Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Day

Well, my last day is here at the store.
I'm just fine for those who are wondering.
This week has been a great week for sales.
I hoped so.
Many people have stopped by and said goodbye for now.
I will miss the social aspect of the store.I've met many wonderful people.
I have many coffee dates and lunches for the future planned.
Merry Christmas to one and all and thanks for all your support.
I will keep updates on what is progressing as far as my new adventure!
Till then. 
new email address

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Now until Thurs., Dec.23
20-60%off entire store!!! 
Including 50% off handcrafted jewellery,
40% off Christmas decor, 20% off furniture
There are many treasures still to be found.
Hope to see you.
Hours: 11am-5pm  Tues.-Sat.
214 Main St., Schomberg 905-939-0550

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


What an awesome day it was at the store on Saturday!
There are many reasons. 
1.My favourite reason is that the family was altogether helping me.
2.The sales were great! We sold lots of furniture as well as gifts.
3.The weather was perfect.
4.Alot of people showed their concern for the store closing and asked me what the plans were for the future
which was nice.
5.Dan put a tractor in the parade of lights and drove it most of way with 2 of his grandchildren beside him.
6.Having chili and soup upstairs in the loft for supper. 
Main Street Christmas  is probably what I'll miss most about leaving the store.
It's become a family tradition. Oh well we'll just have to make a new one.
Thank you to everyone for a wonderful day.
Also thanks for the pictures,  you know who you are. : )

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Main Street Christmas

It's almost here.
Schomberg's "A Main Street Christmas"!

The store is ready for you! 
I have free apple cider, coffee and goodies. 
Plus there are many specials.
All necklaces are 40% off.
Furniture is 15% off.
Knit moccasins 40% off.
Maybe you'll find that gift you've been looking for.
Hope to see you on Saturday.  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Decorated Store

Finally, I took pictures of the decorated store.
It's always alot of work but so worth it!
I will miss the perfect setting for my stuff but hoping that
we can make our barn just as nice.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

All went Well

The Christmas Open House went well on Saturday.
The weather was beautiful. I'm very thankful for all
the help that I had. It's way more work than I anticipate
but the results are worth it!
Here's a few more decorating tips.
Put  fresh evergreens and candles  in a metal or wooden tray to use as a centerpiece.
 By adding pinecones and cinnamon sticks you can spruce it up.
 Put two pedestal cake plates together and layer greenery, pinecones and either jars 
or candles in between  and on top.

Friday, November 12, 2010

One More Day

Why o, why, do I do it?
Procrastinate that is!!! 
Wow, I still have alot of work to do today!
Hubby and daughter came last night and helped me.
So thankful for that!
Below is a unique lantern/wreath/star holder. It is actually multifunctional
Decorating Tip #7 
Use birch bark logs, cut to size to use as a candle holders,
surrounded by a wreath.

 Two tips in one day! Tip # 8 
Use your glass plates or even silverplated ones to put a lantern on and again put a
wreath around it or some fresh evergreens and pinecones.
 That's it for now folks. Off to make muffins for the Open House. Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some more pictures of the store.

Decorating Tip #6 Hot glue ribbon to pinecones, tie a bow near the base of the pinecone.
Hang off of a railing or in a window.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Well, I finally started to decorate the store.
It was really hard to get into it. 
The sun was shinning so brightly through the windows. 
I had the door open with fresh air blowing in.
I always like to completey change the look of the store
so I do put a little bit of pressure on myself.
I didn't really have any ideas, the longer I looked around
and started to put out a few items the more inspired I became.
You'll have to come by and check it out on Saturday.
I need my hubby to help me with the moving of the heavier furniture 
so he's coming on Thursday evening to help out. Talk about
 cutting it close!!! I always say I work best under pressure.
Here's a few more Christmas items to tease you.

Decorating Tip # 5
Fill a lantern not just with a candle but with little pinecones, acorns
and small evergreen pieces.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This Saturday, November 13, 2010
214 Main Street 
10:00am - 5:00pm

This is always a fun day that I look forward to at the store.
This week I will be busy decorating, baking and 
planning for Saturday.

 Decorating Tip#4

Dress up your chairs with ribbon wrapped around the back, 
adding artificial or fresh greenery.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Busy with a wedding today.
I started the church pieces and the bride's bouquet yesterday .
My mom and lovely daughter(with baby in tow) will be coming to
give me a hand. Maybe we'll get some Christmas stuff done too!
While picking up the flowers I also got a few more
Christmas items. I'm excited to get these out and to get the store
ready for the Christmas Open House next weekend.
I'll leave you with a sneak peek of the flowers. I won't reveal
too much right now since the bride should see them first!

Christmas decorating tip #3. Fill different shaped jars with epsom salts(looks like snow)
and add a tealight or candle.
Display on a ledge or on a mantel. 
You can add greenery or different coloured Christmas balls between.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Anxious to get to it!

Tomorrow, I'm going to start taking down the fall and get ready
to start decorating for Christmas!
I can't believe I'm thinking that right now as I sit in the
beautiful sunshine. 
That's retail.
 A nicely textured jingle bell wreath.
 A cute snowman tealight holder.
 What little girl wouldn't love Raggedy Anne?
 Decorating tip #2: Fill glass vases with  different coloured candycanes.

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Few Christmas items to Share

I'm looking forward to the beginning of November so I can start setting up the store for Christmas.
I've been pricing and working on things though.
I'll be featuring a few gift items each day so you have an idea of what I have in the store.
My plan is to also give you a decorating tip, it might not be every day but I'll try.

 My first decorating idea is to gather boughs and put together either with wire or twine by tying it together at the top. Make a hook at the same time so you can hang it. Add different types of evergreens and branches or pinecones and top it off with a bow. Hang on your outside door or along a fence.