on the store, the seasons, entertaining, decorating...


October 22, 2018

Autumn has finally arrived in Virginia! The mornings are crisp and cool and the afternoon sun feels warm and comforting.  We have been busy working away on the upcoming Holiday Open House.  Boxes and boxes of goodies have been arriving, and we are waiting excitedly to share it all with our customers!  Of course, a wonderful selection of autumn and Thanksgiving decor, gifts, and entertaining needs will be available right up until Thanksgiving day.  And speaking of Thanksgiving day... if you are hosting this year, it's never too early to check your linens, chargers, serveware, bakeware, etc.  Need advice on a centerpiece or decor?  We will be happy to help! If you will be a guest at someone'e house for Thanksgiving, we have lots of great host/hostess gifts to choose from.

September 5, 2018

Autumn is our favorite time of year, and the store is in full autumn bloom with florals, pumpkins, decorative accessories, gifts and entertaining needs.  Be sure to check out our Autumn Season newsletter, which features a lot of our new autumn products!  On September 22 we are offering a comlimentary workshop on Creating a Beautiful Table.  Click on Current Newsletter or Events for more information and to sign up.  Beutiful new shades of rich green, warm beige, and creamy ivory are showing up around our fireplace as our painting project continues.  Behind the scenes, we are gearing up for our Holiday Open House On November 2 & 3.  Mark your calendar!

August 23, 2018

The air actually had a little coolness to it this morning, and a little breeze.  It felt wonderful!  Summer still has a few more weeks, but autumn can't be far behind.  More autumn decor, gifts, and accessories have arrived at the store.  We are especially excited about the yummy Moravian pumpkin spice cookies that are back in stock.  Our Autumn newsletter will be coming out soon, but stop by the store before then to see what's arrived!

August 11, 2018

We've been very busy at the store this week!  New autumn merchandise is arriving daily, and we are rearranging and slowly transitioning the store to glorious autumn colors.  Even our "seasonal tree" has been decorated for autumn!  We are also continuing to paint, focusing on the area around the fireplace.  That portion of  the painting project should be completed by mid September.  Finally, we are working on an update to our website, particularly with our shop online section.  Stay tuned for our next newsletter which will introduce a stylish new line of casual dinnerware.  Lots of excitement here at the Merchant!










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