Anne Hinton ~ Art Glass Designs

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Anne Hinton works with art glass to create one-of-a-kind pieces ranging from sun catchers to yard art to serving trays.  Her designs are inspired by the lakefront of Ohio’s North Coast.

She started working with art glass making traditional mosaics on wood.  As Anne’s interest in mosaics grew, she discovered the technique of mounting art glass on acrylic, grouting some and covering others with resin.  She also creates fun works of art using clay pots and mirrors as the base.

Anne lives in the Huron, OH and participates in area art shows.

For a complete selection of Anne’s work, visit The Back Room Studio

 

 

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Salsa Meets Salmon

 

 

Our favorite way to make salmon has always been with Caribbean Jerk, and we really thought there was no way to improve on it until we added Angelo’s Gourmet Firehouse Pineapple Habanero Salsa to the top.  CRAZY GOOD!!!

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Angelo ~ you’re a genius!

Kevin Klepek ~ Photographer

Wine_Truck_2048x2048_110x110@2xOriginally from Vermilion, Kevin now resides in Westlake.  He travels extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, capturing those experiences through his photography.  I’m happy to welcome him as one of the shop’s artists with his metal prints!

“Having a lifelong appreciation for the arts, a resourceful eye and a knack for creating things, I decided to share my vision of high-quality fine art decor with an emphasis on unique photography.  With the support of family and friends who have enjoyed my photography and custom picture framing over the years, I created Wall Zenmore, an online gallery offering fine art prints, framed prints, canvas prints, and metal prints.”

To view Kevin’s entire gallery, please visit his website at WallZenmore

 

 

Alaina Caruso ~ Handmade Jams, Jellies and more!

“The Home Pantry is a Cleveland based business creating unique and quality pantry goods. All ingredients are sourced as local as possible, homegrown or organically imported.

From jams + jellies, herbal blends and baking mixes, the idea of each product is ambitiously created with quality as most important, and offering the tools for you to take home and create a delicious meal.

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Alaina Caruso, founder and chef to The Home Pantry is a Lorain, Ohio native. With a background history from assistant baker, pantry chef to now sole proprietor, she presses that it is not only the quality of the ingredients in a product that makes a dish so delicious, but the act of making it with your own hands.”

Follow Alaina at The Home Pantry on facebook and visit her website The Home Pantry to see the array of offerings Alaina so lovingly creates.

 

Angelo Tetorakis ~ Gourmet Salsa

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“As a career Firefighter/Paramedic we would often have platoon dinners.  Every morning we would get together and decide what type of meal we would have.  One day Captain Berry brought in a bushel of habaneros from his garden asking if I could come up with a sauce or salsa.  After many attempts, a mango habanero salsa emerged!  Soon after I retired, with lots of encouragement, I came to market my Gourmet Firehouse Salsa!”

Visit Gourmet Firehouse Salsa for more information and for recipes and serving suggestions using Angelo’s salsas.

 

 

 

What’s The Buzz?

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March 15th – the buzzards return to Hinkley, OH.  Every year.  How do they know?  These particular buzzards decided to move along from Hinkley to the lake.  Guess they’re beach buzzards.   

A few years ago on March 15th, we got up before dawn, made our way to Hinkley and stood in the cold around a campfire-in-a-can (50 gallon drum), drinking coffee and hot chocolate, kibitzing with the dozens and dozens of other people who had done the same while we waited…and waited…and waited.

We saw the sunrise before we saw a buzzard.  Eventually, the cold got to us so we went home.  And what do you think we saw as we rounded the bend for home?  If you guessed buzzards, then you are absolutely correct.

 

Alice Hennessy ~ Pretend Artist

 

Alice dubbed herself as the “Pretend Artist” because she doesn’t paint or sculpt, but what she does is definitely not pretend.

She cleverly embellishes old paintings with fun stickers and/or sayings that result in a completely unique interpretation of the original, then takes a picture of that and makes it into a photo notecard.IMG_3239

 

Follow Alice on Facebook at The Pretend Art Company

Karl and Jennifer Baker ~ Organic Dog Treats

 

Karl and Jennifer Baker are the owners of The Grateful Dog Bakery and I am so happy to be carrying their organic dog treats in the shop!IMG_3282

“At The Grateful Dog Bakery, our priority is to serve your pet’s nutritional needs by carrying an extensive line of natural and holistic foods, natural supplements, vitamins, tinctures and more: for both cats and dogs.

Our bakery features all natural freshly handmade canine treats and desserts. We want you to feel good about what you feed your pet… all of our ingredients are sourced from local farms if we didn’t grow them ourselves on our own sustainable farm!”

Visit The Grateful Dog Bakery to see Karl and Jennifer’s complete line of K-9 and cat treats and products.

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