February Celebrations!

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday!  If you need a great gift – you can find it here!

We have a shelf area that includes SallyeAnder Soaps; Camille Beckman body soaps, lotions and glycerine hand therapy; magnets, lotion or soap pump bottles and more. Everything on this rack is 50% off!!

Great products — some discontinued items — some overstock — Great prices!

Remaining fall and winter Door County Coffee pillow packs also on sale 1/2 off — that’s $1.00 for a delicious, whole pot of coffee!

And . . . new spring florals coming in this week!

February is our anniversary month.  We’ve been in business 14 years!  We appreciate all of our customers who have made this possible ♥♥♥   Mark your calendar and save this date – February 23 – 26, we’re having a party!  Stop in that weekend to share in the celebration – cake, dip and coffee sampling, door prizes, and – if you have a rewards card on file with us – we’ll add $20 to your card (one time) with your purchase!!

Also, during the month of February, we are collecting food for Ruth’s Harvest:

When you come to shop in February, bring along food or monetary donations to be shared with Ruth’s Harvest Backpack program which benefits children in our local elementary schools. Share the love. Check out here what you can do to help:  http://hanoverareacouncilofchurches.org/2015/09/02/ruths-harvest-updates/   

Ruth’s Harvest needs donations of food in INDIVIDUAL serving sizes that need NO refrigeration such as:
V-8 Juice or 100% Orange Juice; Chicken, Ham, or Tuna salad cans or kits; Single-serving Peanut Butter; Single-serving Teddy Grahams, Animal Crackers, Goldfish; Oatmeal; Fruit Cups, Canned Fruit, Roll-ups, Pudding; Canned & cup individual-sized Ravioli, Soup, Stews, Chili; Canned single-serving Vegetables; Microwave Popcorn; Pouched Fruit Drinks; Non-refrigerated Milk.
The need of this outreach effort is constant.



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Leaving January

Here in south central Pennsylvania, we’ve been very fortunate with the winter weather – so far.  Some folks might blame the milder winter on global warming.  We blame it on the brand new, shiny red snow blower that sits in the garage unused since early December when it took up residence there.

We had a touch of spring-like temps last week as the thermometer rose to 60+ degrees. Short sleeves and flip-flops made an appearance!  One day, we had bright sunny weather and it was great to see people in sun glasses!  The sunshine (remember that?) warmed up the front of the shop to more than we had the thermostat set for.

But alas, it’s January in Pennsylvania . . . and we’re back to cloudy, nippy, windy, wintry weather.  The spring tease was great when it happened, but we knew in our hearts that it would not last for long.  The daylight hours are growing longer each day, so we remember that winter will be on its way out – just probably not as soon as we want it to leave.

In February, we celebrate 14 years in business. Yeaah!  We’ve been in business 14 winters, springs, summers and falls – and like most people who live in 4-season country, we love them all.  But February, even though it’s the shortest month of the year, often seems like the longest as we trudge thru the last days of this season.

Since we finished inventory earlier in the month, some folks have stopped in and commented, ‘I didn’t think you’d still have winter things out’ . . .  like it was the middle of April.  Didn’t they notice the Valentine section with the cute hearts, bears, loving sentiments and cards? They must not have seen the early spring flags and porch mats with bluebirds and Irish clovers. They were not interested in the new spring greenery – ferns and brighter color berry garlands.  They only saw the few lonely snow people, a couple icy coated pinecone branches and green (undecorated) trees holding the places for new, springy – bunnies, florals and more to be coming soon.  And, by-the-way, it’s just January!

So, buckling under peer pressure (and our own hope of the spring to come) we did begin to clear out and clean up what was – and put out (just a bit of) what’s to come.  Just a tease for now, just like the real thing outside.  So if you stop by sometime soon, you will see the transformation from full on winter to slowly coming spring.  Just like the daffodils in the garden poking their tops thru the mulch.

Hang in there – let’s see what the groundhog has to say 🙂

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You might think this is a slow time of year for us here in the shop. With the cold, windy, icy, snowy weather – we may see fewer of you come by here, but we have been plenty busy! Finishing up inventory this week, continuing to bring in new product we know you will love, deep cleaning the entire shop, trips to buying shows and lots more!

We thank you for your support especially this past year and over the last 14 years! We know you have many choices of where to shop and we are pleased to be on your list!

Check out a few of the goodies we have on sale now – soon to be packed away. And remember we will be closed on Mondays in January!

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Merry Christmas

“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it” John 1:5
Hope. Love. Joy. Peace. Merry Christmas.



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Shop with us

Shop with us on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Enjoy free coffee, mulled cider and dip sampling both days
and a FREE GIFT with purchase.

Sign up for special giveaways each day.

PLUS, We’ll add $20 (one-time) to your rewards card
when you make a purchase – either day!

SHOP SMALL WITH US! Your patronage also supports
other businesses WE buy from – often products made locally
or made in the USA!

Shop Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm



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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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Let the shopping begin!  

York County’s Best Kept Secrets Holiday Highlights Tour begins November 3 and goes until November 19!   What a great shopping adventure to take part in.  A Bit of Country has tickets for this 2+ week long event.  Don’t miss out –  we will have tickets available thru the end of the Tour!

shopping-ladies-holiday-highlights      For more info check here  . . .



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