Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Girls' Night Out!

Tomorrow night (Thursday, March 1), we will be having our first Girls' Night Out of 2012, which also means our first sale of the year! Everything (except antiques and clearance items) will be 20% off, we'll be serving wine and tasty treats, plus door prizes will be given away every hour. We have recently received LOTS of new items, including those pictured below and many more!

Cute mercury glass bird finials!

Stemless martini glasses for your next party.

A soft new scent from Claire Burke, called Fleurtation.

Lots of darling bunny items, including this pair sharing a cement basket ready to hold your jelly beans or tiny eggs.

A set of nature plates featuring pictures of bees, birds, and their nests.

Cute bright yellow pin-up flowers to deck any wall for Spring.

Several darling dog figurines, including the one on the left---a Westie that opens!

A whole new batch of Old World Easter cards ( a top seller!!)

A great new line of funky, artsy jewelry by Treska. These will look wonderful with the new neon colors they're showing for spring, or will add a fun touch to black and white. Bracelets, necklaces, and earrings available.

Hours for the festivities are 5:00 - 8:00. We hope you'll join us to celebrate Spring, Leap Year, and Girly Fun!

Just a note from our last event --- Spring Fling --- Susan Sargeant of Chesterton, IN was the winner of the $100.00 gift card. Congratulations, Susan!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring Fling

Plan to join us tomorrow for our 2nd Annual Spring Fling ----

***All new Spring merchandise
***Tasty treats
***Door prize -- $100.00 gift card (need not be present to win)
***Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Following is a preview of what you will see! We hope to see you there.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tangerine Tango!

Pantone recently announced Tangerine Tango, a "vivacious, enticing hue", as its color of the year for 2012. "Sophisticated, dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it," said the executive director of the Color Institute. Although we've never used much orange in our decorating (at least, not recently ----- I do remember the kitchen in my first apartment featured orange, circa 1975!!), I loved some of the rooms featured in the following pictures that I found using that sunny, bright color.

Being such a strong color, it works well as an accent in an otherwise neutral room......for example, just one chair upholstered in a tangerine print in an otherwise neutral room.

Just a few throw pillows and a throw on a neutral sofa offer a pop of color.

Note how the entire color scheme of this room could be changed by just changing the accessories. Love the orange garden stool!

Opposites on the color wheel, orange and blue complement each other nicely.

Used as more than just an accent, here orange is used for draperies and an area rug, giving a lot of warmth to an otherwise neutral room.

Zebra skin and orange denote a more contemporary color scheme.

Horizontal stripes are my new favorite look in draperies!

Orange silk draperies and velvet throw pillows, picking up the color in the portrait above the fireplace, give this room a more formal feel.

Paisley drapes and orange cushions against a slightly peach wall give this room a warm glow.

Bold and daring, yet traditional!!

Orange roman shades in this breakfast room get every day off to a sunny start!

Warm and cozy, this room features a red-orange print for side panels and bamboo shades for privacy. The skirted sofa table gives an additional burst of orange.

And if you're really ready to commit to tangerine tango, paint the walls in this gutsy color!

Or better yet, wallpaper them in an orange pattern!

An easy and inexpensive way to get a touch of tangerine would be to paint the back of your bookshelves or a cupboard that color.

We have several new drapery and upholstery fabric books featuring shades of orange. And, or course, our designers are always ready to help you select a new paint color or find the perfect fabric, whether it is tangerine or any other color! Watch for touches of orange in our decor later this spring.

And this week, we have SOOOO much great new merchandise in the shop. Right now our dock is full every day with boxes to be unpacked, so stop in often.......the new things come and go quickly! We hope to see you soon.