Monday, December 28, 2009

Freshening Up for the New Year

Here is a pic from our 2009 Christmas at the Iron Master's Display in Poole Forge.

We will be open this Sat., 1/2 normal hours for your shopping enjoyment! Since last Sat. was pretty quiet, we worked on clearing out the Christmas merchandise (although we've left winter/snowman type goodies up for at least another month), & spent Sun. finishing upon the dreaded inventory counting. Today we were at the shop as well, cleaning, rearranging displays to mix things up, and begin introducing the Valentine's decor. It has not been a big sales weekend, but we sure have been busy! It was lots of work, but it feels good to have the place spruced up and fresh for the new year.

** Oh, and we got word last week that we have been approved to be in the Spring 2010 (that feels weird typing & trying to say) "Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets Tour". Let the planning frenzy begin! The deadlines for promotional materials is fast approaching already in January. I think I'll need a few snow days to catch up!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Passionately Pink for the Cure

Whoops...I forgot to post the Dec. news here. I sent the e-newsletter out to the guestbook list (which is pleasantly quite large since Oct.) but I neglected to post in the blog as well. Sorry about that.

Anyhow, for those of you nearby, the second weekend of the Poole Forge- Christmas at the Ironmaster's Event is this weekend (Dec. 11- 5-8 pm, Dec. 12 & 13 1-4 pm). Our display is awaiting your viewing (we're in the "blue room" upstairs) and your votes (if you are so inclined). This is a self-guided, walk-through tour of the historic mansion located off Rt. 23 in Churchtown, PA. Local businesses and organizations have created Christmas displays, including decorated trees throughout the property. Be sure to end your visit with complimentary hot drinks and homemade cookies available in the West Tenant House near the covered bridge.

Here is a picture from last year's display we did, which happened to earn us a 2nd place honor.

I'll post this year's display photos after the event is over. Hint: the display includes lots of pink (and gold/copper) this year as a kick-off to our "Passionately Pink for the Cure" private sale we're hosting this Sat. through next (Dec. 12-19). This special offer is a fundraiser benefitting our registered team with Susan G. Komen. Current guestlist customers as well as 2009 Christmas at the Iron Master's tour-goers were offered a "Pink Pass" outlying the special event in the shop this week. To get your pink pass and to receive the full details, simply email me at with the subject "Join Guestlist" and I will forward the "scoop" your way!!