Friday, December 10, 2010

Joy of the Season

Artistree Co-op has the best selection of unique, handmade Christmas ornaments in town! Our designers have been busy little elves creating so many new and wonderful items; jewelry, pottery, glassware, artwork, baby gear, greeting cards, candles, and much, much more!

Join us this evening for another fun event, Joy of the Season. We are stocked up with so many beautiful gifts. Many are one of a kind! This evening, many of our artists have designed something special around the theme of "joy." Enjoy complimentary refreshments and receive 10% off your purchase!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stocking Stuffers!

Stocking Stuffers!
These whimsical little poppies by Grace Inspired are made from 100% recycled or wool blend felt. Topped with either a vintage button or hand stitching, what a delightful surprise they would make stuffed inside of a stocking!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Start Shopping with Go Green!

Go Green for the Holidays is Artistree Co-op's signature shopping event! It is such a fun and exciting evening, and really gets you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season.

Guests start off at Infusion Tea/Artistree Co-op with free mimosas, desserts and a 10% storewide discount.

After shopping our unique collection of handmade gifts (that you won't find anywhere else!) guests hop aboard eco-friendly bicycle cabs up and down the avenue, hitting places like Modern Grace, Beauty Spot, Harmoni Cafe, Cookie Cousins, Bijou, and Beth Nolen Interiors for more refreshments and great deals.

The first 50 guests to RSVP will receive a special goody bag filled with little handmade treasures. After visiting all the participating shops and getting your card punched at each one, bring it back to Infusion Tea to enter a drawing for the spectacular Grand Prize Gift Basket worth more than $350!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sweet Sienna

Does it get any cuter than this?

New mom Krissy Sternberg was inspired to start her line of soft and stylish headbands because her adorable baby girl was born "bald and beautiful." The headbands were such a hit whenever she took baby Sienna out that she decided to create them for other moms. Check out the Sweet Sienna collection the next time you are in the shop!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall in Love with Handmade

Don't miss out on one of our favorite annual events, Fall in Love with Handmade! The weather forecast looks great, just perfect for strolling an outdoor arts and crafts market! Many of our artists will be there with some of their latest creations. There will be fall portraits, face painting, and live music from local musicians Matthew Kenyon and Leah Lawson. Have lunch at Infusion Tea and hang out with us for a little while, or better yet, all day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recycled Skateboard Jewelry

Growing up in Florida, I spent a lot of my free time skateboarding and surfing. That was so long ago; all we did was basically skate downhill, always looking for newly paved roads and long cement driveways. In 1976, due to the California drought, skating in empty pools became the trend. In 1977 Kona, one of the first and currently the oldest skate park, opened in Jacksonville. I kind of left the sport at that point, but have enjoyed watching it ever since. Since then, skateboarding has changed so much. I immediately fell in love with the bold graphics of these recycled skateboard pieces and knew I had to make something fun to wear out of them.

Check out this unbelievable skateboard video to see who else loves the sport!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Farmers Market

Don't forget that the College Park Farmers Market is held every Thursday evening from 5:00-8:00 pm in the parking lot of Infusion Tea. Listen to live music and browse the market for fresh produce, raw local honey, sweet treats, pet products, handmade arts and crafts, and more!

Monday, September 13, 2010

by Elena

by Elena
If only I could save time in a bottle.... This necklace by Elena is so cute, the bottle holds tiny watch parts and is accompanied by a watch face and a shell button. The toggle clasp in the front is so unique! Elena makes some great pieces, I love all of her glass pendants and think they make perfect gifts! You can purchase a chain and then add a pendant or two to personalize the gift for the recipient.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jennifer McCully

I am so inspired by the lively colors of these gorgeous paintings by Jennifer McCully. Jennifer is self taught and has been a freelance graphic designer since 2000. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida and lives with her fabulous husband and 4 little girls! I love the way she describes her artistic process:

Inspiration...I start with a word or a phrase and expand from there. Almost all of my art includes one. A direction. An idea. A path. A thought. I want people to look at my art and find their happy place...everyday. To feel like they have a passion, a purpose, a mission, while adding color to their world on a daily basis. My soul thrives on vibrant colors dripping into other colors to make new ones. Simple objects such as a tree, a bird, a little girl, a guitar, a flower or a heart.

Wow...I could use some color in my world like that! The collection she has in Artistree Co-op right now is so amazing. It's just too hard to pick a favorite! If that's not enough, this multi-talented super mom has recently launched a new line of adorable onesies and tees called One Cute Bebe.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pig and Company

This Little Piggy...
is so adorable! Each handmade patchwork pig is made with love by Pig and Company. Great gift for a baby shower but my 8 year old daughter loves them, too!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August Artist of the Month

August Artist of the Month
Come out and meet out artist of the month, Claudia Wickham, this Thursday, August 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Claudia's work combines her love of both photography and travel. You can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or iced tea, listen to live music and receive 10% off your entire purchase at Artistree.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Unique Cards at Artistree
Artistree Co-op is fast becoming known as a place to find unique greeting cards. I recently purchased this one, by Sugar Notes, for my cousin who is battling breast cancer. It has been a very popular card because of it's honesty... cancer sucks!

When you are looking for a unique card, please stop by Artistree to check out our vast collection of handmade cards that you won't find anywhere else.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back to School Shopping

Back to School Shopping?
Everyone needs a new bag for school! Eloisa from Chic Bazar makes boutique style handbags and accessories made with quality fabrics and attention to details. We have a large selection at the co-op, so come check them out!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ooh la la....

Ooh la la...
Add a touch of romance to any hairstyle with these vintage inspired hair accessories by Ooh la Boutique. Handmade with buttons, bows, lace, and feathers; you can wear them with jeans or your favorite dress!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Designer!
Check out these darling spiral notebooks by one of our newest designers, Macey Mack! I recently purchased a bicycle notebook (as pictured above) and another little one with a big, crashing wave on it! So cute! Macey uses illustrations and photos and then finishes them in photo shop. The little piggy above is part of the designers "animal sounds in different language series."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Looking for a Baby Gift?
Lovey Duds makes beautiful custom organic cotton and bamboo baby wraps in many stylish prints and solids. I love how they look from the back! These wraps are extremely versatile; you can wear them many different ways. Designed to keep your baby close but still have your hands free to keep on going, these wraps are a lifesaver for busy moms. Instructional DVD's are included!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Road Trip

Ready for a Road Trip!
This painting by mixed media artist, Kimberly Turner, (aka Soggy Dog Studios) has me reminiscing about past road trips. My favorite... driving down the coast of California, from San Francisco to L.A.! What's your favorite road trip?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cool Cat Creations

Cool Cat Creations
Check out these very popular ear threaders and birth stone bracelets by Cool Cat Creations, a unique mix of threads, fibers, pearls, beads and fun!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sew-a-thon and Farmer's Market

Tonight at Artistree!
Sew-a-thon to benefit Faith Project International and Farmer's Market! Please join us!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tracy B. Designs
Check out this adorable picture of Tracy B.'s fabulous fabric flowers! Tracy was reviewed this week on a super cool blog, Simple Finds . Tracy's flowers and embellishments are made from various scraps of fabric which might otherwise be thrown away. Stop in to see our great selection of her handcrafted flowers!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father's Day Gifts
Only one more week until Father's Day! Come shop our wide variety of unique gifts that you won't find anywhere else! Handmade pens, iPod speakers, coasters, painted glassware, ceramics, sculptures, cards, and much more.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Farmers Market
The College Park Farmers Market will now be held in front of Infusion Tea and Artistree Co-op every Thursday evening from 4-8 pm. Come stroll the casual atmosphere where local vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, organic food, and unique handmade goods. Finish off the evening with a delicious dinner at Infusion Tea and browse through our fabulous boutique!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"Sew Many Blessings" Sew-a-thon: Thurs. June 24
Join us Thursday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an informational session about the work of the Faith Project International and a sew-a-thon benefitting the organization's wood-burning stove recipients in Guatemala. We'll make potholders, kitchen towels, and oven mitts with donated fabric. No sewing experience necessary! The Faith Project International provides efficient, wood-burning stoves in the homes of participant families. Often, rural families cook over open fires in enclosed kitchens the way their ancestors have for centuries. This leads to respiratory illness and shortened life spans from prolonged smoke inhalation as well as rapid deforestation. The Faith Project International also administers a scholarship program targeting young women.
Come join us!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fizzy Bath Bombs
After a long day, just drop one of these bubble-gum pink treats in the tub to release mosturizing shea oil and bath salts that soften skin and delight the senses. We carry a full line of Sim-bliss-ity products that are all vegan and free from animal fats, artificial preservatives, mineral oils, and harsh sulfates.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dandelion Note Cards
Who doesn't remember making a dandelion wish? These happy all-occasion notecards are handprinted on a vintage letterpress on thick cotton (tree free!) paper by Anavi Ink.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This acrylic painting by Beth Crews Rommel gets me thinking about summer. Tomorrow is the last day of school for my girls! A welcome change in routine. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Board games. Swimming. Sno-cones. Reading. Relaxing. Going to the beach...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Angel of Hope
I love these mixed media collages by Krista J. Brock. Her pieces feature a kaleidoscope of textures, mediums, and words. They are also inspired by love, life, and faith and often contain beautiful, encouraging words of scripture. This piece, Angel of Hope, is my personal favorite! I think it would make such a thoughtful gift for a friend facing a challenge.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Meet Andrea Kalis...
Andrea Kalis, a native of Orlando, is an artist, art history professor, and former museum curator who loves the arts of Mexico and other world cultures. For Artistree she designs wearable fiber art pieces like this adorable little floral purse!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Upcycled Flowers
If you've ever been in our store, you can't miss the vibrant, colorful flower arrangements. These fun flowers will brighten up any room and would even look great on your front porch! Eco-friendly artists Erin Black and Di St. Jacques-Blue of Green Art Studios create these glass inspired sculptures from recycled plastic bottles and waste paint.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Artist!
I am so in love with these new recycled metal sculptures! Jim Lakey and his wife/business partner, Sylvia, make these whimsical sculptures from found, recycled materials. This cute little guy is part of the Rana Men Series, practicing a flawless Yoga Tree Pose! There are many to choose from, all equally adorable.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Great Graduation Gift Idea...
This totally-retro, totally-cool vintage radio is actually an iPod speaker! I purchased one of these fabulous refurbished vintage radios for my daughter this past Christmas. It is such a unique gift! Danielle Martin hunts down these treasured oldies, takes them apart, cleans them, and then magically turns them into hip iPod speakers. The store has quite a collection, so stop in soon to take a look!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Need a Last Minute Gift for Mom?
Forget the mall! Artistree Co-op has so many beautiful handmade gifts, and many are one-of-a-kind, just like your mom!

Jennifer Cora's gorgeous handcrafted artisan jewelry is made with genuine gemstones, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another Super Cute Gift Idea for Mom...
She will look forward to cooking with these brightly colored remixed vintage aprons by A Flavored Life. I think these aprons would also make a great hostess gift! Both full and waist aprons available.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Meet Alice Johnson...
Brighten up any room with one of these fun pillows by Alice, handmade with new and upcycled materials. Alice also makes these adorable pin cushions, a perfect gift for anyone who sews! Stop by to see her latest creations!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Say I Love You...
Another perfect gift idea for Mother's Day! Tell her how much you love her with this hand-forged artisan necklace by silversmith Julie Lawson. Ceramic heart-shaped dish by her talented sister, Lynne Martin.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking for a Gift for Mom?
Come on out to Artistree this Saturday for a special 4-hour shopping event from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. We will have a huge selection of gifts for Mom, plus several artist demonstrations, free mimosas, and 10% off all purchases! Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Circa 67
I love these handmade belt buckles by Circa 67! Simply attach to a leather belt of your choice (also available at our store). Perfect with a pair of low rise jeans these belt buckles make a great gift, or better yet... buy one for yourself!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Great Gift Idea...
Do you have a friend who's not feeling well? Maybe overwhelmed and stressed out? Bring her a beautiful wheel-thrown stoneware mug by Lynne Martin along with this cute little tea cozy by Ever After.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Meet Julissa Mora

Julissa Mora is a freelance illustrator whose whimsical creations have graced American Greetings cards and numerous children's magazines. For Artistree, she creates coloring books, paintings, stamps, and charming hand-sewn dolls.