Welcome to the Autumn Season!
Summer still has a few weeks to go, but September always makes us start to think of autumn, and all of nature's beauty. Watch the trees. Their full, rich green foliage of summer will start to slowly fade this month, preparing for October and November's burst of color. The store is replete with autumn decor, autumn entertaining accessories, and little things that make the season fun. We've highlighted a delightful assortment of autumn products in this newsletter, along with information about upcoming events.
Enjoy reading, and enjoy the season of autumn!

 

Corn Stalk Art
New! Add a splash of autumn to your home with these new and beautiful gallery-wrapped canvas art pieces from Darren Gygi. 9", $32; 5", $17.

Apple Basket Art
Also new! These small pieces let you take art off your walls and place it on your kitchen counter, hallway table, or shelves. by Darren Gygi. 9", $32; 5", $17.

Little Decorative Pumpkins
Place these cute little pumpkins in a bowl or tray, or fill a vase or curio jar and set wherever you need a burst of autumn! Box of assorted pumpkins, $12

Deliciously Scented Candles
These little candles are amazing! Choose from the scents of orange, lemon, lime, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, marzipan, and more! Candle, $5 Holder, $5

 
 

Adorable Chipmunk Tray
These little chipmunks know how to wear a hat when they get together! This little tray is perfect for drinks, snacks, or just to enjoy. 12.5" x 7". $32

Glass Pumpkin Tray
Deep orange pumpkins adorn this artistic glass tray. Great for serving snacks or displaying. Approximately 6" square, $6.

Squirrel Tray
This little guy is eyeing those acorns! (Or, perhaps you forgot to refill the bird feeder!) Adorable porcelain dish, approximately 6" square. $10

Squirrel Napkins
This little squirrel is also available on cocktail and luncheon napkins. Great for autumn through winter. Cocktail napkins, $5; luncheon napkins, $6

Autumn Napkin Box
A beautiful beaded napkin box, autumn napkins, and an orange pumpkin napkin weight make a wonderful autumn gift! By Mariposa. Set, $48

Pumpkin-Shaped Server
At only 5.5" wide, this colorful little dish makes a delightful autumn snack tray or decorative piece. By Mariposa. $42

Orange Pumpkin Plate
How delicious fresh, crisp greens or pumpkin pie will look on this colorful salad / dessert plate! 8", $15

Neutral Pumpkin Plate
Soft autumn colors give this plate a more subtle autumn look. 8.25", $12

 

Around The Store
The store is bursting with autumn beauty!
CLICK HERE
to see pictures from around the store!

 
 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies
These classic Moravian cookies, packed in this beautiful tin, are fresh-baked in a pumpkin shape. Pefect with a mug of hot apple cider! 9.5 oz., $20

Pumpkin Butter
This all-natural pumpkin butter is delicious on biscuits, toast, or bagels. Also great with apples and graham crackers. 18 oz., $9.95

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook
This cookbook is all about the delicious and aromatic Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend(cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and mace) and all the amazing sweets, treats, and autumn delights you can make with it. $12.95

Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies
The one-of-a-kind flavor of freshly made pumpkin pie is baked into every one of these pumpkin spice shortbread cookies, dusted in powdered sugar. Yum! 6 oz., $6

Flour Sack Pumpkin Towel
Flour sack towels are lint free, highly absorbent, and quick drying. Great for glassware, dishes, and dusting. 100% cotton, machine wash & dry. 24" x 36", $7.50

Pumpkin Potholder
This delightful seasonal potholder is 100% cotton, machine wash & dry. Perfect for bringing autumn into your kitchen! $6

Caramel Apple Dip Mix
A customer favorite! Just add water and cream cheese. Delcious with breads, muffins, toast, fruit. $5.95

Pumpkin Dip Mix
Another longtime customer favorite! Just add water, cream cheese, and chopped pecans (if desired). $5.95

 

Pewter Leaf Necklace
Hand-crafted in North Carolina, this sytlish autumn leaf is the perfect accessory for your autumn outfits. 24", $20

Pewter Pumpkin Necklace
We love this pumpkin necklace, too! Also delightful through the entire autumn season. Hand made in North Carolina. 24", $20

 

First Day of Autumn
Saturday, September 22 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the season!
•Enter drawings for a $25 and a $50 gift certificate.
You will receive one entry slip with your in-store purchase.
• Receive a complimentary Autumn gift with your in-store purchase.

Artwork: Pumpkin © CanStock Photo / AStudio1

 

Workshop: Creating a Beautiful Table
Saturday, Septmber 22 - 10:30am-11:30am
Would you like your table settings to be effortlessly stylish?
Join Tableware Buyer Debbie Friedman for a discussion and demonstration on how to use napkins and chargers to make any dinnerware look updated and beautifu!
Learn about:
• the 5 elements of a beautiful table
• the versatility of napkins
• when to add chargers
• how to achieve eye-catching style with a few simple tricks
ALSO - workshop participants can bring a plate of their own and we will show you new and updated looks to combine with it!
THIS WORKSHOP IS COMPLIMENTARY!
HOWEVER, YOU MUST RESERVE A SPACE IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED - SIGN UP EARLY !

Three ways to sign up!
1- Visit the store.
2- Call us. Our phone numbers are at the bottom of this newsletter.
3 - Email us. Use the link at the bottom of this newsletter.

 

Save the Date!
FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN
Saturday, September 22
WORKSHOP: CREATING A BEAUTIFUL TABLE
Saturday, September 22
(see above for details!)
NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY
Friday, October 26
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3

 
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