Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giveaway #2 Revealed!

Here is another cute little giveaway for our Open House coming up this Friday evening and Saturday! It's a cute little house constructed of antique children's blocks, made by Mama Winger! Didn't you love to stack blocks as a kid? I did and I guess I still do! So the message LOVE is displayed to remind us to love stacking blocks, love one another, love cute little houses.....did I mention it's cute and little? It is! 

Come to our open house, sign up for a chance to win this and other prizes and bring your friends. Tell everyone you know that we've got cute little things and lots of wonderful bigger things never seen before! Plus treats and hot apple cider.  It's going to be fu-unn!

If you'd like an email invite, look over to the left in the sidebar.  "Subscribe" by adding your email address to our list and you'll be sent invitations to our next shows, including the Holiday Open House this weekend!  

If you live faraway, we're thinking about you too!  Next week, Monday or Tuesday, we'll be having a Facebook sale - just in time for gift-giving!

More giveaway reveals to come later on this week!   

Monday, December 1, 2014

First Open House Giveaway Revealed!

All this week we're revealing the prizes that will be at our Holiday Open House - this weekend!

We'll be drawing names for several original pieces after the weekend is over. So when you come, be sure to put your name in the "hat!" First up is this cute 8x10 Things With Wings' canvas made by Jill.

If you'd like the details to our Iowa City Open House, look over to the left side bar and sign up to get an invite sent directly to your email. 
Feel free to spread the Christmas Cheer and invite (share this post with) your friends!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spot and Share!

We love, Love, LOVE when you guys spot some of our work and share it with us! 

We've had spottings and photos sent to us from all around the country and that never fails to blow our minds!

Here's some of our mom rules for "This Thing Called Family" that a Facebook friend spotted:

Gabby's Gifts - Galena, IL

This sighting of TTCF is super cool because this shop is owned by Leigh Standley DiBernardo AKA Curly Girl Design.

Marmalade - Belmont, MA

TTCF in a Marriott gift shop, LAX (spotted by one of our mother-in-laws!)

We spotted some of our alphabet tiles for TTCF, spelling the words "fun, "bones" and "candy" in this spooky store display!

Broadbent Gifts - Cadiz, KY

Our Welcome sign for TTCF appears in this super cool wall photo - we were tagged on Instagram!

Recently Green Girl Laura herself was watching House Hunters on HGTV and one of the houses had our "Believe" sign from TTCF hanging in the laundry room!

Ya'll are also great at sending us photos of our original pieces in your homes!
 It means the world to us that you would take the time to share these!

A friend's gallery wall featuring 2 of our original pieces.

customized home piece, hung on Becky's covered porch in Greeneville, TN

customized and coordinating welcome sign and house numbers

an original ABC's for the preschool Mama Winger used to work at!  Hung down low just for little peeps to look at!

ABC's hung in a home school room - Kodiak Island, Alaska

"Buddy the Cat loves his new picture!" from Amanda in Greeneville, TN

We want to know if you are out and about shopping and come across one of our lines in a store: This Thing Called Family by DEMDACO or {Enjoy} the Little Things by C.R. Gibson.  Snap a photo of the display!  

We would also love to see how our licensed work or our originals look in your home! 

There are lots of ways you can share your photos with us.  We'd love to pass them along and re-share them with everyone! You are always welcome to share in the following ways:

You can share a photo on our Things With Wings Facebook page.
Tag us @thingswithwings on Instagram.
Email photos to paperprayers@hotmail.com

Anytime!  Seriously!

BIG thanks to all of you who take the time to thrill us with your photos!

Friday, September 5, 2014

ARTapalooza 2014!

The 9th annual ARTapalooza in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9-4 (TOMORROW!)

Where: Main street and sidewalks of downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. Our booth is #211 - in the 200 block of Main Street.

Held annually, this juried show brings many talented artists from throughout the region. In addition, there is something for very one to enjoy as downtown is filled with a fine selection of art, artist demonstrations, entertainment and children activities.  

All of the pieces we will have for sale at this show are brand new designs and each is a hand-made, unique original!

It promises to be a beautiful, fall-like weekend!  Please join us!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Collaborative Family Art Journal

C.R. Gibson, the company that makes our line, {Enjoy} the Little Things, recently gave us one of their Markings journals to doodle in and share with all of you!

Periodically, you'll be getting glimpses into this collaborative family art journal via our Instagram.  We'll be passing it back and forth between the three of us, so it should be really interesting!  
You'll want to make sure you're following us over there!

To see what other artists have done in their journals, visit MarkingsJournals on Instagram.  

Here's one of the first 2-page spreads I (jill) whipped up, based on a recent popular piece that several teachers requested for their classrooms.

 Next, I passed the journal on to Mama Winger, so stay tuned (on Instagram) for photos of her new journal pages!

Can't wait to see more of what Mama Winger and Green Girl come up with!

Friday, July 18, 2014

C.R. Gibson 20% off Sale!

There are a just a few more days left to get your entire purchase of our C.R. Gibson line {Enjoy} the Little Things at 20% off!  

Just follow this link to view our everyday line and our brand new Christmas collection!  Use the code SUMMER20 at checkout.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Find Things With Wings at the Summer Gift Markets!


We've gathered all of the resources for finding Things With Wings products at the Summer gift markets into one convenient post!

(Now that we're working with a few different companies, it can get confusing.
We thought this might make it a little simpler!)


Head to the DEMDACO showroom!
The link will take you to a list of the exact locations for Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas.

This is where you'll find "This Thing Called Family" - our longest running line.  In our DEMDACO line you'll find many functional kitchen items, the Mom Rules (wall versions and NEW mini block versions!) the alphabet collection, lots of wall art, and brand NEW for this summer: tea towel/spoon gift sets with coordinating mugs and chopping boards.

Plus much, much more!

New for Summer 2014!


Head to the C.R. Gibson Showroom!
The link will take you to more info on exactly where their showroom is in Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas.

This is where you'll find {Enjoy} the Little Things.  Included in this line are photo albums, journals, a sticky note set, gift enclosure cards, burlap wall art, block plaques, and more!  Brand NEW this summer - a Christmas collection you'll love!

New for Summer 2014!


Head to the Magnet Works Showroom!
The link will take you to more detailed info about where their showroom is located in Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis.

Here you'll find our collection of family-oriented MatMates and DrinkblotsMatMates are an interchangeable mat system that can be used as welcome mats or kitchen mats on their own, but really come to life when inserted into the trays.  You can trade out the art based on the seasons or your mood!

Also at Magnet Works you'll find our family-themed Christmas DrinkBlots!  DrinkBlots are beautiful, super-absorbent paper art coasters that come in notepad-inspired packaging. They are reusable, recyclable and sturdy. One of the remarkable things about DrinkBlots is that each set contains 24 unique designs, so no two coasters in the deck are the same! 

We hope this makes your shopping trip a little easier.
Have a great time!

If you have any questions, just let us know.

Let us know what you order-
And since we won't be there ourselves, take some photos for us!  :-)

New Christmas Collection For "{Enjoy} the Little Things!"

Hey retailers headed to market this summer!

We're excited to introduce you to the new Christmas collection for our C.R. Gibson line,
"{Enjoy} the Little Things."

Gift-giving and decorating are going to be a fun and colorful experience this holiday season! Just like it should be.  And we're going to help!

Here's what you'll find in our new C.R. Gibson collection:
Burlap Wall Art, Wreath, Tree, keepsake box, garland

keepsake box

wreath, tree

gift card holder
boxed card sets

gift enclosure cards

gift card holders

keepsake boxes

travel mugs

burlap wall art
table top tree
Advent Calendar with Drawers
Burlap Garland
RETAILERS:  We hope you'll be interested in carrying this line in your store this holiday season!  

To order wholesale go to the C.R. Gibson wholesale site, boxed card sets can be found here. contact your local sales rep or visit the C.R Gibson showroom at one of these markets and trade shows.

CUSTOMERS:  We've got awesome news for you too!

All of the new Christmas collection for "{Enjoy} the Little Things" is already available to purchase directly from the C.R. Gibson website! 

The everyday collection is available there too. Be sure to flip through all 4 pages!

You've always been such awesome cheerleaders for us!  We don't take that granted.  YOU are what has made Things With Wings a success.  Word of mouth - especially from YOU cool and awesome people?!  Well, it's priceless!  We are so thankful that you take the time to interact.

We could really use your help in spreading the word!  Tell your favorite local businesses (gift shops, home decor or specialty stores) about Things With Wings.  Share this post on Facebook. Pin your favorite items.  It ALL helps!

Friday, June 20, 2014

New "This Thing Called Family" for Summer!

We've got something new to share with you!
This summer, for "This Thing Called Family," we're once again "mixing" our fun style with functional items!

Towel and Spoon Gift Sets!

Ready to go, ready to give!

And get a load of this---
There are mugs and a cutting boards that mix and match in coordinating colors!

We LOVE the construction of these cutting boards.  The colors on the edges of the boards make them really unique!

Look at how nicely things coordinate!

There are 8 gift sets, 8 mugs and 4 cutting boards:

Wash Your Hands (use soap.)

Bless this Mess (a little dirt never hurt.)

I'll wash, you dry.

Mom Miracles - performed daily.

We hope you're interested in carrying TTCF!  
To order wholesale you can visit the DEMDACO showrooms in Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Denver or Dallas or contact your local DEMDACO rep for details. 

CUSTOMERS: You should start to see these showing up in gift shops and specialty stores later this summer and fall.  Visit the DEMDACO store locator to find a retailer in your area who carries TTCF.  Check with individual retailers to determine their current inventory.

You've always been such awesome cheerleaders for us!  We don't take that granted.  YOU are what has made Things With Wings a success.  Word of mouth - especially from YOU cool and awesome people?!  Well, it's priceless!  We are so thankful that you take the time to interact.

We could really use your help in spreading the word!  Tell your favorite local businesses (gift shops, home decor or specialty stores) about Things With Wings.  Share this post on Facebook. Pin your favorite items.  It ALL helps!