Leslie's Profile

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Blyth House is where I began producing my "creations" as an occupation, so it seemed appropriate to pay tribute to the old home site by naming my business Blyth House Creations.

I came home to the old Blyth House after a career in Quality Assurrance. To me it was an opportunity to follow my dreams. So Blyth House gave me my start and represents to me my beginnings as a full time artist.

As well, it pays tribute to my heritage. I come from a long line of talented people. My g.g.g.grandfather, A.A. Blyth, who sailed over from Scotland, was a carpenter and furniture maker. His son, W. V. Blyth was a furniture maker, architech and builder.

W.V.'s daughter, Sara Lee Blyth (my great grandmother), was a party planner before there was such a thing. It was said she could make a bouquet of…

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  • Joined August 10, 2007

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About

Blyth House is where I began producing my "creations" as an occupation, so it seemed appropriate to pay tribute to the old home site by naming my business Blyth House Creations.

I came home to the old Blyth House after a career in Quality Assurrance. To me it was an opportunity to follow my dreams. So Blyth House gave me my start and represents to me my beginnings as a full time artist.

As well, it pays tribute to my heritage. I come from a long line of talented people. My g.g.g.grandfather, A.A. Blyth, who sailed over from Scotland, was a carpenter and furniture maker. His son, W. V. Blyth was a furniture maker, architech and builder.

W.V.'s daughter, Sara Lee Blyth (my great grandmother), was a party planner before there was such a thing. It was said she could make a bouquet of flowers out of tissue paper that would rival the real thing! She also had a wonderfully green thumb and was known to create elaborately detailed "fairy scenes" out of natural things she found in the garden.

The BHC Coaster got its start when a friend needed a set of coasters and was disenchanted with the mass produced ones available to her. I made her a slate set with the Moroccan design as a Christmas present. No sooner than the first set was unwrapped did friends and family take notice and begin requesting sets of their own. My coaster designs have continued to grow from these humble beginnings to the collection it is today.

ARTS & CRAFTS
My bread and butter is carvings in slate stone, but I have a diverse array of interests. I especially like to rescue old things, so I incorporate a lot of found objects into my mixed media collage art. I've been involved in woodworking, painting, sewing and otherwise bringing my visions to life for 35+ years. All ll of my items are made with care and attention to detail. Shop BlythHouseCreations.etsy.com and experience the handmade difference.

VINTAGE
I've been an avid collector for years and have amassed quite the ensemble of vintage, retro, and nostalgic paraphernalia. I love to include old things in my artwork whenever I can, so I thought it a natural extension to the Blyth House family to include a vintage shop.

Although still in its growth stages, I hope Blyth House Vintage will become the Etsy place to shop for time loved treasures and bits of abandoned history brought back into everyday life.

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MY ETSY STORES:
www.BlythHouseCreations.etsy.com
Handcrafted Originals
www.BlythHouseVintage.etsy.com
Time-Loved Treasures

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