Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148DIVING CAT STUDIO GALLERY A Tale of Enchantment 78 Chester County Life / CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM C O V E R S T O R Y BY SUSAN I. SHIBER G ather ‘round all ye art lovers, fashionistas, and seekers of uncommonly clever holiday gifts. We’re about to take a nar- rative pleasure trip through a land brimming over with bau- bles, bangles, and bright shiny objects. An inspirational font of fan- cy known as Diving Cat Studio Gallery is our destination. A band of merry elves is at the ready to help you select gifts for friends, family, co-workers and, naturally, yourself. All you buy will be beautifully wrapped at no charge, a signature service of the consummate bou- tique. Meet Renée, the clothing elf; Katie, an elf of management vigor; Anne, a patient and perky elf; Jenny, the enthusiastic friendly elf; Kate, the organizer extraordinaire elf; and Karen, the elf of the of- fice. Rose, official holiday greeter on four furry legs, is never too far from John (MacPhee), the only boy elf, who is the resident expert on all items found far and wide in this paradise of presents. And, then there is Markels Roberts, the eponymous Diving Cat, who illu- minates the child-like joy of Christmas every day of the year. It’s her vision, perspicacity, and thrill of unearthing hidden treasures that has made Diving Cat Studio Gallery a mecca of extraordinary shop- ping adventures. As your tour begins, have a pen handy to jot down ideas or circle suggestions. COLLECTIBLE TREE FINERY Ornaments abound throughout Diving Cat. Cows jump over the moon, kittens pounce, and dogs romp. Angels peek out from slender branches, snowflakes sparkle, and stained glass glistens. A basket of miniature tree jewels evokes thoughts of gaily wrapped candy kisses. Warm and soft felt animals are among cuddly adornments. “People visit in droves for our ornaments,” declares Markels. “Ornaments are stocked year round, but over the holiday season, we can’t put them on display fast enough. It’s like an enchanted for- est filled with magical finery in all sizes, shapes, personalities, and colors.” “People visit in droves for our ornaments,” declares Markels. “Ornaments are stocked year round, but over the holiday season, we can’t put them on display fast enough.” Brooches make amazing holiday presents. Diving Cat carries a wide range of magnetic pins from Klare’s Originals of Spring, Texas.