Monday, December 11, 2017

First tree in!

This little tree came in to our email today.  One of the Craft Trees decorated by one of our customers.

If you have purchased one of these unfinished trees from us here in the Museum, we would love to see what you have done with them!  Send in your photos so we can share.

Monday, December 4, 2017

DIY Christmas Tree Fun

We have several crafty Do It Yourself Christmas Trees here in the Museum for $5.00 that you can decorate then post a photo of your tree on Ironstone's facebook page or post here for all to see how outlandishly talented you are.  Lets have some fun!

The tree trunks are made of large cinnamon sticks set in a plaster base surrounded by either twigs from Ironstone's Reserve Chardonnay cuttings or smaller cinnamon sticks.  If you need a little inspiration, there is one tree done up as a sample.  And we know you can do better than that one!  Call it a quicky....  Lets see what you can do.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Call to Artists!

Ironstone's Spring Obsession Art Show timelines are out.

Theme Division Entry forms are due Friday, January 5, 2018 by 4:30 pm.  Open Division entry forms are due Sunday, January 28, 2018 by 3:00 pm.

You may download both the Theme Division and the Open Division forms from the pages above.

Ironstone's 21st Annual Spring Obsession Art Show is a juried exhibit of original art works.  Each year well over 150 paintings, fabric art and unique wall art go on display to the public from Opening Weekend March 3rd, 2018 through Sunday, (Mother's Day Brunch) May 13, 2018. 

All accepted artists are invited to set up on Opening Weekend for Art in Action or display of additional works they wish to offer for sale. 

The Spring Obsession Food & Wine Pairing Gala is scheduled March 3rd as well.  Be there as Ironstone's President Stephen Kautz, John & Gail Kautz unveil the 2018 Spring Obsession Poster Winner!  

If you are an artist and have more questions, please email

for additional information about the Spring Obsession Event Day, contact

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Scarry Scarry Night! Pumpkins!

Halloween brings out the creativity at Ironstone!  Each Department creates a pumpkin to present to the Silent Movie Night Guests. And tonight is the night!  Guests will select their favorite pumpkin with a prize going to the winning Department.
Can you guess which pumpkin belongs to which department?

Come see them for yourself Sunday!  And into next week, depending on how long they last....

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fun day at the Ironstone Concourse d'Elegance this past Saturday.  Aqua Boats, antique cars, motorcycles, Artists painting and fun period dress.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Artists Painting Saturday

Saturday, Concourse d'Elegance showcases the following artists who will be painting throughout Ironstone's grounds. 
See if you can find them all!  Good luck!

Concourse Participating Artists

1.   Barbara Young
2.   Judie Cain
3.   Brad Stone
4.   Suzanna Young
5.   Maryann Kash
6.   George Durkee
7.   Susan Hackett
8.   Linda Abbott
9.   Donna Bolen Sammons
10.         Gregory Piatt
11.         Judy Day
12.         Aaron Johnson
13.         Ted Smith
14.         Julie Trail
15.         Lorettta Armstrong

16.         Marleen Olive

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What to do with a bucket full on antique traps?

When a bucket full of rusty antique traps shows up, 
what to do?  
Give them a home with the prehistoric Cave Bear Bones!  Where else?
Located inside the Gold Vault right along side the 44 lb. Crystalline Gold Specimen and the petrified wood display.