Candles & wine…

Candles & wine…

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

When I am going through etsy looking for great things for the store, I don’t always know what I am looking for. I sometimes keep a list of ideas of types of items to look for, other times I let my searching guide me– everything from random results, to favorites of people who’s taste or ...

Summer’s off to a great start

Summer’s off to a great start

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Blog, Musings, Things in the Store | No Comments

Summer is finally here in full force, and our first couple of weekends have been great! It’s always so much fun to get the shop set up, working on displays and figuring the best way to lay out the store. This year, with the expanded space in the back, we had a lot more to ...

Butterflies, everywhere butterflies!

Butterflies, everywhere butterflies!

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog, Musings, Things in the Store | No Comments

I woke up today with butterflies in my stomach and on my brain. Tomorrow is the first open day of the season, and we’re not really 100% ready for that to happen! A lot of things still need price tags, and I myself find it seriously annoying when things are not marked with a price ...

Great Start: despite road construction

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Blog, Musings, Things in the Store | One Comment

We’ve been open for 4 weekends now! Wow, how time flies. It has been so much fun starting up this summer, the store is much bigger since I moved the drafting table and my production station over to the schoolhouse. The new layout feels really good, with the counter at the front. Yesterday Kelly Wiltsie, ...

Organized…and pretty!

Like so many of the items I carry in my store, I originally bought one of them for myself, way before I even knew I was going to open a store. Years ago I bought a keyfob wristlet from BizzieLizze’s etsy shop, and picked up one of her incredible shoulder bags while I was at ...

Little Minnow Designs

One of my best selling items last year was Little Minnow Designs’ infinity loop scarves. When I found these, I was convinced they’d sell like hotcakes — what’s not to love?!?  But, strangely enough, a whole month went by without selling a single one, and I was starting to wonder how I could have so ...

Save us from the bugs!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2011 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

I love my Plunk Naturals products—I carry some of their great candles, dog wash, and some incredible body washes, lotions and various kinds of sprays. The Buzz Off Bug Repellent is the biggest and most amazing surprise. I was hesitant to get it, as my experience with mosquitoes is that not much works on them.  ...

It’s a Wrap!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

Years ago, when I ran a boutique person design firm in San Francisco, the team got the what I thought was fairly simple idea of designing and printing wrapping paper as part of a holiday gift kit for clients. Well, the designing part was easy and fun— a great team effort, with great results. The ...

Marvelous Marble Magnets & Pushpins

Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Blog, Things in the Store | No Comments

When I decided to open a store only selling handmade and  handrafted items; one of the if not the very) first products I thought about was these incredible glass marble magnets & push pins I had bought back in 2009 from Sideproject Designs on etsy, that I absolutely love.  They are incredibly functional — strong ...