THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
We are located on the Lower Level in Morgantown Market. Open every day - 10 am to 5 pm
2940 Main Street, Morgantown, PA 19543 and
Zionsville Antique Mall, Rt. 100N., Zionsville, PA



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

EASTER WEEK and OTHER THOUGHTS!!

A new week and a weird feeling as I no longer have a store to go to - finally turned in the keys!  That does not make me sad, just feels different, as for so many years I planned my week as a storekeeper.  Now, I don't need to be anywhere except two mornings a month.  That is something I will have to get use to.  There is plenty to keep me busy in my free time.

Keeping our booth full and interesting in Morgantown is my priority. I am still trying to get a handle on what I am doing with our space.  I love this space - just don't feel I have it all together mentally yet!  (working on it)

Also, after a disappointing lack of sign ups for our Spring Banner Workshop - I need to figure how to get new people interested with the art of paper crafting.  It has been suggested (thank you Stacey) that we do a couple "demos" in our booth to show you how much fun and easy it is to create with paper, scissors and glue!   We have been giving workshops using paper for over 12 years and they are always so much fun.  Morgantown Market has a nice, private classroom where you can learn to create fun projects.  I love getting together to make things, and anyone can do it...you will be surprised how "crafty" you really are!!

Watch for news of when the demos will take place on our Facebook page, here on our blog and the events page of Morgantown Market!!   These will be quick, fun projects, so I can entice you into signing up for our workshops!!

Wishing everyone a HAPPY EASTER.... Judy


Saturday, March 17, 2018

THINKING....MAYBE...

I am thinking it is time to start using our website to sell some of our wares.  There are "storekeeper items" that I will not need in our booth.  (my vintage metal price clips - and metal sign holders for instance)!  Everything in our booth must be priced individually with a code so the cashier knows what dealer had it for sale!  It would be silly not to sell these hard to find vintage wares.

I will let you know when this will start - I need to find a "clean" spot in my house to take decent pictures (not kidding)!!

The store is "almost" empty....just cleaning aids like the vacuum and all that kind of stuff.  I am hoping tomorrow (Sunday, March 18) will be the final day of cleaning...windows are washed, cobwebs are down (oh my 18 years those shutter valances were up there and we NEVER took them down - I mean why would we)??  The fronts were "wand dusted" but oh my the backs...HA!!
And then it will just be the final touches in the powder room (can't take that curtain down quite yet) (smiling)!!

We are "loving" our booth in Morgantown - still not quite "cinnamony" enough for me, but most customers who visit recognize it right away.  Thanks for the compliments and emails girls.   I know it will always be a "work in progress" because I hope to never get satisfied trying to make it better!

Exhausted would be a good word to use for the end of every day (the days keep ending sooner too)!
It takes me forever to find whatever I might be looking for, even when it is right under my nose.  Once I get organized...watch out - I will be on fire~~

Have a great week - and know that my Irish eyes are smiling today....HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS....EVERYTHING!

I am starting to realize I "DO NOT" have a job to go to these days.  I have everyday to do what I want without any kind of schedule ( so you can imagine I am very disorganized and certainly need some kind of order)!
After working on a schedule - a must if you want to be organized - I have NONE.  I get up the same time each day, but no longer have daily book work to do..that feels odd but I am getting use to it.  So instead I stuff eggs, rabbits and pillows.....IF I have them ready to stuff (which usually means a run to the sewing machine).  Or, I make my beloved paper treasures...cut - cut - cut - little snippets for price tags and more.
It has only been 9 days since I closed the store....and I am already in need of a schedule.  I work better that way - I make plans and try to follow through.   On a better note, I am ridiculously happy with our decision to close the store - no regrets - I just have to get use to a new way of life.

Starting with our first "workshop" at Morgantown Market.  I wasn't prepared to do an Easter workshop (but next year I have great ideas), and since SPRING will be here (any day now), I thought making a "Spring Banner" would be much needed.  (to let us know the promise of spring really is going to happen)!

Go to our site - www.picturetrail.com/thecinnamonstick for all the information on this class....you will learn new techniques, the best glues to use, meet new friends and have a finished project to take home.

Join us at the Market for -

The Luck of the Irish Celebration 

Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to 5 pm


Always something "special" happening at Morgantown Market!