We’re filling the schedule for the first weekend in October – here is a list so you can plan your day.
DEPARTMENT 56 SNOWBABIES AND VILLAGE SIGNING
Department 56 Snowbabies designer Kristi Jensen Pierro will be at The Incredible Christmas Place on Saturday, October 4th, 2008, for an exclusive signing of Snowbabies and Village collectibles*!
Order today and we’ll hold your items for the signing and ship them to you the following week. The deadline for preorders is the end of the day on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008. Click here to begin shopping!
Come by the store to meet Kristi and enter drawings for door prizes and complimentary memberships in the Christmas Place Department 56 Collector’s Club. Club members receive exclusive benefits including free catalogs, priority access to certain limited edition pieces, free shipping on orders over $200, and gift cards valued at ten percent of purchases that may be redeemed at the store or at The Inn at Christmas Place. You may also purchase club memberships online.
Kristi has been drawing and creating Snowbabies for over 20 years, in designs inspired by childhood memories and friendships through the years. This year, she introduced the “Babies Got New Clothes” line, looking quite cozy in their hand-knit stocking hats, scarves, and mittens of red or green. As a representative of Department 56, Kristi will be signing Village houses* as well.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the creator of the delightful Snowbabies collectibles and have your treasured pieces* signed by Kristi Jensen Pierro!
SECONDARY MARKET FOR DEPARTMENT 56
COLLECTOR’S CLUB MEMBERS
On Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th, 2008, we’ll be hosting our annual Secondary Market for Christmas Place Collector’s Club members. Members may rent a table for two days (tented outside area, overnight security is included) for only $145, to sell retired Village and Snowbabies collectibles. Here is a great opportunity to purchase that exclusive – and elusive – house or figurine that you missed when it was first released! Vendors at the Secondary Market will be able to authorize some pieces* for signing by Kristi on Saturday in the store.
Only a few tables remain to be rented for the Secondary Market, so call 1-800-445-3396, extension 110, today to reserve your table with Teresa Hughes. If it’s a local call for you, dial 865-453-0415.
*Kristi will not be able to sign accessory pieces.
PEBBIE ART CHRISTMAS VILLAGE BACKGROUNDS SIGNING
Many collectors have completed their Department 56 village displays with one or more of the colorful and detailed paintings of town and country village backgrounds by Pebbie Art. Pebbie Mott will be in the store from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 4th, 2008, to sign her backgrounds.
Printed on heavy, durable paper, Pebbie’s backdrops are designed to compliment Department 56 village houses, and can be easily trimmed to fit a book or display case. Halloween backdrops have been very popular this year.
If you’d like to add a truly professional finishing touch to your scenes, purchase an original creation by Pebbie Art, and have your backdrops signed by the artist in our store. While you’re here, be sure to register for the door prize drawings we’re holding that day.
Ne’Qwa Art Signing
Trieste of Ne’Qwa Art will be in the store from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 4th, 2008, for an exclusive painting demonstration and signing of their hand-painted glass ornaments. Utilizing the centuries-old Chinese art technique of reverse painting on the inside surface of mouth-blown glass ornaments, only a handful of artists have the skills to bring Ne’Qwa art objects to life. More than 25 artists are featured on Ne’Qwa glass.
This special ornament featuring the charming image of Santa communing with a reindeer is the highlighted ornament for this year’s signing event. Purchase this or any other ornament in advance and we will hold them for signing and shipment directly to you after October 4, 2008!
Due to the popularity of this line, we ask that you bring no more than four ornaments (purchased at The Christmas Place) through the signing line.
In addition to the signings and tent sale, local artists Team Kirkwood will be here to entertain our guests with costumes, balloon characters, and performances.
After visiting each of our signers, take a leisurely tour of the store and enjoy all the trees that have just been completely redecorated, and end the day with an ice cream and candy treat from Mrs. Claus’ Candy Kitchen. It’s going to be a spectacular weekend to kick off October!
Have a great one, and don’t forget that it’s almost Monday…heh heh heh!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place