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contact info update

There are some who, in checking us out online or on their mobile device instead of looking for us where we are – use the first bit of info they find and assume that it is our ‘site’.  Often they find that we close at 2 on Saturday or are open till 6 on Sunday.


I am not technologically savvy, and do not understand how all this internet, www and wifi work – but I’ve heard that companies can ‘scrape’ info from other places and put it on their site seeming to portray it as correct and complete.  I’ve also heard from others that – sadly, often it is not.  When we moved to our present location, it took a while to get our ‘bubble’ locator to show correctly on a certain mapping program.  It took even longer to get our address on that same program to change from our old Mall address!  I’ve given up long ago to make any other changes even as ‘account administrator’.

So, if you’re reading this and have the need to occasionally get in touch with us, want to know our hours, need our address or phone number – here’s what you can do:

Like and follow us here on WordPress or on Facebook so we should just be a quick tap to find.  Make sure you use “abitofcountrygiftshoppe” in your search as I’m sure there is only one of us (as opposed to just “abitofcountry” which will find us along with other shops, camp grounds, retirement homes as well as other destinations).

Keep our phone number handy – maybe even in your phone contact list.  We can tell you exactly when we are open (Closed only on Mondays and some Holidays), give you directions if you need them and even let you know if we still have something in stock that you saw here months ago.

Be careful where you are actually getting your info from.  We are a fan of social media, we use mapping programs for directions, we pay bills thru mobile apps.  But if we want specific information for a specific place – that’s where we look for up-to-date, correct and usually complete info.

So again, check here first:

600 Carlisle Street    Hanover PA  17331     (717)630-8390



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Happy Mothers’ Day

To our dear friends nearby and far away . . . .

mother's day 2019

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This weekend, along with celebrating spring right around the corner, we are celebrating 16 years in business.  How fast that time has gone by!

The shop has been transformed into a spring setting – bright, colorful, cozy, happy

I have no photos of how we arrived here – post Christmas Clearance Sale; January Inventory; Boxes and Boxes of Beautiful Colorful Flowers, Birds, Bunnies, Flowers, Containers, Flowers, Flags, Candles, Flowers; Lots of Cardboard gone to Recycling and Lots of Styrofoam and Assorted Package Protection; And here we are at the end of February (how can such a short month seem so looooong?)

You can check out our Facebook page (ABitofCountryGiftShoppe) for a few more details, or sign up to get an email (a bit more often than a Blue Moon) from us when important things are about to happen.  But the quick version is:

Spring Open House/Anniversary Celebration

Thursday February 21 thru Sunday February 24

shop hours:  Thursday  10am – 6pm    Saturday  10am – 5pm   Sunday 12noon – 4pm

If you’re nearby or will be in the area, stop in, we think you will enjoy the time spent with us!


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Christmas 2018

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December 25, 2018 · 10:15 am

A Very Merry Christmas

This year, as in the past – we’ve placed ornaments on a tree displayer, and asked for a donation of $2 each. This Giving Tree has already collected $275+ in donations that we will divide between New Hope Ministries in Hanover and  Ruth’s Harvest also in Hanover.  The tree will stay up till the end of December and donations will be dispersed then.  We thank all who have and will participate in this project – you have been so generous in your support.


Holiday Hours:

Monday December 24    9:30am – 3:00pm

Tuesday December 25    Closed

Monday  December 31      Closed

Tuesday January 1     Closed



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Giving Thanks

Living with an attitude of gratitude  –  celebrating Thanksgiving every day 🙂


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You don’t want to miss this . . .

Join us for our Holiday Open House . . . November 23, 24, 25  during our regular shop hours  Friday  10 – 6,  Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 12noon – 4

Please join us to shop from our great selection of Holiday gift and decor merchandise. Bring along your shopping list — we’ll help you check it off!

Come to shop and come for the fun . . . dip and sip with our food and beverage sampling . . . sign up for door prizes . . . flash sales . . . and more!


Have questions or looking for directions? Give us a call  717-630-8390

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Out with the old . . .

We’ve been moving out some spring and summer merchandise – had our sidewalk sale earlier in June – and still have a few things to move on for someone else to enjoy!  Many of you are beach people, so we had some goodies in the shop this summer for you – still have a few things – our fav’s are these great canvas flamingo bags (@ 60% off), glass windchimes(also marked down) and these pretty Heritage Lace Starfish Valances with bits of ‘seaglass’ dangling from the hem.

Our spring and summer florals are available at 50% off till they are gone and we still have some other treasures reduced to sell.

And, though right now we just have enough out to tease what’s coming for fall,  by mid-August there should be enough to know fall is just around the corner.  Fall Open House is September 6,7,8 and 9 during our regular shop hours. You can check back here or at our Facebook page for more info about what’s going on at the shop!

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We are getting ready for our annual SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE!

Starts Thursday June 21 thru Sunday June 24

Stop by during our regular shop hours to get some fantastic buys!

Thursday & Friday  10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12 noon – 4pm

Clearance prices on lots of seasonal and everyday merchandise;  discontinued braided rugs and accessories; florals and wreaths; one-of-a-kind items; photo frames; signs; an antique steamer trunk we used for displays; and lots of things too numerous to mention.

Stop by at least once during the sale so you don’t miss a thing 

Sale priced merchandise cannot be returned for refund, exchange or credit.

Birthday discounts and Rewards Certificates are not available to be used on Clearance priced treasures.

As always – thanks for your support throughout the year


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First, an apology . . .

An apology – especially to those of you who signed on to follow this blog to hear about all the exciting things going on in our shop. We are sorry that you have not heard one word from us about anything in months.  If you live nearby, you probably know we have not disappeared off the map – we are still here providing cute, fun, quality and useful gifts and home decor to folks who sometimes come to see us from far away places like Westminster, Fairfield, Carlisle and York 🙂  The apology is sincere and while we’ll try to do better, we can’t promise that our posts will be published with any regularity.

Along with that – June snuck up quietly on the calendar this year.  All of a sudden, families were going to graduations, Memorial Day picnics and heading off to the shore — and we forgot to send out June birthday cards to some of our favorite folks!

So, if you’ve been wondering what happened to your card (if you are on our mailing list and your birthday’s in June) – the card is in the mail! They were just delayed a couple days.  And if you’re wondering ‘what’s so important about a birthday card anyway?’  It would be to let you know how much we appreciate your continued support, the 20% off any item of your choice and a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to use right here in your favorite shop!



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