BIG New Years NEWS!!!!

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Happy New Years! I hope you all had a wonderful New Years and had an opportunity to enjoy a bit of down time after the holiday rush. If your much like me the start of a New Year means a brand new calendar/planner, a scribbled list of things I want to do, and goals I want to accomplish.

One of those BIG goals is to have another incredible & successful art event like En Le Jardin.  My next upcomming event Petticoats & Parasols will be here before I know it. I've got the ball rolling, and all the planning of the beautiful, intimate, and small details are under way. 

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Im very fortunate that my New Years has started off with a BANG! I have some EXCITING NEWS that I am thrilled to share with you all!!!!

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Yes!  Jo Packham of Where Women Create will be the guest keynote speaker at Petticoats & Parasols.

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I cannot tell you how ELATED I am! I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Jo at Silver Bella. Her speech left us in happy tears and our creative soul's inspired & renewed!  

The CHERRY ON TOP is not only will she be our guest speaker, but she will be shooting the event for an upcomming issue of Where Women Create.

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I approached an idea to Jo that not only can studios and work spaces be visually inspiring to us readers, but so can the beautiful outdoors surroundings in which we create in. Jo's response….."Yes..I agree!" 

Im still pinching myself! To have this opportunity to be included and featured among so many talented artist that I have admired and looked up to is a DREAM! We all have our personal story and journey in our artistic endeavours. I have a passion for creating my whimsical artwork, and after last year discovered that I love and enjoy hosting unique and beautiful art workshop events for us like-minded women who come together in friendship and to fill our creative souls.

I am so honored to have Jo Packham speak and spend time with us gals in beautiful historic Savannah! 

More news!!! I am delighted to also announce that Tinsel Trading Company is my newest sponsor!

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My heart is overflowing with gratitude and thankfulness for Jo accepting my personal invitation to attending my event, and for ALL the amazing sponsors who are so graciously donating fabulous goodies!!!!

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For all the event details please click here. Space is limited and they are filling up! If you have any questions please dont hesitate to email me at twinkleshabbystar@yahoo.com  

Have a wonderful and creative week my friends!!!!

XOXO,

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What wonderful news! I can see why you are so excited! We all love Jo Packham! I have learned so much from her and it would be amazing to hear her speak! And this is another reason our blogs are so important…we can share what we learn and experience! How special!

jamie

Congratulations Jenn, that is Wonderful. I’m sure your Event will be Spectacular. Let me know if you would like any kind of donation for raffles or Give aways too. More than Happy to Donate a Special Jewel. xo Jamie

That is such wonderful news! I so wish I could be there but it is too close to my delivery date. Hopefully this will be an annual event? I just adore Savannah and wish you all the luck with this fabulous workshop!

Dearest Jenn
You don’t really know me, but I know you, yes I do.
First I would like to congratulate you on your exciting news for 2010! What a way to start the New Year.
I have been blogging for a year now, and you were one of my favourites when I started “surfing”. I probably should have left more comments, but I didn’t know how important it was. Sugar, sugar is another blog candy.
You have no idea how you make me smile, sit back, and think how fun it would be to play with all your treasures. I remember sooo many of your little toppers and other cutties. I have my own kind of fun painting everything pink.
Oh I could ramble on and on.
I’m here to let you know that you are my “featured site” this week. I hope you like what I’ve done to promote your pretty pretty blog.
One day I might just join one of your pretty events. We lived in Georgia for one whole year… lovely with beautiful people like you.
You are a true Southern Belle.
BTW I’m in Canada, where it’s all white and crisp.. a long way from you.
Love Claudie
xoxoxox

Jenn! This is all soooo exciting! I am beyond thrilled to be a part of such an incredible event! You are the toast of the south my darling! I feel so blessed to be a part of this!
Love you!
xoxo
Christine

What a beautiful sight you have! I’m so thankful Claudie told us about you! There is just so much to see and dream about here! Congratulations on your good news! Have a wonderful 2010! Happy New Year! Sherri : )

How exiting Jennifer! I know it will be a huge sucess!! Hugs, Kimberly

You are proving to be an excellent events organiser – with such a great speaker and sponsers too – you have a great skill there Jenn !
– i promised my cousin i would come over to the US but won’t be able to make this event of yours unfortunately …. so i am watching out …. i think this is just the beginning of great things to come.
All my very best wishes for the new year to you and yours Jenn – Ginny xx

Jenn, that is totally amazing news!!! i am so bummed that i can’t be there…but i am so excited for you…you must be over the moon…congratulations to you!!!

JENN!!! I am so over the top ecstatic for you!!!! You are so amazing and put so much heart in to everything you do, it was only a matter of time before all your dreams would come true!! It sounds like 2010 is going to be YOUR year!! I KNOW that I am one of your biggest fans, wink :):) And having a nice collection of your original pieces, I know first hand just how talented you are! I wish I were able to attend one of your events as I KNOW it will be unbelievable! Congratulations Jenn, I couldnt be more happy for you! You deserve all the success in the world!
Love and hugs,
Amy

Thank you Jaime! I appreciate your well wishes! Good luck with your delivery of your wee one! Not sure if it will be annual. I guess we will just have to wait and see. 😉
XO,Jenn

Claudie….THANK YOU sooo much for putting a huge smile on my face with your lovely lovely note. Im extremely flattered and I feel honored to be featured on your blog! Big Big Hugs! XOXO,Jenn

Ginny,
Thank you sooo much sweet friend for your loving and kind words of support! Maybe one day you can make it over to the U.S. Natasha is DYING to come next year and teach. Who know’s we’ll see. 😉 hee! hee! Thank you again!!! Much love, Jenn

Im bummed too Lori!!! Thank you sweet friend for all your encouraging kind words of support! They mean the world!!! XOXO,Jenn

Oh my, I am so unbelievably blessed to be a part of this event Jenn! You are a true dear friend to me, that without blogging who knows if we would have ever meet and kindled a relationship. Now I am counting the days to see you and the other fabulous ladies that are joining us. I feel like I will be returning home to see family! And now with Jo cooming as well, I am even more excited. She was so spectacularly endearing at silverbella, I am so happy to get to spend more time with such amazing and creative women!
Thank you so much for organizing an event like this. It is truly a unique and intimate experience that brings all who attend closer together in spirit and creativity!
Love ya!
Tiffany

Congratulations Jenn! That is wonderful news! I would love to be able to come to one of your events someday…looks like so much fun!
Shannon
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Jenn, I am so happy for your next event. What a coup!! I wish I had time to attend, it sounds glorious. I am also glad Tinsel Trading has become a sponsor or your site. I sell to Tinsel and it is a wonderful store. Your site is lovely.

Jenn….I am trying to hint to my husband that this would be a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for me. I may just have to book it, and tell him later. It would be a dream come true.
xxoo Valarie

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Beautifully generous, is what you are and others are drawn to your sweetness…recently purchased Jo’s book from 2005, adoring…have lots of cherry on top cupcakes and fluffy ruffles filled with bows!
xxxooo diana (cupcakesugar)

Well durn it. Now I am even more disapointed that I have a sale that weekend and can’t make it! I thought it sounded wonderful before, but with Jo there, its over the top wonderful!
I’m so happy for you, Jenn!
Karla

hey doll,
you are going to be in heaven this year!!!
have a great week
oxoxo,
jessi

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that is so exciting and I’m thrilled for you Jenn!!! What a wonderful feature that will be in Where Women Create!! You are such a talent and a sweetheart who is always so giving and appreciative… we love you!!!!
xo,
Kim

A huuge congratulations to you on some very well-deserved support and recognition! I sure wish I lived in your neck of the woods (instead of Melbourne, Australia!) so I could attend some of these glorious events! Warmest Wishes, Linda xx

what a lovely start to the year. Your event is certainly going to be wonderful.
sadie

HAPPY NEW YEAR, guys! I just wish this is gonna be a blessed year to all of us!

Well, I am not bummed because I will be there! I am so thrilled Jenn. I am already meeting such wonderful women through the Yahoo group. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for doing this. I have coordinated events, big ones, in my day. I know how much work it is. You are a marvel and I can’t wait to meet you face to face.
Hugs,
Amada

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I agree with sadie. Your event is certainly going to be wonderful.
Deirdre G

Christine Karie

Happy New Year, Jennifer!
My question has nothing to do with your big New Year’s news, but hope you can answer it anyway. Your Homer Laughlin china displayed in your kitchen – blue trim with tiny roses in the center – I absolutely love it! Where might I purchase the pieces?
Thank you much!
Christine Karie

Hi Christine!
Thanks so much for your lovely compliment regarding my china. I actaully purchased most pieces on the internet. Some at antique shops. You can do a search on Ebay, or google the pattern name and see what websites come up and who sells them. Good luck!!! Jenn

Oh my…something told me to get out and about in blogland today, and I’m so glad I did! What fabulous news Jenn…if I were there I’d pinch you too! Congrats, Jo is beyond lovely…now how can I pack one more event into April – I’m still trying!
xo Heidi

Wow, Jennifer, what a wonderful opportunity to have Jo Packham and I am thrilled that Tinsel Trading is a sponsor for you.
My daughter went to school outside of NYC and I wasn’t aware of any of the wonderful places in NYC at the time. I am a little sad thinking of all the place I could have seen each time I visited. This was only ten years ago but before I knew this wonderful world existed!
Some day I hope to attend one of your events. They look so lovely and I have not visited your area of the country.

Congratulations Jenn on your exciting and wonderful news! I will definitely be looking forward to that issue of WWC!

Awww..Thank you Heidi! :) So glad you stopped by, and I too hope you can pack in one more event in April! 😉 XO,Jenn

Thank you Suz for stopping by! I appreciate your well wishes, and I too hope you can attend one of my events in the near future!
XO,Jenn

How AWESOME is that Jenn!!! I am so excited for you and can’t wait until the issue comes out!!! Looks like your New Year has started off Fab~U~lous!!
xo Tiff :)

wooo hoooo… Im so glad to be a part of this amazing event!! xo Bryanna

What wonderful news for you! Congratulations!
Jenn, I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration your blog is to me. I have been reading it for quite a while, but this is my first time to leave a comment. I started my own blog just a couple of weeks ago, and now realize how important the comments are to the blogger. I just wanted to thank you for such a beautiful, uplifting blog. (If you have a second, click on over to my new blog and see a struggling beginner’s first attempt at blogging. :)

Hi Jenn,
Just saw the ad in Tinsel and nearly fell over. To think I am actually going to such an amazing event.OMGOODNESS!
Thanks for all your work. The best part is I will finally get to meet Miss Sweet Jenn!
Hugs,
Amada

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