A Mona B Bag Giveaway!

There are perks for being a Nance Galleries customer. As we close the year on 69 years in business, we appreciate all of the support our community has given us. And we love to give back – especially this time of year.

So here’s your chance at one of our new upcycled Mona B bags valued up to 75.00. And since 95% of these handcrafted bags are priced below that number, you’re going to have a hard time choosing from the 60+ styles we have in stock!

Just head over to our Facebook page and like and share the Giveaway post and your in! Add a comment (hopefully a nice one) and we’ll put your name in again. No Facebook? Just send an email to info@nancegalleries.com and we’ll throw your name in the hat.

Winner announced on Friday afternoon, December 2nd @ 5:00pm


Here’s a few of our new Mona B bags. These are handcrafted from discarded tent and tarps that have a rustic but classic style. The bags are fully lined and feature sturdy stitching and hardware for years of use. Several customers have purchased one only to return for a second or third. You have to see the quality and value up close to appreciate.

We have a great variety of shapes, colors and styles. So even if you don’t win the drawing you might want to come in and check it out.

Good luck and we’ll see you on Facebook. Winner posted Friday @ 5:00pm!


Black Friday & Shop Small Saturday



Boy time flies!

Hopefully by Friday the Thanksgiving dinner has had some time to settle and you are fully fueled and ready to go. There are plenty big box stores and online shopping to keep you busy. But if you would like a slower pace,         and real special Black Friday deals. Come see us!

This Friday and Saturday only!

Some Examples

img_1900We have these Margaret Furlong porcelain angels for 10.00! We have other sizes and styles at 50% off!

img_1904Dance anyone? This adorable snow couple can go home with you for 10.00!

img_1908We have a whole case of jewelry that has real deep discounts!

img_1913And a whole lot of Ornaments and decorations that are a better buy than online promotions.

img_1907Fashion accessories, bags and so much more.

We’ll have a table of 10.00 items and lots of items at 50% off prices.

As items are sold, new deals will be added, so stop in all weekend long for a relaxing and profitable shopping experience!

No gift boxing or returns are available for sale items. Limited stock on all items, so hurry in!

Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm 

Need a little more motivation?

100-00-promoIf you can’t find a special sale item you can still save!

Spend 100.00 or more on regular priced items this Friday or Saturday and get a 25.00 gift card to use in December 2016. Only one gift card per customer.

Questions? Give us a call 812-476-6295

Veteran’s Day 2016

Each year we set aside one day for the heroes that serve and protect this great country. Those who have given an oath to loyalty and  followed orders given. Who have fought for our freedoms and our security. We owe them more than this day. Those who have served and their families have sacrificed and given so much for all of us.


Today I’m thinking about my Dad – who served in WWII. He was lucky in so many ways. Starting as a Machinist’s Mate in  the belly of a light cruiser – it was hot, dirty work. And a lot of the boys that had this job never came home.

My dad was so talented in many ways – a photographer, an artist. One day my father drew a portrait of the Admiral of the South Atlantic Fleet. His commander liked it and it was sent up the chain of command until that picture landed on the Admiral’s desk. A week later my dad was standing in front of Admiral Jonas Howard Ingram, the commander of the Atlantic Fleet. He liked my dad and made him his personal photographer during the war.


By dad passed on in 1984 – and I still think of him every day. The Veterans are our heroes – and this one special Veteran was mine. Thanks for your service dad.

Holiday Open House this Weekend!

It’s hard to believe that the time for our annual Holiday Open House is here again. Time sure flies. and on top of that, this is our 69th celebration – that’s hard to believe too. I wonder what my dad would think, that we’re still celebrating all these years.


Here’s one of our porcelain cubist dogs dressed for the occasion. We’ll have fun food and a raffle every 30 minutes. Winners get to select a gift from under our gift tree.


We’ll also give you a $5.00 coupon to use during our open house – no minimum purchase and it can be combined to the discount above. So you can save even more.

Come join us!

Saturday November 5th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm & Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This is the best season of the year – Spring is finally in full bloom with the season that signifies rebirth and renewal after a Winter’s slumber.It is the perfect time for Mother’s Day.

We have such a variety of handcrafted gifts, sometimes we forget to showcase them in our posts to Social Media. For those who need a little visual notebook, the following might be helpful for a certain Mother’s Day gift.

Mother and child pendant

Jewelry is one of our most featured items in the Gallery – and we have a lot of variety. For example this sterling silver Mother and Children pendant from a New Mexico workshop. Presented on a sterling chain. 40.00


Or this wonderful sterling silver filigree set from artisan-designer Carolyn Pollack. Beautifully crafted in the USA. Bracelet 110.00 Earrings 75.00


This sweet and colorful pendant is crafted in Boston and is a replica of a Tiffany design circa 1905. Cast pewter and crystals with chain.   45.00

Native American Bracelet

Or some of our vintage pieces. This Navajo piece from 1970 features turquoise and red coral set in a sterling silver cuff. Completely handcrafted and beautifully finished. 285.00

Campbell Pottery

Top the Mother’s Day celebration with a bottle of wine presented in this handcrafted wine cooler crafted by Bill Campbell in Pennsylvania. Beautifully glazed with a unique crystalline finish. 45.00

Dicroic Glass

And top that bottle of wine with a dichroic glass bottle stopper. The glass refracts and reflects the light in an ever changing rainbow of colors. 35.00

Italian Vase

If a bouquet of flowers is part of the celebration, present them in this beautifully hand painted glass vase from Italy. The tree of life design is a perfect complement to any floral arrangement. 10″ 125.00

Mona B Bag

A weekend getaway or a surprise vacation planned? Give her this charming hand crafted tote. Made from recycled canvas and leather, these Fair Trade bags are durable and acquire a patina with age. Many styles and sizes available. 32.50 – 110.00

Skeem Candles

A fresh Spring scent is perfect to celebrate this time of year. These clever candles are hand crafted in Philadelphia and serve a dual purpose. Once the candle is used, the high quality tumbler can grace your summer table. Many designs and fragrances. 24.50

Mother and Child Jeweled Box

Have a special gift this Mother’s Day? Give it to her in one of these whimsical pewter boxes. Beautifully crafted and finished with crystals, the boxes are hinged to reveal a small compartment – a perfect place for one of our pendants or rings. Many designs and styles to choose from. This example is 85.00

Angel statue

Angels – She’s one, so show her you know it too. We have some beautiful Angel sculptures in carved wood or cast resin from original carvings. Sensitive renderings that are beautifully finished. Price ranges from 30.00 to 85.00

If you are so blessed to have your Mother still with you, please take the time to make sure she knows just how special and important she is. The Nance Gallery family wishes everyone a very special Mother’s Day.



CoverThe beautiful and exotic Orchids are my most favorite of  flowers. In my homeland of the Philippines they are everywhere. I remember as a child smelling the sweet scent of orchids growing wild outside my bedroom window. We wore them in our hair and they adorned our special occasions. My love for art is inspired by the floral details of the paintings of Paul Gauguin and the Impressionistic renderings of Monet.  Because the gallery is filled with diffused light, Orchids grow especially well here year round. I love the Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid. These are easy to grow, and if happy, will bloom year after year. The pink one above is a first year bloomer. The blooms are long lasting – these have been blooming for a few months now.


This white orchid has two bloom stalks with blooms that have shown for going on three months. The leaves are healthy and full – it’s somewhat of a puzzle to me, as it has very little in the way of aerial roots.


And this is my favorite one in the gallery. This orchid is getting ready to bloom for the third time. The flower stalks have multiple branches. I’ve counted nearly two dozen potential flowers on this one. It will need extra support to hold up the blooms.

Flowers to me are the scent of life. Whether I’m running in the park or a quiet stroll in our neighborhood, I always take the time to stop and smell the sweet fragrances of nature. I hope you too take some time to enjoy this glorious spring.     -Francia

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.


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.


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.


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.

Need a nudge?

How about a little savings too? Since you made it to the end of the blog post here’s a treat for you. Now through December 12th take advantage of these money saving coupons.

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