Open house is over and it was a fun weekend - the best was seeing olde friends that have been hibernating for awhile....and the second best was NO SNOW! I love when the weathermen get it WRONG! It is always fun to have a special event at the store - a party atmosphere takes life and everyone seems to "know" each other for a time. Sharon, a friend, worker bee and artist, made the best goodies....Mango pound cake, toffee shortbread (lots of chocolate icing) and peeps and eggs sugar cookies. Strawberry Lemonade was the beverage (even though it was cold outside). We just cranked up the heat and pretended it was spring - not hard once you walked into the store as the flowers (faux-but looking so real) were sprouting everywhere. The task at hand is to fill up all the empty spaces with fresh new springthyme treasures - and do that before we open on Wednesday. I did get some wonderful new "pillow bearers" in today from an "olde heart" Terri Leamer. Terri is a young gal with a passion for the past - and a love of history and preserving it. Her items are always historical in nature and the "pillow bearers" are such an item. Real Pennslvania Dutch history. I will post a picture and note all about these on our picturetrail later this week. www.picturetrail.com/thecinnamonstick Hopefully auction will bear us some great new antique items tomorrow and they can get in the store too. All and all it was a good week...I worked hard, and in a hurry, to get it all decorated - just to have it emptied - yes....a good week indeed!