ChriStmaS in OcTobeR

findlay 09-1The Findlay craft show is this coming weekend, October 3-4, and we are very busy getting ready. We will close early Friday to get set up for the show and be closed Saturday. With all the Christmas items we have received around the shop the last few months it will be nice to get away and just enjoy Fall. The weather should be cool and crisp, perfect weather for strolling around the Craft Show. If you have never been to this show you are missing a wonderful way to spend a day.

Findlay’s Christmas in October is one of NW Ohio’s largest and most distinctive Fall Craft Shows. Every year it features over 300 exhibits from 10 States. With ten buildings, two tents & dozens of outdoor locations brimming full of Americana, Country, Contemporary, Folk Art and Victorian Arts & Crafts it is fun for the entire family!

You can pre-order your candles and lotions from us now so you can enjoy the show and pick up your items when you are done. No need to see us early to get the best selection or worry about your favorites being sold out. Buckeye is always sold out no matter how many I bring and we have some wonderful new fragrances that we are expecting to sell out of as well. Amish Harvest and Toasted Hazelnut have received many comments around the shop while being tested and will be available at the show. Other favorites will be  Caramel Crunch, Glazed Baklava, Coffe Cake , Pink Sugar and Pumpkin Crunch. In the lotions it is hard to beat Pink Sugar and Sandalwood Vanilla.

So come see us in Findlay this weekend. To get $1 off admission see HERE. Come for the day or make a weekend of it and stay in one of Findlay’s many fine hotel accommodations. We hope to see you there!

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Another YeaR

01010622Here it is September. It is Fair time and also our anniversary. On September 18th we will have been open for 2 years. It has been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Our downtown is growing and we have fun events like Sidewalk Sales, our Fall Fest and Christmas around the Square. In the shop we have a week long event the week before the Thanksgiving week called Hunters Widow Party. During that week we have our specialty Dip mixes made as well as delicious, hot Cider and you shoot our Big Buck of Savings for your discount. If  you land in the grass or trees, or even hit the wall,  you get a 5% discount. Better shots will get you larger discounts.. all the way up to a ‘kill’ shot worth 30% off you merchandise. It is a fun time for everybody as most of the men are in trees hunting the Hardin County bucks and the women are preparing for the holidays. You can get a head start on Christmas gifts or just add some holiday cheer to your decor at great savings during this week.

gasgasMost businesses keep stats on sales figures, weather and whatever might be related to their sales figures. We have been doing that almost from the beginning as well. Tracking weather, foot traffic and starting last year, the price of gas. Since we started a new year it required a new spread sheet. I copied the old one and began changing the figures to reflect our new year.  One thing I noticed was our gas prices a year ago were $1/gallon higher. Other September events were hurricane Ike headed to shore and around the 15th the Market crashed.

So much has happened over the last year.. good, bad, exciting and ugly. Here at the shop we are looking forward to what this next year will bring.

Published in: on September 12, 2009 at 6:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Back to Work..

Well, I kinda took the Summner off from all the computer stuff. My son was in Texas visiting his Dad and I tried to spend a little more time with my husband instead of being on this laptop all the time. But we are now headed into the Fall and holiday season so I am busy with new candle fragrances, getting the shop changed over to Fall, pricing all the Christmas stuff that has been arriving the last few months, home/shop schooling and raising show Bettas. The newsletter will be going out again and if you have not signed up CLICK HERE . When you sign up you get a coupon to get one of our Antique Jar candles for only $10 and every month you will receive a special discount for Newsletter subscribers only.

An update on some of the stuff going on down town.. I have new neighbors on both sides! On my North side is Uptown Furnishings. This shop will be selling brand new furniture and they have said people are already trying to buy their stuff.. and they are not even open! Set for a grand opening and ribbon cutting this Thursday, September 3 at 1:00 pm and will continue through the weekend. I am excited for them and the down town.

To my South will be an Antique Shop. This building was bought several months ago but the owners also bought a house in town and had to get moved in and settled there. I was told they thought they might open the end of Augsut. Well.. I have not seen or heard anything going on over there but  my son helped them hang a sign while I was getting my nails done last week so I would think they too will be open soon. And, with Pack Mail open on our side of the  square we are now full.

The North side of the square looks to  be getting a new Alltel location and on the East side Domino’s pizza has re-opened.. much to my son’s delight. A few more businesses over there on the East and we will have a busy little down town that will be a delight to stop and shop.

Published in: on September 1, 2009 at 2:00 am  Leave a Comment