Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here!

Bunnies, bunnies! By Bunnies by the Bay, these super soft little ones are loved by ALL ages! (That means Grandmas, too.)

With their iconic pink cheeks and little fat tummies, our Bunnies by the Bay plush makes their annual short visit to Aurora from Puget Sound in Washington state.  (It’s a short visit because they don’t stay in stock long.)  “Wittle” bunnies, “Ittybit” bunnies and even our ballet bunny, they are joined by little pink cats, an adorable spotted pooch and a farm filled with new friends.

FARM CHARM! Decorate for Easter with our glass farm ornaments from Primitives by Kathy and adorable pigs, cows, lambs and chickens from Bunnies by the Bay.

THIS WEEKEND is the time to find the best selection of Easter decor here before your favorite items are sold out!  In the last week, we’ve received our spring napkins, new ribbons (Spring Ribbon Sale continues), new soaps for Easter baskets and more linens for your tables.  Punch Easter cards are selling fast as always.

Open every day in March  11am-5pm!

PEAS AND LOVE, Veggie rattles by Bunnies by the Bay, too cute!

Vintage Style for Spring

“Chocolate Mold” figures by RAZ in lambs and bunnies hark back to our great-grandmothers preparing their Easter basket treats. $6.95-$8.

Our gift shop is bulging at the seams – just the way you like it – with new goods for Spring.

Speckled eggs to pour into your favorite bowl, adorable bunnies to squeeze and cuddle, eye-catching ornaments for centerpiece trees – come in soon for the best selection!

Spring Ribbon Sale – Now through May 7th!  Buy 3 yards and get 1 yard free off the same bolt.  Lots of new ribbons including sheers, polkadots, plaids and novelties.  Pastels and pretty greens galore!

Since these photos were snapped, we have received TWO more orders. Lots more pinks and lavenders as well as black/white polkadots. Ribbon Sale NOW through May 7th.

Open every day in March  11am-5pm

In Like a Lamb?

Pastel color – just what the doctor ordered! April Cornell’s newest spring collection, shown here with teapots by London Pottery.

We’re ready with Spring inside our shop, no matter what Mother Nature is doing outside.  With colors of aqua, yellow, rose and lavender, the shelves are stuffed and ‘confidence is high’!

Easter is way off on April 16th this year so there’s no excuse for not AT LEAST changing the centerpiece in your home.  Get out that box of spring decor this weekend and when you come up short, stop in and look over our new displays!

  • Easter 3-D cards by Punch Studios.  This may be the last year for their Easter line.  Don’t miss out!
  • Lots of choices in new linens from solid, pale mint green to snappy yellow plaid mixes.  Floral patterns – of course you’ll find them here.
  • Centerpiece Easter ornaments, napkins and wonderful figure pieces to bring out every year by Bethany Lowe and Raz.
  • Plush cuties from Bunnies by the Bay – the most charming and lovable you’ll ever NOT want to give away!

Lions or Lambs, March is the gateway to spring! Our little lambs from Bunnies by the Bay, $14.95. TOO cute!

Open every day in March!  11am – 5pm


Sunshine Color Here

Sunny yellow detail from April Cornell’s new print. Also available in her popular waffle weave dish towels

There’s no priority to our hunt for spring color higher than the warming rays of yellow in February!

For those of you who don’t think you’ll be able to add the color yellow to your decor, consider this bright  print by April Cornell (with a twist) — a traditional rose print, ala copper-engraving-style, surrounded by a white border and a black and gray subtle plaid.  Very sophisticated yet very simple, too.

This is just one part of our new spring collections that are chosen to take the coldness out of our exceptionally bad winter and put some sunshine into your soul again!

Along with yellow and the soft jade and mint greens we introduced last week, we are assembling our spring ribbon inventory, unpacking a few bunnies (!) and rearranging the gift shop to welcome you with a fresh face for the coming season.

This new, rich hand cream from France comes from Pre de Provence in this Eucalyptus and Mint fragrance.  Guaranteed to lift your winter spirits and smooth that dry skin, it is the companion to their popular soap of the same fragrance.

Another new soap from France includes the happy yellow Freesia and back in stock are the fragrant spring Peony and classic White Gardenia.  Each of these comes tied with a beautiful ribbon, just like a little package, and makes the perfect hostess gift as we resume our end of winter social life!

Stop in and see us.  It’s warm and sunny inside!  Open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5

Seasonal Re-Group

Pleasing jade green and yellow create a fresh face as we approach Spring.

Every day now we are unpacking boxes of new goods as we get closer to Spring! 

Our first shipments included these happy green and yellow kitchen linens by NOW Designs and a cute ‘meadowlark” motif seen here in a handy relish dish (or use as a bathroom trinket tray), a handsome embossed mug as well as a towel set of flour-sack weight cotton.  A triple set of crocheted dishclothes is new and will provide hardworking scrubbing for years ahead – they’re just like your grandmother used to make you (but better colors!).

After all that good cleanin’, try our new Private Collection soap and hand cream from Pre de Provence.  From France, these high quality products have the new fragrance Eucalyptus Mint!  This will lift your sinuses out of winter – it’s amazingly pleasant.

Stop in soon and get a lift from winter!  Whether it’s dreary rain or that single day of sunshine, we’re here with a bright and cozy shop.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5.  Open Presidents Day, February 20th 11-5