Tinsel and Treasures 2009

I believe that when a small group of like-minded women
come together with the sole purpose of sharing their art
something magical will transpire.

Melissa Valeriote

Marcia Harmon

Sally Case

Dee Foust

Charlene Geiger

Ulla Milbrath

I am certain we all left the show feeling that we were
part of something greater than ourselves and that
the success of Tinsel and Treasures will be measured by
the intangible connections we made as we shared our art,
our stories of life, careers, families, of what motivates us
to put our feet on the ground every morning and the
thoughts that linger in our minds as our heads sink into our
pillows at night. Thank you Iva for showing us once again
your capacity for love and inspiration has no limits.
Thank you Colleen for sharing your heart and home.
Thank you dear friends and collectors for stopping by
with kind words and support making it possible for
me to fall asleep with stars in my eyes.


noodle and lou said...

absolutely delightful melissa! thank you for sharing these glimpses of tinsel and treasures with us! everything looked so fabulous...what an amazing time for you all!! xoxo...jenn

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow, What a wonderful collection of talented artists showing there wares.I would have Loved to be able to attend! Bravo!!!

anjah said...

Wow, those are very many beautiful things! I can not say what I like best. Hugs, Anjah

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

So vibrantly perfect! Wonderful!

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Melissa ~ thank you for sharing photos of that wonderful show! Wish I could have been there....sigh.....

ginger@bearbits said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos! I would have loved to have been able to visit the show with such a wonderful array of talent. It must have been fabulous to be there surrounded by all that talent. Loved the photos!

vintagepaletteart said...

What Halloween eye candy!!! Wish I could have been there with you all. =o) Glad this year's show was such a huge success!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wonderful pics!!

Susan Crabtree said...

SO wish I could of been there! What an amazing group of talented artists!

D.Suplicki said...

Such talent - what a wonderful gathering. Makes me wish I could have attended.

Mermaid Queen said...

Thanks for sharing the photos Melissa. You ladies have oodles of talent. Wish I lived further north! Take care, Martha

queen-of-nostalgia said...

What a feast for the eyes! What a showcase of talent, too :) Thanks for sharing :)

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Melissa you are a delight! My gratitude goes to YOU for being a part of this special event. For it is the talented artists like yourself who make the magic happen!

The Frog Queen said...

So many lovely things to possess! What wonder!!!


Sheryl Parsons said...

How wonderfully fun this must have been Melissa! Such talented ladies all!

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

What a wonderful collection of treasures! Thank you Melissa for sharing it with us.


Carolee said...

Stunning! I sooooooooo wish I could have been there - it looks truly magical!! Thanks so much for sharing the photos. :)

~ Carolee

Musings From A French Cottage said...

What amazing, wonderful, happy things!! I absolutely ADORE all of this beautiful art. It never ceases to amaze me to see all of the fantastic things that talanted artists create. Thank you so much for sharing and for your gorgeous artwork! Thank you as well for following along on my blog. I am thrilled to have found yours and am now a follower too!

Have a great day!


Pretty Things said...

So. Much. Awesomeness.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh Melissa if I could have been a fly on the wall!!!! Wish I could have been there to see all of the treasures! Magic, pure magic!!