Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful thoughts

Tim and I will be celebrating 2 years as the Proprietors of The Brickhouse Craft Shop. We opened our small Craft Shop on December 8, 2007. I look back on pictures of our Shop on that opening day....we were so proud of our little Shop, but we didn't have the Shop filled with goodies like we do now...but we were so proud and happy to have our Shop. I remember our very first customer...she gave us our first dollar which we have on a grapevine wreath behind our counter...everytime she comes in she points out that she is the one who gave us that first dollar. She is so nice and so are all our wonderful customers...or as Tim and I call them..OUR FRIENDS! We have met so many nice people since we opened and that is what we enjoy most about having our little Shop. Above the door of our Shop is a saying "Enter as strangers, leave as friends" this is so true! We are so thankful for all the new friends that we met since opening and we are so thankful for ALL our wonderful Artists who keep The Brickhouse filled with awesome primitive goodies. I want to say a special thank you to my partner, my best friend, my handsome husband, Tim. He has been a great partner in this wonderful journey. Our Shop would not be the success it is today without him..he is my rock! I am so proud of his talent and so proud to be his partner.I am so thankful that he never complains when the house is a mess or if we are eating PBJ sandwiches for dinner because of the time I spend on making signs for the Shop or some other craft..Thank you Tim for putting up with me.
The Brickhouse is filled to the rafters with some really awesome goodies...You all need to stop by if you are in our neck of the woods. And if you can't make is a little tour of our Shop. Enjoy....
I end the tour with this picture..I love April and Tony's snowman and I love this little sign..DREAM BIG DREAMS...Tim and I always dreamed of having a craft Shop...Dreams DO come TRUE..thank you to all our wonderful friends.~~Patti~~

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snowmen have arrived

The Brickhouse is bursting at the seams with SNOWMEN! You have to make the trip to The Brickhouse and see the new snowmen that just arrived. Tony and April make the bestest crafts and WE LOVE their snowmen...Don't hesitate to stop by and see them..they won't last long! I love this big snowman...he is holding a cute!
Another awesome goodie from Tony and April...A hat filled with greens, a light and snowmen..these will not last long at our Shop...Stop by and see them..SO cute!Another cute snowman!

Aren't these stockings cute? We have been selling lots of these as soon as we put them in the Shop!We have a list of our customers that wanted us to call them when Tony and April's snowmen arrived..that is how popular these goodies please stop by and see will fall in love with them!~~Patti~~

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Special Delivery - from our Brickhouse friends!

Hello, this is Tim. The Brickhouse is receiving a lot of orders from our crafters these days so Patti and I are always checking to see if any boxes have been left on the Brickhouse porch. We did receive an order from a crafter today but we also have been receiving some special deliveries - from our Brickhouse friends! When I went to the porch to see whose order we received, I noticed some bags of groceries by our Food Donation box!

Patti has shared pictures from our local Food Bank as well as pointing out the need for help on previous postings. She has also shared this information on emails and Facebook. We have met some of you as you drop off donations but sometimes we are not around when you stop by. For those we haven't been able to thank personally, we hope to be able to some day but I will use this blog for now.

Above the door to the Craft Shop you may notice the saying 'Enter as Strangers...Leave As Friends'. Whether we've met you or not, you are a Brickhouse Friend when you stop by and leave Food Bank donations. You are also a Friend to someone else you may never meet - the person who will use your donation for theirselves and their families. Someone who is less fortunate than you.

Whether you give 1 can of soup or a bag of groceries - we want to Thank You! Remember - if we all give a little, it adds up to a lot.