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Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace 2007

Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace 2007

The Junior League of Nashville is proud to announce the start of a new tradition, Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace. Held Nov. 15-17 at the Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Rd.), Tis the Season will offer the best in holiday shopping while raising funds to support the Junior League’s mission of enriching the lives of women, children and families.

“The Junior League of Nashville has a longstanding history of highly successful community events dating back to 1922, and we know that Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace will continue in this tradition,” said Mary Rigby, Junior League President. “Some of the most successful marketplace events in the country are presented by Junior Leagues, and the time is now to kick off a marketplace in Middle Tennessee.”

Tis the Season will feature approximately 75 merchants from across the country and offer an array of unique holiday and home décor, food, clothing, toys, jewelry and much more. Co-chaired by Kelly McMullen and Stacy Sullivan-Karrels, this shopping extravaganza will include 26,000 square feet of shopping space.

Examples of merchants include:
–   Princess Linens ( – Hand-made baby clothing and gifts. Suri Cruise has been spotted wearing their dresses. Their crayon roll has been featured in Parents magazine.

–   Savannah Bee Co. ( – Internationally admired for its rare specialty honeys and pure body care products.

–   Kazuri Beads – As seen on Oprah, Kazuri sells hand-made and hand-painted ceramic jewelry and pottery crafted by disadvantaged Kenyan women. Kazuri produces over 5 million beads per year and employs approximately 300 women. The company became a member of the International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) in May 2005 and a Fair Trading Organization in 2006.

–    Elizabeth Brady Jewelry ( – Elizabeth’s line combines the natural beauty of the sea with the world’s most beautiful semiprecious stones and pearls.

–    WEAR’N da BLUES – Designer jeans, including 7 For All Mankind, Citizens Of Humanity Jeans, True Religion Brand Jeans, Rock & Republic, Joe’s Jeans, Hudson Jeans, etc.

Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa a winter wonderland lined with lollypops, gumdrops & other delights at the Santa Snaps event on Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visits will be complimentary. Photos by Danny Bates (child photographer) may be purchased for $15. Space is limited.

Tis the Season days and times are Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission tickets are $8 each and good for one day only. Tickets may be purchased at or at the door. No strollers please.

About The Junior League of Nashville
Founded in 1922, The Junior League of Nashville (JLN) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the Nashville community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Today, JLN has 2,000 members who are active in charitable causes that improve the lives of women, children, and families. JLN has founded many important Nashville resources, including the Junior League Home for Crippled Children in 1923 (now a part of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital), Renewal House and the JLN Children’s Services at the downtown Nashville Public Library. For additional information about JLN, visit or call (615) 269-9393.