Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snowy morning at the Brickhouse

Snowy morning here at the Brickhouse. We hope in your neck of the woods you have sunshine and happiness! Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Out and About

Since Tim had off work for the MLK Holiday, we drove to Lebanon to pick up our candle order from PA SOY CANDLES.
Once again, we stayed way too long ( 2 hours!)....sorry Carolyn and Richard but we love chatting with both of you!
After we left the candle shop we had lunch at our favorite place, Haydn Zug's.

Tim and I were so busy talking "shop" that we forgot to take our camera out and take pictures! Our lunch was so good....I do believe that we may have been ooohhing and ahhhhing out loud a few times..the food was THAT GOOD! So we apologize to the other diners but we couldn't help ourselves!

After lunch we went to some wholesale places in Lancaster and picked up new goodies for our Shop.

Many years ago, way before we had our Shop, I "met" a very talented artist online in a message board/forum that I joined.

Her name is Susan Burd and I am a big fan of her...I would love to be able to paint like she does..but since I can't, I am happy to say that The Brickhouse now has her wonderful handpainted wares, with more to come very soon!

We also picked up a few more goodies for the Shop. I love these pillows! And we added some more Vermont Bobbin lights in our Shop.

Tim and I had a great day...the only problem went by too fast! We are looking forward to our next trip out and about.
Some of you may remember that I have been mentioning that I want to try to make a lot more crafts for our Shop.
I started to make our Brickhouse Tarts and I LOVE making those! Tim and I are working on a lot more scents that we hope to carry in the near future and we are working on custom blends, too.
AND I am now making the dipped silicone strands of lights for our Shop. I have set some goals for the new year and one of the goals is to be more active in producing wares for the Shop. We have been asked if we sell online...we sell ONLY at our Shop here in Millersburg. If you see an item that you like and one of our wonderful crafters makes the item, we will direct you to their sites where you can purchase through them. If you see anything that Tim and I make we need to let you all know that at this time we have no plans to sell our wares online. We love meeting our customers here at the Shop, so if you are in the area make sure you stop by.
It is a snowy and icy day here at the Brickhouse so I think I will spend the day making Brickhouse tarts and dipping lights and who knows what else! I hope you all have a nice cozy day and that you stop by the Brickhouse and see all that is new!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sun is rising on a New Year.

The sun is rising on a New Year here at the Brickhouse. 2010 was an awesome year and we look forward to seeing what wonderful surprises 2011 holds for us and for our customers.

We need to apologize for not being good bloggers. It has been a busy time here at The Brickhouse. We are working on filling the Shop up with a lot more Handmades. After the whirlwind Christmas time in the Shop, our Shop is looking a bit bare. But no worries, our crafters and Tim and I are working on creating more goodies. Our PA SOY candles will be restocked next week. Tim and I will be taking a road trip to Lebanon to pick up our candle order and I will also be picking up more wax for the Brickhouse Tarts! I will be busy next week making more tarts. Our tarts have become very popular with our customers and that makes me smile because I am having so much fun making them and also coming with with our own custom blends! And now I am trying my hand at making other needfuls for our Shop besides the tarts. Yesterday, I felt like I needed a bit of Spring in the Shop so I made this pot of flowers....this one is already I will be making more today!

I am also trying my hand at a new craft so you will have to stay tuned to find out what it is!

Tim and I want to thank everyone that follows us on our blog and we promise to be better bloggers. You can follow us on our Facebook page, too.

Please stop by again and do some porch sitting with us.

Tim and Patti