Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tart Warmers ~ One Thing I Couldn't Live Without!

I love my tart warmers!
I have one in almost every room of the house!
Here are some new ones that we just received in!
Available in
Dark Mustard, Teal and Moss Green.
Just $12.95 each!

Look at the crackly, rustic, primitive glaze on them!

Most of our wax tarts are just $1.49 each,
and oh, how I wish we had smellaputer....
because this citrus & sage is such a wonderful fragrance....
Come on in for a sniff....

Friday, May 21, 2010

Magical Lampshade!

Lots of new stuff arrived this week,
including this Americana lamp......

Watch what happens when you turn this lamp to the "on" position...

Now you don't see 'em......

And now you DO!!!!! We call it our Starry Night Lamp!!!
$89.95 including the shade!
And if you come in on May 21 ~ May 22 or May 23....
say The Secret Words...
"Happy Birthday"
at check out and you'll receive 20% off!

It's my birthday weekend and I am giving you a gift!
Say the Secret Words and you'll receive 20% off any one item under $100,
excluding clearance items and antiques.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Liz's Grilled Pizza Appetizer

I love easy...and I love delicious!

And this recipe is both of those things!

Liz's Grilled Pizza Appetizer


4 Soft Flour Tortillas (whole wheat preferred)

1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta Topping

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tomatoes; seeded and diced

Black pepper to taste

1 cup finely grated Italian blend cheese

Optional: Grilled chicken breast, finely chopped

Heat grill to medium.
Mix all ingredients, except the tortillas and the 1 cup of Italian cheese.
Place tortillas on hot grill for about 2 minutes, until crispy on one side.
Flip tortilla, and top with 1/4 cup of veggie mixture,
a sprinkling of Italian cheese, and grilled chicken if you like.
Close grill lid, and heat for a few minutes until cheese is melted and tortilla is crispy.

Transfer to cookie sheet and cut into 6 slices each with a pizza slicer.
Serve at once.
This is a tasty appetizer! Serves 4

Heck, I could even make a meal out of this!
Bruce absolutely loved this; hence I have no photos to show you.....it disappeared too quickly!
The balsamic vinegar in the bruschetta topping adds a nice zing to it!
It's going to be a great weekend for grilling!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Entertaining Made Simple!

I love having these mixes on hand!

Wind & Willow Cheeseballs are easy to prepare
with just cream cheese and butter,
and I haven't met one person yet that doesn't love them!

We have a wonderful assortment,
including some dessert mixes
that you may make into a spectacular pie!

Come on in and check 'em out today!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lights ~ Camera ~ Action!!!!!

So, have you heard?
We're gonna be in the movies!!!!
A couple of weeks ago I received a call from director, Richard Griffin of Scorpio Films, asking if he could have permission to shoot the front of Brown & Hopkins for use in a film......
I say, "Tell me more....".
He says, "Well, it's called Atomic Brain Invasion."
(laughter....from me.....lots of it....)
I say, "Tell me more....".
He says, "It's a loving homage to the 1950's horror films, and it is set on Block Island, and we would have a shopkeeper out front sweeping the sidewalk, and a 50's car parked on the street. And it is G-Rated."
I say, "Fabulous, sounds fun, and of course you can shoot B & H!"
So today was THE day!
Cruisin' Bruce Palmer, RI radio personality, pulls up front with his vintage car...... a beautiful bright yellow!! Boy, I bet heads turn when he cruises down the street in that gem!
Bruce says, "Ok, Richard is here and it is going to be an action shot. He wants me to pull up quickly, onto the sidewalk, and crash into the building!".
I say, 'Well, I was wanting to do some work on it!!".
Richard walks in to the shop and introduces himself,
and says, "I have some 50's costumes in the trunk of my car."
I say, "You want us to dress up??????????????".
I am thinking, "I know Barbara is not going to go for that!".
He looks at Angela and exclaims,
"She'd be perfect! I have a little number that would fit her perfectly!".
Relieved, I say, "ANGELA!!!!! You're gonna be in the movie!!!!!!!".
We then borrowed a broom (for the shopkeeper actor)
from Jim at Farm Family Insurance across the street,
a vintage purse from Jerry at Post Office Antiques,
dressed her up and we were ready!


CUT!!!!!!! And Richard checks the film....

It's a wrap!!!

Me getting a little creative with the chrome....

How cute is Angela!!???

Director, Richard Griffin; Cat Hainfeld, camera woman; me; and Cruisin' Bruce Palmer

You may view the trailer here....

We are all going to the premiere on September 10th at The Foxboro Orpheum...
it should be fun!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Boutique is Brimming!

Attention all fashionista's.......

The boutique at Brown & Hopkins is looking
Crinkly tops for hot summer days ahead of us!

How about a printed cotton tunic with angled sleeves, and side slits?
Perfect with the leggings that are coming back, or over your bathingsuit!!
You'd better get in here before my sister does!!!
She helped me choose them at the show, and loved them all!!!!

Vintage silk ruffled & layered scarves.......are gorgeous works of art!

I guarantee you will be stopped in your tracks and asked,
"Where did you get that scarf?"!
These are just $21.95 each and they flutter like a butterfly!

Soon to flutter right on out the door!
And of course,
Sunreaders....sunglasses with different magnifications
so you can read your vampire novel at the beach.....
Need a little something to cheer up a friend or add to a birthday card?
These packets of bath salts are printed with vintage pics and sassy greetings.....
"Eat Cake Sistah!!!"

"Greetings from Menopause"
my personal favorite.......
"I Can't Hear You!!!!"
Oh, yeah....and they smell great!!!
Have you tried our hard milled French soaps yet???
Lavender, Lemongrass, Honey Almond (gosh, I could eat that one!)....
And we even have Soap on a Rope!!!! Dad would like that!!

Virginia from Grace Note Farms spoils her guests
with these fragrant and long lasting soaps...

And yes......this one way down there, on the bottom shelf, is Ginger Jasmine,
and so worth bending down for!!!!
We'll help you if you get stuck standing back up.....
and we'll carry your armload of stuff to the counter for you too!!!

Alot of new jewelry...some funky, and some chunky......

And as always, remember.........

Note: If you get together with girlfriends,
the "Girls Night Out" game is a great conversation starter,
and you'll probably learn a thing or two that you didn't already know.....
and have alot of laughs...
or maybe a cat fight, depending upon how you roll....
but my motto is
Live ~ Laugh ~ Love!