Monday, December 8, 2008

Perfect Gifts

Just when I thought we would be hitting a slow time in the season, the crowds keep coming. I have placed reorders for items we sold out of quickly and we are fluffing with brand new products and vintage finds not yet seen. It's been a very busy season so far. Janet did her show at Cherry Valley Lodge on Sunday while I filled sacks and minded the store for the Sunday shoppers…neither of us has rested physically or mentally for a few weeks now, but we're enjoying every minute!! Having my products featured in Romantic Homes, Cottages & Bungalows, and most recently Country Living has been a good thing. The press has brought in lots of new customers. One of my favorite things is to listen and watch a new customer come in the door while they take it all in for the first time. They're like kids in a candy shop, not knowing which way to turn first. It's wonderful to know my labor of love brings joy to others.

As the big day closes in we thought we would help your friends and family out by dropping some hints on their behalf:

For the teacher who is on her feet all day nurturing our children's minds, one of our Farm Fresh products to rejuvenate her. Charming vintage-style foot scrubs for huggably soft hands, feet, elbows and knees. Fine grain sea salt scrubs are uniquely formulated around rice bran oil for its exceptionally high amount of vitamin E. Lightweight, non-greasy and so addictively yummy. Available in Sugared Maple, Sweet Cream and Whipped Honey, $23.95.

For your Aunt who is addicted to flea markets, Robin Brown's book about her signature Magnolia Pearl style. Robin feels decorating your home is a form of self expression (I couldn't agree more!) that "can feed the soul". She shows how to layer eclectic vintage finds and a multitude of color combinations to bring a sumptuous look to any room. You know any book that begins with the sentence "Have you ever seen Jerry Garcia naked?" has to be a good read! And the photos? Eye candy!! $24.95

For the golfer - These stoppers are crafted from vintage golf balls and have actually spent some time on the course! Style, brand and "wear" will vary. Handmade in Tennessee, unique yet practical! Due to the recycled nature of this item, each ball will vary, $24.95 each.

There's also jewelry for any gal on your list. Vintage shoe clips, rhinestone brooches and sterling rings, new multi-strand pearl bracelets, snowflake pins, tortoise shell disc earrings, or a one of a kind creation, literally a story on a chain. Jewelry in all price ranges, from 8.95 to 78.95. (((Just in today...sterling silver sled pins!!)))

Maybe you need to light up your own Christmas? This Czechoslovakian crystal lamp, circa 1919, is a rhapsody of dangling, light bouncing crystals.

Keep a few of these on hand for unexpected holiday guests, perfectly packaged and ready to give. One of our custom blended loose teas, 6.95.

Let's not forget the man in your house who occasionally reminds you that the office/bedroom/living room/(insert room name here) that you have been decorating is looking a little too feminine, these stag pillows will increase the testosterone in the d├ęcor without overpowering your beguiling style. Sueded and embroidered, 36.95 each.

Don't forget your furry friend. Check out this retro metal dog bed! Can't you envision a Scottie or Westie sitting quite regally on a red velvet pillow in the middle of this little plaid sweetie?

Of course you could always make this someone's "DREAM" Christmas and become a Forever Home for a furry soul in need. Odie, the stray who wandered in the back door of Urban Farmhouse earlier this year (her name originated at family friend Tyler G.'s suggestion - O.D. for "other dog" so no one would get attached while we all looked for a home for her) looks pretty well at home at the foot of my bed. This will be the first of many Christmases she will share with us.

If you need one of these too check out the adoptable dogs with Stop the Suffering


lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

great stuff! The foot scrub is a Great idea for antique/junque dealers too!!!!!! Hint hint Lauri!
Your Odie looks so sweet. Love your dream with the boughs of holly!
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sweetpea said...

Oh I'm so happy for OD! You are so sweet to take him in! Everything is beautiful as always and congrats to my pals the Chippy's on getting those necklaces out there! I knew you would!