Hello My Friends,
I am on a roll here!  There were so many wonderful comments on my "adorability" in response to my last newsletter that I now challenge you all to create a title for this photo, taken at Toklat Lodge in 1952.  A committee will be formed, votes will be tabulated and prizes will be forthcoming for the top three entries.


Herewith a more recent image of the above fashionista wearing a superbly warm and gorgeous poncho from Hungai Mountain Textiles, made from yak down from Mongolia, and sold right here in Basalt.  I have been bejeweled by
Kathy Hansel (new artist in the gallery) seen trying to make up her mind just which strand of turquoise she will purchase for her next creations.


Joyce Illian   has been showing her intricate bead work in the gallery for some years. She once lived in Marble, Co and after searching for some time, she was able to find an artist who could make Yule marble cabochons, now the centerpiece in four of her designs in the cabinet.

Joyce and Lynne a "few" years ago!

Toklat has a good selection of the quintessential Hayes silver aspen leaf jewelry now created by Jim's daughter Bates Hayes .


These three exquisite, delicate enamel necklaces (Toklat has a collection of eight) are created by Donna Buchwald, a member of the Enamelist Society, who has been enameling for over forty years.  I also have a few of Donna's unique enameled small bowls and dishes.

Many blessings for Christmas and the New Year, 

The gallery will be open every day through December 31 from 9  to 1 and 2 to 6 (dogs need a walk, I need lunch!), with the exception of Christmas Eve (closed at 4) and Christmas Day (closed).
Toklat Gallery, on Two Rivers Road  at Riverside Plaza
(intersection of Two Rivers Road and Midland Avenue)

 Sandy and Ol' Goliath
 Larry Lefner, Sculptor