Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Being closed today did give me time to remake some of the items that were sold out on Wednesday...you never know what is going to sell - that is some of the fun of being a country storekeeper. I made this sweet little woolen peep and nested it on an old wooden spool of thread and they all sold. I only have one spool with thread on it left (that is a pretty spring color) so in the morning I will stop at the Antique Mall up the street from us to look for more. I don't have any pictures of it to share....:( !!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Everyone had to make a detour to get into the store yesterday and I am sure it will be the same today. I tried to "knock" the snow down but it wouldn't budge. Tony was at auction so I was left on my own. Every antique shop has lots of "rope" and every good crafter has lots of "paper".... so the "detour" was made. When I arrived at work all those "icicles" had fallen and big chucks of ice were at the entrance of the store - they were so heavy and certainly would have done some major damage if they fell on someone...or ME !!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I spent the better part of my day making "messes" at the store - big messes!! I had to leave them and hopefully will be able to finish up tomorrow (if that stuff I am not going to talk about doesn't keep me cooped up again) !!!!
I started to move furniture to make new displays and we just don't have the right display pieces to work with right now. I am so pleased with how the upstairs looks that I didn't want to move anything down from there so I shoved and pushed, slid, lifted and rolled till I finally said "that is it"...good enough! The first floor is not very big and there are two large display cupboards that have to stay put. I know I will be moving stuff around again...UNLESS...when I start to fill in it starts to make me smile! I am really trying to be "customer friendly" and not make customers walk into things that are hanging from the beams or bumping into a bench (or barrel) in the middle of the aisle (I do have a habit of decorating like that). Aisle??? Do I have aisles.....I don't think so...more like a "maze" !!
I am thinking Happy Springthyme thoughts and hopefully will be sharing them with everyone who stops in this week.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I love our folk artists...they make such wonderfully crafted treasures for the store....the above are from Barbara Young of Turkey Hollow Folkart....coming soon.....only at THE CINNAMON STICK woohoo !!
I go to the trade show after going to the eye doctor this morning.....he dialated my pupils and let me tell you driving with the sunshine on the snow was quite horrid.....on top of that I couldn't read any of the tags on the items in the booths.....the reps had to read them to me....how embarassing - I had to keep telling my tale of woe....only me does this stuff happen to!!!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
(don't you love Elsie's wings) !!!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I am having a hard time getting started this morning...neighbors stopping in for coffee and to chat about the weather....I really should be sewing bunnies together - or cleaning....or the "dreaded" income tax but instead I am playing on the computer. When I look outside from my office window it is so pretty and serene but that feeling doesn't last me for long.....
I would much rather be at work selling lots of goodies to YOU!! Maybe I will type up a store email and mail it out!!! DAYDREAMING OF SPRING ...I am thinking right after Valentine's Day would be a GOOD time to bring alittle "spring" into the store.....some parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme - !!!