Friday, July 17, 2009

Haute Summer Nights ~ A Sunset Soiree for Boston Socialites to Benefit Rosies Place

I love supporting causes - and when I was asked to be a part of this fashion show to benefit Rosie's Place in Boston - of course the answer was YES! This is the second year Special Events Manager, Natalie Pietrzak, has put together this show. With such a huge success from last year - this year is sure to be bigger... more advertising... more attendees and more money raised for a good cause.

A night full of fashion, music, sweet treats has been planned... oh and don't forget the shopping and fun! Designer Lyn
Evans of Potpourri will be supplying items from her summer and fall clothing lines. One to two pieces of my (Sea Glass Things) jewelry will be on each of the 10 models - coordinating with Lyn's designs.

Mix 98.5 will be there... there free giveaways all night and one lucky person could win Coldplay tickets! Kick Ass Cupcakes will be supplying festive treats such as their Margarita Cupcakes. Miss USA delegates and WHDH representatives are also said to be attending. Shop, sip some drinks and listen to the music of The Jackson Wetherbee Band!

So - come see Sea Glass Things - and newly created jewelry for Summer '09 that will make their debut at this event!

Outdoor Marina Bay Beach Club in Quincy, MA

When: July 25th

Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: $10 advance $15 @ door -
Purchase here in advance

Friday, July 10, 2009

~~@~~ SuPeR HOT SuMmEr SaLe! ~~@~~


Enjoy a little stimulus from Sea Glass Things... treat yourself... stock up for the Holiday season... the time is now!

$20 off items $50-$100 (PRICES ALREADY REFLECT DISCOUNT)

$30 off items over $100 (PRICES ALREADY REFLECT DISCOUNT)

**Flip Flops and newly added Home Good items not included in sale.

Sale ends July 31st, 2009 and applies to only items purchased from my 1000 Markets store and my Etsy shop.

Sea Glass Things on 1000 Markets

Sea Glass Things on Etsy

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Home Decor that Brings the Beach to You! ~ Meet The Boardwalk Artist Series ~ Featured Artist ~ Shari Curtiss of Beach Grass Cottage

The Boardwalk - on 1000 Markets - welcomes a new artist Shari Curtiss of Beach Grass Cottage!

"Hi, shore lovers~

I'm Shari Curtiss, owner/artist of Beach Grass Cottage, and I admit it-- I am a self-proclaimed beach girl and shore lover! It probably started growing up on a lake in Michigan, being a short drive to the pristine beaches of Lake Michigan. Lots of trips to the beach with friends!

Then, something happened that cemented my love of the sea. My family began vacationing on Anna Maria Island, on Florida's Gulf Coast, and I was officially hooked! My parents bought a condo there and became snowbirds, and I began yearning for my already frequent visits to the shores of AMI. Crossing those bridges was like coming home; still is today.

My mom and I fell into the crazy habit of getting up in the early am, before the sunrise, in the dark, and getting to the beach to "get the big ones" before the other beachcombers arose. My family just shook their heads. Often, our diligence was rewarded, with us bringing home a bounty of gorgeous shells, sea glass, and prizes washed in to the shore. Every day was fueled by the thrill of the hunt! I was hooked on seashells and the sea forever!

Professionally, I have extensive experience in the gift industry, first owning a corporate gift company, then moving on to Beach Grass Cottage. What better way to follow my passions than to use my God given gifts creating beautiful things from the bounty of the ocean! To be able to do something you truly love, and to have the talent for it to actually survive at it, is such a blessing!! Beach Grass Cottage truly was a dream realized through many prayers.

Beach Grass Cottage is located in Portage, Michigan, near the pristine beaches and resort communities of Lake Michigan, home of obsessively devoted beach dwellers, killer sand dunes, casual lakeshore living and the most gorgeous sunsets on the planet! While our main line of products will always be beach glass and seashell decor and gifts, I also have a second business in custom floral design and also dabble in refinishing "junk" antique furniture. I live in Portage, Michigan with my husband and two sons.

~ Shari"

Check out Beach Grass Cottage on 1000 Markets and Shop Now!

Thanks for strolling by The Boardwalk... Where we hope the sun is always shining!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

The artists of The Boardwalk wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday weekend!

The picture featured is by Artrussell - "STARFISH AND STRIPES"