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8/22/2014 - LET’S CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY ! ! !

Did you know Monday, August 25th is the 98th birthday of the National Park Service? Created by Congress, it is an agency of the US Department of the Interior and manages 59 National Parks plus numerous National Monuments and conservation and historical properties.

President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that mandated the agency "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations".

As a result, Monday, August 25th is a Free Admissions Day at all National Parks!

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Normally our framed WPA National Park Posters are priced at $125, but in observance of the birthday celebration, for FOUR days, Friday August 22 thru Monday, August 25th we offer all 19 of our popular framed WPA National Park Posters for $100 each.

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8/19/2014 - DOG DAYS OF AUGUST WEEKLY PROMOTION #3 ! ! !

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PLEASE NOTE this special pricing applies only to the Teco Orb Lamp with the Ivory Vellum Shade! The other shade options including the art glass shades are not special priced.

We assemble these lamps ourselves using our Teco Green Orb Vase as a base. All the electrical components have an Antique Brass finish. The lamp has a single socket with a twist On/Off switch. The cord is a UL listed 10 ft brown braided cloth with a molded polarized plug. The shade is supported with a harp which has an acorn finial. We recommend a 40 watt appliance bulb; this lamp is for ambiance and is not adequate for task lighting unless used in close quarters like on a desk. The shade is 8" tall and 14" in diameter; the overall lamp height is 17 ½". Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery.

This 3rd Dog Days of August weekly sale starts today and ends on Saturday, August 23rd .

 
7/26/2014 - "GRANT US THE PEACE THAT WE SEEK"
My Sunday church service ends with the above refrain!

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, areas of Africa; will it ever end?

Our block print artist Yoshiko Yamamoto was born and raised in Japan so for her, the observance of the August 6th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima is a solemn occasion. Last year Yoshiko and her family attended the Seattle area floating Peace Lantern ceremony "From Hiroshima to Hope" which advocates world peace and opposes warfare and violence.

Yoshiko subsequently created a block print depiction of the ceremony and yes, that‘s Yoshiko’s 6 yr old daughter launching the paper lantern.

This block print was hand-carved by Yoshiko who then had to make an additional 13 polymer color relief blocks to create the beautiful night time scene.

This is a 14 color limited edition of only 180 signed and numbered prints with the first 50 donated to the "From Hiroshima to Hope" event organizers to help fund the annual Seattle event.

Available matted or matted and framed in quarter-sawn oak by Dard Hunter Studios.

How fitting a memorial for the past and how appropriate an inspiration for the future!

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6/7/2014 - NEW ! ! ! Framed MEDICINE BLUFF 4" x 8" TILES
John Beasley, sculpture artist and ceramic tile maker of Medicine Bluff Tile in Cincinnati:

Shown L to R above are Medicine Bluff Tiles Bald Eagle, Cardinal, Chickadee, Goldfinch and Night Owl shown in Dard Hunter Studios' quarter-sawn oak frames.

Of particular note, all the Medicine Bluff Tiles are 3-dimensional which is somewhat hard to see on a 2-dimensional PC screen. Pressed from John’s 3-dimensional sculptures, the birds look ready to jump right off the frame.

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