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Oh, Lovely!


  It is April 19th and Spring?… here is my backyard

Stuck with an Apple and … ummm Google

Have you ever had to do one of those group team building exercises where you are hypothetically stranded on an island and you are being asked what you will take with you? Well, we have done it for real!  There were 5 of us, 3 Americans and 2 Ghanaians, stranded on somewhat of an island

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Getting From Here to There

All aboard!

  The word ‘logistics’ held no meaning to me until the launching of House of Talents.  It slowly came into my consciousness as we grew, then took a central part of my focus, and now demands constant attention. Logistics makes you think and breathe differently. Sometimes it is the anticipation of knowing there are beautiful

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Trip to Ghana and Mali postponed


I was in Mali February 2012 when the initial demonstrations and rumors of a coup d’état had just begun. With the current political situation still fluid and uncertain, I will be postponing my annual 2 months trip to Mali and Ghana until a semblance of stability emerges in Mali. In the meantime here is one

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Happy New Year!

On behalf of the House of Talents team and the artisans with whom we work, we wish you a Happy New Year! Thanks to your support, we have had the best year since our inception 3 years ago.  We now serve a community of over 1000 artisans in the basket weaving community alone, and have

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Warmest holiday wishes from our house to yours


The season for celebrating is once again upon us. While you gather with family and friends, rejoice in the warmth of the holidays, exchange gifts, we want you to know how grateful we are for your business and your interest in the House of Talents mission. As 2012 comes to a close, we’re taking stock

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Making an Impact

Our Commitment: House of Talents seeks to empower the talented poor through the sale of high quality handmade artisan products. We are currently working with artisan groups in the West Africa region to promote self-development through economic and social advancement in rural communities and cities.   House of Talents is making the following impact: We support

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Opening of our retail store!

It’s official – the Grand Opening of our new retail store is Saturday, October 20th! Stop by between 11am and 3pm to enjoy refreshments and get a head start on your holiday shopping. We’re excited to show you new products like bedding, throw pillows, table runners, and of course – our popular baskets! 6997 Oxford Street,

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Upcoming Events

Fall Harvest Festival Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard 1998 A State Road 87 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 Saturday, September 15, 2012: 11 am – 7 pm Sunday, September 16, 2012: 11 am – 5 pm   51th Annual Bayfield Apple Festival Bayfield, WI October 5-7, 2011, 10 am – 5 pm   Victorian

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Fete des Fleurs

House of Talents will be at Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard for the Fete des Fleurs, or the celebration of the flowering of the vines Spring festival. Please visit our booth at the art fair to view our selection of unique, handmade artisan products from various African countries.  In addition to the art fair, guests can

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