Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy 2009 !!!

We will open the book.

Its pages are blank.

We are going to put words on them ourselves.

The book is called Opportunity

and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More gift ideas for the totally confused.

Ever notice how this last week before Christmas, we seem to add people to our "to buy for" list?? The neighbor that we don't really know but is always so nice, the Sunday School teacher, the last minute gift exchange w/ our leads group, our Cub Scout leader's wife that did so much extra work & etc!!
(these were just a few that customers told us about and found something perfect!)
If you have found yourself in this predicament-the odds are great that we can help you out. Plus we'll wrap it up for you in one of our cute gift bags, add a bow and there you go. Aren't you efficient??!
Triple milled soaps. You have to use it- so make it beautiful!

...or fun.....magnetic list holders!

Luxurious hand cream-we just got in this nifty purse size tube.

Our popular photoweights are back in. Make it simple with a picture or go wild w/ embellishments.

The whimsical dragonfly magnets. We also have bees and ladybugs.

Bronze leaf tealight holders. These are so pretty.

Of course there is so much more, as you know, that you could also pick yourself up a little something since you've been especially good this year. And you have been~we know. We deal with with you all and couldn't ask for nicer guests.

Take time to breath & enjoy the season.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fourteen Shopping days til Christmas!

This time of the year my life is pretty much all about the store. People that don't normally shop much and all the rest of us that are shopping even more are out and about. We have been having an incredible month and so much has sold, new boxes are coming in and the displays get restocked & refreshed on a daily basis. I feel like I'm either working in the stop or creating signs, jewelry, etc at home. Placing "rush" orders for bags as we've used up more than I had anticipated! Placing reorders for merchandise that flew out the doors.

Surprisingly, I've heard from about 90% of our visitors that they haven't even begun checking off items on their lists!!! (hey, I'm one of them!) So I thought I'd put up a small sampling of gift items we have stocked that might be just perfect!

Bling keychains that say "spoiled" and magnifying glass to wear around your neck.

Books, books, books & several styles of clocks.

Gorgeous soap dishes w/ currant soap-yum!

Beautiful glass magnet sets.


Old silverware pens!

The best gift of all.
I've so enjoyed meeting all the new customers that have found us and I've especially loved seeing faces that I hadn't seen for a while. Your constant compliments are balm to this weary shop owners soul!! I was so flattered by the guest that stopped in the other day in a "Humbug" mood and left, smiling, saying "I knew I'd be inspired if I stopped in here!" It doesn't get any better than that!!
Much love-