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Violet Munro Penny Haavig

 "Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Violet Munro began her business over 50 years ago in Richmond Hill, New York. She was painting Pennsylvania Dutch designs on milk cans, trays, mugs and anything that looked interesting to paint on. A friend encouraged her to make something for Arthur Godfrey, a talk show host who enjoyed tea. Hence, the first tile was made and shown on national TV. Violet moved to Long Island, New York and designed many fire place facings. She once made a mural for Perry Como's kitchen. She created personalized tiles such as baby's birth and wedding tiles which make unique gifts. Penny, her daughter watched her work over the years and when the Munro's moved to upstate New York in 1964, she started to help on occasion with the business. Penny would wrap garden ornaments, cork back the tiles, paint and also help deliver orders. Her dad taught her how to silk screen when his eyesight started to fail. Only God could know what would happen in the years that followed or that Mom and daughter would be living in Minnesota. Penny has a studio set up in her home where she hand paints her own designs on spoon rests, salt and pepper shakers, mugs and coasters. She is open to new designs and is eager to do custom work that is presented by a potential customer. Violet passed away in 2011 and will be greatly missed. Violet Munro 1921-2011