Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday is History, but there's always Cyber Monday

Black Friday came and went. Were you one of the early risers out there looking for great deals? I can honestly say that I have never done that. There's nothing like sleeping in a little longer after a long day of eating, drinking, playing games, watching movies. Sleep in, a little coffee, get the Christmas boxes out of the attic and get going on decorating the cottage. So, in just a couple of days, Cyber Monday descends on all of us. Since this is my first year with a website, I'm not sure that I even know what to expect, but I did decide to jump in with the rest of the world and offer some discounts for all of you to get your Christmas shopping started. Over at, I'm offering a 10% discount on your entire order + free shipping. I have sooooo many lovely pieces available right now. I'll be listing a few more in the next couple of weeks, so always check back. That's just a sample of the things that are available.

Then over at, I'm offering a 10% discount on your entire order. I have lovely scarves in a bevy of colors, sweet little decorated boxes (they have been the hit of the season), vases, wands, pillows . . . My Joyeux Noel pillow was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Gift Guides this weekend. How fun is that?
I have just a couple of more shows left before I can relax, well sort of. I'll post later the details on those upcoming shows, one of which includes my own Holiday Open House. So you can guess what I am doing on this Thanksgiving weekend. Yes, you guessed it. The cottage is getting glittered up, the stockings will be hung, the outside lights are up and lit. Christmas is definitely here! Hip hip Hooray!!! I love Christmas! Cheers and blessings to all of you!


I know this post is a little late. I have so many things to be thankful for . . . family, friends, a lovely home, food in my cupboards, and a little business that is humming along. I hope that you had the opportunity to slow down a bit, enjoy the day with the people that mean so much to you, and feel grateful for all that you have. I know I did. Wishing you all the blessings of this wonderful Holiday and may the upcoming Christmas Season be blessed with love, joy and happiness.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Day like no Other . . .

I wouldn't be so quick to tout yet another birthday, but this year is different for a variety of reasons. When I picked up the mail yesterday, there was a large envelope filled with a few things; some were not a surprise to me, but there was one thing in this little package that brought me to tears. My Mom's cousin Ellen has been clearing out her home in PA getting ready for a big move. Her husband Joe passed away a few months ago and she is moving closer to her children. I can only imagine the memories that have flooded her world in the past few weeks. She called me last week to let me know that she had found some things of my Mom's - a Weight Watchers Diet Guide from the early 60's. Nothing fancy, but it had notes written in the margins in my Mom's beautiful handwriting. But the other thing in this envelope is what rocked my world on the day before my birthday - it was MY birth announcement that my parents sent out to herald the birth of their firstborn daughter. You see, both my parents passed away in the past year and as my brothers and I went through Mom and Dad's belongings we never found baby books for any of us. I kind of knew there wouldn't be - Mom had given me treasures of my childhood in bits and pieces. Things like report cards, immunization records, special notes and art projects that I had done as a child. Things I have always treasured. But this little card as shown above is the thing that I will treasure forever now. I never knew it even existed. Wow! So as I celebrate my birthday today with my family and friends, I relish the 48 birthdays that I had with my folks, mourn the fact that they are not here today to share this special day with me, and honor and thank them for the most wonderful years we did have together. Happy Birthday to you Mom and Dad for bringing me into this most amazing life!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It just wouldn't be Christmas . . .

As you all know, I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Yes it's true. I have already listened to many Christmas CD's while working away in my little Studio. It truly does get me in the mood. So, it wouldn't be Christmastime if I wasn't feeling a little stressed. Here's a few reasons why, and let me first say, it's all GOOD!!!
Tippy Stockton Schedule of Events . . .
Saturday, November 14 - Hometown Holiday @ Today's Country Store in Sumner - 12:00 - 3:00pm 1008 Main Street, Sumner, WA
Friday, November 20 - Red Door Interiors in Olympia - Girls Night Out Trunk Show - 6:00 - 9:00pm 208 - 4th Avenue W., Olympia, WA
Saturday, December 5 - Haley's Cottage Holiday Open House - 11:00 - 2:00pm 15021 Main Street, #E - Mill Creek, WA
Friday, December 11 - Tippy Stockton's 4th Annual Holiday Open House - 4:00 - 9:00pm 948 Cedar Street, Edmonds
In between all of that is my Birthday, Bead and Gem Show in Seattle, Thanksgiving, Christmas Decorating, baking, raking . . .
It's the most Wonderful Time of Year!!!
In honor of my Birthday - take 15% off of one item in either shop!
Sale ends 11/20/09 and may not be used with any other coupon or offer. Enjoy!!!