Every time I listen to the news I hear about the dismal state of our economy. All reports show that retail sales are down, or at best, break-even to previous year's sales. What the news does not tell you is that they base this information on the top "big box" businesses. While big box businesses are having a tough time, the independent businesses are actually having increases in business. Many shoppers are "re-discovering" the independent shops in their neighborhoods. The independent businesses can offer you something that big box businesses and chain stores can't, unique products at fair prices coupled with outstanding customer service. When was the last time you got a sales person at a big mart store to help you pick out the perfect gift for your grandmother and wrap it for no charge? Independent business owners are in business because they love it and their customers. I encourage you, during these trying economic times, to support your locally owned businesses and let them show you how much they care for you and your community! We always appreciate our customers at Evelyn's and look forward seeing you soon.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Many of our wonderful customers come in the shop and comment that they wish their homes could look like our shop. Most say that the accessories they purchase don't look quite the same in their homes as they do in our shop. One of the best ways to solve this decorating dilemma is to take a look at your placement of your accessories. Most people place the tall objects towards the back and the small items to the front. This gives a "flat" presentation of your treasures. The eye likes to wonder through your setting. Mix up the tall, medium, and small objects on your table or book shelves. Place some small items towards the middle, some medium items to the front, and the tall objects in the middle and back. This will give a eye-pleasing display. The eye will wonder throughout your entire display to see all the treasures you have collected. Have fun and remember to come and see us at the shop for all the NEW treasures you must have!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
It's hard to believe that Easter is almost here. It will be over 100 years before Easter will be this Early again. I love all the trappings of Easter. I love the bunnies, Easter Eggs, and of course all the delicious chocolate! But, at times we times we tend to forget the real reason for the season. This is a time to reflect on our faith and all the blessings we have received. Spend the day with your family and friends, and share your love and appreciation with them. Take time to walk around outside and see all the beauty that God has given us. I hope you will have a truly blessed Easter!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Everyone knows by now that I love Spring and Easter. I have had a great time setting up all the beautiful new Spring and Easter treasures at the shop! There is a lot of great product that we have brought in from the recent Atlanta market. The plush Easter bunnies, garden rabbits, and nesting bunny serveware are some of my favorites. I am excited about the new companies that make up our unique style. I am sure you will love them too! I invite you to come into the shop soon and let us inspire you this season.