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 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!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Spring Fling

Dear Friends,

Feeling the season everywhere these days, and wanting to fill the yard and house with every kind of bloom.  Wishing you all the happiest Spring days.

Until Soon,
Sara XX

All the fresh floral wreaths: Source 
Left: Beautiful peonies + daisies
Right: Single buds gathered in tiny jars
Fresh Floral Crown: Source 
Left: Floral and fabric-wrapped gifts
Right: Buds arranged in a lovely square vase

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow Day...

Closed today!!  Dreaming of Spring + hoping all of the little bulbs recover out there...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Plant Lover, Plant Killer

Dear Friends,

It seems like forever since I sat and wrote . . . this is such a funny time of year in Virginia, one day is 75 degrees and the next is 30.  But on afternoons like today, all I want to do is plant.  Plant something to watch it grow, bloom, fruit.  Sadly, I was born without the plant-growing-magic-gene though Heaven knows that I have tried.  And tried.  There are, however, a handful of plants that I've had some luck growing indoors and out.  The survivors.  Trees seem to like me better than the delicate plants, hearty potted plants like Christmas Cacti, Jade Plants, or Ivy at least last several months before I either under or over water them to their death.  I have not had tons of luck with succulents, but air plants that are left to dry between waterings + cacti seem to be pretty happy in aerating soil with minimal water.

Found this visual guide of hearty indoor plants that I hope will encourage other plant-loving friends to grab a little green for home.

Also, Hello Glow has a great post with some growing tips here.

Until Soon,
Sara XX

L: Source
R: Source
L: Source : String of Pearls Plant in Hanger
R: via Pinterest
L: Source : Climbing Plants are beautiful but need dead leaves picked off + plenty of light
R: Source : Beautiful, but maybe not practical for areas with high traffic + clumsy (me!) stair climbers
L: Source : Tumblr
R: Source : Free People
L: Source : Air plants like to be well-dried between waterings, hanging is a great way to dry them out
R: Source : Hanging pots are great for homes with little ones or pets that need to be kept out of pots
Also, in my search for plantspiration, I stumbled upon this adorable Etsy shop that has planters and pots with the best Plant Puns that would be just right for minis or for propagating.