Monday, October 10, 2011

New Handmade Coffee Tote Bags now in our shop

We have a couple of new handmade coffee tote bags that we've added to our shop. I'm going to show a few extra pictures here so that if you'd like to purchase them you'll have a few more details to look at. Both sides of each of our bags are different and each has a different lining.

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The second bag has a calico lining and navy blue straps. As you can see, each side is different. These bagas measure 14x16 and have a 6 inch side panel.

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There will be more bags coming as soon as there is enough time to make more.  Right now we have 3 available in our store. There are 5 or 6 at Nature's Storehouse in Canton as well.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Handmade Balsam Wreaths

Handmade Balsam Wreath

We are taking orders for our Balsam Wreaths and will begin shipping November 25th. We'll take orders until Dec. 10th. We ship our wreaths and we can include a gift card for you if you let us know when you place your order that you'd like one.

I began making wreaths nearly 30 years ago. It was just a few weeks before Christmas when my children were small and I found out that I had overdrawn my checking account quite by accident. I was a stay at home mom and taught piano lessons but there was no way to make up that mistake AND be able to purchase Christmas gifts so....I went down to the local floral place and purchased some tree bows, wire,wire rounds and ribbon. I found some old pieces of ply wood and propped them up against the mail box on either side and wrote " For Sale". I banged 2 nails in each side of the plywood and began wrapping greens on the front porch while the kids were napping. I vowed that if I could somehow manage to get through I would always make wreaths. And, here I am,still making wreaths. Needless to say, I sold the wreaths and I sold so many that I had to keep running back for more greens. That year I began to establish what would be my customer base.

Since then, I became a teacher, moved from Connecticut to New York, began teaching and eventually opened the bed and breakfast  and started the gift shop. My children are grown and on their own but each year I continue to make wreaths. I look forward to making them each year. I just love how excited my customers are when they get they get their wreaths. I love the smell of the balsam, the time in the woods gathering greens and just being outside.

Our wreaths and our wreath page will be coming soon and we'll begin taking orders so check back in a few days. We look forward to another wreath season and more happy customers!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Free Shipping on All Soaps

We are going to have free shipping on all of our soaps through the holiday season. If this works well, we will continue having free shipping on all soaps. pine cone soap

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More soaps being loaded onto our website daily. Check back to see what new

soaps we have added to our site. All at free shipping!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Specialty Candle Tins

We are introducing our new specialty candle tins. Each tin is made with a specailly designed cover so when you've used the candle, you can upcycle the container. These are the first we've made and we have more coming soon! These are Very Merry Cranberry.

Verry Merry Cranberry 4 oz. Soy Candle Tin

Verry Merry Cranberry 4 oz. Soy Candle Tin

These are two of our new covers. In the Very Merry Cranberry, there are 4 different covers. We also have four different covers in our Autumn Wreath Scented Candle. Check back, when the internet is working again and I can upload pictures, I'll happily put all of them into this blog. Right now, nothing is working correctly and I'm not able to put any more photos here. As soon as the problem is solved, I will post the rest of the pictures. You can see them in our online store in the candle section.