Because Christmas is a little closer….

Is it panic time yet? Do you have too much to do and not enough time before the special day that is December 25th?

Well take a deep breath and appreciate the lovely arts and crafts that Lyndendale Gallery has to show you. These arts and crafts all come from our beautiful southwest corner of Western Australia.

Excuse me if I show you some items that I showed you last time. They are worth a second (or a third, or a fourth) look.

From Geraldine Peterkin this purse is one of many unique items from this talented artist.

From Geraldine Peterkin this purse is one of many unique items from this talented artist.

Made of jarrah and with a horse shoe holding the serviettes in place - perfect inside or for your barbecue table.

Made of jarrah and with a horse shoe holding the serviettes in place – perfect inside or for your barbecue table.

Dress up any outfit with this beautiful garment (Lyndendale Gallery has 3 fibre artists)

Dress up any outfit with this beautiful garment (Lyndendale Gallery has 3 fibre artists)

Going overseas? This hand-felted hat from Maybrook Designs will keep you warm - and stylish

Going overseas? This hand-felted hat from Maybrook Designs will keep you warm – and stylish

This watercolour is all ready to frame. can't beleive Neville has reduced all his matted watercolours to $99!

This watercolour is all ready to frame. Can’t believe Neville has reduced all his matted watercolours to $99!

This tiny reduction lino print (CD case size) is by yours truly, Denise Gillies. I am so proud to be able to say that it is part of an exhibition that was in NSW before going to Florence and then to the USA. The cream on the cake, however, is that the whole exhibition is then going to be archived in the National Gallery in Canberra!!

This tiny reduction lino print (CD case size) is by yours truly, Denise Gillies. I am so proud to be able to say that it is part of an exhibition that was in NSW before it goes to Florence and  the USA. The cream on the cake, however, is that the whole exhibition is then going to be archived in the National Gallery in Canberra!!

Imaginatively framed in a box holder, this piece of photo art can be hung on a wall or stood on a sideboard or table. There are many example's of ToniC's work here - all different sizes too.

Imaginatively framed in a box holder, this piece of photo art can be hung on a wall or stood on a sideboard or table. There are many examples of ToniC’s work here – all different sizes too.

Unique hand=printed cards - perfect for Christmas or other occasions.

Unique hand-printed cards – perfect for Christmas or other occasions.

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Above is a fabulous glass plate from Chris Elston of The Fifth Element. It’s her piece below too – and peeping through are more examples of Ripple Grove wood – cheese platters made of our own Marri timber.

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There are only two of these outdoor angels now. Their candles are battery-operated. How cute would these look sitting on your patio table on Christmas evening?

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More art photography from ToniC

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Hand-crafted books from Jane Flower of Folios and Fibre near Stratham. The front book is a real collector’s item – Marri timber on the covers!

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Marguerite Aberle’s miniature watercolours are beautifully presented in card form. How often do you receive a card with an original watercolour ? These look great in frames.

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These little ‘houses’ (they’re less than 10 cms high) are for incense blocks. They’re made by Rie Yamauchi. There are several types – no two the same. Again, collectors’ items.

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Local olive oil! yum! This comes from about 10 kilometres away. It has won several awards – these are the last 4 bottles!!

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For your verandah! This clay cat is designed to house a pot plant. Imagine the effect with a climber winding up through the spaces.

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Two beautiful pieces of glassware from Heather Smith. If you haven’t yet seen the stunning work of Heather and husband, William Elliott, it’s time!

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This chess set is beyond description. Each hand-made piece has its own unique character. It is easily assembled as the ‘board’ is made up of separate black and white tiles. You’ll never see another piece of work like this

And look behind at the lovely glass picture from Heather Smith and William Elliott(!)

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For charity – Alzheimers Australia is the beneficiary of sales of this book by Sebastian Terry. Who is he? Look him up. He is the most extraordinary person, doing the most extraordinary things.

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Every little person should have one of Lee Reynolds’ gorgeous dolls. Attention to detail is amazing. You may have seen some of Lee’s embroidered brooches too.

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These postcard- size acrylics from Christine Blowfield would look wonderful when framed. She says,’I paint ’em, you frame ’em.’

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A Christmas tree full of anklets or bracelets from Vicki Smith of Dragonfly Creations.

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Someone well- known person used to say,’Well, that’s your blooming lot.’ While this isn’t a garden, there is a lot of creativity being grown here so I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me borrowing his words.

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