Lakeland Winery plays host to great events — fundraisers, bachelorette parties, wine making parties — and the regular Ladies’ Night Wine Glass Painting party is definitely one them. Â To think this event never would’ve happened if our Facebook Administrator and Fabulous ImperfectionsÂ owner,Â Sarah Arnold, hadn’t run out of pumpkins.
Right before Halloween in 2010 Sarah was sitting in her basement painting pumpkins. When she finished painting her supply she realized she wasn’t ready to quit. Luckily, Sarah remembered she had some wine glasses and decided to start painting those.
At first, it was just a lot of fun and she even began to think of her paintings as “therapy,” Â but Sarah’s wine glass creations became a huge hit with friends — she started giving them away as thank-you gifts to those who went on her annual wine tour. Â Wine tour mementos turned into friends making orders for housewarming gifts, Christmas gifts and wedding gifts. Sarah paints almost every day in her basement studio, and often has more than 80 wine glass orders at a time.
Sarah specializes in wedding and bridal party wine glasses, which make great wedding favors and gifts for the bride and groom. Sarah suggests the designs for her customers and hand paints the glasses with special glass paint. The glasses are then baked for durability.
Sarah’s wine tasting and glass painting parties at Lakeland Winery are a fun night out for women looking to do something different for a girls’ night out. You must preregister for the party and the $25 fee includes a wine or beer glass, the paints and 20 wine tasting samples. Â The next event is Wednesday, July 11th. RSVP to Sarah@lakelandwinery.com.