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Gifts & Home Décor by Kari

Gifts & Home Decor by Kari is a division of Memories Forever Photography LLC located in Fargo.

In 2016, Kari published the first book ever done on the International Peace Garden "Promise of Peace". In 2017 she released her newest book "Hens and Chicks, The Vitko Collection" about the world class collection of cacti and succulents on display at the Peace Garden.

Also in 2016, she started producing a line of ND magnets, mugs, prints and keychains that are sold at shows throughout North Dakota and are also available to resellers.

For more than 15 years, Kari and her husband, Ed, have been making a variety of products from rocks, such as North Dakota petrified wood, Brazil agates and Arizona petrified wood. These include bookends, chimes, desk pen, jewelry and display pieces.

It is her love of photography and rocks that is the driving force behind the newest division of Memories Forever Photography. 

Category:   Artisans & Gifts
Kari Barchenger

3940 10th St N
Fargo, ND 58102

Phone Number:701-297-7594



info@mfphotos.net
https://www.facebook.com/HomeDecorByKari/

History: Kari Barchenger has been doing a variety of photography for more than 35 years. Although she has primarily been doing portrait work for the last 20 years, her greatest joyment comes from photographing nature.
Member Since: 04/16/2016



Bison Gallery Wrap 1
These canvas prints are of bison at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I apply a unique process to the photos to give them an artsy look. Canvas prints are available on 11x14, 16x20, 20x 30 and if you want larger, we can make it larger.


Bison Gallery Wrap 2
These canvas prints are of bison at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I apply a unique process to the photos to give them an artsy look. Canvas prints are available on 11x14, 16x20, 20x 30 and if you want larger, we can make it larger.


Bison Gallery Wrap 3
These canvas prints are of bison at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I apply a unique process to the photos to give them an artsy look. Canvas prints are available on 11x14, 16x20, 20x 30 and if you want larger, we can make it larger.


Bison Gallery Wrap 4
These canvas prints are of bison at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I apply a unique process to the photos to give them an artsy look. Canvas prints are available on 11x14, 16x20, 20x 30 and if you want larger, we can make it larger.


Bufflalo Magnet
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.


Dahlia Magnet (MG-6)
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.


Fence Post (MG-9)
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.


Hens and Chicks, The Vitko Collection

Hens and Chicks, The Vitko Collection” shares the inspiring story of a boy from Minot North Dakota, who started with a packet of seeds and eventually ends up with a world class collection of more than 4,000 different species and 6,500 plants. It is the largest private indoor collection in the world. The book contains more than 220 images showcasing the beauty and unique symmetry of the plants, along with many rare plants that most collectors have only heard of.

In 2015, Fargo North Dakota photographer Kari Barchenger made her first visit to the International Peace Garden, located on the North Dakota and Canadian border.  After publishing her first book, “International Peace Garden, Promise of Peace”, Barchenger turned her camera to the collection of cacti and succulents found in the most unlikely place in North America. After hearing snippets of the origin of the collection, Barchenger then set out to learn more about this amazing collection and the gentleman behind it. She also found that others were interested in the history of the collection and decided to publish a book.

The book is also meant to be a learning tool containing information on the anatomy of the plants, everyday uses and fun facts. Written for the casual reader, it will be a great resource for all ages and includes a section on how to care for succulents written by Dan Bach of Bach’s Cactus Nursery, a premiere seed grower from Tucson Arizona with over 50 years in the nursery business.



International Peace Garden - Promise of Peace Coffee Table Book
The International Peace Garden, was established in 1932, and is situated on the 49th parallel, the border between North Dakota and Canada. Every year, tens of thousands of guests from around the world come to the Peace Garden where there are over 75,000 flowering shrubs, perennials and bulbs in the Formal Garden and 6,500 cacti & succulents, along with several buildings and monuments. In July 2016, a new sculpture, “Promise of Peace,” is being dedicated at the Peace Garden. It is anticipated that the Peace Tower that is located at the west end of the garden and has been in place since 1982, will be removed in 2016 or 2017. These two events indicated the perfect time to release a book on the Peace Garden. In the summer of 2015, North Dakota photographer Kari Barchenger began photographing the Peace Garden. After taking more than 400 photographs, she selected 90 images to showcase the garden and monuments at the International Peace Garden to put in the first ever published book on the International Peace Garden. The book also includes a brief biography of sculptor Arthur Norby who created the Promise of Peace sculpture, which was commissioned for the Peace Garden by the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. Forward to the book is written by International Peace Garden CEO, Garry Enns.


International Peace Garden Magnet (MG-4)
3x2 NDmagnet with a matte/satin finish.


Lily Magnet
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.


Old Barn Magnet (MG-7)
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.


Old Truck (MG-8)
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.


Rustic Farm Magnet (MG-3)
3x2 ND magnet with matte/satin finish.


Winter Freeze (MG-10)
3x2 ND magnet with a matte/satin finish.