Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Local author to present interpretive program downtown

Last week, I wrote about local author and Arkansas historian Janis Percefull Kent, who's books, "Three Strangers Come to Call" and "Cedar Glades Express," are set in Hot Springs in the late 1800s.

Thanks to a program co-hosted by Garland County Historical Society and the Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department, we now have an opportunity to see the author present herself as a character from the same time period. Janis will be giving an interpretive speech program at Kenneth Adair Memorial Park in downtown Hot Springs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday through September 2; and from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on July 4 and September 4- 5.

During the event, Janis will discuss the historical development of Hot Springs and Americans' belief in the medical benefit of the area's thermal waters, according to a press release. For more information call 501-767-4779. Her books are available for purchase at Larkmartin & Co.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Janis Kent Percefull

Local author Janis Kent Percefull brings Hot Springs history to life with her works of historical fiction, available now at Larkmartin & Co.

"Three Strangers Come to Call" and "Cedar Glades Express" both take place in Hot Springs in the late 1800s. In the first book, two eleven-year old cousins encounter three strangers, each with a gift for their grandfather, one of which is not wanted. In "Cedar Glades Express," a follow-up to "Three Strangers," we meet the cousins once again. Following a harsh winter, fires, and a smallpox epidemic, the girls travel to the nearby village of Cedar Glades with a plan to help their family. The book is based on actual historic facts from Hot Springs.

An Arkansas historian and author, Janis received a B.A. in history from Ouachita Baptist University and an M.A. in public history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Whether you are a longtime resident of Hot Springs or just passing through, these books will make a great addition to your collection. Stop by and pick up a copy of each for yourself or friends and family back home!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

If you haven't been by the shop lately, you don't know about all the great new items we have in stock...

We have several new postage-stamp pendants by Heather Montgomery; and Dana Fleming of Recycled Revival recently brought in a collection of her paper posies. (April showers really do bring May flowers!) These cute floral pins are made from recycled paper and make great and inexpensive gifts. No watering necessary!

We also now carry a variety of jams and jellies from Stutzman's Pantry of Belleville, Ark. (The strawberry/jalapeno jam will add a nice kick to breakfast.)

And, we started making liquid soap here at Larkmartin! We have several fragrances available - lemon verbena, lavender and peppermint - as well as fragrance-free. Buy one our 4-ounce bottles, or bring in your own bottle and fill-up at our pump station! Soap is $1/ounce.

Hope to see you soon! Leslie

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day is Sunday!

What do you get for the woman who is always giving? A chance to indulge herself, with bath and beauty products from Larkmartin & Co.!

Choose from a variety of sugar scrubs and body polishes, yummy-scented soaps and lotions, and botanical bath teas. Or pick up one of our ready-made gift basket. Baskets feature an assortment of our most popular products and are available for budgets both big and small.

While you are here, you will find a variety of other great gift ideas for mom, with jewelry from several of our local artists, plus paintings and ceramics, reusable grocery and produce bags, and a number of other items that are as unique as she is! Show your mom you care this Mother's Day, May 8!