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Make Your Home More Stay-cation & Work from Home Friendly

Understandably, most of us are spending considerably more time at home than we have at any other time in the past. As a result, many of us are updating, or planning to update, our home’s interiors and out-of-door living spaces as we facilitate this year’s stay-cation and work from home plans.

Garden centers are bursting with homeowners tidying up existing planting areas or creating entirely new ones. Homeowners are night-scaping their homes with exterior LED landscape lighting to create an exciting new nighttime look. Old concrete driveways are being replaced with beautiful multi-colored, variable sized pavers, further highlighted with beautiful geometric paver patterns. We’re painting inside and out, installing lawn irrigation systems, replacing screened porches with four-season rooms, hardscaping patios and adding built-in grills, ice-makers, and refrigerators. The sky’s the limit as we reallocate 2020’s planned vacation spending to investments in our home to make them more stay-cation and work-at-home friendly.   

At Amish Elegance in Knoxville, East Tennessee’s number one source for beautifully hand-crafted Amish furniture, we would like to share with you some exciting new ways that we can help you enhance your stay-cation and work from home plans. We have some great furniture suggestions for your out-of-door living spaces, including our multi-colored, all hand-crafted Amish outdoor furniture designed to last a lifetime. Our polywood furniture, which resists the harshest elements, will transform your ordinary outdoor gatherings into extraordinary events. Select from Adirondack chairs, bistro-tables and stools, and much more.

For your work from home office, we have a large selection of desks and chairs, companion chairs, file cabinets, bookshelves, art, décor, and lighting. Why settle for particle substitutes when you can own solid wood, Amish hand-crafted furniture that not only will look spectacular, but that will last a lifetime? In fact, many lifetimes.

For every other room in your home, we offer everything imaginable. That’s because most everything we sell, we create. We are your true all-custom source for all of your furniture needs. Why settle for showroom floor furniture from the big box stores when you can have exactly what you want, and at a price that may surprise you?

Most Amish Elegance visitors are surprised to discover that today’s Amish furniture is available in nearly every style imaginable. Hand-crafted from 100% solid American hardwoods, your furniture will be produced using the wood species you select, custom ordered to your exact specifications, with your choice of stains and finishes. And if it’s the softer side of Amish Elegance you’re searching for, spice things up a little with our wide assortment of fabric and leather upholstered furniture.

Let Amish Elegance help take the mystery out of shopping for quality furniture. Bring your photos when you visit and let our interior design consultants help you create that designer look that you’re looking for. Say goodbye to expensive, inferior quality, assembly line furniture for good.

Also, be sure to check out our extensive lines of home décor items, lighting, and art from well-known regional artists to complete your project.

So if you’re ready to create that perfect stay-cation home, work from home office, replace existing furnishings, or add new pieces, visit Amish Elegance and rediscover affordable, all custom, hand-crafted furniture that you might have thought no longer was available. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Amish Elegance

613 N. Campbell Station Road
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.392.6000
www.amisheleganceknox.com

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Premiere Consignment

Planning a Successful Estate Sale

Estate sales, also referred to as tag sales in many areas of our country, are used to liquidate the personal possessions of an individual, family, or estate. These sales, which are growing in popularity, are generally the most efficient way to sell unneeded personal and household items resulting from the passing of a homeowner, downsizing, relocation, bankruptcy, or divorce.

Although an efficient way to dispose of personal possessions, estate sales require a great deal of preparation that can seem overwhelming to many if you are unfamiliar with how to properly organize a sale of this scope. Much more involved than a yard or garage sale, a successful estate sale needs to be well organized. Items for sale should be divided into categories. Sales items are often catalogued. Displays are typically set up in the home with valuable items, particularly smaller pieces, displayed separately for security purposes. Next, you need to price your items, set your sale dates, advertise, then prepare yourself for the crowds of buyers.

Sound daunting? An estate sale can easily become overwhelming, which is why a growing number of Tellico area residents are turning to the professionals at Premiere Consignment in Tellico Village for assistance in conducting an estate sale. At Premiere Consignment, we offer our clients a complete turnkey estate sale experience. We help organize, display, price, advertise, and sell those no longer needed personal and household items. We are with you every step of the way to make certain that your sale is the complete success you hoped it would be. At the end, the client is left with a check and a home that is cleared of every unwanted/unneeded item.

There are other ways Premiere Consignment can help you, too. We can place remaining unsold items for sale in our Tellico Village retail showroom or use our extensive eBay sales platform to sell a variety of other sales items, such as collectibles, to buyers across the country and the world.

Experienced in estate sales, why not let Premiere Consignment help you make your sale the success it deserves to be? Call Premiere Consignment at 865-458-9721 today to learn more or to schedule your estate sale.

Premiere Consignment
320 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN 37774
865.458.9721
www.premiereconsignment.com

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The Town Framery & Gifts

The Town Framery & Gifts

Recreation of Spring Open House

Since we missed you for our annual Spring Open House in March, please stop by any time between now and June 30th to enjoy a fabulous sales tax-free shopping experience at your convenience! Through the month of June, you will also receive a discount off of framing or pick up a coupon for future use. By extending the Open House dates, we will be able to observe proper social distancing for your shopping comfort.

Enjoy the works of local artists and crafters, and shop for beautiful home décor and accessories. You do not want to miss all the adorable critters, bunnies, frogs, birds, and pigs! New linens, from table runners to tea towels, are here to accent your home. There is new art, too!

We are fully stocked with our delicious Rabbit Creek dips, Copper Leaf jams and jellies, and Mississippi Cheese Straws that would be perfect to add a little something to all your home-cooked meals and appetizing snacks!

Be sure to register for door prizes, which will be drawn June 30th. The staff of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to welcoming you back! Think big… shop small!

The Town Framery & Gifts

12814 Kingston Pike

Farragut, TN 37934

865.671.6627

www.thetownframery.com

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Premiere Consignment

Premiere Consignment – Your Home’s Makeover Headquarters

By Aaron Hunt, Co-Owner of Premiere Consignment

There are very few days that I would describe as dull or boring at Premiere Consignment in nearby Tellico Village. The vast variety of household items that we accept for consignment, combined with the personalities and stories of both our consignors and customers, provide an endless source of fascinating anecdotes. When you consider that the items we sell were acquired from throughout North America and occasionally from around the world as our consignors pursued their individual careers, and that many of the items we re-sell include antiques, as well as items that have been in some families for many generations, shopping at Premiere Consignment can be an adventure in itself. Retirees converge on the Tellico Lake area from all around the globe, bringing with them possessions they have acquired throughout their lifetimes, many of which find themselves at Premiere Consignment.

We encourage our many customers to visit us often, as we accept new inventory items daily. Discover room settings and individual accent pieces from the nation’s top furniture brands, including Henredon, Bernhardt, Hooker, and more. We also feature quality Oriental and area rugs, table and floor lighting, décor items, and a large selection of wall art, including limited edition prints from both national and regional artists. So whether you need to furnish an entire home or just a single room, you’re likely to discover what you’re looking for locally at Premiere Consignment – and at prices far below their original retail cost.

If you own unused, quality, pre-owned furniture, room décor, art, or Oriental rugs resulting from downsizing, relocation, or an update, Premiere Consignment can help turn those unneeded items into cash without the hassle of placing classified ads, waiting for strangers to show up at your home, or hoping the buyer’s check clears your bank. We take the uncertainty out of re-selling your unneeded household items. We can even help you with your moving or estate sale.

Just give us a call, visit us online, or, better yet, visit our retail showroom, and we will be happy to share with you the many ways Premiere Consignment can assist you. And while you’re here, don’t forget to ask us about our online eBay store that opens the entire world to all of our consignors.

Premiere Consignment
320 Lakeside Plaza
Loudon, TN 37774
865.458.9721
www.premiereconsignment.com

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The Town Framery

The Town Framery & Gifts Spring Open House

March 27th & 28th
10 am to 4 pm

Join us for our fabulous annual Spring Open House! Enjoy the works of local artists and crafters, and search for beautiful spring décor and accessories.

Shop for spring blooms, spectacular floral arrangements, seasonal wreaths, and so much more. You do not want to miss all the adorable critters of bunnies, frogs, birds, and pigs! New linens, from table runners to tea towels, are here to accent your home for the season.

Don’t forget about trying samples of our delicious Rabbit Creek dips and Copper Leaf jams and jellies that are quick and simple hors d’ouerves for your next dinner party!

There will be sales tax-free shopping both days, along with a discount coupon on your next framing order! The staff and volunteers of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to serving you at the Spring Open House on March 27th and 28th from 10 am to 4 pm. Think big… shop small!

The Town Framery & Gifts
12814 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934
865.671.6627
www.thetownframery.com

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Sweetwater Flower Shop

Every Day Can Be Valentine’s Day


Celebrate Valentine’s Day all month long and all year long at Sweetwater Flower Shop, located in historic downtown Sweetwater. Show that special someone in your life just how much you appreciate them and just how much they’re loved by celebrating your special relationships with all the people in your life that are truly “special.”

Sweetwater Flower Shop is the perfect destination for all things flowers for any event, but take an even closer look. Check out the shop’s extensive line of women’s apparel, accessories – including jewelry, scarves, and purses – and so much more. Also, Sweetwater Flower Shop features florals individually crafted by master floral designer and owner, Jack Wilson, home décor items, art, and gifts that are perfect for any occasion.

You’ll also be certain to enjoy the shop’s attentive and helpful associates who will help you select those just-so-perfect gifts for all those special people in your life – and not just any gift, but a truly unique gift that will remind that certain someone just how much they are appreciated.

So no matter what the occasion, Sweetwater Flower Shop is your one-stop destination that can transform every day into an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.

Sweetwater Flower Shop
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.6623

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The Gift Haus

Greetings in 2020, Knoxville!

Before beginning a new journey, it is always wise to reflect on past experiences to realize the value of lessons learned and cherish the memories made.  From our roots as “Cranberry Hollow” and the tea room in Lenoir City, to re-opening in Farragut and focusing on interiors and gifts, and then embracing the transition of ownership to a new mother-daughter team two years ago, one thing has remained constant: Our loyal customers!  As we begin a new year and a new decade, we would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude for your encouragement for the changes we have made to our product offerings and marketing and, most importantly, for inviting us into your homes and hearts through your continued strong support as CH Interiors & Gifts customers and friends.

Our history has been, and our future will be, a story of adaptation to both economic fluctuations and changing family situations.  It’s undeniable that, even without a degree in economics, the “retailpocalypse” of the last decade has resulted in fewer and fewer traditional retailers in our local communities.  But why have they disappeared? The major cause is the growth of the online marketplace that allows shoppers to purchase from retail websites offering the conveniences of stored credit card information and free doorstep delivery within two days.

At CH Interiors & Gifts, our strategy in this rapidly evolving retail environment has been to create a unique retail shopping experience that simply can’t be replicated online; one where loyal customers who love to visit time and time again throughout the year, excited for seasonal merchandise changes while trusting that the project quality and service remain high.  Our team strives to engage all five senses during your shopping experience: Immerse yourself each season and holiday, where colorful vignettes display unique gifts that you can see and feel the quality of the merchandise we hand select with you in mind.  Listen to seasonal music that you remember as a child.  Smell the delightful fragrances of hand-crafted designer candles.  Enjoy the taste of the many gourmet food items we offer that make your event extraordinary or make great hostess gifts.  You simply can’t compare a virtual experience to a visit to CH Interiors & Gifts – especially when greeted by our friendly Shopdog Sadie!

We also strive to prioritize our faith and family while balancing business decisions, which enable us to give back to local charitable causes.  After two years of analyzing trends, gathering customer and community feedback, and defining our niche in the local marketplace, we have decided to re-brand and seek out a new location that would allow us to thrive in the changing retail environment, expand our customer base and services, and continue to honor our loyal customers by retaining a unique, personalized shopping experience.  With the long-term goal of offering a carefully curated collection of delightful décor and gourmet goodies in a setting that enables us to display merchandise creatively, artistically gift wrap, personalize custom orders, and offer special events such as tastings and classes, we will be closing our doors at 12556 Kingston Pike in mid-February. This decision also coincides with Kristen’s timetable to undergo what she prays will be a final operation for the rare condition which brought her to Tennessee nearly 10 years ago for specialized treatment.  So, for reasons both business and health related, our biggest sales ever now begin on all remaining inventory and the search is on for a new retail home for a re-opening later this year as “The Gift Haus.”

As these first weeks of the new year are also our last at our current location, we would love to see you in store (bring the coupon for extra savings!) and wish you the best in 2020! Also, be sure to follow us for news and updates on Facebook at The Gift Haus and on Instagram @thegifthausknox.

Darlene, Kristen & Shopdog Sadie

The Gift Haus

12556 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.288.7887
Facebook: The Gift Haus
Instagram: @thegifthausknox
Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm & Saturday 10 am – 4pm

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Bobby Todd: For All Your Holiday Needs

Bobby Todd, located at 4514 Old Kingston Pike in the iconic UP and Down Gas Station in Knoxville, is your one-stop shopping center for all your holiday needs. Bobby Todd offers a wide variety of holiday décor, gifts for everyone on your shopping list, and everything you need to host your holiday parties. Whether you need a beautiful wreath for your front door, unique ornaments for your Christmas tree, or a beautiful holiday centerpiece for your table, Bobby Todd has you covered.

Bobby Todd continues to have the most unique selection of whimsical and vintage-inspired Christmas decorations featuring Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Byer’s Choice Carolers, Cody Foster, Bethany Lowe, and Joe Spencer. Each of these artists has introduced new collections this year so you can add to your current collection. Bobby Todd also offers holiday scented candles from NEST, Aunt Sadies, and Votivo.

Save the date for our Julie Vos Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, December 5, through Sunday, December 8, with an extensive showing of the entire collection… Julie Vos is the perfect Christmas gift for that special woman.

Unique jewelry from GYPSY, Julie Vos, and Susan Shaw make wonderful gifts, as well as a wide selection of scarves, fragrant candles, books, puzzles, soaps, lotions, pillows, lamps, and accessories for every room in your home.

Our complimentary festive holiday packaging is perfect for gift giving… watch eyes light up in delight when they receive a gift in a Bobby Todd bag!

Visit Bobby Todd in December for extended hours for your shopping convenience. During December, Bobby Todd will be open seven days per week until Christmas, opening on Sundays 1-5 and staying open until 7 on Thursday and Friday. Please note that Bobby Todd will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, and re-opening on Thursday, December 26, at 10 am for our annual After Christmas Sale with 50% off all Christmas merchandise.

Bobby Todd… “Making Spirits Bright” this holiday season!

Bobby Todd
4514 Old Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.249.6612
www.bobbytoddantiques.com

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Sweetwater Flower Shop

Best Wishes for a Joyous Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

By Jack Wilson

On behalf of everyone here at Sweetwater Flower Shop and Southern Cuisine Upstairs at The Mansion restaurant, we would like to wish each of you a merry and blessed Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. We would also like to take this time to express our heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement throughout the years.

The Christmas season is a very special time of the year when we transform our entire two floors into a winter wonderland showcase that we look forward to sharing with you and your family. We would like to personally invite each of you to share our special holiday wonderland all throughout the month of December. You’ll find it truly magical and inspiring, and it’s also our way of saying thank you to all of our faithful customers and friends. Please come and share this most special time of the year with us.

Our shop has a spectacular selection of Christmas wreaths and table arrangements, as well as holiday home décor, Christmas ornaments, and gifts. You’ll also discover hundreds of floral arrangements and wreaths, all designed and handmade by me personally, along with a large selection of beautiful gifts, including ladies’ apparel, scarves, designer handbags, designer-inspired jewelry, home décor items, and much more that will make perfect holiday gifts even for that person on your holiday shopping list that seems to have everything. Also, Southern Cuisine Upstairs at The Mansion is the perfect venue for sharing the holiday spirit with friends and family. With limited holiday seating, please call Janice at 423-664-2002 to make reservations and for special holiday hours.

We have finished stocking our University of Tennessee room with all new merchandise for the Big Orange fans on your Christmas list, so be sure to visit our “Big Orange” display area.

Not sure what to buy that special person on your Christmas list? How about a gift certificate to Sweetwater Flower Shop? Gift certificates make great holiday gifts.

During December, please be sure to stop by. We look forward to your visit and for the opportunity to share our holiday greetings and a bit of cheer with each and every one of you.

Sweetwater Flower Shop
118 W. North Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423.337.6623

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Premier Consignment

The Smartest and Easiest Way to Buy and Sell

By Aaron Hunt, Co-owner of Premiere Consignment

Who wants to pay the full retail price when shopping, especially for furniture? Most items sold at retail stores today inherently include enormous markups, and furniture and room décor are no exceptions.  That’s why we launched Premiere Consignment. Premiere Consignment offers both buyers and sellers the perfect venue for conveniently buying and selling quality, name brand, gently used furniture, décor, Oriental and area rugs, and art at prices far below their original retail selling prices.

The sellers win because they can conveniently sell no longer used quality items resulting from a relocation, downsizing, or estate sale. Safety is another important consideration, because sellers don’t have to invite strangers into their home or sit and wait for buyers who never show up or who want to negotiate an already agreed upon price for an item. Buyers also have full access to our full-service eBay store as well.

Buyers especially appreciate our large selection, as well as our convenient showroom location and business hours. And because we accept most forms of payment, there is no need for sellers to be concerned about bad checks or handling large amounts of cash.

Homeowners, here’s a great suggestion for the upcoming holidays. Think back to how conveniently guests were able to enjoy your home last holiday season. Did a particular room appear cluttered, or was the traffic pattern or flow obstructed? Was there sufficient seating for all of your guests? Was your dining room table too large or too small? Would a buffet or sideboard have been helpful when serving meals? Reflecting on last year’s holiday events provides you with the perfect opportunity on just how to improve your home for the upcoming holiday season, allowing you to comfortably and efficiently entertain friends, family, and neighbors this Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Here’s how Premiere Consignment can help. From décor to furniture, we can help you enhance every room in your home or help you find a new home for those quality items that you may no longer need. Why not let Premiere Consignment take the inconvenience out of buying and selling quality, name brand furniture, décor, Oriental rugs, and art while saving you up to 90% off full retail pricing? Premiere Consignment is simply your smartest and easiest way to buy and sell!

Premiere Consignment

320 Lakeside Plaza

Loudon, TN 37774

865.458.9721

www.premiereconsignment.com

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