The Pip Berry Tree

The Pip Berry Tree


Monday, February 28, 2011

God Bless America Slate in the making.

Good Morning. Mondays are tough enough, but when it's cold and rainy out I don't even want to get out of bed. The good news is my office is right here in the house, so no need to worry about fussing with rain gear or having a bad hair day. ;)
It's just me and the dogs, and I can assure you, so long as I give them a steady supply of cookies, my hair could look like Albert Einstein's and they wouldn't care. ;)

However, rainy day or not, the show must go on, so this morning I am working on my newest decorative slate called "God Bless America". Ok, so some might not appreciate the title, but it's my blog, my it or lump it. I am a patriotic person, who believes in God, and this is America. :) Now that I have stirred the pot, here is what I have so far:
God Bless America slate in the making
I hope to have it done and listed in my Etsy and Artfire stores by the end of the day.
Have a great day everyone, and stay dry!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Where's The BEACH?!"

It's been a while since I have been able to find the time to do a treasury on Etsy. Today I found that time, and not only did a treasury on Etsy, but also a collection on Artfire. Both are titled the same, but there are different items on both. Here is a sample of the treasury on Etsy, and the Artfire collection is displayed in a window to the right.  How many days is it until beach weather.....I hope not many. :)

Welcome To The Beach - Hand Painted Lawn and Garden Slate by The Pip Berry Tree

Classic Black Wide Brim Sun Hat by Freckles California - in cotton


Handmade Soap Cold Process Agean Sea by SHESTHATGIRL

Anchor Beach Tote by Honey Pie Design

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Item In Today ~ Hand Painted, Personalized Name and Address Slate


I've been a little quite and have not been producing that much because last Friday I had to say goodbye to my beautiful 13 year old German Shepherd, Woody. Woody was one of those pups that no matter who met him they liked him instantly. He was my best friend, who was always with me at home, at work, and at play. He was one of a kind, and I feel blessed to have been graced by his presence. RIP friend, my companion....someday we will be together again.

Woody. 10/6/97 ~ 2/11/11
Today I just listed a new item on my Etsy and Artfire stores.  It is a Personalized Name and Address Hand Painted Slate. Nothing beats trying to find a house and not seeing an address anywhere. My slate can help not only identify your home as yours but it also adds a nice touch to the outside of your home. And if not for your home then as a gift for a friend or family member ;) This listing is for two numbers, listings with more numbers will follow, but can be ordered off of this listing for a different price. Letters and numbers come in Black, green, red, and blue. See listing for details.
colors available

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Announcing the Winner of My Soap Basket Giveaway

The winner of my soap basket give away is Jody Seilheimer. Jody is a self taught artist that loves to paint anything primitive, cottage, or whimsical in style. You can find all of her lovely treasuries at or just click on her link on the left hand side of my blog. Congratulations Jody and thank you all so much for entering.  I will be doing another giveaway starting March 1st. Details to follow.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fleur De Lis Personalized Family Name 10 x 12 Slate

Fleur-de-lis is French for "flower of the lily" and have appeared in artwork from the earliest civilizations.

This listing is for a 10 x 12 Fleur de lis decorated slate which is personalized with your family name.

Fonts available:
1. Blackadder ITC
2. Century Gothic
3. Comic Sans MS (example used in photo)
4. Curlz MT
5. French Script MT
6. Funstuff

for more info see my listing at:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Prefer Etsy over Walmart? Yes!

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