Gatsby Queens, 2015 Mount Dora, Florida

 Karen Paige Hillman presents Queens of Art 2, "Gatsby Queens."

An artists creative weekend celebrating the era of unprecedented opulence!

This special weekend will take place in the quaint and historic town of Mount Dora, Florida.  The weekend includes 3 decadent art projects, Friday evening welcome dessert soiree', lunch on Saturday, and a dinner at The Lakeside Inn  on Saturday night,  along with special take home treats and treasures! 

 Most IMPORTANT NOTE... HOTELS WILL BE FULL... It is an antiques extravaganza weekend at Renniger's.. Hotels will not block rooms because they know they will sell out.  We plan on shopping Rennigers on Friday so book your room TODAY!

I am thrilled to present the project I will be teaching, "Daisy's De'colletage."  This is a beautiful fur collar which will be embellished with hand stitched details using velvets, pearls, beaded appliques and more. 

 It is a "Gatsby" worthy heirloom piece to cherish for years to come! 

You will also indulge in this beautiful make and take project on Friday night taught by Karen during our dessert soiree'!  So beautiful it will make you want to kick up your heels and do the Charleston!

We will also welcome my talented artist friend Judy Stafford!  As you  all know, a Gatsby girl has a full schedule of plans, parties and speak easy engagements to attend, so Judy will teach you to create your own divine day timer featuring removable pages and an opulent Gatsby Queen on the front cover!

 Judy Stafford is a self taught artist who loves all mediums of creating! Her business called "Twinkle Toes" boasts a full line of "bling embellished" shoes featuring the finest of crystals and laces.  The love of this work, and of all things vintage, extended her art into 
custom jewelry and finery of all kinds.

Space is very limited for this unique event!

 Total cost for the weekend is $395.    You can make your payment through Pay Pal to  Payment is NON REFUNDABLE.  If you wish, you can call Karen directly with a credit card to make your payment.

  If for any reason you cannot attend the event after securing a spot, I need you to understand this:   your payment is NON REFUNDABLE. 

 Once you pay and commit to a spot, your money is being spent on materials, supplies, food etc. It would be your responsibility to find someone else to cover your spot if you have to cancel.

There are several Bed and Breakfasts in the area but they will fill up quickly on this weekend.  I can't stress this enough!  If you are coming, BOOK YOUR ROOM TODAY!

The Lakeside Inn has rooms available as of now, (May28, 2015) and if you secure your room and ask for The Gatsby Queen rate, they will honor it as long as they have rooms, which will NOT be for long.  The phone number for the Lakeside Inn is (352) 383-4101.

  There is also a place called Mount Dora Historic Inn and Cottages and several other bed and breakfasts in the area if you want to do a google search.  The Lakeside Inn is requiring a 3 night stay minimum.  If you don't mind staying a little further away check out The Best Western or Quality Inn in Eustis, Florida.

  It is usually much easier for me to secure rates from hotels when it is not an extravaganza weekend at Rennigers, but this is one of the highlights for all of the ladies who come to the event, so we have to take what we can get.  Which is why I say again, MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW!

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Can't wait to see you and PARTY LIKE GATSBY!