Our Holiday Open House is tomorrow (November 23rd)!!! Our staff is working to make this year our best ever. All four of our stores are decorated, the entertainment has been set, food is being prepped, children’s crafts are planned and prizes are being put together as you read this!
If you’ve never had the chance to visit our Open House, it’s the party of the year! Each of our locations will be doing something fun and exciting, but the main attraction is Paddington Station. Upon arrival, you receive a door prize ticket and a FREE grand prize drawing ticket- head down to our lower level for the chance to win one of our 8 amazing prizes! As you choose which Grand Prize you hope to win, enjoy cookies paired with coffee from Rogue Valley Roasting Co and our popular wassail.
What else is happening in Paddington, you ask?
From 11am until 3:45pm, a few of our favorite children’s choir’s will be serenading us, then from 4pm until 7pm, our House Band will be playing:
- 11am- Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble
- 12pm- South Medford High
- 1pm- Crater High
- 2pm- Siskiyou Violins
- 3pm- Ashland High School
- 4pm- Ed Dunsavage Trio
The mezzanine ladies have a day of tasty treats planned, including a Sweet and Greet with one of our favorite cookbook authors:
- 11am – 4pm: Tasty Sweet and Savory Treats
- 11am – 4pm: Vintner’s Kitchen BBQ sauces with Chicken and Portobello Mushrooms
- 4pm – 7: Sweet and Greet with Patty Groth from Morning Glory
- 4:30pm – 7: Savory Treats with Vintners Kitchen
Our favorite sweet treat vendors will be joining the fun on the main floor:
- 11am – 2pm: Branson’s Chocolate
- 2pm – 5pm: Lillie Belle Chocolate
- 4:30pm – 7pm: Aunt Laurie’s Sweets
Five of our favorite toy representatives will be joining us for kid (and kid at heart!) friendly fun!
- 11am – 12:30pm – Klutz Pom Pom Puppies
- 12:30pm – 2pm- Ooly Fountain Pen Demo
- 2pm – 3pm – Brainwright Game Demo
- 3pm – 4:30pm- Dot A Dot Demo
- 5pm – 7pm- PlayVisions- Floof and Slow Flo Demo
INSPIRED BY OREGON
Our Inspired By Oregon location has several fun and exciting events happening as well! Our buyers have a day of sweet and savory food tastings all day, accompanied by HillTop Coffee. Our Pendleton Sales Representative, Allison will be joining us and we will be offering Pendleton Whiskey tastings for our friends over 21.
We are also excited to welcome our local authors for book signings, and one of our staff members made a board game to accompany our popular “Choose Your Own Adventure” Oregon Trail books. (If you can travel your way from Independence, Missouri to Oregon- you can be entered to win a set of the book set the game is based on!)
- 11am – 12pm: Alan Amrstrong and Special Guest- OSF Actors Tell Stories
- 12 – 1pm: Deedie Runkle – Scone By Scone
- 1pm- 2:30- Sue DeMarinis- Station Master’s Wife
- 2:30-3:30pm- Daniel Deroux- New History of Shakespeare in Oregon
- 3:30 – 5pm- Oregon Trail Game
PADDINGTON JEWEL BOX
The fashionistas at the Jewel Box have a fun and elegant day planned! We will be hosting complimentary wine tasting with Naumes Family Winery from 1pm to 3pm and Grizzly Peak Winery from 4pm to 6pm. To compliment these amazing wines, we are offering a selection of savory treats.
We’ve saved the best for last- starting on Open House night until December 1st, enter to win our Dream Closet Giveaway!
The Gift of Giving continues! Meet a few of our sales representatives and learn more about some of our giving companies. Continuing our global theme, we are offering globally inspired treats and crafts for the young and young at heart.
- 11am- Maasai-Inspired Beaded Bracelets
- 12pm- Peruvian Inspired Froggy Coin Toss
- 1pm – Arabic Number Game
- 2pm- Asian Wish Tree
- 3pm – 5:30pm – Flying Wishes Paper
We are excited to welcome our friend, Ellie Alexander who will be signing her books (based in Ashland!!) at her “Sweet and Greet”, as well as Deedie Runkle, who is representing Angelica Ruppe- learn more about Angelica here: https://mklm.org/musoma-musings/
All six of our Non-Profit partners will be joining us – come meet them and see why these non-profits are special to us:
- 11am – 12pm – St. Vincent de Paul
- 12pm – 1pm- Ashland Emergency Food Bank
- 1pm – 2pm- Family Nurturing Center
- 2pm – 3pm- Friends of the Animal Shelter
- 3pm – 4pm- Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team
- 4pm – 5pm- Jackson County Foster Care
We hope to see you, help us kick off the holiday season in style!!!