Shoppers check out ceramics at the UK School of Art and Visual Studies Open House in 2012.
■ Stalls Antiques & Interiors, 930 Winchester Road, will have a Christmas open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday7, 8. Nancy Mills will be at the store this with vintage jewelry, and refreshments will be served.
■ The University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies will host Open Studio 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, at Reynolds Building No. 1, 349 Scott Street. Student and faculty Art on display and for sale will include metalwork, fiber, paintings, photographs, drawings, ceramics plaster casts, printmaking and woodwork. A donation of $5 to the school is suggested for admission. Free parking is nearby on Broadway and Scott Street.
■ Dry Art Blow Dry Bar and Salon, 309 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 160, will host a grand opening celebration all day Saturday with swag bags, giveaways and refreshments. Go to Dryartlex.com for more.
■ Shop for unique gifts from local artists at the Lexington Art League’s Black Friday Art Sale, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive. Everything is $50 or less, and admission is free. Call (859) 254-7024 or go to Lexingtonartleague.org for more inf.
■ Businesses of the Woodland Triangle are joining forces for the Good Giving Guide Challenge from Friday through Sunday with donations going to support local nonprofits.
■ The Street Scene holiday open house is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at 2575 Regency Road with refreshments and drawings for discounts at the register.
■ At Marketplace On Main in Versailles dogs “decked out” for Christmas will have their picture taken and posted in the shop & on Facebook. The dog with the most votes and likes wins a gift basket. Contest will end midnight Dec. 18. Also, on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Karen Boden, co-owner of Hounds & Horses will be there with natural dog and horse treats.
■ A holiday sale featuring jewelry, soaps, engravings and more will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Work by Patsy Anderson, Susan Coats, Sandy Gulick, Deborah Kessler and Carolyn Whitesel will be offered.
■ Failte Irish Imports, 113 South Upper Street, will celebrate its 12th anniversary Thursday. Purchases will be discounted 12 percent all day. From 6 to 9 p.m., the store will buy customers a pint of Guinness beer.
■ Ardery’s Antiques, Pieces feature Czech fire-polished crystals, jasper, turquoise and more. Adery’s is located at 627 Main Street, Paris, will host a trunk show featuring jewelry designer Janet Coburn of Meadowsage Design from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
■ The Windy Corner Market holiday bazaar is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 4595 Bryan Station Road. Shop for foods, candies, baked goods, Pomegranate linens, gift baskets, crafts and more. (859) 294-9338 . Windycornermarket.com.
■ Feather Your Nest, 1317 West Main Street, will celebrate Wintry Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 with holiday treats and discounts.
■ More than 30 vendors will offer merchandise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec 7 at Clays Mill Road Christian Academy, 3000 Clays Mill Road. The school fundraiser for the school will include wreaths, crocheted and knitted items, ornaments, home décor, local honey, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and more.
■ The Finderskeepers Market “Into the Woods” open house is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday06 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday07 at 109 Walton Avenue. There will be special prices, new holiday and vintage stock, and refreshments.
December 5th, 2013
This two-sided frame ornament is $40 at the Lexington Humane Society and all of the proceeds go to aid the animals there.
Score the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer plus help support the Lexington Humane Society with Sponsor a Pet holiday frames.
The silver ornaments come as a single-sided square picture frame for $20 or a double-sided rectangle frame for $40. Each features one of thean hundreds of animal waiting for a home, and all of the proceeds go to the Humane Society. They’re available at the Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike; Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital; Good Foods Co-Op; PetSuitescq, one word; IncrediPet; and Lexingtonhumanesociety.org.
December 5th, 2013
The Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati is chock-full of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, posters and more. I visited last year’s show and loved it. There was live music and food vendors and it was packed with shoppers.
Due, no doubt, to its popularity, this year’s Crafty Supermarket has moved to a bigger venue. It’s 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm Street in Cincinnati. Admission is free.
The layered chevron necklace pictured above, $38, is from The Natasha J Collection, one of this year’s vendors. For a complete list of artists just click on the Crafty Supermarket link above.
November 21st, 2013
Visit local retailers to see all of the holiday gifts and decor they have to offer. Here’s a list of local events to get you started:
■ The Leestown Road corridor is developing into Lexington’s own antiquing destination with Feather Your Nest’s new location at 1317 West Main Street, Meadowthorpe Antique Mall at 1455 Leestown Road and Linda’s Cottage Antiques & Collectibles at the former Feather Your Nest location, 1496 Leestown Road. (FYI: Despite their addresses, the stores are near one another on the same street. Main Street becomes Leestown Road at Forbes Road.)
This weekend is the perfect time to visit. All three stores will host open houses Saturday, with discounts and refreshments. Feather Your Nest also will celebrate Friday and Sunday.
■ Mulberry & Lime’s holiday open house is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The store is at 216 North Limestone.
■ The Keeneland Gift Shop holiday sale is going on through Sunday at the Keeneland Entertainment Center, 4201 Versailles Road. Items including accessories and apparel from Waterford, Barbour, Vineyard Vines, Peter Millar, Southern Proper, Patagonia and Columbia will be discounted 25 percent. Free monogramming and personalization of Christmas ornaments will be offered. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
■ The Junior League of Lexington’s Holly Day Market is Friday through Sunday15-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, 4089 Ironworks Pike. General admission is $10. Friday’s VIP event at 6 p.m. is $25. For more info, go to Hollydaymarket.comcq.
■ Eric Lausch will be at Thoroughbred Antique Gallery, 637 East Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. He’ll be showing a selection of sterling flatware, hollow-ware and gifts for the holiday table and décor.
November 14th, 2013
The final Gallery Hop of the year is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and it’s a doozy: burlesque performers, outsider street art at the PRHBTN festival and even some shopping opportunities.
The Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative will host an Off the Block T-shirt printing event at its basement studio at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street.
Just pick out a linoleum-cut design by one of the members, and they’ll print it on a shirt for $15 (cash or check) per tee. Participating artists are: Paul Adanick, Nick Alley, Marta Dorton, Elizabeth Foley, Natalia Ilieva, Derrick Riley and Stephen Wiggins. Pictured above are a couple of the prints.
Members also will have other types of prints for sale including etchings, relief prints, monoprints and collagraphs.
November 14th, 2013
Every year I always look forward to new calendars from Rifle Paper Co. featuring whimsical illustrations of everything from herbs and flowers to cities around the world. This year’s collection includes a “Travel America” wall calendar with 12 months of illustrations picturing landmarks across the U.S. And guess what local landmark is featured for May? That’s right, it’s the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Something tells me that this is going to be on a lot of Kentucky holiday wish lists. The calendar is $26 at Riflepaperco.com.
November 7th, 2013
Adelé at 445 South Ashland Avenue will host a holiday shopping kick-off sale Friday and Saturday. Everything in the store will be 20 percent off. Merchandise includes a mix of unique jewelry, gift items and holiday decor.
Another reason to cheer: The store launched an e-commerce site this week, offering a selection of its best-selling jewelry, gift and baby items. Go to Adelelexington.com to take a look.
Above, is one of the store’s whiskey flasks featuring a printed wood exterior, $29.
November 6th, 2013
Julep cups and tray at Scout Antique and Modern.
■ The Oxford Village Arts & Crafts Market is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oxford Christian Church, 2785 Oxford Village Lane in Georgetown. About 20 vendors will offer handmade items including stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography, seasonal decor, honey, artwork and embroidery. Free gift wrapping will be available, food will be sold by the church, and child care will be provided.
■ The Scott County Arts & Cultural Center Gallery in Georgetown will offer a Gallery and Gifts Holiday Market starting Friday through Dec. 21. The center, at 117 North Water Street, is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Call (502) 570-8366 or go to Artsandculturalcenter.org.
■ Scout Antique & Modern at 935 Liberty Road will host its annual holiday open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Appetizers, drinks and bourbon cheesecake bites topped with ganache by Kiva Johns will be served. Door prizes will include a $100 cash prize. Layaway is available for holiday shopping.
■ The annual Woodland Triangle Open House is Friday through Sunday with businesses offering store specials and refreshments. Participating businesses between East Maxwell Street, High Street, Kentucky Avenue and Woodland Avenue are: Black Market Boutique, Bluetique, Calypso Boutique, Commotions, Decorator Warehouse, La Petite Creperie, Lucia’s World Friendly Boutique, Magpie Yarn, Pink Spider and Unique Books.
Also, during the Woodland Wonderland from Friday through Nov. 30, shoppers who visit the 10 participating businesses and have their Woodland Wonderland cards stamped may enter for a chance to win 10 door prizes and two $100 Woodland Wonderland Bucks cards to be used any of the participating businesses.
■ During the Buy 1 & We’ll Give 1 program going on through Saturday at Macy’s and Macys.com, for every coat bought in the men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s outerwear departments, the retailer will donate one coat, as many as 30,000 total, to the anti-poverty organization Clothes4Souls. A large selection of coats will be 25 percent off.
November 1st, 2013
Celebrity stylists and fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have created a whimsical selection of home accessories and furniture for Pottery Barn Teen.
And while the store’s name says “Teen”, these smart, chic pieces would look at home in any stylish grown-up abode.
Furniture include a classy rollback chaise made all that much peppier covered in a fun denim fabric and accented with button tufting. While accessories include shimmer, stitched throw pillows, animal bust wall hooks and retro-look alarm clocks with brass bunny ears.
Pictured above are animal wall hooks from the collection, $29-$84.
October 31st, 2013
BaubleBar, the online destination for fashion jewelry, has created BaubleBar Weddings, a collection of styles for the bride and members of the bridal party. To launch the offerings, BaubleBar has teamed with Style Me Pretty and Style Me Pretty Living, online bridal and lifestyle resources, to curate special collections of the jewelry. Pieces reflect four wedding themes: modern, classic, rustic and whimsical, and prices will range from $30 to $150.
Pictured above is BaubleBar’s Gold Crystal Ray collar, $46.
October 18th, 2013