Friday, November 20, 2009

Putting the Boutique to Bed Until Next Year

I don't know if anyone will be checking this blog out now that the boutique is over, but just in was great! Every year it gets better. There are so many people to thank: our wonderful families who help us out (mostly cheerfully) with everything from dusting corners to moving large heavy pieces of furniture and display items that enjoy injuring us, also our amazing crafters who never cease to fill us with joy over their fine workmanship and unparalleled creativity, then there are all our customers - old faithful and new acquaintances - who keep coming and supporting the show. We try really hard to create a fun, friendly, cozy atmosphere and hope like crazy that everyone who walks through our door feels glad they came and leaves with happy anticipation for the coming Christmas season. We are grateful for you all and look forward to seeing you again next year. Someday, we may even do a spring show so we won't have to wait so long to enjoy you all again. Let us know what you think.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

'Twas the Night Before the Boutique . . .

Well everyone, Charla and I have been working our "you-know-whats" off, as have many of our family members (hugs and kisses). Things are looking pretty darn fine. Our crafters have really gone above and beyond. We have just a little tweaking to do bright and early in the morning and then our 2009 show will be off and running! There are so many amazing things to see. I've already started my stash of things to purchase (U of U dresses for your little girls, anyone?). My Christmas list will have an awful lot of things taken care of at the boutique! Anyhoo, I promised to post our last giveaway winner tonight. So . . . Lisa Fairbrother! (Are you related to the wrestlers from Murray?) When you come to the show just find Lauri (I do look a little like our caricature - the one with the blond hair and dimple). I'll be wandering around restocking or answering questions or just enjoying meeting new people and greeting dear friends. If by chance, you can't find me, then ask Charla or Annette at the cash registers, tell them who you are, and they'll be happy to present you with your prize. By the way all of you who need to have a great appetizer for your Christmas party, check out Joan Gregory's Pepper Jelly in the kitchen. Tasty, quick, and impressive. You'll find lots of other deliciousness in there, too! Can't wait to share everything with you! Hurry on over!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Time for One More Quick Giveaway

Okay folks - this will be a fast one. Charla has offered a set of her beautiful watercolor notecards for this giveaway. All you have to do is comment at the bottom of this post and you'll be entered in the drawing. I'll post winners Tuesday night!

Everything for the boutique started arriving yesterday and all I can say is WOW - we've got a whole grundle of talented crafters! So many cool things. I can't wait for you to see it all! Next year I'll have better computer capabilities so I can get some pictures on here for you, but let me just give you a little bit of a picture in words. Fabulous stained glass - Purses with pizazz for mom and daughter - Whimsical watches - Necklaces galore - Tasty pepper jelly - Darling nativities - My new favorite soft toys - Great vinyl art - Dotty art - Darling onesies - Mimiware to die for - the list just goes on and on. I'm definitely going to get some great Christmas shopping done. I'll share some more of what arrives on Monday. Charla and I are so excited for you all to come!

Don't forget to comment to be entered in the drawing. See you starting Wednesday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Sorry to take so long to post the winners of our first giveaway, but computer difficulties have put us behind a bit! So without further ado - here are the winners:

Mrs. M.

When you winners come to the boutique, either find me (Lauri) or ask Charla at checkout to collect your Twelve Gifts of Thanksgiving. And yes, Bob, you've got to come in yourself, but please bring Joy with you - we love her too!

and Debbie, if you'll come introduce yourself to me, I'll have something for you, also!

Look for another giveaway in the next day or so . . .