SAGE Eldercare will hold its first “Shop for SAGE” event on Thursday, May 3 from 10 am to 7 pm at 290 Broad Street in Summit.  Local artisans will be on hand to sell elegant handbags, chic fashion and jewelry, fabulous artwork, homemade treats, dazzling stationery, fragrant lotions and soaps and more!

“We are very excited to bring together some unique vendors who are willing to help support SAGE Eldercare services and programs,” stated Dawn Knill, Director of Development for SAGE.  “This is a great opportunity for getting the perfect Mother’s Day gift, graduation presents, year-end teacher gifts and more,” she added.

Some of the local vendors include:

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Beijo Bags – Patricia Conover, Chatham

Beijo Bags has an array of beautiful handbag and accessory collections, all personally designed by Susan Handley.  Whether you prefer elegant, patent leather-like materials with pearlized, high gloss finishes —soft, sumptuous suede-like fabrics — reversible micro-fiber — or embossed faux leathers, Beijo has a variety of styles for you or the woman in your life!  You’ll love our extensive color palette and contemporary designs.  Enjoy our stunning portfolio of handbags and coordinating accessories, specifically designed to accommodate your lifestyle needs without sacrificing an ounce of style.  Beijo Bags can be found online at www.beijobags.com.

Jams by Kim – Kim Osterhoudt, Hillsborough

Jams by Kim are not ordinary jams, they are made by hand, the traditional way, using the care and attention your Grandmother might have used to make her very best Jams.  The company uses fresh fruits and vegetables and their jams are all natural, and do not contain artificial ingredients or preservativesJams by Kim’s location in central New Jersey, also known as the “Garden State,” provides easy access to locally grown blueberries, cranberries, peppers, apples, tomatoes, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables.  Check out more about Jams by Kim at www.jamsbykim.com.

SAGE Resale Shop – Rose Rittweger, Summit

Featuring a variety of goods, the SAGE Resale Shop always has lots of interesting, unique items in the store.  The shop’s unusual variety and exceptional quality of goods, along with reasonable prices, have attracted shoppers and collectors since it opened its doors in 1959.  For this sale, they will be bringing a collection of items from the shop, possibly to include housewares, jewelry, bric-a-brac, collectibles, and books.  Be sure to stop by and see what treasures you can find!  More information on the shop can be found at www.sageeldercare.org.

The Blue Bird -- Alison McNerney, Mendham

Alison McNerney’s granny had fabulous style – her heart was always covered with sparkle, her fingers glittered, her ears were weighted with color and her presence was heard before she entered a room as her arms jingled as bangles and bracelets made their music.  And so began her introduction to the power of costume jewelry.  The Blue Bird is a collection of vintage jewelry from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Many of the pieces are signed:  Miriam Haskell, Hattie Carnegie, Alice Caviness, Vendome, Trifari, Hobe, to name a few.  Vintage jewelry tends to be bold, fanciful, whimsical, and fun – it is jewelry that, as Rachel Zoe says, “starts a conversation.”  So, some to the sale to start a conversation with Alison from The Blue Bird!

Additionally, Jojo’s Bags & Things (Johanna Fiorito-Hale, New Providence), Sandella Art (Sandy Marmorato, Summit), Secret Garden Soap of Madison (Tracee Palmer, Madison), Take A Bough, Inc. (Kathleen Clingan, Chatham), The Bean Bag (Binita Kraus, Chatham), The Dessert Ladies (Lindsay Keogh, Scotch Plains), and TMC’s Boutique (Linda Tribuna, Stirling) will be on hand to offer their merchandise for sale.

There is no entrance fee for the event and the building is handicap accessible.  For more information, please contact Gaye Dogru at 908.598.5504 or email gdogru@sageeldercare.org.