Friday, December 4, 2009

December Already?

Time flies when your having fun. The advent calendar in our window already has four gifts open. Tomorrow our Annual Holiday Open House begins. Our new sign is hanging on the front of the house. What a year it has been! Since our move to the new location in March, the year has just flown by. We are looking forward to seeing all of our regulars. This weekend will be filled with party food and wine (wine provided by River View Wine & Spirits), giftwrap, and retail therapy, so stop in and enjoy the start of the holiday magic!

Our hours for this weekend are:
Saturday Dec. 5th: 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Sunday Dec. 6th: 12p.m. to 6p.m.

Can't wait to see you this weekend!
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here comes the horseman


Halloween is right around the corner and the horseman is on his way. This horseman silhouette is just one of the many spooky pieces we have by artist Jan Blough. We also have beautiful Halloween cards and children's books. Of course there is also a wide selection of Meadowbrook Gourds to fill your home with the spirit of the season. The autumn temperatures always put us in the mood for hot tea. Just in time for the chill we have great new teas from Zhena's Gypsy Tea in flavors like Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice as well as many others. Don't let the cold get the best of you, stay warm. Boxes and boxes for new hats, scarves and gloves have been unpacked for you to see. Oh yes, and socks too.

Did you know that we are on Facebook? You can become a "fan" of Whimsies on Facebook and get all our up-to-the-minute updates.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Third Friday!

It's that time again, and in my opinion, it's the best kind of Third Friday... Halloween Third Friday! This Friday, October 16th!

So come on out, ghosts and ghouls, and join the Whimsies gals for some frightfully good fun! As usual, we have our 10% off Third Friday discount, but wait... there's more!

If you come in costume, an additional 10% TREAT will be yours—no trick!

There will be munchies and drinks, and oh, did I mention tarot readings?

Stop on by, we can't wait for Friday!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

3rd Friday in September


It's that time again, 3rd Friday! The weather for Friday looks nice and dry. As usual we will be open late, around 9 p.m. sounds good. Refreshments will be served and you can also enjoy a 10% discount on your entire purchase of regularly priced goodies starting at 5 o'clock. New pretty things are coming in every day in anticipation of the holiday season so feel free to do some early browsing.

Great new tiles like the one above by Lisa Muller are hanging up in our wonderful new space. If you haven't been by for a visit yet please do so. For your convenience we have a parking lot behind the house you can use for free while visiting.

See you soon!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 3rd Friday


Just a friendly reminder that this Friday is 3rd Friday in Tarrytown. Come on over and see us as we extend our Sidewalk Sale for another week. Summer hats and bags are on sale, too. Our special 3rd Friday discount will also be in effect: 10% off all regular priced items. We'll have drinks and snacks, so come hang out with us. It's a great night to check out Tarrytown. We will be open till 9 pm for your browsing pleasure.

If you are intrigued by the bracelet pictured above, you'll enjoy our new jewelery. The bracelet is from Quirk of Art by Beth Taylor. She does some amazing pieces incorporating silver and found objects. Bingo chips, typewriter keys and tin cans are just some of the components she uses to style many beautiful jewelry pieces. Come in and try on a conversation-starting necklace or pair of earrings.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekend Sale! July 17th, 18th & 19th

Happy 3rd Friday!

Tonight we celebrate by having a sidewalk sale — but our sale table will be inside since the weather forecast is not too pretty. That way, you can enjoy the air conditioning with us. To spice things up a little, we also will have all summer hats and handbags priced at 20% off. And just for good measure we will have all Chelsey Henry bags 25% off. The sale will last all weekend, so you can come by on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to check out the goods. See you soon!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 3rd Friday!

This Friday, July 17th we will be having a special sale for 3rd Friday. The theme this month is “Sidewalk Sale.” Just to be on the safe side, because of our recent wet weather, we will have a table set up inside. Along with our discounted items, we will also offer a storewide discount of 10% off on all regularly-priced items. The sale will begin at 5 pm and continue until 9 pm.

Come in and check out the selection. If you haven't stopped in since we moved we would love to show you the new digs.

3rd Friday is a great time to visit Tarrytown. Most of the shops and restaurants in town take part in the festivities and stay open late.

See you soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

June Third Friday and Pet Parade!

Wow, Third Friday has crept up on us again! This afternoon's festivities include the Fifth Annual Pet Parade and Celebrating Dads and Grads!

For details about everything going on in Tarrytown tonight, check out

Whimsies, of course, will be open later tonight in celebration of Third Friday. It's that time of the year for graduations, not to mention that Father's Day is this Sunday, so come on by tonight and check out our selection of cards and gifts!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tarrytown Street Fair

Street Fair/Friends of Whimsies Tag Sale: Sunday, June 7

There is a lot going on in Tarrytown this weekend, including events celebrating the Hudson Fulton Quadricentennial — for more on Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown River Day, which includes fireworks at dusk on June 6, check out the Quadricentennial blog. Another popular event is the Tarrytown Street Fair, which will take over downtown on Sunday, June 7.

Just because we moved from Main Street doesn't mean we are going to stop our traditional “Friends of Whimsies” tag sale. This year it will be a yard sale, since we have a front yard at the new location. There will be strange odds and ends as well as vintage goodies in the offering all day Sunday. You never know what you will find.

If you’ve come to our tag sale in the past, you know the fun to be had. The Junior League’s Nearly New Shop will also be open with a great selection of ladies’ clothes.

While you’re checking out the Street Fair, please come in and see the new space. Our location is great, with loads of new goodies to choose from. And for more information on the Tarrytown Street Fair, visit the Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce web site.

See you Sunday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May Third Friday


The weather is just getting better and better. The forecast is looking pretty good for Friday evening. Third Friday happens every month, but springtime is when it starts to get busy. There are lots of things happening in town, including art openings and fun stuff for the kids -- stop by and we can fill you in. You can also check out Tarrytown 3rd Friday. Most of the stores stay open late so you can shop after you have dinner at one of Tarrytown's many restaurants.

Of course, we will be open late. If you received a postcard from us in the last few weeks, please bring it in -- we are having a prize drawing and to enter you need the postcard. We are also collecting email addresses for our new email list so please send that to Just put "email list" in the subject line so we can find it easily. We promise to treat this list the same way as our snailmail list. We will never share any of your information with anyone. We also promise to not overload your inbox with daily junk. It will just be used for important information about sales and events.

We hope to see you Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone, and happy Mother's Day. Many of you already received our latest postcard reminding you about our recent move. If you have the postcard and would like to enter the prize drawing, all you have to do is come by and hand in your card with your phone number written on it. If you didn't receive a card and would like to be on our snailmail list, just stop by and sign up.

We are ready for Mother's Day with lots of beautiful jewelry, frames, scarves, pottery, glass, handbags, totes, and even picnic baskets. The art work you see above is another great addition to our offerings. It's from Kathleen Taylor's "Green is Good Art" series, printed on recycled board using environmentally friendly inks. We have a good selection of the series including women and dogs. Along with Kathleen's work we have many other artists to choose from.

If you haven't had a chance to check out our new space, now is the time. Just a warning, though: we are closed on Mother's Day, so come by soon.
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Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring is here!

Happy spring, everyone! The sun is streaming in at the new location. Since spring is here, all our winter accessories are 50% off. There is still a great selection of hats, scarves, and gloves. 

We have now been open for three weeks and the space is coming together well. You should see all the cool new goodies we got in since the move. There are beautiful new tiles from Motawi and new canvases from Erin Smith. We also have some new jewelry on display in a case Nikos gave us.

A great big "Thank You" to all the well wishers we have come to see us so far. Please come in to say hi and check out our new digs. And don't forget that today is 3rd Friday!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here is Hilary, hard at work unpacking and hanging our cool switch plates. We are trying to get all those pesky boxes unloaded and all those beautiful goodies displayed. It is all coming together nicely — so we are going to open our doors to show off our progress. We may not have everything up on the walls yet, but new shipments are already displayed and there is a lot to choose from. We even have a big wall mirror now so you can check out how you look in our new scarves. And speaking of scarves, all winter acessories are 50% off. With the new spring and summer goodies on the way, we need to make space.

Please come in just to say hello and to check out the new digs. Jackie did an amazing job with the colors.

Don't forget: the new location is at 35 S. Broadway, just a block south of Main Street in Tarrytown. There is a parking lot right next door, and we will have three designated spaces in the back as soon as we can get signs hung on the fence.

Our number is the same so feel free to call us at 914-631-3355.

See you soon!
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Moving on up!

We are now in the nitty-gritty of moving. Our old location is now closed and we are working hard to get everything moved up the hill and around the corner to our new location at 35 S. Broadway in Tarrytown. It's a cool brick-and-white house known as the Junior League House. Our plan is to be open by the second week of March.

There are lots of new goodies on the way into the new location too. We will keep you posted on our re-opening date.  

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Last Day of Moving Sale

Sunday, February 15, is the last day of our moving sale!

We will be open from noon to 5 p.m., so come by today.

We will start packing next week. The door will be open for the first few days of packing, so feel free to stop by. Call with any questions, too.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The "Lighten Our Load" sale continues!

The moving sale continues with at least 30% off on everything in the store. Come by today and check out the amazing selection of gifts, cards, and jewelery. There is still plenty to choose from.

Renovations on our new space are well under way. We will be moving at the end of February and time is running short. Help us lighten our load so we won't have to pack too much.

See you soon!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Let the sale begin!

The Lighten-Our-Load sale begins today! 

Everything in the store is at least 20% off. 

You should come by and take a look -- this is a great chance to get some deals. The sale will run until moving day at the end of February. We won't be moving far, but some of this stuff is kind of heavy. 

See you soon!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy January

We hope everyone had a great holiday. Happy New Year, too! This year is starting out with a bang for Whimsies. We are moving at the end of next month. As scary as it may sound, we are only going a few blocks and we will stay in Tarrytown. Stay tuned here and keep posted as to our plans. You can even subscribe. Just look at the top right of this page to sign up. Be the first to know about our "Lighten The Load" sale, which is right around the corner.

In the meantime ... have I mentioned the beautiful handmade books and albums we have from Made By One Girl? Pictured above are three smaller journals. There are many other shapes and sizes in stock right now, so please stop by and check them out. The inside pages are heavy archival paper and ready for everything from writing and photos to art journaling with paints and mixed media.

Hope to see you soon!
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