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A Brief Breyer History

4/6/2018 7:31 PM

Do you love our Breyer model horses? Breyer Animal Creations started out in the late 1940s as Breyer Modeling Company in Chicago, Illinois. Sam Stone and Charles Schiff made plastic parts for anything you can think of from airplanes to clocks in your home! When they received a special order in 1950 the Breyer Company changed forever….

clock hrose

Mastercrafters, another Chicago based company that made clocks a...

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Posted in Events General History Horses By Impressions Saratoga

A little bit about Upset, our miniature horse mascot!

What are American Miniature Horses?

upset cart

American Miniatures Horses, or Minis, are the smallest breed of horse. To be a Mini the horse must be less than 34 inches at the base of the withers (the last hairs of the mane before the back). Miniature horses must be “a sound, well balanced horse, possessing the proper conformation characteristics common in ...

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Maple Sugaring

3/19/2018 12:34 PM

 sugaring

We’ve been selling Mapleland Farms products for years at Impressions and after years for getting invitations to join them for their annual pancake breakfast, I finally got to go!  They are a wonderful family run business that is a joy to work with. We have always tried to source as many of the products we sell locally so these products fit right in!

saphouse        history         maplelandstore

It was a beautiful, sunny and c...

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Alexa!

3/6/2018 1:05 PM

Meet Alexa Benware, one of the wonderful individuals that make up our Impressions "family". I think that Alexa became part of the family long ago, when her Mom brought her to work at her shop after school just up the block from us. When she was old enough, Alexa was allowed to come the few doors down to visit, always with eyes on her as she made the trek one way or the other! It takes a village!!!...

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The Pressed Penny

2/23/2018 4:24 PM

Have you ever come to our store for a Pressed Penny? Our Penny Machine has been around for over 25 years now and had produced 34,000 pressed pennies… that is a lot of lucky Saratoga Pennies floating around the world!

Where did the pressed penny begin?

According to multiple sources the first documented pressed penny was made at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois from 1892-1893 to c...

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Meet Ben

2/12/2018 4:27 PM

Meet Ben Geary, the newest part of our team! Ben started at Impressions last summer and has been a tremendous addition to the family. We were so impressed with him during his interview that we hired him immmediately and are so happy that he's here. His personality, sense of humor, flexibilty and work eithic makes him a favorite amongst his co-workers.

Here are a few things that you might like to kn...

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Meet Remi!

2/9/2018 3:07 PM

Let us introduce you to Remi LeBlanc! Remi has been around Impressions since before he was born, so you could say, Impressions is in his blood! Remi is one of the nicest young men you might ever meet and we are so happy to have him as part of our "family". Look around for him when he's back from school for his summer break. You're sure to be the recipient of a nice customer service experience!

We h...

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Upset's Summer Wrap Up

9/11/2017 1:14 PM

Wow! What a summer! This year has just flown by! 

This was my third summer as the mascot for “The Dark Horse” and Impressions of Saratoga and it may have been my favorite. I got to see so many people each week when I was at the store but I also was able to go to some new events around town.

Upset and Poppy Running

Probably the most exciting thing for me was meeting my new friend! A Miniature Horse as well, Poppy, is just a...

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Posted in Events General Horses Season Wrap Up The Dark Horse By Impressions Saratoga

Saratoga Kitty Keller Ornament

4/18/2017 3:51 PM

cloisonne ornament

 

We commissioned the well-known design house of Kitty Keller in Texas, to create this amazing Limited Edition Cloisonné Ornament! We love the rich colors and amazing details. They so quickly transform a keepsake into an heirloom to last generations.

The first step in the process was to design a compelling composition. Here is our original sketch!

kitty keller ornament

 

The following explaination of the process is taken f...

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