Shop Small Weekend

Yep, this is the weekend to Shop Small!  Since most of you will be out on Black Friday, we thought we’d include Friday with our offers with Shop Small Saturday. You save both days! Sale ends 4pm on Sunday so you have even more time to save!

 

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We hope you Shop Small year round to support small businesses and communities across the nation. And when you respond- we want to return the favor – with these very special values that will save you money and make you a hero.

You want to be a Hero, don’t You?

IMG_0979We have a special $10.00 table filled with really neat stuff for just one Hamilton (Alexander, that is – He’s the dude on the 10.00 bill) And new items are added all the time – who knows what treasures you’ll find there.

IMG_0971And another table full of figurines at 50% off! No “mark up the price and then discount” shenanigans – no, these are our regular prices and at 50% off they are sure to fly out the door. Limited quantities, so get here early before they disappear. Many items below cost.

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We also have a large selection of Christmas ornaments on specially marked trees that are 40% off!

No gift boxing for these deeply discounted sale items.

Stop in for some coffee or Tea and recharge for the shopping frenzy.

Snowman Special – and some history

So the winter winds have delivered the cold and possibly snow is right around the corner.

Perfect time for a special Snowman Sale! Save 30% off all our Snowmen!

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Here’s some snowmen waiting to go home with you!

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And these too!

Now through Sunday you can get some of the best Snowmen in town at a really great price.

 

Gift boxes available at a nominal charge with this special promotion.

 

 

 

 

Now some history

Early history of Snowmen is unknown, many think that snow figures have been made since prehistoric times.

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Marginal illustration from Book of Hours, ca. 1380. To date, this is the earliest depiction of a snow figure discovered. It is a marginal illustration from a work titled “Book of Hours” from 1380, found in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in The Hague.

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This possible snowman image was published in the atlas THE PETIT VOYAGES, a Ten part, Three volume set, written by brothers Johann Theodor and Johann Israel De Bry and published in Frankfurt Germany  1598., 1613 detailing the exploration of the Dutch trade expedition.

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With the first voyage, no fewer than forty Dutch ships rounded the Cape, and almost completely supplanted the Portuguese in the spice trade. Two years later the Dutch East India Company was formed.

The PETIT VOYAGES comprise probably the greatest single collection of material on early voyages to the East Indies, and are unique in their extraordinary wealth of cartographical and visual material on Africa, India, the Spice Islands, and South Asia.

And apparently snowmen.

Spirit LaLa Jewelry

Just in is a new shipment of Spirit LaLa Jewelry!

We have offered Spirit LaLa’s (Her real name) jewelry for many years. A Georgia mother of three, her creations are whimsical and colorful and add a touch of fun to any outfit.

Prices range from 20.00 to 65.00

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The pendants are crafted from stainless steel and the colorful artwork is protected with sealed acrylic for years of enjoyment.

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These stretch bracelets are fun and funky – perfect for an active lifestyle.

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A wide variety of pendants, earrings and bracelets on on display – ready for you to enjoy!

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These are a perfect addition to your gift list this year.

Stop in an see the whole collection.

 

Holiday Open House this Weekend!

Yep, it’s that time of year again – my favorite!

Please join us this weekend for our 67th annual Holiday Open House Celebration

We’ll be giving away lots of gifts and prizes.

 

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This beautiful Bethany Lowe Toy Emporium Sleigh can be yours this weekend!

Over $1000 of gift certificates and prizes

Raffle drawings held every half hour throughout the day.

 

Saturday November 1st

10 am – 5 pm

 

Sunday November 2nd

Noon – 5pm

Special savings throughout the store – and every person through the door gets a $5.00 store certificate to use during the weekend – no minimum purchase necessary. Spend it on something little or big – it’s our way to say Thank You for 67 years of community support

 

Food, fun and savings! Please Join in the fun.

Fall Fashion Picks 2014

Francia is always on the look out for new items to add to our collections to present to you. Whether it’s a finely crafted work of art for the home, or a fashion accessory to wear, she has a great eye for design, quality and value.

Below are just a few of her picks for the Fall season.

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Candles from Swan Creek are perfect way to set a festive fall mood. The essential oil fragrances will remind you of past visits of family gatherings and warm friendships.

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Scarves are a great year round accessory, but even more so for the crisp fall air. These luxurious all cotton scarves from Vance Kitira have a rustic elegance that is perfect with nearly any outfit.

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And of course, don’t forget the jewelry. Silver elements paired with natural stones create a perfect combination for a Fall fashion statement.

Uno de 50 Trunk Show

Come join us this Saturday for a very special showing of Uno de 50 jewelry.

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This inspiring jewelry line was founded by Concha Diaz del Rio and a group of designers in Madrid, Spain. The initial idea was to produce only 50 of each design so the owner could possess a very unique work of jewelry art. Due to the tremendous popularity of the jewelry the number was expanded and has become a world wide fashion leader in jewelry design.

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The pieces are often combined with other materials such as glass, resin and leather to add an additional textural layer. Each piece is branded with the distinctive carved Uno de 50 logo.

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The pieces are still designed and produced at their Madrid studio using a metal alloy layered with silver. The unique textures and shapes are a hallmark of Uno de 50′s urban style.

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Join us and receive 20.00 off your purchase this Saturday May 24th, 2014 only. Each purchase will also receive a free gift!

 

A Very Special Mother’s Day Special

One of the most favorite holidays of the year – Mother’s Day. Spring, warm weather and memories of our youth make this time of the year so precious. We are celebrating with a very special sale! Stop in and purchase a single item and receive 20% off!  Now through Mother’s Day May 11th.

Here are a few ideas.  Remember your 1st item is 20% Off!

Batik Scarf

Beautiful Batik scarves from Bali – we have great spring colors just in! 25.00

Sentiment Tree

These hand blown Sentiment Trees are a gallery favorite – available in 4 sizes from 22.00 to 165.00

Valentine-pendants-Nance-GaAnd jewelry! We have such a selection! Vintage pieces, Native American, Italian Glass – the list is very long. Fine designer pieces by Florida’s Charles Albert and Uno de 50 from Spain. There’s something for every fashion taste.

Campbell Pottery

Collectors all over the world love Bill Campbell pottery! We have a great selection. Waterfall bowl pictured – 45.00

Little River Art Glass

Elegant art glass bowls and vases from California artist Paul Harrie. We are one of only three galleries in Indiana that feature his work. 125.00 – 400.00

Solar Chime

This is one of my favorites! A solar chime that uses the sun to make a soft melody. Use by a window or table lamp and enjoy! 65.00

Flambeaux Vase

The beautiful crystalline glazes and distinctive forms make this pottery so desirable.  The subtle color variations and random crystalline formations make every piece unique. Hand crafted with high fire porcelain they are stunning. Prices range from 25.00 – 145.00

Stop in soon and see all the wonderful handcrafted works of art -each one truly unique!

Just like Mom.