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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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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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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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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Maybe you’ve seen the TV ads promoting shopping at local small businesses on Saturday, November 26 — the day after Black Friday — the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.  This is the second year for this promotion which is backed by American Express.  While we aren’t advertising for American Express, we do accept their credit card.  And we accept their help in bringing folks back to shopping local, small businesses.

Hanover is full of different kinds of small businesses — some you may never know about because they aren’t so visible.  They are tucked into basements and garages and alleys (those little back streets that you cannot find in the ‘burbs).  I have a friend whose two story garage in an alley housed a broom factory almost 100 years ago!

Our store is in a mall — you would hardly expect to find a small locally owned business in a mall anymore.  But we have several. 

While we will have lots of special things going on over the weekend after Thanksgiving and during the Christmas season (folks like our dip and coffee sampling), we feel blessed that many of you shop at our store often and throughout the year.

So we give our thanks to all of you who have made this small business a success for almost 9 years!  Many of you have truly become friends and family for us here! 

Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and yours!

 

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