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The Town Framery & Gifts Spring Open House

April 1st from 10am to 4pm

(No Foolin’!)

Think big… shop small! There are bunnies and bunnies and more bunnies in the creative new displays at The Town Framery & Gifts! Just in time for Easter, the shop is filled with delightful wreaths, florals, and accents to accessorize your home for the upcoming holiday. If you are looking for that perfect gift for a wedding, house warming, or birthday, the collection of unique items has never been better. From that special event to a simple hostess gift, the shop offers one-stop shopping!

The Town Framery & Gifts have proudly promoted local artists and fine art crafters in Farragut since 2004. The annual Spring Open House on April 1st features these talented and creative artists. Meet and greet with wood workers Steve Lawson and Paul Tinnel, wood crafter Baily Cate, artists Wayne Blankenship and Pam George, vintage jewelry designer Marianne Gansley, and pine needle basket weaver Missy Steffey. Get insight into their technique, material, and reason for creating such amazing pieces!

Enjoy sales tax-free shopping at Open House as a thank you for supporting the shop throughout the year! You will also receive a 15% framing discount coupon to be used for a future framing order. Please note that no new framing orders are taken during the Open House event, but order pick-ups are encouraged and welcomed. Another can’t-miss is Mark’s incredible hors d’oeuvres… served all day!

In preparation for the Open House, the shop will be closed on Friday, March 31, to prepare. The staff and volunteers at The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to serving you at the Spring Open House on April 1st!

The Town Framery & Gifts
12814 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

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CH Interiors & Gifts

The Best of Both Worlds: CH Interiors & Gifts and Knox Graphics & Designs

By Jesse C. Boling

This month I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new companion business to CH Interiors & Gifts called Knox Graphics & Designs. Both family owned businesses will share the same retail space at 12556 Kingston Pike in Farragut.

While most people will associate me with our family owned and operated business, CH Interiors & Gifts, most of you are unaware that I’m a graphic designer and previously owned an area graphic design business. With a strong desire to pursue my passion for graphic design and to continue to offer the unique home décor items and gifts that CH Interiors & Gifts has become so well known for, I’ve decided to pursue both opportunities.

This Valentine’s month at CH Interiors & Gifts, you’ll discover our exciting new lines of beautiful spring décor that will be arriving each week. We’ve also just returned from market, so expect to see some new décor and gift lines, including some savory new gourmet food items. And yes, we’ll continue to feature our ever-popular Raspberry Jalapeño Jam. To date, we have sold a record breaking 10,000+ jars. Other items featured include primitives, colonial, folk art, Americana furniture, quilts and linens, rugs, candles, cards, florals, custom wood signs, jewelry, scarves, lotion, gift baskets, and more.

At the newly launched Knox Graphics & Designs, you’ll discover everything from signs and banners to t-shirts. If you’re looking to make your business stand out in the crowd, we can help with signs, banners, vehicle wraps, vehicle graphics, marine graphics, window decals, t-shirts, embroidery, and more. Knox Graphics & Designs can help you design, create, install, and maintain all of your business’ graphics, as well as create logos, web designs, business cards, brochures, and just about any marketing materials you can imagine.

Whether for your home or your office, you can now enjoy the best of both worlds with our companion companies, CH Interiors & Gifts and Knox Graphics & Designs.

CH Interiors & Gifts

Knox Graphics & Designs

12556 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934

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Veronica G Boutique

Veronica G Boutique Winter Clearance Sale

Save Up to 75% Off Starting January 10th

At Veronica G Boutique, we are looking forward to a great 2017, and what better way to start it off than with a special thank you to all of our past, present, and future customers with a great sale? After a successful 2016 sales season, we are preparing to make room for our exciting, all-new spring fashion lines that will begin arriving in mid-February. I invite you to take advantage of our best sale prices ever during this huge Winter Clearance Sale, which starts on January 10th.

In preparation for Veronica G Boutique’s biggest sale ever, with up to 75% off all merchandise storewide, we will be closed from December 29th through January 9th. We’ll reopen January 10, when the savings will begin, as we make room for all of our new spring arrivals!

If saving up to 75% during our Winter Clearance Sale wasn’t enough, how about saving 20% off any one item of your choice from our new spring arrivals by simply signing up for our VGB VIP program today? Just text VGB to 56274 to join our rewards club. (Standard messaging and data rates may apply.) This special VIP program will text our VIP customers exclusive monthly savings coupons for new arrivals, VIP birthday club coupons, and more.

During 2017, we will continue to bring our customers the newest fashion looks, trends, quality, and value that you have come to expect from Veronica G Boutique, beginning with our exciting new apparel lines for spring. Watch for our ad and article in the February issues of Everything Knoxville and East Tennessee’s Mountain Views to see what’s in store, or should I say “in boutique,” including our expanded fashion line from the Clara Sun Woo 2017 collection.

Veronica G Boutique
11655 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934

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Creative Gift Shopping

Creative Gift Shopping for the Holidays Starts at Gallery on Main


Here at Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater, we are in full swing to meet all of your Christmas shopping needs, including those hard-to-shop-for friends and family members on your holiday shopping list. We offer a large variety of one-of-a-kind gifts that you won’t find at the big box stores or anywhere else for that matter.

At Gallery on Main, we have more than 25 local and regional artists of different mediums to select from. Many of our featured artists paint in watercolor and acrylic. We also feature wood carvers, wood workers, and wood turners whose artistic creations will become gifts that the recipient will remember for many years to come. In addition, there is pebble art, ceramists, and jewelry artists to select from along with, of course, fine art photography.

We offer those unique gifts for all those special people that you want to remember this Christmas. Also, you are sure to be excited to discover that many of our gift items are priced below $50 and even more below $25.

Why not make plans to visit Sweetwater and enjoy lunch and shop until you drop? Of course no trip to Sweetwater is complete without a visit to our gallery for those special Christmas gifts for friends and family members on your holiday list. Why not shop where Mr. & Mrs. Claus shop: The Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater?

Gallery on Main
109 Morris Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

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Best Wishes

Best Wishes for a Joyous Christmas & A Prosperous New Year
By Jack Wilson

Everyone here at Sweetwater Flower Shop and The Mansion Restaurant 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, The Mansion Restaurant is the perfect venue for sharing the holiday spirit with friends and family. Please note that The Mansion will be closed December 18 through January 4. Reservations for December 1-17 are recommended since holiday seating is limited. Call Lea at 423-351-0080 for reservations.

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

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Give Thoughtful Gifts That Will Pamper Your Recipient

Give Thoughtful Gifts That Will Pamper Your Recipient
Spa 9700 Boutique

If you’re looking for that special gift this holiday season, stop in at Spa 9700. In addition to being a full-service day spa, Spa 9700 has a boutique that is packed full of only the finest and most thoughtful gifts. All of the gift offerings at Spa 9700 are items that will make a person look and feel better. Gifts include candles, jewelry, pajamas and lounge wear, handbags – and everything in between.

If you’re looking for something that is a bit “out of the box,” Spa 9700 is your place, too. Beautiful, soft lavender and eucalyptus neck wraps are just the thing to provide relaxation and relieve stress. Pillow cases in satin from PJ Harlow and in bamboo from Faceplant with their whimsical messages are always a popular choice for friends, sitters, or any of the “hard to buy for.”

Although not technically a clothing store, Spa 9700 has great loungewear from PJ Harlow and Kyomi pajamas, along with wraps, scarves, and shea butter infused socks. All of these make great gifts and are intended to pamper a woman in softness. For those girls that love the lake, check out the selection of Lake Girl casual wear.

Spa 9700 is all about helping you create the perfect mood with scents and lighting. With candle lines like Capri Blue, Lafco, Rosy Rings, and others, you are guaranteed to find just the right gift to match the personality of your recipient.

For the body, Spa 9700 has many product lines that will pamper both women and men. Available products include Farm House Fresh, Mistral shea butter soaps, The Thymes, and more. For him, you’ll find the very popular Jack Black skincare or maybe a leather handled fireplace/grill lighter. You’ll want to check out the selection on display in the store.

Spa 9700 always has gift certificates available. They are packaged in a trendy bag, so gift givers won’t have to fuss with packaging. Certificates can be purchased in any denomination or for any service or package.

This is just a small sampling of what you will discover at Spa 9700. If you’re looking for thoughtful gifts that will show your recipient that you care about their comfort and style, do yourself a favor and shop at Spa 9700. They have the gifts that please.

Spa 9700
9700 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Making Spirits Bright

The Bobby Todd Christmas Open House

bobby-todd-antiquesBobby Todd Antiques in historic downtown Sweetwater is hosting their annual Christmas Open House on Thursday, October 6, from 10 to 7.  The Bobby Todd Christmas Open House continues on Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, from 10 to 5 and Sunday, October 9, from 1 to 5.

Each year Bobby Todd is transformed into a Christmas wonderland that captivates children of all ages.  From the magical holiday window display to the whimsical and nostalgic holiday décor inside, Bobby Todd evokes a vintage spirit that will take you back to cherished childhood memories.  Featured Christmas lines and artists include Byers’ Choice, Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Cody Foster, Bethany Lowe, and Joe Spencer.

Bobby Todd’s sales associates have been as busy as Santa’s elves displaying these unique holiday décor items.  During the Christmas Open House, Bobby Todd will also unveil their newest gift selections, quality antique furniture, and colorful accessories for your home.

As always, Bobby Todd offers complimentary holiday gift bag packaging, which makes it the perfect place to “wrap up” your Christmas shopping.  Watch eyes light up every time someone receives a gift in a Bobby Todd gift bag.

During the Bobby Todd Christmas Open House, be sure to register to win fabulous door prizes, enjoy scrumptious holiday treats, and visit with old friends and make new ones.

Bobby Todd is located in historic downtown Sweetwater, approximately 35 minutes from West Knoxville.  Downtown Sweetwater is a shopper’s paradise with antique shops, ladies’ boutiques, gift stores, and cafés.

For more information regarding the Bobby Todd Christmas Open House, visit and click on the events tab or like us on Facebook.

Please note: Bobby Todd Antiques will be closed from Monday, October 3, through Wednesday, October 5, to prepare for the Christmas Open House.

Bobby Todd Antiques

305 N. Main Street

Sweetwater, TN 37874


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The Town Framery & Gifts Fall Open House

Saturday, October 29th

10 am to 4 pm

town-framery-giftsIt is that special time of year again – the annual Town Framery & Gifts Fall Open House on Saturday, October 29th!  Meet and greet our exciting new artists who will be here along with our old favorites.  Get insight into all of our artists’ techniques, material, and reason for creating such amazing pieces. Missy will be demonstrating the intricate process of long pine needle basket weaving.   

Marianne Gansley will be showing her Piece of Sunshine Designs. Using her 12 years of experience in jewelry design, Marianne makes old things new again by incorporating items like antique buttons, spoons, and watch parts into amazing wearable art. She will have a wonderful display of her unique jewelry for you to find your little piece of sunshine.

Pam George, a self-taught artist, recently discovered the art of collage paper painting, and it became her passion. Each hand torn paper with different marking, texture, and color are collaged to make each piece of artwork created a truly unique original. Pam says each painting is a pure joy to make!

Welcome back to Jane McGinnis Glenn and her extraordinary weave stoneware. Jane has lots of new and wonderful designs ready to share with you!

Our Fall Open House is the time for the big reveal; Christmas décor, gifts, and accessories will be unveiled! Ginger has been working overtime to find that special piece of fall, holiday, or gift item perfect for you. There is truly something for every style and taste.

Enjoy sales tax-free shopping at our Open House as a thank you for supporting the shop throughout the year! You will also receive a 15% framing discount to be used for a future framing order. Please note that no new framing orders are taken during the open house event, but order pick-ups are encouraged and welcomed. Another can’t-miss is Mark’s incredible hors d’oeuvres, which will be served all day!

In preparation for our Open House, the shop will be closed on Friday, October 28th. The staff and volunteers of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to serving you at the Fall Open House on October 29th!

Town Framery & Gifts

12814 Kingston Pike

Farragut, TN 37934


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Beyond the Same Old, Same Old BBQ!

If your backyard BBQs are relying on the same old dogs, patties, and buns, why not spice up your next BBQ with a visit to CH Interiors & Gifts’ gourmet BBQ headquarters and discover how to step up your next BBQ from ordinary to extraordinary?  CH Interiors & Gifts has a wide selection of products that will simply amaze family members and guests alike.

How about their Raspberry Jalapeño all-natural jam?  Not just for breakfast anymore, this raspberry jam can be used to create raspberry jalapeño burgers, vinaigrette, salad dressing, Crock-Pot meatballs, pork tenderloin, and served over baked brie.  In fact, to date, they have sold more than 8,000 jars of their Raspberry Jalapeño Jam.

Try their savory Saltine Cracker Seasonings to create to-die-for burgers.  Or try their special mulling spices to create your very own summertime punches, including Summer Sangria.  Also, be sure to check out their other gourmet BBQ items, including Black Bean Salsa, Mango Salsa, Peach Habanero Jam, Pear Cinnamon Jam, and Strawberry Jalapeño Jam – all perfect as dessert toppings, dips, dressings, seasonings, and marinades.

If it’s time to spice up your life by spicing up your next BBQ, then it’s time to visit your BBQ headquarters at CH Interiors & Gifts.

CH Interiors & Gifts

Raspberry Jalapeno Burgers: Sweet with a bit of heat!

» 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef

» 1/3 cup bread crumbs

» 1/2 cup of Raspberry Jalapeño Jam

» 1/2 teaspoon salt

» 1/2 teaspoon pepper

» 6 large basil leaves, chopped

» 1/4 cup fetta cheese, chopped

Mix all ingredients together, form into patties, and grill to your liking. The same recipe is also great for meatloaf!

CH Interiors & Gifts

12556 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37934


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Solid Hardwood Furniture: The Classic and Timeless Choice

At Amish Excellence, discover an unlimited selection of authentic, hand-crafted Amish furniture that will complement any décor and design preferences in your home.  In addition to shaker, mission, or craftsman style furniture, we also offer a large selection of exceptional hardwood furniture in modern, contemporary, and Asian-inspired styles.  And as more American furniture manufactures turn to offshore sources, the design, comfort, and unparalleled quality craftsmanship of Amish furniture is more highly sought after than ever before.

For centuries, cherry, oak, maple, walnut, and other American hardwoods have been the preferred selection in fine furniture. Design trends have come and gone, but solid hardwood furniture continues to be the classic choice.

Every piece of our furniture is unique. While many customers prefer a natural hardwood look, others are in search of more dramatic effects that can be produced by our Amish artisans using a variety of special techniques. But a word of caution: Industry terms such as “oak finish” or “cherry finish” often used to describe manufactures’ furniture may refer to a finish or wood tone and not the wood used.  At Amish Excellence, all of our furniture is made from 100% solid hardwood.

American cherry is the most popular hardwood used in bedroom, dining room, and home office furniture and entertainment cabinets.  Walnut, maple, red, and white oak with satin finishes are also popular.

Hardwoods, while elegant, are meant for daily use. Households with small children and pets are no problem for quality solid hardwood furniture. Aristovar Catalyzed Varnish, used on every piece of furniture sold at Amish Excellence, is a state-of-the-art varnish with excellent resistance to water, alcohol, scratching, yellowing, common household spills, and marring. You can keep your furniture looking new by cleaning surfaces with a soft, damp cloth and then wipe dry.  A mild detergent can be used, but avoid cleaners containing ammonia. For added protection, apply a quality furniture polish, without silicone or wax, with a clean, soft cloth.

I invite you to discover the large selection of our hand-crafted, 100% hardwood, Amish made furniture on display at Amish Excellence. Our designers will help you design your new piece and select the hardwood, stain, and finish. You’ll be amazed when you discover that you can purchase custom, hand-crafted, 100% American made hardwood furniture for less than stock furniture found in area showrooms.

Amish Excellence

613 N. Campbell Station Road

Knoxville, TN 37934


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