Thursday, December 4, 2008
Bondurant. The day I announced my decision there was snow on the ground and holiday
decorations adorned what was to be my new store. At that point, this was the hardest and biggest decision that I had ever made.
Now, exactly six years later I find myself announcing another very hard, emotional decision...
I have decided that it is time I pass along this wonderful gift... Encore Artful Gifts is officially for Sale. I have had almost six amazing years... now it is time to move on. A dear friend and customer commented on my decision by saying that in life we all go through seasons and I am embarking on a new season. As winter comes, I need your help finding someone that is ready to embark on their own journey into small business. I will discuss details of the sale with interested buyers. I am, luckily, willing to help finance a part of the business if necessary.
I am sorry you are not all hearing this from me in person but I wanted you to know from me before you read it in the paper.
I will cherish my six wonderful years that I have had with you. . . more than you know.
Much love and many memories,
*Please come and celebrate with us next Thursday as we will cheers to all of the memories and what the future has to bring*
Thursday, November 20, 2008
5. Give the gift of the season with these festive Vintage Turkey Dishtowels, $8.99.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Cranberry Horseradish Cheese Ball
1 package shredded cheddar
1/8 cup Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
¼ cup dried Cranberries chopped
¼ to 1/2 cup bacon, crumbled
1 bell pepper chopped
Two of our favorite 2008 editions are:
Warm December- Brushfire Holidays Vol 1
1. Someday At Christmas (Jack Johnson)
2. Santa Claus is Coming To Town (Mason Jennings)
3. All I Want For Christmas (Matt Costa)
4. No Christmas For Me (Zee Avi)
5. Stuck At The Airport (Money Mark)
6. Christmas Baby (G. Love)
7. Christmas Time (ALO)
8. The Man in The Santa Suit (Neil Halstead)
9. Christmas (Rogue Wave)
10. Rudolph The Red nosed Reindeer (Jack Johnson)
11. Silent Night (Zach Gill)
Winter Wonderland from Starbucks
1. Do You Hear What I Hear?--Pink Martini
2. Caroling Caroling--Nat King Cole
3. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer--Lena Horne
4. Mistletoe and Holly--Frank Sinatra
5. 2000 Miles--KT Tunstall
6. Winter Wonderland--Goldfrapp
7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!--Dean Martin
8. Frosty The Snowman--Ella Fitzgerald
9. Greensleeves--Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. What A Wonderful World--Beth Orton
11. The Man With All The Toys--The Beach Boys
12. Little Drummer Boy--Peggy Lee
13. White Christmas--Diana Krall
14. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?--Mindy Smith
15. Silent Night, Holy Night--Mahalia Jackson
If the saying "You are what you eat" is true then I am Candy Cane Popcorn.
It is a combination of peppermint bark and caramel popcorn. It's described as rich, buttery caramel popcorn with glazed macadamia nuts, smothered in smooth white peppermint drizzle and sprinkled with crushed candy cane.
Please come and buy it so I will stop eating it.
Your favorite Shop Girl,
Candy, aka Stacey
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Save the date for our
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
$10.99 a pound, ground or whole bean
Friday, October 10, 2008
Don't forget there is a 5K in Bissett at 8 a.m. followed by a PANCAKE BREAKFAST downtown!
Shop all of our Halloween Items for 20% off
A special thanks to RU, Mainstreet Radford and especially to the hardworking Highlanders Festival Weekend for making this all happen!
shopping for the holidays more feasible!
Start your shopping today, tomorrow at our sidewalk saleor next week at the anniversary sale and put your items on LAYAWAY!
We offer a 25% down layaway plan that can be paid on over 70 days thisholiday season. We have great storage so why not use it?! Leave us yourto and from and we will wrap and tag them FREE of CHARGE. One less thing for you to worry about this Christmas!
This is the time for parties... gatherings! We like to supply you with great options for appetizers and easy gifts.
Bellini Brunch Jam
Apple Jalepeno Jelly
Aged Cheddar Beer Crackers
Blue Cheese Walnut Crackers
Cranberry Horeseradish Spread
Wild Blueberry Maine Jam
SNAP COOKIES from Flatau's Gourmet
We will be sampling on Saturdays so stop by to try a new treat!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Rosa Anne Gilreath
Linda P King
All of these October babies get 15% off during their birthday month. If you have not emailed us your birthday pleasedo so you can receive 15% off your special month!
We have some GREAT new stuff this year including
Electronic signsfor outside
Also, come in to check out Karen's sister'shandmade dolls.
She has some great witches, egors and draculas for the Spooky Season!
*A special thanks to Jessica Harrison for making a super spooky special window, Good Job!*
Worn three different ways can liven up any outfit.
Colors: Black, Brown, Purple, Teal, Yellow, Green, Grey
Monday, September 22, 2008
entertaining and snacking. Spread on crusty bread, perhaps with a touch of garlic.
Sweet caramelized onions combined with fresh, sautéed fennel and plump, marinated golden raisins in a sweet and vinegary bath creates a delicious agridolci savory-sweet condiment. Serve right out of the jar
as an Antipasti appetizer, use as topping for foccacia bread topped with Gorgonzola, a condiment
for roasted meats and chicken or toss with pasta and fresh, sautéed greens. Buon Appetito!