There are skads of special shopping events going on this week making this the perfect time to get out and visit local stores that are all decked out for the holidays. Here’s a list of events to get you started.
■ The Chevy Chase Merchants’ open house is 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday with carriage rides, carolers and store specials, including a hot-chocolate bar and cookies at Adelé, 445 South Ashland Avenue. At New Editions Gallery, 807 Euclid Avenue, a trunk show will feature jewelry by Kim Erixon and Jennifer Stephenson McLamb and fashions by Silpada.
■ The Windy Corner Market Holiday Bazaar with food, gift baskets, soaps, crafts and more, is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4595 Bryan Station Road.
■ Lexington Art League Black Friday Art Sale is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at LAL@Loudoun House Gallery, 209 Castlewood Drive. Items from Cricket Press, dRock Press, Joel Feldman and others will be $50 and less.
■ The Woodland Triangle shops, on East Maxwell Street, High Street, Kentucky Avenue and Woodland Avenue, will offer specials and refreshments 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
■ Pomegranate Inc.’s warehouse sale is Wednesday through Dec. 10 at 951 Floyd Drive, Suite 120. Everything is at least 50 percent off: tablecloths, placemats, napkins, quilted bags and more.
■ Artists Patsy Anderson, Carolyn Whitesel, Deborah Kessler, Joel Vanderkolk, Susan Coats and Celeste Lewis will host a sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Handmade items include jewelry, wreaths, soaps, pottery and knitwear.
■ Friday through Sunday Chelly Boykin will show and sell antique and estate jewelry at Thoroughbred Antique Gallery, 637 East Main Street.
■ The Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop Christmas open house, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, will feature treats and discounts on decor, books, jewelry and more.
■ Take a Local Gift Tour of Finderskeepers Market (109 Walton Avenue), Scout (935 Liberty Road) and House (1535 Delaware Avenue) offer specials on Saturday. Visit all three for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
■ Coffee Times and Street Scene (2571 and 2575 Regency Road) will host Holiday Open Houses on Saturday. Sample homemade marshmallows and Mistletoe Jo coffee, and get the chance for up to 50 percent off purchases.
■ The Little English children’s clothing sale (sizes newborn to 10) is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at 466 Southland Drive.
■ Save 15 percent on Christmas decor and accessories Saturday and Sunday at Marketplace on Main, 161 North Main Street in Versailles, with discounts throughout the mall. Donate one canned food and get 20 percent off one item in the gift shop.
December 1st, 2011
Local retailers are offering loads of discounts and treats at open houses this weekend. Here’s a list:
■ Chevy Chase Business Owners Association. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Shops on Euclid Avenue, South Ashland Avenue, High Street and Chevy Chase Place will have refreshments and deals.
New Editions Gallery, 807 Euclid Avenue, will host a trunk show of Eco Jewels of reclaimed silver, recycled glass, wine and soda bottles and aluminum cans by Lexington artist Jennifer Stephenson McLamb.
Other businesses include: Chevy Chase Hardware, Happy Place, MonTea, Josie’s, Chevy Chase Barber Shop, Worlds Apart, Farmer’s Jewelry, Bourbon n’ Toulouse, Be Medispa, Buddy’s, Cradle Will Rock, Smiley Pete, Mod Boutique, John’s Run Walk Shop, Healthy Foot Store, John’s New Classic, Chevy Barber Shop, Fifth Third Bank, Oram’s Florist and CF Elegance.
Free carriage rides will be offered, weather permitting.
■ Bella Rose, Maxwell and Upper Streets. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 10 percent off purchases this weekend.
■ Marketplace on Main, 161 North Main Street, Versailles. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. A sampling of the store’s selection of specialty and gourmet foods, discounts and door prizes.
■ Bluegrass Printmakers Co-op, 161 North Mill Street in the ArtsPlace basement. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Prints of all sizes and styles, plus cards and ornaments. Includes collagraphs, etchings and woodprints.
■ Coffee Times Coffee House, 2571 Regency Road. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free samples of cookies and candy, free coffee and discounts.
Next door, Street Scene will offer discounts all day and host a meet-the-artist showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring locals who make sweaters, skirts, jewelry, lamps, pottery and more using mainly recycled items.
■ Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Store, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 10 percent off regularly priced merchandise, excluding furniture.
■ Botanica, 6327 Old Richmond Road. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Kentucky Proud and Kentucky Crafted items, along with fresh wreaths and garlands. (859) 806-9424.
December 3rd, 2010
Marketplace on Main, 161 North Main Street in Versailles, will celebrate its first anniversary with discounts every weekend and refreshments every Saturday this month.
From 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, crafter Randie Barnett will have a class on making Derby hats. It’s $2 a hat.
From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 17, designer Ann Bowe will answer gardening questions and provide flower bed designs. Bring pictures.
April 9th, 2010
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.