Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6th Annual Barn Sale at Spring Creek!

Poster Designed by Viktoriya of One Pixel Creative
Images courtesy of Lavender Dreams Photography

Below are all of the wonderful vendors you can find this weekend at the Barn Sale!  

Food Vendors:
-Apple Fritters + Fresh Apple Cider
-Broad Porch Coffee 
-Crepes Didot
-Mountain Springs BBQ

Home + Gifts:
-Green Cove Collective
-Lineage Goods
-Pinhook Creek (also w/soaps by Michelle)
-RVA Soap 
-Scripted Grain 
-The Lady Jane Shop
-WithSimplicity Beauty

-Christie Osborne
-Julie Liskey
-Lana Whetzel Photography
-Mary Yoder

Paper Goods:
-Katie’s Canvas
-MaryDean Draws
-Oh Susannah Watercolor Paintings + Cards
-Sweet Tea Stationery
-Whimsy + Washi

-Hawthorne Pottery
-Singing Fiddle Pottery
-Susan Layne, Pottery

-All The Knit Things 
-Gypsy Catwalk 
-Laura, L-Squared Yarnworks
-New Creation
-Schmid + Daughters
-The Makery VA

-Little Autumn
-Little Miss Baby 
-Wandering Soles Moccasins 

Teaching/Community Building:
-Refiner’s Forge 
-Folk School Demonstrations (bread-making, etc.)
-Shenandoah Valley Textile Guild (interactive handiwork)

-Children’s Activities: Slide + Fun Area (hay bales, hula hoops, bubbles!)
-Live Music Saturday afternoon
-The Rosy Co. Photo Booth
-Viktoriya Samoylov (of One Pixel Creative) live painting/portrait sketches
-Valley Heirlooms Vintage Rentals Display

* Friday Evening Concert with Wes Swing at Spring Creek Town Hall (tickets available here)

2017 Barn Sale Team:
-Amy: Founder / Organizer / Host of Spring Creek Roller Mills
-Irina: Treasurer + Vendor (WithSimplicity)
-Shelby: Entertainment/Activities + Vendor (Pinhook Creek)
-Sheila: Food Vendor Contact + Vendor (Fresh Apple Fritters!!)
-Sara: Retail Vendor Contact/Social Media + Vendor (TLJ)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Downtown Harrisonburg Loves Big!

Feeling insanely touched by our Downtown Harrisonburg community...I was sorting through all of the generously donated gift certificates this afternoon and feeling so grateful.  When you've been a small business for any length of time, you realize that donations are also a sacrifice.

Here are the baskets that will be raffled off as "thank you" gifts to donors who have given online as part of the #HBURGLOVESCVILLE fundraiser for our neighbors in Charlottesville.  Every $10 donated enters the donor into the raffle x 1.

So Proud of Our Town,

You can donate online here through Saturday, 8/26!

Generously Donated By:

           THANK YOU BASKET 1:  $220 Value
-         Gift Certificate for Boboko Indonesian Café
-         Growler + Certificate from Three Notch’d
-         Gift Certificate for Lineage Leather Goods (online)
-         Gift Certificate for Pink Ambition Dance + Fitness
-         Gift Certificate for Meridian Books + Games
-         Gift Certificate for Heartworn Vintage (Agora Market)
-         Gift Certificate for Jimmy Madison’s Restaurant
-         Gift Certificate for Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn
-         Gift Certificate for The Lady Jane Shop

         THANK YOU BASKET 2:  $235 Value
-         Gift Certificate for Mandy’s Candy (Agora Market)
-         Gift Certificate for WithSimplicity Beauty
-         Gift Certificate for Pink Ambition Dance + Fitness
-         Gift Certificate for Midtowne Bottle Shop
-         Gift Certificate for Food.Bar.Food
-         Gift Certificate for Jimmy Madison’s Restaurant
-         Gift Certificate for Larkin Arts

         THANK YOU BASKET 3:  $234 Value
-         Gift Certificate for Heritage Bakery + Café
-         Gift Certificate for the Farmer’s Market
-         Gift Certificate for Green Hummingbird Fair Trade Clothing
-         Gift Certificate for Pink Ambition Dance + Fitness
-         Admission for 6 to the Children’s Museum
-         Gift Certificate for Oasis Fine Arts + Craft

Sunday, August 20, 2017


L: Photo by Kai Degner; M: Courtesy of Liz Chenevey & Meridian Books + Games; R: Jason Lappa for the NY Times
Dear Friends,

In these days after the horrific events that occurred in our neighboring town of Charlottesville, we as neighbors are ready to respond, to love, to unite.  

Many in our community have already taken action, donated financially, or attended vigils.   This is so inspiring to see.  When I started to think about the impact we could have as a collective community, and how unifying a fundraiser could be for our two towns, this idea formed  -- I know how big HBURG loves.

The goal:  Supporting Unity CVille, a community group created in response to this past weekend.

-  Collecting monetary donations in $10 increments from our community (or anyone who would like to give from anywhere!)
-  Every $10 donation will enter donors into multiple raffle-style “HBURG LOVES CVILLE” drawings with donated gift certificates from downtown.   Certificates are usable in our downtown Harrisonburg community!
-  The drawing will hopefully take place in downtown Charlottesville on Sunday, 8/27 by community members of Unity CVille.  They have been emailed with an aim for setting up a time to make this happen!

-   UnityCVille is a non-partisan group with the purpose of raising money for the medical costs incurred by any victims Friday + Saturday; additional funds will “be transferred to the City of Charlottesville or an appropriate body once collected.” (Via UnityCville’s GoFundMe page.)

- Donate on the HDR-supported page here.  Donations can be made in any amount, and donors will be entered 1 time for every $10 amount donated (ex: $50 donation = 5 entries to win gift certificates).
- Donation window is open now through Saturday, 8/26!!!
 - There are lots of ways to share about this fundraiser on social media + word of mouth!.  Please also use the hashtag #hburglovescville or this image courtesy of Liz Chenevey (photo) and Meridian Books + Games (graphics) to let people know about the campaign.

Read more about this community-run group:  www.unitycville.com

THANK YOU for being such a loving + giving community.

Donated Gift Certificate/s from our generous local businesses that will be given to randomly selected donors (listed alphabetically).  You can learn more about these businesses by clicking the links attached:

Merchant friends, if you would still like to donate a gift certificate but haven't been able to come by, please slip under the door at the shop by tomorrow (8/21).  

* Thank you to Lauren, Andrea, + Kim and the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance for hosting the fundraiser through the downtownharrisonburg.org website!
* So inspired by + thankful for all of the other ways small businesses have been donating + giving:
- Meridian Books + Games Proceeds Day happened last Monday 
- The Commoneer Car Portrait Sessions last week
* Thank you to WHSV for featuring a story about the fundraiser here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coming Soon...

Dear Friends,

Happy (Official!!) Summer!!!  We locals have a term used to refer to this glorious season..."Townie Summer".  Think live music, time with friends, bonfires, fresh produce, frosty margaritas + cool beer.  All the wonderful things about living in the Valley during our greenest time of year.

I'm so excited about two new small artisan shops we'll be bringing products in from...Etta + Odie based out of Asheville, NC and Little Low Studio based out of Austin, TX!  Everything is small batch and handmade to order.

I'll be sure to let you know when everything comes in, but until then...enjoy a little sneaky peek!

Above L: Handmade Fabric Banners from Little Low Studio
R: Copper + Cement Air Plant / Dried Plant Holders from Etta + Odie

Friday, June 9, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Saturday!

Dear Teachers, Administrators, + School Staff --

THANK YOU for all that you do for our community and our kids!  You deserve so much back...so we'd like to host a spontaneous Appreciation Day in Downtown Harrisonburg this Saturday (6/10).

Just bring a valid School Employee I.D. (*Active / Current 2017 Teachers Staff) to any of these locations downtown + enjoy!

20% off entire purchase:
- Ten Thousand Villages (S Main St)
- Bluetique (S Main St)
- Downtown Books (off Water St Garage)
- PULP Smoothies (Inside Shenandoah Bicycle Company)

15% off entire purchase:
- WithSimplicity Beauty (S Main St)
- The Frame Factory (N Liberty St)
- The Yellow Button (Ice House)
- Heartworn Vintage (Agora Market)
- Mandy's Candy (Agora Market)
- 8Bit Oasis (Agora Market)
- The Isle Co. (Agora Market)
- The Lady Jane (S Main St)

Other Sales + Samples:
- Blue Ridge Dog, 10% off storewide! (Water St)
- Meridian Books, 10% off all books (Inside Larkin Arts)
- Rocktown Gift Shop, SALE table + Samples (Inside the Visitor's Center)
- Broad Porch Coffee, 15% off all hot/iced coffee drinks (Agora Market)
- New Creation Downtown Location, 20% off Entire Purpose Jewelry Line (Agora Market)
- Trendy Glass + Beads, 50% off Create-Your-Own Earrings, (50% off $20, Wetsel Building)
- Midtowne Bottle Shop, 10% off entire purchase (Water St)
- Wonder Records, 20% off all Records (Water St)
- Glen's Fair Price, 20% off select Gift Items (S Main St)
- Downtown Wine + Gourmet: Complimentary Beer Tasting 1-4pm (Beside Court Square Theater)
- Happy Birthday, Shirley's Popcorn!  Buy one get one free on all popcorn Saturday!
- Whitesel's is having a Moving Sale on Pianos!

Much Gratitude,
Your Downtown Hburg Friends!