20 January 2007

Snow Daze

There's nothing like a slow day at the shop to really get things moving. Debbie and I spent a good part of yesterday rearranging, tweaking, and zhuzhing displays, as well as putting out some new merch that just arrived. Between the icy rain, the snow so fluffy I would've sworn it was imported straight from a Hollywood studio, and the whipping winds, it seems no one much feels like getting out and shopping right now. I can't say I blame you. As Ohioans, we're obviously used to unpredictably wonky weather patterns, but it still seems we never get used to going from 65 degrees in January one week, then below 20 the next. On days like yesterday (and from the looks of it, the rest of this week), Debbie says she just feels like staying home and cooking. But I, oddly enough (me? odd? no!), get invigorated by inclement weather. I love the feeling of braving the elements, going against the grain, standing up to rain, sleet, hail, blizzards, what have you, to accomplish my mission. Especially now that my boyfriend taught me how to ease the car into neutral if I start to slide. (How did I make it through the past twelve years of driving without learning that?)
But yesterday, tucked into the shop with the snow falling swiftly and gently outside our big windows like a postcard, Debbie and I got some stuff done. I'll be upfront with you and say that we are interested in moving some merchandise PDQ to make space for all of the new stuff we ordered in Atlanta, which will be arriving between this week and mid-March. And so, to that effect, here's what's on sale: select jewelry by La Vie Parisienne, David Aubrey, and These Flowers, This Moon is 20% off; all of our gorgeous quilted velvet bedding is 30% off; our oh-so-pretty (and sturdy!) Fleur-de-Lys water glasses in pink and clear are 50% off; three of our tabletop collections (including dessert plates, teacups and saucers, teapots, mugs, wineglasses, and serving trays) are 50% off; our French tea towels are 50% off; our popular Paddywax Apothecary candles are 50% off; our Brickhouse soaps and Fizzies are 50% off. Have I missed anything? It's quite possible, so stop in and check us out!
In addition, we have a full-fledged St. Valentine's display up. We've got some unique stuff that you won't want to miss. Lastly, new fragrances in our VOTIVO candle line have arrived: in our Boxed Aromatic collection, we now offer Mandarine, Sea Island Grapefruit, Deep Clover, and--burning today--Lavender Chamomile Pear. These are in addition to the other eight scents you have seen in here before. We are still awaiting their three new-for-2007 scents. Come in and smell! We have added Sumatra Lemongrass to our VOTIVO glass votive collection and replenished our best selling Tuscan Olive--the ultimate kitchen scent, in my opinion. And on our front display, we are featuring VOTIVO's St. Germain-en-Laye Lavender in French pots, little earth-toned glazed terracotta vessels bearing up the most organic lavender smell you could want.
More updates on new merch as it trickles in!


barbara said...

Hello Debbie and Abby,

F>Y>I> I just saw the now designs.net. I found it off the APril Cornell website. I shopped often at the APril Cornell store at the Legacy Village. Unfortunately , the store is closed now and it appears with the most recent email ,April has gone to QVC to get the word out on her beautiful designs. Some of the items my family and I enjoy are the linens, anything with bees and blueberries on it, jewelry, linen, even dishware.
Best wishes. When I can get away from the insurance world and my children I will stop in again and enjoy your creative designs.

Happy New Year. Barbara

The Blissful Home said...

Hi, Barbara--

We actually just ordered some of April Cornell's simple teatowels and hemstitched napkins in fresh Spring colors. They should be in within the month! Looking forward to your next visit...