Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Open House

It's that time of the year again. Time for our annual Holiday Open House! Boxes and boxes of beautiful goodies from our artists have been unpacked and the giant roll of holiday gift wrap is at the ready. The party is this Saturday and Sunday with a preview on Friday night on 3rd Friday. Refreshments will be served while you shop and check off those gifts from your holiday list. It is a perfect way to ease into the holidays.

Another way to celebrate the season is to give to a good charity. Have you ever wished all your gifts could be wrapped by Whimsies? Well, here is your chance. To help us raise money for a group that has touched our hearts, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, we are wrapping to raise money. Come with your gifts Sunday, December 5th and 12th from 1pm to 4pm or Thursday, December 9th from 6pm to 9pm. Prices will vary depending on the size of the item and while you wait you can visit with a few of the trainees. Don't make us beg! Help us raise funds for these amazing dogs.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

October Third Friday

Third Friday has crept up on us yet again...

This Friday, October 15th, we will be offering our 10% discount on everything in the store... but wait, there's more!

If you come in costume, you will get an additional 10% off!

Hilary will also be doing tarot readings, so be sure to stop by for some spooky fun.

We have plenty of Halloween gourds in stock, but for who knows how long?

We will be in costume... will YOU?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

End of Summer Sale

It happens every year. The time comes for summer to cool into autumn. As the days grow a little shorter, we start to think ahead to the bustle of the holidays. Don't worry — we aren't stringing lights in the front window yet. We just need to make some room for new arrivals. So we're having a sale!

Women's summer accessories: 50% off
Picnic baskets and picnic mats: 30% off
Bottle-cap belts: 50% off
Erin Smith wall art: 30% off
All Blue Q recycled bags: 30% off
... and a few surprises you'll have to come in and see for yourself.

As an added bonus, you can get 20% off any non-sale items in the store if you print out this post or use the phrase "I have a paperless coupon". This sale only lasts until September 19th, so hurry in for the best selection.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sailing Into Summer

The Hudson River is a huge part of our local identity. From Whimsies, we can see the sailboats drifting up and down the river from spring through fall. It is so relaxing. We are so inspired by them that we wanted to decorate our front window with sailboats. There is a great pattern online that made it easy. Thanks to a little help from our friends we were able to make them using scraps, recycling, and leftovers.

We really had a great time putting them together. We wanted to make all our hard work pay off so we decided to raffle off the boats as a fundraiser for The Neighborhood House in Tarrytown. The Neighborhood House is a wonderful organization that organizes senior programs and activities. They also "encourage meaningful social interactions and connections across ethnic, intergenerational, and economic lines". The tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held next 3rd Friday on July 16th at our shop (though you don't need to be present for the drawing to win!).

Please stop by to take a look at the boats and pick up a ticket or two. Each winner will get to pick the boat of their choice, first come, first serve. If you're here at drawing time you can take your boat home right away.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Key to Everything

Skeleton keys are a classic symbol of discovery. The Romans used them as a symbol of Janus, the god of doorways. He kept unwanted energy out of the home. These beautiful key designs from Sparrow are a happy addition to our very particular selection of handmade jewelry. You can get just a key to add to an existing necklace, or add a leather string to hang it from. Lots of words are available to inspire you. The metal used is pewter, with one of two finishes: silver or antique brass. The sizes vary, and you can easily mix words together. This just might be the graduation or Mother's Day gift you're looking for.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Annual Spring Sale!

It's that time again: springtime!

We love spring, and one way we celebrate is to have our Annual Spring Sale. To make room for all the pretty new things we have on order, we need to do a little spring cleaning. Items will be marked with colored dots throughout the store, and each color matches a percentage discount. Sale items will be discounted from 20% to 50% off the original price. A great mix of goodies will be discounted, including winter accessories, pottery, jewelry, glass, and more.

The sale starts on Tuesday, March 16th. By coincidence, this is also our one-year anniversary in the new space! After 20 years on Main Street, we moved to 35 S. Broadway one year ago, and we are loving the new space. There are still a few of you that haven't had a chance to check out the new digs, and now would be the perfect time. Stop in early for the best selection.

Many of you are on our snail-mail list and have gotten a postcard in the last week. If you would like to go paperless, just let us know when you come in or e-mail us at whimsiesincognito[at]gmail[dot]com to update your information. Whether you are on our e-mail or snail-mail list, you will receive an additional discount on a sale item, so sign up now! For up-to-the-minute info on our shenanigans you can become a fan of Whimsies on Facebook.

Please remember that we require either cash or check for purchase of sale items. Our free and fabulous gift wrap is available only for regularly priced items. A small fee is charged for gift-wrapping sale items.

Always nice to see you!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!


Yes, that's right. Valentine's Day is this Sunday. You still have plenty of time to come by and find something special for that someone special. Beautiful new jewelry, brilliant pottery, and fabulous handbags and man-bags await your perusal. The new handmade soaps smell and feel luxurious. For a little something sweet we have chocolate lips and chocolate bars. Have we whet your appetite yet?

We do our best to have something for everyone. Of course our signature giftwrap is included. The store will even be open on Sunday, just in case. Please give us a call if you have questions or need directions. It's always nice to see you.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Day Approaches!

There is no need to panic, folks. Your friends at Whimsies has the solution to all your Valentine woes. Okay, well, not ALL, but we certainly have lots of goodies to buy for your sweetheart on Heart Day!

We are absolutely delighted by the new soaps we got in. They are felted soaps... they're like a loofah and soap, all in one! And they smell heavenly! Sure to be a sweetie pleaser.

We also have jewelry, incense, t-shirts, scarves, candles, and more! We're also happy to give you ideas if you're stumped.

Whimsies is now open on Sundays, so there is a full two weeks left before V-Day...