Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

Aha, Old Man Winter has finally left us! What a winter it was here in Central Pa. We have weathered frigged temperatures, broken heating pipes in the store, sleet, snow, wind and anything  else old Mother Nature could throw at us. I spent most of the winter doing, well nothing. The recliner, blanket and I became very good friends. I lived in my PJ's, watched a lot of trash TV and napped, napped, napped. Now the sun is out, the birds are back and the temperatures rising....Spring has arrived! Here's some pictures of the store, yes we are reopened and back at it in the studio...I love Spring!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In Like A Lion..Out Like A Lamb?

What's that old saying about March? In like a lion, out like a lamb? Will this weather PLEASE warm up! Anyone living in the North East knows how damn cold it has been this winter. Our store is still not open yet for the Spring season, I refuse to open until the weather starts to cooperate. Right now I'm shooting for April 1st as an opening date. Until then I guess I will still be working on Easter items huddling around the gas heater in my studio. I hate winter!
See you soon.......

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Off to Market Square!

It's been a lot of cold days, a lot of frozen broken pipes in the studio but somehow we have managed to work through it! We are headed off to the Market Square wholesale show on Sunday. I'm posting a few pictures of some of the new items with an antique finish we will have there. The temperatures suppose to be near 40 while we are at the show. This will seem like a heatwave to those of us here in the Northeast! Maybe will will sit in the parking lot in our lawn chairs basking in the sunshine. Hope to see everyone there!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Time for a long winters nap!

Happy New Year to all! With 2013 coming to a close I would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for visiting  Stamm House this year. We have enjoyed visiting with every one of you! I hope that all of our belsnickles that went out this year for gifts or for collections are loved by their owners. We enjoyed making each and every one of them. It is now time for us to take a long winters nap. Stamm House will be closed until March 1st. Unfortunately we will only be doing a little napping because this is the time we will be getting ready for the February wholesale market at Oaks Pa. After our return it will be time for a little remodeling in the store to get ready for the Easter season. We are looking forward to having some wonderful new Easter items for you to see! So I will say goodnight for awhile. I'm posting a picture of the 6 ft feather tree my husband made me for Christmas..Love it!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christkindle Time

Well another year has passed and we are back to Christkindle opening night in Mifflinburg. This is the time our town turns into an authentic German street market. After 18 years of being outside in a small hut during this festival we are now happy to stay nice and warm inside our store. On this night, December 12th the temperature was a whopping 19 degrees outside and you can bet we were glad to be inside! The Christmas season is upon us and it  doesn't seem possible another year has come and gone so quickly. To all of our customers and friends, Guy and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you in the Spring when all is thawed and Easter is on it's way..until then..good night.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Baby it's cold outside!

Yes, it is cold outside so that means one's the Christmas season again! Has another year flown by already? Maybe I've been asleep all year and just woke up. Wasn't there a fairy tale about that, no wait that was Sleeping Beauty. No sleeping beauty here, just a stressed out middle aged woman covered with paint, a dazed look on her face from lack of sleep and no idea what the day of the week it is! If you go back to last years blog at this same time it's pretty much the same story. It's belsnickle time as we are busy in the studio trying to get ready for the Der Belsnickle show in Boyertown Pa.This show has us traveling on Thanksgiving so I hope someone is open for dinner that night. Dec 12, 13 and 14th brings us to Christkindle Market here in Mifflinburg. We will be at the store where you will find our new Christkindle Star ornament this year along with several new Belsnickles and other goodies. Join us for hot coffee and coco, cookies and goodies. Here's a picture of some new works!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hold on tight..Here we go!

Well it's been a long long summer. For any of you who have been in touch, you know the studio has been closed all summer.Starting back in the Spring, Mifflinburg has been going through a road reconstruction. This project has closed the road in front of our store since March. I guess you could say this has been a forced vacation for us, probably one we otherwise would never take! During all this time off  we have been working mainly on orders for 6 ft belsnickles. Now that Fall has arrived my work has turned to Halloween and getting the store ready to open. As of right now I think I'm ready to roll. We will open tomorrow9/7. We still have the construction going on but the end is in sight. Soon we will start gearing up for ....oh no is Christmas coming again! Oh my, where did the year go? I feel like I lost several months.....and I did. Hold on it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

See I can't even get this picture straight!