Friday, May 30, 2008

Look Up!

We've noticed that a lot of our customers tend to look at only eye level displays when shopping. Here's 2 pictures of what's up on some high shelfs in the store. We use every space. So LOOK UP!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Can you believe it's almost June First! I keep asking myself where did half the year go already. 4th of July will be here before you know it and I got in the RED mood while re-arrangeing some of the area's in the shop yesterday. I love red and it's a color that you can sneek into just about any decorating theme. I have a lot of red and green in my own home.

Put your curser on the pictures and click.
Sometimes it will make large for a better view of merchandise.

Of course blue is another color that makes you think 4th of July, combine it with some red and you have instant Americana feel.

This Space has a lot of Green. Also note the cute metal Bird cages we just got in.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wildflower Art and Garden show

The Niles Main Street Wildflower, Art and Garden Show is this Sunday May 18th. There are vendors with plants, crafts, etc. on the sidwalk along Niles Blvd. from 10:00 to 4:00 Of course that's free.

Also that day is the the self guided garden tour of local Niles gardens. We have 18 to view this year. That takes place from 10:00 to 3:00. Tickets in advance thru tomorrow, Sat.the 17th are $12.00 and $15.00 day of event.

MY FRIENDS AND I have tickets for sale or you can go on line at and purchase them . It's a real value for that many lovely gardens.

The picture below is one of planters we tend to along Niles Blvd. Be sure to take notice of them next time you come to town. They were purchased with the sale of the Niles Cookbook that we put out as a fund raiser. By the way

MY FRIENDS AND I have some of those for sale too. Check the blog archives for a picture of it.

Hope to see you here on Sunday!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

We had an exciting day in Niles today. We had a film crew from a production company filming a 49'er football commercial in town.
one of the shoot locations was in front of MY FRIENDS AND I.
We had actors coming in and out of the store doing about a zillion takes of the same thing. They also did shoots in front of Tyme For Tea and at the Essany Musem also in front of a house on second street. They are suppose to start being on TV around the 2nd week of June, so watch for them.
It's going to be so fun to see Niles in a commercial.

It took tons of people to film the commerical

I took this from inside the store out

One of shots they did outside the store

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Look at these cute handmade pillows. They will be coming to the shop tomorrow. They are made out of orphan "days of the week" dishtowels. Each one will have the poem "Monday's Child Is Fair Of Face" attached. You can read it below.

by Mother Goose
Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for a living, But the child born on the Sabbath Day, Is fair and wise and good and gay.

Wouldn't it be fun to have a pillow with the day you were born on it? Or give it to a special friend on their Birthday. Don't know what day of the week your Birthday was on, go to this site where I got the poem and you can see.