Fine Art Lecture Series

Thanks to everyone who came out to last week’s fine art lecture on Velasquez. This week we’ll be hearing about Poussin, the Father of the French Academy. Come and bring friends! 6-7:30pm on Thursday at our store in the Riverwoods. Admission is free.

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Fine Art Lecture Series

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Ten Little-Known Facts about the Book of Mormon

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Lecture by Reid Moon

Monday, February 1
7-8 pm at Zion’s Mercantile
Call 801-802-6064 for reservations
Admission is free

This year’s course of study in Gospel Doctrine class is the Book of Mormon, so we thought it would be fun to have a “Book of Mormon” fireside to start off the new year. Reid Moon will give a presentation called, “Ten Little-Known Facts About the Book of Mormon.”

During this presentation, Reid will share several interesting facts about the Book of Mormon and answer questions like, “Why was there no Third or Fourth Nephi in the first edition Book of Mormon?” He will also show copies of the Book of Mormon belonging to Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith and Samuel Smith. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Framed Bible Pages

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This year, we have a very special gift idea for loved ones: a framed page from a 1500s Bible. Our rare book collector Reid Moon has several original Bibles, printed in the 1500s, and brought over to America by the pilgrims. Because some of these Bibles are incomplete (missing large portions), we are able to remove individual pages and frame them for our customers.

Come choose a page that is meaningful to you and have it framed in-store. Bible pages start at $150.

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Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

If you’re like us, you have all kinds of people on your gift lists this year: storytellers, neighbors, artists-in-the-making, missionaries, historians, troublemakers…

To make your gift-giving easier, we’ve gathered some of our favorite products to help you find the perfect gift for each person on your list. Here are three of our favorites. Come by the store to see our other gift guides.

IMG_6414For the Romantic

  • Large Welsh Wool throw in three tartan plaids $88.00
  • Fresh chestnuts $5.50
  • Chestnut knife $5.50
  • Stoneware mug for hot cocoa or soup $12.00

IMG_6418For the Adventurer

  • Cities of the World map book $19.99
  • World globe cache (it opens!) $16.50
  • Deer slingshot $7.50
  • Telescope keychain $7.25

IMG_6420-1For the New Mommy

  • Heirloom Swaddler (printed as a birth certificate to embroider with baby’s information) $32.00
  • Wee Folks Bible $6.95
  • Bunny bookends $44.00
  • New Mommy IOU tokens $7.80

All of these products are available in the store or by ordering over the phone (801-802-6064). Stop by to see all our other gift guides as well. Happy gifting!

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Silent Night, Holy Night…

Heritage NativityWe spend a lot of time in our store thinking about heritage, about our ancestors, about where they came from and what their stories were. Many of us don’t get the chance to visit those far-off lands, so we wanted to bring their traditions to you this year!

We’ve searched high and low to find the best creches and Christmas traditions from around the globe. We’ve found woodworkers in Norway who hand-carve and paint each piece of their nativities (pictured above). We’ve worked with porcelain artists in Limoges, France to bring in delicate lucioles with glowing holiday scenes. We’ve hunted down Swedish advent wreaths with candles for each of the Sundays before Christmas. We’ve waited anxiously as our German pyramid nativities, hand-carved and hand-painted, shipped across the ocean. And we can’t wait for you to see them all!

Our goal was to bring meaningful nativities from a variety of price ranges and a variety of cultures. We hope you’ll find something that will become a family heirloom, one that helps your whole family feel close and share rich memories of those who came before.

French Porcelain Lucioles (tea light candle included): $50

Swedish Advent Wreaths (candles sold separately): $22.50

German Christmas Pyramids: prices vary by size

 

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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire…

As the weather gets chilly, we look to classic traditions to stay warm. We sip hot chocolate around the fireplace, bundle up in fleece scarves and mittens, and snuggle into thick blankets while watching the snow fall outside.

May we suggest a new Christmas tradition to warm up around this year?

Roasting chestnuts! We sing about it in carols, but have you ever tried them? This is the year to add this classic holiday tradition to your Christmas celebrations! They make a great family night treat and a one-of-a-kind gift to neighbors.

We’ve got everything you need to start:

FRESH CHESTNUTS
Chestnuts are soft, sweet and earthy. They can be cooked in a variety of ways, and are great in stuffing, glazes, or on their own. $5.50 per packet

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ROASTING PANS
Roast your chestnuts over a fire, in the oven, or on the stove with these professional-grade carbon steel pans.
$23.00

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Make new Christmas memories this year with fresh roasted chestnuts. Visit our store or order over the phone.

Happy December!

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