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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!

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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)

 

3F3DCDB8-0E97-4840-A123-2B246F70CEA4Recipe: foodnetwork.com

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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March, in like a Lion!

 

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It looked like fluffy cotton sprinkled over the grass and trees. So here we go again, wet, cold, melty mess. Where are our customers today? I bet all of you are tucked in your nests with a warm beverage, looking out your windows at the pretty landscape! I don’t blame you one bit! But Dee and I miss all of you! Hope to see you soon when you venture out. Our shops have been rearranged and are popping with new inventory that includes Easter pretties and Springtime is blooming ! Don’t forget to pick up some lovely hostess gifts when you visit family and friends for Easter. It will be here sooner than we can say Jack Rabbit!

Don’t forget SOSN1 in Jessup, MD will be open March 5, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Saturday

SOSNM2 in Bishopville, MD will be open Saturday March 5, 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Lets  celebrate Charlene  turning 60 on March 7, receive your choice of one item at 60% off per person, during the month of March,)Limited one visit

Sign up to receive our constant contact to keep informed on sales and events in both shops.

Our March DIY has been cancelled for SOSNM1. Stay tune for update on Aprils DIY for SOSNM1.

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Recipe for week: Go to allrecipes.com

Search hot cross buns and Easter braided bread.

 

Craft for week: Mixed Media Collage in a vintage container.

Ideas for containers: vintage baby shoe, teacup, small purse, vintage planter, etc…

Collect vintage items: buttons, old lace, hankie, postcard, vintage jewelry, etc…

Line your container with a stiff hankie(use elmers glue and water, coat your hankie, then wring out excess liquid)

Place it in your container, fold over the edges of your hankie in your container.

Now take some dry green moss or nice filler, put it into your container. Let it dry overnight

Next day, use a hot glue gun to place your items in your container

Keep it or give as gift. Send pictures to us.

These mixed media vintage collage can become a special memory of a loved one who is no longer with you.(Select their items and their container.

 

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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.

Happy New Year!

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New winter wraps

New winter wraps

Come in and select a cozy candle for your winter days.

Come in and select a cozy candle for your winter days.

New Stonewall Kitchen arriving soon!

New Stonewall Kitchen arriving soon!

Happy New Year to all!

Dee and I hope all of our customers from SOSNM 1&2 had a blessed Christmas. We want to wish you much love, great health, and days of laughter in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To start today, I want to say, so sorry for being so tardy with our blog. We’ve been so busy with getting ready for the holiday season at both of our locations. Our Bishopville shop opened on Dec. 2 with enthusiasm and excitement. Thanks to all who stopped by at both of our shops. We had a great holiday season!

Don’t forget to stop in for our terrific sales that are occurring at SOSNM 1&2.

Dee and I had our board meeting in Williamsburg, VA. We planned for our New Year. I think our customers will be excited and thrilled with the new inventory that will be arriving at both locations. Don’t forget to pop in and say hi.

Check with Dee at SOSNM 1 about an upcoming DIY class on Feb.6. Our artist, Edy who paints our wine glasses will be teaching a class! How cool is that? Sign up soon! Details with Dee.

Chars Idea/Recipe

Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish sauce. This is delicious on turkey, chicken, or beef. I was serving a prime rib. I usually serve it will a horseradish/mayo sauce I mix. I was out of horseradish. I used the cranberry horseradish sauce with some mayo. Wisk it, it turns into a pretty pink sauce. Delish!

What will be in store for all us in 2016? Can’t wait! Dee and I will do our very best to provide lots of great treasures for your picking! We hope along with  great shopping experiences, all of us will enjoy laughter and fun while doing it.

This is Chars favorite  new aqua lantern, you could an angel, snowman, or snow baby  snow baby in your lantern. Not just for candles.

This is Chars favorite new aqua lantern, you could put an angel, snowman, or snow baby  in your lantern. Not just for candles.

Holiday Decorating

 

A New lantern arrived

A New lantern arrived

This is one of my favorite  new aqua lantern

This is one of my favorite new aqua lantern

Hello!

Christmas and winter decorating can be two different styles. Christmas decorations can be  Nativity’s Santa’s,

Christmas Trees, ornaments, bells, garlands, stockings, etc. Winter decorations can be snowy wreaths,pines,branches, pinecones,snowmen, frosted or shiny beaded garlands.

 

SOSNM 1 AND 2 have beautiful Christmas greenery to decorate your homes. I love the snowy evergreens and heavy snowy branches. Don’t put away your snowy branches and snowy pines after Christmas.

Snowman and pinecones are essential to your winter décor. I know some customers put out their snowmen after Christmas.

SOSMN 1 and 2 have lots to help you decorate into January and February. Beaded garlands can be used on mantles and tables.

Lanterns are another piece you can use throughout your seasons. Here are a few ideas on using your lanterns: candles, battery candles, fake snow with a santa or a snowman, figurine, doll, shells, sea glass, starfish, etc.

Tarnished silver platter ,bowls, etc. are being used in decorating for all seasons. A candle on a round plate looks beautiful. Sprinkle snow and glitter on the plate.

Old sleds,skates, and skis are fun for winter decor.

Come into our shops, and be inspired! We will have you sparkling and glistening!

Todays recipe is easy!

Buy Brie cheese, slice off the top, microwave till soft and gooey,use Stonewall Kitchen seedless raspberry jam, Cover your brie with the raspberry jam and warm again.

Serve with Stonewall simple crackers

 

 

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Vintage Christmas in our new shop.

Vintage Christmas in our new shop.

New Victorian magnet 2016 calendars just arrived , gorgeous cake plate

New Victorian magnet 2016 calendars just arrived , gorgeous cake plate

Hi everyone! Great news, our Bishopville, MD shop opened up on Wed. ! Dee and I want to thank all who stopped by. The excitement is bubbling with joy.

Hope to see all of you, at our new destination.

I know it is a busy time of the year, make sure you take time to enjoy it. All of you who are already finished decorating, sit back, relax, turn on the Christmas tree lights, and sip a nice libation.

Come visit our shops for great gift and decorating ideas.

 

This weeks recipe comes from Stonewall Kitchen.com/recipes   Raspberry cream cheese coffee cake you may substitute the jelly by using plain raspberry or seedless raspberry or mixed berry.

Two sided baby Jesus large tin ornament

Two sided baby Jesus large tin ornament

This recipes looks good and easy.

Big News

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We have beautiful cards for all occasions
We have beautiful cards for all occasions

 

I announced yesterday that Something Old and Something New will be opening a second location in Bishopville,MD. How excited are we? We are busting at the seams!

Our hours at our shop in Bishopville,MD will be the following, starting on Dec.2.

Wed-Sat.

11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Our shop will be like our shop in Jessup, MD but on a smaller version.

We are close to Ocean City, MD and Delaware Beaches. Make sure you check us out.

Hope to see many of you this Friday and Saturday in Jessup, MD, Shop will be open to 5:00p.m. on Friday and Saturday we will be open 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

We will have some specials going on. Christmas bells are starting to chime!

Lets make some special memories for the holidays. I cant wait to start glitzing SOSNM.

 

Recipe for today is : on stonewallkitchen.com

Go search, Appetizer-Meatballs

Come over to our shop and pick up some hot pepper jelly to make your meatballs.

 

 

 

Santa is starting to sprinkle some snow

Santa is starting to sprinkle some snow

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Old vs. New

This weeks blogs theme is old vs. new.

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Each has its own value, that’s why we decided to include old and new into our shop.

Vintage items are special because they have a true history.  And when we purchase a vintage item, we share the history of it with others.

It’s a sort of recycling. This gives me a great feeling that we are not just disposing of old things but we are appreciating the value of  them.

Then we have the new treasures!

Some individuals love new items.

The item is all shiny, not used, and all one needs to do is unwrap it.

What a nice fall look!

What a nice fall look!

 

New is great too! Both new and vintage treasures are loved for their own purpose.

And you know your new treasures will become vintage treasures one day.

At our shop, our goal is to have the old mixed with the new, not separated.

We try to show how we can decorate, entertain, and surround ourselves with what we love whether it’s new or vintage or both!

I love mixing vintage with new.

Try mixing a little vintage in your life! Share the history of the piece with friends and love ones.

Recipe this week can be found on:

Www.cookinglight.com: search: Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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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