Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

As the holiday season winds down, we'd like to take a minute to thank everyone who came by to support the shop this year.  We couldn't do this without you and we appreciate all of our wonderful customers!  Thank you for making 2011 a great year here at The Picket Fence...we look forward to seeing you all in 2012!

Just a reminder that we will be closed tomorrow for New Years and will continue to be closed on Sundays during the month of January.

Although the shelves may look a little bare at the moment, we're already starting to restock after a busy holiday season.  We've got lots of great new merchandise on the way and will be headed to market soon to find even more unique items for you.  Here's a peek at a few things that have arrived so far...

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year!  Stay tuned for the latest news in 2012!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas is Coming

The countdown is on!  Only 9 shopping days left until Christmas and if you're like us, there are still people on your gift list.  Having trouble finding the perfect thing?  Not to worry - here's a handy list of some of our favorite gift ideas for everyone on the list.  And don't forget our complimentary gift-wrapping service to help make gift-giving even easier!

For the wine enthusiast -

The perfect gifts for wine lovers!  We especially love the candles made from recycled wine bottles with the labels intact.

For the hostess -

These beautiful paper placemats and tray liners make wonderful hostess gifts.  The elegant cook's journal is perfect for the chef on your list.

 For the reader -

Looking for an interesting book for the reader on your list? 
With topics ranging from history to humor to helpful hints, we have a wide variety of books to choose from.

For the tea lover -

We carry a variety of teas and tea accessories.

For the spa lover -

 Available in a variety of fragrances, these lotions and soaps help make everyday seem like a spa day!

For kids -

Add some fun to meals with zoo bowls, plates and bibs.  Available in monkey, owl, bee, dog, elephant and zebra designs.

 For the fashionista -

Set your style apart with these great handbags from Maruca.  All handmade in Boulder, CO.

For the Christmas collector -

Do they collect Santas? Snowmen? Angels? 
We still have plenty of holiday merchandise to choose from. 

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you cross those last few names off your list!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thank You!

We'd like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by and shopped with us for Small Business Saturday!  You all are the reason we get to do what we love and we appreciate each and every one of you.  We were so touched by the number of people who made a point to stop by to support us - thank you for helping us kick off the holidays on such a good note!

Speaking of the holidays, check out our newest line that arrived just in time for all that holiday entertaining.  Kitchen Papers are an easy way to dress up your table without a lot of fuss - no ironing required!  These paper placemats, tray liners and note pads make entertaining a breeze and are available in a variety of patterns to suit every style.  They make wonderful hostess gifts and would be perfect for those chefs on your holiday list!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Small Business Saturday

Between braving the crowds on Black Friday and scouring the internet on Cyber Monday, show your support for local businesses on the second annual Small Business Saturday.  Make Saturday, November 26 a day to "shop small" and visit small businesses in your community (like us!).  We hope you can stop by to enjoy some cider and treats while browsing our latest holiday arrivals - and don't forget our complimentary gift-wrapping service to help make gift-giving even easier!  Not only do small businesses often offer items that are different than the big box stores, but shopping small has a tremendous impact on the local economy.  So pick some of your favorite local spots and pledge to "shop small" on Small Business Saturday!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fair Trade Holiday

We were so excited when we discovered this line at market in January.  (Yes, we really do start shopping for the holidays in January!)  Not only are the products unique and handmade, they are also produced and distributed through fair trade.  Not familiar with fair trade?  Basically a fair trade company is one who works with artisans in developing countries providing fair wages and a safe working environment.  This allows the artisans to use their skills to create unique products while earning a sustainable income to support themselves and their families.

These fun stockings, pillows and ornaments caught our eye at market and we couldn't wait to share them with you.  We're sure you'll love the bright colors and whimsical designs as much as we do!

And just a reminder that we're celebrating the holiday season this weekend at our Holiday Open House!  Join us today through Sunday for goodies, gifts and giveaways while shopping our latest holiday arrivals.  Hope to see you soon!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday Open House

The trees are decorated and the stockings are hung - it's time to kick off the holidays!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas will be here before we know it.  So get our your shopping list and come see us this weekend as we celebrate the season at our Holiday Open House!  We hope you can join us for a festive shopping weekend complete with goodies, gifts and giveaways!

Friday, November 11       10-8
Saturday, November 12      9:30-6
Sunday, November 13      11-5

Here's a sneak peek of a few of the great new holiday items we've been busy unpacking -


We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Harvest and Holiday

If you've been in the store recently, you probably noticed we've been sneaking a little Christmas merchandise into the mix.  We realize it's a little early for some of you to even begin thinking about the holidays, but we also have many customers anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Christmas merchandise.  Don't worry - we love Fall and Thanksgiving as much as you do, so that merchandise won't be disappearing in favor of Christmas.  We try to keep a balance between the two in order to accommodate those customers who are still looking for Fall as well as those who are looking ahead to Christmas.

So here's a look at what is on the shelves at the moment.  And of course we have many more great items on the way...stay tuned!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tricks and Treats

Did you know that Halloween is the one of the most popular holidays for decorating, second only to Christmas?  Whether you're just looking for little touches to add some spooky to your decor or planning to go all out this Halloween, we've got plenty of fun items to choose from.

One of our favorite new items - these fabulous silhouettes by Jan Blough.  We first introduced her products earlier this year and could hardly wait to bring out the Halloween designs.  The black images mounted on vintage papers are just perfect for Halloween.

It's hard to believe Halloween is only a couple weeks away.  Be sure to stop by soon to get your tricks and treats before the big day!