Monday, September 21, 2009
Halloween has officially arrived at French Vanilla............
I know it's a little early to start thinking about Halloween. Canadians usually wait to get through Thanksgiving (it's earlier here than in the US) before they focus on decorating for Halloween. However I do have several customers who plan on decorating for Halloween this coming week. Although not as popular as Christmas, decorating for Halloween is getting more popular in Canada. As for me, I love the Vintage style ornaments reminiscent of days gone by. My sister got me hooked on these several years ago. Folk Artists like Dee Foust, Bethany Lowe, Wendy Addison and Nicol Sayre are among my favorite. Below are a few examples of the wonderful whimsical Halloween ornaments that have recently arrived in the store. Whatever your tastes, if you've never decorated for Halloween before, choose a few items to start your own family fall decorating traditon.
Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!