TaSA Trading Company is hosting a grand opening celebration for the entire weekend from October 18-20, 2013. With the retail store recently open for business in the Granby Commons Plaza at 518 Salmon Brook St., TaSA brings unique decorating and gift sensibilities to the Farmington Valley.
Friday evening beginning at 5:30 pm, there will be an open house at the showroom with a wine tasting event co-hosted by The Center Spirit Shop and light appetizers prepared by the Peppermill Country Deli and Bakery, both Granby businesses. Visitors will get the opportunity to meet some of the fantastic local and regional artists whose works are displayed and sold in the TaSA Design Center.
The TaSA Trading Company showroom features porcelain sculptures, glassware, jewelry, furniture, home décor, original paintings and a unique combination of pottery splashed with poetry. All the artwork is in line with the TaSA design philosophy explains owner Andrea Siana.
"The artwork and gifts we sell are items that we would display in our own home. TaSA is unique in that is promotes re-purposing of materials into magnificent art. Our artists and craftsmen share our vision, and that's what makes TaSA such a unique shopping and creative experience," she said.
Throughout the weekend, guests can enter to win prizes, and take advantage of great discounts and specials on much of the TaSA merchandise. Just for visiting the store, guests will have the opportunity to win a gift basket of TaSA products valued at over $150. In addition, with any purchase of $50 or greater, shoppers will receive a Hand-Crafted Slump Glass Spoon Rest.
A gift certificate for a Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Workshop is also available as a prize. TaSA Trading Company is the exclusive regional supplier for Miss Mustard Seed products. The unique paint is perfect for refinishing furniture and accessories and fits perfectly with the environmentally friendly TaSA Design Philosophy.
Saturday will feature "Coffee and Conversations" at 10 am for artists and guests. The Peppermill Country Deli and Bakery will be co-hosting the informal chat and will be providing the coffee and pastries.
Some of the artists scheduled to attend are Melinda Morrissette, crafter of glass jewelry from Granby, Dianne Chauvin, a textile artist from Canton, Virginia Briatico, a pastel artist from Unionville, painters Jim Laurino, Carol Deegan and Kate Tortland, as well as woodworker Jean-Luc Godard. All the artists have works for sale and on display in the TaSA Trading Company showroom.
"The store opening has exceeded our expectations, and we are so excited to be able to host this Grand Opening with our partners and share the TaSA vision with even more people," said Siana.
Representatives from the Granby Chamber of Commerce will also be on hand for the ceremonial "Ribbon Cutting," welcoming TaSA Trading Company to the business community. State Senator Kevin Witkos will be on hand to perform the ribbon cutting honors.