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!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last Days of Summer Sale

Labor Day means the end of summer - here at The Picket Fence it also means the end of our Summer Sale.  And while all good things must come to an end, that doesn't mean they can't go out with a bang!  Stop by this weekend to take advantage of an additional 50% off all sale items!  There are still bargains to be had and with the extra discount, the deals are even better - up to 80% off!  The extra savings will begin on Friday and run through Sunday.  We will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.  We hope to see you soon!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Sale - Now Extended!

Due to vacations and other typical summer busyness, many of you have lamented the fact that you will miss our Summer Sale.  Well, we have some good news for all of you - the sale lives on!  To help make sure everyone gets a chance to grab some bargains, we've decided to extend the sale one more week!  Our sale will now run through Sunday, August 10.  And to sweeten the deal even more, we've been busy restocking the sale shelves with new markdowns!  That's right - now there are even more great deals to be had.  Check out a sampling of what's on our sale tables today...

 Open Weave Table Lamp -- was $185  now $110

Tons of great frames marked down!

Paper Placemats -- now 50% off

Great melamine serving pieces and colorful kitchen textiles!

A variety of baby items now reduced!

Chair Silhouette print -- was $80  now $40

Highland Table Lamp -- was $150  now $75

 Many candle holders and decor pieces have joined the sale!

Fabulous wall frames -- originally $38-115  now $19-58

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deals Galore!

Our annual Summer Sale is in full swing!  Help us make room for all our new finds and take advantage of markdowns on items throughout the store.  There are still plenty of bargains to be had with discounts up to 75% off original prices.  Here's a small sampling of what you'll find on our sale tables...

The sale ends Sunday, August 3, so hurry in and take advantage of these great deals!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Sale!!

Mark your calendars - it's time for our annual Summer Sale!  The savings begin on Thursday, July 24, but won't last forever!  We're making room for all our fabulous new finds and slashing prices on items throughout the store.  With discounts of 20-75% off original prices, you're sure to find a deal you can't resist!  Our doors open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, so hurry in for the best selection!

*All sale items are final sale - no returns or exchanges. Sale ends 8/3/14.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

On Vacation

Just a quick post to let you know that we will be closed Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, July 6.  We're sneaking out of town for a quick family vacation, but we'll be back before you know it!  Our normal hours will resume Monday, July 7.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you when we return!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It's time to celebrate Mom!  Mother's Day is only days away - are you still looking for that perfect gift?  Not to worry...we're here to help with some gift ideas Mom is sure to love!

Our newest arrivals, these bags have already been flying out the door!  We love the fun colors and patterns.  Just in time for vacation season, these bags would be great for travel or trips to the beach!

These popular silicone lids make great gifts for moms who love to cook.  Made of heat resistant silicone, they can be used in the oven, microwave and freezer and are a great alternative to saran wrap.  The new citrus fruit collection adds a sturdy frame to the lid allowing them to be stacked on top of each other.

What Mom wouldn't love new jewelry?  Or scarves?  Or purses?  Give Mom a little something special to dress up her wardrobe from our great selection of personal accessories.

These wood signs from Wisconsin have long been a customer favorite.  We just received a HUGE shipment including several new sizes and phrases.  Some will tug at her heartstrings, while others will make her laugh out loud.  They also have many other phrases available as kitchen towels.

Also just restocked, our hand-painted wine glasses continue to be a big hit!  Invite Mom to relax after a long day and enjoy her favorite wine in her own special glass.  They are all hand-painted by a local artist.

All this and more available in the store now.  Stop by soon to find the perfect way to celebrate Mom!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fresh Produce

When we stumbled upon this candle line at market, we were drawn in by the amazing packaging and unique fragrances.  Once we discovered it was the newest creation from the makers of our popular Rewined candles, we knew it would be a perfect fit for the store!  And after weeks of waiting, the candles have finally arrived!

We love the cute canning jar-style containers with great graphic prints.  Once the candle is gone, these would be perfect for keeping items contained in the kitchen.

They are available in a variety of fragrances drawn from the garden, including kale and radish!

All natural soy wax means a long, clean burn with no sooty mess.

We were equally excited to discover our other new garden-themed arrivals.  These great plant markers are made from vintage silverware that has been hammered flat.  Stick one in a potted plant for an extra special hostess or housewarming gift.

Also available in a set of four herb markers.

Perhaps our favorite new item in this collection is the herb kit.  Available in dill, oregano, basil and parsley these are the perfect gift for the gardener in your life!  Each kit contains a seed paper for one of the herbs and a matching silverware marker.  Simply plant the paper, stick your marker in and wait for fresh herbs to bloom!


We hope you can stop by soon to see these and all our other new arrivals for Spring!