Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ta Da! The basement is now open!

Finally. (Actually, it's been open a few weeks now, but I'm just getting around to announcing it.)  I've been working on getting the basement open for business for over a year now, so it's a relief to have it done. Scratch! One more thing off the to-do list. 412 things to go.

The basement was one of the things that sold us on buying this building. It's still in its almost original state, with rough stone walls and hand-hewn rafters. (Originally, in 1893, it was a swimming pool, now long covered by concrete.) Another interesting tidbit is that it was originally the first floor, fronting "Mud Street," which was everything its name implies. At some point early on, the city filled in the muddy street, making all the first floors along this stretch of Main Street into basements. (A tour of a small portion of "underground Eureka" has just started. If you want to know more, check out this site.)

Rob took over half of the basement for his workshop, leaving me the rest to open as retail. So let's take a tour!
Follow me around the corner to the stairs...

Yes, they're a little steep, but come on down.

A little art as you reach the bottom step...

And we're finally downstairs. Behind the art is what was a window when this was the first floor. It's now filled with stones and rubble, which we handily disguised with plants and chicken wire.

Overhead, you can see the original hand-hewn rafters, complete with ax marks.

A little closer view of some of our merchandise.

More lamps!

Beautifully woven new throws.

And all our seasonal merchandise -- Christmas, fall, 4th of July, Easter, etc. -- available year round.

Thanks for touring with us. Come on by and see it in person!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lots and lots...

...of new lighting and other fun new merchandise! Dozens of new lamps have found their way to the store and wow, are they cute.

Love the burlap and linen shades.

Beautiful glass lamp...and check out the new santos!

Note the bling (cubic zirconia, doncha know) on the red shade!

This shade is stunning -- translucent with metal cutouts of trees and birds.

Our jewelry section has expanded again, with lots of unique pendants, necklaces and earrings.

A new selection of Felicity Glass with new color stories.

Sweet little bird shadowbox with nest and eggs.

Barnwood cross with turquoise and silver accents.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Random notes

Sometimes items come along that surpass all expectations. These items were our best sellers by far last month; in fact, we've sold more of these than anything else in the past year.

First, our fabulous cows. I may just leave them in the window for months!

Second, these wonderful box signs of various sizes and with various sayings and verses.

This last photo is for Katie ;-)

Carry on...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter, peeps!

It's a gorgeous Easter Sunday in Eureka Springs! Sun is shining, birds are singing, breeze is blowing, people are sitting outside and enjoying the music at the New Delhi across the street. Spring is definitely here. Finally.

Hope you have a glorious day!