We are now located on the Lower Level in Morgantown Market. A 90 dealer co-op that is just amazing!!
Open every day - 10 am to 5 pm
2940 Main Street, Morgantown, PA 19543

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


 Things change constantly every day we are open in the store....The "Attic Studio" has one table left in it and a rug.  Oh yeah one trash can and a clock.  It sure looks different that it did a little bit ago.

Ironically this is what I was working on today....but not for a get my spring goodies ready for Morgantown Market.  I will miss these fun times and hope I can get my act together soon to have some workshops at Morgantown Market.  

Changes keep happening...the UPSTAIRS is now DOWNSTAIRS except for a few odds and ends...the second floor of The Cinnamon Stick is now closed.  There are candles I need to bring downstairs (and find a place to put them (smiling)...they are ALL 25% off.

We still have lots of good country wares for you to purchase and I am going to decorate with Easter items and new goodies that arrived last Thursday and some arriving this Friday. so when you visit there will be something new to see.  I am planning on closing the store February 25th....unless the weather gets crazy and we miss days open.  We are not officially out of Hereford until March 31st., so if weather puts a damper on February...we will stay open a bit longer. 

Morgantown Market is such a fun place to be....honestly, you will love shopping there.  Vendors are super nice, management is excellent and will help answer any questions you might have.   There is such an eclectic array of treasures to be found...and if you leave without a purchase then you just were not in the mood to buy anything that day !! 

Our booth is coming along nicely....I am finally getting the "feel" for it.   I hope you will stop by soon and check us out.  
The "Market" is having "CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS" February 9, 10, 11th - this is a fun event so mark you calendars....!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


UGH!  The weather is not very friendly this winter - trying to make plans is almost impossible.  Weather reports are "screwy"....can't go by them.  I just have to wake up and say is a good day to (blanky blank)!! (smiling)!
The booth in Morgantown seems to be taking a bit more shape.  I have display pieces yet to sell in the Hereford store, so till that is done (or not done), I have no idea what pieces are going to our booth for sale or just for display.  We did some damage last week so may be (weather again) can move some other things this week.  My goal was to close the upstairs the end of January....get it nice an clean and ready for a new tenant.  Store is still available for rent. 
Meanwhile I am working on Valentine treasures and "thinking" about "Rabbits and Spring". 
Oh yeah and then there is the "Internal Revenue Service" to take care of...I was a bit lackadaisical on some of my bookkeeping over the holidays so that has to be done. 
Lots happening - Although we have the store till March 31 - We plan on closing the store February 25. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


My Mom use to call me that....I think I just now - all these years later - figured out why.  I spend a lot of time in a "tizzy"...I suppose the Lizzy just rhymes.
These past couple weeks have certainly turned my life into a "tizzy" !!  I am usually pretty good at making decisions - certainly regarding business - and most especially figuring out displays.  I always just wing making sketches or purchasing something for a special display...nope, I just wing it.  Displays have always just come together for me.  But, not now.  I am struggling a bit (a lot) figuring our new booth in Morgantown Market.  I need to have all my wares in one place and then I can shove, move, dismantle, re-mantle, undo, redo etc. etc. etc. !  Since that is not going to happen I truly have to arrange it piece by piece.  That is disconcerting but I have some time to try it that way...wish me luck!
Another thing putting me in a "tizzy".... is the excitement I am feeling about starting this new adventure.  I know some people think I am going to be sad leaving the store....the only thing I will miss is YOU...the customers who have always treated me like a good friend.  I am someone who enjoys the interaction of others.  That may be harder than I realize - not having our one on one conversations and catching up with all your news.  (not gonna think about that now)!  I am very excited.
Tomorrow I am going to Morgantown to put up my Valentine Tree...if you are in the neighborhood stop in and see!
Fondly, Judy
This is our mantel in the Hereford store - I was going to sell it but thought it might just be a great display piece in Morgantown - hopefully tomorrow we can see how it looks there.  Sounds like the weather is going to cooperate.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


The Cinnamon Stick (now referred to TCS), first started in Morgantown in 1991 - after 7 years of being Doyle's Country Porch in our home.  This was a very scary adventure (thank you Bev Price for the push)!!  It was a 300 sq. foot store that I made the best I could of that space and we really did make a nice living there.  Ready made customers that visited The Mill Property kept us going...TCS was attached  to the Mill but a separate store.  We enjoyed 9 years at this location.  As we needed (two in college) to make more sales and grow we looked for a second store - it found us (thank you Gail)!!  It was the Hereford store....two floors, basement and finished attic. This was August, 1999! We signed a lease and drove away saying "what the **** did we just do.  We kept both stores opened for one year - until one day (while Tony was working the Hereford store - yeah he use to work it - smiling)  I was in Morgantown wanting to be in Hereford and then I was in Hereford wanting to be in Morgantown.  I had to give one up and it was the smaller Morgantown store.  I have never regretted it, but the fondness for Morgantown has never left me.
That brings us to 18 years later and 18 years "older", when we realized one day we were not going to keep this up forever.  We decided to open in a co-op, get established,  so we never ever had to stop doing what we loved, 
That brought us back to Morgantown to the Market - best decision we made.  We took a nice sized booth but soon found I couldn't do it justice, so we went to a smaller one (that round robin effect)!! I love it there. The owners are great and always looking out for you, the other vendors that I had the chance to meet are all eager and excited about their booths.  A place where everyone works together for the best shopping experience.  AND, my choice as we close the Hereford store the end of February and finish our shopkeeping journey back in Morgantown....yes you can go home again and it is welcoming!!  It isn't easy - change isn't always easy - but change is a new beginning - follow here to see how we are handling it!
This is what I accomplished today....LOL - okay I know not much, but all of this was in our little booth and decisions on what to bring here for displaying our wares, what we will sell here and what we will sell in Hereford are my new challenge....yep - I am UP for it...
You can find us downstairs, first room, surrounded by great vendors...