We are so excited to share with you all our new products, "must haves," upcoming events and any other tidbits you may find interesting. Check back often for more Shanty news....we may add some "Blog Coupons" so keep your eyes out! Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our Two Additions...So Cool

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our two fabulously great vintage orange chairs. They are the perfect place to sit and sip a cup of coffee with a friend...or relax by yourself. Come by and try them out.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Shanty After Hours Highlights

Last night we hosted our second Shanty After Hours. We had a fabulous time staying open later, chatting with Shanty friends, and meeting some new ones.

The hit of the party was our well loved GRACE hats. We had just received our first Spring order that morning. Our hat lovers know that we only get a limited amount of each style to ensure each person will have something really special. And WOW do they ever sell out fast! We all know hats are great for a bad hair day...but have you learned the secret of wearing a cool hat to be perfectly stylish when you're in a hurry? No matter what your rush, you always have time to plop on a hat, add mascara, lip gloss and you are chic and out the door. Try it. Its invigorating. Our next shipment will be soon....

We also served some tasty wines and fantastic food. Favorite wines included a California White Table Wine, Menage a Trios, and Ste. Chapelle Soft Red Wine. Both can be purchased at the Kitchen Shoppe. We loved featuring some of our amazing food lines. Dulcet Cuisine - condiments and spices you can use to WOW your friends, and Sticky Fingers Lemon Curd - like tasting a little bite of sunshine in your mouth.

These events are so much fun that we are going to try to make them a monthly tradition. If you didn't make it for this After Hours keep a look-out for the next one in June. Check our blog regularly for Updates and New Happenings.

The Story of the Dressing Room Shoes

If you've been in our dressing room, you've surely seen them. Maybe you even secretly put them on....what pair of pants doesn't look better with six more inches of leg!

These shoes are a symbol of a dream I had long before I knew it could be a reality.

Five years ago, when the Shanty was just a "someday dream," David and I were heading back from a long weekend of camping by Lake Chelan. One of the little towns we were going through had THE sign - "Flea Market Ahead." Well, David knows...if I see it, I must stop. He usually likes poking around himself, but this time he waited in the car. I'm pretty fast at these things. It either jumps out at me or not. This particular flea market wasn't anything to write home about, but as any Finder knows, there is almost always something that can't be passed up. I found a few things...not sure now what they were...but they were the reason I had to go to the cash out area. And that is were I found them. THE SHOES!...underneath a table, thrown about. I grabbed them. I knew. The cashier asked "you want those?" YES! $1.00!SOLD!

When I got back to David to show him my finds, he looked at the shoes and said "What?" I said "Someday these will be in my dressing room" Someday...

Five years later as I was putting the last of Shanty together, David brought in a load of boxes. In one of the boxes he had found the shoes."Remember," he said "For the dressing room."

Someday Dreams are important. Live as if they are going to happen and just maybe they will.