Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby, it's hot outside. . .

. . .but I'm getting together my orders for holiday merchandise! It's really hard to look at Santa all bundled up when it's 90 degrees out, but that's what I've been doing. I have some great things in mind for the Christmas/Winter season. I have already gotten in some adorable Christmas/holiday cards. Don't worry, I won't put them out until around Thanksgiving--I'm not Walmart, you know! And for the kids, I have a Rudolph puzzle that is soo cute! The holiday table cloths, napkins, and dish towels are great vintage reproductions that I can't wait to see in person! I even got some holiday-themed dip chillers for your party hosting pleasure.

On Saturday I had a surprise visit from some hometown friends who were passing through on their way to Detroit. Milly is one of my crafting idols, and she brought me a little dress she made from a vintage hankie, and she showed me how to make them. She said she decorated a whole Christmas tree with them one year and it looked amazing (my mom confirmed this). So if I get my craft on, you will be able to see some in my store (and maybe buy them, depending on how I do. . .). I can't wait to get started on them--the Readers Digest trees are getting boring, but the forest is growing!

If any of you have old issues lying around, I'd be happy to recycle them for you. I might have a little seminar in the store to show people how to make Christmas decorations out of things they'd normally throw away. I'm not much of a teacher, but I'd be willing to give it a try!


AsiaVoss said...

Laurie -

I found you on Start Up Nation and I am glad I did because I blog about companines that are socailly responsible...and I am impressed with what I have read about you so far.

I highlighted Fly Right Gifts in a recent blog post, here:

I hope the effort bring you more business!

Anonymous said...


I'm glad you are getting geared up to sell cute Christmas things, but I can't believe you skipped right over Halloween. You LOVE that holiday. Have you decided if you are going to wear a costume at your store on that Friday? Is there anything recycle-y you could dress up as, maybe one of those triangles with a number inside of it to show what kind of plastic it is? I know -- you should have a "green" Halloween costume contest -- different awards such as the best use of recycled materials, the best "theme" costume, the best use of the color green, etc.

It will be all the rage up there in Berwyn. Angela

Fly Right said...

You know I haven't skipped Halloween!!!!! It's coming. . .it's coming. . .