Christmas Sampler
Christmas Sampler
at Better Living Center
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
(GPS- 875 Memorial Avenue, Gate 9 Entrance)

Nov. 15-17, 2013

Friday 12:00 to 7:00
Saturday 9:00 to 5:00
Sunday 10:00 to 4:00

$8 adults; $1 children under 12
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Woodcarvings by Laury Nichols

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Earrings by Rachel Gates

Nov. 15th, 16th & 17th, 2013

Above: Illustration by Tracy Lizotte,

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Join Rite Aid for a wellness event with FREE health screenings to help you live well. Screenings will include; COPD Risk Assessment, Diabetes Risk Assessment and Blood Pressure. Flu and pneumonia shots will also be available.* Plus, talk to a pharmacists about your health and wellness questions.
Prizes, fun and MUCH MORE all from Rite Aid!
*While supplies last. Covered by most insurance plans
including Medicare Part B. SENIORS are especially welcome t
at this wonderful addition to our show!

Below see Sheryl Blais gold and semi-precious, crocheted gold necklace and Kurt Meyer's intricate boxes for that special person in your life. To the right is a polar fleece jacket that is stylish enough for work and comfortable to wear to the market by Marie Crecenz. Let one of Debbie Wetzel's hand painted boards lend some holiday charm to your decorating.

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Chong Lim of Island Deisgns is with us this holiday season. Why not decorate with orignal artwork? Or purchase some special notecards?


Visit Jeaninne Kincaid a new glass
artisan this year


Brilliant jewelry fashioned from gold plated and silver spoons and forks make an unusual and beautiful gift for you or your loved ones by Forkedelic


Holiday Paintings by Cheryl Normandie are a great way to bring Season's Greetings into your home.


Find charming beautiful original holiday greeting cards and know that you are buying from local artist Elvira Para
www.ekpdesign.com

Kurt Jindela brings a new line of beautifully handcrafted leather purses and bags.

Child tested handmade heirloom puzzle toys for your kids by Alan Davis of www.puzzle-factory.com

We Wish to thank

For donating the use of wheelchairs for our less mobile patrons

Looking for an evening wrap that can go from casual to elegant? Come and see the warm and wonderful clothing of Marilyn Wald

Add some whimsy to your home with an original or print from Toadbriar Designs' Houndton Tabby (Downtown Abbey) series

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Be sure to find and try one of the unique hats from our custom millliners, pictured here a hat by Karen McKeegan, The Vermont Mad Hatter

 

Parkhurst Chase

 

Try having handmade only ornaments on your tree to celebrate the holidays, start with a handcarved mouse by Laury Nichols

 

Start a Christmas tradition with handpainted glass ornaments by Thelma Hamilton

Lynn Desmarais created many painted gourds for your holiday decorating


Clay ornaments by Clayton Fulkerson


Special Room Block:
Our Restaurant Dinner Partners

2013 Sampler Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 15
Saturday, Nov. 16
Sunday, Nov. 17
4:00 p.m.   2:00 p.m.

Make a Living Martini

Shake up your holiday table, or stir up a friend, with a "Living Martini! We start with a repurposed glass, add easy care succulents or air plants, a jigger of angel moss, and splash of your own creative flair, then finish it off with the garnish of your choice. You will go home with a cute holiday decoration or gift for a special friend

Music by Dan Torres Holiday Music all Day

 

Join Rite Aid for a wellness event with FREE health screenings to help you live well. Screenings will include : COPD Risk Assessment, Diabetes Risk Assessment and Blood Pressure. Flu and pneumonia shots will be available.

 

Make a Living Martini

See Friday listing.

Join Rite Aid for a wellness event with FREE health screenings to help you live well. Screenings will include : COPD Risk Assessment, Diabetes Risk Assessment and Blood Pressure. Flu and pneumonia shots will be available.

     
4:30- 6:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.  

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Courtesy of
Pioneer Valley Wines
in Hatfield, MA & Mineral Hill Winery

Featuring wines that will enhance the holidays.

 

WMAS Dina McMahon broadcasting live near
door 7 lots of fun & prizes

Gourds, From Field to Fine Art

Learn the history and use of gourds past and present. Learn different methods of cleaning in and outside. See the tools used in creating artistic gourds. There will be hands on use of woodburners on an actual gourd project.

New England lace Group- Linda Sheff -Demo

 

The Red Cross asks that you please remember to give blood, to help victims of the typhoon.

 
New England lace Group- Linda Sheff -Demo  
The Red Cross asks that you please remember to give blood, to help victims of the typhoon.
     

Visit the Miniature Christmas Village
While you are at the show be sure to visit the Holiday Miniature village. Each house was constructed by hand by Beverly Kidder and help from the Mini's R Us, a National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. Take a step back in time to see a village in Western Mass., circa 1897, preparing for their country Christmas.

Map of venue for 2013

Christmas Shows Awarded "200 Best Status" by Sunshine Artist

Christmas Sampler Craft Fair

 

See a WWLP Video about the Sampler

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To get to the Better Living Center

From Eastern Mass via Mass Pike: west to Exit 4, south on Rt. 5 to Rt. 147, west 1 mile
From Albany Area via Mass Pike: east to Exit 4, south on Rt. 5 to Rt. 147, west 1 mile
From Connecticut via I-91: north to Exit 3 to Rt. 5 north to Rt. 147, west 1 mile ... or north to Exit 3, follow Rt. 57 west to Rt. 159, north to Rt. 147 east
From Vermont, New Hampshire via I-91: south to Exit 13B, south on Rt. 5 to Rt. 147, west 1 mile.
For GPS Systems use the following address:

875 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089
Enter the ESE Grounds at either Gate 9 or 2.

 

 

 

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