Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Arrivals

One of our favorite parts of this business is going to market to find fun and unique products for the store. But it's even more fun when all our finds start to arrive and we get to share them with you! It's been a busy few weeks unpacking and displaying our goodies from our two market trips in January and we thought we'd give you a sneak peek at some of our favorite new arrivals...

We love the new patterns and fabrics from Maruca and Flipped Bird. Perfect pops of color for Spring!

We've added many new lines to our jewelry section including these amazing beaded bracelets made in Haiti and another line handmade in Georgia.

Add a touch of Spring to your outfit with these cheery new scarves.

Always on the lookout for local companies, we were thrilled to find Old Town Suds from Warrenton. They even have a selection of beer soaps - perfect for guys!

Sweet new pillows for baby. These would make a great shower gift!

Fun mini canvases featuring prints of original artwork by a Chicago artist.

Our popular stamped spoon plant markers are back in stock!

New candle line handpoured in Maine.  We love the fresh, clean scents that will have you dreaming of the coast.

Beautiful handmade cutting/serving boards from Iowa. We also received their round cutting boards in a variety of sizes.

Tons of new aprons have arrived! This is one of our favorites - such great colors to brighten up the kitchen!

For all you beach lovers, we've also gotten many fun new nautical items.

And according to the calendar, tomorrow is the first day of Spring! We have many spring items to choose from including great faux florals and fragrant potpourri to help your home feel like Spring even if the weather isn't cooperating!

This is just a small sampling of all the great merchandise we have in the store right now. Stop by soon to see the rest!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at The Picket Fence, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you all for another wonderful holiday season!

For all you last-minute shoppers we will be open tomorrow from 9-4:30.  We still have lots of great gifts available, so stop on by!

And just to give you a heads up on our holiday hours this week -

December 24   9-4:30
Christmas Day  Closed
December 26  9-5
New Years Eve  10-4
New Years Day  Closed

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Wishes and Small Business Saturday

At this time of year when we gather with friends and family to count our blessings, we wanted to take a moment to give thanks for all our wonderful customers!  We are truly blessed to be able to do what we love everyday and it's all because of you.  So thank you for helping make The Picket Fence a success!  We hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

After the turkey has been eaten and you've hit the malls for Black Friday, remember to "shop small" on the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29.  Created to promote small businesses during the holiday shopping season, Small Business Saturday is all about supporting your local community.  In that spirit, we'd like to use the day as an opportunity to give back.  This year we've partnered with The Alternative House to collect gloves and hats for local children in need.  Simply bring in new children's gloves and/or hats on Small Business Saturday and for each item received we will donate $1 to The Alternative House.  To thank you for helping us pay it forward, everyone who makes a book donation will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to our store!
Whether you shop with us or another local small business, we hope you'll join us in shopping small on Saturday!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Star From Afar

We'd like to introduce you to our newest holiday item that is sure to become a family tradition - "The Christmas Star from Afar." 

We haven't even received our shipment yet (it's due in early next week), but once we received our advance copy we knew we had to start spreading the word!

Written by a California mom to help teach her kids the true meaning of Christmas, "The Christmas Star from Afar" is an interactive Advent activity.  Here's how she describes the set -

"'The Christmas Star from Afar' encourages children to go on a hunt for their Star, similar to that of the Wise Men. Everyday the Star is hidden and the children participate in a fun hide-and-seek game to locate it. Once they have found their Star they move all Three Wise Men to its location. On Christmas morning the Three Wise Men reach their final destination when the Star is found at the stable with the newborn baby Jesus."

The set includes a hardcover copy of "The Christmas Star from Afar," a wooden star, a wooden nativity scene that matches the artwork of the book and optional scripture to use throughout the month. 

We have our advance copy on display, so stop by soon to see "The Christmas Star from Afar" in person!  Should you be interested, we're happy to reserve a copy for you once our order arrives!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Open House

The holiday season is upon us and that means it's time for our annual Holiday Open House!  We hope you can join us Friday, November 14 - Sunday, November 16 as we ring in the holiday season.  Enjoy some refreshments while shopping our latest holiday arrivals, register to win a festive holiday door prize and receive a free gift with any purchase!  And to get you in the holiday spirit, here are some pictures of just a small sample of our holiday goodies...




And just a reminder that we've extended our hours for the holiday season.
Our Holiday Hours are --

Monday - Friday   10 - 8
Saturday   9:30 - 6
Sunday  11 - 5

Hope to see you this weekend!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thank You!

We just wanted to send a quick "Thank You!" to everyone who came to share in our birthday celebration!  It's been an amazing six years and we are looking forward to many more.  Congratulations to Donna S, Debbie S and Marie M who won our daily door prizes!

And just an FYI - the store will be closed this Wednesday, September 17 so we can update our computer system.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We're Turning 6!!

Where has the time gone?!  We can hardly believe it has been so long since we opened The Picket Fence, but we are so excited to be celebrating our sixth birthday this weekend!  And while it may be our birthday, the presents are all for you!  Join us Friday, Sept 12 - Sunday, Sept 14 for goodies, giveaways and save 15% storewide!  Just our way of saying thank you for all the support you've shown us over the years.  It's because of our wonderful customers that we are able to celebrate this exciting milestone!  So thank you for helping to make our store a success - we hope you can join the celebration!