THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
STORE HOURS
Thursday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm
CLOSED- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

Wishing you the best 2014 with health, wealth and much happiness.  It will be a trying year for us as we start the year with Raelyn's operation in February and getting her "straight"...a long process, but as a family we are so good together!!

I must admit I make resolutions every year and quickly dismiss them....EXCEPT - last year I kept a very important one to me - and I didn't break it.  (I did fall off the course a couple times but "quickly" recovered and got back on track).... I promised myself ----

" I would take the HIGH ROAD"

.. and I did....and will continue on that road cause I am of all things - "honorable".


Saturday, December 28, 2013

DID YOU KNOW....

...that I am a "wannabee" Flower shop owner!!  Yes, it's true...but sadly I realized one day I could NOT do it all.  So I sell herbs and gardeny things and that just has to do!  I am also a Candy Shoppe wannabee owner...yes, it's true!  So I made a sweet treat counter in the store - till the economy said "no more"....now it is our Gourmet Goodies and Sweet Treats counter!  I never really wanted to own a Gourmet Food Store----- a Kitchen Gadget shop (?)...oh YES!
But most of all I wanted to be an Antiques dealer and Country store owner - which I have done for over 29 years....however,  I never tire of trying new things and that is what this build up is all about.  I am "itching" to redo again....just not exactly sure what I want to do.  We are going to stop selling the fabric as it never really caught on...I will NOT stop selling our beautiful ribbons etc...they just might move into another room while I figure out what to do with the new space.  Any suggestions???  What would you like to see us "delve" into???  I might make the upstairs antique room into a "garden room only"....fresh herbs right now would make me smile!  (just thinking out loud)....
Goodbye cutting table....
Welcome new space - whatever you may turn out to be~~~

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS


TONY AND I WISH YOU THE MERRIEST OF CHRISTMAS - AND THE HAPPIEST OF THE NEW YEAR!!

Today we celebrate with our daughter's and son's families and the 10 grandchildren...chaotic - well, yes, - fun - absolutely! 

My Christmas wish is that you are blessed as we are.

Fondly, Judy and Tony Doyle


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ORNAMENT WORKSHOP...

Last Friday evening we "finally" were able to have our workshop on making Christmas ornaments...honestly...this weather and my plans are not on the same page at all!
We had a good time..always fun with these gals and once the "complaining" was over (cones look easy to make but sometimes you feel all thumbs - smiling)!!  and the fingers got the "hang" of it - wonderful cone ornies were created!!  These cone star ornaments are so pretty - when completed...they even decorated the back!


..then onto the quick stuff....
Back is a double vintage Bingo card - olde brown paper has been glued to the front and pages from an olde book made a Christmas tree - add a red flannel star...distress everything and ta-da!!!
 ...the last project was - again - one section of the double Bingo card - tinsel trims and pipecleaners added along with vintage cutouts - every single one was unique - and so were the backs...(we like to make the back -even if you can't see it - as cool as the front of projects)!!
 Using stamps, punches, glittery goodies...lots of really fun projects came to life!
 ...aren't they just the sweetest!!
We would love to have you join us for one of our workshops....always fun!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HOT SOUP ON A SNOWY DAY...

The snow is so pretty but it certainly puts a damper on my plans....had to cancel a Christmas workshop this evening - rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 13 but some girls can't make it due to prior commitments...Mother Nature is not being nice.  We have a few openings if anyone is interested check out December 1 post on here.

The store is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday so I am happy I am not missing customers today!

Decided the best thing to do (besides a ton of bookwork) was to make a big pot of potato soup.  Had everything I needed but needed to go to the parsley patch (against the back wall of the house-where it loves to grow) to see if the snow froze it yet.  Yippee...was able to cut a bunch for the soup...smells so good thru the whole house!
(Roads are looking pretty good - think I will send Tony out for some good bread)!!!


Will add parsley at the last 5 minutes of heating up the soup...(yes 1/4 lb of butter is a necessity!!)

Friday, December 6, 2013

FIRST DAY OF SLEIGH RIDE EVENT...

Hope you get a chance to visit during our 5th Annual Sleigh Ride Event with 3 other stores!!  Get your sleigh stamped (*available at the stores participating) to win one of 5 gift certificates...and at The Cinnamon Stick we have a special drawing to win one of these gift sacks filled with goodies!!
Saturday Tony will be on the front porch serving up his now famous "Hot Pockets"...with all the trimmings!
We have restocked the store with those treasures you just "have" to have and there are lots of gift ideas for your family and friends! 
See you soon....

*The Cinnamon Stick - The Henhouse - Zionsville Antique Mall - Homespun

Sunday, December 1, 2013

NEXT WORKSHOP!!

Our next workshop will be Tuesday evening December 10 from 6 to 9 pm.  Tuesday seems to be a good night to create!!
We will be making some primitive ornaments to hang on your tree, pegged rack or anywhere your heart desires!

The cost is $12. all supplies included.
 
The paper tree is made on the back of a vintage Bingo Card - the brown paper is old and has a great aged look.
The Bingo Ornament will have other choices for the center and red, silver, green or gold tinsel garland to rap around.  The back also gets decorated with Christmas stamps and tags...!!
The paper cone wreath is boring till you get all those cones made...(smiling) and then it is fun putting it together and seeing how pretty it turns out!

Hope you can join us - please call or email and save your seat!