Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun Friday Finds ~ Ahhh, Tea!

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

June is National Iced Tea month. I am honoring iced tea with this refreshing treasury of amber colors of tea and citrus yellow of a slice of tart lemon that compliments the tea so well. According to Tea Time Magazine, in 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair a man named Richard Blechynden was trying to hand out samples of hot tea in the sweltering Missouri summer. He chilled the tea in ice and was able to offer the fair-goers a cool, refreshing beverage and from that point, iced tea became a popular drink in the US.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fun Friday Finds: Summer!

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Here comes midsummer! (The summer solstice, that is.) And Father's Day, and the Swedish heritage festival known as Svenskarnas Dag, at Minnehaha Falls park in Minneapolis (next weekend, June 28).

Yah, we know how to have some good summer fun here in Minnesota. And colorful handmade goods from Minnesota artisans to celebrate it all -- maybe even for a little gift-giving too?

Go ahead, click on the image to get a closer view of the collection over at Etsy -- and links for each item to their shops. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Art on the Lake

by Mollie

This weekend one of my favorite art shows is happening: Excelsior Art on the Lake.

The setting is beautiful, the artists are amazing and there is so much food and music to delight everyone's fancy.
If you haven't taken in this show before I highly recommend it. And what's not to love about being outdoors on what should be a beautiful day?

The show is located right on the green grass along Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka. There are shuttles provided to make parking a breeze and when you are done shopping along the lake, you can walk into Excelsior and dine on some more fabulous food, take in unique brick and mortar shops, check out the trolley and maybe take a many things to do and see and a perfect way to spend a nice weekend day.

Today's treasury includes some of the artists you are likely to see at the show, as well as some other Minnesota artists who you may or may not have seen before. Be sure to click on the image to go to the treasury and the shops featured.

And here is a link for more information about the show itself.
Make sure to leave your comments below if you are able to stop and peruse ~ I would love hear to about your favorite artists at the show!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fun Friday Finds ~ Great Graduation Gifts

By Mara of  Dragonfly Adornments

Are you looking for some last minute graduation gifts? 
Look no further! We have some great choices right here in Minnesota.