The Keeneland Gift Shop Summer Marketplace Sale is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The sale will offer discounts on accessories, apparel, artwork and more from brands including Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Under Armour, Pomegranate and Maker’s Mark. Shoppers can win door prizes and giveaways at the Preview Night 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
July 25th, 2012
I first wrote about Jacqui Van Ham on June 22 but here’s an update on this talented artist who creates lighting fixtures from Mason jars and bourbon bottles:
Louisville artist Jacqui Van Ham has been re-purposing materials for about a year, taking items such as vintage Mason jars to create cool pendant light fixtures, sconces, soap dispensers and more with an industrial/farmhouse look.
“I grew up in a canning household and immediately was drawn to the Mason jars as an everyday utility object,” she wrote in an email. Her first customer was The Silver Dollar restaurant in Louisville.“My first ‘customer’ was the restaurant here in Louisville, The Silver Dollar. … “One of the owners was looking for a unique soap-dispensersolution, … and the business took off from there.”
After a trip to the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Van Ham was inspired to work with its distinctively shaped bottles to fashion a fabulous chandelier (above). Her design features tiers of unadorned bourbon bottles minus the paper labels hanging from an impressive base of metal and wood, a unique fixture that would dress up any room. The chandelier, listed for $800 at her Etsy store, is already in negotiation to be sold.
Van Ham says she’s currently building lighting for Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 13 to 15, and putting together a Four Roses chandelier for the Bourbon Sponsor Tent there; it will be available for purchase. Also in the works: motor/automotive/industrial-based fixtures. She also offers custom work.
You’ll find a selection of Van Ham’s work including single-drop Mason jar chandeliers, $40, and wall sconces, $50, at Etsy.com.shop/vanvintagedesign and Facebook.com/VanVintageDesign.
July 2nd, 2012
Louisville-based Jacqui Van Ham takes vintage Mason jars and creates cool pendant light fixtures and soap dispensers with an industrial/farmhouse look. And inspired by a trip to the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Ky., the artist put together this fabulous bourbon-bottle chandelier that would dress up any room. “The rusted steel barrel rings, charred oak staves, bottles and signature wax all were sourced from the distillery,” says Van Ham at her VanVintageDesign store at Etsy.
June 22nd, 2012
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book has arrived, chock-full of the ultimate in luxury gifts. Topping this year’s pricey list is an Icon A5 Sports Aircraft and pilot training for two with a price tag of $250,000.
A Kentucky-related package is in the mix too. The Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Experience includes participation in the bourbon-making process, golden bottles etched with your likeness and dipped in gold wax, accommodations in Louisville and a gourmet dinner hosted by Bill Samuels Jr. All for $7,5000.
Definitely one of the kookiest offerings is a cupcake car (above, $25,000) with matching confectionary cap. The motorized pastries reach top speeds of 7 mph.
October 6th, 2009