall shows, I have started working on Fall and Christmas themed signs. Of course, wine glasses and steins will feature themes too.
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Off to paint some more signs!

God bless America!
Love, Whyt
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gruene with Envy

There is a little town in the Texas Hill Country that has cornered the market on “quaint.” There is no shortage good food, local wine, eclectic shopping and great music to be enjoyed. Oh, and the population is 20….
Gruene (pronounced  “green”) was settled in the mid 1800s by German immigrants. Side note: I have grown up proud of my German heritage. Papa Telle came to America and was a Lutheran Minister in St. Louis in the 1880’s. His daughter married Thomas Wiegand, my great-grandfather.
So yes, Gruene is oozing with history!
Gruene is also very important to the music industry! Gruene Hall was built in 1878 and  is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas. George Strait,  Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and many other songwriters and musicians got their start here.

So what does this all have to do with Whyt’s Whimsy? I was accepted last week to be a vendor at Gruene Market Days! I am over the moon excited! My first show in Gruene will be June 15th and 16th. Send your family floating down the river and spend the day shopping in Gruene!
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Event Information

What: Gruene Market Days has been held every month except January for over 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering  handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment. While you are Gruene Historic District enjoy specialty shopping, wine tasting, unique dining, live entertainment, other events and river rides. Visit for additional info.
When: 3rd full weekend of each month February through November and the 1st weekend of December. Market hours are 10am – 5pm.
Where: In Gruene Historic District in front of Adobe Verde
Directions: From IH-35, take Exit #191, go west 1.5 miles, take a left onto Hunter Road
I better get to painting and decorating. I have a lot to do and not a lot of time! This is the last week of school for the kids here and then I work a week after that. Y’all have a fabulous week!
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