Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
When leaving the store at closing this evening I was in awe at what I saw in the sky. The moon was just peeking over the hills and it was almost dark. It was such beautiful site. I had to call my kids in IL. and tell them they were looking at the same moon I was, made me feel closer to them.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
One of our customers came in shopping and tried on the little hat you see in the last picture. It looked so cute on her, but she resisted and didn't buy it, so it's still available.
These were taken with my new camera, hopefully I'll get better!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Look at the last post about our SALE and the Parade. Now you have another reason to shop Niles , a peek at the Plaza. It's so beautiful and their not done yet!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Big Santa book and Santa ornament are new, but the Raggedy Ann Book is vintage. It's all tucked in a really cute giant red cup that's as big as a bowl.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Now that I'm back I've been pricing and rearranging areas in the store. That is one of the things I enjoy doing at My Friends And I not so much the pricing, but the rearranging. It's really a pleasure to work with all the cute stuff we have. I also re-did the windows. The Big Ol' Santa is sitting in his place of honor in the window. He's not for sale, but for enjoyment. Mary, dealer #14 made his soft sulpture head a long time ago and we put him back together, head, coat, pants and boots in that order almost every year.
Hope you come see the windows and admire him.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
The big talk and concern around this area is the Oct. rain, which was record amounts and the fields of feed corn and soy beans still too wet to harvest. Every shop we went in today talked about it. I guess they can't weight the corn wet, so it has to be dry or taken to a place that drys it, which is of course is a added expense to the farmer. But those places are too busy to take new customers. It's something we in the bay area don't even think about, but the poor farmers here are losing money everyday they can't get their fields harvested.
Looks like the weather is going to be dry for a few days so maybe they can get their crop in.
Keep checking back for those pictures I mentioned and more on my IL. adventure.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
This year with Brother and Sister tag alongs we probably had close to 550 kids. The little goblins were so well behaved and we heard lots of Happy Halloween and Thank You's.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Speaking of pretty, this picture was taken last night just at dusk out my front door. I went to put the trash out and when I saw the sky I dropped the bag and made a run for my camera. It was so beautiful. The little bright dot in the sky is the moon.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
All this makes me think of my Mom who loved to collect cookbooks and to try out new recipes Although I don't love cooking like she did (how many of us do any more) I do enjoy old cookbooks. To me they bring back fond memories of home and my Mother in her apron cooking. Speaking of aprons, you'll find some of those in the shop too! Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
My car is loaded with boxes full of bargains. Remember ALL my sales Dealer #1 is going to this years Diabetes Walk T0 Find A Cure
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Speaking of September, mark your calendar for our patio sale behind Tyme For Tea on Sept. 12th. There will be some real bargains and I'm giving all the money from my sales (dealer #1) to the Walk to Fight Diabetes. As many of you know my 9 year old Grandson has type 1 Diabetes and has had it since he was 4, so this is a fund raiser near and dear to my heart. You can go here and read all about Tyler and the Walk. Come to the sale and get something fun at a good price and help the fight to find a cure. I'll keep giving you little reminders right up to the sale so you won't forget!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
To begin with MY FRIENDS AND I are joining with ANTIQUE TREASURES and TYME FOR TEA for a 2nd Saturday of the month OUTDOOR BARGAIN SALE. It will be held on the patio behind TYME FOR TEA, 37501 Niles Blvd. The date for the first one is August 8th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 2nd one is September 12, and last one is October 10. Bring some friends and come shop our Outdoor Bargain sale. Oh yes, Charlotte, the Candy Lady in Tyme For Tea will be offering her delicious Fudge, Buy Two, Get One Free. Yum.......Who doesn't like Fudge. Just another reason to shop our OUTDOOR BARGAIN SALE!
Saturday August 15 is the Niles Merchant Assoc. 13th Annual Hot August Niles Car Show. Come listen to 50's music and of course see all the beatuiful cars that will be parked along Niles Blvd. Gals let the guys look at cars and you shop at MY FRIENDS AND I!
Sunday August 30th is the BIG Antique faire and Flea Market that is held on Niles Blvd, the side streets and parking lots here in Niles. MY FRIENDS AND I will have stuff for sale in the back of our shop that day AND it's been a tradition that we have HALLOWEEN in the store the day of the Antique
fair. It's a Great day for shopping!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here's some news that I'm sad to blog about. Roseanne dealer #4 is leaving MY FRIENDS AND I the end of the month. She has a full time job and just can't keep up with being at MY FRIENDS AND I any more. Although we understand we will sure miss her. Her space is the one with all the beautiful Silver and lots of linens. Our loss is your gain, because everything in her space is now 40% off
Monday, July 6, 2009
I will try and post a little more often as long as I have service. We're going to some of my favorite stores this week, hopefully I'll find more good stuff.
OOPS! Just saw that the date is wrong in the picture it should be 1st of Aug.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here are just a few of the items I bought. I love the planter and vase.