flamingo bag

When you come in this weekend, we’ll take 25% off any already red stickered sale priced goodies!  You will find other items at 50% off regular price throughout the shop!!

And see what we checked in this week – our first shipment of 2020 Calendars!  We have cloth calendar towels and a nice assortment of wall calendars (2 different sizes) and more will continue to come in for awhile.  Each year, we have new calendars on sale at 15% off regular price until August 31.  Come in early for the best selection . . . there will not be any special reorders later this year

Have a great July 4th holiday!  A Bit of Country will be closed the entire day!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

July 4th

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July 4, 2019

We are a smallish, local business here in Hanover and right now there’s just two of us “holding down the fort” during our regular 6-days-a-week hours.  Usually, on a holiday, we might shorten our day, BUT this year we unanimously decided that the shop would be closed the whole day for this July 4th holiday. 

We will jump right back to our normal schedule Friday July 5th, after we’ve had a chance to picnic, swim, watch fireworks and whatever else happens to be available on the 4th.  To everyone else out there – have a fun and safe holiday!

July 4th


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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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