This is always a very unpredictable season for retailers, merchandise-wise. Sometimes you order too much of something and it sits around. Sometimes you order too much and it flies out the door. Sometimes you don’t order enough and can’t get it again until the following year. And sometimes, vendors just ship stuff in seemingly random bursts of insanity. Three weeks ago, we got a box of testers, but no product. The product itself arrived today, one week before Christmas eve – ha ha ha. It’s okay: all good stuff that we will sell. Still, it would have been great to have it weeks ago. Christmas paper decorations that were supposed to ship on October 15 just got here two days ago. Huh?
On the other hand, some vendors are amazing and quick and ready to rock ‘n roll with your orders, even if you’re groggily sending them emails at midnight. Sometimes they surprise you with overnight deliveries and graciousness in the face of picky special requests.
Anyway. We are still getting some wonderful things in at both stores for your shopping pleasure. We just received a big order of our wonderful faux fur blankets, scarves, gloves and boot toppers (don’t forget the cozy headbands for a great stocking stuffer). There’s more jewelry, soaps, candles, serving pieces. We are again fully stocked with Voluspa candles, as well as Frasier Fir, Paddywax (the little library candle tins are a perfect stocking stuffer for your book-loving friends!), and lovely Volcano in blue, white or red jars… and tomorrow, we’ll have out for you the mercury glass versions with wood lid. We even have some New Year’s goodies and lots of Christmas party goods (like surprize balls, our favorite paper pea shooters, and wish paper).
We’ll probably have new merchandise roll in on Christmas Eve, so keep checking back with us! Here are just a few pictures of new arrivals…
|The sweetest little Mistral soaps, ready to drop in a stocking|
|The pamplemousse (grapefruit) is delicious.|
|Richly scented Spanish soap|
|More Mistral holiday soaps wrapped and ready|
|Love their new liquid hand soap line, too. A day in Provence!|
|No party is complete without pea shooters…|
|Luscious and cozy: faux fur blankets and scarves|
|Manly cedar soaps (and buddhas)|
|Garden trays, dishes, and little framed prints|
|Can’t go wrong with Frasier Fir – so Bend!|
|It’s full again! Lots of beautiful Voluspa candles to choose from|
|We’re rather partial to the Pomegranate from Voluspa|
|And they have such beautiful containers, too|
|Can hardly keep these in stock|
|A few new guy things…|
|Volcano (also in the hard-to-get red glass jar)|
|Library candles in tin or glass, each featuring a beloved writer|