Margaret Furlong Blog | Everyday Life & Porcelain Design Inspiration



This last August, Kathy and Jannie, my roommates from college came to spend a week with me at my beach house. It was such a sweet time; so easy going with all three of us pitching in and playing and cooking together – just like we used to do. It was as if the years had melted away and we were back in our little apartment in the Sonata in Lincoln, Nebraska for our junior year of college.

Jannie brought the picture of the three of us that I have included. It was taken on my 22nd birthday. The rest of the pictures are from our recent holiday.

Many years have passed but our friendship and love have remained the same.

Last Sunday’s Statesman Journal in Salem, OR featured my new jewelry line. The article above plus a video and more can be accessed with this link at

The color I chose for the packaging of my new jewelry line is inspired by orange coral from the sea. I matched the color to a coral necklace that I have had for over 30 years. This necklace is wrapped around a sea urchin in one of the photo images I have included.

I used this rich coral color on the inside and bottom of the jewelry box. The white lid displays our logo on the top.

I am having so much fun designing the displays for my jewelry line. I have used the coral color from the package to paint a wooden artist’s hand to hold a necklace. These display hands are available to the stores that sell my jewelry.

The last image I included is a sea star I photographed in a tide pool at the beach last month. This solitary star was in a small depression on the Neskowin beach. It seemed to affirm my choice of color for the jewelry boxes.

Last November I did a signing at Bloomin Crazy and I enjoyed meeting many sweet customers and signing lots of angels and ornaments. The last Saturday of this month, October 29th, I’ll be there again from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. Come to the signing and bring one of your angels from home and I’ll sign that too.

Many Oregonians have been purchasing my angels for years and I will be pleased to be at Bloomin Crazy to say thank you, thank you!

I will be giving away a FREE 2” 2011 Liberty Angel to the first 10 people in line to make a purchase.

Margaret Furlong's Signing Event
Dear Friends,
I am excited about the store signings this year! We have scheduled more events this year so I will be looking for you to come and visit me and see the new angels.  If you have one angel or ornament at home, bring it to the signing and I will sign that piece for you too.  I will be giving a FREE 2″ Liberty Angel to the first 10 people in line who make a purchase.

Most of these retailers are now carrying my new jewelry line. Call the retailer to find out if they have my jewelry in stock!


  • October 29, 2011      1:00 – 2:30PM
    Bloomin Crazy
    971 Commercial St
    Astoria, OR  97103
    Phone: 503-325-3571
  • November 5, 2011     12:00 – 1:00PM
    Village Merchants
    34950 Brooten Road
    Pacific City, OR 97135
    Phone: 503-965-6911
  • November 12, 2011     11:30 – 1:30PM
    The Christmas Attic
    125 S. Union St
    Alexandria, VA  22314
    Phone: 703-548-2829
  • November 12, 2011     3:30 – 4:30PM
    The Flower Gallery of Manassas
    8351 Sudley Road
    Manassas, VA  20109
    Phone: 703-361-5186
  • November 13, 2011     12:00-2:00PM
    Accents Unlimited
    4632 Commonwealth Centre Pkwy
    Midlothian, VA  23112
    Phone: 804-763-1566
  • November 19, 2011         1:00 – 3:00PM
    315 Chemeketa St NE
    Salem, OR  97301
    Phone: 503-581-6953
  • December 3, 2011     10:00AM – 12:00 PM
    Made in Oregon Washington Square
    9589 SW Washington Sq. Rd
    Tigard, OR  97223
    Phone: 503-620-4670
  • December 10, 2011     12:00PM – 1:00 PM
    Country Bungalow
    300 Broadway Suite 1
    Seaside, OR  97138
    Phone: 503-738-8196
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