Monday, February 28, 2011

The Walls Have Ears (And Mouths!)

The scene: the Room With A Past sale has just seen the end of Sunday evening sale day. The customers who perused the many treasures and filled the building with bustling energy for the last 4 days have all gone. The pastry crumbs have been washed off the platters, the lamps have been turned off, the curtains are closed and all is quiet. Until.........
Cat Hanger was the first to speak: "It's as quiet as a mouse in here!"

"Ha, ha. You know that was only funny the first time, right?" squeaked Mouse Hanger.

"Please don't say "MOUSE"!" pleaded Pink Elephant.

"Knock it off you guys! I've got a HUGE headache. Man, I urn for an aspirin"

"Ha, ha--good one! You really know how to pepper a conversation!" exclaimed Peppy, as Salty felt worthy of a chuckle.

"Well, another lovely sale has been all buttoned up." mentioned Altered Sisters in unison

"And the customers were all so suet!" noted Three Birds.

"Stop, stop, stop!" begged the Puppies Door Stop.

"My dogs are tired" snorted Small Skunk.
"Really? Well that ranks pretty high with me! " retorted Dog Figurine.

"Look at all the dust!" noticed the Bunnies. "We've all got to hop to it and clean this place up to ready things for the next opening!"

"Well then, we'd better stop lion around!" remarked Lion Statue.

"Then let's get cookin'!" Chef Shakers said as they all worked busy as bees to clean the entire shop.

"You know a little birdie told me the next sale is March 17, 18, 19 & 2oth!" chirped Porcelain Bird.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Inklings

Yes, the flowerbeds are muddy, your rain boots are at the front door and the thermometer may read 40 degrees--but a girl can DREAM can't she?

Right now, Room With A Past is the stuff sweet Spring dreams are made of!
We're a little bit of yellow here:

and a little bit of pink over there:

with flower pots, gardening goodies and a few dozen canning jars thrown in to remind you that, indeed, Spring will be upon us soon, and we're more than ready for it!

You can get YOUR nesting instincts into Spring gear starting tonight from 6 - 9 PM! See all of our upcoming dates/times HERE! and sign up for our monthly email reminder announcement so you don't miss a thing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Did We Mention We Got A Mention?

We were pleased as punch to have been mentioned in the February issue of our local Diablo Magazine!

(Illustration from Diablo Magazine)

This month's issue featured an article about the success and circumstances of successful "Pop-up Shops" --stores that are not open every day. They state that these types of stores "provide retailers with the flexibility to open at the most opportune times while building up buzz and a unique product line for each opening—all without the commitment of running a full-time store." That describes us pretty well--we're always a-buzz about something! They also say "success depends on many factors (location, availability of short-term leases, word of mouth)" but what they don't mention is customer loyalty, which is number one in our book, and why we appreciate our customers so much!

We hope you'll pop on in to our (quickly approaching!) next opening, February 17 - 20th!