Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Hours Have Begun

Everyone must have recovered from their long weekend and feasting by now. Holiday shopping is in full swing and we are here for you.

Our holiday hours begin this week:
Monday 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday 10 am to 9 pm
Friday 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

Please feel free to call with any questions: 914-631-3355

And, as always, we have beautiful free gift wrapping so you have one less thing to worry about. See you soon!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Holiday Open House

I bet you never thought of Whimsies as a place to buy furniture, did you? Well guess again. If you have been by the store window in the last few days you saw three unique pieces of Dust Furniture we now have in stock. Along with all the amazing new glass, pottery, and jewelry we have received in anticipation of our annual Holiday Open House, you will see these cool cases you can use for all the great books we carry.

Books? Oh yes, we have books too. Not the usual best-sellers, but the kind of books that get buried in a normal bookstore. Do yourself a favor and read Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell. This is one of those kids books that is wonderful for any age.

Don't forget that this week is 3rd Friday. This month is special because it is the preview to our Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday. If you are on our snail-mail list you will get a post card on Tuesday. Come join the party.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Welcome to Whimsies!

I was asked to introduce Whimsies Incognito to you by my cyberspace-savvy coworkers. They have convinced a holdout in technological advances to take that step into the future and have a Web presence.

So here goes ...

Whimsies was the brainstorm of a woman who loved crafts and dabbling in them and was at a period in her life "floating" — working for somebody else, creating but not being creative, and, well, getting by.

A question of "What do you want to do?" led me down the road to this retail voyage that has to this point lasted 19 years. It is a labor of love — a living, breathing entity. A tribute to finding something that you love and putting your heart and soul into it.

The amazing fact is that it worked. It became a business that filled a need. It took a job I knew — retail — and turned it into a career. It filled in a niche in the landscape of downtown storefronts by providing a shopping experience that feels like one of those stores you visit while on vacation, yet it's in your backyard. It's brought many friends and acquaintances through my door and it's allowed me an opportunity to be part of a community.

Maybe for some of you this click will be a reintroduction to an old friend, and for others — welcome to the world of Whimsies.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Next 3rd Friday: October 19th!

Hi, folks, it's your resident 3rd Friday expert, Hilary. Just wanted to let everyone know what we have in store for the next 3rd Friday, which is October 19th, from 5-9p.m.

Costume Contest!!!
Come one, come all, ghouls and gals, where the three Whimsies Witches will be judging our very own costume contest! From 7:30 to 8:30pm come in your Halloween finery. . . we will be giving out gift certificates to the store for the best three costumes!

Come for the fun, because you know no town does Halloween quite like Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Halloween in the Hudson Valley

Greetings, everyone!

October is upon us and, as you may know, Halloween is a big deal around here. Our little part of the Hudson Valley has plenty of spooky activities for you to check out.

If you find yourself wandering Main Street, please stop by and check out our great selection of Meadowbrook Gourds. This year we have some wonderful witch gourds.

Just yesterday, we received a shipment of Halloween cards you will really like. From watercolor to screen print to retro collage, we work hard to keep an interesting selection of greeting cards — no boring, generic cards here.

To stay in the spirit, we have a fun selection of Day of the Dead items too. And don't forget, we can wrap everything.

See you soon!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Work in progress

Whimsies Incognito is now a blog. Things will be up and running shortly.