Monday, November 30, 2009

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright.....

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is over and now we are on the countdown for Christmas???? I hope many of you are further ahead on your shopping than I am, like I said before, I procrastinate. This is a major flaw.
I am a sucker for vintage ornaments. At one time I had collected so many that I was able to fill our big tree. In my constant need for change, I no longer use them on my tree, they are just scattered here and there around my house. I love to think of things "outside the box" to do with them. I think they add beautiful color and fun to Christmas decorating and seriously, could it get any more "green" than that? You are buying used and recycled goods!

I love this idea. It's so simple but makes a huge statement. A new twist on the table centerpiece.

I love anything thats been loved before and has a history. Even Christmas ornaments.

Another simple yet unique idea. If you have an old frame lying around, wouldn't this be cute?

I know we still have some vintage Christmas ornaments tucked in around the store, as well as a vintage frame. Are you thinking what I'm thinking????

Oh, one more thing......

Sunday, December 6th, We will begin our Sunday hours. We will be open from 12-4p.m each Sunday through Christmas!!
On December 5th we would like to offer 30% off ALL Christmas decor. That includes ornaments, matches, trees, villages, garland, greenery, and wreaths.
Bring a friend and take advantage of this sale!
(this sale excludes candles)

All photos courtesy of google.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Giving Thanks.....

With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away, we wanted to take a minute to thank ALL of our loyal customers for giving us your business. Times are tough and we know how hard you work. We don't take lightly that you choose to spend your money with us. I honor of all of your support, we want to offer 20% off storewide on Friday (The day after Thanksgiving) from 10-12p.m. ONLY. This sale WILL include candles but limited to ONE candle per customer at 20% off.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving day so we can spend time with our family. We will re-open on Friday morning at 10a.m.,ready to help you find that perfect gift for you or someone you love.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and remember, blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diet.
I couldn't resist throwing that in!!!

P.S. I have been meaning to post the recipe for the roll-ups from our open house, but needless to say, I procrastinate. So, FINALLY, here it is......

Cranberry and Ham Tortilla Wraps
8oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup cheddar cheese
1T. minced red onion
2t. softened butter
1 pkg. soft tortillas
thinly sliced ham
Mix cream cheese and butter with mixer until blended and then stir in remaining ingredients.
Spread mixture on tortillas and top each tortilla with 2 slices of thin ham.
Roll up and refridgerate.
When ready to serve, remove from fridge and slice.
This recipe was made with love by my mother for our open house and were a huge hit!!!
All photos courtesy of Country Living

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Backyard Christmas 09' scents....

Mistletoe- just like fresh cut evergreen. #1 best seller during the season.

Christmas Cabin- A very warm and homey scent of pine and spice.

Sugar Plum Fairy- A super sweet scent of plums mixed with sugar and hints of vanilla.

Northwoods Christmas- A blend of pine and berries, with touches of spice.

Essence of Jesus- This is a very unique manly scent with hints of spice. It bring to mind incense. This is new this year and is a Backyard favorite!

Spiced Cranberry- Sweet juicy cranberries with the perfect blend of spices.

Sugar Cookie- Just like grandma makes. I think this scent is dead on! Makes me hungry everytime.

Dont forget about our 5oz candle pack in our etsy store. It's a great way to try our Christmas scents and they make wonderful gifts!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I give you Christmas in the Backyard.......

The german glass glitter ornaments are a Backyard favorite.

This little cutie quickly sold out, but we have more on the way!

LOVE this set of three reindeer.

I heart little villages!

Eiffel tower ornament, soooo cool.

Vintage salt and pepper shaker ornaments.

We had an AMAZING open house weekend! Thank you to all who attended. We hope you enjoyed all of the sights and sounds and of course scents, done up Backyard style!
We had many requests for the recipes of the goodies we served and I will post them tomorow. I still need to get them from my mom as she is the one who made them.
I will be listing Christmas scents in my etsy shop soon, so check back often!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Join us for Christmas in the Backyard.....
Thursday, Nov. 5th- Saturday, Nov. 7th.
Come see all of the unique sights, sounds and scents you have come to expect from us!
Bring your Uptown Girl bag and recieve a free gift with purchase.

Store hours:

Thursday- 10-8p.m
Shop by candlelight Thurs. evening and enjoy sips and nibbles while being inspired to "deck your halls"

Friday- 10-6p.m.
Saturday- 10-3p.m.

Hope to see you there!