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!
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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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.
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!
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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Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday for the first day of our Fall Open House.
Today’s featured on-sale item is Button Wax Melts. Our regular cost is 99¢ thru $1.29 . . . but today we have them on sale for 89¢ each! A really great price . . . but for today only!
Don’t forget, tomorrow morning, Dale will be here for a hands-on demonstration of Embellish Your Story by Roeda™. Get familiar with the product, and sign up to win a gift certificate to use towards the purchase of Embellish Your Story product! Dale is also bringing along the magnetic embellishments for the new Nativity Scene. Orders can be taken for any product we do not have in stock!
See you soon!
Or at least the scent of them! You love fragrancing your home and you love candles. And you love to burn candles when there’s a chill in the air. Who can resist scents that remind us of Grandma’s Kitchen and Gingerbread or Warm Caramel Sticky Buns? We’ve been stocking up on the jar candle scents you love the most from our favorite candle companies. Try out Candied Fruit from A Cheerful Giver™, Biscotti from Woodwick™, Dutch Apple Pie from Swan Creek™. These smell great and make our mouths water!
Along with jar candles, we also have wax melts if your scenting preference is to use a wax warmer. Some of our best sellers are Angel Kiss from Goose Creek™. Buttered Maple Syrup from Crossroads™ and Old Dough Bowl from 1803 Candles™. We’ve just recently added McCall’s™ jar candles to our shelves — and we are trying out their wax melts to come up with our favorite. That’s going to be a hard decision!
Your interest in soybean wax candles has increased and we now have soy based jar candles from 4 companies — Mostly Memories Candles™, 1803 Candles™, Swan Creek Candles™ and Woodwick Candles™. We also have a small selection of soy wax candles from A Cheerful Giver™.
Now — good news for you . . . during the whole month of November, bring in any candle jar and trade it in for any (1) of our in-stock jar candles @ 15% off . The jar you are bringing in can be any size — empty, full or anywhere in between. You’ll get to enjoy a new candle, and we’ll recycle the glass!
PS Looking for taper candles? We have 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ in the most asked for colors. And, of course, we have a selection of candle warmers and wax warmers on hand for you and for gift giving .
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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.