Friday, February 29, 2008

More Christmas 2007

Good Doggy!!!

This was only a few days before Christmas with only a few trees left. Sold out early ....... Yeah!!!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Christmas 2007~ Better Late Than Never

These pictures were taken by a friend of ours who's a professional photographer -Bob Lorenz. He lives here in Old Saybrook, but has done most of his work in N. Y.C. ...mostly commerial work. I don't know what he gets out of taking pictures of the shop but I always welcome it. He always takes great shots....more later....

Primitive doll by artist Paulette Andrews of Bits and Pieces

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Lately I've become addicted to blogs from Scandinavia...mostly for their color palette and garden themed rooms...just exactly what you would expect from there. NO IKEA here!!! These are some the most beautiful rooms I've ever seen. The only thing is, I can't read a bit of it, so I just look at the pictures, which are amazing. I've always liked this look for the store, of which I have quite a lot of, but have decided that I will need to do more. The shop is really only open for, Fall, Christmas and Easter. After that it reverts back to looking like a garden center with bags of grass seed, fertilizer and all be it organic pesticides and sprays. It's hard to be serious considered like a nice gift shop when you have those items in your store, no matter how well displayed it is. People expect us to carry garden essentials like that even if I don't find them attractive....and they do sell. But at least for the time I will dream of the day when I can fill my store year round with all the pretty things I see, but could never sell.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tinsel Trading

We have a ton more designs. Great for so many projects or just to add a "little something special" to a card. They all have a bit of glitter on them. All sheets are $6.00. Dresden sheet vary in price.

Just had to show you some of the great things we got from Tinsel Trading at the Gift Show. This is only a small sampling of what we ordered. Great for the advanced crafter and novice.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gift Show

Just got back from the New York Gift Show. Wish we could have had more time there....just so much to see. We did get a lot of great things...fiberglass planters and statuary, garden related gifts and home accents, and of course Fall and Christmas decorations. I'm really excited about all the new fiberglass products we're getting in. Many of our customers last year couldn't believe that they weren't concrete. We also ordered some great gifts for Easter to go along with spring bulbs we'll have. Easter is my favorite holiday so I intend to go all out!!!!You may already know how much I love birds, eggs and nests!!!! So it's just an excuse to get them all out!!! Hope to see you!!!!! TWEET -TWEET