Sorry I’ve been so quiet of late. As many of you know, my maternity leave ended at the beginning of October and I had to return to my full-time job at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. The good news is that my portion of the Human Resources team moved to a new office located in Canyon Park, just minutes away from the store. This means that during the day, Chris, Ben, the store, and I are all within 15 minutes of each other. This has helped greatly, as our commute is 10 times quicker and easier than when I was at my old office located near the hospital. Unfortunately, the means that I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I want to with Ben, and at The Weed Patch.
In other news, however, right around the same time we fought and bought our first house! We found it on our second day of looking, and closed in just over a month after making an offer. So, in the last 6 weeks I returned to work, we bought a house, we moved into said house, and converted the store over to Christmas. Whew! We’re glad that’s all over.
So, the store is indeed fully in to Christmas now! I am so thankful that we expanded last year, as this means we have the entire old section of the store taken up with Christmas, leaving the rest of the store, all the newer portion, dedicated still to our everyday. This means we still will continue to carry home décor, linens, pottery, and more in our usual themes of house, chicken, apple, Americana, crow, and lots more, but we’ll also have Christmas linens, pottery, ornaments, figurines, candleholders, and other décor in a variety of Christmas themes, such as snowman, vintage, retro, gingerbread, and glitter. We even have a tree dedicated to Gooseberry Patch, with all kinds of Gooseberry Patch food and cooking related ornaments, as well as their Christmas in the Country Cookbook. This reminds me that I need to put that online…
Truly we have TONS of gorgeous Christmas (and everyday) stuff, and I’m working as fast as possible to get all of it online for your shopping pleasure. In the meantime, if there is something you are looking for, please feel free to ask, either via email, or just comment on any of our blog posts. If we don’t have it, chances are we can get it! Currently we carry items from Seasons of Cannon Falls, KD Vintage, Park Designs, Ohio Wholesale, Blossom Bucket, Honey and Me, Tenderheart, Primitives by Kathy, Ragon House, TAG, Demdaco, Wendy Addison, Lori Mitchell, and lots more! And we do indeed have Lang and Legacy calendars this year, we just haven’t had a chance to get them online. Let us know what you’re looking for, we’re happy to help! Some folks have even seen things they want in the photos of the store, and called us up to order them. Anything works! Right now it is just Chris and I working on the site, and with the store, a full-time job, a new baby, and a new house, it has been difficult to get stuff online quickly. If there is something you’d like me to get on their sooner rather than later, just comment on the blog or email, and I’ll make that theme or item a priority. So don’t be shy, jump on in, you have first dibs!