Friday, July 16, 2010

Grand Re-opening Event July 20-24!!

It's been way too long since I've updated here, but I wanted to let anyone (not on our email guestbook list) that we have moved our retail location as of June. We are just next door to our former home within the Packing House Shops. Our new address is 4298 Division Hwy. Blue Ball, PA. This is in Lancaster County, on Rt. 322 just east of the intersection with Rt. 23, and across the street from the Blue Ball Fire Co. The new shop has a front porch and 3 rooms to shop inside.

We are planning our grand re-opening event for this week, July 20-24, during normal business hours (Tues., Wed., Fri. 10-3 & Sat. 11-4). During this time, we will be offering free refreshments each day to guests. Enter our gift drawings to win one of three tour bags for the upcoming Fall Best Kept Secrets' Tour in Lancaster County. (Yes, we have beeen selected to particate once again for this exciting shopping experience Oct. 8-23!!) Also, during our grand re-opening event, you may draw your discount at the register for 5-50% off purchases! Hope to see you this week! Escape the heat wave with some shopping enoyment!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Project Stand Redo

Before & after pics of a recent project stand. Before: chipping, missing, & mismatched paint, broken drawer & rough top surface.

Now, sanded, repainted a warm beige & repaired, it has lots of charm & possibility. The little glass knobs are so sweet. They gave us the clue that this piece had potential all-along. We are currently using it to showcase our cookbooks in the kitchen area. It would also make a nice night stand, plant stand or end table ready to fit into any decor & small space.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Mini Denim Skirt Purses

I made some new mini denim skirt purses last week-just in time for Easter basket filling. These purses are so popular with little girls (& their moms & grandmas, & aunts...) in our shop. I adorn each a little differently with unique trims, buttons, beads, sequins, decals, lace pieces, & such in colors to please every girl's taste. They each have a zipper closure, adjustable strap, built-in "belt", 2 front & 1 back pocket. They sell for $9.99 in the shop & $10.99 online (for shipping via Priority Mail in 2-3 bus. days).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Website & Shop Addtions

After a wash-out weekend, I just updated the website with new merchandise, especially the spring category/pages. More spring items will arrive in the coming couple of weeks as well in the shop. Shopping trip planned for Monday (tomorrow), and final stock-ups for the upcoming spring Best Kept Secrets' Tour are furiously underway!!!

Here are a couple of the newest additions in the shop, but not yet on the website (posted after our Mon. shopping extravaganza!) Blue/lavender floral (daisy & lavender) wreath with birdnest and eggs.

...and a collection of sweet and super-soft chenille gardening bunnies awaiting Easter baskets and springtime cheer-ups in your home.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Taking a Siesta

Don't hate us or be too jealous, but this is a pic of Siesta Key Beach in Florida, where we spent a few hours visiting last week on our mini escape trip. We went to Antique/vintage shops for ideas, inspiration, and hit a few flea market events. With the chillier-than-usual temperatures even in the south this winter, there wasn't as much going on as we'd hoped for. But, we had two gorgeous days that reached into the mid-70's right before we left. We brought a few of our finds home to the shop this week, including some glass bead earrings (new, not vintage), linens, and a sweet wall picture. If we weren't flying home, there were several larger pieces we would have loved to bring along. A better plan for storage/delivery is needed for next time!

Here is one of the items we found in Fl. & were able to bring back to the shop- an adorable framed print of a vintage/victorian girl holding a bouquet of roses. The matting is dark green and the frame is gold etched. This one is getting lots of looks already...probably won't last long.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Easter Peeks & Spring Tour Bag IN!!!

This new display area offers a peek at Easter and the true spring delights! We have been shopping for the past month or so and now are ready to start showcasing our adorable finds! See the photo for a glimpse of what is currently available....with a promise of much more springtime items to find there way in as we find the space!


**Spring Tour bags are in!!

We now have bags available for purchase in our shop for the Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets' Spring 2010 Tour. This will be our 2nd time participating in this truly awesome community event, and we hope you will all plan to join in the fun. The spring tour dates are April 9-24 (visit the 35 small businesses at your leisure- All will be open at least 9-5 daily Monday-Saturday). Cost for bags is $6 with a portion this time going to Healing Journey Cancer Support, a Lancaster charity. While the tour list is part of the "secret", you'll find the following types of businesses (23 being new for this tour): home furnishings, gift stores, farm markets/shops, cafes, winery, antique shops, art gallery, factory store, a benefit sale, and a few specialty businesses. Within the bag, you'll receive a tour guide, map, VIP bracelet to grant you admission and special perks, coupons from all the businesses, and promotional or game pieces to earn even more special deals and offers! Plus, you'll earn raffle tickets for every tour stop you visit for chances to win one of five amazing gift collections! Plan ahead to get your bag/s and map out your shopping excursion! Please note, if you are planning to travel in a group or as a couple, each guest wishing to participate will need his/her own bag to receive the perks. Great inexpensive gift and fun day(s) out together for friend(s), mother, sister, or even spouse!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cupid's Wishlists & Snowflake Sale

Just thought I'd add a few pics of our Valentine's display full of sweet goodies. Lots of red, pink, hearts, cherubs and messages of love for your home, your sweeties, or yourself!!

Also, for Valentine's shoppers, we're bringing back last year's Valentine Wishlists from Cupid. Come into the shop in the next couple of weeks, fill out a wishlist of "suggestive" items you'd like to receive on Feb. 14th. Slip the note from Cupid somewhere where your Honey will surely find it. The note lists our hours, directions to the shop, and contact info. to help them on their way!

** This is your last chance to grab up the remaining Christmas & fall scented candles for 10% off as well as the snowmen and winter-themed merchandise left in the the shop (also with a 10% discount). The "Snowflake Sale" will be in effect through the end of January. Then, we'll be clearing those spaces for our St. Patrick's Day display....and yes, starting to think about spaces for Easter to sneak in!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Red Patterned Purses

We just added 2 new patterns of red/maroon purse designs to our stock. There are a variety of sizes/styles of each. The ones on the right are "Scarlet" and are quilted shades of vivid red. The ones on the left of the display are "Donnatella"-quilted shades of beige & maroon. Come in before Valentine's Day for best selections, as there are a limited number of these designs in stock...and we will probably not be able to get more. Spring patterns & hues will be arriving in March!