Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 is the beginning of our 30th year in business!!! and we owe it all to you, our
wonderful loyal customers.

To celebrate, we are going to be doing some really fun things each month and announcing it by email, on the blog and on facebook.

January 31th we will be having a drawing for 30 packets of wonderful vintage paper items, including a vintage Valenine or two. This is really, really cute stuff.
You can sign up for it every time you come in the shop in January.

We will be doing fun things in the shop all year long, so keep a watch each month
For the latest news in our emails, blog and on face book.

Thanks again for the last 30 years. We couldn't have done it without you!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We have this little bitty lemon tree in our back yard and this is just a few of the lemons it produced. The recipe after the picture is the best lemonade I've ever had. I know your saying to yourself what could be so good about a lemonade recipe? Well trust me it's wonderful.
Get yourself some lemons and give it a try!


1 3/4 cups white sugar

8 cups water

1 1/2 cups lemon juice

1. In small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate untill chilled.

2. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Because of a medical problem I have, Frank and I will be unable to open the store Christmas Eve as planned. So we will be closed the 24th and the 25th and will open back up on the 26th with a sale on Christmas items. Hope to see you then.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Time change on the train of lights I told about in last post. It got back into town tonight at 5:45 and left about 6:00. So come before that if you want to see it arrive in town all lite up.
Remember we are open till 6:30 every night through 12-23.
We had lots of people in the store after our usual closing time and everyone was so happy we were open a little later. By the way if you come to town in the afternoon and hang around till dark the pictures below are what you'll see. (my night pictures aren't so good, but you get the idea)

Depot in Plaza

Train of lights

The first ride leaves town at 4:15 and comes back in around 6:00. They are sold out this year but you can still enjoy the view when they pull back into town. You go stand behind the Plaza on the patio to get the best view. The picture is just a few cars on the long train. The train runs every night this next week including the 23rd.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Starting tonight we will be open every night till 6:30 right up to Christmas Eve. That day we will close at 4:00. Come in and say hello. We've love to see you.

We will be closed Christmas, but yes we will be open on the 26th.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I just had someone call us and want to know if we still have Christmas merchandise left. Well..............of course we do! Just look at this cute little frosty setting. Couldn't you buy it all and group it together? Just plain cute!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

When I read this, I thought "oh so true!" Christmas is best through the eyes of a child.
Enjoy the season, it will be over way too soon.
• Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What a smart guy that Cat in the Hat is......................Love this!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Today I brought in some really cool fun old metals that I picked up on my trip last month. I honestly couldn't leave them in IL. LoL

This Panda got one pinned on him. He's so proud!
They would be great to use in scrapbooking, altered art projects, put on dolls or teddy bears OR just collect for fun. There's a bunch, come in and see them. I think they are a bargain at $3.50 ea.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Niles Main Streets Assoc. presents the annual Holiday Christmas Home Tour this Saturday Dec. 10th. The tickets are available on line and in our shop till Friday at $15.00 each then you can buy them on Saturday for $20.00 ea. You can get more info about the event and buy your tickets on line here.

Also that weekend our good buddies Tyme for Tea is having their Special Holiday Tea of Good Tidings on the 10th and 11th. Jessica the owner told me she has just a few more sitting times left, so if you want a truly wonderful tea experience click here for more info.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wow, the ideas that people come up with.
Cut the top out of an empty salt container and put it in the rim of a canning jar lid then screw on canning jar. I don't use much salt any more, but I will certainly save the next container I get. I would love to put sugar in it.....................or what ever! Clever!

Don't forget to like us on facebook and give me a comment to be in the drawing for cute prize on left.