Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The pictures are some of the "spring" goodies Sharon dropped off while we were gone....everything just says HAPPY SPRINGTHYME...hope you get a chance to stop in this week and see our new treasures!!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sweet little mice will find their way to THE CINNAMON STICK very soon...traveling all the way from Turkey Hollow, Washington !!
Friday, March 20, 2009
The neat part of having a country store is having friends who love what you love and get excited over the same goodies as you do....I have more than my share of blessings.....
My friend Connie - http://logcabinprimitives.blogspot.com - is coming for a visit to the store today...can't wait to see her - it has been a long time since I have given her a "real" hug.
I will take pictures and post them this evening...best be off - just wanted to stop in and say HAPPY SPRING TO YOU !!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
The picture below are the "just born today" peeps at The Cinnamon Stick. Made of hand dyed wool, glass bead eyes and sporting a necklace of purple string. Don't you love the purple string !! Tony got lots of it at a flea market a couple years ago....I use it to tie up packages, make bows and tie price tags on for Easter and spring.
It was damp and rainy in Hereford today...and we weren't very busy...so I busied myself with making peeps, vintage postcard pillows and rearranging some displays....I played alittle bit with our next "event" at the store...Just trying to get my ideas working in my head...Tomorrow is "spring" what a wonderful time of the year!!! HAPPY SPRING TO YOU !!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Now I have the rest of the day to play. I need to make some rabbits for the store and a couple sacks....I took pictures to put on the PT for sale but the items sold - it is hard to keep up-to-date pictures during open house. ( not complaining believe me I am NOT complaining)....I just wanted to explain for those who check out the Handmades for Sale on the PT and don't see any changes.
Tony is already back from auction this morning....BUT he found some real good stuff. An olde country store hat display rack...wonderful olde scale...(found one last week too)...We are a good place to come if you are looking for olde cast iron store scales. Rug beaters, 2 olde baskets - I sold a saddle hook yesterday but he got another one, medicine cupboard and lots more. It was a good day for him (he had to come home as he spent all the money) !!! LOL!!
Have a fun day ----
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Our next class is going to be an altered art/mixed media project.....I have the sample at the store and will take pictures today (yesterday after work I needed to rush home to get to a family affair so I didn't get pics taken)...Brenda is going to teach the class as she is the real QUEEN of altered art at THE CINNAMON STICK. All the info will be on our PT later this evening. I am anxious to share this project with you. Space will be limited for this class as we are using olde medicine bottles and there are only so many available.....(do you remember the pictures I posted with all the olde bottles?? Well, that is what we are using....woohoo!!)
Have a happy Sunday - looks like rain here - thank goodness we are having a warm trend....don't think I can handle anymore snow....!!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
PANSIES !!! One of the sweetest customers came to the store today with a boxful of LANCASTER COUNTY PANSIES !! (I knew there would be lots of pansies in Lancaster!!) Grace and Susan came all the way from Lititz, PA to visit the store and bring me my much wanted pansies.....my heart was so truly filled with joy !! I was so surprised and taken back with such a thoughtful gift - not surprised that Grace would do this as she is so thoughtful and kind....but whohoo!!! I GOT PANSIES !!! THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN....it was the very best present...XOXO to you girls !!!
I truly have the best customers in the whole world.....no mistaking that.....and the best artists and the best friends....I am so truly blessed...!!! I also have the best job in the whole world too!(and yes....the best hubby) !!! (and the best kids and grandkids....)....(are you gagging yet!!LOL!!)
I couldn't wait to decorate the store with all the pansy pots....
Aren't they beautiful !!!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I SOLD LOTS OF EGGS !!! (thank goodness) Still have "plenty" and I had Tony dye some hard boiled ones today that I decorated the store with this evening. It was the only thing I didn't get done...and it can't be Easter at THE CINNAMON STICK without real colored Easter eggs ! The only thing missing was "pansies"....I always have pansies for spring open house...and there were none to be found - NONE... Every nursery - florist - said not until the middle of March....Now if I were in Lancaster (where the store use to be) I bet I could find "pansies"...
I forgot to take pictures....:( I love to take pics of the customers and post them...can't believe I forgot. There is alot of fluffing and shuffling that has to be done but I think I will be ready for the next few days....certainly everyone is ready for SPRING !!
I love to have parties.....
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
I did get some displaying done....infact staying late Sunday evening helped quite a bit. I am happy with the way the store is looking ...quite "springlike" !!! I put out items all day Sunday and sold almost every goodie Barb from Turkey Hollow sent me....I didn't even get to take the pictures...BUT Barb promised more goodies are coming to Pennslyvania...I just have to wait in line (it is fun to be first in line but now I am last....:( ( well worth the wait !! )
So I have no pictures until tomorrow...the floors are a mess from Tony and I running in and out and that will be the last thing I do tomorrow - mop the floors and take pictures. There seems to be alot of things I am doing tomorrow....hmmmmmm !
Tonight MY BATCHELOR picks his "wife to be"....I am so excited...as silly as it seems I love this show and can't wait to see this episode.....I want it to be Melissa....I think she is very special and perfect for Jason. I really thought Deanna (last season) was perfect - and if some kind of twist or turn happens tonight I will not be upset if Jason changes his mind and goes for Deanna.....time will tell....4 hours from now I can hardly wait !! I know what you are thinking.....stop rolling your eyes...!!!