Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday + Small Business Saturday

Special Hours This Weekend:

Wednesday, 11/23: 11am-2:30pm
Thursday, 11/24: Closed, Happy Thanksgiving!!
Friday, 11/25: Open 10am - 7pm
Saturday, 11/26: Open 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 11/27: Open 11am - 4pm

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Feast on These Tips for Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Guest Post: Sydnie Long

Thanksgiving may be mostly about friends, family, and food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put together an attractive tablescape to give your guests a solid first impression. Before their taste buds get to work on the turkey and sweet potatoes, let them feast their eyes on the beautiful arrangement of plates, napkins, candles, and perhaps mini pumpkins and more decorating your table.

Here are some tips to help you make your dining table look like it came out of a magazine:

Set Your Table Right
Nothing says fancy quite like knowing which side of the plate to put the fork. If you’re anything like me, you grow up setting the table for your parents, but have since forgotten where things go.

This diagram can help you figure out how to properly arrange every utensil, dish, and glass on your Thanksgiving table.

Source: Pulte Homes

Name Cards
Seat your guests in style by putting name cards in the spots where they’ll chow down. They’ll appreciate this personal touch, and may even want to take their name cards home with them.

Pinnacle Centerpieces
Centerpieces are the icing on the cake, the place on the table where everything convenes. And there are many ways to top it all off in grand fashion.

Flowers are a classic tool for decoration, and whether fake or plucked from a garden, they’re beautiful no matter what time of the year—Thanksgiving included. Embellish your table by placing a big, beautiful bouquet in its center.

But flowers are just one of an ever-increasing list of centerpiece options. Keep things classic with a cornucopia, or perhaps place an abundance of earthy items on a pedestal.

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Liven Things Up
Bring the outdoors indoors by adding natural elements to your tablescape. Pumpkins are particularly festive this time of year, but gourdes, pinecones, and even oranges can add a brightness and vibrancy unmatched by any other décor.

Complete Tablescapes
We’ve looked at place settings, name cards, centerpieces, and natural décor, but now it’s time to look at how these elements and more come together. Here are a few of just about a million ways to hook up your Thanksgiving tablescape.

Source: HGTV Home

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spice Up Your Home with Fall Dédcor

Guest Post: Sydnie Long

The season of fall may start outdoors, but you can bring it indoors by decorating your home with lovely seasonal décor. From wall art to lighting to fabrics and more, you, your friends, and your family will be loving your home this season!

Make sure you stop by The Lady Jane Shop for a range of beautiful home décor items made by local artists.

Comfort through Fabrics
Your home is the place to be comfortable, and by adding cozy fabrics to the decorative items in your home, that sensation isn’t too far away. Blankets and pillows don’t just have to be for your bed, curtains can do more than keep the light out, and seat cushions can pull double duty—comfort your family’s bottoms and add a pop of color to your dining room.

Warm up Those Walls
You don’t need to paint the walls to rejuvenate a room, but regardless of whether they’re the standard white or another color, styling them with wall art bring flare to your home. From paintings to family portraits to wreaths and more, wall art is a beautiful way to accessorize.

And check out this cool wall art sold by The Lady Jane Shop:

Picture-Perfect Plants
What better way to bring life to your rooms than with plants? Whether real or fake, flowers or big leafy greenery, plants can be the perfect form of décor.

Light It Up
Nothing creates an ambiance quite like lighting your fireplace, or even a few candles. Not only do they cast a comforting glow throughout the room, they bring all kinds of warmth.

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Cement It All with Scents

The feeling of fall is in more than just what you see—it’s in what you smell. Apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice are just two favorites of the season. Whether your fragrance comes from candles, plug-in air fresheners, fresh flowers, or something else, adding a scent to your home is a sure way to cement that autumn feeling.

The Lady Jane Shop has got you covered with it's fall scents:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Paint the Town Autumn - Local Autumn Activities

Guest post by Sydnie Long!

The skies are gray, the rain is falling, the leaves are shedding their green color for orange and gold hues, and the temperature is steadily declining (no matter how hard summer is holding on). All of that can only mean one thing—Autumn is here! And with that comes a bunch of fun local activities for solo adventurers and families alike.

Here are just a few of the many, many activities going on in Harrisonburg at this time of year:

Skyline Drive

Every Fall people travel from around the country to see the leaves change in the Shenandoah Valley!  If you haven't had the chance to experience the leaves in the mountains, now is the perfect time for a hike or a trip through Skyline Drive!

For more details, visit the Shenandoah National Park website!

Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market

Come out, come out to support our local farmers at the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market. While this is a year-round event, it’s only at this time of year that you can get certain harvest produce and décor. The Summer Market goes until Thanksgiving, before switching to the Winter Market in December.

For more information, check out their website.

The Great Pumpkin Party

A great event for kids and families! Don your costumes and grab your candy bags, and get ready to spend the day at Back Home on the Farm. You’ll get to trick-or-treat and engage in fun activities all centered around pumpkins—painting them, smashing them, and playing games with them! The event takes place on Halloween itself.

For more information, check out the farm's website.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (with Live Shadow Cast!)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is all the rage, what with JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes performing “Time Warp” as part of their set, Fox’s recent TV adaptation, and the timeless love fans have always had for this production. Now, you can see the performance in person at our very own Court Square Theater. Costumes are encouraged for attendees!

For dates, ticket prices, and more information, check out the webpage.

Fear Forest

Check out one of Virginia’s creepiest haunts at Fear Forest. Shoot zombies with laser guns as you ride through corn fields, hold on tight to your friends as you creep through the forest, and avoid creepy clowns, daunting dolls, and monsters with chainsaws. The fear is real at Fear Forest, the place to be  to get a good scare in the days leading up to Halloween. Prepare to scream your throat out.

For dates, ticket prices, and more information, check out their website.

Apple + Pumpking Picking

With local orchards and farms all over the Valley, there are many places to visit for you-pick apples or pumpkins!  One of our closest orchards is Showalter's Orchard in Timberville.  They have special events every Saturday from 9am - 5pm!

To view all of their events, visit their website here.

Westover Holiday Craft Show

Looking to decorate your house for the holiday season? Need to get some gifts for the people in your life? Of course, The Lady Jane Shop has got you covered with that and more, and the Westover Holiday Craft Show does too. The craft show even has availability if you’re looking to become a vendor. Act soon though; the craft show takes place on October 29.

For more information, check out the webpage.

Haunted Harrisonburg Ghost Tours

You’ve tried Fear Forest, and you want to take your scares a step further. Take a 75-minutes walking tour through Downtown Harrisonburg as you check out the local haunts. Purchase your tickets online or by calling, and meet in the Visitor’s Center parking lot.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Veterans Day Parade and Concert

Show your support for our veterans, the dedicated men and women who have proudly served our country, by coming out to the Veterans Day Parade Concert. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, the parade begins by Rockingham County Administration Center and will travel down Main Street toward City Hall. Following the parade at 3:30 p.m., Harrisonburg High School will host a short reception, featuring the performance of their music department.

For more information, check out the webpage.

Rocktown Downtown Turkey Trot

What better way to kick off your Thanksgiving morning by burning off the calories of food you’ll consume later that day, in the Rocktown Downtown Turkey Trot. In an event for friends and family members of all ages, take part in this 4-mile trot through Downtown Harrisonburg at your own pace. Bonus points if your running attire is turkey-themed.

For more information, check out their website.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Literary Halloween Costumes

Guest Post by Sydnie Long!

This one’s for all you literary lovers, you bookish believers, you rambunctious readers!

If you’re still trying to decide on what your Halloween costume will be this year, turn to your favorite book characters for inspiration. The great thing about books is their timelessness, and the characters that live and breathe the stories within those pages can be oh so memorable. Regardless if that character has only graced the pages of their book or if they’ve experienced the big screen, let your imagination, your interpretation of that character, run wild with how to put together their costume.

From the most classic characters to some recent additions, you’d have a wide range of characters to choose from. But this list can help you narrow down your choices.

1. Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins series by PL Travers and Mary Shepard

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2. Nancy, Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

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3. Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien

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4. Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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5. Eloise, Eloise books by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight

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6. Tintin and Captain Haddock, The Adventures of Tintin series by Hergé

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7. The White Witch, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

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8. James Bond, James Bond series by Ian Fleming

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9. Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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10. Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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