Margaret Furlong Blog | Everyday Life & Porcelain Design Inspiration



The first thing I do when I get to my beach house, even before I unpack the car or go inside, is to cut a bouquet of sweet peas for the house.

Here it is the end of September and they are still blooming prolifically and it seems that the cool fall air makes them even more fragrant!

My Guardian Angel Shadow Boxes are perfect, fast and easy to frame my angels. You can see in the video two of the 5” angels framed and hanging in my downstairs hallway.

We are running a special on these shadow boxes to help you get acquainted with them. Order one or more, either the 7″ or 8″ Guardian Angel Shadow Box, and we will ship one FREE. One free shadow box per order. This is a limited time offer until the end of September.

Click here to order the frames on our website: or call 503-391-2825.

I am so excited to go home again and do an angel signing at the new Falls City Library. Even though this is not the same library I grew up in, it is still nostalgic because the library at home was such an important part of my growing up. I always had a book checked out from the library; I was one of their best customers.

Each book I read took me on a wonderful adventure and expanded my imagination.

My mother, who was a teacher for many years, passed down the love of reading and learning and this legacy was the root of my romance with books. I must admit that I was sometimes accused of being a book worm and my family would ask me to “put that book down and talk to us”.

Well many years have passed and I continue to love reading. Now my favorite book is the Bible as I have discovered the eternal beauty of this book and so, along with many other books, reading is still a highlight in my life.

It will be such a pleasure to meet old friends and make some new ones. And it seems appropriate that this will take place in one my favorite places when I was growing up.

Thank you for this sweet invitation. See you at the signing!

Mark your calendar to come:
October 7, 2012     2:00 – 3:30PM
Falls City Library & Arts Center
Kathy Martin
1400 Stone St
Falls City, NE 68355
Phone: 402-990-9876

I will be signing angels at Borsheims from 11:00AM – 12:30PM on October 6, 2012. I hope you can meet me there. Borsheims has been selling my angels for many years and I am honored to do a signing event at the store. I look forward to meeting my collectors in Nebraska!

I am so excited to travel to my beloved home state. Before I ever designed my first angel, the Nebraska landscape was my subject matter of choice and every time I travel back home I am deeply touched by the exquisite, understated beauty of the landscape of the Great Plains. I know that when you grow up somewhere, that somewhere becomes most dear. Even though I love where I live now, nothing can compete for my heart connection to Nebraska. It is home and I love it. I can’t wait to come again.

Please follow this link for more information about Borsheims.

Mark your calendar to come:
October 6, 2012 11:00 – 12:30PM
120 Regency Park
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: 402-391-0400

My daughter’s friend Kalem came to visit from New Zealand and Caitlin and I made a pie to welcome him.

I combined peach and blackberry for the filling. Sweet peaches are enlivened with berries along with Meyers lemon juice and fresh grated nutmeg and mace. I also like to substitute half of the sugar with dark brown sugar in peach pies and I always use tapioca rather than flour in all my fruit fillings. These little details add big flavor.

Oh, how delightful are the late summer flavors of fruit from the beautiful Willamette Valley.

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