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Our Store’s Upcoming Christmas Open House & Northern California Shows

We are excited to invite you to our store, Chocolate Soup, for our annual Christmas Open House.

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There will be delicious refreshments throughout the weekend,
including our “chocolate soup.”
 
Please note that the store will be closed Nov. 2-6 to
transform the store for the Holiday Season.
 
Also, something new this year! 
As a special treat for our Chocolate Soup Facebook friends,
we will be posting a
“12 Days of Christmas” Sneak Preview
as a countdown to our Christmas Open House. 
Beginning October 26, you will have the chance to see some
of the items we’ll have during the Holiday season! 
Visit the Chocolate Soup Facebook page {here}.
For more information on Chocolate Soup, please visit our website {here}.
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Here are some of photos of my furniture and home décor mixed in at Chocolate Soup.

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UPCOMING SHOWS:
We will be participating in two Northern California shows this Fall.
We will be bringing lots of new merchandise as well as old favorites —
one-of-a-kind furniture, lamps, shelves, folk art and more!
Always hand crafted with quality and care.
We hope to see you there!
SAN MATEO, CA:
HARVEST FESTIVAL SHOW
San Mateo Events Center
Friday – Sunday — November 14-16, 2014
For more information about the San Mateo Harvest Festival Show, please visit the Harvest Festival website {here}.
SONORA, CA:
HOME TOWN CRAFTERS CHRISTMAS FAIRE
Old Opera House, in Downtown Sonora
Friday & Saturday — November 28 & 29, 2014
For more information about the Home Town Crafters Christmas Faire, please visit their Facebook page {here}. 
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We’re on ETSY!

In case you haven’t heard: we sell on Etsy!  For our faithful blog followers who aren’t in close proximity to our show room at Chocolate Soup (located in Mariposa, CA), shopping our Etsy store is one way you can purchase our handcrafted home decor any time of the year.  Find some of our newer creations listed on our recently updated Etsy page, and watch for more items soon.  Current listings include our popular ledge shelves, mirrors, wall pockets and clocks.  Click the button to the left and head straight over to Colonial Woodwrights on Etsy!

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Southern California Bound!

In only three short days we will be traveling south to Ventura, then on to Anaheim and Del Mar later this month for the Harvest Festival Art and Craft Shows.  We hope to see you at one of the shows!  (Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a special offer!)

We are proud to give you a glimpse of what we’ve been working on in preparation for these shows…

A special offer for our Southern California friends!  For each of our Southern California shows, we will award the first three responses to this post with a free admission couponput under your name at will call!  Simply comment on this post with, “I’m coming to _(fill in the show city)_,” and the coupon is yours–if you’re one of the first three for your city.  That’s three free admission coupons for Ventura, three for Anaheim, and three for Del Mar!  Make plans to attend the show nearest you and tell us you’ll be there now!

NOTE: This giveaway will end on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at 5 p.m., whether or not all coupons have been given away–after that, we’re on the road and won’t be online.  All coupons will be assigned by this Wednesday at 5 p.m. if not sooner!

Ventura, CA

Ventura County Fairground

Oct. 5-7

San Miguel Hall, Booth D18

Anaheim, CA

Anaheim Convention Center, Hall E

Oct. 12-14

Booth G07

Del Mar, CA

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Oct. 19-21

Bing Crosby Building, Booth J06

(Meet our two-year-old grandson, Jacob, keeping us entertained at the shop during evening work parties!)

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We’re on Etsy!

We are happy to announce the grand opening of our Etsy shop, currently featuring our Ledge Shelves.  Watch for new listings in the weeks and months to come, and support independent handcrafters and artists–shop Etsy!

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Red Over Black Contest–Enter Now!

What does this lamp, mirror, wall pocket, console and candle pillars have in common?  Red-over-black!

We’re holding a contest to name our popular “Red over Black” finish and the deadline is midnight, Tuesday, July 10.  If you haven’t emailed your entry for the Red-Over-Black Contest, do it now!

Contest details:

“Red over Black” is one of our most popular finishes–it’s high time we had a better name for it!  The most time consuming finish we do, “Red over Black” requires an 11 step finishing process involving two different shades of red and, of course, black.  You are invited to give a name to this lovely finish and compete for a prize.  The winner and the winning name will be announced on our blog July 15th and the author will receive a “Red over Black” wall pocket–the shipping is on us (twigs not included)!

To enter:

Simply email your entry with the subject line, “Red over Black Contest” to colonialwoodwrights@hotmail.com by midnight, Tuesday, July 10.  The winner will be contacted via email and shipping arranged.  We look forward to benefiting from your creativity!

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Reminding You to Visit us in Arnold!

The truck is nearly loaded and we will be on the road tomorrow afternoon to the lovely central Sierra town of Arnold!  We hope you are getting ready to make your way there too, for the  Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival.  Festival highlights include 65 booths of fine crafts, art, gourmet foods, and beer, as well as continuous live entertainment, swing and country music, jugglers, face painting–truly a family friendly event–all in downtown Arnold on Highway 4!

If you’re coming to town, make a day of it and plan to enjoy:

  • The Lion’s Club pancake breakfast (7:30-11 a.m.)
  • A walk through the Festival, with special time and attention given to hunting down our booth!
  • A locally-grown snack from The Arnold Farmer’s Market-Certified Growers (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cedar Center)
  • The Cedar Center Summer Concert Series: “The Sound Hounds” (jazz) from 6-8 p.m.–free!

See you in Arnold!

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Spotlight: The Classic Console…and a Contest!

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Introducing:

The Heirloom Red-over-Black Classic Console.

Suitable as a buffet in the dining room, as a sofa table in the living room, or as a stand for your flat-screen television in the family room, this beautifully versatile piece will bring warmth and style to your home.  The Classic Console features a reclaimed redwood top, vintage brass knobs and two adjustable shelves behind bi-fold doors on each side.

Overall dimensions:

  • 53″ wide
  • 36 1/2″ high
  • 15″ deep, with an inside depth of 11 3/4″

Price: $475*

*Price does not include shipping or delivery.  Call for shipping/delivery details and estimates.

In consideration of our online friends and followers, The Classic Console will be available exclusively through this blog until Friday, July 6 when it will make its way to our room in Chocolate Soup and be made available to the general public.   If you are interested in The Classic Console, act quickly and contact us at 209-742-6624.  For more details on our Monthly Spotlight features, click here.

Now for the contest!

“Red over Black” is one of our most popular finishes–it’s high time we had a better name for it!  The most time consuming finish we do, “Red over Black” requires an 11 step finishing process involving two different shades of red and, of course, black.  You are invited to give a name to this lovely finish and compete for a prize.  The winner and the winning name will be announced on our blog July 15th and the author will receive a “Red over Black” wall pocket–the shipping is on us (twigs not included)!

(A note on the color difference between the wall pocket and the console: because the pocket is made of several slats, the sanding in our finishing process brings out more of the black in the finish than it would on a larger piece of furniture, thus resulting in a darker looking finish).

To enter:

Simply email your entry with the subject line, “Red over Black Contest” to colonialwoodwrights@hotmail.com by midnight, Tuesday, July 10.  The winner will be contacted via email and shipping arranged.  We look forward to benefiting from your creativity!

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