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48th Gathering Highlights

Jenni Hayes and I (Lori Showalter) had the pleasure of representing Crownplace Brands and Aladdin at the 48th Gathering, in Louisville, Kentucky just a few weeks ago. We had a great time seeing some friendly, familiar faces as well as meeting plenty of new folks as well!

At the Crownplace table this year, we offered mix-and-match glue-ups for the 2nd time. This is something we only offer at Gatherings. For this special offer, we have “seconds” pieces of bowls and feet that people can choose from to create their own unique lamp, mixing colors and styles. Then, we glue the font up for them on the spot as they watch. In about 15 minutes, the glue is dry enough for them to take it with them.  This year, anyone who bought a mix-and-match lamp was entered into a drawing for one of the Signature Series Cobalt Grand Vertique lamps. The winner was very excited!  Check out some of the unique combinations we created this year! You won’t find these for sale anywhere!

We also had t-shirts for sale as well as some scrap lamp pieces that aren’t quite good enough to be used for lamps, but could be used for some other creative projects, such as flower pots, display stands, etc.! Check out what we did with a few pieces below (left)!

We hope to see everyone in Springfield, Missouri in 2022!

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48th Annual Gathering

We are looking forward to attending the 48th Gathering of the Aladdin Knights of the Mystic Light in Louisville, Kentucky! It will be so nice to see everyone we missed when the event was canceled last year due to Covid-19. This year’s gathering will be held at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center from June 20-27.

If you aren’t registered now, you will want to do so quickly so you can get the group rate at the hotel. If you have any questions, you can contact Ron or Vicki Jenkins at 615-289-1518 or 315-290-4354 or email 2020gathering@gmail.com.

We are excited to announce that we will once again be offering exclusive Mix-and-Match font glue-ups on site! Stop by the Crownplace Brands table at the Lamp show on Friday or Saturday to pick out your pieces and get your very own custom-made lamp font! We first offered this opportunity at the 47th Gathering in 2019 and it was well-received, so we are pleased to be able to do it again this year.

If you missed our Mix-and-Match event at the last Gathering, here are some details about this special offer. Gathering attendees are given the opportunity to create their own unique lamp by choosing from a variety of styles and colors of feet (or pedestals) and bowls. The pieces offered are considered “seconds” because there may be some small flaws or were extra pieces for exclusive lamps. The minor impurities or defects do not affect the function of the lamp. We will only be bringing a select number of pieces, so get there early to pick your pieces, as they will be first come, first served. After you make your selections, watch as we glue your font together on the spot! Once the glue has time to dry (usually about 15-20 minutes), you can pick up your font and take it with you. You won’t want to miss out on your chance to design your very own lamp font to have as a keepsake from the event. To complete your lamp, you can purchase a burner, mantle, and chimney from the dealer of your choice, either at the Gathering or when you get home.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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47th Annual Aladdin Gathering in Coralville, Iowa

Exciting news!  Crownplace Brands will be heading to the 47th Annual Aladdin Gathering in a couple weeks.  We plan on having a table at the Lamp Show to offer special Mix and Match Font glue ups on site!  That means you’ll be able to pick your parts and watch as the font is glued up!  This should be a fun event!  We have limited quantities on the various bowls and pedestals that are available for this event, so it’s on a first come, first serve, basis only.  The bowls and pedestals offered are considered ‘seconds’ as they didn’t quite pass our rigorous quality inspections.  We can’t wait to see what kinds of color combinations you can come up with.  We first offered this at the 41st Annual Eastern Lighting Collector’s Meet in Wooster, Ohio, back in April and we saw some pretty neat combinations, like a Cobalt Grand Vertique bowl with the Vaseline Lincoln Drape pedestal.

We’ll also be releasing a NEW Limited Edition Aladdin Traveling Salesman’s Case that will be available to purchase for the first time, from your favorite Aladdin dealer at the gathering!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!