Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Basket Stuffing Ideas

Every year, I try to help the Easter Bunny in filling my kids Easter Baskets.  I always focus on the fun but non-candy items – I figure that Bunny has the candy part covered just fine.  So I try and find this that will last long then a chocolate kiss or a marshmallow peeps – I used to go to the Dollar Store and buy a bunch of coloring books, silly toys that break after 1 minute of use, stickers (never a good idea…). 

The past 2 years I have changed the way I do things, focusing on things from ARTifacts and other downtown shops so I can give them things that last longer and frankly mean more.   I am going to share with you some of my ideas for my girls.  Maybe you can comment with some of your ideas too – tomorrow I will share ideas for ADULT Easter Baskets!


Headbands from Purple Magnolia – the spring colors she has in her booth right now are sure to match any and all Easter morning outfits you have selected.


Also from Purple Magnolia – these adorable stuffed owls in all different fabrics. 



G Wizz Expressions brought in this wonderful hair clips.


Love this quilted bunny from Jo’s Antiques.



Didn’t pick out an Easter outfit yet?  Well, this two dresses from our newest vendor, Nana’s Kids, would be perfect!



Bangles, bobby pin clips and earrings all from Horsefeathers Gifts are more perfect ideas for your little one!


Yummy scented soaps from Seay Soaps are always a hit! 


What little girl wouldn’t love a tutu from Libby’s Nook and Cranny!  And her prices can’t be beat!


And always goodies to be had in Blessed Threads booth.  Hats, hair clips, elastics for pulling back your hair and more!

Hope this gives you new ideas for this years Easter Bunny!

See you soon downtown!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Libby’s Nook & Cranny and other sales

Just a quick post to let you know what sales are happening at ARTifacts right now!


Libby’s Nook and Cranny is having a Spring Sale – 25% off everything in the booth!


15% off all artwork by Gail Meyer


Lily’s Collectibles is having 25% off sale –  with loads of new arrivals added this week.


Jennifer Reverri photography is continuing her sale.  Buy One item and receive 20% off a 2nd item.  And a RED STAR sale. 10% off all items with a red star sticker.


15% off all Relative Collection pieces (doesn’t include already marked down furniture items)

See you soon downtown!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Welcome Lady Bella Jewels

Newest vendor – Lady Bella Jewels.  All beautiful, enjoy them all!



Welcome to ARTifacts Emporium – Lady Bella Jewels.

See you soon Downtown!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Burlap, Glass and more

Hard to keep up with all the new arrivals! 

This N That Finds brought in a bunch of pillows with popular French print on them.


Love the simplicity of this dry erase board.


Rocker in Larry’s Collections


Tomorrow – our newest vendor!  See you soon downtown!

Friday, March 23, 2012

More Goodies!

A few more new arrivals to share -

Wonderful vintage gold frame from Lily’s Nook & Cranny.


Hair elastics from Blessed Threads, perfect price too!


Gabriele brought in a wonderful piece for her booth –



Wonderful new coffee mugs in Darling Pottery – the color and design!  <3


More tomorrow!  See you soon downtown!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Check these out!

Time to share some new arrivals, and where to begin…..

Purple Magnolia has brought in a bunch of bunnies for your Easter decorating – recovering them flowers.


Love these amazing new end tables from In Distress’s booth.  Love the small, but tall shape of these.


Vintage license plates newly arrived in Previously A Plate – perfect for all kinds of crafting and decorating ideas. 


More wonderful mixed media art from Across the Rooftops!


More tomorrow!  See you soon downtown!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Happenings at ARTifacts

Classic Bangle Bracelet


With: Rachel Ison

If you have taken the Basic Wire: Bead to Bead Class, you have learned the basics needed for this class!

This is a great bracelet for a beginning wire wrapper and the perfect next step to advance your jewelry making skills. You will learn about wire’s different shapes, sizes, tempers and more. A classic, beautiful and durable bracelet made with just a few hand tools and wire!

Tools will be provided, but if you have your own, you may want to bring them.

Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: Wire Wrapping Bead to Bead Class
Class Fee: $ 25.00 Payment is due in advance.
Saturday, March 24, 3pm – 5pm

Happenings at ARTifacts Emporium

The ladies that are offering the boudoir photos on our third floor on March 31st have lowered the pricing for this special event.

Now get the
Classy Lady Package for $200
or Foxy Siren Package for $150!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More revamp -

The Daisy has been hard at work creating a whole new space in her corner of the whole at ARTIfacts -

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Fantastic new long oval mirror in Relative Collections

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Wonderful vintage needlepoint stool from Larry’s booth.

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Love these new walking sticks and of course the wooden barrel also from Larry’s collections.

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There are several new pieces of hand embellished kids clothes, in The Chair Lady’s booth – they are all just adorable!

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Love the whimsy and style of this oversized pin cushion – great for all you sewers!! This can be found in This & That Finds

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Love these new coin necklaces in This n that finds too!

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Several embellished whiteboards – fun for your favorite kids and great for leaving notes on their bedroom doors!

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Love this simple, adorable sage green distressed side table!

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Wow, the detail on this hand carved wood box is just wonderful! Found in Jo’s Antiques.

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Love this vintage beaded evening bag found in Gabriele’s booth of goodies!

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Custom jewelry designs are always one of a kind from Rachel, Appealing Jewelry Designs

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Just had to share the whimsy of this Appealing Jewelry designs piece after the elegant one right before this!  LOL – I LOVE these guys!  Day of the Dead earrings – crack me up!!

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Chalkboard lids on this ceramic canister set in Three Felines.  I love all things chalkboard right now.

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Gracie Lee brought in several furniture pieces, and before I even got a chance to post them – they all sold.  I love this piece though, the wall hanging iron piece!

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Chalkboard labels, custom vinyl labels, special order labels and more – in Relative Collections.

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More tomorrow!

See you soon downtown.