Monday, February 28, 2011

Featured Artist- Corina Fedorowicz

I first met Corina at the Garland County Single Parent Scholarship Fund sale last December at National Park Community College. I was instantly drawn to her Raku fired pottery and her obvious love for her work. She has been practicing pottery for about six years, what started out as a "paint your own pot" has turned into a true love. She loves crafts and is torn in every direction, so as the saying goes "Jack-of-all-trades and Master of None." Her raku potttery is just one of her many personalities and since moving to Hot Springs a few years ago, she has been able to expand and learn more, thanks to this artistic community.
She has a wonderful selection of Raku trays that are perfect for display or trinkets available in the shop.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Giveaway! Giveaway!

Hello there! Happy Friday! There is so much stuff in the shop, if it's been awhile, take a minute to pop in and check out the new raku plates, photography, pin-up magnets and I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of Chico bags , water bottle slings and the Produce Stand Starter kit. Good stuff.
So, da-da-dum! Let's get back to the giveaway! A $50.00 gift certificate to any Larkmartin item in the shop or website! That includes soap, lotion, luxury bath products, and That Butt Stuff.
Here's the skinny- leave a comment on the BLOG, once a day. Sharing among others is always a good thing. Friday, March 4th, I'll let the random number generator choose a lucky recipient!
Good Luck and have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1081 Larkmartin

I'm often asked the origin of "Larkmartin." It's assumed it's my last name or a family name. Nope. I named the store after the street I lived on in Madison, Ga. in 1999.

The cute little picture is of our house that we lived in. I pulled it up on google maps, which has to be the coolest thing ever! 10 years ago, it was painted white and had those huge awnings over the windows. Adam actually built that picket fence. I've always been a sucker for a white picket fence! Anyhow, this house was tiny! It probably was about 600 square feet, but we loved it! Even if it was haunted. Well, I don't have proof that it was haunted, but there was that unsettling feeling that we would get. Like we weren't exactly alone.

So, anyhow, everyday I would drive the thirty miles to University of Georgia. I studied interior design on the North Campus. Adam was working at a golf course at Lake Oconee, Cuscowilla.

1081 Larkmartin held so many promising dreams; it was fun and exciting. A new adventure.

Much like Larkmartin & Co. today. Fun, exciting and everyday is an adventure!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Circle of Friends Splash of Red

Circle of Friends help coordinate outreach and fundraising efforts to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Splash of Red is the Garland County chapter's yearly cocktail dinner and charity auction. It is being held April 2, 20011 on top of the Exchange Street Parking Plaza from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $85.00 ($40 is tax deductible). All proceeds benefit ACH.
Arkansas Children's Hospital is a private, nonprofit institution and is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. Please consider attending this wonderful event!

Tickets are available at Larkmartin & Co. 340 Ouachita Avenue.

Featured Artist- Leslie Fisher

Larkmartin & Co. is happy to welcome aboard Leslie Fisher, a Hot Springs transplant who has been helping out at the shop since just before Christmas. In addition to ringing up customers and boxing soap, she is also one of our featured artists.

Leslie is a freelance writer and photographer with a love for travel. In the fall of 2009, she and her husband launched a travel web site,, and spent nine months seeking out and writing about the country's most unique and exciting places.

They have since returned home and Larkmartin is proud to showcase some of the images Leslie captured along the way. Beautiful landscapes and seascapes from California to Florida, the images are high-quality and archival giclee prints that you can enjoy for years to come.

Monday, February 21, 2011

20% off Soaps and Lotions today!

Happy Presidents Day! In honor of the day, we are offering 20% off soaps and lotions today!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We are having a sale!

There is a sale happening here at Larkmartin & Co.! The fall hats, tie-dyed onesies and hoodies and our herbal lotion are all 50% off! We have a large selection of onesies in some larger sizes, going up to 24 months and organic hats and bibs! These would make great baby presents! Hoodies and t's are in youth sizes! Fun colors! Get them while they last!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day at Larkmartin

I am a sucker for Valentine's Day, there, it's out there. I love there is a day to celebrate each other and go ga-ga and all the mooshy love stuff! I've always considered Valentine's Day a "made up holiday", but one of my customers brought in a Valentine's Day card dated from 1914. It was beautiful, with gold gilted letters, pink fur of some sort and an ancient scrawled note wishing the recipient a happy valentine's day. It had me thinking about the history of Valentine's Day and that it really isn't a holiday that has appeared with in the last few decades. Here are some adorable vintage bottlecap magnets for your valentine. They are made here in Hot Springs and they are $3.00! We have a great selection of valentine gifts, so come in and let someone know you love them!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New "Old" Display Table

February 2, 2011- the shop on this wonderfully sunny, yet, freezing day! I picked up a coffee table yesterday at a local thrift store. $18.00. It is solid wood and despite some water rings on the top, it was in good shape and clean. It didn't take me long to snatch it up and shove it in my car! I painted it "Cream" from Farrell-Calhoun that I had left over from the front door and then put it on top of an existing table. I love the way it brings some height and a bit of whimsy to the store!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to Larkmartin & Co.

I'm Briana and I'm the proprietor, creative director, executor of all things wonderful at Larkmartin & Co. Nestled in the historic area of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is the hamlet of Larkmartin & Co. I make the soaps, lotions and luxury body products at the shop and we feature local artists from the surrounding areas. I'll be sharing with you projects, inspiration and bits of whimsy as they come along! Enjoy your visit at Larkmartin & Co. and make it a magical day!