Holiday shopping has definitely begun! Right now, we are in the middle of York County’s Best Kept Secrets Holiday Highlights Tour — featuring 17 shops — 17 gems that are scattered throughout the county. Let us know if you are interested, we still have tickets!
Many folks are stopping in for the first time since we moved over a year ago. Our new location is great and some who just happen to be in the area are checking us out and liking what they see. Our local, faithful customers are also out shopping early for the best selections. We appreciate everyone who comes in to shop ~~ for the first time and our 13 year supporters.
We are known for our home decor – curtains, braided rugs, framed prints, candles (both real and battery operated) and more. But we also have a great selection of gifts starting at under $5.00. And, right now we have lots of holiday goodies filling our shelves (and trees)!
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Many of you know we sell jute braided rugs. We have become known as a go to place for braided rugs and country curtains.
The jute braided rugs that we carry come in lots of color patterns and sizes in both oval and rectangle. Hand stenciled rugs with assorted themes, including seasonal prints are available. All these rugs hold up well underfoot (we have many on our floor) and can be cleaned up easily. Jute fibers are natural – they come from a plant and have been used for centuries to make rope used on ships.
Many of the color patterns have stairtreds, chairpads, placemats and other tabletop items to match. We have so many jute braided products to choose from that we could not possibly stock all the items. We order from our companies often, and can order the colors and sizes you need if we don’t have them in store.
Our customers love these rugs and often come back to order more!
Most folks we talk with have a hard time with the fact that we’ve already finished the first 4 months of this year 2013. When you work in retail, the time goes especially fast, mostly because you are always thinking ahead — up to six months or more. It is a constant balance for us to look for new product that you all will love (like our lighted stretched canvas prints that we have trouble keeping in stock!); buying just the right amount of that product – not too much but not too little; and keeping everyone’s favorite items in stock.
For example, we sell lots of curtains and braided jute rugs from several companies and it is nearly impossible to keep all the different styles and sizes in-store at all times. We restock almost weekly for our most popular items, but we also accept many special orders. Fortunately, most of the time, we can order curtains and rugs from our suppliers and have those items within a short amount of time. We can also ship, or drop ship curtains, rugs, quilted bedding and other soft items if you don’t live nearby.
Our newest new-for-us product comes from Camille Beckman. We’ve handled their card inserts for quite some time – a bit of lotion in a foil packet inside a small folder that easily slips into a card. It makes that card you are mailing just a little more special. After a bit of research and reading lots of customer reviews, we decided that our customers would really enjoy Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy. We recently brought in 3 of the company’s most popular fragrances (Camille, French Vanilla, Tuscan Honey) in a variety of items. In addition, we still have the card inserts and purse size Hand Therapy fragrances. If you want to check out the huge variety of items and fragrances the company has developed, look here.
Mothers’ Day is coming quickly and we are stocked up on many gifts all those women in your life will love . . . music boxes, Willow Tree, gourmet coffees, embroidered lace, candles, wax melts and wax melters, nightlights, battery operated candles and lanterns, soaps & lotions, gift certificates and lots more. We can help you make up a gift bag or basket with several goodies.
Have you joined our rewards program and birthday club? Every day, people are benefitting from signing up.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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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!
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
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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On the third day of our 12 Days of Christmas sale, you will find braided jute rugs for 40% off the regular price. Any size, any of the three companies we purchase from and only on our in-stock merchandise. This sale is only good for today, Wednesday — our third day of Christmas!
No returns, exchanges or refunds on sale priced merchandise.