Category Archives: Paper and art

THE ORANGE BLOSSOM RESALE

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ChatterboxBeach has found a home not only on Etsy, but also in an adorable shop called The Orange Blossom Resale in Hampstead, NC. Our handmade crafts fit right at home among the many vendor booths that feature an eclectic array of home décor, jewelry and fashion items. Located in a strip mall on Highway 17, the store is a convenient drive from Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Crystal Coast and Southern beaches. We love to browse each time we add more items to our booth.
The chef hats, scarves, pillows and dishcloths that we sell on Etsy also are featured in the store. Additional items are also available at The Orange Blossom, include paintings, aprons, pocket books, cup cozies, knitted necklaces, wine bags and mini quilts. ChatterboxBeach hopes to add new products each week.
Let the store owner know your favorite ChatterboxBeach items so we can keep them in stock. Let us know what you are looking for, too. We enjoy tackling new projects together.
Contact us anytime at chatterbox_gifts@yahoo.com and stop by The Orange Blossom Resale at 14884 Highway 17, Hampstead NC 28443, (910) 821-1544.
Store hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Monday: Closed
http://www.ChatterboxBeach.etsy.com
http://www.facebook.com/ChatterboxBeachGifts

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THE WARMTH OF CAMELLIAS

painting camellias 2014 locals only honorable mention

The buds on my camellia bush are wrapped tight and tidy as if the petals are huddling to protect themselves from the cold. But soon they should self-combust and explode in beauty, making me marvel at the strength of their soft, fragile-looking pink petals.

If I can summon up the courage to brave the cold like they do, I’ll clip some of the elegant flowers, bring them indoors and float them in a bowl of water like my mother did so many times when I was growing up.

Her camellias served as a centerpiece for many festive occasions.

In addition, the flowers have become the focus of many of her paintings.

Recently, she entered a watercolor of camellias in my hometown’s Locals Only Show. The flowers in this art were open full, and she captured the shadows brilliantly, earning her an honorable mention award.

In addition, one of her acrylics featuring camellias is hanging upstairs in my home. Similar to the award-winning painting, the artwork captures the warmth of a bouquet of blooms in shades of pink with yellow centers surrounded by green glossy leaves that are displayed in a vase.

Whereas fresh camellias reach a peak and then fade, my mother’s paintings keep the wonder of the flowers alive indefinitely. The blooms warm my house every day, and I don’t have to brave the cold to admire them.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT My son in fifth grade was shy about giving me the Mother’s Day gift he made at school. “It’s so not good,” he said, pulling a decorated jar from behind his back and sitting it on the … Continue reading

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PREVENTING UFOs One of the advantages of crafting with family is that we can help each other save projects from the UFO (unfinished objects) pile. When one person gets stuck in the middle of making a craft, someone else can … Continue reading

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A YEAR OF CRAFTING KICK-OFF A new year of crafting has begun! Each July, my mom, sisters and I get together to plan craft projects we want to work on for the next 12 months. I am in awe of … Continue reading

Back to School: Button Flower and Notes

A mini-notebook could brighten a student's day.

ChatterboxBeach offers a variety of back-to-school items. One of the most colorful is our Flower Button Mini-Notebook. This adorable orange and pink notebook cover is adorned with a bright flower button and covers a 4.5- by 3.25-inch mini-composition book. The notebook fits nicely in a pocketbook or on a desk. It’s perfect for jotting down notes and reminders. Include it in a college freshman care package or slip it in your daughter’s backpack with a note of encouragement on the first page as she starts a new school year.

 

To see more gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

First Anniversary Scrapbook

Fill a floral accordion book with newlywed memories.

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating our 1st Anniversary throughout August by highlighting some of our top-selling items and the paper gifts we offer. After all, etiquette says paper is the way to observe a first anniversary!

Fill a beautiful handmade accordion book with memories of your first year together. ChatterboxBeach offers an accordion book covered with pink flowers on one side and a gray background on the other. Both patterns provide a great backdrop for photos, poetry or scrapbooking.

Book comes tied with a special ribbon.

Each of the eight pages measure about 5 inches by 5 inches. Fill the pages on both sides with momentoes from a special occasion or pictures of someone special. The book is tied with a special ribbon.

As a bridesmaid or a friend, I always like to send a little paper something to a bride on her first anniversary. A blank or filled accordion book says “I’m thinking of you” on your first anniversary!

I also like to include accordion books in care packages for college freshmen or give them to friends on their birthday or when they have something unexpected to celebrate.

ChatterboxBeach wants to thank our customers for a great first year. We look forward to highlighting our paper gift products throughout the month.

To see more gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Fill a book with pictures on both sides and display on table as a centerpiece.

First Anniversary — Notecards Feature Original Paintings

Notecard a gift of flowers.

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating our 1st Anniversary throughout August by highlighting some of our top-selling items and the paper gifts we offer. After all, etiquette says paper is the way to observe a first anniversary!

 

An assortment of notecards is a thoughtful way to mark a first anniversary. ChatterboxBeach offers a variety of notecards featuring pictures of original watercolor paintings by North Carolina artist Anne Waller. The cards are blank inside, allowing you to add your own special message. They come with an envelope and are packaged in resealable plastic bags. The cards, which measure 5- by 7-inches, also look nice on display.

 

As a bridesmaid or a friend, I always like to send a little paper something to a bride on her first anniversary. The blank notecards wrapped in a special ribbon are just right for sending the message “I’m thinking of you” on your first anniversary!

 

I also like to include notecards in care packages for college freshmen or give them to friends on their birthday or when they have something unexpected to celebrate.

 

ChatterboxBeach wants to thank our customers for a great first year. We look forward to highlighting our paper gift products throughout the month.

 

To see more gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Another Top Seller: Bulletin Boards

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating our 1st Anniversary throughout August by highlighting some of our top-selling items and the paper gifts we offer. After all, etiquette says paper is the way to observe a first anniversary!

 

Hand-painted bulletin boards have been top-sellers this year. Currently, we have two in stock — a pomegranate and a tangerine. They are the perfect place to post reminders, grocery lists, recipes and notes of all kinds. The boards measure 11 inches by 14 inches. They install easily with self-stick pads, which are included.

To celebrate a first anniversary, pin a special paper wish or message on the board! What a lovely and thoughtful gift to give or receive!

 

We want to thank our customers for a great first year and look forward to highlighting our paper gift products throughout the month.

 

To see more gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!