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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