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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

THE LAST DAY...

...of February is something to celebrate!  Yippee, Yahoo, Hurrah,  - what a month of frigid temperatures, pesky snowfalls, days of leaving early or closing the store altogether....YES....happy to see February come to a close!

Sounds like March is going to come in "like a lion"....whatever!!  The store is filled with Easter treasures and lots of springthyme goodies...it is a happy place to visit!

We filled up two Rabbit in Jar Workshops in one day...that says a lot about "cabin fever" around here- smiling!!  I am working on another workshop before Easter...an "Egg Wreath"....will send email and pictures about that soon.

Raelyn is still having a hard time getting those lungs to heal...22 days now at CHOP....I can't express the heartache and your prayers are most welcomed.  Wendy has not left her side and we are all trying to fill in when we are needed.  Pray for Tad too...as he is keeping the other 5 children as best he can.

I am having trouble getting deliveries from (of all places) North Carolina....because of severe weather conditions...hugs to all my NC friends. believe me I fully understand!

Wishing everyone a great weekend...Judy




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

...a newsy note

Sharing store email sent yesterday....

THE CINNAMON STICK
THE CINNAMON STICKFebruary 23, 2015
Hi Country Friends,

Is it SPRING yet? (rolling my eyes as I look out the window)!!

It may not be spring outside, however, inside The Cinnamon Stick flowers are blooming, bunnies have left their winter homes and the chirping of newborn peeps spreads "music" thru-out the store.
                         YES we are ready for SPRING!!
If you follow us on Facebook, you are aware that our little granddaughter Raelyn is in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  She is in critical condition, the aftermath of viral pneumonia - your prayers for Raelyn and our family are most welcomed. (hugs)  Raelyn is a delight to everyone and we are anxious to bring her home.

The weather doesn't always cooperate with our store hours...if you are planning a visit and the weather is "iffy", please call in case of early closures.  (215-541-7907)

New goodies arrive daily as we prepare the store for Easter, spring and gardenthyme - it is exciting!  We won't be having a scheduled Spring Open House this season....between the weather, Raelyn and dock strikes - we are presenting our new wares as soon as they arrive.

I am working on two Easter Workshops and will be sending information soon.  Stay warm, stay safe and visit often!

                                    Mantra- patience is a virture,
                                          Your Country Friend,
                                                 Judy
                                 
     


Cadbury bunny is a pattern from Sweetpea Primitives.
                                   

Thursday, February 12, 2015

LIFE DOESN'T ALWAYS GO...

...the way we expect it or want it to go.  Our dear little granddaughter Raelyn is in the PICU at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  She was born with EA/TEF and two viruses have attacked her and turned into pneumonia.  She is on an oscillating ventilator while the viruses continue to run their course.  There have been ups and downs and I am asking for your prayers to help her win this battle.  This is our sweet little girl....she is fighter and has been dubbed "Sugar Rae" by my sister...she is a Champion...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

This little piggy goes to market...

Yes...that little piggy is me...we will be closed Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 as we travel to the Trade Show to find lots and lots and lots of new goodies for The Cinnamon Stick!

It is always exciting to see all the vendors and what they have brought for storekeepers to order.
 It is also very hard to decide what the customer will like and want to purchase.  I am guilty of buying what I love but am learning to have the "new" young customers in mind when I shop!

Country has changed in many ways....we are making those changes to suit our customer base....it is not always easy - I always appreciate "feedback" on what customers want to see in the store.  Being in business for over thirty years,  I have seen many changes but not as "big" as the ones going on now.  If you have something you are trying to find - want us to carry - let us know...we are open to all suggestions as we want our store to be the best!!

Wish me luck at the market....hopefully this little piggy will be "tap dancing" all the way home!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

HAPPY FEBRUARY....

A month of groundhogs, Valentines and President's birthdays....and although it is the shortest month on the calendar, it is always the longest month for me.  February usually is grey, cold and wet....not a good mixture to keep me smiling.  That is why I start to fill the store with lots of flowers and fun Easter goodies.  I believe we all need "color" more so in February than any other month.  

Be looking for new Easter and springthyme treasures all month long.  (and let's hope for no more snow)!!  If it is white outside it will be colorful inside.  

New ribbons, wasp vases, candlesticks and Easter battery tapers have already arrived.  Little bunnies and peeps will start to find their way into nooks and crannies - spring garland and wreaths too. 
I am getting excited .....
...fun Valentine tea towel

...beautiful bouquets

...burlap sack with sprig and nest

...new ribbons (plus much more)!!