Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Encore will celebrate it's 19th birthday this October. Can you believe it?

I can hardly beleive that I have owned the business for almost 6 years!

We will celebrate October 16-19th by offering 19% off!

Also, a special happy birthday month to:
Polly Archer
Pam Clark
Mary Donnley
Rosa Anne Gilreath
Emily Goldberg
Janey Hazelton
Shirly Huffman
Katie Kestle
Linda P King
Paige Phillips
Nancy Rader
Beth Tanner
Olivia Walker
.... and Me, Stacey :)

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!
Send your birthday month to: we will be waiting!

It's no trick... we are filled with treats!

Just incase you haven't seen our window, our Halloween items are OUT!

We have some GREAT new stuff this year including
Door brooms
Electronic signsfor outside
Candy dishes
Ceramic figurines!

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!*


Crinkle Scarves...
Worn three different ways can liven up any outfit.
Colors: Black, Brown, Purple, Teal, Yellow, Green, Grey
or 2 for $40

Samantha Trouser Jeans by Level 99
I have worn these twice this week because I LOVE them so much!
They really do look great on most people. . . come and try them on!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mr. Peabody is so excited....

. . . new dog toys are on their way! Your favorite Rope Toys from Jax and Bones are set to ship this week along with some newbies below! Willy- 14.99
Mojo- 16.99

Ted - 14.99
Carly - 16.99

Artful store... Artful Food!

New Bella Cucina Products are in!
If you love their lemon artichoke pesto you will adore the new
Spinach Artichoke Brushetta!
Savory spinach is paired with artichokes to create the easiest appetizer for delicious
entertaining and snacking. Spread on crusty bread, perhaps with a touch of garlic.

Also, new, Carmelized Onion Fennel & Golden Raisin Antipasta.

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!

Monday, September 15, 2008

October is CRAFTOBER!

Every Thursday in October from 6 to 8 we will offer the craftiest of craft classes in the store.
Space is limited so sign up today!!! (See events to remember for class listing)

Sweeten your Bath!

New Me Bath Icecream Flavors
Divine Lotus
Morning Grapefruit

Sonoran Sunset

Mint Mohito

$7.99 each or 3 for $20
Serve up with our Me Bath Body Frosting for the Sweetest Treat!

Local Pottery!

We just received a new shipment from our favorite local potter-
Hoffman Pottery
(Independence, VA)

Shop a new selection of Bowls, Servers, Casserole Dishes, Mugs, Bread Plates, Vases and Goblets all while supporting a local crafts artisan... and small business (that's me!)!

Just Shipped! Fall Stonewall Kitchen Items

I just got an email that our favorite gourmet food company, Stonewall Kitchen, has just shipped our Fall order!

We will have in this week:
Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix
Maple Pumpkin Butter
Caramel Apple Butter
Cinnamon Apple Jelly

YUM! I am so excited... especially about this recipe made with Cinnamon Apple Jelly I just found:

Cinnamon Apple Puff Pastry Cheesecakes

1 sheet frozen puff pastry
8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
1 Tbsp. flour
1 whole egg
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
½ cup Stonewall Kitchen Cinnamon Apple Jelly
¼ cup walnuts, chopped and toasted

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease every other cup in a mini muffin tin. Roll one sheet of puff pastry on a floured surface to measure 9 x 18 inches. Cut into 18 3-inch squares. Press each pastry piece into each greased muffin cup allowing edges to drape over the edge of the cup. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix the Mascarpone cheese, flour, egg, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until uniform. Fill each pastry ¾ full with cheese filling. Bake approximately 12 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the cheese filling is set. Top each pastry with about 1 tsp. Cinnamon Apple Jelly and sprinkle with toasted chopped walnuts, Serve warm.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Fall Clothes are Arriving DAILY!

Ginger G Shirt, $39.99
Cosabella Belt $21.99

Brown Bead Necklace $40.50
Lula Vita Dress $69.99
Blue Bead Necklace $39.99
Stop in to get first dibs!

Give the Gift of Green!

NEW Recycled Magazine Frames!

*Also, make your own FRAME, MIRROR or BOX from recycled magazines and newspapers--- Class coming in October!*

Entertain in Style!

Check out our new Mexican Handblown Glass
We have two different styles in
Wine Glasses
Margarita Glasses
Martini Glasses
and Pitchers!

New Pet Stuff In!

. . . and they have Mr. Peabody's approval!
(I mean really... how cute is my dog?)New mugs, frames, dog and cat bowls and treat jars!
. . . for all cat and dog lovers!
Also, check out our dog ornaments--- Find your breed: Boxers, Brown & Black Labs, Bulldogs, Dahshund, Schnauzer, Scotties and Beagles!

Just in- New frames from a.i. Paper Design

That crafty April from a.i. paper design has done it again!

(This is April)

Always crafting and merging art and practicality, a.i. paper design
continues to come up with some of the best gifts we carry!

Not only are we restocked on her cool dog and cat frames and magnetic frames with hooks we now have their NEW

Dry Erase Boards

Photo Brag Boards About the artist....
April started out a local crafter/special ed teacher that spent her Saturdays selling paper
products at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.... 12 years and 800 stores later she is still making her crafts..... and a profit! Inspiring for all of us creative people, huh?