Saturday, October 24, 2009

TINSEL WONDERLAND, December 5th, only 6 weeks away...Tinsel Wonderland WorkshopAs many of you know I have several events going on besides the Art Opera, this next event is: TINSEL WONDERLAND, where I am hosting a day workshop located in Historic Lafayette, NJ on Saturday December 5, 2009 inside the 1850’s Lafayette Mill Antiques Center and the Old Vaudeville Theatre!Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 20
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Historic Lafayette: Millside Cafe!

This event is being held in an entire historic and antiques district with so many places to find treasures and hidden secrets. This location has long been a favorite destination for locals and out-towners alike, who travel to here when they are in the region.Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 5Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 6Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 10Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 11Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 9Historic Lafayette, NJ! Antiquing 12
Workshop is limited to 30 students only. ( We have 5 seats left, so email me if you want me to reserve you a seat)


Art Nouveau Victorian, Do you have an elaborate, crazy or vintage hat you have always wanted to wear? What about a frilly shirt, ruffled collar or soiree skirt, velvet pants or velvet coat, fur stoll or vintage gloves, rows of pearls, glistening crystals in red, black, clear, green or dazzling aurora, rhinestone pins or a ladies sash? Have you ever wanted to wear these timeless pieces? Then please do, I know I will, come in your vintage best, or just wear that fabulous hat or dazzling necklace, let’s set the tone for the holiday season.

Update Itinerary: (quick time change from 9am to the new start time: 9:30am)

-Event Time is 9:30 am to 6pm
-Breakfast starts at 9:30am inside a quaint Anne of Green Gables Style Cafe which is known for their Gourmet and Simple Foods and is situated in the middle of numerous antique stores and across from my favorite of all: Lafayette Mill Antique Center, this place is also a favorite among other artists. Its so fabulous, that I warn you, you might night leave, the entire up stairs looks like a place straight out of a Vintage Time, filled w/secrets and magic, right out of Santa’s Toyland or Old World Storybook.

During breakfast you will be given your special goodie bags filled with project kits and other surprises.

-The Workshop starts at 10:15am-2:00pm students will make a project straight out of a Tinsel Wonderland, this part of the workshop is called Santa's Toy Apothecary!

Students will make a clay/paper mache christmas tree doll with china doll head face, faux mercury glass bulbs, tinsel bulbs, tinsel sheets and tinsel treasures w/doll house to place her in. You will also make an illustrated and distressed tag to go with your piece.

What you will learn:

-Doll making, clay sculpting, mold making, primitive/vintage painting techniques, how to make your own glitter and faux mercury glass, assemblage and vintage arts. You will learn light illustration and distressing techniques as well from: Lisa Kettell, ooh that's me....

More Information:

-Enjoy hot chocolate and surprise treats as you welcome in the Christmas and Holiday Season, set inside a village straight out of Dickens Book.

-Enjoy a symphony of Christmas and Holiday music to get you in the spirit of the season surrounded by a Kris Kringle Market and glitter as you work.

-After Class we will begin shopping inside the Lafayette Mill Antiques Center and start Treasure Hunting, afterwards we will hit a few more antique shops all within fast walking distance.

-Dinner after the event is optional, but you are invited to tag along to the Lafayette House for dinner as well, please let me know early in the day if you are going to come, so I can make the final reservations.

-There will also be some giveaways and I'll be hosting a swap or two before hand as well, again seating is limited since this is a smaller event and only for one day.

-Price for this full day of workshop, treasure hunting and surprises will be $150 registration will remain open until fill, once sold out, the next big event will be the ART OPERA April 7-10, 2010

-This workshop price also includes your project kits/material fees, scrumptious treats, drinks, goodie bags, room, giveaways, breakfast, so NO EXTRA material fees its all included.


Lafayette Mill Antiques Center
12 Morris Farm Road (Just off Route 15)
Lafayette, NJ 07848 (973) 383-0065

1hour from NYC
40 minutes from Warwick, NY
1hr 15min from NJ Shore
35 Min from Morristown, NJ
35 Min from PA border (Poconos Area)
1 hr from Pa border (Allentown Area)
1 hr 15min from New Hope, Pa/Lambertville, NJ
1 hr 45 min from CT border

To Purchase:

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I visited the location yesterday to finish last minute details and well of course shop. Next year I am planning on opening a shoppe and Workshop location, perhaps in the same area of the center, where I'll host art retreats, Art Sleepovers, Workshops, Various Art Events/Vendors, Signings, Guest Instructors, and more, stay tuned for that as well...
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Also to see more of the photos click on my link:


rochambeau said...

So sorry I didn't get to meet you Lisa when we still lived in New Jersey. You sound like a fun and talented person.

whymsicalmusings said...

OH Lisa I wish I lived closer I would sweep up one of those 5 spots in a heart beat!

Thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment you made my day!

Laurie said...

I sure wish I could come to this! What fun! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This looks spectacular! I would Love it! You are such a busy lady and I want to thank you for taking the time to visit out blog and leaving a comment. You are so kind. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Cannot wait! Sadly I was up that way AGAIN today since I have friends that live up there. Did a bit more antiquing in both Lafayette and Hamburg. This date can't come fast enough!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh Lisa it looks like an amazing event in wonderful surroundings! I sooooo wish I was in NJ... or in the US for that matter that I could attend your classes! You are such a laugh, I wish I could hear your funny stories over and over again!

Lori said...

Lisa, your event sounds wonderful...wish i could be there!!!

Dianne said...

Hi Lisa!
I just got my Nov/Dec issue of Cloth-Paper-Scissors and am looking at your Illustrative clay painting right now! What a neat idea, but I expected nothing less from you! Congrats!!
PS-One of these days I hope to see you IRL. We could sure use someone like you in Southern Chester County, PA. I wonder if nearby the Brandywine River holds classes?
PSPS-An high school classmate and me got together to discuss us writing a children's book-a dream of mine!

Dianne said...

That's Brandywine River Museum-opps!

Shari Replogle said...

Ok let's see.
That sounds like the most fun ever, the location photos are absolutely beautiful, I wish so badly I could be on the East Coast and be one of those 5 spaces left, and the Casper song will make me smile the rest of the day!

faerie enchantment said...

Hi Everyone,
I hope you enjoyed the post, I will post photos of Tinsel Wonderland, so you can all see it. I'm so very excited for the day
Constance: I wish we did too, one day we'll meet up for artful fun.
Becky: One day Miss becky, we'll have fun.
Laurie: Thanks for coming by for a visit.
Twyla: Thank you for coming by to visit me from your busy day too.
Diana: Can't wait to meet on Dec.5
Natasha: I wish you were coming to Silver Bella, I had so much fun, I'll share the stories here, lol!
Lori: I promise to post the details of the event.
Dianne: You made my day, so glad you like the article, any questions let me know..And I'm 25minutes from PA, 45 min from New Hope, area, Pa is close. Anytime you want to discuss writings, etc., let me know..
Shari: Me too, I miss my west coast area girls, you all rock.

Cheers to Casper..LOL

Hugs all,