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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The Shortest Month

February – the month with only 28 days often feels like it’s the longest month on the calendar.  Here in Pennsylvania, winter cold got started ‘early’ this year with bone chilling, freezing days.  Not that we’ve been complaining about the weather (but we have) because it’s winter in Pennsylvania.

Then we have those famous groundhog prognosticators of future weather.  They all agreed (at least the more well-known) that we would have 6 more weeks of winter.  This decree being given on February 2 — with the first day of spring about 6 1/2 weeks away.

So we watch for other important signs of the spring-to-come — daffodils and other early spring bulbs poking thru the ground, flowers budding on witch hazel and quince bushes; those precious extra minutes of daylight after 5 pm; late winter snowfalls that disappear from the ground in a day or two due to the bright, warm sunshine; and of course – robins who arrive and feast on holly berries while they wait for insects and worms to wake up.

February is our anniversary month – 15 years since we first opened in the mall with a very limited amount of stock. We were asked a few times those first couple weeks if we were closing, the space looked so empty.  And now, 15 years and one BIG move later, we are still around.  Happy to be doing what we are and keeping caught up with folks we’ve known for those 15 years. 

In appreciation, we like to throw a little party during our anniversary month to let you all know how important you — our customers and supporters have been to us. So February 22 – 25, Thursday thru Sunday we are going to celebrate and you are invited to join us. We will have cake and coffee/tea/water; some gifts with purchase (while they last); you’ll receive an added $20 on your rewards card with any (one time) purchase; and, instead of dip sampling — the CHC Dip Mixes that we all love will be specially priced just for the weekend!

As we’ve done in the past, we ask you to bring nonperishable, nutritious, kid-approved food items in sincimg0268gle serve portions that we will collect over the next several weeks to deliver to Ruth’s Harvest.  This backpack program provides weekend meals and snacks to eligible Hanover School District elementary school children.  Bring in a bag full of food and we will give you $5 off your same day purchase of $25 or more during our open house.  You are always very generous and we thank you in advance!

And lastly, our Anniversary Open House gives us an opportunity to show off our new spring treasures!  Lots of ‘galvanized tin’ that fits in with feb 2018 open house 3Country, Farmhouse and Contemporary decor; spring framed prints, florals, greens, garden flags and so much more. 

   We do hope to see you for this special event!

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Goodwill, cheer and love

Hardly seems like Christmas 2017 is upon us. One day that we’ve been planning for – shopping for, decorating for, baking for, stressing over.  Not much activity here recently — ’tis a busy season for us in retail – trying to manage with all of the above plus working long hours during this busy season.

Even though this busy season is great for business – we try to remember that ‘. . . tangible gifts don’t make a Christmas great — love does’  (Tracie Miles, Proverbs 31 Ministries).

Remember to spread some goodwill, cheer and especially love thru this wonderous Christmas season!  Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2017


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