Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The gifting season is in full swing and shoppers have survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And after the dust has settled, you probably have made a dent in your shopping list – or maybe not. For those very special people – or those with particularly high standards – we present our gift guide.

Jewelry

artisan jewelryWe’ll start with one of our specialties – jewelry.All price ranges, beautiful handcrafted designs. And the great thing is new pieces arrive every day so the selection gets better and better. Skip the mass merchandise jewelry this year and see what unique really means.

Religious

NativityThe season is more than just gift giving and whether you celebrate the religious aspect of the holiday or not – it’s a time to reflect and be thankful for another year with friends and family. We have a variety of elegant objects and jewelry  to reflect the holiday.

Festive

Pewter and crystal boxesSo as they say ‘Tis the Season’ and indeed it is! We have charming pewter boxes like the one above in a holiday theme – or choose from more than 100! Whimsical shapes, animals and a dragon thrown in the mix. These beautiful boxes are treasures that will delight one generation to the next.

For the Table

Bill Campbell potteryNothing says the holiday like one of these filled with cookies! Make a spectacular display with one of our crystalline glazed serving pieces. We have one of the largest selections of pottery in Indiana. All pieces are food and microwave safe. Use as intended, or as a home accent – or both!

Cat Lovers

cat mugsCat lovers – they’re everywhere and these humorous mugs are just the ticket! Even better than catnip! Not into cats? We have lots of other mugs that will keep the coffee hot and a smile on their face.

Art Glass

art glass vasesHere’s an area we really shine! We are a top retailer of art glass in the Midwest and if you’ve seen our window displays you’d already know that. Art glass from some of the top glass artists in the USA and Canada are featured, as well as Italy, Poland and Lithuania. Vases, paperweights, perfume bottles and bowls make a spectacular display – and gifts!

Manly Stuff

gifts for menWe know, we know – men are hard to buy for. Just how many socks and ties does a guy need? We’ve got some unique stuff here. Check out the petrified wood bowl and bookends above. Or give him a drink with this Wine cooler from Bill Campbell pottery.

So that’s a little glimpse of some of the unique offerings. Every item comes with a little story card to explain the artist, technique or other tidbit of information you just might find interesting.

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Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday!

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Well, it’s that time of the year again and we’re happy  because the season lets us see so many old friends! We have lots to be thankful for- one is being in business since 1947 – that’s 68 years worth of thankfulness! So to celebrate we have some very special offers for this very special weekend.

50% Off All Airplanes

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If you’ve been to the gallery you know we have a unique mix of merchandise from the four corners of the globe.  All of our model airplane replicas are 50% off this weekend only. These are crafted from wood and metal and fabric and are museum quality. We have several to choose from – limited to stock on hand.

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50% Selected Nativities

We have a large selection of Nativities from all over the world- and we’ve selected some of the best that we’re offering discounted 50%!

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25% Santa & Snowman Ornaments

The unique collection of ornaments are some you just won’t find anywhere else. Stop in this weekend and score 25% off any Santa or Snowman Ornament.

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5.00 Vintage Candles

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These are great stocking stuffers! Regularly 7.50 each, they are charming votives in antiqued pottery jars and come in a variety of scents. No gift boxing at these prices.

Purchase 100.00 Gift Card and Get a 25.00 Free!

This is a once a year chance to get your loved one a gift – and one for you too! Purchase up to 5 gift cards and get a 25.00 for each 100.00 purchased!

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Special Sale Tables all Weekend!

We have special tables set up with one of a kind treasures! Check out our 10.00 table for great items at budget friendly prices. Another is a 50% off table – trust me –  items that land on that table don’t stay there long! We add new items as others are sold, so stop in more than once over the weekend to score some incredible deals.

Holiday Open House Save the Date!

Open-House-promoOK – this is our favorite time at the Gallery. Party Time! It’s so much fun to see all our friends and customers as we anticipate the holiday seasons ahead.

As most of you know, we’ve been doing ‘shop local’ for 68 years and we wouldn’t be here with out your support. So it’s time to celebrate!

Mark your calendars and join us Saturday, November 7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday November 8thg from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

We’ll have our famous door prize drawings every half hour, tasty treats and lots of fun!

Join Us!

Valentine’s Day 2015

The one day of the year that’s specially set aside to celebrate the loves of our life – Valentine’s Day. Below are a couple of suggestions to make the day a little extra special. And a little history of the matchmaker that brought you together.

10428028_899570820077149_7089667953475672726_nWant to make her hold her head with excitement? Give her a work of jewelry art by Ayala Bar. This international artist makes beautiful necklaces, pendants and earrings that are one of a kind – just like her.

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Moving on to Italy we have wonderful blown glass jewelry from Venice. The perfect way to say “Sei il grande amore della mia vita”. (You are the love of my life.)

10926223_894467387254159_5268670099150603493_nThis beautiful paperweight is just one of the 100’s of art glass works in the gallery. Made in the Milifiori (Thousand Flowers) tradition by Ohio glass artist Doug Sweet.

10952108_913283662017417_138336045_nHearts? We’ve got them! These colorful ornaments are hand blown in Seattle Washington. They come in a variety of patterns and colors. Your pick – 25.00

And Now a History Lesson

Ah, Valentine’s Day – a beautiful celebration we enjoy every February 14th. The internet is full of Valentine’s Day history – several versions, in fact –  depending which web site you happen to land upon.

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Antoine-Denis Chaudet, Cupid, 1802, Louvre Museum

But who is the instigator behind this romance? – why the Cupid (or Eros) of course. The matchmaker in Greek mythology is Eros – who is usually depicted as athletic with wings. See image above.

Cupid, on the other hand was the Roman counterpart that was often shown as a winged boy or baby (a putto) armed with a bow and a quiver of arrows- but not always – as you can see in the sculpture above.

Stop in and see us soon – our quiver is full of fine gifts that are sure to hit the mark this year.

 

 

 

Holiday Suggestions

We know it can be difficult to find just the right gift for someone special. Below are a few one of a kind gifts for the one of a kind person in your life.

Give them the World

1 mensThis globe has internal solar cells that power the rotating globe using artificial or natural light. A conversation piece.

 

History in the Skies

3 mensThe racing planes of the second two decades of the last century were some of the most exciting and dangerous ever flown. This large scale model is true to the original that the  Granville Brothers developed in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Among the most famous of the Gee Bees was the R-1 which was designed for the 1932 National Air Races. In the 1932 Thompson Trophy Race, Famous test pilot Jimmy Doolittle dominated in the R-1, lapping the field and winning the race for the Granville Brothers.

2 mensAnther iconic example is the Spirit of St. Louis, piloted across the Atlantic by Charles Lindbergh on May 20, 1927. Both of these models are extremely well detailed and are crafted from silk over their  wood frames. We have several historical airplanes in stock that are perfect for the aviation enthusiast.

Tag This

4 mensFor the bike rider or outdoor enthusiast, these recycled bike chain luggage tags are are a sure hit. Hand crafted in Oregon, we have clocks, bowls, frames and more by this enterprising group of craftsmen.

From the Earth

5 mens'These bookends are crafted from Labradorite stone, they are spectacular specimens from the earth. The light reflected has a neon-glow that is not found in any other natural stone. We have several examples in the gallery.

Glass Treasures

3 womensWe are one of the largest art glass galleries in Indiana. The magical play of light through colored glass is fascinating – something about colored light makes you feel good. We have a wide range of art glass from dozens of glass artists.

2 womensBeautiful vases, ornaments and even oil lamps like this one will make someone’s world more colorful.

And then comes Jewelry

Yes, jewelry – you can find all sorts of jewelry almost anywhere. But handcrafted, artisan jewelry – well that’s a much more difficult proposition. We have so much to choose from – like this sterling silver love note pendant.

 

4 womensOr something fresh and fun like this stone and leather wrap bracelet.

1 womensTo this exquisite sterling silver necklace that is adapted from architectural details found on John and Mable Ringling’s Sarasota, Florida mansion Cà d’Zan. Designed by New York artist Cynthia Gale, this handcrafted necklace is created in Bali using repoussé and filigree techniques.

 

All these items are just a small sampling of the items you’ll find at the gallery – and new items arrive daily, so stop in soon. Hurry because many are one of a kind – just like you know who.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Newsletter

The season is here! So please check out our holiday newsletter – our first all digital edition! Click on the image and be sure to get the coupons on page three for added savings!

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Thank You

We want to thank all of you who came out this past weekend. We had a great turnout for Shop Small Saturday – as well as Friday and Sunday too! It’s encouraging the see more and more people realize the value of small businesses in their community. We really appreciate your support.