Friday, November 14, 2008

err: Better Late than Never?!

Due to transportation woes beyond our control (see more about that below) Next Weekend Dancing Pig is going to be selling our wares at the SCA's Holiday Market Faire * It's happening on Saturday, November 22 from 10am to 6:30pm at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas, VA.
We'll have a veritable plethora of Dancing Pig Pots, including our awesome Dirty pirate mugs!
C'mon, Everyone needs at least ONE dirty pirate in their life! And don't give me that old line about already having a dirty pirate in your life- cause if that's the case, YOUR dirty pirate needs one of these mugs!
This is a great good time, with lots of merchants offering lots of essentials for all the the medievalists in your life! We did this show 3 years ago, had a great time and the only reason we missed it the past two years is cause we've been in Florida for the month of November.
So if you're in the DC area, come make the most of this rare, November opportunity to shop with Dancing Pig and Greenman Leather!
*please note that this is a re-enactment event, there is a charge to attend and most of the folks there will be in medieval clothing.

OK, i could attempt to apologize for or explain away my neglect of this site for the past 4 or so months, but let's just say i was stupidly busy, had major computer issues and a stress aversion/ reaction that resulted in my going weeks without doing ANYTHING online other than occasionally peeking at Twitter.
(to the right, a picture of my Tristan doing what i WISH i'd been up to the past few months; i.e. napping!)

But all that is behind us now.

We're moving forward, into the bright, shiny, continually updated future.

To that end, we're not in Florida this November, as we had planned.
Over the past 6 months we've gone through 3 white vans, over $5,000 usd & would still be without anything capable of hauling our pots out of our valley if not for the kind intervention of my in-laws. Thanks so much Nona & Darrell Sr! Love ya!

We now have a shiny, new, 2008 Ford 350 superduty work van. It smells very new. D is besotted. I am more or less numb.
Related: Anyone want to buy a 1998 Dodge Van w/ a brand new transmission & brakes?! It
needs engine work, but it's cheap. We also have a 1983 Chevy work van that is surprisingly reliable, needs new spark plugs & a tune up & will soon need a new transmission for sale for very little money. Our yard looks like we're trying to start a breeding farm for white vans! Come take one or more of them away today!(on the right, a pic of 2 out of 3 of our vans. Guess which is which)

OK, you probably didn't come here to hear my tales of transportation woe &/or intrigue.

We're doing some shows, selling some pots.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE come buy some so we can pay some of our rapidly mounting expenses!

First, there's the Holiday Market Faire mentioned above.

And of course, we're also going to be at the Art of Fire's Holiday Open House and Studio Tour the first two weekends of December. I love this show! You will too! Come on out!
As always we've got on offer: Theda's awesome cookies, snuggles with random cats, the warmth of the glass studio, Tuatha's AWESOME Celtic goodies (jewelry, stained glass, Celtic Cards, Amazing Art, etc) and, last but certainly not least, piles of our fantastic pots. And as always, everything offered for sale here is handmade by real artisans who love what they do and add that love and integrity into everything we offer for sale. AND it's all very low stress & low key. The countryside is calm & soothing. The whole experience is as far from the maddening maul at the mall as you can get! Hell, do all your Holiday Shopping with us! (that's basically what i do!)

When is all this happening you ask?!
Well, the first two weekends of December:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 5, 6 & 7 and December 12, 13 & 14
We'll be there from 10 till 5 each day.
Here's where we'll be courtesy of Mapquest
Please come and say hello, we've missed you & would love to see you then!