THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
STORE HOURS
Thursday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm
CLOSED- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

GETTING THERE...

UGH!  The weather is not very friendly this winter - trying to make plans is almost impossible.  Weather reports are "screwy"....can't go by them.  I just have to wake up and say hmmmm...today is a good day to (blanky blank)!! (smiling)!
The booth in Morgantown seems to be taking a bit more shape.  I have display pieces yet to sell in the Hereford store, so till that is done (or not done), I have no idea what pieces are going to our booth for sale or just for display.  We did some damage last week so may be (weather again) can move some other things this week.  My goal was to close the upstairs the end of January....get it nice an clean and ready for a new tenant.  Store is still available for rent. 
Meanwhile I am working on Valentine treasures and "thinking" about "Rabbits and Spring". 
Oh yeah and then there is the "Internal Revenue Service" to take care of...I was a bit lackadaisical on some of my bookkeeping over the holidays so that has to be done. 
Lots happening - Although we have the store till March 31 - We plan on closing the store February 25. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

TIZZY LIZZY...

My Mom use to call me that....I think I just now - all these years later - figured out why.  I spend a lot of time in a "tizzy"...I suppose the Lizzy just rhymes.
These past couple weeks have certainly turned my life into a "tizzy" !!  I am usually pretty good at making decisions - certainly regarding business - and most especially figuring out displays.  I always just wing it....no making sketches or purchasing something for a special display...nope, I just wing it.  Displays have always just come together for me.  But, not now.  I am struggling a bit (a lot) figuring our new booth in Morgantown Market.  I need to have all my wares in one place and then I can shove, move, dismantle, re-mantle, undo, redo etc. etc. etc. !  Since that is not going to happen I truly have to arrange it piece by piece.  That is disconcerting but I have some time to try it that way...wish me luck!
Another thing putting me in a "tizzy".... is the excitement I am feeling about starting this new adventure.  I know some people think I am going to be sad leaving the store....the only thing I will miss is YOU...the customers who have always treated me like a good friend.  I am someone who enjoys the interaction of others.  That may be harder than I realize - not having our one on one conversations and catching up with all your news.  (not gonna think about that now)!  I am very excited.
Tomorrow I am going to Morgantown to put up my Valentine Tree...if you are in the neighborhood stop in and see!
Fondly, Judy
This is our mantel in the Hereford store - I was going to sell it but thought it might just be a great display piece in Morgantown - hopefully tomorrow we can see how it looks there.  Sounds like the weather is going to cooperate.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A TALE OF TWO JOURNEYS AND HOW THEY CAME ABOUT....

The Cinnamon Stick (now referred to TCS), first started in Morgantown in 1991 - after 7 years of being Doyle's Country Porch in our home.  This was a very scary adventure (thank you Bev Price for the push)!!  It was a 300 sq. foot store that I made the best I could of that space and we really did make a nice living there.  Ready made customers that visited The Mill Property kept us going...TCS was attached  to the Mill but a separate store.  We enjoyed 9 years at this location.  As we needed (two in college) to make more sales and grow we looked for a second store - it found us (thank you Gail)!!  It was the Hereford store....two floors, basement and finished attic. This was August, 1999! We signed a lease and drove away saying "what the **** did we just do.  We kept both stores opened for one year - until one day (while Tony was working the Hereford store - yeah he use to work it - smiling)  I was in Morgantown wanting to be in Hereford and then I was in Hereford wanting to be in Morgantown.  I had to give one up and it was the smaller Morgantown store.  I have never regretted it, but the fondness for Morgantown has never left me.
That brings us to 18 years later and 18 years "older", when we realized one day we were not going to keep this up forever.  We decided to open in a co-op, get established,  so we never ever had to stop doing what we loved, 
That brought us back to Morgantown to the Market - best decision we made.  We took a nice sized booth but soon found I couldn't do it justice, so we went to a smaller one (that round robin effect)!! I love it there. The owners are great and always looking out for you, the other vendors that I had the chance to meet are all eager and excited about their booths.  A place where everyone works together for the best shopping experience.  AND, my choice as we close the Hereford store the end of February and finish our shopkeeping journey back in Morgantown....yes you can go home again and it is welcoming!!  It isn't easy - change isn't always easy - but change is a new beginning - follow here to see how we are handling it!
This is what I accomplished today....LOL - okay I know not much, but all of this was in our little booth and decisions on what to bring here for displaying our wares, what we will sell here and what we will sell in Hereford are my new challenge....yep - I am UP for it...
You can find us downstairs, first room, surrounded by great vendors...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CHANGES - ENDINGS and BEGINNINGS

December 20, 2017

Dear Country Friends....

It is with "bittersweet" emotion that we tell you - The Cinnamon Stick is closing our store in Hereford, PA !!  We are NOT going out of business.  After over 33 years we have decided to "knock it down" a notch and open a great "new space"  in Morgantown Market.  

Stacy and Doug Thompson (owners of Morgantown Market) run a first class co-op with such an eclectic group of wonderful vendors, that we are jumping at the opportunity to make this our primary place of business.  Our first year and a half there has been a great place to work and sell our country wares.  

We will be located downstairs and have an amazing booth to work with - surrounded by wonderful dealers.   

The Cinnamon Stick, in Hereford, will be OPEN thru January and February with our regular Thursday thru Sunday hours. We will have reduced prices on some items and selling display pieces that we are not taking with us.  

This is going to be a fun adventure (once 18 years of hoarding is sorted).  We look forward to serving you with our same distinct Cinnamon Stick wares in Morgantown.
More info in the coming days - 

We will miss you - our loyal customers - who have given us the opportunity to do what we love.  I certainly will miss our "one on one" conversations and visits - I know that is going to be the hardest ever....missing you.

                                                                  Thankful and Grateful,
              
                                                                            Judy and Tony

PS - we are "not" going out of business...visit us in Morgantown - our booth should be ready by the middle of January... Follow us on Facebook to get daily newsy notes of what is happening and what is for sale.

Morgantown Market

2940 Main St
Morgantown, Pennsylvania 19543

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Halloween

You Can't fool this olde witch...
Those silly witches thought they could pull one over on me....well I am one step (hopefully) ahead of them!  They have gotten together and planned this "shindig" at The Cinnamon Stick and thought I wouldn't find out.  (I am laughing wickedly)!!  
They have this all planned for Thursday, September 7th - thinking they can get away with lots of partying, as no one will know they are there to take them to new homes (where they KNOW they have to behave)!!  Just letting you in on our little secret so you can surprise them - oh much fun is to be had when they get busted!
This is going to be fun... 
                               *~*HALLOWEEN WEEKEND*~*
                                         September 7 - 10
                                        No Tricks all Treats
                                             Refreshments

THE UPCYCLED NEST - is in on all this and is planning a few surprises of her own.   (she is as sneaky as me)!!

We will just go about fussing with the pumpkin guys and gals and decorating as usual...and then SURPRISE...oh how I love surprises!!  I do think the black cats are in on it but they aren't spilling the beans....so we are being very quiet!!

                                                     Wicked fun to be had,
                                                                Judy, Tony and Sharon

THE CINNAMON STICK
59 Star Road, PO Box 671, Hereford, PA  18056
215-541-7907    
Hours:  Thursday thru Saturday  10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
email - cinnamonstick@comcast.net
Facebook - The Cinnamon Stick, Hereford