Thursday, October 09, 2008

Lovely October

Exterior of the store at sunset

October is the icing for living in the Midwest. When the weather starts cooling down, nothing could make me happier. The leaves are turning, the windows are open and I traded in the sandals for my old cowboy boots today. Yee-haw, fall is here.

The Round Top antiques were unloaded in the garage and are now being delivered to the store a little every day. Doing the cleaning and pricing on these items takes time. The backroom of the store is filled to the max with new fall and Christmas merchandise arriving daily and we are in full swing getting our booth together for the Junior League Holiday Mart, October 23-27. (see our monthly calendar below).

Also, remember your Back in the Swing discount card for Breast Cancer research. Curious Sofa is participating this week with 20% off any new merchandise and custom orders.

The blog entries may be few and far between this month as this is the season retailers get ready for all year. My staff is getting organized, some new hires are on board too which always keeps the energy flowing and I am having my regular meltdowns while juggling the highs and lows of being a business owner, but, learning an important lesson: to always keep the medication filled!

These paisley tablecloths and napkins will set the stage for our different Thanksgiving theme.

One of my favorite finds from Texas, a table found at Warrenton.

New letterpress paper napkin rings.

A new painted hutch with antique style bubble glass doors.

Above, new Indian throw rugs.

My new favorite item above, shop light style light fixtures.

Great recycled rubber tire purses.

Ceiling tin covered, oval coffee table.

Curious Sofa's first custom scent candle FRENCH MARKET in vintage glass vessel..

Greg's journal with our great feather pen.

Also from Texas, this painted ivory desk and dresser.

New paper products; clip boards, file folders, notepads and more.

Just in, new John Robshaw bedding

Les Indiennes hand stamped pillows and shams.

Wonderful white distressed wood frames.

Tons of new jewelry is here and so much more to come for the holidays.

Above, antique sari fabric under glass.

Oaxacan style figures for Halloween.

October 13-19, Back in the Swing, 20% off new products with discount card.
October 23-26, K.C. Junior League Holiday Mart
October 24-31, 50% off all Halloween products
October 31, 4-6:30 p.m. Village Shops Halloween crawl.

November 5, 6 (Wed, Thurs)

November 7, 8, 9 Christmas Open House, The Big Chill.

Note: some of you have written you are making the trip to the store for the Xmas Open House. I will not be in the store on Saturday, 11/8 as my friend Elizabeth in getting married in St. Louis. But you can catch me Friday and Sunday.