Bud Ellis, founder of Horsin’ Around Carving School, Soddy Daisy, will share his woodworking/sculpting talent with folks who stop by Vintage and More on The Blvd.’s Holiday Open House on Saturday from 4-8 p.m.
Mr. Ellis, who brought the Coolidge Park and Chattanooga Zoo carousels to life, will use a 1900’s era, foot-powered jigsaw to make souvenirs for several lucky open house attendees. The event will take place during Red Bank’s 2017 Christmas Parade and Festival. The store is at 3874 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank.
During the woodworking demo, Mr. Ellis and his wife Judy will entertain questions about the jigsaw, carving carousel animals and more. The demo will take place in the back of the store, which is co-owned by two Chattanooga-born sisters, Peggy Roe and Deborah Baldridge. The Ellis's are among 40 vendors who have booths filled with antiques, art, crafts, home décor, jewelry, wearables, etc., at Vintage and More.
“We are delighted to have Bud and Judy join us for the evening,” said Ms. Roe. “I think people will really enjoy seeing the jigsaw at work and learning about local history.”
There will be hot cider, cocoa and light snacks. Also, people who bring a Toys For Tots present during the open house will be eligible to win a $50 Vintage and More gift certificate.
“We want to make sure that box is full of toys when we turn it back in,” said Ms. Baldridge.
The fact that their store is bustling with activity at the end of 2017 is cause for celebration, too. Just after its grand opening earlier this year, the building was struck by a car. The store was closed for repairs for several weeks, but the two sisters made good on their vow to re-open.
Ms. Baldridge and Ms. Roe invite everyone to stop in and enjoy the cozy charm that Vintage and More offers to locals and people from all over the world who are stopping by to shop this holiday season.