Archive for the ‘Outings’ Category

Click the pic for a closer look.  Home Depot and Ikea have plants, but for more variety and better quality check out your local nursery.  I wanted to add some green to our space and headed out to Green Fields Nursery,  very close to downtown on Falls Road directly off of 83 North.  They are offering a free houseplant clinic this Saturday, March 13 from 10AM to 11Am.  Bring up to two of your houseplants for a check-up and/or repotting.  Before you go you may want to grab a compass and check out the direction of the lighting for each of the rooms housing your plants.   You’ll find Green Fields at 5424 Falls Road Terrace.


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Head out to Baltimore’s convention center this weekend, February 25-28 for the 34th annual American Craft Council Show. The juried show displays the handy work of the finest crafters in ceramics, fiber art, furniture, lighting, glass and more.   This year’s show will include selections from the new category Green Craft from artists who use recycled and/or found materials and sustainable techniques.

The catalogue of contributors offers up some promising sights.  Illinois woodworker David Stine’s ” Strawn Table” (above).

Berkley, California fine art furniture maker Jim Rosenau’s wall shelf made of books (above)  and New York textile artist Erin Wilson’s colorful quilts (below).   The convention center is located at One West Pratt Street, Downtown Baltimore, MD 21201. The show begins at 10AM each morning at tickets for non-council members are $15 each.

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Mark your calendars.   Mitchell Gold will be in town on Thursday, March 11 visiting The House Downtown, 524 East Belvedere Avenue, where he will sign copies of The Comfortable Home his new book c0- authored with Bob Williams.  During the event, 6-8PM, copies of the title will sell for buy one get one free.

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