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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Joyce's Last Doll of 2008............

...........and Joyce has decided to go back to her passion which is Halloween and creepy and FUN! We hope you enjoy this little guy!

He's a hauntingly pudgy chap....don't you think? May we introduce Friar Timothy Mort! He's one of those proper English ghosts.

(And like all good little ghosts.... he even has his own ORB in this picture!)



Friar Timothy Mort
Is a vaporous sort
And haunts the Abbey ruins
At Surrey.

He rattles his bones
And chuckles and moans
And causes the tourists to scurry!




If you would like to stop by and see his auction.....CLICK HERE!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Two Newest Enchanted Production Make Do Snowball Dolls on eBay!


I'd like you to meet Fussy Felicia! Felicia is one of the little ones that has kept Joyce on her toes for the past few weeks! Nothing seems to suit her........especially her hat! She's always pulling at it! (Psssssst! By the way....she hates her hat!) It's all she can do to keep that hat on her!

Just click here to go see Felicia on eBay!


In Joyce's last auction, she introduced you to Sidney, the Snowball........who was a part of a gang of snowballs hanging out here with her at the Enchanted Productions Studio! Well....they're still here....swinging from the curtains......begging to play board games......and pretty much driving her crazy most of the time! They do have a tendency to get into a wee bit of trouble too.....if you don't keep an eye on them.......but they're basically a good group! And if they do get out of hand......all you have to do is let them see you start to preheat the oven! They straighten up pretty quick then!!!!! LOL!

Here's the link to go see little Sidney on eBay!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Joyce's Newest Enchanted Production on eBay!

I'd like you to meet Sidney, the Snowball! Sidney, and his other snowball friends (Believe me....they're quite a crew and you'll get meet them all in the upcoming days) have been hanging out with Joyce at the Enchanted Productions studio. They can be quite a rambunctious and boisterous little group.......especially when they're bored......so she's been trying to keep them entertained with board games, but even she can only play Mystery Date just so many times! Anyway.......today a magical hush fell over the studio and you could've heard a pin drop. You see......it started to snow today and that's what they've all been waiting for! She wishes you could've seen them! All lined up together, side by side, with their little faces pressed up against the window! It was just precious! The silence was pretty delightful too......for a change!



Just CLICK HERE to go see Sidney's auction!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Only Thing Missing..............

...........was the snow! We had a great Christmas Open House last weekend but the only thing missing was the snow! LOL And we got that yesterday.....just a week late! But it's probably for the best because the roads were getting pretty nasty.


Thank you Nathan for helping us put up the greenery, bows, lights and grapevine the night before the open house! We were out there until 9:00pm and the air was quite chilly! It's the prettiest that our shoppe front has ever looked!


I don't think that I've shown a picture of our newest Village Gift Shoppe Sign. This is our 3rd one since we opened 9 years ago. The weather sure does take a toll on them!


We hope this one lasts for many years to come! Thank You to John Metzger and the Indian Valley High School Industrial Arts/Woodworking class for doing such a great job! Hope and I painted and stained it this past spring and her hubby and her got it hung while I was in California. The last time that the PFATTies were in Ohio and got to come visit, our poor sign was in sad shape. The banner that my friend Sam made us features our old sign, but she used her photo editing skills and made it look so pretty! I remember her telling me that we needed a new sign after she took that picture! lol

*SALE* Enchanted Productions Pumpkin Doll!

On eBay right now! *****SOLD*****


Joyce had this little sweetheart leftover from this fall. Winter has snuck up on us too quickly! We've decided to relist her with a BIN of $59.99 and FREE SHIPPING too!!! You certainly can't beat that and she would make the perfect christmas gift for anyone that adores pumpkins or collects fall or Halloween too.

Here's her link if you would like to go purchase her!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thank you ME for this Award..........LOL!

I couldn't resist doing this, even though it probably goes against all the blog award rules! LOL


We have never received any kind of blog award, so I thought I (Vintagepaletteart) would present one to us! =o)

So here's to our first blog award!


Here are the rules that MUST be followed:

1. Add the logo to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are "One Lovely Blog"!

So let me pass on the love...

And the nominees are:
1. Tina.....Theartfullife
2. Kathy....Primsical Studios
3. Christy....Ccswhimsies
4. Sam....Samiamcreations
5. Pam....Soft In The Head
6. Laurie.......Monkey Cat Studio
7. Diane....Dianemacdesigns


All super lovely blogs I love to go visit!

Be sure to check out Lori's art & blog at Vintagepaletteart!

Happy Holidays to you all!
Village Gift Shoppe

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas..........

....here at Village Gift Shoppe! We're decking the shoppe with boughs of holly and all kinds of primitive decorations for all the good "girls and boys" on your christmas list! Handmade gifts made locally by some very talented artisans are filling the shoppe just in time for our Christmas Open House this Saturday November 29th from 10am-8pm. Our shoppe window features this handmade colonial saltbox house which lights up and one of our 4' grapevine trees decorated with primitive silicone lights and a rusty jingle bell garland........


My vintage stepback cupboard is always filled with primitive delights.......


We have furniture pieces made from old windows and doors to help fill that extra spot that needs a little something........


And make sure you visit our Ohio State Buckeye corner where you will find that special gift for the Buckeye fan on your christmas list this holiday season.........


New just in are the Ohio State Buckeye licensed Cat's Meow pieces that I'm sure would make a treasured gift for your Buckeye Fan.


We hope you can stop in and sign up for free door prizes and have some coffee, punch and christmas cookies! Make sure you buy a chance to win this Carmen Ohio framed print hand signed by Ohio artist Ray Simon! Drawing to be held on Monday December 22nd.........just in time for Christmas!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Featured Item of the Week!


Our newest item here at Village Gift Shoppe are these adorable vintage style repro bottle brush trees! These little red trees are made in the vintage style and have the old fashioned looking mica flakes and tiny little mercury glass ornaments. They stand 8" tall on a little gold colored wooden base.

The perfect addition to your Holiday decor!

Just CLICK HERE to go see them on eBay! We always combine shipping cost on multiple item purchases too!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Village Gift Shoppe's Christmas Open House!

First of all, I would like to thank my friend Christy Meyers of Ccswhimsies for letting me use this gorgeous picture of one of her santa whimsies to make a banner for our Village Gift Shoppe's Christmas Open House. Isn't he absolutely the most gorgeous santa that you have ever seen???????????


(Click on the banner to the right to go see her santa whimsies on Pfatt Marketplace this month!)

We are so looking forward to this Christmas Open House! We give away over 20 door prizes at each open houses and most of them are handmade by our consignment artists! We have free refreshments to be served.......coffee, holiday punch and homemade christmas cookies too! YuMmY!!!

We have such a huge variety of items to help you check off all those names on your holiday shopping list! Everything from homemade candy to pieces of furniture made from old doors and windows! There is something for everyone here at VGS! People always tell us that they love the smell when they walk in the front door, but I think we've become immune to it since we can't smell it anymore! lol

We're also selling chances to win this gorgeous Ohio State Buckeyes picture! It has been signed by the artist and would retail for $160! Wouldn't this be the ultimate christmas gift for some Ohio State fan???? Make sure you stop in and buy a chance to win it today! We will draw the lucky winner's name on Monday, December 22nd and I will post a picture of the winner right here on this blog!


If any of you live close by, I sure do hope that you will stop in and pay us a visit! Or leave us a message here! We would love to hear from you!!

"Tis the Season to be Jolly!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Friday, November 14, 2008

Village Gift Shoppe's eBay Featured Item of the week!

I'd like to start this newest post and call it our VGS Featured Item of the Week. That way we can showcase our newest items available on eBay. These adorable vintage style reproduction popcorn and cranberry garlands are so realistic looking and were a hot item last year at Christmastime. We sold out......but they're now back! They're just gorgeous wrapped around your Christmas tree or hanging from your fireplace mantle!


Make sure you get yours today!
Just CLICK HERE to go purchase them on eBay!

P.S. Make sure you sign up as a VGS blog follower and keep updated on the newest and latest happenings!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Meet Ms. Wynter Whitehare....................

The newest Enchanted Production Wynter doll by doll artist Joyce Stahl listed on Ebay just this evening! She is absolutely adorable!!


Usually, the sight of a white hair sends me running and screaming to the closest salon I can find......but this lovely (and ever so dreamy) little white hare is one I could certainly live with and cherish!



Click Here
to go see her eBay auction!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Newest Enchanted Production Dollies Listed on eBay!

Make sure you hop on over to eBay and take a look at these adorable little dollies made by Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions! This first little clay and cloth punkin head ends tonight and best of all.....she has a BIN (Buy it Now)!!!


CLICK HERE to go buy her now...........


This next paper clay and cloth dollie ends tonight so make sure you go visit her before she ends!


And this special Holiday dollie is waiting for christmas to come. She's holding her little repro bottle brush tree (available in the Village Gift Shoppe store) and is about to dig out the family ornies to decorate it with!

Just click here to go see her eBay auction!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Snow Diva from Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions......

Newly listed on eBay and ending this coming Sunday evening at 9:30pm EDT-6:30pm PDT is Fluree the Snow Diva! She's Joyce's first snowgirl of the season.........


We hope you have time to stop by and take a peek at her by clicking HERE.


Enjoy the magic of a OOAK primitive folk art doll this holiday season!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

And the Lucky Winner of Penelope Pumpkin is....................

Tracy Hunt of Coshocton, OH!


Here's a picture of Tracy, along with her daughter Macy and niece Nequisha, standing with her adorable little Penelope Pumpkin girl door greeter. Tracy's name was drawn during out Fall Open House as the lucky winner!

Congratulations Tracy!

Thank you to all of our customers who bought chances on this little cutie!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2nd Enchanted Production Angel..........


Isn't she just the sweetest little thing? This is Joyce's second angel doll of the season. This picture of her looking up with the light shining down upon her says it all.


To any of you out there who have never seen one of Joyce's adorable little dollies.....you are in for a treat. They are even better in person than they appear in these pics. Her attention to detail, painting skills, beautician skills, costuming skills all help make her dollies the true One Of A Kind creations that they are!

So if you want a real treat.........head over to see her auction on eBay!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Newest Enchanted Productions Art Dolls by Joyce Stahl.........

This adorable little cutie is Joyce's first angel doll of the season and isn't she just the sweetest thing ever? She ends this Sunday night, October 26th at 9:30pm EDT-6:30pm PDT. Here's her link..........


And here's Joyce's new style of primitive doll. She is made of paper clay over cloth. I hope you have time to stop by and take a peek at her too!




She ends next Thursday night October 30th at 9:00pm EDT-6:30pm PDT
.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dover High School Band Booster's Show............

I thought I would share some pics of our set up in the hallway from this past weekend's show. We were set up in the hallway outside of the cafeteria. So we really got to spread out. We kept our display right up against the lockers so our customers could see easier and with it all spread out, they had more room to view things without having people standing in their way.


Some little prim dollies in our black cradle........


Our awesome podium that we take to shows. A special thank you to Stacey of Tattered 'n Torn Prims and her hubby for custom making this for us several years back. I purchased the vintage ceiling tin tile off of eBay. It came from a saloon in Montana! See Joycee's Mischief black cat sitting up there for all to admire?


There's Penelope standing there! Lots of people at the show bought tickets for a chance to win her..........


Prim goodies, Mercantile Gatherings magazines in the fall basket and Laura's stacked pumpkin blocks. Those little block sayings in the bowl were a hit! They have the cutest sayings on them!


You can see how long our dispay was in this pic...........


A special THank You to Joycee, Memo, Laura, Lincoln and Riley for helping us haul in, set up, and tear down! We got it all done in record time!! YEAH!!!


Our Ohio State Buckeyes section was very popular with the shoppers there.......


Our black Halloween tree with little prim ornies. Best comment of the show overheard by Memo...."Oh.....it's a black tree.........Oh, it's a halloween tree................Oh, that's wrong............that's just all wrong." Some people just don't get it! I should write a book on all the overheard comments made at shows.........LOL!


Our vintage door with our ceiling tin tile star. We also use vintage shutters to hang things from. Why is it that everyone always wants to by our display pieces? LOL


Joycee's newest style dolls are sitting on top of the cupboard. They are paper clay over cloth and I'm trying to talk her into listing at least one on eBay. Leave your comments on this post to try to convince her too. She thinks people won't like them because they are different than her other dolls. Let's all convince her otherwise............


Show sales were down from last year, but we expected that with everything that is going on with the economy and this being election year too.

Wish you all could have came to see us! Remember that our Village Gift Shoppe Fall Open House is this weekend too! We hope you have time to stop by and see us at 106 N. Walnut Street in historical downtown Gnadenhutten, OH. We'll have free door prizes and refreshments for all!


And don't forget to sign up for a chance to win Miss Penelope pumpkin. Tickets are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00. We'll draw the lucky winners name on Sunday October 19th at the end of the day when we draw the door prize winners names..........

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Come Visit Us At The..................

Dover Band Boosters Annual Fall Craft Show

Saturday October 11 9am-5pm
&
Sunday October 12 11am-4pm
Dover High School
Dover, OH


Our booth will be full of handmade items such as primitive furniture pieces, hand stitched stitcheries, hand painted wood items, handmade dolls and more from some of our many talented consignment artists.

We will also have dolls made by Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions for sale! Many of you will know her as Enchanted Productions on eBay. Joyce is trying out a new style of doll made of paper clay over cloth. Make sure you stop by and grab them quick because I know that they won't last long!

We'll be set up in the hallway outside the cafeteria and in front of the Library. Hope to see you there!

More Enchanted Productions Halloween Goodies on eBay!




WooHoo!!!!!!!!!! Joyce has been on a roll this week! Halloween is drawing closer every day and we SO don't want it to end. Joyce has so many more ideas for Halloween goodies and not enought time in the day to get them all done! I'm sure that she will still continue to create and sneak in a few Halloween related items thoughout the year though.....after all Halloween is all year round!

Just CLICK HERE to go see these dolls on eBay!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Newest Enchanted Production Doll on eBay!


Joyce has really outdone herself with this newest witch doll! She's done all in fall colors and check out her amazing hoop skirt!!!


She ends this Sunday evening September 21st at 6:30pm PDT-9:30pm EDT. Make sure you put her on your watch list!

Click HERE to go see her eBay auction!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Enchanted Productions Doll on eBay!

Joyce has made another adorable doll that's listed on eBay this week...........


Today I'd like to introduce to you.....Devilynn.....she's quite the little she-devil......but she's also two dollies in one. As I was working on Devilynn, I realized that....if not for the horns and pitchfork......she'd make a GREAT Valentine's Day doll. That's when the light bulb went off in my head. Everyone loves a good deal....and a "two for one" dollie sure fits that description. So....I've designed Devilynn to not only play the roll of a "She-devil" this Halloween, but she can also play the part of a "Devilish Sweetheart" next Valentine's Day! Her devil horns are only pinned into place....so they can be removed at Valentine's Day....if you wish. I've also given her two separate staffs to hold.....one for each holiday.




Click HERE to go see her eBay auction.......