Monday, December 30, 2013

Since the 1st is almost here thought I'd share this site.  Pretty cute calendar you can print.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

For those of you who have told me you don't follow me on Facebook I didn't want you to miss this.
I love it all.  I seem to be doing a lot of the LESS side lately so will practice working on the MORE side this next year.  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

From one of my daughters.................Isn't it the truth?  Made me smile.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Merchandise goes on sale tomorrow Dec. 24th  Lots of cute stuff left.  Pick up a treasure at 40% off.  We will be open tomorrow till 5:00.  Closed Christmas and then open at our regular hours 10-5 Mon. thru Sat. and 11 to 5 on Sunday.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

This is pretty cute!  It just makes you smile doesn't it?
The New Year is about to start and although I don't make resolutions I am going to strive to post more on this blog. 
Next year look for more shop news, recipes, crafts, and just plain fun stuff.
Hope you all bookmark me as a favorite blog to visit and stop in often.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Come on down to Niles and support your small businesses.  It's a great place to have some shopping fun!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Niles is the place to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving!
Why go to the crowded malls? Niles offers Free parking, unique gifts and smiling, friendly shop owners. Saturday is also "Small Business Saturday" which is dedicated to small businesses across the county and who are really the heartbeat of the community.  I'd like to invite you to shop small and shop Niles!

Friday evening after Thanksgiving is the Parade of lights. Bring your chairs early, stake out your place on the sidewalk and shop till it starts at 6:00 pm.

December 14th is the Holiday Home Tour brought to you by the Niles Main Street Assoc. You can buy your tickets at MY FRIENDS AND I or at for 15.00 in advance,$20.00 day of event. This year there are 8 decorated homes to tour.

Have a hard to buy for person on your list? Why not a Gift Certificate from My Friends and I, Corrie Glass, The Piece by Piece, Tyme for Tea & Co., or Antique Treasures. Buy one from any of these stores for 25.00 or more and be entered in a drawing to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate for yourself.

My Friends and I and other stores in Niles are going to be open until 7:00 pm Friday and Saturdays thru December 21st. The town is so pretty with all the lights and decorations it's really something to see.

All the dealers at MY FRIENDS AND I want to THANK YOU our loyal customers for supporting us.

Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Train of lights is coming to town.............If you don't have tickets it's ok you can still enjoy seeing it when it rolls into Niles.  Here's the dates Trains run every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 29. Remember My Friends and I will be open until 7:00 Friday and Saturday evenings. Come see the train and the beautiful windows and street decorations in town.

Friday, November 15, 2013

MY FRIENDS AND I will be open Sat. and Sun. nights starting tonight till 7:00 thu Dec. 21st. I made a cake to serve both evenings and if you come in for a sample you'll also get the recipe. By the way Niles looks beautiful at night. Come see!

Monday, November 11, 2013 Yikes it's been ages since I posted. If you follow me only on this blog and don't get emails or follow me on facebook I just posted a bunch of info about stuff we're doing in Niles. Not sure the link above will work or if you have to have facebook, but thought I'd give it a try.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

If you don't follow us on facebook you have been missing out of some drawings I have been doing for bags that I got from vendors at the last gift show I went to.  They come with a $10.00 certificate and if you win you have to pick up the bag and certificate at MY FRIENDS AND I during our OPEN HOUSE which is Oct. 18th 6 pm - 9-pm and Oct. 19th and 20th 10 -6.  (you have to spend the $10.00 then too).
It's easy to enter, just go to facebook and say you want to win or email me at and say you want to win.  (comment on the post with the picture of this bag.)  GOOD LUCK!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Open House is Coming! The boxes are loaded with fun stuff. Here's a little tease for you! Come see him at our open house Oct. 18th 6-9 pm or Sat and Sun 19th - 20th 10-6.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

How cute is this? I'd LOVE to find a pin pack like this.

Friday, September 6, 2013

After listening to some ladies talking in the shop the other day about how they can't find any thing and how they can't remember anything, when I saw this I thought "how true".  The problem is I write it down and loose that paper or forget to take it with me shopping.  Oh well........I still remember my Name, Address, and Phone Number.  Guess all's not lost!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mother Nature put on a show today.  First rain and a rainbow and then
a beautiful evening sky. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

It's hard to believe that it's Sept. 1st.  Where did the year go?
The first of day of Fall is Sept. 22nd this year.  We have lots of fall colors in the shop right now.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's been a tradition for the last few years to have Halloween in the store on Antique Fair day which is this Sunday.  You can see some of it now.  Fall is just around the corner, shop early for the best selection.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Oh my........oh my!  Look at all the cute vintage Fisher Price toys.
Would'nt you like to own some of these?  Me too!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Finish the month of August with these FREE fun events in Niles
click on posters to make larger

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Come to Niles in August for some cool Summer fun! FREE Niles Town Plaza Concert! Sunday, Aug 4th, 1-4pm "The Patrice Pike Band" (Rock/Soul from Austin) "Moonshine" (7-piece Folk-rock from Los Angeles) Niles Depot & Town Plaza 37592 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 Niles Plaza Concerts remaining: Aug 4, Aug 18, Sept 22. More info at - ************************************************************************* Hot August Niles Car Show! Saturday, Aug 17th - 9 am - 3 pm Spend an entertaining day for the entire family with Food, Music, Refreshments & Antique Shopping! "The Classified Band" will be performing Rock and Roll. Come and enjoy a great summer day admiring hundreds of classic automobiles, with hoods up and wheels sparkling to the tunes of rock & roll. Car owners sat tight in the shadows, chatting, smiling and looking at their beloved cars like parents who were pleased to see their children making them proud. **************************************************************************** 49th Antique Faire and Flea Market Sunday, August 25, 2013 Event hours are 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The streets are lined with all sorts of goodies and all the shops will be open with wonderful,unique merchandise. Don't miss this one! In the Historic District of Niles, CA

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The pictures on the wall are in Space #2.   The flowers are actually metal magnets.  She put them on the wall by screwing long metal screws on the wall and then just putting the magnet flower on it.  Pretty neat.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July

Happy 4th of July
Have fun and
be safe!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Concerts, games and fun this Sunday.  See post below for all the info.  Come in the shop on Sunday and say you saw it on the blog and get 10% off your purchase.  Sunday only.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunday, June 30th

1-4 pm

Come on down to the Plaza Sunday June 30th for the 4th Annual Niles Town Plaza Celebration! Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine, music, and family games from 1-4 pm. Kicking-off of the FREE Summer Concert Series is our local Americana singer-songwriter Mike McNevin and The Spokes, followed by the indie rock ‘n soul band Wooster! FREE kid-friendly activities including Face Painting, bubble wands, Kids Obstacle Course, Quarterback’s Swinging Tire Throw, Bean-bag tosses, colorful Photo backdrops, and more!

Go here to see all going on in Niles

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's only June 4th and not July 4th
but look at some of the Americana stuff showing up in booths in the shop.
The print is a beauty and there's only one so if you like it don't delay.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We have some quilts in the store.  Some pretty ones!
Come admire.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lots of birds for spring, and summer, fall, winter.  Every season is bird season!

Bird canvas.  Hurry this is the last one!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ok tomorrow is the Garden tour and all the fun stuff downtown.
Don't have room for a big garden, or just plain don't like to garden then you need a Fairy Garden.
Look at all the stuff you can put in it.  The one in the picture is made in a Flower Pot saucer Dealer #5 has all the things you see here.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

We're doing a raffle on Sunday at the Wildflower show.  This is one of the items we will be 
Raffling off.  I made this arrangement out of buttons (pretty ones too!) and put it in a
watering can. If you look close you'll see a little bird in a nest.
Since you don't have to be present to win we will be selling tickets in the shop starting tomorrow.
They are $1.00 each   6 for $5.00 or a big long arm pull strip for $20.00
All proceeds go to Niles Main Street Assoc.
Pictures of more raffle items to come.  Keep checking back.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!
 Hope yours is a good one.

These pictures were taken in Rachel and Lupe's space.  They are dealers #45.
Some cute stuff in there.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Car show in town tomorrow. 
Bring your guy let him look at all the cars and you shop!
Good trade off!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The poles in town look so pretty. 
These are banners in honor of  Wildflower Days on May 19th

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Niles is celebrating the month of May with our annual Wildflower event.
Sunday May 19th

Quilts on display around town

Vendors on the sidewalk selling plants and crafts

Garden tour featuring 9 Niles Gardens
Tickets for the tour are available at MY FRIENDS AND I
$12.00 pre purchase
$15.00 day of event
Also on sale at

Mark you calendars and come for some fun!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

GLOBES are high on the list of things to collect right now.
Do you collect or want to start a collection of them?
The ones in the first picture are some we have in the shop right now.
Picture 2 is of people's collections.  Too cute!

Don't you want a collection like these?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Here is the sign that the participating shops will have in their windows this weekend.
Remember if you buy anything in any of them they should enter you in the drawing for one of the 10 $50.00 Gift Certificates.  If they don't offer then ask!

Hope you see you in town!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Niles Spring Fling is this coming weekend.
My Friends and I will be participating with discounts and prize drawings both days.
There are 24 shops in town that are also participating.
If you purchase any thing in any of the participating stores you will be entered in a drawing
for TEN $50.00 Gift Certificates that can be used in any of the stores.
It's going to be fun! 
Check back here.  I may do something on Friday too.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

With the new bring your own bag or pay for one in the grocery stores I thought this was an interesting article.  I never knew this or even thought about it.  Smart lady!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

We just put in 3 new furniture pieces.

This one is a beauty. 
 It's a document cabinet, but would hold tons of scrapbooking supplies, beads, photos, etc. etc. etc.
You don't see these very often.

This oak chest of drawers is in super condition.

This is wonderful!  Large county cupboard with 4 shelfs inside.  Would hold lots of stuff!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Did you ever make these?  I have and they are pretty darn good.  Kids love them.  Summer's coming and it's never too late to start thinking cool things to eat.   Here's the easy, easy recipe.

 1 pkg instant pudding, 1 1/2c milk, 2c cool whip. Dissolve pudding in milk, whip in cool whip. Spoon into 3 oz dixie cups and insert popsicle stick. Freeze.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

MY FRIENDS AND I are of course participating and will be doing both sales and drawings.  Lots of stores will be participating (almost everyone in town) and are planning either sales, drawings or both.  
If you purchase something at any of the participating stores those 2 days you will be entered in special Niles drawings for four $50.00 Gift Certificates that can be used in any of the participating stores.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

This is a sign that I've seen thousands of times when entering Niles from Mission Blvd. 
I found this on line while messing around and it had me doing a second look.  Everything looks different when you single it out in a photo.  A little cropping (car, etc) and it would make a great postcard to send to friends and family.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring time in Niles is so pretty.   These wild roses with the flag in the back ground, perfect!
I am also posting different pictures on facebook.  If you haven't liked us yet, click My Friends and I in blue to the left and like us.   I'd love to see comments both here and there from you all.

Monday, April 1, 2013

These little easter bunnies are on sale 1/2 off in Space #1.  Come and see what else is on sale.

We get the most beautiful views from my back yard.  These are the hills along Mission Blvd. by Stevenson.   Look at that color.  I almost missed it when I ran in to get my camera.
Take time to enjoy nature.  It's always wonderful.