• Rainbow of Colors

    I have always loved seeing a rainbow. The magical appearance of colors in the sky, aligned together and bent ever so gently, caressing the horizon in the shape of an arch. Rainbows inspire dreaming. Where do they begin…where do they end…does anybody really know? The same for my dreams…no beginning ... Read More

  • Summertime is Reunion Time

    Summertime is so often family reunion time! I remember my first family reunion on my father’s side. It was such fun reconnecting with family that I had not seen in years.  My cousin, Geena, wasn’t a little kid anymore, but a beautiful and bright young woman with an international career, husband ... Read More

  • The Little Things

    Sometimes it’s the little things that make the greatest impact…especially when we don’t consciously notice, but our subconscious does. I like order and yet I like to be surprised. When my house is in order…I just feel better about my space. When it’s messy, cluttered, or tired looking, I don’t ... Read More

  • The Mighty Tree

    During World War II, in the Alleghany Mountains of New York State, my maternal grandparents and my mother began renting a cottage on a small lake about an hour south of Buffalo.  My grandfather loved taking walks and would take my mother on many walking adventures around the lake and ... Read More

  • Ready. Set. Grow

    Oh the wonderful smell of soil! The Vinca Vine, Geraniums and Fuchsia are in the dirt everyone! Next to come in this month are the 4″ crops of Geraniums, New Guineas, Dahlias, Begonias and much more. I know what you’re thinking, it takes this long for them to grow? Yes, that Geranium hanging basket ... Read More

  • Coal or Kohl?

    Whether it’s a lump of coal or a Lump of Gold, we have everything on your naughty and nice list. Ok, so we don’t have the lump of coal you’re thinking about, but we do have a Lump of Gold and let’s face it – that sounds so much better. What’s in Lump of ... Read More

  • O Christmas Sale. O Christmas Sale.

    “O Christmas sale. O Christmas sale. How lovely are thy gifts”

    Christmas music – Christmas gifts – Christmas here, there and everywhere! Join us for our annual Gift Store Open House and some sweet sales too! This year, for the first time, we will offer 15% off Christmas gifts all day from ... Read More

  • This weigh to FALL

    It’s that wonderful time of year again. The air is crisp, the apples are for pickin’ and the leaves are turning as we move into fall. To get the best out of this favorite season, it is all about the decorating! From corn stalks to indian corn, pumpkins to gourds ... Read More

  • EXTRA EXTRA – Read all about them

    I really hope you got the Voices May 31st and saw our long-time employees, Lisa Layton and Justine Leeper spotlighted on page 27 for their amazing work in the gift store. Their creativity and great taste has brought in not only about 25 new lines for the store but a new captured ... Read More

  • Spring Ahead

    Breathe … spring is here, and when you are ready, we are ready for you. We sprung ahead and got your favorite first color for the garden – pansies are here and smiling all different shades of color. Which color to pick is the only tough part. With the season ... Read More