Merry Christmas to All of You from All of Us!!

Taking a moment to thank everyone for their support this year and to wish all a Merry Christmas and  the Happiest of New Years!

A little present to myself -!

A little present to myself

A reminder to sing praises throughout the year for every blessing we receive!

A just and fair reward for a looooong night

And another reminder to keep Christmas in our hearts all year long ….. as children seem to do so much easier than adults!

Pretty Things in the Shop!

Took a look around today to see what new things have arrived in the shop and found these pretties to show you!

Love the colors here - so soothing!

Love the colors here - so soothing!

UPDATE:  Goodness,  the sweet little clock sold within minutes of my listing it on Etsy-thank you so much!

And another arrangement:

And again - very restful!

And again - very restful!

And to change the subject a little, I just noticed Tobi brought in this beautiful necklace loaded with charms!

Love the gold and black!

Love the gold and black!

Overall view

Overall view

Another closeup of the 13 charms

Another closeup of the 13 charms

If you’d like to be the new owner of the necklace ($45 + $3  shipping in the USA), just drop us a note and we’ll invoice you through Paypal.

Be sure to click on the pictures for an especially closeup view.  (The clocks are in our Etsy store!)

Oh Look – A Smart Shopper Coupon!

Be checking your mail boxes in the Salem area  (sorry, not all zip codes included in this new publication yet) for this coupon:

coupon

coupon

Found in the Smart Shopper mailer with this cover (along with lots of other great deals  too!):

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Smart Shopper cover

This notice will also go out to all our customers and friends on our mailing list.  So be checking your mailbox!!  This coupon is limited to one per customer please.  We will ask that you sign and date it for our files to keep it fair for everyone.  Enjoy!

UPDATE:  To be mailed next week so be looking about the 17th of December!

A little bitty rant-please don’t read if it upsets you!

I am just wondering if any other shop owners have heard this one?

Two customers (new faces to us!) walked in today and demanded we ignore our lease agreements with our vendors to offer special treatment to them because “in this economy” they thought the vendor would want to make the sale (based on their demands).

I politely explained that we couldn’t take the risk on our vendor’s behalf and that all sales were final.  The item was a very nice chair and they wanted to take it to their sister’s out of town to see how it looked against the wall they wanted to use it near.  It is a very nice piece, reasonably priced and very classic in style.  I offered to let them take a picture of the item they were unsure of, take measurements for them, etc.

One had been here three days in a row and knew our policy-I explained it to her yesterday politely.  Brought her sister today to see if another partner was working today perhaps,  because we do alternate days.  – She must have been surprised that all three of us were actually here! –

They bought the item and another and have a third on hold-so what was the problem??

 Our customers tell us we have the best prices around and a terrific selection so we know we are supplying a need in this economy.  Why the hassle over an item they had obviously thought hard about,  searched for in other stores (yesterday’s parting shot), and  decided  fit the bill???

I really don’t get it!

 

On a lighter note…….I do get this!!!!!

Isn't this a keeper?!!

Isn't this a keeper?!!

Sorry for the odd angle-can’t get far enough back from it – a wall in the way-imagine that!

Love these labels!!!

A huge Thank You to Dawn at The Feathered Nest  for the beautiful rework of a gorgeous label that Karen at The Graphics Fairy  found.  I dowloaded, printed, fussed a bit, figured out something new on my computer, printed several more times until I got it right (!), cut and applied them to these lovely bottles I found recently and filled with white buttons!

Both of them

Both of them

For not being very crafty, something is rubbing off on me from all the wonderful blogs I devour daily I do believe!

Pretty, huh?

Pretty, huh?

 

Thank you,  ladies, for all your help!

Estelle worked wonders in the basement…..

as you can see in the following pictures.  We have a new vendor joining us this week and one of the downstairs spaces needed to be emptied.  Instead she did a complete reset and since I haven’t shown you what it looked like lately here is a sample:

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Our little red corner

A bit more primitive

A bit more primitive

And next week – new shots from our newest vendor.  Have a great weekend!

Ready to Party!

Love these old petticoats or cancan slips and this one is a yummy midnight blue!  Add the vintage beaded and sequin shell and you have a outfit for your next party!  (and if you have been good this year, we even have a vintage mink shrug available to top it all off!  Just have Santa contact us…)

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UPDATE:  The gorgeous petticoat has sold and is soon to be replaced with a fab black one!  Thank you to the new owner!