Friday, November 13, 2009

~~ You Are Cordially Invited ~~

You are cordially invited to join us this weekend for our Annual Holiday Open House Event.

Where has this year gone to? I can hardly believe it's time to put out all the Christmas decor. But it's here, that time of year where all of the shops in town gear up for their open house events. Ours begin this weekend. A bit more tweaking and my shop is ready to go. I'm hoping to be busy all weekend with customers, but wanted to share just a "bit" of what greets you before stepping inside. (Inside decor is for another day. Is that a tease or what? ) lol

Those on the mailing list received this postcard in the mail. This one is for you! :-))
Outside the arbor is all decked out.
A few bells and a pretty bow.
Close up
Even the bench gets a bit of greenery and a bow. :-))
Let's add the candles to the stone candlestick holders.
I've since added a bit of greenery around the candlesticks. They seemed to look a bit on the bare side. Let's not forget the trees by the door. (Some twigs and fresh greenery went into the pots by the bench after taking these pictures.)

So, there you have a bit of the outside decor leading into the shop. I'm hoping sales will be brisk this weekend. I wish you all could come by and say hello personally. What a "huge" blog party that would be. :-)) I'll try to take pictures through out the weekend and post them as time permits this next week.
Thank you for stopping by to say hello. Say lots of prayers and wish us luck! :-))
hugs ~lynne~

33 comments:

onlymehere said...

Lynne, the box arrived! Thank you, thank you! I really love my prizes and have made plans for the leaf plates and basket for Thanksgiving! I just blogged about it too. I too hope that sales are brisk this weekend for you. You work so hard and you deserve to have success in your endeavors. Good luck. Cindy

salmagundi said...

Love that ribbon! Thanks for the peak - I wish I was there. Sally

Cathy said...

Everything looks so pretty and inviting...I bet you are really excited!!!

I wish I could be there in person...this is the next best thing!!!

Good luck!!!
XOXO
Cathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks just gorgeous Lynne. I love it. I can't wait to see the inside and all the pretties you have for sale. I hope you have a very busy weekend. Hugs, Marty

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, wow everythings looks wonderful. I would love to stop by this weekend.. Not sure if I can make it....but will try..Friday, and Saturday Nell Hill's open house and home tour...We plan on being their around 9. I missed Annie's last weekend. Hope you have a very busy weekend, the weather should be great...take care...Pat H

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks so pretty! Wish I could be there. Have a great time and sell everything. :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, I hope you get to stop as well. Annies was packed all w/k. I worked 2 of those days. Sure wish I could go to Nell Hill's.. wanting another Staffordshire dog..lol.. have lots of fun and find lots of goodies...
hugs ~lynne~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lynne, it all looks so inviting and lovely. Such a wonderful spirit. I love it.

Barb ♥

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lynne, it all looks so inviting and lovely. Such a wonderful spirit. I love it.

Barb ♥

Jane said...

I wanna come!!! It will be a treat to see photos of your shop. Please take the time to post...then again, I hope you are way too busy to do so.

Hugs,
Jane (Artfully Graced)

(Do you have a shop website?)

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne~~

Your shop looks gorgeous...so festive and cute!! You are going to have the best Open House. I wish I could come!!

Wishes of luck and many prayers going out to you!!

xoxo
Janie

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne~~

Your shop looks gorgeous...so festive and cute!! You are going to have the best Open House. I wish I could come!!

Wishes of luck and many prayers going out to you!!

xoxo
Janie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Lynee I would give my first born to be able to be at your open house...Look how pretty your shop is, I'm so glad to finally see the front of it and you know what it looks like you...Just love it my friend..Beautiful girl as eveything you do...Thank you honey for coming by you know how much I love your visits my friend...Please have a great $$$ weekend this I pray for you...Your the best sis....Hugs and love to you...Gl♥ria

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

The outside of shop is so pretty & festive! I just wish that I could drop by to shop in person... ☺♥☺

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, it looks beautiful. Oh how I wish I could come to the open house! I hope it is a huge success! laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, I love all of the festive decorating you've done to your lovely shop! I wish you the very best in selling all your lovely things. If I lived closer, I'd be on my way! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth at Aunties said...

Lynne you shop looks so inviting and a p-lace I would love to browse and SHOP! I would also love to meet you!:)
Good luck I hope you are so busy you can't take pictures!
Bless your heart I think about you much often as I take care of my FIL.

Tamara Jansen said...

Your place is looking AMAZING! We're doing a reno on our Milking Parlor-turned Retail, making it all Christmasy, warm and cozy. I'll post pictures as soon as we're ready to open......slated for November 18!

Lynette said...

It looks fantastic Lynne - I'll be thinking of you all weekend and hoping nothing but great weather and many shoppers!
Your shop is simply sweet and can't wait to see more pics!

I'd also love to know if you have a website or something?

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!

What a darling place! And it looks so festive with all the greenery. Hope you sell everything!!

Hugs, Sherry

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Your shop front is gorgeous, Lynne! I especially love that beautiful arbor wrapped up in all that pretty greenery...and the bells and beautiful ribbon are the icing on the cake! It's all so pretty...I was so excited to get to see the front of your shop...beautiful!!!

Well, I just know that you've been a busy little bee! Darlin', I'm praying that the Lord bless this weekend for you and the entire holiday season!!! Can't wait to see some of your weekend photos!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Angela said...

The Shop Looks Great! I can't believe it's Christmastime already! I hope you have a very sucessful holiday season!

Pat said...

Just found your blog ~ everything is beautiful! Hope you have an incredible weekend.

xinex said...

Oh Lynne, your shop is so charming and warm from outside. Now let me in so I can see inside and start shopping!....Christine

susan said...

Lynne, It just occurred to me that I had not "seen" you in a while so I came to look and see what you were up to--busy I see! Things look beautiful and fesive. Hope you have a successful weekend! Loved your last post too--gorgeous. I have been looking for some dogs (Staffordshire) myself--love yours! Hope all is well :)

Chrissy said...

Oh Lynne,everything looks picture perfect,wish I could come!!! So happy to get your note,made my day!! All the best to you my sweet friend,all the best!! 0x0x0x0

Kathy said...

A beautiful job of decorating!!! I hope you have a wonderful turnout. I was gone Christmas shopping this weekend with friends and it was wall to wall Estrogen everywhere!!! I think every woman in the land was shopping! God Bless, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Jessica said...

Dear Lynne~

Your shop is just adorable. I hope things went well for you this weekend~ I truly wish I could come by for a visit and shop a little ( or a lot, ) too.

Hugs~ J

Barbara Jean said...

Lynne,
It's all so very beautiful!

thanks for inviting us over.

blessings

barbara jean

Fifi Flowers said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everwhere I go and now while visiting YOU! FUN!!! Love this time of year!

Dolores said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea your shop was so big and beautiful!!! I can't wait to see the inside....

I sure wish your shop was here in my town......

Hugs,
Dolores

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lynne, What a cute shoppe you have! I'll be right in...just going to sit a bit on this lovely bench and soak in the scenery. :-) Susan

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