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FALL OPEN HOUSE

fall open house 2016

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:

FALL 2016 OPEN HOUSE

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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Our Open House

This weekend is our Open House and lots of you have been stopping by.  The box of non-perishishable foods is getting filled up – those items will be carried over to the Food Bank at the Red Cross which is run by New Hope Ministries.

We’ve just gotten new things from handmadebyCheryl and Acorn Woods Designs.  Stop by to see all our new fall things!

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Countdown to Autumn

In just a bit over two weeks autumn will officially be here!  Does anyone else wonder what happened to summer – those long hazy days of summers of our youth?  I’m realizing that I mention how fast time is going by an awfully lot the last couple years.  My body is slowing down so I don’t understand why the days are doing just the opposite!

Anyway, fall is on the way and we wanted to show you some bits of what we’ve been busy with in the store.  It’s almost unanimous that fall is our favorite time to decorate – not necessarily with ghosts, witches, bats and the things of Halloween.  But with the colors, pumpkins, florals, scarecrows, cooler weather and fallish scents of harvest.  When you stop by here, these are some of this things you can expect to see:

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CIMG2843  If you noticed the 2014 calendars in the photos, it’s just a reminder that we do have a really good selection of calendars from Lang, Legacy and Crossroads. 

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‘FOMO’

I don’t text.  Once in awhile a text arrives on my cell phone, I read it, but I don’t text back.  My phone doesn’t take pictures either.  Some day when my phone dies,  I may have to go to something more technologically advanced than my old ‘flip phone’.  But for now, it does exactly what I want to do with it — make and receive phone calls.  Something else my phone doesn’t do — call someone by accident while being bumped around in the bottom of my handbag.

Because I don’t text, I don’t understand most of the texting lingo.  However, it’s fun to guess the meaning of groups of letters — language shortcuts — kinda like reading personalized license plates – the ones without vowels.

I read this (part of a longer article) in a recent online newsletter from John Tesh’s Intelligence for Life:

“Psychologists say, that it’s almost become culturally acceptable to text people at the dinner table – or check out the score of the game on an app while we’re with other people. They call that “FOMO” – fear of missing out. We feel compelled to keep checking our phones so we don’t miss out on anything.”

We all have various opinions about cell phone usage in public – talking, texting or checking an app – but, we know for sure that we don’t want our customers to worry about or fear missing out on great stuff that we have going on right here at A Bit of Country!  For example, right now we have to make room for new product coming in next month, so we have some really great prices on things we are clearing off our shelves!  Now that you know, don’t delay – you will miss out!

“Christmas in July” – snowmen and more from Blossom Bucket are priced at unheard of clearance prices.  And the best part . . . 50% of the sale of these pieces will go to the local Red Cross.  Make sure you come in before the end of July so there is no FOMO!

2014 wall calendars are soon arriving – Lang, Legacy, Crossroads and Kay Dee cloth calendars – and as always, if you purchase before the end of August, you get a discount.  Get your wall calendars (and wooden frames) early so you have peace of mind and no FOMO!

Fall Open House – second weekend in September from 12 thru 15. It’s become a tradition – bobbing for apples, give aways with purchase, sign up for other give away items.  Remember to bring some non-perishable food items for a discount on your purchase.  Come by one of these four days so you can relax with no FOMO!

If you’ve been traveling this summer, we’ve missed you.  But we have met lots of folks who end up here in Hanover from some pretty far away places . . . Maine, Florida, Arizona, California, Germany, England, Denmark, Australia and more that we might not even know about!  We hear all the time, ‘We don’t have any stores like this where we come from’.   We’re always glad to have visitors from out-of-town, close by or far away.

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After our Fall Open House . . .

Thanks to all who participated in our Fall Open House last weekend!  We enjoyed seeing all of you, and it seemed all of you enjoyed yourselves also! 

Saturday, Dale, our Embellish Your Story by Roeda™ company representative, shared information about the product, had a hands on demonstration and gave away magnetic embellishments.  She brought along a video loop showing a multitude of ways to use this magnetic product. We have given away a $25.00 gift certificate for EYS by Roeda to one of the participants who signed up on Saturday!  Congratulations!

In this last photo, the magnetic Nativity on the black board is new, and is available to purchase as separate pieces or as a whole collection.  Stop by the store or give us a call if you want more information about any of this product.

We’ve transported several boxes of non-perishable food items to the Red Cross Food Bank here in Hanover.  Thanks for your generosity – many of you brought in more than one item, and a few of you brought a bag full!  They will weigh your contributions and let us know how many pounds we had!

Customers who bobbed for apples won a free gift . . . candles, mini notepads, scented tea-lights, dip mixes, weekly memo pads!

We had many of you sign up for our giveaways.  We gave away a Bella Taylor quilted handbag, a Victorian Heart woven throw, a 1 year subscription to Country Sampler, a Cookbook full of Pennsylvania recipes,  a 2013 calendar, a lighted canvas print (more detail on this in the next blog), a store gift certificate, and a gift bag of soy candle products!  Whew . . .  congratulations!

Other shots of the store on Saturday:

Check here to see our Fall Commercial which has aired on our local Comcast stations.

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Fall Open House #3

It’s a beautiful day here in South Central Pennsylvania for all the activities going on – including our Fall Open House.  This is the last weekend for the York Fair – and they have had a great week weatherwise to showcase all the things that go on there!

At our Fall Open House this morning, we have a representative from Embellish Your Story by Roeda™ to host a hands on demonstration of the magnetic embellishments this company is known for.  Stop by to check out the product and register for a gift certificate to use for your purchase of EYS by Roeda!

A reminder to bring along non-perishable food items to receive $5.00 off any purchase over $20.00.  The food will be donated to the Hanover Red Cross Food Bank.

Today’s special 30% off sale is Blossom Bucket!  We have some great fall pieces including all sorts of mini pumpkins, scarecrows, turkeys and more, and the special is only for today!

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