Friday, November 7, 2008



Baby it's cold outside...a brisk 40 degrees and falling. You can feel the hint of snow in the air..thank goodness it's only a hint.. I'm sure not ready for the white stuff just yet. However, the weather is perfect for our 11Th Holiday Open House Event.. festivities start first thing in the morning. You'll have 3 great shopping days to find something for everyone on your list. I'm extending a personal invitation for all of you to come join us in the magical world of Christmas this Holiday season.

This is the postcard I sent out to my mailing list..I'm so glad that you're on it..
I decided to decorate the shop with a red and white theme this year..all in the spirit of feeling like a kid. Don't you love these great popcorn ball ornaments? I thought they were quite unique. I try to carry things that are different and out of the ordinary.
Here's a close up..aren't they great? I fell in love with the red and white ornaments with snow tipping the ends of them..and then added these great bell picks..
Another close up...can you tell I "really" like them?
This little snowman got stuck out in the ice storm..His little buddy lights up and he sits on a snowball..
For those that like the more primitive look, this little snowman is in an old jar and all decked out with his own Christmas tree...I know Picket would love this. I see I cut part of him off, so will try to get another close up for you and post it on tomorrows update..the other snowman is asking for a magical hat.
This great fireplace mantel my husband and I salvaged from a home that was being torn down. He really had to work to put it back together. Before we could go and pick it up someone came in and stole it out of the house. We finally tracked down who had taken it and brought it home so fast it would make your head spin. The carvings on it are incredible.
I carry a great line of snowmen and snow women..These shoppers are out of a series. And this year they decked the ladies out in their finest. They all have purses with the greatest trims on them. I know Gloria would love all the details.. Sorry I didn't get a better shot..but promise to take some close ups in the morning before the crowd hits..
I bought this great hutch a couple of years ago and each panel was painted a different color. I decided to paint it cream and put a slight glaze of yellow on it.. This is one of the first things you see when you come in the door..
Now, I purposely didn't show the food table.. It is going to knock your socks off, once all the goodies go on Now, I'll take pictures of it in the morning before I open and post those for all to see.. I hope you enjoyed this short tour of the shop..There's more to

Thanks so much for stopping by our little corner of the world..stay tuned for part 2


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I am so excited to see your great treasures...I really want a close up of the snowman in the jar that looks just too cute..I can see why you have been working a zillion hours a week now..the shop really does have a magical feel to it..I love that mantle girl..but I told you to leave that to me in the will did't I?? and your right Ms. Picket will love it all..
Lynne you did a beautiful job with the shop and can't wait for the next shopping day..But girl I think I need that snowman in the jar..Have a great day tomorrow with the open house Lynne..hope you sell it all..hugs and smiles Gloria

RetiredAtLast said...

This was a very interesting excursion. I love everything you've shown, but like you, I think the popcorn ball ornaments are just the "cat's meow".
We are just as likely to have ice as we are to have snow in my area of Georgia. Either one can and does paralyze the area. We are ill equipped to handle either ice or snow. Nothing you can do about the ice except repair the broken power lines, after it melts. Snow of any measurable amount seldom occurs.
I don't think I have ever seen a snowperson depicted covered with ice. Have only seen them with a dusting of snow. They are really charming either way.
Can hardly wait for your next post.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne, Thank you for sharing your beautiful shop with us. I really enjoyed the tour. It is very cozy and welcoming and the decor' is unique. You've done well! ~Happy Open House~ Melissa

Anonymous said...

So this is where you've been,You have no time for idle hands do you girl?Always so busy.
Lynne your shop is awesome.I love the mantle,the cabinet,and that awesome clock.WOW.
You've done one heck of a job on the decorations,and I too love the popcorn balls.
See you tomorrow...Ann

Salmagundi said...

A great tease for what's to come! I can hardly wait. Sally

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, I feel like I've been in your shop. Loved seeing all of the wonderful Christmas decor. Made me want to get all of mine out. Can't wait to see pix of the food table! Maybe I'll just head on up there to sample the food (I wish). laurie

onlymehere said...

Everything looks so Christmassy and bright!! I love that fireplace mantle too and I'm so glad you found who took it!

Bo said...

You know I just told my Dh that we could start Christmas decorating indoors this wk-end...why not? we won't be here for T'giving and besides, I'm ready for a change... your post really whets my appetite for Christmas decor! ;-) Bo

lvroftiques said...

Lynne my friend I don't know how you do it?!! Your store looks wonderful!! And I am lovin' those popcorn ornaments! And those dream blocks (are they blocks?) And your mantle!!! I'm so glad you tracked it down and schnabbed it right back!! Can't wait for the snacks.....And I'm waitin' right here till you set em up....cause those gals can really put the stuff away kwim? And I'm not missin' out this time!! *winks-n-grins* Vanna

santamaker said...

Hey, you're gettin me in the mood!
Wow, that Christmas music is what I need to hear when I'm santamaking!
Your shop is lovely! I want a shop! I want a shop, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my have you been working hard!! Your shop is just the sweetest! I wish I could come and shop in person- love all the scents and I just have to touchy touchy every item- which probably bugs the heck out of store owners!!

Thanks so much for putting the link to Contentment therapy on you blog!!

Can't wait for part 2!!

blessings to you


Four Paws and Co said...

Lynne, Your shop is to die for! Wish I could shop there. Do you have a website for the shop or a blog with your sale items? (Yeah, I know, in your spare time...)

I love the mantle & the hutch! When you have a chance, can you share the story of how you tracked down the mantle thief?

I'm thinking of Xmas decorations & still have some turkeys to put out..... :0} Diane

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynne! It sounds like your open house was a big success! What pretties you have! You've decorated your shopped, cooked and was hostess and sales lady. I know you must be tired but thanks for letting us come to your shop!!
Hope you can rest tomorrow.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

RetiredAtLast said...

I couldn't find a place to leave a comment on your latest post, so this will have to do. Everything you've shown looks absolutely great and so in keeping with the upcoming season.
I have a wonderful hand carved old world Santa that my dear Sister gave me some years ago, that I cherish. It is on a marvelous green ribbon and makes a festive statement when I wear it around my neck. Hope you are able to work something out with Rose to get one of her hand crafted Santas.