Hooray for the Red,White,and Blue

Sheila goes to the beach

Sheila goes to the beach

Happy Birthday America! Thank God for all the patriots and their families who built a foundation that this country was built on. May God bless our country, the USA! Wear Red, white, or blue in our shops during the month of July and you may select one item 20% off.(can not be combined with any other discounts.)

40% off of wreaths, flower arrangements, and silk flowers during the month of July.

 

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Busy, Busy, Busy

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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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Think Red!

Thinking Red !  February is flying by! Come into our shop and mention you want to take advantage of our February special.

 Go select one Red item in our shop , then purchase it for 1/2 price!  Let us know what you select.

We would love to share your February special on our website.

 

 

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Raining Day Mondays!

Don’t let Raining Day Monday get you down today!

Stop in and get some great deals! All of out Christmas items are 50% off except our jewelry candles which are 10% off. Furniture is 30% off.

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Come in and browse. Get some decorating ideas. Need a quick gift, stop in we would love to assist you in choosing the right one.

Don’t forget, we have some lovely cards to choose for various occasions.

We are beginning to change some of our displays. Pop in to see some of our new items starting to arrive.

Don’t forget to sign up for our Valentine Days Tea on Feb. 7,2015 at 11:00a.m.(Info. On Calendar and Home pages)

This week, we will be preparing for our estate sale that will be in one week. Information is on our estate sale page. Toward the end of the week ,we will be posting photos of items in the estate sale.

Make sure you check our website frequently. We are always posting on our blog, sharing recipes, announcing sales, events, contests,videos and much more.

 

Big Sale&Wed. Recipe

Big Sale is coming up on Jan. 2 and Jan.3. 50% off everything in store except Ami Touch Cards, Jewelry Candles, and Jute Box, coke fountain, and diner booth. 

We also have exciting news for Feb. Come to our shop to hear the details!

Wed. Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Recipe from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust. Copyright (c) 2012 by Ina Garten. By Arrangement with Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc. for Food Network Magazine

Blessings for a very Happy New Year.

 

Thirty Thursday Special

Today, spend thirty dollars online and receive a 30% discount . Free shipping is included on your purchases. Sheila’s been dreaming about her new outfits for the fall. She did it again, she forgot Wed.’s Recipe. Today she is posting two of her favorite recipes. Chicken and Pasta Recipe Chicken/pasta recipe Original recipe makes 8 servingsChange Servings 1 (16 ounce) package dried penne pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt and pepper to taste garlic powder to taste 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Check All Add to Shopping List Directions Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken to paper towels. Pour chicken broth into the skillet. Then stir in asparagus, garlic, and a pinch more garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover, and steam until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet, and warm through. Stir chicken mixture into pasta, and mix well. Let sit about 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, stir again, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Blueberry Lemon Loaf Original recipe makes 1 8×4-inch loaf panChange Servings 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup white sugar 1 lemon, juiced 2 eggsBlueberry/Lemon Loaf 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 cup fresh blueberries 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup white sugar Check All Add to Shopping List Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8×4-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Mix in the juice of 1 lemon. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk. Fold in the lemon zest and blueberries. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until

a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For the glaze, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Drizzle over bread while still warm.