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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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Windy, Rainy and Cold Days

What can you do on a windy, rainy day? Go shopping! Too cold and windy to venture out? Sit back and make your favorite hot beverage, go shopping online at our shops online. We have a special link to our newest shop that includes jewelry, clothing, and accessories on our shop page. Its exciting. Check back frequently, we will be adding new items frequently.

Recipes for the week:

Stonewallkitchen.com

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich made with Basil Pesto Aioli

Baked Acorn Squash made with Cranberry Horseradish Sauce

Stop in and get your Stonewall Kitchen items at both of our shops. Check back with us, we will be added to our inventory.

 620BE1E8-DC23-450F-90F4-8941A093DBBDCraft for the week:

Start growing your fresh Easter Grass for your favorite basket or planter. Select your container, put some potting soil into your container, almost to the top. Generously sprinkle rye seed on the entire top of your soil.Spread it evenly. Then take soil and sprinkle over the top of your seed. Sprinkle it with water to make it moist. Put your container in a very sunny location . Check on your Easter grass, water when it looks dry. You should have sprouts in a couple weeks. Put some Easter eggs and/or bunnies in your container. What a beautiful centerpiece you will have!

Send us pictures!

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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Pumpkin Time

I love Fall, the cool crisp air and pumpkins everywhere. The changing colors of the leaves scattered all over the ground.

We hope you come in and visit with us.

Our fire is looking cozy for Fall!
Our fire is looking cozy for Fall! We want to invite all of our customers to come out to visit SOSNM during this beautiful time of the year.

Our shop looks like a pretty fall day. We have changed our displays and added beautiful merchandise.

Great Sales , don’t miss them.

Pictures below are:

The outfit is featured in a store in Ocean View, DE, Interiors by Kim:Kim’s Korner. Stop by lots of accessories, collectables, and furnishings for all homes. Turnkey decorating is available.

The other photo shows Black Crow Candles. Super smelling and long burning candles. Stay tune for a very special addition to this line of candles.

Our last photo is my weathered pumpkin. Quick and easy DIY.

Take a plastic pumpkin, paint it whatever color you desire.

Let it dry, then take a light sandpaper and weather your pumpkin.

I liked sanding around the face and grooves of the pumpkin. Final step, antique it with a stain or diluted brown paint. Wipe off the access. Let it dry. This is a cute and easy project. Send pictures. So we can post.

Come in and check out the arrival of new pumpkin items from Stonewall Kitchen.

 Today’s Recipe:foodnetwork.com

Search pumpkin roll by Trisha Yearwood

 You can freeze them too.

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook , like us. Thanks

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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

Change is Good???

Girls are hanging around waiting to see the sales!

Girls are hanging around waiting to see the sales! They heard changes are arriving at SOSNM!

Most people would say Change is good. I agree with this statement but I would like to add a small thought with this statement. It is sometimes difficult to accept change. I have a little equation that helps me cope.

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Creamware with fall, autuminal colors

Change + Hard Work+ Faith=Acceptance

Yes, change usually means you will need to work hard at your situation to accept the new situation.

 

 

Don’t give up! Change is part of life. Sometimes we aren’t happy about the direction of our lives when change hits our road we are traveling down.

 

We feel unsure of what lies ahead on our road.

 

My advice is we need to have faith that it will work out. Stay strong.

Try being positive, work hard toward accepting your change.

 

 

 

 

Speaking of change, Something Old&Something New Marketplace will be experiencing change over the net three days.

I’m arriving tomorrow with my sleeves rolled up and getting ready to change the displays. Dee and I have a lot of hard work ahead to make our shop look different. It needs a little freshing up. We hope you come in and find a treasure from our shop that you go home with. Let us know what you are looking for . Thanks for shopping with us.

I’m bringing in some antiques, vintage items, and lots of jewelry! Vintage , new costume and new gemstone jewelry in gold and sterling. Come in! See the sparkles!

Check us out on Facebook! Dee’s announcing some great flash sales  that will be happening on Friday and Saturday! Don’t forget we will be opened till 6:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, we will be open 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

My idea for the recipe today is:

Use Tollhouse cookie recipe or a sugar cookie recipe

Add the Tollhouse pumpkin spice chips to the recipe.(new, I found them at Giant Foods)

You might want to combine chocolate chips and pumpkin spice chips

Add your favorite nuts

Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

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Until next time, no matter when change hits your road, have faith, determination, and work hard to accept it. May you always have the courage to do this. Abundant blessings to all.