On Saturday, December 6 the Show Me Shoppe will host a Christmas Open House and a book signing event.
The Shoppe is filled with really neat and artistic gifts for Christmas by area artists. It is just waiting for shoppers who want more than a can of popcorn for their gift giving.
As a special feature at the Open House, Jane Brooks, Martinsburg, will be at the Shoppe from 1-3 p.m. with her first book titled “Lilac Lane.” She will be signing copies of her book that illustrates her childhood on a 1930s farm in Martinsburg. It is a childhood story of Mary and her little brother living in a bygone era of rural America. The book features a 100-year-old farmhouse with woodstoves, kerosene lamps, evening radio programs such as “Fibber McGee and Molly,” the wooden wall telephone connected to the switchboard operators, farm animals, harvest time, and the summer visits of city relatives.
The Shoppe is open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for people to come to the only retail shop in Wellsville where you can buy a nice gift, a card, and support local artistic talent in your community.
The artists and their specialties include the following at the Shoppe:
Bonnie Ahrens is our wool specialist. Her newest items include whimsical hand hooked rug trivets.
She also has some rug hooking designs on small handbags. Also featured are beautiful woven wool capes, hand dyed silk scarves, and felting on silk scarves for a unique design. Felted pin cushions, owls, and wall hangings are also available.
Suzanne and Rick Espen are multi-talented. They have Rick’s free form cedar table and wood bowls, the popular decorative white birch bark candles and water color paintings by Suzanne. Three scenes of Wellsville are available as Christmas cards. The newest painting features downtown Wellsville in 1939.
Susan Kleinsorge has a new large shed antler basket that is an antler found in Montgomery County. She also will do baskets using your antler whether it is from that first deer hunt or one you would like in your living room to display on your coffee table. She also has discovered sculpture and has made needle felted Santa dolls and Santa ornaments, gnomes, and little animal felted sculptures such as a pig, a bunny, a sheep, and a frog.
Ellen Covington has several nice quilts including a new baby quilt. She also has fabric purses for sale.
Wally and Mary Pat Spires also have various artistic projects.
For Wally it is leaded stain glass creations. The newest item is a large leaded glass butterfly that would look good in anyone’s home.
He also has angels and a really special kaleidoscope in the Shoppe. Mary Pat enjoys making miniatures and other items. Her newest items include a set of pink Barbie doll furniture and a matching pink Christmas tree. She also has a few terrariums with interesting plants.
Lillian Hopkins makes children’s clothes and also blankets. She has a good eye for cute novelty prints to use in making her sewing projects.
Eunice Welschmeyer has the popular folk art owls that can go on your Christmas tree or hang out on a wall. She also is a master at crocheting baby and children’s hats. There are also some fun hats that she sewed with animal ears that would make a child smile.
Other items in the Shoppe are knitted scarves, cards, botanical dried flower wall art, rugs, crocheted items, and many other unique items for Christmas.
Cookies and drink will be served at the Christmas Open House and book signing.