50 years On -Re-opening

50 years On -Re-opening

Hello everyone – This Friday, February 15, we came out of our winter hibernation and the shop is open again from Friday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During our winter break, which started at the end of Martin Luther King Day, Linda went on a buying...
Into the Winter

Into the Winter

As I write this, the Sunday of Marin Luther King weekend, we’re in the middle of a good old fashioned snowstorm that’s dumping between 12-20 inches of snow on the area. We’re either in the midst of the “bleak mid-winter, with snow on snow on...

Best for 2019 – Just Getting Started

    We hope everyone had a great Christmas and holiday interlude, and if you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by in person to take advantage of our 25 percent off discount store-wide. Yep, everything. I tried earlier this year to get it together with...

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Before it’s too late, we wanted to remind everyone that the countdown clock has begun – we’re now inside the 12 day window that signals the run up to Christmas is actually here! Uh oh. Now the pressure’s on. So take a deep breath and relax...

We look forward to the 50th

In case you missed it — miss it no longer – a really nice article about our shop has appeared in the Holiday Issue of Stratton Magazine and if you click on that link you’ll find a story about our shop and our upcoming 50th anniversary year of...

Fall Foliage

All of a sudden, it’s that time of year again. By that we mean Fall, when the summer sun is fading and the leaves are sweetly turning, as the old song goes. Only a few weeks ago, the surrounding mountains were an unbroken sea of green. Now, not so much. A little...
Santa Returns!

Santa Returns!

One of the biggest days on our calendar is rapidly approaching. Mark Saturday, Oct. 13, for a trip up to the Northshire, as we tend to call it up this way (Bennington County in Vermont is one of those unique places where, growing out of colonial times, counties were...

Christmas Chronicle 7.22.18 – New Products

One of the things we hope to highlight on these pages are new and interesting products that keep arriving to help you bring new creative twists and looks to your holiday decorating. One of them is these new tree lights from Roman, Inc., a company we’ve been...

Activities and Lots of Stuff to Do

One of the things we used to enjoy highlighting in our newsletters back in the era before websites, blogs and social media were all the activities you could enjoy while cruising the Green Mountain State, with a special eye as to what you could do here, in our corner...

Arlington Renewal Continues

A few of you may remember I weighed in on the subject of our neighbors in the next-door town of Arlington undertaking a local civic initiative to bring a little “shine” back to the town some feared it had lost. In case you missed it, you can find it here:...