THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
STORE HOURS
Thursday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm
Monday - 10 am to 4 pm
CLOSED- Tuesday and Wednesday
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

LOTS OF UPDATES!!!

Sometimes life just doesn't give me enough "thyme" to do all I want to do...then I get bummed and don't accomplish hardly anything...Gotta fix that in me!

The Herb Faire was great...lots of new faces, however we still have lots of herbs left and they are wonderful plants to add or start an herb garden...stop soon !!  Many can be planted in pots and brought indoors in the fall. A true delight to use fresh herbs in your cooking.

New goodies are in the store (almost every day new items arrive).  Candles are restocked, garden treasures, soaps and lotions, fun Americana wares - great for summertime decorating, and soon it will be Strawberry time in Pennsylvania.  Nothing better than a strawberry picked ripe from the fields.  We may plan a special event for June with strawberries...(mentally working on it)!

Raelyn is doing so well....still at Children's Hospital in Phila....15 weeks.  This has been a long and painful journey.  Wendy is still at her side and so ready to come home to her other children.  You do what you have to do in life for your kids...I am amazed at her strength and determination.  Still some hurdles to jump over but Raelyn is off the oxygen, wearing a Cpap only at night...weaning of meds is almost over (withdrawal has been a bit of a nightmare for her)...she plays, smiles and waves to everyone who passes by her.  She is out of the Pediatric Intensive Care and on the Pulmonary floor...hoping the hurdles get JUMPED and she is home soon.  Thanking everyone who has said prayers for her and our family.  Miracles happen and God listens to all of us.



We are taking orders for the Garden Gal.





Saturday, April 25, 2015

KEEP CALM & CREATE WORKSHOPS...


On certain "THURSDAYS" of the month  - in the Attic Studio - we have our KEEP CALM & CREATE time.  We will open the studio for you to come create project(s) that we have prepared for that day.  For a small fee  -  All supplies, papers, scissors, buttons and bows, patterns, tools and all the other "thig-a-mi-jigs" are at your disposal to create with.

Hours are "anytime" between 12 and 4 pm...you may come for all four hours or you may come for an hour or two or three...your choice!

All projects will be posted on our Facebook page and this blog with the date and pictures of the project - along with cost.  Unfortunately I do not have a "workable" schedule and many of "Thursdays" are posted last minute.  (but always fun)!

Reservations are necessary as we only have 10 seats available.  Sometimes it will be a full house, other times maybe just you and me!  The store is open and I will create with you as much as I can between customers!  (my girlfriend time)!  You can call or email to save your seat -
215-541-7907  cinnamonstick@comcast.net.  Last minute calls are certainly encouraged!  (I know your schedule is crazy too)!

Lastly, as there are two stores sharing the parking lot, please park in the "upper lot" (the lot right as you first come in) - if that is full, you may park across the street at the Tavern "ON THE GRAVEL LOT" - they are our nice Landlords and give us permission.

Any questions just ask - we hope that you will come create with us!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

SPRING HAS ARRIVED...

I am truly hoping (although I know some days will be a bit cool) that SPRING has arrived here in PA.  With that, I am hoping we HAVE a really nice, long spring and everyone gets to enjoy working in their gardens, dressing with their spring wardrobe and wearing their summer flip-flops or sandels of choice!!  Feels like it has been a long time coming.

The store is filled with garden goodies, new spring/summer candle scents, soaps and handcreams to keep your hands soft after hard garden toiling.  We have old and new flower pots...(the old ones are so much better than new clay pots that break easily) in all sizes.  Funky containers to fill with flowers or herbs to decorate patios, porches or garden walkways.  (and many more fun treasures)!

Our Herb Faire & Market is May 8, 9 10.  Flyers are in the store along with a reprinting of our CINNAMON THYMES herb booklet.  A fun gift for Mother's Day (or any day) ...an herb plant, planted in one of our old flower pots and a Cinnamon Thymes herb booklet.  

Raelyn is now 10 1/2 weeks at CHOP.....she is recovering but it is a long road to wellness.  Many bumps along the way -  she is such a feisty little fighter and won't let anything stop her from healing.  
As a family we are missing her so much and hope you keep praying that she comes home soon...XO





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

THINKING ABOUT MY HERB GARDEN...

The past two winters have certainly played havoc on our herb garden at the store and gardens in the front of the store,    The plow trucks "spray" their "salt" so hard it ends up on the front porch...not complaining as we NEED them, but what a mess it makes.  The salt mixture has just about destroyed everything we had planted ...winter has really hurt the Herb Garden on the side of the store too.   Sort of feel we will be starting from scratch...IF spring ever decides to visit this year!!

Our Herb Faire & Market  will be held - May 8, 9 10...stop in the store for a flyer (we do sell the best herb plants)!!  This is always a fun weekend !!  All our garden treasures will be for sale...and the Garden Fairies make delicious herbal treats to enjoy while you are shopping.

Raelyn is still in the hospital...it will be 10 weeks on Friday the 17th.  This has been such a roller coaster journey for this little one.  There is light at the end of the tunnel as Raelyn is recovering...but the risky and hard part is just beginning with withdrawal from the sedation and other medicines she has been on for so long.  Many things happen in the course of the day and night and, Wendy (her Mom) has been by her side - there to comfort and advocate.  We appreciate all the prayers you have for Raelyn and our family and ask that you continue as we KNOW God hears your voices....XO
 Pictures from past Herb Faires...








Wednesday, April 8, 2015

APRIL SHOWERS...

For some reason time seems to be going so fast  - maybe cause I feel am busy doing many things but doesn't feel like much is getting accomplished.  (I'm getting slower for sure)!!

I am hoping everyone had a wonderful Easter - unfortunately I ended up with a nasty cold and it seems to not want to go away.  I am in "transformation" mode to get the store ready for Garden Thyme.  Watching the woods start to bud across the street from our home and the trees with specks of green where leaves will soon unfurl...is a happy sight.  Daffodils are even starting to show buds...it has been a long, cold winter here in our neck of the woods.

It could be worse.....we are getting a lot of rain - but NO SNOW !!  (happy face)!!

I am busy making plans for our Herb Faire and Market and can't wait for the "Flea Markets" to open...for auctions to be plentiful and to get the store filled with treasures old and new!  Spring is finally going to happen...yippee ki yay!!

Many new spring goodies have arrived and I am getting them priced and displayed as fast as I can...my most fun! (well not the pricing but the displaying is)!!

Come visit soon....I promise not to talk too much !!