Welcome to our Virtual Holiday Showcase! Here you can browse through our collection of specially-selected artists and artisans for unique, special products just in time for the holidays!
Take a look at the descriptions for details about each vendor shop and the images of sample products. If you like what you see, click the “Shop Here” button to be redirected to the vendor’s online store where you can make your purchase! The Virtual Holiday Showcase will be available from November 24 to December 20 ONLY. So plan ahead to get your gifts for loved ones or something for yourself!
For questions, please contact the vendor directly through the contact information available on their website.
ALLERTON PARK & RETREAT CENTER
You can now shop your favorite Allerton mementos through our online store! Choose from our collection of books, gift certificates, drinkware, and more! Purchase a gift for a fellow Allerton enthusiast, or find a present for yourself. Items are available for purchase by calling 217-333-3287 between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. (Shipping is available for additional cost. Arrangements can be made for curbside pick-up.) Pro tip: We often have limited quantities of inventory so if you see something you like, be sure to purchase soon!
Andrea Rudisill Fine Art
Andrea Rudisill is a local artist specializing in realistic oil paintings and giclée prints. Andrea explores a variety of themes with her work, from large, dramatic sky landscapes, to still life paintings of beautiful beer and cocktail glasses in inviting settings. A love of craft beer, and an appreciation for nature are evident in her works. Rendered with a focus on vibrant colors and bold contrasts, her work creates a lovely focal point in any room.
Bespoke Gift Company
We are Bespoke Gift Company, and we make custom gifts. We have an exclusive holiday collection that we make in our shop on the square in Monticello, Illinois. This year we are debuting our Main Street America Christmas Village which is designed and inspired from the Monticello historic courthouse square. We also have a line of LED light boxes that are winter and Christmas-themed, and we have ornaments along with a variety of gifts and stocking stuffers.
We are a small business located on a farmstead in Central Illinois. We strive to create one-of-a-kind pieces, made by hand, to power your style. Our goal is to help you flourish in your aesthetic, and show your spirit. Check out our blog for the rest of the story on how we started, where we draw our inspiration, and to shop with us! Thank you for your interest,
Phoebe Baker, Owner and Creator.
BlackJack Wordsmithing & Publishing
Cassidy is bored. Very bored. None of Mommy’s and Daddy’s ideas sound fun, certainly not taking a walk in an elaborate park full of art and colorful flowers. When no one else is looking, though, Cassidy spies a fluttering fairy peeking out from an evergreen hedge. Can Dayana help Cassidy see all the beauty and excitement around her? Children’s author Jillian Duchnowski encourages imagination and brings your favorite Allerton statues to life in this fanciful fairy tale set at Allerton Park & Retreat Center. This book is perfect for ages 4-8.
C. Stoerger Designs
C. Stoerger Designs is an artwork, illustration and design studio in Central Illinois. Cara’s current focus is on fabric art; specifically, felted wool, ribbon and lace paintings on high-end fabrics such as silk or velvet. Her portfolio contains various sizes of pastel paintings and watercolors and she takes commissions for custom portraits and paintings in both mediums. She has taught workshops for the Monticello Area Arts Council for the past 8 years and will be adding online painting workshops to her list of endeavors beginning late in the fall of 2020. Cara has also written and illustrated several children’s books which can be found through her website.
Beautiful awe-inspired en plein air landscape oil paintings in small and large sizes. These artworks leave you delighted and happy and will grace your walls and give you joy for years to come. Also, gouache paintings mounted in floating glass frames, 8″ x 10″ limited edition giclee prints. Tiny arts to collect and build a unique wall display with or keep them on show on your bookshelves or in your china cabinet. Many of the works were created onsite at Allerton or in nearby towns and neighborhoods.
Coming Home Candles
Coming Home Candles sells a variety of soy container candles and wax melts in unique scents. In business since 2007, owner, Stephanie, has been making candles since 2002.
Cordial Alpacas is a small farm in Clinton, Illinois, that specializes in creating lovely, fun, and practical products from the wonderfully soft fiber of its 5 alpacas. By needle felting the fiber with great attention to detail, we have created life-like birds, miniature pigs, adorable snowmen, beautiful brooches, and more! The needle felted succulents and cactus make fantastic gifts for family, friends, and coworkers!For those who enjoy locally-made, eco-friendly, unique, and practical items, we have 100% alpaca dryer balls, bookmarks, car diffusers, and hand crocheted scarves.
CRAFTS 2 THRILL
Unique, one-of-a-kind, creative, handmade gifts to give, to keep, and to thrill you. Our shop features the best of the best — home Decor, rosaries, scarves, centerpieces, garden stakes, and jewelry! Using glass, ceramics, canvas, paint, beads, and yarn, etc. we hope to make you smile. Home Decor, rosaries, scarves, centerpieces, garden stakes, and jewelry!
F. Replinger Photography
F. Replinger Photography will have a variety of fine art photography goods for sale this holiday season including limited edition 2021 calendars inspired by Allerton and Central Illinois! There will also be framed prints, canvas prints, magnets, canvas prints, and aluminum prints.
Gullo Glass Work
Fused art glass created by Ed Gullo. Includes plates, bowls, items to mount on the wall, transparent items for hanging in the window, nightlights, switch and outlet covers, soap dishes, new mosaic bowls.
Mimi's Book Art
Mimi’s Book Art upcycles books into custom works of art! Personalized folded books make unique gifts and great conversation pieces when added to your home décor.
Phil Strang Artist
Phil paints on glass as well as canvas. He primarily sells prints and cards of his paintings thru Fine Art America but also sells originals thru direct contact. His subject matter varies widely from his impressionistic landscapes and portraits on glass to his variety of abstracts on canvas. He also has his new 2021 calendar, with 13 animal paintings!
Pollen and Pastry
At Pollen and Pastry we create textural, romantic flowers and distinctive desserts to help you celebrate life’s special moments. Specializing in locally grown flowers, made from scratch desserts and natural handmade products, we believe that every moment deserves celebrating. Whether that means a vase of fresh flowers for your kitchen table, a box of macarons to gift to a friend, or a beautiful candle to enjoy. We can help! Especially for the holiday season, enjoy seasonal dessert flavors, evergreen wreaths and various natural gift items.
Rooted Bindings sells unique journals, notebooks, art books and albums. Each item is handmade right here in Central Illinois.
Salt Prairie Photograpghy
I recently started Salt Prairie Photography as a way to sell prints of nature and wildlife photos I’ve taken around the Champaign-Urbana area over the last few years. Allerton is one of my favorite places to photograph and I have a number of prints available in a variety of sizes.
Secret Gardens CU
Cris Hughes, the artist behind Secret Gardens CU, creates her natural compositions by first foraging for flora and fauna from various ecosystems and seasons. She dries her botanicals to maintain their three dimensional shape and color, and uses specimen pens to situate them in her art. The works created from these objects relish in the tiny details and whimsical architecture of nature. Both original compositions, as well as prints in a variety of formats (canvas, mugs, greeting cards), are available for purchase.
The Simple Palette
The Simple Palette is a paper goods & gifts company owned by local artist, Priscilla Putman. Each one of our greeting cards, notepads, and tea towels begins as an original, watercolor illustration & hand lettered design! Our small batch paper goods & screen printed flour sack towels are made right here in Illinois, and packaged with care in our little studio. Every piece is a labor of love, to ensure that gifting with The Simple Palette is a delight for the giver & receiver alike.
Smart Owl Coffee
Smart owl coffee is a women owned and family operated business based in Springfield, Illinois. We use peer reviewed scientific journals as guides in formulating health supplement infused organic coffee blends. All of our coffee is ethically and sustainably sourced.
I make contemporary beaded jewelry using traditional techniques. All bracelets are made on a beading loom while necklaces & earrings are hand sewn. The beads I use are the highest quality so I can execute my designs. In addition, I have a line of statement earrings in polymer clay that are light weight, fun & trendy. With a price range from $10-$150, I offering something for everyone and perfect for gift giving.