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“BeDazzled” Jewelry Show

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The Art Market Gallery, a 60+ member juried artist co-operative in downtown Knoxville, celebrates Tennessee Craft Week October 5-14 by showcasing the work of five jewelry artisans. This special show, called “BeDazzled,” will run at the gallery throughout the month of October. Tennessee Craft Week is a collection of craft events and happenings taking place across the state every October. Its purpose is to connect and celebrate the work of craft artists and the businesses that support them.

The Art Market Gallery is lucky to have five talented jewelry artists as members: Roger Kroll, Jennifer Lindsay, Nancy Rowland-Engle, Lynn Straka, and Kristine Taylor. Each will have their work on display during “BeDazzled,” bringing their own perspectives, inspirations, and skills to the craft of jewelry making: Roger Kroll’s aim is to create a functional art form with his jewelry and metal art by exploring form, shape, color, and texture; Jennifer Lindsay fashions one-of-a-kind, intricately beaded pieces inspired by architecture, gardens, and historical customs; Nancy Rowland-Engle creates contemporary metallic jewelry with an edgy, sculptural form; Lynn Straka is influenced by nature in making her mixed-media jewelry, incorporating sterling silver, copper, and bronze with semi-precious stones; and Kristine Taylor is inspired by good design and beautiful color in crafting her unique polymer clay designs, blending contemporary and ancient forms with abstract images.

Please join us in celebrating these talented artists and some of the finest jewelry craft that Tennessee has to offer. In addition, you will also enjoy the wide variety of fine craft and fine art on display every day at the Art Market Gallery – voted Knoxville’s best place to buy art in 2016 and 2017 in the Knoxville News Sentinel poll.

Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery is located at 422 South Gay Street next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm Friday, and 1 to 5 pm Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 865-525-5265 or visit www.artmarketgallery.net or www.facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery.

Art Market Gallery
422 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
865.525.5265
www.artmarketgallery.net

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Lily Pad Boutique

3rd Annual Fashion Fights Back Fashion Show

October 11 at 2:30
By Brenda Bryan, Owner of The Lily Pad

When recalling special moments and memories in the life of The Lily Pad, none is more memorable or meaningful than our annual Fashion Fights Back fashion show. On a beautiful sunny October afternoon, 10 of our customers who are either fighting their battle with breast cancer or are breast cancer survivors will model fall fashions at The Lily Pad. To support and honor our many customers and friends whose lives have been touched by this disease, we have pledged to support them in the way we do best… Fashion Fights Back!

As you know, nearly 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year… your mother, sister, daughter, wife, or even you! We have committed to give a portion of every item sold on this day to the American Cancer Society. There is no charge for admission.

On Thursday, October 11th, we will be honoring 10 more of our friends and family members who have witnessed firsthand the dreaded diagnosis of breast cancer. Please plan to join us at The Lily Pad as we again present Fashion Fights Back, a show by women for these women who are such an inspiration to all of us.

Also on this special day, Mr. Doyle Baker, our Joseph Ribkoff representative, will be hosting a trunk show of his fabulous line, presenting both immediate and a peek of what’s new for spring… plus a drawing for a Joseph Ribkoff jacket to a lucky winner.

Make your plans now to join us for this very inspirational day for all of our Lily Pad customers who have fought or are fighting their battle with breast cancer. Your ticket to the fashion show will be a donation to the American Cancer Society. Call 423-337-5537 or email lilypadboutique@bellsouth.net to reserve your seat.

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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Fall Color Trends

The richness expected from fall fashions will definitely not disappoint you this season; however, there may be some unexpected shades that might change how you consider spicing up your seasonal wardrobe! Pops of metallic and blaring neon will add a blast of color as you transition into the most glorious of all seasons… autumn!

Selected as color of the year by Pantone, ultra violet is one of the most feminine and will take you beautifully from summer into early fall.

Winter blues are welcomed, especially the richer, darker versions of royal… always a perfect shade for every skin tone and a preference of many women.

One color that stands out as a favorite in every designer’s collection… dark, rich, earthy, olive green. When worn alone, it is striking, or when combined with other colors, it’s gorgeous!  Consider it your new khaki, it’s so versatile!

These three colors are worn throughout every season and can easily be paired with all of the outstanding neutrals for fall. Black, charcoal, and shimmery grey will be your key basics when building your wardrobe this season at The Lily Pad, where selections are always plentiful.  Whether you are a size XS or XXL, we’ve got you covered!

Follow us on Facebook at The Lily Pad Boutique and Instagram at @shopthelilypad for daily fashion updates!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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August is Your Month for Fashion Transition & UT Fashion Show

High temperatures may not give you pause to consider August as a fashion transition month, but in only four short weeks, the thermometer will begin to moderate, and September will begin to usher in what promises to be a spectacular season of incredible autumn colors.

Sweetwater Flower Shop is preparing to help you welcome fall’s cooler temperatures with a rainbow of seasonal colors. You’ll discover fresh, new designs and the latest trends not only in our autumn home décor items and florals, but also in our women’s fashions and accessories, including jewelry, scarves, handbags, purses, and much more.

You’ll also want to browse our incredible selection of designer scarves that can accentuate not only your wardrobe, but also serve as a shawl during cooler, late summer and early autumn evenings. Also, don’t forget about our extensive line of designer-inspired apparel and jewelry, with new pieces arriving daily. Be sure to take advantage of our Summer 25% Off Sale on all spring and summer women’s clothing during August (excludes UT fashions).

Another big event this month is our Annual UT Fashion Show and tailgate luncheon on Monday, August 27, at 11:30 am in Sweetwater Flower Shop’s very own in-boutique restaurant, Upstairs at The Mansion.  This event always kicks off our UT football season, which begins on September 1 when UT plays West Virginia. Our special football menu will include all your favorite tailgate cuisine items, including pulled pork, slaw, homemade barbeque sauce, potato salad, pasta salad, mini cupcakes, and drinks – all for just $15 per person. This is a really fun event that sells out quickly, so make your reservations by calling 423-371-4100 as soon as possible to be guaranteed a seat. Call all your girlfriends and make this a “girl’s day out” event.  You’ll be thrilled with all the fun food and latest styles in UT fashions that we have in store for you.  

Get ready for August’s transition into the long awaited autumn months at Sweetwater Flower Shop, and don’t forget to visit Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant for lunch and enjoy the sumptuous menu items, elegant atmosphere, and great service. Also, ask about hosting your own private parties and our special events.

Sweetwater Flower Shop
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423-337-6623

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Summer Sale-A-Bration

25% Off Now in Progress… 50% Off Begins July 21

As the temperature goes up, The Lily Pad prices go down! All summer merchandise is now 25% off, leading up to our HUGE semi-annual 50% off sale beginning Saturday, July 21, at 10 am.

As most of you know, this day has become quite a great social event! You’ll see lots of your friends and neighbors, all having fun and assisting each other find bargains galore!

To prepare for this major event, beginning July 1st, the entire “LaSale Boutique” (the large room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off, clearing the way for the next season!

Shop our great selections of cotton gauze, now the most popular items we carry during the sweltering summer heat. These lines never go on sale as they’ve become staples year-round per customer request! Many new styles and colors are arriving daily, so visit our website or the store to check these lines out… unbelievable comfort, quality and design! Funky and fun, these styles take you anywhere!

Remember to mark July 21st on your calendar… it’s a day we look forward to… seeing so many of our Lily Pad friends on one day, enjoying yourselves and looking for your Lily Pad finds! You may want to come in ahead of time, try on and make your list so you’ll know what to hurry in for on the morning of the sale! We look forward, as you do, to this fabulous event!

There’s no way to clear the store of summer stock in one day, so if you prefer to shop when it isn’t so crowded, plan to come to Sweetwater in the following days and make it a leisurely day to shop and dine. The merchandise remains at half price until it’s gone! We’ll look forward to seeing you when we open the doors promptly at 10 am on Saturday, July 21st!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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Her Majesty Boutique

One of the latest and most exciting new business launches to take place in the historic shopping district in Sweetwater, Tennessee, is Her Majesty Boutique, the creation of Ashley Ingram, a 26-year-old entrepreneur and Sweetwater native. If Ashley’s name sounds familiar to you, that’s because she was our former Miss Tennessee United States in 2012 and is the current reigning Ms. Tennessee United States.

Ashley’s dreams of owning her own boutique go back to her high school years and her time at Tennessee Wesleyan University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business in 2014. Her natural disposition for competition found in the pageants she has competed in, and continues to compete in today, has helped Ashley prepare for the rigors of entrepreneurship and the competition found in the retail business world.

Her dream of small business ownership came to life in 2016 when Her Majesty Boutique was launched as an online boutique and less than a year later as both an online and brick and mortar retail boutique, which is located in one of downtown Sweetwater’s most historic buildings, the Carter Brick Mason Building, at 111 N. Main Street. Her Majesty Boutique can be found on the building’s second floor, Suite D.

Ashley’s goal is to bring affordable mainstream fashion to Main Street in the town she grew up in. Customers genuinely appreciate Ashley’s natural flair for fashion that she has learned firsthand from her years of pageant experience and that allows her to help each of her customers to both look and feel like a queen when they leave her boutique.

Inside the boutique, you will discover a selection of stylish and trendy, yet affordable, apparel lines from designers that Ashley has discovered personally. You will also find ladies’ accessories, including designer-inspired jewelry and handbags, as well as a large selection of gifts for all occasions. Also, be sure to check out the boutique’s newest addition – the cutest and most affordable baby clothing you’re likely to find anywhere.

Her Majesty Boutique
111 N. Main Street, Suite D
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.836.9595

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Forty and Fabulous

By Brenda Bryan

What a milestone to celebrate our 40th anniversary at The Lily Boutique! Since that humble beginning in 1978, the shop has evolved into East Tennessee’s premier destination for women in search of the latest and best in designer fashions.

It has been most exciting and rewarding to dress you for not only your day-to-day lives, but for those special moments as well… weddings, vacations, holidays… the special times when you need THE perfect outfit, and you come to us knowing you’ll leave with EXACTLY what you had in mind.

Our goal has always been to make your time with us a “shopping experience.” The Lily Pad team is always eager to point out the appropriate look for your body type, your hair and eye color, and help you every step of the way… accessories, shoes, and makeup are all a part of what The Lily Pad offers.

We will celebrate our 40th anniversary on April 26th and 27th with unique shopping opportunities, lots of fun, and lots of giveaways each day to celebrate and thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we love every day!

Thursday’s trunk shows:
» Sharon Young, Ala Cart and Tru Lux: Doug Lord will be showing transitional pieces from each one of lines. You’ll enjoy meeting Doug and learning about his very wearable collections.
» Essential Body Wear: Amy Bray will provide professional bra fittings and give you an “uplifting experience”
» arT by fisher: Renèe Fisher will show her collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade beaded necklaces and bracelets and very wearable chains with pendants. Choose from our collection or help design your own piece.

Friday’s trunk shows:
» Joseph Ribkoff: Doyle Baker will be showing spring and transitional. As you know, Joseph Ribkoff is a Canadian line that we all love, and you’ll enjoy “catching up” with Doyle.
» arT by fisher
» kathryn bartow skincare and makeup: If you haven’t sat with Renèe to learn how to apply your makeup, it’s time. I promise you’ll learn lots, have fun, and find that your application time is more fun and effective every day.

You’ll see all of the lines, just as I see them at market, and you can order any piece for yourself. This is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

Refreshments will be served, so please plan to join us as we say thank you for helping us be 40 and fabulous! Remember, it is our anniversary, but YOU get the gifts!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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The Lily Pad Featuring Brighton

By Brenda Bryan

Partnering with a company such as Brighton is no accident… months and sometimes even years of preparation and dedication go into the decision. Each store representing this amazing company is selected based on strict criteria and guidelines, and once this selection has been made, the relationship between the company, the store, and the customer begins!

The symbol for Brighton is a heart, symbolizing the fact that each piece has been lovingly created by a team of artisans who put their hearts into every accessory they create… each one beginning with a hand sketch inspired by travel, art, architecture, and the world around us. For more than 40 years, the family-owned company has been building a heritage of creating beautiful accessories.

During February, please come in and try on any piece of Brighton jewelry and register for a 3-piece heart jewelry collection ($120 value) to be given away February 28th.

Brighton and The Lily Pad both do business with a lot of heart, and we are here to ensure that the products you purchase from us are THE BEST!

The Lily Pad Boutique

209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537

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Happy New Year and Happy Savings!

January is a great time to reassess your winter wardrobe. There is finally time to go through all of the pieces hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn yet this year and either donate them or take them to your nearest consignment shop. Whichever you choose, you’ve begun the process of updating your own winter wardrobe while selections are still great and on sale!

At The Lily Pad, our sales are huge semi-annual events which take place in January and July. Our winter merchandise is now 25% off, and on Saturday, January 20th, at 10:00 am, every piece that’s left goes to 50% off! We’ve found this method to be quite effective to not only clear out the store, but also to pass tremendous savings on to our customers.

As the winter merchandise goes on sale, our “La Sale Boutique” (the big room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off! Thus, the clearing out begins as we ready ourselves and the store for a brand new season! Spring fashions have been ordered, new, fresh looks are arriving and the holiday decorations have been put away for another year.

We’ll look forward to seeing so many of our customers and friends during our unbelievable sale days. If you’ve ever spent a day at Filene’s Basement in Boston, The Lily Pad is almost as wild on the first days of our sale! Plan to spend some time with us as you visit with friends and neighbors, every arm loaded with bargains and having the time of our lives! What a fun day during a not-so-fun month… it’s a social event you won’t want to miss!

At The Lily Pad, we reflect on how blessed we have been this year to again be a part of your lives. We truly appreciate the vote of confidence you place in us to be your fashion headquarters! Our most sincere wishes from the entire Lily Pad staff for a happy and healthy 2018!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.5537
www.sweetwaterlilypad.com

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elle BOUTIQUE

Ready or Not… Here They Come… You Can’t Hide!

That’s right… the holidays are quickly approaching, and we’re here to help you make this your year of being ahead. To kick off the holiday season, we are celebrating BIG by bringing you a double designer trunk show on Thursday, November 2nd, and Friday, November 3rd! Our trunk show will feature Melody Vintage Jewelry and Michele Ma Belle Designs.

Our local jewelry celeb, Melody Stallings of Melody Vintage Jewelry, will be bringing you her latest pieces she’s been working on especially for the holiday season full of unique vintage pendants, pave diamonds, hand cut deer hide, chandelier chain, and much more. This is a great time for you women to treat yourselves, create your Christmas wish lists, or stock up on some great gifts for others!

The two ladies behind the designs of Michele Ma Belle will be with us as well with their newest re-done vintage Louis Vuitton handbags, belts, key chains, and more. These are a sight to see and would make someone super happy this holiday season. We will be shopping, sipping champagne, and celebrating the new season from 10-6 both days, so come join us for all of the festivities!

On top of these special holiday items that will be shown at the trunk show, we are also excited to offer you a wide range of other gifts this season in a variety of price points for those perfect teacher, aunt, sister, best friend, and stocking stuffer type gifts. Some of our favorites include pre-boxed pajama gift sets from Eberjey, all natural, non-toxic, organic skin care products from Babescrub and Herbivore, Capri Blue candles, Sara Happ lip gloss, Ceri Hoover handbags, Mantraband bracelets, and more.

Keep up with all of our upcoming holiday festivities, including Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Christmas parties, and more, by signing up for our email list on our website at www.shopelleboutique.com.

elle BOUTIQUE
5508 Kingston Pike, Suite 130
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.851.7555
www.shopelleboutique.com

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