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Friday, December 11, 2009

New eBay Listings for VGS!

We hope you will stop by and look at all the new Ragon House items we have listed with convenient BIN prices available on eBay!

Sorry...silver tinsel garland is sold out for the season.

Just CLICK HERE to go shopping now.....

Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Billy Jacobs Artist Signing......

Was a success and so much fun! It's the first time that we have ever done an artist signing....but it definitely won't be the last! Our customers and collector's of Billy's artwork enjoyed getting to meet and talk with him while he was there. His artwork is so down home and I think that everyone can relate to it. His paintings of old weathered farms and barns bring with them that feeling of days gone by. If you aren't familiar with his work....then CLICK HERE to go see some of his prints.

Here are a few pics from Saturday's festivities.....

Billy signing one of his prints........

Billy and fellow artist Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions who stopped by along with her sister-in-law Memory who owns several of Billy's prints that she brought along for him to sign.....

And last but not least....Me, Billy and Hope taken at the end of the day.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Billy Jacobs Artist Signing........

We hope you will come join us on December 5th for an artist signing by one of the most popular primitive folk artist~Billy Jacobs at Village Gift Shoppe. Billy is a self taught local artist from Navarre, OH who specializes in paintings of old farm houses and barns that he remembers from his childhood. He will be here from 1:00-4:00pm to personally sign your framed prints. His prints can be purchased the day of the open house/signing or you can bring your previously purchased prints for him to sign. Refreshments will be served.

Village Gift Shoppe is located at 106 N. Walnut St, Gnadenhutten, OH. You can call us at 740-254-9530 for more information.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Twin City Hospital Wreaths & More Extravaganza

This year is our first year for participating in this benefit for our local Twin City Hospital. Nathan Paternoster made the two wreaths that we donated to this worthy cause. Hope and I went up tonight to view all the gorgeous wreaths and more that were on display at the Trainmaster Inn in Dennison, OH. Below are the pictures of our two wreaths that we donated. We hope that if you are in the area, that you will stop by and place a goes to such a worthy cause!

Below is the article that appeared in the Times Reporter newspaper for this special fund raising event...........


Twin City Hospital Employee Auxiliary will host its 10th annual Wreaths and More Extravaganza beginning Sunday. This year’s event will again be held in the Trainmaster Inn at 408 Grant St., Dennison.

Donated wreaths and various holiday decorations will be on display Sunday from noon to 8 and Monday through Nov. 21 from 11 to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8. Adult admission is $2, which provides unlimited entry to the event. Children are admitted free. Cookies and punch will be served.

Those wishing to purchase a wreath or decoration may do so by placing silent bids throughout the event.

The past several years of the event have featured several unique and original pieces such as an Ohio State University themed wreath, a wine lovers themed wreath with a gift certificate to an area winery, and other sport and collector’s themed decorations.

There also have been beautiful centerpieces with greenery, pine and hurricane candles.
Those attending also will have the opportunity to tour the first floor of the Trainmaster Inn.

“The Trainmaster Inn is the perfect showcase for our fundraiser,” said Tiffany Poland, chairman for the event and an Employee Auxiliary member. “The bed and breakfast is fully decorated for the Christmas season and is truly a sight to see. It is well worth the $2 admission to see the inn, not to mention the added bonus of our event.”

“We are excited to house the Twin City Hospital Employee Auxiliary Wreaths and More Extravaganza at the Trainmaster Inn again this year,” said Greg DiDonato, owner of the Trainmaster Inn and a Twin City Hospital board member. “This is a great fundraiser for the employee auxiliary, and all of the money benefits the hospital.”

And below are more pics of some of the wreaths and more that are up for bids.....

Monday, November 9, 2009

1st in the Holiday Series of Enchanted Production Dolls by Joyce Stahl

'Tis the Season everyone......and I'd like to wish all of you Happy Holiday Havoc and Merry Mayhem!

This year, I think the 'Big Jolly Old Elf" is going to have his hands full around the work shoppe! We all know what a great job the elves do every season in fulfilling the requests of all of the 'good little boys and girls' around the world......but it seems as though all is not "sugar plums and figgy pudding" among the ranks in Elfdom. It seems there a few ornery troublemakers in the in order to keep an eye on those that have potential to create mischief, the "Big Guy" has made the offending few wear a bit of black on their elf uniforms. LOL! I guess it makes it easier to pick them out in the vast wee crowds.

This doll was made by Joyce Stahl of Enchanted Productions. Village Gift Shoppe just lists them for her under our eBay shoppe ID. You can see Joyce's current dolls that are listed on eBay by stopping in the shoppe located at 106 N. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten, OH.

Happy Havoc will end on Sunday Nov. 15th at 9:30pm EDT-6:30pm PDT. We hope you will stop by and take a peek at her eBay auction! Just click on her picture above to go visit!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Come Celebrate Our 10 Year Anniversary With Us!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas here at Village Gift Shoppe! The tahoe trees are lit with twinkling lights and all the Christmas trimmings have been placed throughout the shoppe to create the most peaceful holiday atmosphere.

We hope you will all join us on the dates above to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary here at Village Gift Shoppe. It's hard to believe that it was 10 years ago on November 9, 1999 that we opened our door. Much has happened along the way & many consignment crafters have come and gone throughout the years. A few have passed on and we miss them dearly.

We've given the shoppe a new look and feel and we hope you will stop by to say hello, sign up for door prizes and have some punch, coffee and cookies. We'll also be letting all of our guests sign up for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to help celebrate this special anniversary. The drawing will be held on Monday Nov. 9th.

Holiday greetings!
Hope & Lori

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We here at Village Gift Shoppe want to wish you all a very Happy & Safe Halloween!

vintage Halloween Pictures, Images and Photos

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Makeover at VGS!

Well, we are coming up on our 10 year anniversary here at Village Gift Shoppe and wanted to do a major makeover here at the shoppe. So we asked one of our neighbors that live in the apartment over the shoppe to help us rearrange and decorate the inside to celebrate the special occasion.

Here are some pics of all the redecorating that Ian did for us. He's very handy with the power tools and not afraid to do and create! We want to thank him for all that he did those 2 full days in here!

We used all the old doors, shutters, windows and all the things that we had stored out back for years and only used when we did shows.

We hope you enjoyed looking at all the pictures and that you stop by to see us during our Christmas Open House/10 Year Anniversary on Saturday November 7th from 10-6 and Sunday Nov. 8th from 12-5pm!

You can sign up for free door prizes and enjoy some coffee, cookies and punch. We'll also be giving away a $50 gift certificate to celebrate our 10 years!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Come Visit Us..............

This weekend at Dover High School's Band Booster's Craft Show! We hope you will stop by our booth to see the wide variety of crafts that we have to offer. Our booth will contain lots of Halloween and fall handcrafted items made by our consignment artists. We have everything from hand poured candles to furniture pieces made from old doors and windows. Our popular hand stitched samplers are always a hit! We have tons of primitive items such as dolls, hand stitched felt cats, pumpkins, witches boots & hats. Hand cut-out wood items are always popular to decorate both the inside and outside of your home this holiday season. Make sure you check out our wide variety of Ohio State items too!

Location : Dover High School......Dover, OH

Time: Saturday October 10 9am-5pm
Sunday October 11th 11am-4pm

We'll be in the hallway across from the cafeteria. Hope to see you there! I'll be posting pics here after the show!

Also....make sure you stop by to see the latest OOAK Enchanted Production Doll by Joyce Stahl that will be going on eBay this coming Sunday. Joyce is featured in today's edition of The Times Reporter Newspaper.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Watch for Joycee in the Times Reporter Newspaper!

Joycee and the whole ADQ gang of dolls (plus some new ones) and the James Short doll came down to the shoppe for a photo shoot last Friday. Our local newspaper is going to do a featured article on her and it should be making the paper sometime this coming week......hopefully tomorrow or Monday!

SO.....we set up the photo shoot on our upstairs neighbors porch since the lighting is so much better outside the shoppe. Above and below are the pics Joycee and her Enchanted Production doll creations, 4 of which appeared in the current fall issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine.

And here is a picture of Joyce with her very special doll that she made as a gift for her cousin and her husband after they lost their only son James in a recent motorcycle/car accident the end of August. This is the James Short doll that was made in his likeness, complete with tatoos and his rollerblades. James was a professional skater and musician and he was only 24 years old but he really lived life to the fullest in his short time here on earth.

May he Rest in Peace...........