Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

With Valentine’s Day this next Wednesday, we thought a quick suggestion list is in order.

We’ve put together some of our selections that would be sure to please the loves of your life.


Foil Heart

Of course hearts are the symbol of the season. These Red glass hearts are handcrafted with sterling silver on the island of Murano, Italy. Earrings 26.50 – Necklace 50.00


You know he’d be lost without you – but give him a backup with this replica of a Lewis & Clark Explorer compass in wood and brass. 45.00


A hand-blown paperweight by glass artisans in Seattle will be a reminder everyday in the office. 65.00


For something really special we have the wonderful designs from a Madrid, Spain cooperative that are uniquely one of a kind – just like the love of your life. 330.00


The fans of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright will love these authentic designs from the Robbie House. Card case 45.00 Rollerball pen 85.00


We are the largest art glass dealer in Indiana and here’s one of our favorites! This large heart inspired vases is handcrafted by a husband and wife in California. 375.00


Celebrate with style with this matched corkscrew and stopper set in polished rosewood in a presentation box. 45.00


We are known for our unique jewelry offerings, and these are some of our favorites. Sterling silver twin heart necklace, handcrafted in Israel. The heart is crafted from ancient glass that’s dated to over 2000 years old. 165.00


A beautiful lavender African Tanzenite ring mounted in sterling silver. Just one of hundreds of rings we show from mines from around the world. 135.00


Show them how solid your relationship is with something  made from Petrified Wood from Madagascar. Bookends 145.00 Dish 150.00

We have a gallery full of handmade and Fair Trade treasures that’s sure to delight. Visit us and see for yourself. And please – have a happy and love filled Valentine’s Day.




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.


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.

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Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday!


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%!


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.


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!


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.

$5.00 Gift Idea!

Silk Ikat Bag for five dollars!

Web only special!

Silk Bags - many color selections

Protect fine lingerie when travelling, store jewelry, or fold in thirds for a stunning evening bag, a reason for the season to stop by at Nance Galleries, mention you saw it on the web  and get this Thai Ikat silk bag for $5 promo ends this Sunday 12/18/11 or while supplies last! Hurry!