Monday, October 5, 2009

Marketplace Monday and today I'm featuring another amazing artist and their Etsy shop!

Hello I am getting back in the groove today and am starting up with the OFG Marketplace Mondays. Todays shops that will be featured are Holly Ridge Creations ! This is one more artist that go into the mix of wonderful crafters of OFG!

First is Holly Ridge Creations:

What a variety this gal has in her shop. Everything of course that would be a great gift giving idea for any customer this time of year. She has an amazing gourd gal. Leave it to me to gravitate to anything that looks like a doll! Sorry that is just my nature! Her dolls bodies are made of muslin and , believe it or not, her head is made of a gourd! Talk about unique! Each doll ends up having it own look and is just so prim perfect for the gift giver to the lucky receiver!

She also does an amazing job with her painting! My personal favorite is a cabinet with a beautiful church scene on it and another has painted pumpkins on a picture front! Her painting ability is remarkable and would lovely in a country setting!

Her hymal cone is a vision of beauty and absolutely love this creation! This certainly says primitive can also be beautiful and tranquil! This certainly would be my pick!

Another of my favorites is her wooden bowl and paper mache eggs. This would be great as a center piece on your table and is a primitive lover's joy!

This artist has a special touch with flower arrangements and shows her talent with her Rusty Wall hanger. It is a special treated metal container with beautiful flowers arranged inside. It would be a wonderful point of interest in any home and would particularly welcoming on one's front door!

Lastly, there is an old glass bottle that would be perfect on any shelf in your home to give that time of olde feel to your decor!

Come in today and see this great artist and what she has to offer! She may just have what you are looking for!

Now let's meet the artist and findout about the the art behind the creative crafting mind!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
The name of my shop is Holly Ridge Creations and all I can say is that we live on a ridge that has lots and lots of holly...hmmmm, not so creative, huh?

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I joined the OFG group in the spring of 2008 but I have to confess that I haven't been very diligent in keeping my shop filled. I am trying really hard to correct that.

3. What type of items do you offer
Most of my items are handpainted and one of a kind. I love doing snowmen and santas and will be adding those to my shop along with more trash to treasure items and gourd head dolls.

4. How long have you been crafting?
I have been crafting since the mid 80's...I know, I'm old!! :-)

5. Who or What inspires you?
I am always inspired by and in awe of God's creation. His color palette amazes me.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
The favorite thing in my shop right now is my Lily and Jingle Bear primitive doll. But, that will change when I start adding my santas and other holiday items.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

Take a look at Holly Ridge's Etsy shop today and enjoy your visit!


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Please come back tomorrow and I will feature another fine artist of the OFG team! Until next time....keep eating your cookies!


Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Very nice feature Deb!

Holly Ridge Creations said...

Thanks so much for the feature and for all the sweet things you said!!