Metro-East Living

Seek out vintage goods Sunday at Art in the Barn in O’Fallon

A little girl’s new pet can be easy to carry around. These creative zippered bags are $12.99 at Ben’s in downtown Belleville.
A little girl’s new pet can be easy to carry around. These creative zippered bags are $12.99 at Ben’s in downtown Belleville.

Fezziwig’s in O’Fallon continues a great shopping experience with its Art in the Barn Series from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. This time, the theme is Vintage Inspirations. Visit with talented local artists and vendors who will sell their vintage or vintage-inspired goods inside unique barn space in back of Fezziwig’s. Participants include Peonies & Milk, Flora Eudora vintage aprons, hats and other wares, and many others. Bring your checkbook or cash. Plus, wine by the glass will be available for purchase.

I start fall decorating slowly, adding a basket with fall leaves to a bookcase, for example. At Pier 1 Imports in Fairview Heights, the Shimmer Orange Pumpkin, $9.95, caught my eye. It’s about 6 inches tall and round. You won’t need to light this pumpkin — its sparkling finish brightens any room. Plus, add a set of eight small colored pumpkins (3-by-3 inches) decorated with stripes and spots for $12.95.

Basket Case in Belleville and Lebanon has one magnificent cuff bracelet by Brighton. The Christo is really three cuffs in one: wear the wide filigree bracelet (in four silver or gold tone patterns) alone or with your choice of a colored leather band underneath it. Then, reverse the leather band for another color. The cuff with a leather band is $78. Add another leather band in another color combo for $15.

Little girls can carry their newest pet around anywhere with Sassy Kidz Fashion purses. Shaped liked everything from sea horses and kittens to turtles and foxes, the bags are quilted and appliqued. You’ll find them for $12.99 at Ben’s in downtown Belleville.

Sign up now for a miniature garden workshop on Sept. 22 at Sandy’s Back Porch in Belleville. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. Choose from a selection of items so the miniature garden you create is uniquely yours and then be guided through the process. Cost is $35 and includes everything you need. Wine and treats available, too.

Now through Saturday, the TOCO resale shop in Belleville is holding its season changeover bag sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in, pick up a provided bag and fill it with your choices for $5. On Saturday, the cost is $4. The store will then close until Wednesday, when it reopens with new bargains.

CVS Pharmacy in Swansea (check other locations, too) has molded Halloween can holders with beastly fingers wrapped around them. You slip your fingers into the scary ones for a fun look. Each is $3.99.

Stock up on jewelry and accessories on the cheap at Claire’s at St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights. Buy three items and get three free on anything in the shop through Sept. 30.

Guys: Take $25 off Johnston & Murphy footwear through Sunday at Dillard’s at the mall.

Classic crew-neck cardigans for $25 (regularly $49.95) at Lane Bryant at the mall. In-store only sale good through Sunday. Colors vary.