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FROSTY DAYS

You might think this is a slow time of year for us here in the shop. With the cold, windy, icy, snowy weather – we may see fewer of you come by here, but we have been plenty busy! Finishing up inventory this week, continuing to bring in new product we know you will love, deep cleaning the entire shop, trips to buying shows and lots more!

We thank you for your support especially this past year and over the last 14 years! We know you have many choices of where to shop and we are pleased to be on your list!

Check out a few of the goodies we have on sale now – soon to be packed away. And remember we will be closed on Mondays in January!

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Finding treasures

This weekend we are having winter sidewalk sales in the mall.  We have finished inventory, and now are cleaning and reorganizing areas in the store.  We are decluttering!  We’ve found things that we didn’t even remember that we still had!  Kinda like when you clean out a closet and you find treasures way in the back that you’ve forgotten about!  Well, our treasures are going on our sale table – so maybe they will become your treasures, or possibly a great gift for a special someone that you know!

We have purchased things from many companies that are no longer around, and companies who no longer manufacture what we use to buy.  Either way, we may have 1 or 2 products left (in great condition, mind you) that we just cannot find a spot for them to fit in.  Those are the kinds of things you will find on our sale table.

We have some curtain and rug patterns that have been discontinued.  We cannot order any more of the same items to match – so we price them down and put them on our sale table.

We have some things that may be slightly damaged or might have been samples . . . you’ll find those on our sale table.

And then, there are some cute, cute, cute (at least we thought they were) things we brought in for Christmas that did not sell very well.  Or we may have bought too many of those really, really cute things, and didn’t sell all of them (it happens).  Anyway – they will be on our sale table!

Whatever you find on our sale table – from mailbox covers, to door mats, or candles, or dog collars, or Christmas car charms – might be that perfect treasure you need, or will need to pass on to someone else! 

Take time this weekend to stop by and see what we have at great sale prices!  Help us move things out, so we have room to move new product in!  The tables get set up Friday morning, and come down Monday night.  And while you are here, check out how we are rearranging the store — we think you’ll like the changes!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

Only a couple days late with this New Year’s wish! 

Many folks may think that January brings alot of downtime when you have a small retail store.  Let me tell you that this is not so!  We might take a couple days after Christmas to recover from all the hustle and bustle of the previous weeks, and this year we had to take time to recover from whatever illness everyone seemed to be passing around.   But, the after-Christmas clearance time brings a different kind of busyness to our store.

Besides helping customers, we also use this time to reorganize and thoroughly clean everything front to back and top to bottom.  And, of course – there’s the inevitable inventory – probably our least favorite activity of the year . . . but it has to be done.  This really is the best time of the year to count product — because much of it has left the store!  Looking around at remaining inventory shows many empty spots . . . framed prints (many gone) . . . lighted stretched canvas prints (a couple left) . . . Lang, Legacy and Crossroads wall calendars (at last look – 3 left if you still need one) . . . boxed Legacy Christmas cards (very few boxes left – still on sale) . . . Willow Tree, Blossom Bucket, curtains and rugs (gone, gone, gone).

This year, besides doing all the above (and more), we’ve decided to move complete areas around – the first we’ve done this in several years.  What were we thinking?  We all know that you can’t move just one thing – even at home – you decide to move the TV and the recliner has to move, too. The floor lamp has to go next to the couch which no longer can stay along that wall . . . you know the routine.  Next thing – you’re buying new curtains to go with the new rug to go with the new coffee table!  It just never ends!

For those of you familiar with our store, you will immediately see what we have done – Boyds Bears have temporarily moved out so we could move our curtains and textiles to the front of the store.  Cards and other paper product have moved slightly  to the back to give them their own not-so-crowded space.  And, in that same area, we have more room to show off the magnetic Embellish Your Story by Roeda collection that we have.

Maybe some photos will help

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It’s definitely a work-in-progress.  Those empty spots?  We’ll get them filled in just as soon as we can!  You’ll have to stop by and see what a difference it makes!

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