The first week of October….. Where did September go? It was gone in the blink of an eye and much too quickly for me. I always look forward to autumn, it is such an interesting time and one I like to savor. Summer’s heat wanes and the crispness of fall creeps in. Green returns to parched lawns, reds and golds spark the woods, and the first snows dust the peaks of our northwest mountains. We begin to bring out our sweaters, the flannels and boots, and in our homes firelight begins to dance and candles to glow, and the spicy scents of the season grace our homes. It’s a lovely time.
In our shop, business has temporarily slowed as tourists return home, staff and customers settle students into school, and households into new routines. We take advantage of the lull to swing our holiday preparations into high gear. Shipments arrive daily and in our small shop this always presents a challenge! Extra help is called in to check and price. Autumn goods are put into displays and holiday giftwares are tucked away to be brought back out and featured the first week of November.
Many customer favorites are now back in stock. On the tea shelf you will find Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, a smooth, rich spice tea, and Cranberry Orange, an elegant blend of black teas with dried cranberries and orange peel. Mulling spices and cinnamon sticks are available now, too. The shop smells delicious! If you need a recipe for Mulled Cider you can find our recipe on our website in the Recipes section.
Oh, it’s going to be a busy month! For local customer who do not receive our email newsletter, please be aware the shop will be closed for holiday redecorating Saturday, October 31. Yes….we’ll be redecorating on Halloween. Now, that’s scary! :-)
Wishing you a lovely week!