Christmas product and gifts ~ 2008

The madness officially begins today!  I have several more boxes of product to stock in the store, and get ready for the craft shows.  We deliver to our first show this Sunday.  (I’ll post the show schedule soon)  Blog entries may be few and far between over the next few weeks.  I just realized that between the store and shows and our antique space that they only day off I have in the month of November is Thanksgiving Day! 

‘Twig’ holiday signs.  The grubby tag attached says ‘homespun’.

Baskets of cinnamon scented pinecones.  Cinnamon refresher oil is also available.

Lots of gift baskets (big and small) and gift mugs and gift sets.

Christmas stockings are just $2.00!!!  And the entire rack they are hanging on is filled with assorted $2.00 items!  List pads, note cards, journals, bookmarks, magnets, picture frames, calendars . . .

Artificial candy, popcorn and cookie garlands.

Handmade homespun Christmas decor.

Fun vintage style tinsel garlands.

Primitive and simple rope garland with homespun fabric ties.

Handmade snowballs.

Wall hanging folk art style Nativity.

Glitter reindeer ornaments.  But I like them just standing on a shelf too!

More gift sets in Holiday themed packaging.

Can’t forget the PRINCESS!  I’ll be putting up a pink Princess Christmas tree at the end of the week when I take down the Halloween tree.

Tin star tree toppers.

SEASON’S SAVINGS FROM SOPHIE’S COTTAGE!

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B. Y. O. B.

That’s Build Your Own Basket!  (as in gift basket!) 

I found this ‘piece’ made from ten wine crates at the thrift store a while back.  Had NO IDEA what I was going to do with it; but it was unique and the price was right.

UNFORTUNATELY, I didn’t look at the back side of it, and the crates on the back weren’t painted the same as the front! 

Time to experiment with paint and see if I can mix something up to match the rest of the paint color.

Not a bad match if I do say so myself!  Now, what to use it for?!?!?!  Ten empty cubbies to fill up . . .  but the lower ones and especially the ones on the backside aren’t terribly visible since things not at eye level are easily overlooked. 

I decided to create a build your own gift bag or box station out of it.  The gifts items in the top part and the boxes and bags in the lower part.  Since most people don’t want price tags on items they are giving as gifts, (and it’s a pain to remove price tags!) I decided that I wouldn’t put price tags on the items in the gift station, but have everything be the same price; so no price tags are needed. 

I filled it with assorted journals, notecards, listpads, bookmarks, pocket calendars and magnets.

By stacking them upright in the top bins I had room for LOTS of variety!  For the items that wouldn’t fit in the top part here, I used baskets and put them on the upper shelves on the backside.

Lip gloss, bath fizzies, shower gel, lotion, bath beads, candles . . .

Then I filled the rest of the lower shelves with ‘ready to use’ gift bags with tissue paper, curly ribbon and a hand made tag.

And I couldn’t let that little area between the top and bottom go to waste, so I put a few extra bags, left flat, in there.

The perfect spot to ‘grab a gift’ and go! 

All items are retail priced at $3.95; which means Sophie’s price is just $2.00!  You can put together a very nice gift box, basket of bag containing four items for just $10.00. 

 

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August 1, 2008 ~ Here’s what’s new in the store.

FALL AND HALLOWEEN HAVE ARRIVED AT SOPHIE’S COTTAGE!

And of course, a Halloween tree!  (sorry about the bad photo!)

Some new gift baskets filled with bath/body products:

Ane even some gifts for your four legged friends!

These are the COOLEST things ever!  A doggie water bottle (with a clip even) and a flip down BOWL so they can easily drink!  Perfect for the dog on the go!

Mini alphabet rubber stamps sets make a great gift for the crafter, scrapbooker or cardmaker.  There are a DOZEN different font styles!  Fun to mix and match!

NEW CALENDARS ARE IN!  16 month 2009 calendars.

Gifts for baby:

AWESOME vintage white chest of drawers

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Here’s what’s new in Sophie’s Cottage – late June 2008

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Here’s what’s new in Sophie’s Cottage June 14, 2008

A whole bunch of old windows!  Four pane, six pane, with glass, without glass . . . .

Some little old barn red grubby picket fence sections:

Colorful garden flags:

One of a kind hand-painted folk art original ‘sun’ picture frame.  Perfect for framing your favorite summer memory picture:

Americana:

Beach theme bathroom accessories:

Beautiful silver shell shaped drawer/cabinet pulls:

Shell napkin rings:

Granite look candle plates:

Nests under glass:

Bath and body gift baskets:

Yummy lemon scented votives and little jar candles make a perfect hostess gift for a summer dinner party:

Pretty vases, new and vintage:

Pretty pink flowers in a tin tile cone

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Pink piggy bank:

LOTS of new scrapbook embellishments!

To see more of what’s recently been added to the store in the past few weeks, go to the left hand column directory and click on the “Here’s what new in Sophie’s Cottage” category. 

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Sophie’s is PACKED with lots of great holiday gifts!

All ready for the Holiday Open House this weekend, Sophie has the store SUPER stocked with great gift and holiday home decor items! 

Pretty pink tea pot and vintage tea luncheon set.

Handmade snowballs are fun to decorate with for the holidays.

YUMMY!  Locally crafted from earth friendly soy wax, these pecan rolls and cinnamon roll votives smell absolutely heavenly.  Also just in are mini cinnamon bun tarts and tart melter gift sets.

Gift mugs make a great secret pal or co-worker gift.

How about a pretty little tree to sit on your desk for the holidays?

Picture frames, journals and note card sets are always a welcome little gift.

Pretty decorated jar candles are great gifts too

Set of three little table top trees are a sublte color that would work for a Thanksgiving centerpiece AND Christmas.

Bath and body gift basket, gift boxed candles, filled candy jars and one of a kind handcrafted snowman on a stick.

Gift mugs and decorated jar candles.

One of a kind wreaths

Wall nativity plaque

Stationary gift sets

Gift mugs and gift boxed sweets

Even gift sets for your four legged friends!

And a nice selection of fall decorations still available

Pretty fall napkins and towels

Yummy cinnamon spice candles

Don’t miss our Holiday Open House November 2-3 for special savings storewide!

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