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We’re getting ready for the holiday shopping season to begin — starting with Santa coming to the mall this Saturday – November 17 at 11:00.  He will be joined by Curious George!  While you are in the mall, stop by the store and check our Ganz and Nat & Jules plush animal sale!

We wanted to let you know that on Black Friday, we will be opening our store at 5:00 am.   So, if you are up and in the area, you can stop by  the mall to see us early (or later . . . we’ll be open till 10:00 pm).   There will be a gift with purchase on Friday and thru the weekend, as a thank you for your continued support as you shop our store.  You will also find some specials throughout the store during the weekend.

Saturday (Shop Small and Shop Local Saturday) hours are 8:00 am thru 10:00 pm and Sunday’s hours are extended to 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

All year long we proudly support local businesses  .  .  .  Handmade by Cheryl, AcornWoods Designs, Jills Jams Mixes & More, Stampin Up Cards by Pam and of course – Dottie’s Snowmen!  Our candles, potpourri,  wrought iron, framed art and many of our word boards are made in the USA.   Coffees and cocoas come from Door County Wisconsin, Country Home Creations mixes from Michigan and Pelican Bay mixes from Florida.  Beaumont and Sugar Loaf Pottery is made in Ohio, Off the Beaten Path Cookie Cutters in Missouri and Irvins Country Tinware is made right here in Pennsylvania!  SallyeAnder Soaps hail from New York and Sweet Grass Farm soaps and lotions from New Hampshire – and they can all be found right here! 

We may have left out some of our local and made in the USA suppliers — and apologize for that.

See you soon!

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Lighted Stretched Canvas Prints – WOW

About those lighted stretched canvas prints we mentioned in our last post  .  .  .  they are not hard to describe – the unframed stretched canvas prints have battery operated flickering LED lights.  That’s it.  Simple. 

But the effect is amazing, unique, beautiful, different – just some of the comments from our customers.  The prints have become a must-have for many of you, and we sold out of them almost immediately after our first shipment in August.  In fact, the company sold out of many of them with their first shipments in August.  But now, we have them back in stock and again, they are moving very quickly!

These photos will not give the full impact of seeing them lit in our store (or in your home).  But you will have an idea of what we are talking about.  While there are many more lighted  stretched canvas prints available, we chose to stock ones that fit our store – mostly artwork from Billy Jacobs.  We have a variety of sizes and prints right now – but they are again moving very quickly.  Come, check them out and you will understand why!

Now, just imagine that each of the candles, the window lights in the church and the Statue of Liberty’s torch are all flickering.  Told you.  You’ve got to stop by to see them!

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After the Party . . .

We had a great open house!   Lots of you stopped by to make it a successful weekend!  There were lots of dips to sample, coffee to drink, items on sale, and gifts to give away.  You went bobbing-for-apples (our own version) and won some great product, gift certificates and discount coupons.  We had a record sign-up for door prizes, and have given away a quilted throw, a quilted handbag, a subscription to Country Sampler Magazine, some Boyds Bears, and a book about Billy Jacobs and his wonderful prints!

Many of you signed up for our Birthday Club — you will receive a card during your birthday month to bring in for a discount on any item you choose.  What a special treat for yourself! 

Thanks for bringing in canned goods to share with the Hanover Red Cross Food Bank.   You rose to the occasion and brought in several cans each to receive a $5.00 discount on your purchase.  We all thank you so much!

Check back to see some new product we are getting in now!


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Last year was our first ever Fall Open House and we had such a great response from everyone who stopped in — we decided to do it again!  If you already didn’t know, this Thursday (September 15) thru Sunday (September 18) we have lots going on.  Special sales . . . *Cake Candles $4.00 off our everyday pricing —  *selected WEBKINZ @ $9.99 and HAMSTERS @ $4.99 — *CROSSROADS DIFFUSERS and metal holders $9.99 – $12.99!

We still have some CHEERFUL GIVER 32oz jar candles for an unheard of price of $14.99!  Our cute, cute, cute Blossom Bucket fall pieces are 20% off the everyday price thru the weekend.  There are many other items on sale too numerous to list!

Our store handout says to ‘Stop by and enjoy our fall decor, new candle scents, coffee and dip mix samplings.  Bring along non-perishable food items [to be donated to Hanover Red Cross] and receive $5.00 off any purchase over $25.00.  Sign up for special giveaways [quilted throw, Boyds Bears, handbag, subscription to Country Sampler, Billy Jacobs book, and more].  Add your name to our Birthday Club to get a card and receive a discount during your birthday month.  AND Friday and Saturday when you make a purchase you, get a chance to Bob-for-Apples and win a prize [discount coupons, gift certificates, candles, and more]!

Thursday morning, Brad will be here to take some video of our fall displays to put into a tv commercial.  Later this fall you will be able to see our commercial on local Comcast Hallmark Channel and Food Network.  We’ll update you on this the end of September!

Thanks for visiting with us here.  Plan to stop by this weekend and visit us at the store!

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For many years, I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions . . . . and for most years they’ve lasted anywhere from two days to two months or a little more.  While I’ve truly wanted to make those changes — I wasn’t organized enough, didn’t work hard (or smart) enough, or hadn’t been motivated enough to make those resolutions last longer.  My accountant, I’m sure, would be thrilled if I had everything she needed on her desk by the end of the first week in January.   My employees would be delighted if we could have inventory done and over with in a single day.   Our customers would love us even more if we could replace out-of-stock items immediately so when you need to purchase just one more valance, it would be here on the shelf waiting for you.  I would be pleased if I could just keep my car clean inside and out on a regular basis.

I don’t make resolutions anymore, but I still strive to be more organized, stay motivated, and work really hard (smart) .  .  .  I’m just not sure about the car thing. 

What I can be sure of  —  in this next year we will continue to listen to you and to the best of our ability, stock gift and decor items that you are looking for, offering customer service that will top what we are known for. 

Starting off this new year — during the month of January, after all the after-Christmas sale merchandise is packed away, we will have our in-stock Billy Jacobs prints on sale along with CrossRoads diffusers.  Stop by to see our selection and find the perfect print to hang in your own home, as well as picking up your favorite diffuser scent to fragrance your home after the holidays.


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