Shaker Heritage Society Craft Show

Hi everyone! Many of you know that I am currently set up at the nearby Shaker Heritage Society craft fair, going on through December 21st. Today I want to show you two Shaker-inspired pieces I just added to my space, and a look at some of the hand-made goods at the show.

My New Shaker Crafts

Hands to Work, Hearts to God sign
I made this sign using a piece of old scrap wood I had lying around ( a curbside rescue). The stencil is a new one, from homestead*stencil*co on eBay, and I added some vintage knobs I had on hand.  The saying itself, widely believed to have originated with the Shakers, is one of my favorites. I priced the sign at $38.00.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God Mixed Media canvas
I used the same saying for this mixed media piece (8″ x 10″, available for $25.00). The “heart in hand” motif is also believed to have Shaker origins.

Shaker Craft Fair

Cowboy floral arrangement at Shaker Heritage craft fairFun cowboy-inspired silk flower arrangement by Patty’s Petals Custom Designs.

Cow note pad at Shaker craft fairBeautiful paper products, like this notepad, by Grant House Press.

Buckwheat pillowSweet buckwheat pillows by RuthAnn’s Herb Gardens and Barnshop.

Tole painted trayStunning tole-painted tray by Tina Greenfield.

Skeins of wool Shaker craft fairBeautiful skeins of wool by Hannacroix Hampshires and Lincolns.

Vintage Pewter at Shaker craft fairPretty pewter.

Goats milk soap at Shaker craft fairLuscious goat’s milk soap from Cat’s View Farm.

Christmas wreath with skates at shaker craft fairLove this huge wreath embellished with skates.

Leaf imprint pottery
Earthy, leaf-impressed pottery by Pam Curtis.

Textiles at Shaker Craft Fair
Beautiful textiles from Mountain Weaver.

Photograph at Shaker craft fairStunning photographs by Saratoga Notecards.

Preserved flower wreath at Shaker craft fairDelightful, preserved flower wreath (I bought one of these! Just $10.00.).

decorated bread board at the Shaker craft fairBread board with farmhouse decoration from Highland Artisans.

Mitten Christmas Ornament at Shaker craft fairSweet ticking mittens for the tree at Classic Threads Decorative Fabric Arts.

If you are local, I hope you’ll take some time to visit the fair:

Shaker Heritage Society
25 Meeting House Road
Colonie, New York 12211
(Near the Albany International Airport)

October 31st-December 21st
Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Free admission

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Other Shaker posts you might enjoy:

Shaker Heritage Society 1915 Barn

Shaker brooms

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  1. Oh you know if I were local I would definitely be there shopping!. The dried flower wreath is lovely and I would have scooped one up too. sb

  2. I always enjoy craft fairs and recently bought goat soap at one here in Oregon City. I think next year I may try selling some of my photo cards and pictures at one . Craft fairs are so inspirational.

  3. Looks like a fun place to be. Love your sign with the white knobs and the mixed media piece hand sign too. You are so good at making those.
    Audrey Z.

  4. What a wonderful place. Love the wreath you got for $10. Wowsie so pretty.
    Have a great week and wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Fascinating collection, I can’t imaging being there with all those beautiful items. Thanks for sharing, Sandi

  6. What a talented bunch of artisans! Love your new sign idea and thanks for taking us around to see everything. Is there a spring show?

  7. I love the symbol of the heart and hand! I also love ticking, so the mitten stole my heart. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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