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Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate, Ornaments, Gifts

Here at MaJe Gallery, we strive to find Easy Elegance choices for all areas of your life. Now that the holidays are upon us, elegant holiday choices are at the forefront of our minds. This week, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite new discoveries from across America.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate

Elegant holiday choices like boxed chocolates from Spokandy
Delicious boxed chocolates

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Since 1913, Spokandy, made in Spokane of course, has delighted discerning chocolate lovers with a wide variety of chocolates. In addition to several other options, we now have these delightful and affordable boxes of 8 delicious chocolates. On the left is the premium truffle assortment, complete with eight different flavors because who wants the same one twice? Unless, of course, it’s dark chocolate sea salt caramels. In that case, an entire box of eight will do just fine! And that’s what we have on the right. Just $14 per box. Excellent for teachers, neighbors, staff, and whoever else might pop along unexpectedly.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Ornaments

Elegant holiday choices like these unique triskele ornaments by Palmetto Cat Designs
Triskele Paper Ornaments

Every year, I scour artist websites and the internet for interesting and affordable ornaments. This year, the most interesting choice goes to North Carolina artist Palmetto Cat Designs for her triskele ornaments.  A “triskele” is the “triple spiral” motif found in traditional Celtic art. It’s made of three strips of paper, which are scored, interlocked and folded to create the triple spiral motif.

This group also features the original artwork of the artist. From left to right, we have cats and dogs saying “We woof chew a hairy Christmas”, candy canes, nativity scene, and Santa and Rudolph. Complete with a gift box, the triskele explanation, and a coordinating “to-from” card. Just $14.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Gifts

Elegant holiday choices in gifts like quote keychains by Basic Spirit
Quote keychains

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When you need just a little something, these $12 keychains come to your rescue. Made of heavy-duty pewter, they’ll stand the test of all the use they’ll get because of their daily usage. There’s just one keychain of each quote, so if you like one, get it soon! They even come in their own decorated gift box.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Home Decor

Elegant Holiday choices for home decor include this trio of glass candle shields
A trio of candle shields

Simply elegant trio of fused glass candle sconces add ambience to your dark, dreary evenings and holiday festivities. Made in Bellingham by Heidi VanderWerff, each set of three sells for $39. There is only one set for each color, so if you like this, don’t hesitate to order yours today.  Each set includes one each that is 5″, 6.5″ and 8″ tall.Our newest arrivals can be found on our facebook page, so stay tuned!Next week, keep an eye out for our Elegant Jewelry choices!

Getting Crabby In Edmonds With Crab Art

When you live on the water like we do in Edmonds, there’s a likely chance you enjoy eating crab. We can catch them right off our pier down on the waterfront a mere four blocks away! So naturally, our artists enjoy making crab art too!

The Crab In Art

Crab Art like these sculptural pieces are such fun
Fused glass and steel sculptural crabs

Brand new work from our glass and steel artist, Celeste Stuhring, these large and small sculptural crabs are self-standing. A great example of crab art! The large crab measures 11″ at the widest part, and 7.5″ from front claw to back claw. It stands 3″ tall at the highest point (it’s taller at the front claws).

The small crab is 7″ at the widest part, and 4.5″ from front claw to back claw. It stands 2.5″ tall at the tallest part (front claws). These are sold out at the moment. Only the large is still available.

These sculptural works can be indoor or outdoor. If outdoors, the steel will gradually rust, adding a lovely finish to the piece.

Crab Art As Functional Art

Functional crab art - bowl on stand
Large Crab Bowl on Stand

If you think crab is delicious, then you might also think crab and artichoke dip is delicious. Personally, I’m quite addicted to it. This gorgeous fused glass bowl, complete with a charming stand, is the perfect serving dish for it!  Of course, it is also great for salsa or any other dip too.

The dish is 12″ x 10″, with the bowl part 5.5″ in diameter and 1.75″ deep. The wrought iron stand makes it 4″ high.

Crab Art as night light
Fused Glass Crab Night Light

Avoid stubbing your toes on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night with this adorable crab art night light! This particular one sold on 8/4, but if you want one of your own, just let me know and we’ll order one for you!

Crab Art candle shield
Crab Candle shield, front and side view

For the candle lovers out there, how about this adorable fused glass and steel candle shield?  The steel is open behind the glass so when the candle is lit, it glows through the glass in the center.  A built-in candle stand with attached votive holder (see the side view) makes it easy to arrange. While similar, no two are alike.

And Now, For the Wearable Art

Trio of new pieced fabric scarves by Susie Howell
Trio of new scarves by Susie Howell

Susie Howell pieces beautiful fabrics together to make one-of-a-kind scarves like these three here. No two alike, and such fun to wear.  These (except the turquoise/yellow one which sold on 8/4)  and many more can now be found at MaJe!

A smashing summer outfit
A smashing summer outfit

Summer’s not over yet! Enjoy the last days of warmth and sunshine with this charming and attractive outfit.  The skirt is by Testimony, made of their soft French Terry fabric. It’s a “faux wrap” skirt in a seafoam color. The top is a white bamboo A-line tank from Angelrox. The scarf that pulls everything together is made from two vintage silk panels with vintage lace at the bottom (another awesome scarf by Susie Howell).  A charming necklace by Seattle’s Jem’s Jewelry adorns the blouse.  The finishing touch is the white hat. It’s a bowler style that looks good on nearly everyone. It’s crushable and packable, and features SunGuard to protect your skin. Perfect for summer gatherings!

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Happy 2016!

Aluminum and glass "Welcome" wreath for a happy day
Aluminum and glass “Welcome” wreath

Welcome to 2016!  This is sure to be a wonderful year for all of us, especially when we think in terms of the happy colors and thoughts found in this aluminum and glass wreath.  Made in Washington by Celeste, it measures 16″ diameter.

Exquisite umbalite garnet ring for a happy birthday girl
Rare Umbalite Garnet faceted by Bill Booze and set in 14k yellow gold

This stunning umbalite garnet is quite rare – not only is it rare to find one this color (a vibrant rosy fuschia), but it is also rare to find one this large.  Our master faceter, Bill Booze, added his magic to bring out the most incredible sparkle and beauty from this stone.  Even if you’re not into garnets, stop by to see this beauty for yourself, and learn something new!

A perfect gift for a special January birthday girl, since garnets are the birthstone for January.

 

 

Five Tips For Holiday Decor

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun, especially when you have beautiful things to put out and enjoy.  Our artisans have been hard at work creating lovely things.  Here are five ideas.

Glass decorations for the holidays

Two different artists are at work here, both working in glass. A self-standing snowman couple enjoy looking at the gifts beneath their tree on this lovely fused glass art work by Bellingham’s Heidi VanderWerff.  Just $79.95.  Three art glass trees in varying sizes are made of clear glass, with edges smoothed out both for safety and it also creates a frosted effect.  Nice and sturdy, these actually come in 5 sizes – $18 – $68.

Fused glass holly tray by Linda Covey

Place your Christmas cookies or cheese and crackers on this lovely fused glass tray by Renton’s Linda Covey.  13″ x 8″ and $60.

Fused glass snowman plate

And how about this one?  Adorable or what?  Sparkly fused glass with a bow-tied and top-hatted snowman in the center.  Another perfect dish for cookies or candies, or simply to adorn the coffee table.  Made in Kirkland by Celeste, this one is $32.

Glass and aluminum tree trio

I’m hearing from several customers that they are giving up putting up a real tree now that the kids have moved on.  Instead, they’re getting this fused glass votive tree trio.  Fused glass adorns an aluminum frame, behind which you can find a “shelf” for a votive candle.  The aluminum is open in the back, so when the candle is lit, it glows through the glass is a very charming manner.  Sold separately, these are $18.50, $21.50 and $23.50 respectively.

Group of glass trees

Another choice made by some in lieu of a Christmas tree is this lovely, simple trio.  This features a stack of fused glass in gradually diminishing sizes.  These are nice and sturdy and have rubber feet so as not to mar your table top.  Elegant!  $18 – $68 (5 sizes available in all).

So stop on by and get adorned for the holidays by MaJe artisans!

See you soon!