Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How cute is this!

I don't know how many of you shop at Raley's but you need to go there and see these bags. I commented to the check out girl how cute the snowman was and she said "He is isn't he? Be sure to read the story on the back." What???? story on back. It's really fun and it's a continuing story! Talk about good marketing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Starting today some of the girls in the shop are putting Sale tags on some pretty cute merchandise in their spaces. This is the first announcement about it. We need to make room for new merchandise coming in 2011. Come in and see what gets marked Sale from now till the end of December.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Niles events etc.

There is plenty of stuff going on in Niles this time of year. Did you know that Niles has a web site and you can get all the info about events etc. all year long? Click here and it will take to to the site and you can read about the Christmas Parade and tree lighting happening on Friday Nov. 26 also read about the Annual Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 11th and about the on going Tree Auction MY FRIENDS AND I and several other shops in town are participating in for needy Niles families. It's worth bookmarking the site and checking it often. Even shops advertise their special events there. SHOP NILES!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fun site to check out

I'm always looking for fun sites with free things to print. Here's one for you to see. Click here
Lots of cute things.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cute Fall Memory Game To Print

I was out in Blog land and found this site where you can print this very cute Memory Game. FUN for little and big kids alike. You could use larger value coins for the older ones or how about chocolate coins.
Heck I think my husband would play this if I made the coins worth more. LOL
To see her blog and print the game click here

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Books

These are delightful Golden books and other "like" Golden books from my own personal collection. I collected them for years and every Christmas it was a tradition to read them to my kids and then their's. Sadly kids grow up even Grandkids. I decided to sell some of them.

I did keep some of my favorites just in case I am fortunate enough to be around and able to read them to some Great Grandkids one day. (Not too soon, my Grandkids aren't old enough for that yet!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

New vintage items

just arrived at the shop. Pretty yellow vase marked USA on bottom (it's actually more yellow than the picture shows) and a cute little yellow flower frog. The darling baby picture is tin. Soooo cute.

Really pretty pair of pink lamps. It's not easy to find a matching pair.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage books make great gifts.

We have quite a few vintage books in the shop right now and children's books are one of my favorites. Christmas is the perfect time to begin a collection for a child or an adult. The Billie Whiskers books pictured are dated 1903 and up. They have several titles in the series and we have 7 different titles available. Not only are the stories cute but the color illustrations are wonderful. The publisher is the Saalfield Publishing Company. By the inscription inside the book they were a gift to a child in 1927. A lot of people feel having an inscription inside a book makes it more special. Me included!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Franciscan and Gladding MCBean

The white Ivory 12"bowl in the picture is marked GMB on the bottom which stands for Gladding McBean and Co. They started making pottery sewer pipes, floor tiles, and dinnerware (what a combination!) in 1875. In 1934 the name changed to Franciscan Ware which is the mark on the pretty yellow 11 3/4" chop plate. The pattern name is Coronado. Any piece marked GMB is harder to find than the more common Franciscan mark, but both are desired by collectors. Wouldn't the bowl be pretty with a salad or dessert in it? My husband was thinking of Banana Pudding. LOL! I will be taking both pieces to the shop today. If your a collector or just love the look of these 2 pretty pieces, hurry in and check them out.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween's over

BUT we still have some in the shop AND it's on sale. Come in and grab something for next year!

I couldn't resist this really funny picture I found on the web. Will people ever learn to stay off the phone while driving??? Even the witches are doing it!