THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
We are now located on the Lower Level in Morgantown Market. A 90 dealer co-op that is just amazing!!
Open every day - 10 am to 5 pm
2940 Main Street, Morgantown, PA 19543



Friday, March 22, 2019

IN THE CRAZY MONTH OF MARCH...

It has been a crazy month of March...especially the weather.  Most of us long for spring - a nice, long drawn out spring.   So we can get out in our gardens and clean up the debris winter has showered on us.  So many sticks and dead leaves  (when I am looking for snowmen arms I can never find any - savomg some this time)!  As I brush them away the herbs are trying to peek thru.  Daffodils are 6-7 inches above ground and I am looking forward to their bright yellow blooms.  I am seeing little patches of green in the woods across from our home - weeds I am sure, but weeds are pretty too.

With Easter being late this year we get to enjoy our Easter decorations for a longer time.   There are lots of Easter decorations in our booth at Morgantown Market - many handmade.  Vintage baskets, wire baskets and little paper baskets can be found (along with bunnies, prints, eggs, pillows and more,)  to fill those baskets.  All make a sweet hostess gift, thank you gift or just a nice thinking of you gift.  Stop in if you "need" (and I know you do) something unique to welcome spring and Easter.

Watch our "Events" page on Facebook as I am working on April workshops....!!

HAPPY SPRING!  HAPPY EASTER!!
Fondly, Judy





Friday, January 25, 2019

OH DEAR, OH ME, OH MY...

I haven't posted here for quite a while and everything changes and it takes me 20 minutes to figure out how to post again.   AND, I constantly tell myself I am going to keep up with this and I fail...so here goes again....I WILL KEEP UP WITH MY BLOG!!

Now that is out of the way (smiling) -  This year is starting out very slowly business wise...not sure why - the economy, the political situation, the rise in interest rates ?? - no matter - it is hard to figure what to sell to bring the customers some joy when they visit Morgantown Market.  We changed around our booth,  had a Valentine workshop (what fun that was), and now working on spring, Easter and an Easter workshop. 

I've been making hard decisions on what to sell, when my friend Joan made a sign (Joan makes the handpainted signs at the Market - her booth is next to the cash counter)..well, Joan's sign said "THIS IS ME".  Those words spoke to me as I made the decision to "just be me".   I love to mix the prim with the vintage, the new with the old, something old into something useful,  and most of all the handmade paper and fabric goods.   The Market is an eclectic mix of unique items from over 80 vendors....two floors of treasures...we are on the lower level in the corner - stop in soon and often as it is constantly changing.





Thursday, October 11, 2018

CHRISTMAS in the COUNTRY...

This year has gone by so fast and now it is almost the end of 2018.   It has certainly been "different"!  Feels odd not planning "open houses" and being able to do all the little extra things we did in the store. I must say,  if there is any place that I fit in, it is Morgantown Market.  Stacey (owner)  always has something special happening in the Market -(and she serves coffee and treats every day too)!

Christmas "Open House" at Morgantown Market officially begins Saturday, November 3 and continues thru-out the season.  They are open everyday 10 am to 5:30 pm.

We will start bringing Christmas into our booth very soon....we just need to "redo" the booth so we can showcase our Christmas goodies.  Follow us on Facebook to  see pictures of new items and of our booth.

As I sew, stuff, paint and create, getting ready for our the Christmas season, I am reminded of how blessed we are to have a such a great place to sell our "countrywares".

Stop in often....

Let the fun begin,
Judy and Tony

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Crow Convention con't from Facebook

....it was an amazing weekend of chatter, fun and chaos!  They are "very" clever birds and although a bit messy at times, it was all worth it. Some of them had so much fun with our customers that they flew home with them.  It was one big party and I didn't want to close at night or end the weekend.  However - all good things must come to an end...!!
NOW - I just heard from a few who want to visit us in our new location...I am so anxious to see these guys and catch up.  I know if you visit you will want to meet them too. In fact - I am hoping to convince these friendly crows to come to Morgantown's Market "Murder of Crows" (that is what a group of crows is called - we are not going to murder any - honest)..October 6 - 8!  I think they would just love this event and YOU will too!  Lots going on this weekend with sales, discounts and more!!
Stop in soon to meet my friends - they just may want to go home with you!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

...the next season

We are only halfway thru July and I am getting very excited about the Fall/Halloween season.  It is a favorite time of the year for me.  Besides the color palate of rust, gold, orange and black, I am needing a change in decor.

While others are tending to their gardens, I am picking fabric to make pumpkins.  So goes the life of a shopkeeper (now known as a "boothkeeper").  Each year those orange orbs show up earlier in the department and craft stores, teasing us into forgetting about summer and to hop on the train of creativity.   I admit it is okay with me.

My living room right now is filled with bins of fall/Halloween goodies.  Some in the make-do stage and some ready to price and sell. (patience Judy)!   I will do the turnover in our booth starting in August - not too much right away, so not to offend the summer worshipers, working my way into changing our space for the next season.   The challenge is, I no longer have "permanent" display pieces (well one or two), so filling it the way I would the store is so completely different.  This has not been easy for me as I felt I was always pretty darn good at displaying our country wares (I am not fond of the word "staging" so you won't hear me use it) and some doubt has me trying to figure that out.  All those years of having wood beams, ladders hanging from the ceiling and those BIG display pieces spoiled me.

Meantime, I am working on Halloween Workshops for August and September.  No dates are set yet - as soon as they are I will post them on our Facebook Events Page.

Enjoy the rest of summer, 
Fondly, Judy