Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid Part II – Finding the Character Within (see part I in previous blog) Mary’s gourds are named for her mother, Gertrude Louise, and Mary is “Gert’s kid.” Her mother always went by Gert, and was completely supportive of all of Mary’s artistic endeavors. Loving alliteration,… Read More
Ironstone China was first made in 1813. It gained its greatest popularity during the mid-nineteenth century. The heavy, durable, off-white pottery was made in white or was decorated with any of hundreds of patterns. Much flow blue pottery was made of ironstone. Miles Mason, the first maker of ironstone china, decorated it to resemble porcelain… Read More
Mary Cinnamon – Gourd Artist Extraordinaire! Gourds by Gertskid In 2001, Mary Cinnamon had never seen a gourd until she and her husband, Jim Cinnamon went to an art festival in Coryden, Indiana. The couple walked past a big wagon full of gourds and Mary asked Jim, “What are those?” “Gourds,” he… Read More
Make plans to attend Waynesville’s Second Saturday Street Faire on Saturday, August 13, 2016. There will be artisans and crafters displaying and selling their works, a free book swap (bring a book, take a book), costumed docents from Pioneer Village, and a ghost dinner and tour at 5:30 (reservations required – call 513-897-3779).
Sometimes as I walk along the Streets of Waynesville, Ohio I can’t help but overhear the conversations of the people strolling the sidewalks. It is fun to hear them mention which shops they love or can’t miss visiting before leaving town. Sometimes they can’t wait to show their friends the treasure they just purchased and pull an item… Read More
Did you know Waynesville is reported to be Ohio’s Most Haunted Town? Have you attended any of the ghost dinners and tours? Have you walked around town at dusk dark with your digital cameral and taken pictures of some of the historic buildings? If so, did you have orbs in any of the photos? I… Read More