Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jazz & Wine Festival...And The Arts!

First off I would thank to thank everyone who was able to make it out to the Overland Park Fall Festival this past Saturday.  We had a good time meeting new people and catching up with some good friends.  We had great weather, a bit chilly for me, but we really lucked out with the rain!

Now off to our next Show!

Even though it is not highly promoted as so, the 9th Annual Jazz & Wine Festival does include the arts.  We are fortunate enough to be included in the fall festival this year.  The festival will be held October 3, 2009 from Noon to 9 pm at the Historic Elms Resort & Spa.  It is the perfect backdrop for this annual event.

Enjoy great jazz music, sample wine from around the world (10 tastings) and stroll the grounds with artists offering their one of a kind handmade items.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available on-line, visit for more information.

Music will fill the air by various local musicians. The current line-up includes:
  • HoraceScope featuring Stan Kessler - noon - 2:00pm
  • Soaring Sax Man Dave Panico - 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Bram Wijnands with Laura Glaeser - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Killer Stray Horn - 4:45pm-6:45pm
  • The James Ward Band - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Make it a weekend - Elms hotel packages can be found at

Our specials for this event are going to be:
Clearing out the Old!  Making Room for the New!!!
BOGO - Buy One, Get One Free on select fused glass pendants-$12 pendants with image transfers, colorful glass, Dichroic glass, and some hand torched Borosilicate glass pendants.
1/2 off (yep 50% off) any earrings on a white card.  Have you not seen my new awesome black cards-they are so fabulous that I need to get rid of all the white cards and I am too lazy to switch out the cards.  So my laziness is your gain!

So if you can join us at this fabulous event-great, we will see you there.  If not check us out at our next show:

October 9th & 10th
Fri 12 pm to 7 pm
Sat: 10 am to 4 pm
Oktoberfest Craft Show

John Knox Village Pavilion
520 N.W. Murray Road; Lee's Summit, MO 64081

October 17, 2009

Sat: 9 am to 6 pm
Maple Leaf Festival

Baldwin City, KS

October 24, 2009

Sat: 9 am to 4 pm
Shawnee Civic Center

Shawnee, Kansas

Have a happy October!!!
Jenny & Skip

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Overland Park Fall Festival - Sat, Sept 26th 9 am to 5 pm

Check out more than 200 of the finest artisans and homemade crafters at Johnson County's best Arts and Crafts Fair. Jewelry, mixed media, fabric art and more will be on display.

This long-standing tradition, held in cooperation with the City of Overland Park, promises lots of family-friendly activities, music, arts & crafts, and food to enjoy the day - including a parade at 2 p.m.!

Schedule of events:

This year our booth is #63, located on a corner close to Santa Fe Drive.

My special for the 26th is: Buy Two, Get One FREE on select fused glass pendants.  Great stocking stuffers!!!

We had a great time out at Shawnee Town last Saturday and thank you to everyone who was able to stop by and say HI!

Have a great week!

Jenny & Skip Alexander

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shawnee Town 34th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

We are excited to be a part of the annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Shawnee Town.  Stop by our booth , #110 near gate 2, if you are out that way! 

We have a special for you, get a FREE RING with a purchase of $20 or more.

Here are the details:

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Craft Fair - 100s of artisans at Shawnee Town Museum

The artistry of more than 100 jewelers, bakers, weavers, woodworkers and other crafters will be on display at Shawnee Town Museum’s 34th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 19 between 9am-4pm.

Shawnee Town museum invites visitors to experience a typical 1920s day in and around the farm community of Shawnee, KS. The Friends of Shawnee Town host the Craft Fair to raise money to support Museum programs.

“Having the Fair on the grounds of a history museum makes this Craft event special,” explained the Craft Fair’s original co-chair, Judy Owens. “We’re so pleased to see that it is still going strong after all these years,” added Owens.

The Friends of Shawnee Town, formerly known as The Shawnee Historical Society, plan the Fair months in advance and spend several days getting the grounds ready. Scores of tents and tables are set up across the Museum’s eight acres. Handmade soaps, embroidery, wood carving, jewelry, baked goods, pottery and more will be on display.

“Some of our visitors have been coming since the fair’s early years,” said Friends of Shawnee Town President, Les Palmer. “The Craft Fair is our biggest fund raiser for the Museum.”

Members of Friends of Shawnee Town are admitted 15 minutes before the gate opens at 9am. Volunteers will be stationed at the entrances between 9am-4pm to collect the $1 entrance donation. Parking is free.

Shawnee Town is located at 11501 W. 57th Street in Shawnee, KS. For more information on The Arts & Crafts Fair call 913-248-2360 or visit .


Shawnee Town is an outdoor museum interpreting small town rural life in the 1920s. Situated on 8 acres, the Museum features a home, barn, school, post office, chapel, fire station, various businesses, and gardens. For more information on Shawnee Town visit
Hope you can make it!
Have a great week
Jenny & Skip

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blog Giveaway - Win A Swarovski Crystal Necklace

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Best of luck to everyone!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Grinter Place Applefest - Sept. 12th

Come visit us at:

Grinter Place Applefest
Sat September, 12th

This annual festival focuses on historic Grinter House as a celebration of 19th Century arts and crafts. Festivities include music, re-enactments, apple pie contest, hoola hoop contest, silent auction, quilting demonstration, kid's games, bake sale, craft booths, food booths and much more. Tours of the Grinter home are available, and the Grinter Museum Store will be open.

Friday, 4:00pm- 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm - Our booth will only be open Saturday the 12th

Address : Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 South 78th Street; Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone : 913-481-3527
Web Address :
Admission Fee : Free

Sounds like a great family event. We hope to see you there.

Jenny & Skip Alexander