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Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24

Here's to a wondrous holiday season filled with all the joys that Christmas brings and blessings to each of you for a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. Joy to the world!

celebrating more wonderful friendships . . .

Thursday, December 13

The best gifts are those little ones that come from the heart. These sweet little wooden egg cups were given to us by a dear friend to help us get our ducks in a row. (and to that end, we need all the help we can get.) Another wonderful gift from this same friend is this wonderful crusty tin in which the little treasures were hidden -- which we felt compelled to fill with roses and use as a centerpiece. It's so nice to have friends who get you.
I hope he knows how thankful we are for his thoughtfulness and for all he does for us throughout the year.
Friends like him are the Crazy Richard's Chunky Natural Peanut Butter in the sandwhich of life.

celebrating wonderful friendships

Wednesday, December 12

In the true spirit of this holiday season we got together with a few of our dearest friends and had a little gift exchange. We shared a wonderful time with each other eating great food from one of our most favorite restaurants, Tuscarora Mill, drinking our favorite wine and yes, Oprah's pomegranite martinis served by the cutest bartender you'll ever see, sharing great stories, laughing, reflecting back on many years of incredible memories and wondering why we don't do this more often! It's so easy to be with friends you love, so regenerating to the soul. What's not as easy is trying to get everyone together on the same night at the same time! But thankfully we managed to do it and hopefully we'll do it again before too long!

Treat yourself to a night out with the friends you love. You deserve it.

A four legged post

Saturday, December 8

My little friend, Elsa, stopped in to the cottage today. She sends regards to each of you.

I wonder if Elsa can tell me why so many furry friends pull their humans into the cottage. There is some irresistable allure (maybe bacon under the floorboards).

Enjoy your weekend!
Ann and Elsa

Our first snowfall of the winter

Thursday, December 6

Yesterday brought us our first snow. I love how it magically whitewashes everything and makes it look so calm and majestic.

Do you see my little friend on the tree? (He and his friends have been enjoying eating our pumpkins right down to their stems!)

Welcoming December . . .

Tuesday, December 4

Christmas is a mere three weeks away and most of the folks I've talked to haven't even started their Christmas shopping. Rather they're shopping for themselves and their homes.

We've brought some pretty amazing pieces in the shop and they're walking out as quickly as we can bring them in! We have a fabulous piece coming in --can't wait to style and photograph it! In the meantime we'll keep bringing in fresh things to help you ready your house for company.

We've got a lot of great hostess gifts and special finds for that person on your list who truly appreciates thoughtful unique gifts and good old things. So come in and get a little dose of vintage retail therapy to recharge your spirit and soul. (We like to think you'll be doing something good for the world too -- go green, buy antiques!)

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