Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Don't Bug Me!!!

Don't let annoying insects ruin your outdoor activities.
Drive bugs away and keep them away with Skeeter Screen!
Our Skeeter Screen Reed Diffuser is an easy,
effective and safe way to deter mosquitos
from patios, balconies, decks, garages
and other favorite hiding places.
The pleasant floral fragrance is completely
safe and will not harm beneficial insects.
Now available at Brown & Hopkins!

Got Vinyl Siding?

If you have vinyl siding...
and a better half that never wants you
to hang anything on it, this is your lucky day!

These hooks are an easy, quick solution to hanging decorative items on your home's vinyl siding
without drilling or hammering. Simply slide this stainless steel hook beneath your vinyl siding to hold items such as address or name plaques, wreaths, garlands, baskets, seasonal and holiday decorations. You no longer have to damage your vinyl siding by drilling holes, hanging anchors, nor using adhesives, so you won't void your siding warranty. Stainless steel won't rust, nor stain your siding. Re-position or remove easily at any time without damage. Each holds up to 5-6 lbs.

Come on in to Brown & Hopkins
and see how these new hooks
can help you make him say,
"Of course, we can hang that up for you Dear!!!"!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's Funny How Life Turns Out Sometimes....

When I was a little girl, I always loved horses. How many of you had one of these steeds as a child?
This is a photo of me at four years old....just 43 years ago as of this Friday!!!
OMG, did I just tell you how young I am!!??? LOL

Do you remember riding the mechanical horse at Ann & Hope for a dime?
Oh, a trip to that store, was never complete without a ride on that wonderful pony with the western saddle..... I remember it like it was just yesterday.

As I got older, I also remember how I would make jewelry, or seashell mirrors, or pet rock paperweights, and go around to all my neighbors, and ask them if they would like to buy something. So, I guess you would say that my entrepreneurial skills go way back. It's just in my blood. I love people, and I love seeing them happy with their purchase. And some days, you may visit Brown & Hopkins, and not buy anything, and that is OK too. We enjoy the visit with you.

The other day we had some very nice compliments........

A man said, "I just love coming into this store. It is such a stress reliever!".

A lady said, "In this day and age, customer service is everything, and I always feel so appreciated when I shop here.".

Another said,"This is my most favorite store in the whole wide world!"

And from a child, "This is the best store in the world!".

Comments like those make our day!
Thank You!
Oh, and one more thing......
Since my birthday is Friday,
We will be giving away gifts to
47 lucky winners!
All you need to do is subscribe to receive automatic emails of our blog...
Just fill out the form in the upper left hand corner,
and don't forget to
activate it
by opening the email you receive,
and clicking on the link.
Only active subscribers
will have a chance to win!!!
Winners will be announced in a blog post
by 6pm on Friday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It Should Say MADE IN THE USA!

It's our flag, and if you are flying it outside,
showing your pride in our country,
in my opinion....
It should be Made in America!
That is one of my biggest pet peeves!

Did ya know that some country stores sell flags that are Made in China!!!!
Of course, there are some decorative flags,
that are made for indoor use,
that are imported,
and they are therefore, much less expensive.
I know everyone has to do what is right for themselves.....
But I will not budge on this.

If it is a flag meant for display on
your American home,
then Made in the USA is
what you'll find at Brown & Hopkins!

We have quite a few flags in stock, including this

porch set which includes five 12"x18"
no-fray, polycotton U.S. stick flags
and a five finger bracket.
Flags are 100% made in the U.S.A.
Just $24.95/set

Don't ya just love it?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Beach Kaleidoscopes

Although I absolutely love the beach...

I haven't been in a couple of years!

But I do have one of these beach kaleidoscopes, that I bought years ago, that I turn ever so gently almost everyday to create a new beach-scape. It takes me back to the soothing sounds of ocean waves upon the shore, the smell of suntan lotion, and warm sunshine.....

Beach sand, shells, beach glass, seaweed, all enclosed in beveled glass!
Come in and see for yourself!

We have them, and they are wonderful!

Home Delivery!

Recently I took a trip out to CT to deliver a wing recliner to Cheryl, one of our prim customers!
Well, her room was just wonderful!
I snapped a few pics during this impromtu home shoot so you could see too!
(Jo, I am headed to your house next !!!)
She bought the loveseat, the recliner, the footstool, and the wing chair from us!
Thank You Cheryl!

I, of course, had to nose around and check out the rest of the house, and absolutely fell in love with her closet doors! I want to do this at our new home! We'll see.....that "honey-do" list is getting long!
I loved how Cheryl decorates~
I loved the look, very clean, and everything in its place.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Braided Rugs Are Here!

Scatter one here.Numbered List..scatter one there!

These rugs are awesome!
Great country colors!Great prices!
Protect your tabletop from hot dishes
with one of their little braided trivets!
Trivets...$3.95 each
Rugs starting at $17.95

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pig Kisses

Don't try this at home.... There's a cute saying that comes to mind when I see this....
"Everything will be fine...
Just put on a little lipstick!"
Is anyone else tired of the medias' obsession with the swine flu?
For goodness sakes, yesterday a guy walked into the gas station
where my son works with one of those surgical masks on!

Do you have any amusing captions you'd like to tag this photo with?
Please post them in the comment section...
I could use a good laugh today!