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Hi, from the eastern shore.

Sorry we missed last weeks blog .

I had a great birthday! And so many of our customers are celebrating my 60th Birthday!

Two White Bunnies in Two Baskets with Flowers

 

Spring is trying to pop out everywhere! Don’t you love seeing those little jonquils and daffodil’s show their faces.

They put a smile on my face!

Spring is a new beginning in many ways.

Start some new traditions, pop in our shops, browse, get some new Spring ideas!

Pick out some posies ! Happy Hunting!

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Try some of our creamy and great smelling soaps from England and Australia.

Don’t forget our Birthday special, help celebrate Char’s Birthday in March!

Select one item 60% off  , one time in March.(cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts)

Do you feel lucky today? Happy St. Patricks Day!

Come into the store today and select one item that has green in it at 50% off. (cannot combined with and discounts or specials)

 

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Search 4 cheese scalloped potatoes!

Great side dish for Easter! Or any day!

 

 

 

Craft for the Week: Find a vintage container.

Plant some Happy smiling pansies in your container, no drainage, put a few pebbles in the bottom of your container.

Ideas for containers: tin buckets, watering cans, old pots, teapots, vintage planters, children rain boots

 

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Ready, Set, Go-Spring ?????

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20110725_221546000_iOSF866DA48-E281-44F7-83D9-BF89AF0339E9imageGood afternoon. I hope all of you faired well after all that crazy weather. I was scheduled to come up from the eastern shore but I needed to reschedule. But never fear, I’m back on schedule. I’m geared up to transform our Jessup, MD store into a Fresh Spring Haven! Please excuse our fairy dust while rearranging, its a good thing!

Idea for the day!

I had a customer come into the Bishopville, MD store on Saturday. We started to talk about finger vases. The finger vase dates back to 1785. There are many reproductions today that make them affordable for your home. We have some reproductions and antique finger vases in our shops.

The customer shared an idea from one of her friends, her friend uses a finger vase in her kitchen. Her friend puts parsley in her vase, with a little water, stays fresh. Use other herbs too. How pretty and practical. Snip your herbs when you need to cook with them. Put a vase in a bathroom with lavender in it!

Recipe for Day:

Stonewallkitchen.com Bacon, Brie, cranberry relish toast

Sounds good. Just remember I recommend this relish on turkey sandwich with mayo, lettuce, and tomato(and brie)

Craft for the Week

Quick seasonal banner

Supplies:

6 vintage style postcards(these can be repos)

seasonal ribbon

hole punch

These banners can be hung from mantles, doorways, windows, mirrors, endless places!

I like seasonal images. Hole punch card in left hand corner of postcards, thread your pretty ribbon through each postcard.

Wiggle each postcard to where you want to place them.

Cute as a button! Easy project!

Now if you want to add any glitter or embellishments, go for it! Themes are endless!

 

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Reflections

Ash Wednesday

 

Todays theme is reflections. This is where I try chatting about anything and everything! Oh my! That might be dangerous!First, I would like to apologize for not posting weekly. Opening our other shop has kept us very busy. I will try to make an effort to at least post once a week.

I can not believe it is, the Ash Wednesday beginning of Lent for  Christians. During lent we fast, give up something or work on bettering oneself in their faith for 40 days. I am going to work on a few personal issues myself. One item I would like to be better with is not to be negative, let go of the negativity that surrounds us.

At SOSNM, we need to start reorganizing and decorating for Spring and Easter. Easter Sunday is March 27.

Spring to me is a rebirth, a new beginning. We look forward sharing so many ideas to kick start your Spring Season. Dee and I hope when you celebrate Easter, each of you will feel refreshed to begin your Spring with new possibilities.Stop in our shops. I also want to share a few videos of some decorating tips you can try at home.

Happy Valentines to all of you! Love to all of you!

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Thanks to all who participated in our DIY Glass Painting class on Saturday. Lots of fun and laughs had by all. First Saturday of the month we are opened at our Jessup, MD 7790702C-FD1A-4F4C-9089-3C90C1B1B5A5 A8D7C3CD-33CD-4AC8-82E8-DF876A2CDE36shop. Thanks for stopping in! Featured on todays blog are two local artists from Ocean City, MD and Bishopville, MD. New handmade jewelry and handmade boats. Stop into our Bishopville shop to see their work in person.

 

Our recipes today are located on the website:www.stonewallkitchen.com

Ranch Dip and Buffalo Chicken Breast Sandwich using Ranch Aioli.

We have it in both shops. Let us know how it turns out! Yummy!

Until next time, Don’t be afraid to try something new! I challenge you! Let it be out of your comfort zone. Blessings.

Sparkle and Jingle all the Way

Thanks to all who stopped by on last Friday and Saturday. It was great being in town, I think Dee and I were definitely shining like a diamond. Glitz and glitter , mixed in with some snow does a heart good!

I love getting out our Christmas decorations to make our store festive. So much to share about what’s going on in our shops, yes two shops! I’ve been busy getting both shops ready for the holidays. I’m planning on coming up the eastern shore on Tuesday. We are getting ready for our Christmas Open House on Nov.20-21. Check our calendar for hours. Surprises, refreshments, fun, and beautiful gifts.

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Recipe Stonewall Kitchen.com: Lemon Cheesecake Tartlets(made with SK lemon curd)

We currently are carry the Lemon curd!

Come in soon, lots of great gifts and seasonal decorations.Unique antique and collectables are displayed throughout our huge shop. Our finds come from our estate sales , antiquing , auctions, and many more venues.  Let us help you select the perfect gift. We can help you make up a gift basket for a friend or special person in your life.

Our second shop will be officially opening on Dec. 2 in Bishopville, MD , our address is 10657 Bishopville RD.

Don’t forget to bring a friend or two when you come to our shop, its more fun with friends.

Do you need advent candles? We have them! Also have a set that has candles and brass holder. Hurry in, get you advent wreath candles.

Hope all of you have a great week, Dee and I hope to see you at the Open House, blessings.

We have a few special surprises for our Open House. Don’t miss it.

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Changing Our Colors Like Fall

Wed. Recipe:

Cookinglight.com/pumpkinspicedbiscuits with orange honey butter.

Dees garden display
Dees garden display

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New wicker table, dresser,
New wicker table, dresser,
Singer sewing machine with sewing notions
Singer sewing machine with sewing notions
Jewelry! Jewelry! Jewelry!
Jewelry! Jewelry! Jewelry!
Beautiful Bridal gift ideas and shower ideas
Beautiful Bridal gift ideas and shower ideas
Beautiful Turquoise apothecary jar
Beautiful Turquoise apothecary jar
Our fire is looking cozy for Fall!
Our fire is looking cozy for Fall! 

Fall isn’t the only one changing its color.

We definitely changed our colors in the shop last week!

Dee and I worked changing and arranging furniture, antiques, soaps, fall foliage, Sheila,gifts, food, and much more till we ourselves couldn’t move!

 It was worth it! Stop in to see all our new displays, along with many new treasures.

We now have an extensive line of antique and new jewelry. It’s fabulous!

Big news, Sheila moved!

Finally that woman got off the orange flowered couch!

There is a tiny problem, we can’t find her!

There is a flapper gal who isn’t saying a word!

Stay tuned, to unfold the mystery?

Could Sheila have a sister?

Roaring Twenties Anyone
Roaring Twenties Anyone

Large inventory of jewelry
Large inventory of jewelry

Sweet, Sweet, Summertime!

I hope everyone had a safe and great Fourth of July! Can you believe it’s July 8???

   My mom told me once when I was as young girl that just wait, when you get older time will fly! Well, God bless her, she was right once again! So let’s treasure each day with lots of fun with new ideas on decorating and entertaining in the Summer.

I will be coming up from the Eastern Shore on Thursday and Friday. Pop in and say hi to Charlene, receive 1  bar soap free!(limit to one visit)

Also we are having a Red Hot Summer Sizzling Sale ! Make a purchase of $25.00 or more and receive 20% off your entire sale! Don’t wait, sale will not last too long!

All kinds of new items have came in for summer fun! I’ll post some new pictures after I arrive at shop.

Recipes

Google:

Flank Steak with Mustard Potato Salad

Google:

Lemon Blueberry Dump Cake

 

Google :

Upside Down Cake Cocktail

 

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Value the History of Vintage Items

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Hi everyone! Last week came up from the Eastern Shore ! I came into the shop on Thursday.

It was kind of quiet on Thursday, so I began the creativity process of striping the displays.  It’s quite a process . Once you begin, it leads to moving more than you expect.

I love it!!!  It is my favorite part of the business. I enjoy incorporating the vintage items with our new items in our displays. When I do our displays, blending the old with the new it validates that our vintage( our history) can be used in our present time.

I brought in some new items. Come in to see our new treasures.

Recipes

Please Google the following recipes.

 

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Shrimp Alfredo

Garlic Doubled Stuffed Lemon Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Homes, Our Nests

It’s not just the birds who love to nest, we love our homes which become our nests.

    So today, I’ve been inspired by nesting! What better way to start Spring by feathering our nests? It all began when I was outside imageworking on some of my potted plants by my entrance of my home , when I heard a Jenny Wren singing a tune as loud as she could. I smiled and went back to work.

Later, I went around to our side courtyard ( which is my dog,Chippy’s courtyard) to fix two planters. I have a red finch who has built a nest up under my roof to the side entrance. I need to be careful when opening and shutting the door because you see her nest is very important to her.

Continuing working I went to the side garden where a chickadee sat on a branch of a pine tree, tweeting at me . I looked up and saw mother chickadee fly out of a bird house. Needless to say , Spring is here , it’s nesting time for all. Spring is a good time for new beginnings, a fresh start. Sometimes just a little

sprucing up! At SOSNM , we have lots of great ideas for Spring! Spring flowers, artificial nests, and even a bird cage or two. There are so many vintage treasures that would be unique to use as planters. Garden accessories and soaps for clean up. Come into our shop, we can assist you in sprucing up your nest. image             Google it! Wed. Recipe Oriental Chicken Salad(from Betty Crocker.com)    

Forcing Bulbs, Creating Spring

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Posted new videos on forcing bulbs, creating Easter grass, and instant Spring on our home page. Check back, we will be sharing our forced bulb gardens and our Easter Grass.

On one of the videos I mentioned I would post some photos on forcing bulbs from Pinterest . I had to post some photos of Spring animals too.

Enjoy! Send us photos of your Easter grass and/or your forced bulbs. We would love to share them on the web.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cozy Cottage

Good Evening,

Contact us with your favorite vintage item ! We would love to hear from you.

Here are some examples of a Cozy Cottage:

 

I love so many vintage treasures .  I think some of my favorites would fall in the category of cozy cottage with accents on shells, sea glass,treasures from the sea, aged distress furniture, flowers and the list goes on.

 

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