Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Merry Gourdmas!

It has been a long time! I am knee deep in gourd Santas, Snowmen and gourd ornies!
In between a college visit, gourds, a huge water leak (really no water at all), gourds, basketball games, gourds, soccer games, gourds, opening a new large clothing boutique, gourds and my favorite holiday Thanksgiving.........I am happy to say, I am alive and well!

I am very proud to say that our son Zane has been accepted to Penn College in Williamsport, PA! We now have water! Yeah! Our daughter Abbie is a fine basketball player at 9 years old! My friend Lola and I opened a new large clothing boutique "Big Girls"don't cry when you shop here! (Look for my new facebook page coming soon!) opened without a hitch! and my Thanksgiving was great.
Oh yeah, Blue Rock Gourds is still pumping out gourds, gourds and more gourds, here is a sneak peak for Christmas! I will be listing many Christmas gourds on my Facebook fan page! Thank you!
And to all a good night!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Eat, Pray, Gourd!

Long time posting!! I have been busy creating, growing and selling gourds, gourds, and more gourds! All is good! Life is gourd!

I will be sending out my monthly newsletter, which has turned into a quarterly newsletter, due to busy filling gourd orders! I am slashing prices in my Etsy shop and on my vintage goodies. Check me out!

Have a great week, I am baking pumpkin pies for the family as we speak! Yum, Yum!

Here are some pics from my little road side stand! Enjoy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Craft On! Annie Get Your Gourd!


I am back and ready to gourd, craft and create! I have fallen and I can't get up! OK, I just got up! Yeah! Back to business! Gourds, gourds and more gourds, new craft shows, new line of gourd jewelry with bottle caps and stuff! Many new items have hit my little corner of the world in downtown Lancaster, PA at Building Character, where I am a vendor, check me out!

Also join me this Saturday in Philly at Market At The Piazza! A brand new organic craft fair in Philly. Yes, it will be hot, but who cares, gourds, crafts, cold water, no problem!

See you soon!

Wendy.........Peace Out!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rip,Hip,Flip & Trip!

We are back!!

Rested, relaxed and ready for business!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Relax, Rinse, Repeat!

The whole BRG family is taking a nice long break from gourds, phones, ipods, GPS's, computers, gourds, did I say gourds?? We are headed into the sunset for a fun packed week of mini golf, sandy toes, seafood and cold beer! See you next week as we prepare for the biggie, the Lititz Craft Show! Happy Trails! Happy Gourds! Hello Beach!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gourds on the Boards Jersey Style!

Hello! Happy Summer!!
Summer is here! Yeah!! BRG is booming and blooming with gourds, craft shows and markets.
We hit the beach last week for the Cape May NJ Boardwalk craft show. We had a blast!
The vendors were great, the quality of artwork was great and the weather was perfect!

Cape May is a beautiful little Victorian town filled with history. I could have stayed for the week.

This weekend BRG is local, at the Columbia Craft & Antique Show in downtown Columbia, PA.

Have a great week! Gourd HO! Wendy

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gourd Overload!

Good Morning!
What a beautiful day! I am heavy into gourd production, but all is good! We are into the Spring Garden Markets, Festivals and Herb Fairs. Check out my new items for Spring! Butterfly Houses. These gourd houses make great homes for the butterflies. They like to sleep inside at night with all the rough material. Also a great tip: Add the rinds of any citrus fruit to the house and you will attract more butterflies, they like to suck the nectar. How cool is that! I will be listing them in my Etsy shop, available in red, mahogany, blue green, yellow and orange.

Gotta go stain gourds...see you soon!


Monday, April 12, 2010

The Curiosity Shoppe Lititz, PA Refresh!

Redesign, Repurpose & Refresh, that is what this beautiful shoppe in Lititz, PA is all about!

I have had the privilege of being a vendor for this shoppe and it has been a wonderful experience. If you are ever traveling and looking for a fun day of shopping, antiquing and food, visit Lititz. It has it all!

I love to street sell and last Friday I was set up on the streets of Lititz in front of the Curiosity Shoppe selling gourds. A little chilly but that did not stop the crowds. I had a blast! The girls at the Curiosity Shoppe are amazing and one just happens to be my wonderful cousin, Robin. Kim the Proprietor is the best, always helping the customers find that special gift. She has a gift for decorating and it shows within the rooms of the shoppe. This shoppe is two floors of vintage china, signs, dresses and jewels, plus a mix of new and primitive items. The best part is that the prices are great. You could spend hours within the rooms of the Curiosity Shoppe, redesign, repurpose and refresh! Take a day trip today!

They also carry the best gourd birdhouses in town! Thank you! Kim!

Well, my April is busy with gourds, gourds and more gourds back to the garage!

Gourd Wishes! Wendy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flashback 1972? Mt. Gretna Roller Skating?

Happy Spring!

This is a non-gourd post, believe it or not! LOL!

I took Abbie to a roller skating party over the weekend and had a blast! But it did make me reminisce about my BEST friend in the world, Missy. Missy and I have been friends since birth, girl scouts, boyfriends, college we even had our children 3 weeks apart at the age of 40! That is brave, yes we are very brave. Over the years she has still remained my go to girl for everything, my dear, dear friend. The only problem is we live on different ends of the earth, Missy is in California and I am in Pennsylvania. But as I was helping Abbie with her roller skates, I was smiling inside thinking about our big adventures at the Mt. Gretna ya do the hokey pokey and you turn it all around! Love ya, Miss

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunshine Weekend = Yard Sale!

Come one, come all to my first yard sale of the year!!

This Friday & Saturday March 19 & 20. I have lots of great vintage finds, girl clothes, nice stereo, glassware all kinds of good! Plus, of course stained gourd birdhouses. Don't miss out!

271 Blue Rock Road (Rt. 999)
Millersville, PA 17551

Anyone need a camera lense?? I have everything you need at my yard sale!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Garden Shows, March Newsletter & SPRING! Woo Hoo!

Irish Eyes are smiling on BRG!

Happy Spring, goodbye snow!!! Blue Rock Gourds is busy, good busy! Preparing for garden, craft and store gourd orders. We are getting ready this week for the Southeastern PA Home & Garden Show in Reading, PA. Check out the link, it is going to be a wonderful show. Chocolate tasting, art gallery and that smell of mulch and Spring!
I am having a awesome sale on my website and Etsy, Artfire shops sign up for our newsletter for all the details. Gourd Easter eggs!! Have a great week, I will be painting mushrooms, toadstools and more mushrooms!
Gourd Wishes, Wendy

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PA Garden Expo here we come!


BRG is busy getting ready for the big PA Garden Expo, we are booth #139 if you are in the Harrisburg, PA area. Please check out the link:

We are giving one lucky person a gourd birdhouse, just for signing our mailing list!

Ok, we have been getting hammered with the white stuff, that 4 letter word, let's just pray for sun and flowers and lots of gourds of course!

My ripped old gourd flag hanging in our back field, bring on Spring!

Gourd Wishes.........Wendy

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hippity Hoppity Gourd Easter Eggs

Welcome Spring!
OK, I am officially over it! That stuff that is white! I am dreaming of Spring, Spring beautiful Spring! Easter is a beautiful holiday full of reflection and hope.
Here are my newest gourd goodie....Gourd Easter Eggs!
Natural egg gourds with vintage images, encrusted jewels and beads. These eggs are sprayed with a high gloss that will last for years.

Get yours today! 20% off my entire shop. Shop today and save!......Oh sweet gourd of mine!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sick of the SNOW Sale! 20% OFF

Ok, I have had it! Sick of the white I am dreaming of planting the gourd seeds, digging in the dirt, watering my perennials, taking walks with my dog Johnnie playing kickball with Abbie and feeling that wonderful sun on my face. Ok snap out of it! More white stuff in the future, so I am having a huge sale in the Etsy store, Artfire shop and my website

Gourds & Kisses,


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I have a You Tube Channel! Blue Rock Gourds! My 1st video

will view tonight!


Saturday, February 6, 2010


Well we got it! Plenty of SNOW!


1. Coffee on

2. Bonnie Raitt playing

3. Gourdfather shoveling

4. Kids crafting (1 at work, Yes John Herr's is open for bread & milk)

5. Mom is bustin out a HUGE SNOW SALE in her Etsy shop & ArtFire Shop!

All my new Broken Gourd Jewelry pieces are FREE SHIPPING! All my Valentine's day craft supplies are HALF OFF $4.99!

Life is GOOD!

The view from our front door!
Snug in, go shopping and may the gourds be with you! Wendy

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Ok, the snow is coming, the soup is on, the gourds are broken. Broken gourds?? Yes, broken gourds, my new line of gourd jewelry. It is awesome! I am having so much fun creating this one of a kind jewelry. Of course from gourds! Funky, fun and affordable! On sale now in my Etsy shop!

Well, you know what I will be doing this weekend, snowed in and crafting my new line!

Get your gourd on!

Gourds & Kisses,


Friday, January 29, 2010



I am clearing out Valentine's Day crafts, vases, stickers you name it in my Etsy shop:

Great prices!! All items $4.99 plus shipping, take a look!

Need a Valentine's Day treat bowl?

Keep it Gourdy! Wendy

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I did it!! BRG now has a newsletter! WOOHOO!
Sign up today!
Great gourd specials only on the newsletter, gourd tips, gourd projects and gourdy fun!
Get your gourd on!
Sign up today!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great Gourds, Great Prices!

Hello Gourders, Crafters and loyal followers!

I am in a craftin I am listing, listing, listing all kinds of items on all kinds of my selling venues. Does anyone know about Bonanzle? This is my new selling shop:
I have of course gourds! Plus all kinds of vintage goodies, that I love to browse the auctions for.

I also am selling gourds on Artfire. This is a great crafty site for all kinds of artsy creations and supplies. Check out my shop:

I am on Etsy (of course!), my etsy shop has the most gourds for sale, plus gourd tools and dyes.

And at last the site of all sites! EBAY. I have been selling on Ebay for since 2002! Wow, I didn't think it was that long! I do love Ebay, they have everything you need and want! On Ebay I have a mix of gourds and vintage finds, anyone in need of a Captain Kangaroo puzzle 1971? Check out my site:

Well here ya go! My top 4 selling sites! And of course if you are in need of a big old Milk Bottle gourd that my daughter Abbie is holding you can get that gourd on our website:
OK, I have to snap out of my craftin slump and get back to the gourd table and make me some gourds! Big show coming up at the end of February...details soon! Gourd HO!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

1st Craft Fair of the Year! Ocean ho!

We are off to the beach! Ocean City, Maryland! This is a new show for BRG and we are very excited to participate. Check out the link to the show:

BRG will have a mix of birdhouses, feeders and bowls and my new gourd egg ornaments for Easter. If you are in the OC area please visit us at the show. Off to the craft room to make more ornaments! Have a great weekend! Wendy

Gourd production!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Hello! Happy New Year!
2010..........let's see, I will get organized, I will stop drinking coffee, ok forget it! I can't do any of the above! I am now officially taking volunteers to help me take down Christmas........I really dislike the aftermath..........Ok, here is the awesome, coolio good news, have you heard?? Blue Rock Gourds now has DIY gourd birdhouse kits available in my Etsy store, check them out:
This kit comes complete with a drilled 8 inch gourd, leather strap for hanging, 1 piece of lamb's wool for staining and 1 4oz. bottle of Fiebings leather dye, the only dye for gourds. If you would like to test the waters in gourds, this is the kit for you.

ALSO gourd artists and crafters, check out my new gourd bowls, just dying to be painted, stained, beaded let your imagination flow!

Check back for more gourd kits, tips and good old fashioned gourd goodness!
I may not be organized and I am hyped up on coffee but I sure do know gourds! Some things never change!
Check us out at Etsy, Ebay, Artfire, Bonanzle and
Happy Gourding! Wendy