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March 2011 Show Schedule

Friday, March 18th, 2011

It’s Festival time here in New Orleans! Please come see me at the following shows. I will have ongoing sales thru the Spring. Please remember to support the cultural economy of New Orleans. Shop Local and shop hand crafted whenever possible. Thanks y’all!

Saturday, March 19th
Spring Sampler Fair benefiting CDP School Program
Palmer Park
(corner Carrollton & Claiborne)
*Music, Food, Arts and Crafts

Sunday, March 20th
Piety Street Market
612 Piety Street
(b/t Royal and Chartres)

Saturday, March 26th
Arts Market of New Orleans
Palmer Park
(corner of Carrollton & Claiborne)

Wednesday, March 30th
Wednesdays at the Square
In the Artist Village in Lafayette Square
St. Charles Avenue and Maestri

Summer 2010 Update…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Hi everybody! I am off during the hotter summer months from the art markets. Please visit the local shops which sell my work until I get back out to the art markets again in September. I will have some new items available in the Fall which I am very excited about. So, please check back with me often! Also, you may stay in touch with me via Facebook or Twitter for product updates and just all around GOOD NOLA news!

April 2010 Art Market Schedule

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Come see me at one of the remaining April art markets! I will have some items on SALE! Also, please note every Wednesday, I will be at the Weds at the Square Artist Village through June 2010. Come say HI and get some great Mother’s Day gifts!

Bywater Art Market

Saturday, April 17th (10am-4pm)

Location: Markey Park at the corner of Royal & Piety Streets

Wednesday at the Square Artist Village
Wednesday, April 21st
Lafayette Square, St. Charles Avenue

Arts Market of New Orleans
Saturday, April 24th (10am – 4pm)
Location: Palmer Park (S. Carrollton Ave. at Claiborne Ave.)

Wednesday at the Square Artist Village
Wednesday, April 28th
Lafayette Square, St. Charles Avenue

What does the SAINTS Superbowl win mean to me?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

As many of you know, I have been very sick. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend the historic SAINTS Super Krewe tonight. I am doing the next best thing and watching it live on tv. I am crying b/c 4 1/2 years ago I could not have imagined the SAINTS winning the Super Bowl nor a SAINTS parade that would rival the likes of Endymion. Any of us who grew up in New Orleans or has lived here long enough has heard, “Can you imagine what would happen if the SAINTS ever won the Super Bowl?” Well, now we are so fortunate to finally be in that number! All I can think about is when I was evacuated to Tulsa for 3 1/2 months. During those early days of evacuation I was enveloped in the deepest depths of sadness. I didn’t know where many of my family and friends were. Simply put, I didn’t even know if some of my friends were alive. I know many of you reading this experienced the most wretched of circumstances.  As I watch these floats roll down Poydras Street in front of the Superdome, I am filled with great joy. I can remember seeing the flood water enveloping the Dome as I watched helplessly from Tulsa. Now, I sit here and watch our beloved SAINTS victorious in a SUPER BOWL and parading down our once flooded streets. This is such a historic and beautiful night. I know all those SAINTS fans up in heaven are smiling down on us now. New Orleans is living proof that the hardest of obstacles can be overcome. New Orleans is rising up because of her people and I love each and every one of you.


My November 2009 Art Market Schedule!

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Heather Elizabeth Designs’ November 2009 Art Market Dates

All of our merchandise can be found at our art market shows. Please note: In case of inclement weather conditions I may not be available at the art markets. If in doubt please feel free to call me at 504.237.1458 to hear a recorded message confirming my presence at the art markets. You may also visit my Facebook page or Twitter page for art market weather updates!

Come visit the local art markets for special sales and new merchandise. See you soon for your Holiday shopping! Remember I have something for every New Orleans die hard!

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. Saturday, November 21st (9am – 4pm)
Bywater Art Market
Location: Markey Park (corner of Piety Street and Royal Street)

Sunday, November 22nd (11am – 6pm)
3rd Annual Po Boy Fest
Location: Oak Street, Uptown (In The Artist’s Village)

November Arts Market of New Orleans TWO-DAY EVENT!
Saturday, November 28th (10am – 4pm)
The Arts Market of New Orleans
Location: Palmer Park (S. Carrollton Ave. at Claiborne Ave.)

Sunday, November 29th (10am – 4pm)
The Arts Market of New Orleans
Location: Palmer Park (S. Carrollton Ave. at Claiborne Ave.)

Arts Market of New Orleans, Sept. 26th

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Well, I am back at the Arts Market of New Orleans after a hiatus since June!  Please stop by and say hello. Lots of fun new things to see!  I also will have my new Holiday 2009 ornaments on SALE (this month only!)…other items will be marked down as well to celebrate my re-entry back into market season! So, look for the good ‘ole favorites such as my NOLA night lights and wine stoppers to be on SALE, too!  I look forward to seeing many of you soon! 

Print the coupon below to receive $10 off any purchase of $65 or more at 9/26/09 Arts Market of New Orleans. Coupon must be present!

And, remember if your night light doesn’t have a Heather Elizabeth Designs tag on it, it’s not the REAL deal! My night lights are only sold at authorized dealers listed on my website! Big NOLA hugs to y’all.

Sept. 26th Arts Market of New Orleans Gambit Ad

Sept. 26th Arts Market of New Orleans Gambit Ad

My Summer Schedule, y’all!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Handcrafted Heather Elizabeth Designs St. Louis Cathedral night light

Handcrafted Heather Elizabeth Designs St. Louis Cathedral night light

I am off from the outdoor art markets for the months of July and August.  I will be back out at the Bywater Art Market, Arts Market of New Orleans and the Harrison Avenue Marketplace in September.  I will also be adding other outdoor venues along the way, so please make to sure check back regularly! Another reminder to become a Heather Elizabeth Designs FAN on Facebook. I am also on Twitter now. So please follow my tweets here.

I  am working on some wonderful new items for all of you for Holiday 2009.  If you are in need of Heather Elizabeth gifts during  July and August, please visit the shop listing on my website.  Or you may purchase items online and your items will ship in a timely manner.

Lastly, I would also like to take this time to express my deepest thanks to the customers who have supported this native New Orleanian and her business since 2002!  It has been a tough road sometimes to own my own business, but customers like you have made it one of the most rewarding endeavors of my life.  It’s sounds corney, but it’s true.

Some very loyal customers have brought it to my attention that I have a couple of copycats out there. They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but I think it shows a lack of imagination and creativity.  I ask that you please continue to stay loyal to Heather Elizabeth Designs as you have done for all these years.  Your loyalty means that I may continue to create wonderful designs. Designs that are truly my own ideas which come from the deepest expression of love for my ancestral home town. I will leave you with these last thoughts:

If the tag doesn’t say Heather Elizabeth Designs, it’s not the real thing! So, please do not support those who have copied my original ideas and hard work.

Much New Orleans Love to all!

Heather Elizabeth

Heather Elizabeth Designs ranks 12th in the top 50 must have New Orleans souvenirs!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Thank you, WHERE Magazine for choosing my ribbon streetcar pendant as a Must Have New Orleans souvenir!  We ranked 12thin a list of 50 other souvenirs.  There is nothing like a piece of hand crafted New Orleans memorbelia to take home!

WHERE Magazine June 2009

WHERE Magazine June 2009

JUNE ART MARKETS…then I will be off from the art markets until September!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Come see me at the following art markets and out door shows in June.  Please note that I will not be at any art markets during the months of July and August due to the extreme heat.  I will be back at the art markets in September and we will debut our new Christmas 2009 ornaments in the Fall!  And, please remember to become a FAN of Heather Elizabeth Designs group on Facebook

Wednesday, June 3, 10 and 17th Wednesdays at the Square, Lafayette Square (CBD), 5-8pm.  The biggest happy hour in New Orleans! Please go to to learn more and see the musical line up.

Saturday, June 20th Bywater Art Market
Markey Park (Royal Street at Piety Street)
9am – 4pm

Saturday, June 27th The Arts Market of New Orleans
Palmer Park (S. Carrollton Ave. at Claiborne Ave.)
10am – 4pm

My NOLA bracelet is featured in the 5/25/09 GAMBIT!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Thank you, GAMBIT Weekly for featuring my NOLA bracelet!  It is deeply appreciated!  And, please remember to become a Heather Elizabeth Designs FAN on Facebook

NOLA Tile Bracelet

NOLA Tile Bracelet