Saturday, January 30, 2010
It is bitter cold in PA....BUT we didn't get the snow that was coming east....it stayed south of us...and I am very happy about that.
Tomorrow morning, very early, I go to see my two grandsons Evan - 9 and Grayden - 8 play Lacrosse - they will be playing against each other.....yikes.....guess I can stand right in the middle....!!! I don't ususally get to see the games as the weekends I am working and only Tony can go...but this game is early and I don't open till noon - and I get to see them both in ACTION !!
The store was a bit quiet for a Saturday....hoping it was the cold weather that had something to do with it....BUT those that did come....bought Valentines and spring sprigs!! Never too soon for SPRING !!!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Not sure if you can decipher what the Love Tokens are.....Brenda (altered art artist) made these for the store. When we had our "ornament exchange" on Martin Luther King's birthday (we have it then every year as we are too busy before Christmas)...(also I couldn't go as it was my brothers funeral)... off track sorry....Well...Brenda hosts the exchange at her home and always make a delicious lunch and each person gets a place setting gift. This is what she made us only with a silver heart. For Valentine's Day she made them with red hearts....red glitter... crowns and wings - the base is a very olde drawer pull. They are in the store now for sale fro $12......and they fit perfectly under our little cloches (the cloches are exclusive to The Cinnamon Stick) !!
Best be on my way to brave the cold......have a nice day everyone !!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
PS - I also put all the snowmen and winter related goodies into hibernation till next year....so this is my own fault !
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I went shopping AGAIN at ACMoore Crafts and found the neatest doily stamp...it just does the edges...just like the paper doilies....it is a Martha of course!! I love paper doilies...they brighten up no matter where you use them. I have them for every season - and plain ones too. Right now I have red and pink hearts to use on my cookie plates and under a little butter pat holding cinnamon hearts. I am goofy - I know...I just love to play!!!
Are you thinking spring??? I am having a hard time NOT thinking spring but don't want to rush the season or everyone will be tired of it before it gets here.... I am so ready to go purchase some daffodils...or hyacinths ( my Mom's favorite flower)...did you visit QUAINT & PLAIN'S blog....she already has daffies and hyacinths brightening her home. I am jealous. I just might have to copy!!!!
Maybe I need to start working on some peeps !!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
I am at the age where these "things" start happening....stinks! Finding out a classmate has passed on - or a friends Mother...all part of life but boy is it ever hard.
So for now I am coming here to celebrate LIFE....(my brother insisted on getting buried in his golf clothes - I don't know if I can even stand it...LOL!!) He loved playing golf and won many "amateur" trophies....his wife and children will do his bidding. (we are Irish what can I say)!!
The store has been busy this week....much appreciated...Valentine's Day seems to have "caught" on - the store is filled with hearts and cupids and just cool stuff. New candles scents have arrived and new STAR tart melters....AND new tin Tart Burners !! Some farmhouse prints on canvas, and new baskets too. (if I ever get them priced and displayed) Sunday I go to the Phildadelphia Gift show to see what new goodies I can find....(I need to keep busy)....Kelly will be working the store....you should stop in and say hello !!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I can't express my love for all of you for your care and concern and kind sentiments for my family. It means more than you could ever realize.
When I became a "blogger" it was something I wasn't so sure I would like.....I guess you can tell I love blogging, reading others blogs and finding new ones. The network of friendships I have made are beyond anything "non-bloggers" could ever understand - AND when a kind word or hug is needed, your "friends" certainly are there for you. I wish I could meet everyone of you in person.
It will be a long few days as arrangements get set in motion - my brother has left a wife of 39 years and two wonderful sons....again ...thank you for your love ...Life goes on....Judy
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
inconclusive - they WANT to come back when they can spend more time (inclement weather -snowstorm- only allowed them to stay for 1 1/2 hours...they like to stay for 4-5 during the wee hours of the morning. Words were heard...I have a disc of the questions asked and RESPONSES....also of a door closing on the first floor (only one door in this room and that is the basement door which has an olde slateboard hanging on it that also bangs when the door is closed..the door is on spring type hinges and closes automatically after being opened )....we did not hear the slateboard banging....the front and back doors have BELLS on them that RING whenever opened or shut! No one was in the store at the time of the door closing (they were in the Hereford Hotel across the street where they also had equipment set up) There are published accounts of the activity that goes on in the Hotel....they are also the owners of our building. Anyway....one thing that I told them was about the drawers on my candy counter - antique card catalog table from a library 9 feet long - with 30 drawers (15 over 15) that I keep candy in for sale. Many mornings when I come into the store some or all the drawers are closed....I keep them open. they set up a video camera but nothing happened. However when they were in the basement (3 women) also 3 men in the attic...then they traded places (I have NEVER had any experiences in the basement and did not know they were going down there - I left a mess) Anyway the men got nothing when they were in the basement.. ..the women got lots of action....heavy breathing (bit it did not record) They had a machine that lit up when forceful energy was there. They asked many questions (all on the disc) and got responses with the lights...but when they asked if this person was the one who closed the drawers on the candy counter the machine really lit up and was flashing....you can hear the response of the women....all excited saying whoa....it wasn't till later in the evening that the "door closing" was heard - when no one was in the store... I do think it was one of the candy drawers being shut.....I am going to close one of the drawers when I go to the store to see if that is the same sound. FUN! There is lots more...words - answers to questions - and very distinguishable - very exciting.
After everyone left (Kay from the store next to ours HOMESPUN stayed too to hear)...the store was very dark and I was there alone....it did feel a bit "creepy" !!
I have to go to the store now to WORK ....so I will tell you more later. What a unique experience this is!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
A paper basket with pretty embellishments with more sweets - a nice gift for someone special.
"Truffle Box"....we will make this octagon shaped box to fill with delicious "truffles" !! Yummy!!
...and Valentine's Day is not complete with out a Valentine Card.....we will make the card and the envelope to put it in.....there are many different papers and colors so creativity is on the menu! We even have a surprise project to make with our "scraps" !!! Check our Class Schedule Album at www.picturetrail.com/thecinnamonstick for date and costs. I promise you will have fun if you join us~~~~
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
(feathers came from Turkey Hollow - Barb collects and shares)
I am not sure exactly what I am going to make yet.....gotta go "surfing" for some good ideas.... Hope your weekend was fine.....thinking mine is going to be very busy...!!
Friday, January 1, 2010
#2 - To THINK before I speak! (gosh that is hard as I am someone who "wears" my feelings on the outside!)
#3 - To clean the windows in the store (that one is for you Barb!) (private joke) !!
#4 - To be better organized with everything!
#5 - To advertise the store more and make a bigger effort to get "new" business!
#6 - To ALWAYS be true to who The Cinnamon Stick is and make it work!
#7 - To make something new for the store every day!
Okay...that is it for now...(I am sure Tony would add a few items to this list but hey...it's my list!) I am sure I will find more to add later.
I am trying to clean my whole house before friends come for dinner....and pinnacle (girls against the guys)
Hmmmm.....maybe that should be #8 - Be a better housekeeper........hmmmm...naw - !!!