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 was..it 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!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day & a full belly of yummy food!
Wonderful items!I am liking the tarts!
keep safe no slipping away!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Your shop sounds so nice - wish I lived closer so I could check it out. I'll have to look up how far you are from central New York and maybe we can take a trip sometime!
Love all the new goodies you got and your friend certainly is a talented artist.

Finicky feline primitives said...

Such nice items you have for your shop. That restaurant looks interesting too. Sounds like the perfect day you had....we should all have more of those. It's great that you take your camera....I always forget mine. Cathy

Sunny simple life said...

I am in love with the little pillows with the fruit.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Sounds like a lovely day out...yay! And there's nothing like a good meal to keep you going!

TeresaM said...

Susan's things will make a wonderful addition to your shop Patti!!!

Love your pillows you found too!

Your house looks so pretty in the snow!!!

Angie Berry said...

Susan's handmades are going to be wonderful in your shop, I'm sure they will sell well. Her paintings are beautiful!

The pillows are adorable! Good for you on trying new things for the shop! I'm sure your silicone strands will do well also.

Sounds like a great day! Too bad there can't be more of them, but we take what we can get, right? Have a wonderful weekend at the Brickhouse~

Maureen said...

I love your big, old house!