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07 Jan '18

Happy New Year!

Posted by Jules Happy Rone in New Goodies, News, Shop Small

Annnnnd just like that, it's 2018.  The holidays are over, December is over, it's January so it's time to hibernate and time to breathe.  The only problem with that is that I seem to have a hard time sitting still.

The new year gives me all these thoughts and ideas about new things to make happen for 2018.  In a few minutes I'll start a major store re-organization, refreshing and renewing and rearranging and probably some other re-words.  ;)  I have all sorts of new ideas for products - I'll think about where to put them later.  Ways to reach you all - sleep is for the weak!  (Actually I could really go for a nap about now.)  And even new ideas for products we're going to look in to manufacturing - and thank you ALL for such a great response to Jules Tones!  :)

Our first new line for 2018 arrived yesterday and it's already looking like it'll be a big hit.  Take a look at a few of our favorites, and then go explore the soap collection.  And as always, make sure to follow us on facebook, instagram and pinterest, and stay tuned, fun stuff is ahead ... as soon as I defrost.

26 Sep '16

What's New?

Posted by Jules Happy Rone in New Goodies, Shannon Martin, Woodstock Shimmers
Our big fall festival is now less than two weeks away and things are getting exciting around here.  I always like to have something new for festival goers.  A few years back Oh my Gosh Josh made it's debut for the Apple Butter Festival.  One year it was Our Name is Mud mugs.  This year we have several new surprises.
This morning I'm in the process of hanging our newest line of Shimmers.  Similar to Eycatchers in design, these are slightly smaller and lighter and with a stainless steel construction.  When they spin they really Shimmer!  I spotted these on a recent trip a few towns over, and within minutes I knew I needed them in the store.  I think they'll be absolutely perfect for holiday gift giving, and since they also come in a pretty organza bag, they're already ready.
Last week the new line was Shannon Martin - Girl Designer.  She has the most adorable line that combines vintage images with sassy sentiment and does what we like best around here: puts the FUN in FUNctional!  Her emery boards, manicure sets and boxed matches have already been such a hit I re-ordered within a week of our first shipment!  
Finding new lines is definitely one of the most fun parts of my job ... and it's getting FUN around here.  Take a look and tell me what you think and we hope to see you at the festival!  :)
02 Aug '16

The making of a new display ...

Posted by Jules Happy Rone in Charles Viancin, New Display, New Goodies
Once upon a time ... there was a woman who bought a store.  When she first bought the store, she did all sorts of displays.  She once spent half a day collecting fall leaves, then ironing them to preserve them, before using them to decorate the store.  She would paint the windows and door (and spend even more time washing them when it was time to change.)  She was creative, and spent quite a while every couple months re-designing.  Time passed, and she got busier, and tireder, and a little less creative, seeing as she'd already used all of her best ideas.  ;)  
I think we all do the same thing to an extent, be it at home, at work, wherever, sometimes we just get tired.  And, while I like to think all my displays still look good, it's a little harder to get myself motivated to do them after 19 years.  Oops, I guess I should add: spoiler alert, the woman mentioned above?  That's me!
So, though I may be busier and tireder after 19 years, I still like to make the window display special when I can force myself to get creative.  lol  About a month ago I did a huge order of our fantastic Charles Viancin corks.  These little guys are bright and adorable and best of all, they work like a CHARM!  I started thinking about featuring them in the main window and how I wanted to do that.  
Getting my recycling ready to take to the recycling center - a major chore that I do a few times a year - I noticed all the different sizes and shapes of glass bottles.  Hmm ...  Taking them out of the recycling definitely cut down on that trip.  I have friends who own a dinner theater and scored a few more interesting looking bottles there.
My collection grew until my entry way (temporary storage) was looking like a frat house had moved in - and decided to give up beer.  But what to do with the bottles?  I kind of liked the different colors and textures, but the labels were in the way.  I thought about removing the labels but UGH, that did NOT sound like fun at all.  
Suddenly, a flash of inspiration!  What do I do with anything, be it furniture, picture frames, pots, jewelry holders or other assorted trinkets that need to look better?  Spray paint it!
I grabbed an extra bottle of spray paint and one of the smaller bottles, ran a quick test, and knew I was in business.  A trip to Wal-Mart for a few shades of blue (who doesn't love blue glass bottles?) and I was set.
Of course as soon as I finished the first coat it started raining on me.  Shockingly I'm not quite sweet enough to melt, and it actually looked really pretty on the bottles.  
It looked nice enough that I spent a few minutes trying to figure out how to replicate the look, and had a few ideas, but that was not really the point of this project, so once they dried and I touched up where needed, I packed them up and brought them to the store.
While I was in town getting spray paint (a town big enough is about 40 minutes away, so it's always a major shopping excursion) I wandered into Hobby Lobby and fell in lust with these great Sunflowers.  They were even on sale, so come to mama!
(Apparently Sunflowers are natural attractors of Van Gogh, who knew?)
For almost a week I've had a tub of bubble wrapped blue bottles and a pile of sunflowers just waiting for my shipment of corks to arrive and very graciously didn't grab the boxes from the very nice FedEx lady when they did!
Today I cleared out the front window sill:
Then started adding the blue bottles, the yellow sunflowers, the daisy bottle stoppers, and anything else that I thought looked nice.
Tah DAH!  Not bad for a tired old shopkeeper, huh?  :)
 I think I'll take a nap now.
23 Jul '16

Oy! - a post about politics

So anyone who knows me will tell you, Jules is NOT a fan of politics.  I don't enjoy hearing about politics or talking about politics and I have no desire to listen to people make speeches about how great they are.  I also think that conversations about politics have no place in my store.  I sell things to make you smile, to make you laugh, to make you forget about the real world, if only for a few minutes.  (Don't even get me started on the guy in here yesterday who saw How to Speak Klingon and somehow started in on a diatribe about how "all the minorities want rights now."  It's a Star Trek book dude, relax!)
That said, some of the companies I carry have some hilarious products for the election coming up.
there's something for just about anyone.
Please take these products in the manner in which they were intended.  To make you laugh, maybe roll your eyes or maybe groan a little.  Please do not take offense or think this means I endorse any candidate, and certainly please don't think this in any way means I want to discuss politics.

Because anyone who knows me will tell you, Jules is NOT a fan of politics!
01 Apr '16

New Soap, New Fairy Doors, New Finger Puppets, Oh Boy!

It's always an adventure around here, and it's always fun when I find a new product line.  This week we got TWO new lines in (and a few other new goodies) and I can't wait to share with all of my awesome customers!

First of all, I get asked all the time about soap and now I finally have a fantastic new line of soap called Foam Sweet Foam!  Need to get obsessively clean? Freud's Wash Fulfillment Soap is for you. Looking to wash away the superficial? Andy's 15 Minutes of Foam! Pure cosmic purposelessness? Nihilism Soap. There's Nothing. Like it. These Foam Sweet Foam soaps are adorable, hysterical, and they smell FABULOUS!  At only $3 each they make a great add on gift or addition to your guest room.  What else could we expect from the fabulous Unemployed Philosopher's Club?

Second, another new line I've absolutely fallen in love with!  Do you have fairies living in your house?  Do they need a home of their own?  Come find their door, made by the enchanting Irish Fairy Door Company!  Choose the color and design of the door, then leave the key out overnight for your fairy to find.  In the morning the key will be gone and you'll know that your fairy has moved in!  Leave out Garden and Playtime accessories for them to play with and your fairy may even leave you a note!  

Last but not least in the new items this week, new Magnetic Personalities!  Batman, Superman, WonderWoman, Jesus, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol, they make for great new options to enter our PuppetMe contest!  https://www.facebook.com/events/154280981630144/

Yay to all the new goodies, I really hope you all enjoy as much as I do.  

Now off to play ...  (No foolin!)