Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Sarasota Show and a break from the Icicle State

Even though the locals called it cold, the weather in the Sunshine State felt really lovely to us! Along with a bit of sunshine, we enjoyed yummy oysters, a wade in the Gulf, and some great miniatures. It was a fun-filled weekend! We were fortunate that our table was next to Karon Cunningham (England) and Mike Barbour. And Molly Cromwell did her best to talk us into the Danube Cruise. Oh dear...

Some of the lovely pieces from the show:

Karon Cunningham showed dolls from Silke Janas-Schloesser.

Barbara Sabia

Laura Collum-Silverstein

Ruth Stewart

And here are the items that went home in my suitcase:

Painting: Josephine Meyer; Wood items: David Krupick; Pottery: Jason Feltrope
On Monday, we enjoyed a tour of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Completed in 1925, the home was inspired by... you guessed it... Venetian architecture.

Ca' d'Zan, home of John and Mabel Ringling.

Settee from the art museum.

My favorite from the collection of fans in the art museum.

Before going to the airport, we stopped at Lido Beach for a wade in the Gulf. Upon returning home, we were greeted with a temperature of 7 degrees F. Even Mr. T2S was unhappy!