Piqua is located on Interstate 75 and is easily accessible by car. Approximate driving distance to Piqua are below:
Dayton 1/2 hour
Lima 1 hour
Cincinnati 1 1/2 hours
Toledo 2 hours
Indianapolis 2 hours
Cleveland 3 1/2 hours
From Interstate 75,
Take the US-36 exit, EXIT 82, toward Urbana/Piqua
Turn WEST (left when coming from the South) onto E Ash St/US-36 W.
Stay straight to go onto E Ash ST/OH-185
Take the 1st right onto N Main St.
405 N Main St is on the right (If you reach W. Greene Street, you’ve gone a little too far)
Street parking is limited in front of the store. Public Parking is located behind the store building.
Free Public Parking is available off of Ash before you turn onto N Main St. There are parking lots on both sides of Ash directly across from each other. See the Map attached to the email. Parking is highlighted in blue on the map.
DIDN’T REGISTER? – YOU CAN STILL PAY AT THE DOOR!
We have over 80 registrations for the event and expect another 40 to 50 people to pay at the door. You can still attend the event by paying $5.00 at the door. A boxed Lunch will NOT be available, but attached to the email is a map of local restaurants that are within walking distance of the store.
RESTAURANTS WITH-IN WALKING DISTANCE
Susie’s Big Dipper (Ice Cream & Sandwiches) 323 North Main Street
Mulligan’s Pub (Sports Bar) 110 W High St. (corner of High & Main)
Z’s Food & Spirits (Sports Bar) 319 North Wayne St. (Corner of Wayne & Ash)
Michalo’s (Pizza & Wings) 413 N. Main Street
Lighthouse Cafe 213 N Main Street
Beppo Uno Pizzeria & Tattoria 414 W. Water Street
Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees (dessert option) 122 W High Street
If you have any questions, just shoot me a contact using the tab at the top of this page.
I’m amid a big box & move-it project for the installation of wood floors on the first floor. And, I also need to begin preparing for the weekend show. I think that I will have two trees plus a full table … mixing antique, vintage and contemporary items. I’m planning to concentrate on “onsies” … things that just aren’t worth the time to list them online. I have a number of signed folk art pins and things, single ornaments from my collection etc. For example, I have a huge rolling bin of “extras”that I don’t think I’ve opened since about 2005! And, I have retail merchandise that has never made it online due to my extended illness. Look for lots of bargain pricing … I seriously need to downsize both personally and business-wise. Need a full size 7 ft pre-lit tree? Got one of those stored on the third floor of Apple Tree. I’ll make you a real deal if you can haul it away on Saturday! LOL
I will be bringing things that cover all 4 seasons. In other words, 365 days of the year! Hope to meet you in Piqua!
I confess. I have a thing for tinsel. Not just any tinsel, mind you. I want that wonderful, heavy metal stuff from my childhood, those silvery strands that my father patiently hung on the tree one by one.
What incredible dedication. And, what a magical sight to behold! Mom certainly did not have time for that! Taking down the tree was just as time consuming. Off they came one by one to be carefully flattened and saved for another year.
What is the best selling item at Celebrate365.com? Surprisingly, it’s not an ornament! In fact, it is traditional German icicle-style tinsel.How did this tradition begin in our little family? I never knew. Since decorating the tree was Dad’s domain, I think that tinsel must have been a Mitchell family tradition remembered from his own childhood Christmases in Dayton, Ohio.Wow! Have you ever seen so many icicles?
I know that tinsel or lametta originated in Germany in the early 1600s. German glassblowers from the Lauscha region crafted crystal ornaments, some looked just like icicles. When the candles were lit on the tree, oh how those icicles glistened! As the years passed, craftsmen created icicles from tin and even silver. By the 1920s, the time when my grandfather Edgar Mitchell was celebrating Christmas in Dayton, Ohio with his wife and children, German craftsmen had invented lametta, tinsel icicles made from lead. My grandmother’s family was German-speaking. Perhaps that’s how my father’s love for a Christmas tree dripping in tinsel began.
The Holiday Issue is Coming … It’s at the printer in Erie, Pennsylvania with the final proof approved today.
Here’s sneak peek of the covers. Artist Michael Storrings created the art deco inspired cover illustration especially for this issue of Celebrate365. Santa flies through an art deco sky as his reindeer leap and bound, anticipating the task ahead. Non-traditional holiday hues –black, gray, white, gold, pink and fuchsia – lend a dreamlike quality and set the scene for the gift-filled morning to come.
Inside the Issue:
Meet Joellen Church, Landmark-Creations ornaments
Christopher Radko writes about how to decorate your dream tree.
All Decked Out for the Holidays, a century of change
Behind the Design with Maggie’s Memories
della Robbia, a Renaissance-Inspired Williamsburg Tradition
Pages and pages of Christmas-themed ornaments and folk art