Sunday, November 29, 2009

5th Day of Christmas

The next savings are from 2 of our vendors - one antique dealer and one artist. Both offering incredible discounts for just 2 days. The 30th of Nov & 1st of Dec.

Let's start with Gail Meyer, easily one of the most popular artists in Clarksville. Her work is so far reaching and it touches everyone differently. I am amazed all the time of the wire range of people that stop to look at her work. Everyone see something in her work - and already her work is completely affordable but for these 2 days she is having an incredible sale just for our blog watchers.

For the month of November she was already offering 15% off all her art work - but for our blog watchers for these two days, she is offering 20% off!

As a double treat, we also have a special deal in Vintage Mary's antique booth.

Mary's collection of vintage jewelry is always a favorite place to stop. Check out her collection and save 15% on the 30th and 1st too.

Vintage Mary has also collected a fun group of vintage ornaments which are also on sale for 15% off.

Don't forget to mention the blog to get your discount! See you soon!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Seven Swans A Swimming

Ashley Richardson has a great imagination & a fabulous eye for photos that will be unique and special. I love her collect of photos and I know you will too.

For the 7th day of Christmas Ashley is offering 1 free photo card when you purchase 3 cards.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

on the 4th day of Christmas .... true love gave to me - some really beautiful works of art. The Loose Potter is our vendor offering the deal for day 4. Her beautiful and unique designs are perfect for gifts for everyone.

Most of The Loose Potter's pieces are food & dishwasher safe (making them an even NICER gift!)

Unique pieces and stylish design. All of these pots would be perfect for chips, dip, fruit, items from your pockets, car keys, and anything else you need to keep contained in style.
Teapots and character pots are in high on my list this year. Her teapots are so beautiful, I would love to show it off to friends as I serve them a nice hot cup of tea!
Function and design.
Buy one pot and get a second pot of equal or lesser value for 50% off! Great deal! You don't want to miss out on this one.
Celebrate the 4th day of Christmas only Friday, Nov 27 & Saturday, Nov 28. These are already 2 great days to shop downtown and avoid the mall mania. Come downtown!
Happy Thanksgiving! true love gave to me

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Check out our commercial!

Working with local TV station, Charter Channel 10, several downtown businesses have started a new program called "Downtown TV". We have already shot several episodes and are planning on posting them soon - but we are starting off here! This is episode 4. Join us!

Monday, November 23, 2009

3rd Day of Christmas Sale

Relative Collections has taken photos of the downtown Clarksville archeticural elements within a 5 block radius.
Normally to have a custom order with a words or names of your choice the cost is $30 for up to 5 letters and $45 each for 5+ letters.
For the 3rd Day of Christmas Sale we are offering a special discount. Get up to 5 letters for $24 or 5+ for $36.
In addition, if you want to design your own and just pick them at the store - come pick out the letters you want. Normally the letters are $3.50 each or 3+/$3 each. Mention this ad and instead pay $2.50 each or 3+/$2.25 each.
This deal is eligible only on orders place and half of the payment is received on November 24&25.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2nd Day of Christmas Savings

On the Second Day of Christmas our vendors offered to you:
These incredible soaps have been a favorite in our house and my Godchildren have really enjoyed them too. These glyercin soaps are perfect stocking stuffers for kids of all ages. Washing your hands has never been so fun!
Soaps are made in the shapes of stars, turtles, trains and more. And for the older kids there are pretty soaps.
Your special online deal is buy one of these soaps and get the second for equal or less for 50% off.
Just mention the blog sale to get this discount on Thursday, Nov 19 through Friday, Nov 20.

Monday, November 16, 2009

1st Day of Christmas

And so it beginnings!

This savings is in Lee Irelands booth with her popular melted wine bottles. She has wine bottles that have been melted into bowls and cheeseplates.

These bowls and plates are perfect hostess gifts, secret Santa exchanges, teacher gifts and for any friend or family members who likes to entertain.

There are simple bottles, and some with beaded embellishments - all kinds to fit any style.

Buy 2 wine bottles and get the third one 50% off. To receive this discount, just come into the shop Tuesday or Wednesday, and mention this deal on the blog and you will automatically receive this savings.

Enjoy! Our 2nd Day of Christmas will be posted in the coming days. See you soon and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Great Deals - The 12 Days of Christmas!

ARTifacts is so excited to announce a new promotion for the holiday season.

The 12 Days of Christmas- ARTifacts Style
For the next few weeks, every couple of days we will feature an ARTifacts vendor who is offering a sale exclusively for our blog watchers! We will announce the deal, and to receive it you just come in to the shop and mention the blog special and you will receive that Day of Christmas' Deal.

I recommend signing up to follow our blog, so you don't miss one single deal! Be a friend and share our blog link with all your friends so they can get the deal too!
I'm not telling what the deals are - but I promise, they are all worth your while and ALL excellent gift ideas! Check us out on Monday the 16th for the first deal of the day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Filo - Featured Vendor for November 2009

Featured Vendor - Filo (First In, Last Out)

Ginger Mulvey Beireis says, “ I am excited to be part of the continuing Renaissance of downtown! I returned from NYC to Clarksville to open the ROXY (with former partners Tom and John) in 1983. The next year I bought a house on Dog Hill, which fostered an appreciation of local historic architecture, antiques, art, and "cool old stuff." This eventually led to sharing finds at ARTifacts. Byers & Harvey co-worker Rebecca Bell has joined me in the FiLo venture, featuring collectibles and "things your Mama used to use." We hope you also enjoy our treasures, and enjoy exploring downtown Clarksville!”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Co Worker Gifts?

My mom used to call me each year asking for ideas about what to get her co workers for Christmas. She always wanted something special for the people she worked with for so many years. She would hope for a gift that would be special and unique - but not too expensive since she had to buy for so many. Each year we would get more creative trying to fulfill her needs.

If she hadn't retired last year, I would have been calling her to tell her about these pieces featured below. They fit the bill perfectly!

Rachel Wainwright has an amazing talent for taking vintage transferware dishes of all kinds, and making special and unique jewelry. Pieces starting at $5, they are a perfect gift.

Another great gift for your friends would be scarves from Eunice Kern. Eunice hand paints on silk and creates all kinds of works of art. Items ranging from barretts and pins, and colorful scarves and frame paintings.

Veterans Day

[Photo]ARTifacts would like to thank all the former and current American soldiers for their sacrafice and their commitment to a higher purpose! Bless you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun Holiday Items

Susan Davis is a newer vendor for us here at ARTifacts. She just totally changed out her booth there this past week. It is all ready for the holidays! I love how she takes regular items from our everyday uses and repurposes them to be a wonderfully creative decoration. I feel so festive already!

This lighted topiary is beautiful! It has the colorful floral at the top, with the art on the candle stick with Susans creative touch added to it.

This snowman teapot cracks me up! Carrot nose and wonderful teapot hat! She has a couple of these, one large one small.

Simple birdhouse in wonderful colors, wrapped in grapevine wreath - love the sweet country style of this piece.

This wonderful painting of "eight maids a milking" is a wonderful addition to your holiday decor.

I really enjoy the whimsical look of this chair with the vintage painted skate hanging from it.

Come see what else we have in store for you at ARTifacts.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Featured Artist this month, John Glass makes these amazing boxes by hand. Using materials that he salvage from Madison Street John creates flag boxes, tool boxes, blanket chests, secret boxes and decorative boxes.
Also featured at ARTifacts is John Glass. John states, “After the adventure and challenge of building our house, I made some furniture for it, bookcases and tables. Then I made some nest boxes for our neighors, the bluebirds. Then a friend asked me to make some display cases for him. Along the way, I rescued some beautiful old paneling from a church remodeling project I worked on and ended up incorporating that into some boxes I made. I found that I enjoyed making boxes, using various kinds of wood and experimenting with different finishes. A couple of years ago I added the challenge of designing secret compartments in the boxes. I enjoy the process of making these objects and I hope people take pleasure in the results."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Stocking Stuffers

Starting to shop for the holidays? I know it seems early -but it isn't! Start early, make it an easy non stressful holiday - we can help! Here some ideas for you - just check our site often for more and stop by so you can see what we didn't photograph.
These are great stocking stuffers, cell phone charms. Not only does it help you distingish your cell phone from your friends - but it also looks great! All types for all personalities!
Vintage ornaments are always a great gift to share with everyone! Buy 3 and get a discount.
Handmade lip balms made by HoneyDog Studios. Great gift idea!

Seay Soap is also a wonderful gift idea also. And right now they are on sale! They smell incredible, they are beautiful. Come smell them yourself.

More tomorrow!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Winner of the Pumpkin contest

Congrats to Gale Armstrong for winning our prize basket for the pumpkin contest! Gale wins gift basket valued at over $70! Thanks to all our vendors who donated to this basket!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holiday Open House

Special Workshop Event

On November 19th Kathy Owen, of Caromal Colours, will be presenting a full day of Caromal Colours workshops. The classes will give you a hands-on introduction to a wide variety of Caromal Colours products for the homeowner. At the end of the day you will be excited to get home and decide what projects to work on first. It is easy and also economical to acheive truly professional looking results with these products. You can sign up for one class or attend all three
Workshop 1: Distressed for Success: 9am to 10:30am

CC basecoat paints come in 10 basic colors and adhere to almost any clean surface withouth prior priming or sanding. This makes them ideal for kitchen cabinets, furniture, accessories, etc. It is also easy to achieve a two color distressed and aged affect with our chipping creme and toner. You will prepare samples to take home using the paints, chipping creme and toner.
Workshop II “In your own words” 11:00a.m.-12:00a.m
Make a stenciled sign using CC “in your own words” stencil technology. The one time use stencils can be ordered to say anything in any size. They are great for mother goose rhymes on nursery room walls or for recipes for kitchen walls. Choose from “carpe vino…sieze the wine” or “live simply…laugh often” stencils for your sign. These signs would also make great Christmas gifts.

Workshop III “Metal Leaf and Sticky back Stencils” 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m.

CC stickyback stencils can be washed and used repeatedly and come in a variety of designs. The stickyback makes for a nice clear stencil impression with no bleeding under the stencil. Stencil a gift bag to take home and use during the holidays. The metal leaf is fantastic and great for picture frames and other accessories. It comes in gold, silver, and copper. Take home a gilded project you finish yourself.

Cost for each workshop is $20.00 or take all 3 for $50.00. I provide all the products and materials needed and you take home with your finished products and lots of Caromal Colours DIY knowledge. I will also provide coffee, pastries and deli sandwiches.
Classes limited to 8 students and fee must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. Class minimum is 4 students.