Thursday, July 31, 2008

Need to Sell Your House???

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St. Joseph Statues

The Good SAINT JOSEPH, was chosen as Patron Saint of the Home and Family. Folklore says that if you bury a Statue of Saint Joseph on your Property, and ask St Joseph, to intercede with his Foster Son Jesus on your behalf, it will facilitate the sale of your Home. FACT? FICTION? Who really knows? The tradition can be traced back hundreds of years to Theresa of Avila, who prayed to St Joseph for more land for Christian Converts, and encouraged Nuns to bury St Joseph Medals in the ground as a symbol of their devotion. Thousands of Testimonials seem to say, "IT DOES WORK". Can't Hurt, Right???

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Music... can really color your day!

And lately our days at Encore have been Oh So Rosy!
Shop Gals August Featured Artists


Tristan Prettyman

Brett Dennen

So, recently the gals at Encore have been loving these featured artists. . We just can't seem to get enough if their soulful, folkful (is this a word) lyrics. If you haven't checked them out log onto iTunes and do so! Also, visit to them on our playlist! Got and artist you think we might like? Email us at!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Keep it local!

Eating at Pascal's or the newly opened Sharkeys? Shopping at Megs? Drop by Encore the same day and we will give you 10% off with a receipt from a Main Street restaurant or business!

. . . see, it PAYS to shop, eat and meet local!

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For reflecting, it would be hard to not reminisce with this vintage inspired journal. Inside you will find prints of old letters maps and book pages with lined pages for your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Bittersweet Designs Journal, $32.99

Turning something Old into New

Have I told you how crafty our new yarn shop owner is?
Check out her latest creation, for sale at Encore!
Handmade Button Magnets
$4.99 each or 2 for $8!
What a unique, nostalgic and GREEN way to keep you organized!

New Grilling Planks Recipe

YUM! Have I told you all how much I love our grilling planks? Check out this new recipe I made for dinner tonight!
Scott does not love Salmon but he loved this one!

SunDried Tomato Salmon

3 (12 inch) untreated cedar planks
1 (1 1/2-pound) salmon fillet, with skin
2 cups chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 bunches fresh parsley, finely chopped
3/4 cup sun-dried tomato and oregano salad dressing
3/4 cup olive oil

Soak the cedar planks in water for several hours or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Brush the planks with olive oil.
Cut the salmon fillet into three portions. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle parsley and sun-dried tomatoes over the top. Drizzle with salad dressing.
Place the planks on the preheated grill and let them heat up for about 5 minutes. Place the salmon fillets on the planks. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Fish is done when it can be flaked with a fork. Remove quickly to avoid over cooking and drying out the fish. Serve piping hot.

. . . okay, dogs don't wear denim. . .

but, they do love to shop for flowers at Lowes.
Mr. Peabody is definitely a Shop Pup! He loves Encore, Lowes, Home Depot and any other store that will allow him!

Nermal, on the other hand is happiest on our neighbor's roof :)
Don't worry, dog and cat lovers, we have new Mugs, Pet Bowls, Leashes and Pet Frames on their way!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dog Days Denim Sale

. . . cause dogs don't wear denim :)

Mark your calendars because August 1-31 we will offer $20 off any pair of LTB or Christopher Blue jeans in the store.

Go ahead, buy 2!

You all are TOO SWEET!

Thank you loyal customers for making our 3rd fundraiser a Sweet Sucsess! With your help, we raised $300 for Susan G. Komen and our 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk. A special thanks to Karen Gore, Cindy Miller and Kate Brennan for baking and Kate McCoy and sister for the idea and baking up the most kid friendly treats! Currently, we are selling Shop Girls Water at the store for a $1 donation. Hey, every little bit counts!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Back from Hot-lanta!

. . . or the ATL as Kate says!
Overall I had a good buying trip... very productive!
I found lots of new gift and decor companies and am anxious to shop
for apparel and accessories in NY Aug 3-6!
Just to give you a preview of new stuff to come:

Anne Tainter Mugs, magnets and Potholders

Cute organizer stuff for back to school- closet organizers, jewelry cases, bags
*New Serenity Angels!

Lolita Painted Wine and Martini Glasses
New Mexican Handblown Glass- Dots and Swirls
New Bath Items Amaryllis and Paperwhite Bulb Kits- Very Cool GREEN gift!

New Card Lines and Journals
like Curly Girls Designs (LOVE THESE!)

Fun New Allen Design Clocks

New Vintage Jewelry Lines -
including this one from Jill Schwartz!

Wine Bottle and Candle Holders
Metal Garden Items Candles
New food lines (spinach artichoke bruscella spread was my fav from Bella Cuchina) and GREAT basket stuffers including these mixes by Gullah Gourmet

*New Dog and Cat Items
*New Baby Stuff
*Recycled Magazine Picture Frames
*New Handmade Frames and Albums from a.i. paper design

Fun Handmade Women Ornaments
*Indicate shipping ASAP*

Clothing for a Cause!

Thank you to EVERYONE who donated clothing, accessories, etc! We raised almost $1000!!!!
. . . and once again, forgot to snap the pictures. For those that did not see it, we had an entire recycled clothing store downstairs. A special thanks to Karen and Kate for helping us get set up and for Dianne Morris for helping us break it down. The items that did not sell went to the Radford Clothing Bank.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Christmas in July.... Yes, That's Right!

Mark your Calendars for NEXT WEEKEND
July 18 and 19th!

It may be July but we are celebrating CHRISTMAS!
Yes, this is the SALE where we let you shop from previous
HOLIDAY STYLES for next to nothing.
(You know, does the tree on the street jog your memory? )
We will have most decor and ornaments 85% off, Krinkles 6 for $20
We will also have a $1 basket!!!!!
PLUS- Friday is the EMBERS CONCERT in the STREET!
We will be open from 10 to 9 p.m. and