We want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We are well aware that in the midst of festivities and lights and music that everyday challenges can come crashing in, and are even intensified when lived amid the backdrop of a celebration. Pain is real, whether it’s from the death of a loved one, a broken relationship, financial hardship, or illness.
In our home, we were recently preparing for guests and Diana had cleaned our house in preparation. All was going well until **crash**– down comes our Christmas tree right in the middle of our living room. Ornaments everywhere. Guests arriving soon. A tree laying sideways for all to see. Can you feel the stress building?
I was able to upright the heavy tree. Three of the four legs were still strong, so we leaned the tree against the wall. We rehung the ornaments and fluffed the tinsel. If I hadn’t told you you might not even know. Broken things can be redeemed.
Which brings me to the message of Christmas. There is hope — an expectant waiting for something that is certainly going to be, and it will be glorious and good. “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Jesus was born to save us. To rescue us from all that keeps us from a personal relationship with God. To give pupose to both the joyous things and to the hard things in life.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas, –Brett, Diana and Gwen, owners
There are many new items in store as we prepare for GREEN Friday (our store’s version of Black Friday.) There are many items specific to Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, gifting, and then all the usual great finds. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanksgiving week hours Mon-Wed 10a-6pm; Thanksgiving closed; GREEN Friday 7am-7pm; Saturday 9a-6pm.
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The Valley Park Resale and Flea Market will host a special day of savings Friday,. November 25, 7am to 7pm. Over 30 vendors will offer special discounts on hundreds — maybe thousands — of items. Home goods, games and toys, decor, antiques and vintage, clothing, greeting cards, scented tarts and soaps, collectibles, sports memorabilia, and books — the list is way too long! Shoppers can also enter a door prize drawing for Flea Cash gift certificates, and can make donations to directly benefit a family aided by Circle of Concern.
A special display will showcase new and like new giftable items. This is a great way to complete your Christmas shopping without breaking the bank. “Everyone is interested in savings this year, and buying new and like new items from our vendors is a great way to do just that,” says Diana Stone, one of the owners. “While some people are able to buy the latest and greatest, we find that most folks prefer to get great items at great prices — and you can’t beat us for that!”
The Valley Park Resale and Flea Market is an indoor market open six days each week since March. Located on Hwy 141 at Marshall Road, ¼ mile north of Hwy 44 in the Karaoke building. The entrance is behind the building, then up steps to the 2nd floor. Plenty of free parking is available behind, beside, and in front of the building. For more information about the Market, call 636 nine two three 8696.
Ok, our weather went from mild to chilly — I suppose we’ll get used to it (again). But the change also reminds us that Thanksgiving, and all the enjoyment of celebrating the season of color, is here, too.
Our vendors have provided a cornucopia of fall-themed items, with only a few shown in these photos. Come and by, visit a while, and check out the great finds. You’ll be thankful you did!
You can find this and so much more at the Valley Park Resale and Flea Market, 20 Meramec Station Road, Hwy 141 at Marshall 1/4 mile North of Hwy 44. Open Mon-Friday 10-7pm, Saturday 9-6pm, closed Sundays.
DVDs that would be great for a Halloween-themed movie night:
Comedy: * Scary Movie 3, comedy (Charlie Sheen, Eddie Griffin, Queen Latifa.) * “Moron from Outer Space” –and– “Alien from LA” double feature (supermodel Kathy Ireland)
Horror and blood and guts: *1408, horror and suspese (John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, written by Stephen King) * Sweeney Todd, horror (Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Sacha Baron Cohen) *Amityville Horror (haunting and horror)
Far-out themes: *Hancock (Will Smith) unrated edition Classic scary tales: * Sherlock Holmes (10 films and 5 TV episodes) collectors edition (very nice!) *Sherlock Holmes “The Women in Green”, suspense from 1945 *Sherlock Holmes “Faces Death”, suspence from 1943 (Chinese subtitles and packaging) *Sherlock Homes “Dressed to Kill” , suspense from 1946 *Sherlock Holmes “Dressed to Kill” and “Terror by Night”, with remastered surround sound, 1946
You can find these six days a week at the Valley Park Resale and Flea Market, 20 Meramec Station Road, Hwy 141 at Marshall Road. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-6, Sunday closed.