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Holiday Shopping

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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FALL OPEN HOUSE

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If you’re not on our email newsletter list, if you don’t do Facebook, you will still want to know that our Fall Open House is coming soon!  You will want to see the whole scoop here:

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Just a bit of the fall decor we have in the shop right now. Candles and wax melts, Battery Operated Candles, Wreaths and other great Fall Florals, Garden Flags and Mats, and more!

See you soon!

We will be closed on September 5 – Labor Day.

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FALL PREVIEW 2016

The official start of fall is just over a month away — but towards the end of summer many of us look forward to cooler, less humid, more pleasant weather here in Pennsylvania.  We look forward to the beautiful colors of our fall leaves and bright blue skies. We celebrate the harvest with pumpkins, gourds, flowers and an abundance of garden goodies.

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Here, at the shop, we are getting ready for all that.  While, of course, we still have our everyday great inventory of braided rugs, country style curtains, lamps and shades and more — we turn toward fall scents with our candles, fall colors with our wreaths and florals, fall themes with our flags, scarecrows, pumpkins and gourds.

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Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to introduce more fall treats into the shop.  The second weekend in September, we will host our annual open house — Stop before then and often to see the day-to-day changes.

See something here – but aren’t nearby?  Give us a call and we can arrange to have it shipped to you!  717-630-8390

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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS . . .

Over on our Facebook page, we are highlighting some of our favorite products we sell in the shop.  Everyone who works here has their own favs — and the first two that we’ve posted are 1803 CANDLES and CAMILLE BECKMAN hand, body and bath products.  Both of these brands are a success in our shop – so we know you like them too!

1803 CANDLES® is Vicki’s favorite — no wonder why.  These soy candles and wax melts have great fragrance blends that reach out to everyone who loves scented candles.  With names like Grandma’s Kitchen, Roasted Expresso, Old Dough Bowl (say that fast 5 times!), Shoo Fly Pie and lots more, there is definitely a scent for every nose!

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Check our their blog at http://1803candles.com/blog/

Rochelle’s fav pick is Camille Beckman and we carry a nice variety of their product in our best selling fragrances.  Our top seller is the Glycerine Hand Therapy — this is not just your everyday hand lotion!  Winter weather takes its toll on our skin – and the hand therapy really helps to keep hands soft, smooth and healthy.  In the summer when you work outside in the garden, you will use their intense hand therapy – Shield and Restore, to protect and ‘restore’ your hands to a soft pre-workout condition.  Here’s a few photos from the shop:

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Learn some interesting facts about this company from their website:  https://camillebeckman.com/

You can stop in for a free sample of Glycerine Hand Therapy just for the asking.  If you already absolutely love Camille Beckman products check with us before ordering online!

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Back in stock . . .

We have a few MERRY CHRISTMAS (lighted) Radiance canvas prints that came in this week.  This is our third order of this particular print, and sadly we were not able to get as many as we wanted.  Some of you who asked to be called upon delivery have been called, and we have just a few more to put out for sale.  Stop in soon if you want one!

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Christmas music from GreenHill Productions has arrived.  We will be playing it in the store beginning Black Friday, but we have it for sale now.  Celtic and Irish music; Smokey Mountain; Gaither Vocal Band; Oak Ridge Boys; BlueGrass and more music is available now!

Door County Coffees and Cocoas have just been restocked, including Jingle Bell Java (our best seller) and much more!

We will again decorate one of our trees with an assortment of ornaments that can be bought for a donation that we will make to the Red Cross (and maybe another local organization).  The tree will be decorated by Black Friday for your donation purchases!  More info on that to come.

Candles and melts from Cheerful Giver, Swan Creek, Goose Creek, 1803, McCalls are here, with more to come!

Like us on Facebook (ABitOfCountryGiftShoppe) and keep up with other new happenings, including our Holiday store hours!

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CELEBRATIONS!

Our local area is recognizing 2 big anniversaries this summer.  This month, Hanover is celebrating its founding – its 250th birthday! And along with that, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg took place 150 years ago in July.  A few days before that well known event happened, there was a lesser known, but important skirmish in Hanover

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This week Americans all over celebrate Flag Day on June 14.   In many towns, there will be events honoring the history and symbolism of our country’s flag.  And of course, the Fourth of July is a big celebration of independence in most cities and towns across the United States.   At A Bit of Country on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we have all our flags and buntings on sale at 15% off our everyday prices! 

What’s a birthday celebration without candles – and a 250th birthday deserves alot of candles!  Right now, we have our string taper pairs on sale and beginning on June 25, all of our in-stock (wax) candles will be on sale thru July 5th!  If you need candles now, or will need them in the future, stop by to see the selection we have and take advantage of the great prices!

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Hello May!

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.

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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.                                                                                CIMG2712

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.

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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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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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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE

This year, we are doing our 12 Days of Christmas Sale a little differently.  We started on December 1 so we can end on December 12 with the biggest sale that we’ve ever had in our ten Christmases!  Today is our third day sale — 25% off ornaments [except for our local made Dottie’s Snowmen and Handmade by Cheryl] — only on sale today!  You can check here each day to see what will be on sale or give us a call or just check in when you are by the mall to see what is on sale that one day.  Some of the items to come (in no special order) are mugs, soaps and lotions, wall calendar frames, plush, jar candles, magnetic art, snowmen, dips and mixes. 

And then . . . the 12/12/12 twelfth day of our Christmas Sale!

Stay tuned in!

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Shop Our Store

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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