Friday, November 30, 2007

OR miss shopping at MY FRIENDS AND I!! If you need something special for Christmas giving, come on in, we'll help you find it. We are extending the sale thru Sunday. Every booth has something on sale. For instance space #1 has Christmas 25% off and 10% off everything else. Tell us you saw this blog and be entered in the drawing for a $100.00 Gift Certificate.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent Thanksgiving in IL. with my children, that's why no new blogs lately. But I hope to be able to post some good stuff for the rest of the year.

A while back I put on a link for a darling Nov. calendar page that you could print out, the Dec. one is just a cute, click here to print it.

Don't forget that 5 Niles stores have grouped together for a SALE starting tomorrow. Read about it in my last post. Hope to see you in MY FRIENDS AND I ! All the girls are doing some kind of sale in their spaces, come and check it out.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sale and other events in Niles

10 to 50 % off SALE at these 5 shops
Antique Treasures 37541 Niles Blvd.
Bite and Browse 37565 Niles Blvd.
Keith's Collectibles 37573 Niles Blvd.
My Friends and I 37521 Niles Blvd.
Tyme For Tea 37501 Niles Blvd.
Thurs. Nov. 29th
Friday Nov. 30th
Sat. Dec. 1st
10:00 AM till 7:00 PM
Print this out and bring to any of the above shops during the 3 day sale for a chance to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate that can be redeemed at any of the above stores.

More Niles events. Mark your calendars!

Friday Nov. 23, Saturday Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25
Niles shops have their Annual Christmas Open House
Friday Night Nov. 23
Christmas Tree Lighting 6:00 - Parade of lights 6:30
Information 510 792-8023

Saturday December 8th
The Niles Main Street Association presents the annual
Christmas Home Tour
There will be 8 to 10 Niles homes on tour this year.
Cookies and coffee will be served at the Essay Museum along with short silent films from 3:00 to 5:00
You can buy your tickets at My Friends and I for $15.00 in advance or $20.00 day of. Tickets and info also available at

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm always looking for new goodies on the Web to pass on. These are so cute. They are paper tea bag envelopes that you can print out, cut, and fold. When your done, it will look like the one below. Give them to your friends with your favorite tea bag flavor . What a great way to present a little something to someone you care about. Would'nt a co-worker be surprised to find one of these on their desk? Make sure you check out the other free printables this gal has on her site. Lots of fun stuff here!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Some Gift Ideals

Know a Disney Collector? This Micky is soooo cute. There are other Disney items in the store right now that are pretty cute too.
The two little boxed Snowman candles would make a great hostess gift, teacher gift, thank you gift, etc. etc. You could take them out of the box and have two little gifts.
All these little guys aren't made to just sit around and look cute, they have a zipper in the back so you can fill their see through tummies with goodies, like candy, jewelry, money, etc. etc.
Here are some different gift tags. They are handmade with vintage braiding and buttons. It's a gift in it's self, especially for a sewer.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Old Tins

These aren't actually my tins, but I have a thing for them. Any kind. Kitchen cannisters are at home in my office, sewing room, family room as well as the kitchen. I guess you'd say I collect them! I saw these pictures on another blog site and thought I'd share with you. I will take some pictures of my tins in the next day or two and post them. MY FRIENDS AND I has some in the store right now that you might want to check out if the tin collecting bug is starting to get to you. Really, you can store so much in them. I have some full of buttons and thread and I have an old tin bread box full of bills LOL, and a Bread box that I keep receipts in. As I'm writing this, I'm thinking "I might need some more!"

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I found this site on the web today and printed off the November calendar page. CUTE! Go there and print one off for your selfs.
Be sure to mark the Friday after Thanksgiving with a star, it's our Annual Parade of Lights and Christmas Tree lighting in Niles.