HOW TO PURCHASE
::: I take orders on a first come, first serve basis. Please email me with any questions or with your list of items, along with your U.S. zip code and payment preference (check or PayPal). I will reply with an invoice when you are ready to order. I will ship internationally, just send me your address and I'll reply with a shipping quote. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card. PayPal will let you pay as a guest. Items will ship within 3 business days of payment. You will receive confirmation of your payment and a tracking number. If you are new here and want to make sure I'll provide great service, please visit my Etsy shops in the sidebar and check out my 100% positive customer feedback. Thanks! Lana Manis


Email: lanamanis@gmail.com

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Lavender Festival Preview





Once in a while before a show, I will offer a few items to those of you that don't live near enough to visit the show. Below are a few that are ready to ship.



If All Else Fails...
7 11/16" x 8", acrylic on 1/8" hardboard.
Frame not included, shown for framing ideas only.
$50 (plus $7 shipping in the U.S.)


I painted this one night when hummingbirds and florals weren't working for me. For a while I did cherries, apples, and pears when I needed to switch it up... and now it's eggplants. Edges are black, so you can set it on an easel, or have it framed if preferred. Email me if you'd like this colorful, expressive painting: lanamanis@gmail.com












The Adventurer
8x8, acrylic on canvas with gold leaf floater frame
frame is 1 3/4" deep on outside profile
$90 (plus $7 shipping in the U.S.)



Hummingbird with splashes of metallic gold. Email me if you'd like this avian painting: lanamanis@gmail.com










Perseverance
6x12, acrylic on canvas
$65 (plus $7 shipping in the U.S.)


Lavender, teal, aqua, gray; painted around the sides so no frame is needed unless you'd like to have it framed. Email me if you'd like this floral painting: lanamanis@gmail.com





Preacher's Daughter Collection, continued...



I have a few more pieces to offer before I start stocking up on them for the Lavender Festival next month.


The following is an explanation of how these came to be:

It didn't take me long to come up with a title for this collection, Preacher's Daughter. I was born a preacher's daughter. I don't know how soon, but I'm sure Mama and Daddy took me to church not many days after I was born. As far back as I can remember, going to church was part of my life.


Each time I sketch a church on a page, I think back to the old country churches we visited when I was a little girl. Daddy was a country preacher, pastored several churches during his lifetime, and held many revivals in the rural areas of middle and east Tennessee where we lived. He played the guitar and he and Mama sang together. They loved the Lord and wanted others to know of His goodness, mercy, and love.


I still attend a little country church. It's where my husband I were married more than thirty years ago. It's where our children grew up hearing the preached Word and learning more and more about Jesus. And now, with our little granddaughter, a third generation of our family will sing hymns and learn about God's love in that same country church.


Most of the pages used for this collection are from the actual song books we sang from in church. When the decades of use have frayed the covers and caused the spines to set the pages free, the books have been set aside and replaced with new ones. That's when I get them and the pages are born again, sharing their message with folks who want to give them a home.


These are the original pages from a 1951 book, not photocopies.

The art is original, sketched in ink and charcoal directly over the hymn.

The wood plaque is painted black and a matte finish is applied to the art and plaque.


Each plaque is approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/2".

A sawtooth hanger is attached to the back for hanging.


PRICE: $30 plus $7 shipping in the U.S.

PayPay or check accepted.

Order by item #.

Email to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com


Take care and God bless,

Lana

(the preacher's daughter)


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


1. Won't It Be Wonderful There?





14. I Know I Have Religion
Silent Night





13. Almost Persuaded
When We All Get to Heaven




11. The Comforter Has Come
Happy All the Time




10. Standing on the Promises





9. It Is Truly Wonderful

Friday, March 2, 2018

Antique / Vintage Book Bundles

Antique / Vintage Book Bundles

If you'd like to purchase right away,
visit my Etsy shop, Simple Joys Paperie.

I wish I could share with you all of the beautiful embossed covers,
the interesting bookplates found in some of the books,
and the lovely old illustrations scattered throughout many of these books.
I have a few dozen bundles to list, so more photos and in-depth descriptions can't be done.
Books are bundled somewhat according to color.
These are old and although may be read,
please purchase these with the idea of decorative purposes only.
The collections are perfect to add vintage charm to your cottage or farmhouse decor.
Books only, props not included.


Price: $38 per bundle
FREE media mail shipping in the U.S.
Order: email lanamanis@gmail.com with your choices
Payment: paypal


I will be adding titles and dates of books later this evening,
but if you wish to go ahead and order, feel free to email me.


Bundle 1
SOLD ~ thank you! 



Bundle 2
SOLD ~ thank you!


Bundle 3
SOLD ~ thank you! 


Bundle 4
SOLD ~ thank you! 


Bundle 5
SOLD ~ thank you! 


Bundle 6
SOLD ~ thank you! 


Bundle 7
SOLD ~ thank you! 


Bundle 8
SOLD ~ thank you!


Bundle 9
SOLD ~ thank you!


Bundle 10
SOLD ~ thank you!


Bundle 11


Bundle 12
SOLD ~ thank you! 


Bundle 13
SOLD ~ thank you!


Bundle 14
SOLD ~ thank you!


Bundle 15


Bundle 16



Bundle 17



Bundle 18


Monday, February 19, 2018

The Preacher's Daughter Collection: original sketches on vintage hymnal pages




It didn't take me long to come up with a title for this collection, Preacher's Daughter. I was born a preacher's daughter. I don't know how soon, but I'm sure Mama and Daddy took me to church not many days after I was born. As far back as I can remember, going to church was part of my life.

Each time I sketch a church on a page, I think back to the old country churches we visited when I was a little girl. Daddy was a country preacher, pastored several churches during his lifetime, and held many revivals in the rural areas of middle and east Tennessee where we lived. He played the guitar and he and Mama sang together. They loved the Lord and wanted others to know of His goodness, mercy, and love.

I still attend a little country church. It's where my husband I were married more than thirty years ago. It's where our children grew up hearing the preached Word and learning more and more about Jesus. And now, with our little granddaughter, a third generation of our family will sing hymns and learn about God's love in that same country church.

Most of the pages used for this collection are from the actual song books we sang from in church. When the decades of use have frayed the covers and caused the spines to set the pages free, the books have been set aside and replaced with new ones. That's when I get them and the pages are born again, sharing their message with folks who want to give them a home.

These are the original pages from a 1951 book, not photocopies.
The art is original, sketched in ink and charcoal directly over the hymn.
The wood plaque is painted black and a matte finish is applied to the art and plaque.

Each plaque is approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/2".
A sawtooth hanger is attached to the back for hanging.
Each listing will have the titles of the songs on the page, and the copyright year of the song, if shown.

Take care and God bless,
Lana
(the preacher's daughter)


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


Preacher's Daughter Collection

Look for more to be added at a later date!


1.
 "Won't It Be Wonderful There?" ©1930
"Hold to God's Unchanging Hand" ©1932




2.
"My Hope Is Built"
"Oh, How I Love Jesus"



3.
"When I See the Blood"
"Why Do You Wait?" ©1878



#4 and #5 are slightly sharper on the corners than the first three pieces.

4.
"I Will Sing the Wondrous Story"



5.
"Take the Name of Jesus With You" ©1899



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Love Token Collection, part 2

Puzzle Purse Valentines

These are inspired by love tokens originally made in the late 1700s and the early 1800s.

Messages of LOVE are written on these Valentines which are folded in a precise intricacy so that as you open it according to the numbered sections, you read a verse or a phrase, and tiny hand painted pictures are revealed. The very inner most part of these Valentines have woven paper hearts or a woven paper heart and hand. They are sometimes tricky for the recipient to re-fold, which is part of the charm of the puzzle purse.

All artwork, which is a combination of naive / schoolgirl art / fraktur influences, is done with watercolors and India ink on aged parchment paper or original, antique, French documents.
 I have referenced American folk art books for ideas for flowers, birds, and other early American designs. I use poems of the 1700s and 1800s along with some of my own original phrases. Keep in mind these are hand done, so each one will be unique. Many steps are involved in the process of making these one of a kind tokens of love. I'm sure you and your loved one will appreciate the time and care it takes to create them.

The valentines measure 2 1/2" square closed and 7 1/2" square when fully opened.

Each valentine comes with a 3" papier mache box decorated with hearts. The boxes with shredded paper and coordinating tops are my own idea that I began using several years ago. As far as I know, the puzzle purses were not delivered in boxes.


Numbers 5, 6, 7, and 8 are made with original antique French documents.
(#5 & #7: mid to late 1800s)
(#6 & #8 early 1900s)

$35 each
$7 shipping in the US (no matter how many you purchase)
email to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com


Update: #2 is the only one available 


1. SOLD ~ thank you!
Remember me when gone away
And I the same will do
And when you are with your friends at home
Then I'll remember you.



2.
Will not my sighs and pity move thee
Say that thou wilt be mine
Then bless the heart that fondly loves thee
And be my Valentine!





3. SOLD ~ thank you!
Keep a green tree in your heart
and perhaps a singing bird will come.



4. SOLD ~ thank you!
May friendship's constant kiss be thine
from this sweet day of Valentine.



5. SOLD ~ thank you!
Hand and heart
shall never part
when this you see
remember me.



6. SOLD ~ thank you!
May our hearts
forever be
as closely bound
in Unity.


7. SOLD ~ thank you!
With fond affection true
I write these lines for you
By this token you may see
I still remember thee.



8. SOLD ~ thank you!
When this you read
remember me
and know my heart
belongs to thee.