Sunday, November 25, 2012

Introducing Wreaths by Emma Ruth!!! And Giveaway #1 Revealed!

We're having a HUGE Holiday Art Open House in Iowa City this coming weekend!  

There will be a variety of unique, handmade items for sale so you can get a bunch of Christmas shopping done all in one place!  We'll have original, handmade artwork by all three of us here at "Things With Wings", plus the work of some new friends  -----Like the meaningful handmade work of "Peace of Mind Jewelry and Glass" by Shannon Schoon, the Original Paintings of Shadley Grimes and the yarn and textile talents of "Wreaths by Emma Ruth" by Emily Meyer (who you'll get to meet in just a minute!)  We'll also have yummy desserts and drawings for at least FIVE giveaways!  So why wouldn't you come?!

Click on the green postcard to the left to RSVP and get updates via facebook!

Friday Nov 30: 4pm,-7pm
Saturday Dec 1: 10am-4pm

South side of Iowa City.  If you'd like to receive an invite or get the address info, email us at and we'll send it out to you pronto!

We are so excited about this week leading up to the grand event - we are going to introduce you to each of the artists that will be joining us!  

You'll want to be sure to check back here every day - you'll also get to find out about the giveaways you can enter when you come on Friday or Saturday!

*The first artist you'll get to meet is Emily Meyer!  Here she is:

Hello everyone!  My name is Emily Meyer and I'm the owner of Wreaths By Emma Ruth.  I started my business just about 2 years ago, shortly after my son was born.  After he was born I became a stay at home Mom but did not know how to sit still.  My creative mind would not stop and so I began working on wreaths.  I must confess, my first wreath was a disaster!  After a few, I got the hang of my style and what I wanted my wreaths to look like.  I love different textures and colors and try to mix and match combinations that you would not typically think of.  I offer yarn wreaths and I also make yarn letters.  Here are a few of my favorite wreaths and letters I have done in the past:

Here are a few of the wreaths that will be at the open house: 

You can see MANY more of the wreaths (each one is unique!) that Emily will have for sale in this awesome facebook album.  There's even a Hawkeye wreath and Christmas wreaths!  

Be sure to like her facebook page while you're there so you can see her updates!

*Emily has generously offered a giveaway for the open house!  Don't forget to put your name in the drawing when you come this weekend. The winner will receive 10 of these fun glass magnets like pictured below! 

Thanks for your generosity, Emily!

You can find Emily at her Wreaths by Emma Ruth Facebook page, her Etsy Shop or her email,

Come back tomorrow for another artist introduction and giveaway reveal!