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Forging on the River

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Forging on the River

We have frequent requests for donation of our work and usually we will make a donation of money instead for several reason, but we are honored to use our metal work to support the Metal Museum in their mission to "The mission of the Metal Museum is to preserve, promote, and advance the art and craft of fine metalwork."  From their beautiful campus on the cliff over the Mississippi River they tell the story of metalwork and metal workers with exhibitions, classes and special events throughout the year.  We want to help them tell this story. We are happy to donate one of our...

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It's Fig Season!

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It's Fig Season!

We are over run with figs and I just love it when they come in.  We share them with the birds, raccoons and squirrels, but not because we actually want to.   So far this year we have frozen them, dried them, made jam and roasted them with olives, honey and feta cheese.  It is keeping us busy to keep up with the fig trees, but you know we will be sorry to see them go. I am glad we have some to use in the winter. Oh - the Copper Grape Leaf Bowl holding the fig preserves is available in our online...

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Queen’s Reward Mead and Roasted Figs!

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Queen’s Reward Mead and Roasted Figs!

Queen’s Reward Meadery is local for us and one of our favorites is their Rubee - with cranberry and orange.  

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Sweet Inspiration - Grape Leaves

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Sweet Inspiration - Grape Leaves

Muscadine grades grow wild in the southern states. They can be red, black or amber colored.  The skin Is tough but he grapes are amazingly sweet.  They don't grow in clusters, but each one grows from a main stem.   The leaves have such a beautiful shape that we can’t resist the inspiration to make pieces using the grape leaf. These pieces can be used together serving appetizers, nuts, spices, etc.   They can even be used to hold your rings on your night stand, Set a beautiful table with these grape leaf napkin rings. You can find all of them in our...

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