Saturday morning I decided at the last minute to go to the Designer Craftsman Show at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, diagnosis Pennsylvania. My girlfriends and I have been going to this show for the past 20 years. We usually go to the preview on Friday night, tadalafil but I had a busy day, ampoule and I didn’t feel like going out again, especially at night, besides it was freezing cold outside, so staying home by the fire seemed the way to go.


By Saturday morning I couldn’t stand to miss it, so I got dressed and drove to King of Prussia, about 45 minutes to an hour from where I live. I am not used to driving there, for me it’s like driving in the city, so at times I was white knuckling it. There is so much traffic and when your not used to it, it can be a little tense, but I made it just fine and couldn’t wait to get inside. The first person I talked to was Tess Rosch, the editor of Early American Life magazine. We had a really nice conversation. What a nice person she is.

These baskets were just gorgeous.


I have always been so impressed with K. William Kautz. I think he is one of the most talented folk artists in America. The photos above are some of his work.

Family heirloom weavers makes wonderful early looking textiles. They’re booth is always fun to visit.


It was hard to take good photos. The show was crowded and I didn’t want to be in anyone’s way, and besides I wanted to enjoy the show and stop and talk to familiar faces. Gregg Shooner and his wife Mary are always at this show. Their shelves were almost bare, no surprise. It’s always good to see them, they are just the nicest people. There were 60 artisans, all juried, which means they have to pass strict standards.


There was a home show as well. If you own an old house or if you want to make your new house look old, everything you need was there. There were a couple of woodworking demonstrations too.

It’s a wonderful show, and I am so glad I went. I am hoping to have some of these artists wares available in my artisan store this Spring, I’m working on it. You’ll be the first to know if I do!

4 Responses to “”

  1. Carole Says:

    I don”t know why this post would not allow comments. I hope I fixed it.

  2. ginny Says:

    let me know, when those silouettes become available AND are the frames separate?


  3. carole holt Says:

    Hi Ginny. There is one silhouette in the store right now, and more to come. The frames are included and are not sold separately.
    Thank you for your interest.

  4. Abby Says:

    I like the last mourning hair design. Price please Thanks Abby

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