Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Hours

Well, the weather is getting better, and the kids are back to school. It is time for ARTifacts to open at 10am again and close at 6pm. 


I am excited to announce that we will be offering a Labor Day Sales Event – actually ALL of Downtown is involved.  It starts Friday and runs thru Saturday.  Here are all the businesses that are participating!


See you downtown!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ashley’s New Digs

Ashley has moved to a new locale too!  She is closer to the front now in a booth quite a bit larger then before!  Now Ashley has more room to show off her unique view of life through her photography.  She also has many 70s style collectibles that tickled her fancy.

Ashley Richardson's booth

I love this idea!  Ashley took her very fun vintage umbrella and hung it on the ceiling after filling it with vintage photographs!  It really sets off her style and sets a tone for her booth and what you will soon see! Ashley Richardson, Photography

Don’t miss out!  See you downtown!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Artistic Eye in her new space

Artistic Eye has been with ARTifacts for several months now.  But now she has spread out her wings to a much larger space – perfect for showing her products so much clearer and plentiful!

Artistic Eyes booth in ARTifacts

A full shot of her booth gives you an idea of what you may find, but not nearly as good as the close ups!

Wooden Bracelets hand penciled

Her wooden bracelets are spectacular!  They are all one-of-a-kind bracelets – each with a story explaining the themes behind each of the drawings.  Look at the detail on these! DSCF1674

Need an inspirational picture for your desk or for a friends?  Artistic Eye has you cover here too.  Artistic Eyes booth in ARTifacts

She also can convert your Grandmother’s vintage pillowcases into these precious pillowcase dolls.   Artistic Eyes booth in ARTifacts

In between all the art and skill of Artistic Eye, she also has many whimiscal pieces for sale – some antique, so just unique.Artistic Eyes booth in ARTifacts

Come see Artistic Eye for yourself -

See you downtown!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lee Ireland’s been hard at work!


Lee Ireland is one of our original artists here at ARTifacts Emporium.  She is one of those creative folks that just has her hands into everything that is creative.  Jewelry, stain glass, mosaics, etc!  Everytime we talk, she is excited about a new project she is working on. 

I was so excited the other day when I came in and saw all this new jewelry in her booth.  She has been super busy! 

Lee Ireland, Jewelry

Look at all these intensely colored dichroic glass earrings and necklaces!

Lee Ireland, Jewelry

But wait, there is more!  I love these' dangle earrings – and these sets of necklaces and earrings – just amazing! Lee Ireland, Jewelry

And don’t miss out on her cluster necklaces!  Wonderful! Lee Ireland, Jewelry

Friday, August 20, 2010

Final Day of Sizzling Summer Sale

While I am sure that the sizzling summer is not complete – our SIZZLING SUMMER SALE has just one day remaining!  I promise, you don’t want to miss out on these sales!


So you want specifics??  I keep hearing that, “who is included in the sale?? Is my favorite artist on sale??”  “…my favorite antique dealers??”…Well, I was going to keep it all a big secret – trying to get you to come INTO the store to check it out for yourself – here is a list of all the participating vendors.

LilyBelle Antiques – 15% everything!

20% off these vendors: Jo Rhoads Antiques, Bob the Builder, Jillian Romano, Gail Meyer, Oh Baby’s furniture, Relative Collections #26 items – all on sale!!!

25% off all necklaces, and $3.99 for all earrings!! in Sharla’s Jewelry.

30% off for Reisa Peters!, and Relative Collections #25 items - WOW!!

35% off booth 40!!

The Daisy is having a sticker sale,

Reisa is also offering buy an art card, get one free!!

Get a free medium hair clip from Tutu Good with the purchase or order of a tutu!

And Jennifer Reverri travel photography is offering buy one framed item, get 2nd item for 25% off! 

Gabriele Wardiener is offering 10% off all items over $15.

AND spend more than $20 and receive a free ICE CREAM from ARTifacts!!!

Now was I right or was I right?  You don’t want to miss this sale! 

See you downtown – TOMORROW!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Daisy has blossomed again

The Daisy, by Jenny L, is one of our wonderful vendors – and lately she has been hard at work making her space in ARTifacts fresh and full of new fun pieces!  Let’s take a quick look!

She has a loads of these great wrought iron pieces in her booth.  I like the heart shaped ones, but she also has these great ones that can be attached to your deck or railing.  Also ones to can be put into the ground. 

The Daisy at ARTifacts Emporium

More new items in The Daisy are the artwork, vintage Budweiser sign and more!

More The Daisy

These great vintage hats, jewelry and the vintage french doors!  Love them!  The Daisy's vintage hats

I really love this brass coffee server too.  Just beautiful!  And has the sugar and creamer too!  The Daisy's vintage tea set or coffee set

The booth looks great!  Come see yourself –AND she is having a sticker sale in her booth along with the Sizzling Summer Sale!

See you downtown!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fun stuff at ARTifacts Emporium

I love vintage silk scarves – especially with all the fans we have running at the shop right now.  They just wave in the breeze so nicely, very poetic – but I am not not a poet – so I borrowed this one from  Linda Terrell’s poem called “Days gone by”.

Dad's new 57 chevy, red and white,
crusing through town, with envious delight,
mom's scarf blowing in the wind.
The 50's gone by, like an old family friend.

This is just one part of the entire poem, but here you can read the whole thing – pretty cool actually!

Anyway – Relative Collections has dozens of these scarves in their booth – and right now they are participating in the Sizzling Summer Sale – so the already great prices on these scarves, is even better now!

vintage dress, aprons and scarves

They also have new memo boards, perfect for all your back to school organizational notes and photos of the kids first day of school.  I just love this vintage fabric used to make these one of a kind memo boards. (also on sale!!)

memo board with vintage fabrics More new arrivals!  These backpacks are a riot!  Many of them have different skull patterns on them – a couple glow in the dark!  So fun and all hand made.

hand made skeleton backpacks

Gail Meyer brought in another beauty!  And she has put an amazing price on it.  (I just showed it to my husband – hinted very strongly, not sure he got the hint….)Gail Meyer Painting

More new arrivals to share tomorrow – come back for more – and share this post on your blog/facebook/Google Buzz/Twitter – what ever!  Just added that so you can share things easy as pie!

See you downtown!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More new vendors – Lou & Mary Toth

Many of our customers and downtown lovers enjoy the Downtown Farmer’s Market each Saturday – I am sure you have met Lou & Mary Toth.  If not – and even if so – I have the pleasure to announce that now you can find them at ARTifacts.

Lou has taken incredible photographs, many of the surrounding Clarksville area and especially our historic sites, monuments, and beautiful views.

Photography by Lou & Mary Toth

Then there are the fun and colorful ceramic mushrooms made by Mary, Lou’s wife.  Whether a real garden, an indoor garden or just an accent with no garden at all – these vibrant mushroom add whimsy, color and character!

ceramic mushrooms from Mary Toth

Aren’t they fun!!

See you downtown! And remember –


Monday, August 16, 2010

Reminder – Sizzling Summer Sale!!

Sizzling Summer Sale

Let’s sweeten the deal!  Literally!

Come into ARTifacts Emporium

Tuesday – Thursday and receive a free ice cream for all purchases over $20 (before tax).

Over half of our vendors are participating in this sale – so you don’t want to miss it!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Vendor – Charlotte Nelms


Our newest addition to our incredibly talented artists is Charlotte Nelms.  Charlotte was born and reared in Oregon, but as a military spouse has lived and continued her art studies all over the North American and European continents.  She received her Associate in Arts Degree from City Colleges of Chicago, Europe.  Recently, returned from Germany she has now chosen to settle in Clarksville and is excited to portray in her favorite mediums of pastel and watercolor the American landscapes that she loves.  .

Art by Charlotte Nelms

Water is a theme that frequently reoccurs.  Whether it is placid or rushing, reflective or totally abstract, it inspires her.  “When I am painting water I am painting reflected light because water has no color of its own.  It has its own life by reflecting the life around it.”

The past thirty years have brought Charlotte numerous awards and prizes for her work in Canada, California, Germany and Texas

 Art by Charlotte Nelms

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vintage Kitchen

Every month we try to change the display at the front entrance of our emporium.  This month we were inspired by the kitchen items through out the shop.  Items from all of different vendors, coming together to create a fun display!  Let’s take a look!

There is so much in this first photo!  Frame the fun enamelware plates, and 50s style coffee cups in that fabulously popular mint color.  The all metal cake carrier.  The vintage washboard!  Fun stuff! DSCF1618

VIntage mixer, bread box and even an old Hershey’s cocoa tin! DSCF1619

I enjoyed flipping through the vintage “The Cookie Book”, have memories of this same vintage glass cookie jar in the house of some family friend, love the photograph of the coffee cup  (something strangely relaxing about it…) and really love the memo board with the robin’s grits background – the colors are wonderful!DSCF1620

Here is a closer shot of those great coffee cups I already mentioned.  Are you having a movie party?  It would be fun to serve popcorn in this vintage popcorn bags.  I love the wise ol’ owl trivet.


Do you know how collectible destination location salt and pepper shakers have become?  Well, just check out your favorite home magazine!  You will see some featured in there I bet!  I believe the article I read a couple months ago was from “Romantic Home Magazine” that is available for purchase in Hodgepodge. I really enjoy that magazine and get loads of decorating tips from there.DSCF1622

More OWLS!  (do you see a trend?) I really love these vintage play pots and pans too!  So sweet!  I know I had a set.  And remember how clever we all felt when we had one of those collapsible cups like the yellow one here?  DSCF1623

Another vintage mixer and wonderful canisters.DSCF1624

I hope you come in to see what else we have in our kitchen display, and what we add as customers pick up items to take home!

See you downtown!

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Vendors!!

We have a couple of new people who have joined us at ARTifacts Emporium.  And we have had a few people moving around to different spaces too. Let’s check out a new vendor today – and another one tomorrow!

Introducing ``“Vintage, etc.”


For those of you who shop Hodgepodge, you already know the decorating style of Patty Stinnett.  Patty has helped Paige by effortlessly continuing Paige’s decorating style while still adding flair and expertise of her own. Patty joined us and it has been all fun and buying since she did!  Here is just a few of the items she has to share – of course, I took these photos and within 2 hours she had already updated with more stuff – so this isn’t up to date anymore – but you will get the idea!


In Vintage, Etc you will find all kinds of goodies – but I have already helped myself to her linens, which are wonderful!  They are in excellent condition, and priced to move! DSCF1669

I love love love this end table/greenhouse/accent piece!  Made from vintage windows, this piece is so unusual – I just love it!! DSCF1670

Vintage, Etc has also quite a collection of vintage birds.  This is my favorite pair – while loving the vintage table they are perched on as well.  So much wonderful stuff! DSCF1671 Now, please help me out here.  I love these dishes.  They are Melmac dishes.  I want them.  I have taken them up front several times already – but really, my husband has already threatened to schedule an intervention for my addiction to plates (stop laughing at me Tabitha!!) so I figure for my marriage’s sake I have to refrain a bit longer.  Please come save me!

So – this new vendor – Vintage, Etc – has already brought several new things into my house.  I bet she can help you too!

See you downtown!

Sizzling Summer Sale!

Sizzling Summer Sale

Starting tomorrow morning – many of our vendors are

participating in our


You don’t want to miss out on these deals on all this one of a kind items that you can find at ARTifacts, art & antique emporium. 

Remember to get the early bird – we open at 9am for the rest of the month – shop early – shop often!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reisa Peters, Featured Artist for August

Many of you have already had the pleasure of viewing Reisa Peter’s work at ARTifacts Emporium.  What you may NOT already have seen are her newer pieces. 

Reisa Peters works in pastel and oil. She has worked in pastel for the past 12 years and has just started learning to oil paint the past year. In pastel attended a workshop by Paula Ford, from Chattanooga, ("the tree lady"), and is practicing what she has learned from her. Now Reisa has been painting with a palette knife in oil paintings and has several examples of that on display in her booth.

DSCF1654The mystical feel of this painting is just enchanting!


 I can smell the freshly cut hay when I look at this one!


Here is the wonderful tropical scene that Reisa created with the palette knife technique that was mentioned at the beginning of this blog.DSCF1658


All of these wonderful works of art make me want to take longs in the woods – maybe when it cools down some!  Thanks for your amazing art Reisa!

I did finally get to take a Reisa piece of art home.  LOVE IT!  It was the one mentioned in a blog a while back – the “save me

See you downtown!!!