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Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Freebie for January 22nd

Welcome to another Friday Freebie!
It is with great pleasure this week that I introduce you to Joann Wheeler of Painted Panache!
1.What is the name of your shoppe and how did you choose this name?
My shop url is however I call it Painted Panache by Joann Y Wheeler. It seemed an appropriate name because I am a painter and artist & in particular the porcelain adds a bit of Panache to any home. As an artist it seemed just natural to have my name be a part of it.
2.What types of items do you create?
I am a painter so all my items are hand-painted. I hand paint porcelain (china painting) and miniature art (ACEO's) in various art mediums. You can also find decorative painting on wood and glass in my shop.
3.How long have you been crafting?
My goodness. It's been a very long time. Over 20 years I am sure. Although I've always painted and drawn as far back as I can remember into childhood.
4.What is your favorite item in your shoppe? Why?
I don't have a particular favorite item. In general I love the porcelain art primarily because it's one of those things that can be handed down for generations. Each piece is painted numerous times as the colors are built up and fired in between in a kiln. This means the paints are fired into the glaze and are permanent and dishwasher safe.
5.Who or what inspires your creativity?
I'm inspired by God and His creation. I absolutely LOVE to paint flowers and religious art. 6.What else would you like our readers to know about you?
I am a retired mother of 2 grown children, grandmother of 1 and wife of 34 years to my high school sweetheart from Pasadena Maryland.
As a special treat to our readers, Joann has so graciously donated this lovely hand-painted china tea bag holder to one of our lucky readers:
Handpainted porcelain tea bag holder. Size 4". Porcelain itself is a leaf design with raised veins. Painted on the teabag holder is a single blue morning glory. This lovely piece can also be used for a spoon rest or rings holder. Very versatile. Dishwasher safe.
Entry Guidelines:
Visit Joann's shop,Painted Panache, and leave a comment here with a link to your favorite item found in her shop
(1 entry)
Follow our blog and post about this giveaway on your blog
(2 additional entries)
Purchase any item from Joann's shop this week for FIVE addtional entries!
And the winner of last week's Friday Freebie from Firecrackerkid Primitives is:


  1. Wonderful feature! Joann's work is just beautiful! I had such a hard time picking just one item from her shop because they are all amazing. I've chosen this one though,

  2. Joann does wonderful work. It is very hard to pick just one, but seeing I love apples I had to pick the apple dish.Listing # 33499117. Will also add to my blog!

  3. Great blog and Joann does do amazing work. I also had a hard time picking just one item, but must say this pillow vase is very lovely and I can see it fitting into my house nicely. In fact I am going to go back to her shop and buy it! The link is:

  4. This handpainted footed teapot is just lovely I love the colors.
    I am a follower of your blog and I will post this giveaway on my blog.

  5. I love this handpainted porcelain mug with the bird and bird house: Thank you for the chance to win!

    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  6. I love the Christmas ornament:

    It's so Victorian!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  7. I <3 the Handpainted Porcelain Mug - Cottage Style Bird and Bird House,
    I even favorited it. Think I might buy it next time we get paid :D

  8. I love the fall privative faux leather dresser box.

  9. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful tea bag holder/spoon rest/catch all. It would be really perfect for my boyfriend and I, as we are consummate tea drinkers!

    My favorite item in Joanne's shop is the porcelain footed dresser box. I love the old-world style, and I would love to store my jewelry in it!

    amii_chong [at] yahoo [dot] com

  10. The thing that immediately caught my eye was the Handpainted Footed Teapot located here :D -

  11. I am following you on Google Friend Connect :D

    Username: Timbo Squad

    and I just blogged this giveaway here :D

  12. I am following you on Google Friend Connect :D

    Username: Timbo Squad

    and I just blogged this giveaway here :D

    Post #2

  13. I love the Handpainted porcelain plate, cottage style, with the blue flower!

  14. THe handpainted butter dish tray was one of my favorites. I do love the heirloom quality of these items!

    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  15. I love this dresser box


  16. Everything is great but my favorite is the Handpainted Porcelain Peach Rose Double Light Switch Plate at

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  17. My favorite item is the handpainted porcelain footed dresser box.

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

  18. Wow, what a neat idea! I and my abused counters suspect I NEED a teabag holder...

    and I really like this Handpainted Decorative Cottage Style Rose Book:

    Who doesn't need more bookage?


  19. I like the faux leather dresser box


  20. I love the handpainted teapot clock. so pretty! Thanks!

  21. Such beautiful things! I love this tray with the pinecones.

    cathyhorner at

  22. Hi! I love your shop. Boy, it was hard to pick only one favorite to list here, but here it is: Summer Garden Cutting Board,
    I'm glad I found out about your shop.

  23. Beautiful!!

    I love this:

    Thank you for the give away!

  24. My favorite item is the hand painted porclain butter dish.


  25. I love the Handpainted Wine Glasses Cottage Style Pink Daisies.

  26. Im a follower of your blog.

  27. I love painting penguin! So cute!

  28. i like the pretty painted rose dish

    please enter me!

    thanks for the giveaway! :)

    nw typing at live dot com

    I like the wood prim angel

    tiramisu392 (at)

  30. i blogged about it!

    please enter me again!

    judybloom flowers at hotmail dot com

  31. i'm a follower!

    please enter me again! :)


    nw typing at live dot com

  32. i'm a follower !

    pls enter me again! :)

    *cross my fingers* hope i win!

    judy bloom flowers at hotmail dot com

  33. I liked the "Framed Watercolor Daisies" the best.

  34. Please enter me in the drawing.Thanks for a chance.