Wednesday, September 30, 2009


WOW - FALL IS HERE IN A BIG WAY! It has sure been cold in Michigan for a couple of days - and it's supposed to get down to 24 degrees tonight! Wish I would have remembered to cover my Mom's tomatoe plants, oh well.
Lots of things are happening around Holly Hills Primitives. Last night we had our first class of the season. Carol Berger taught the "captured witch in the jar" and the gals seemed to have a great time. We are offering dinner with their class this year and it makes it a lot easier for the working girls! Next week is our soldered necklace class taught by Kari Wolf. I'd like to introduce you to my new "neighbor". Janie from Zanie Janie's Coffee opened her doors tonight. Tomorrow I am going to move furniture around and we are going to open the French doors between our shops so customers can shop and then go have a great cup of coffee. She is a coffee roaster, so she will be offering fresh roasted beans, ground coffee by the bag, or just a plain old good cup of coffee. I'm so lucky to have gotten such a great neighbor and I think we are going to be a good fit!
Janie behind her new counter - decorating still to come!

Janie's new roaster - what a monster!
We decorated her windows after this picture was taken. I'm going to furnish her decor and it will all be for sale! Hope you stop in to say "hi" and try her coffee.
Saturday is the Holly antique show. The main street will be blocked for antique vendors, there will be a bluegrass band, the farmer's market will be going strong, and, of course, we will have more antiques added by this weekend. Can't wait to see what pops up around town.
Next Wednesday is the last car cruise for the year. It is the Halloween Super Cruise and the sponsors are encouraging costumes and candy. I'm going to give a 15% discount on all Halloween if customers come in their costumes.
On Friday night (Oct. 9), the town is having a Witch's Nite Out - at least some of the shops - so I'm busy planning what we can do! If my customers show up in something "witchy", I will give 30% off all Halloween and fall decor. My Ashley is going to help bake some goodies and I'm trying to get our Terri to play music in the shop.
So, life is busy in Holly this week and next. Hope we see you in town soon.
Until next time...


  1. How absolutely fun for you- to get a great new shop neighbor and to be able to 'combine' your stores! I wish I lived closer because I would love to visit :) I can't wait to see how the new shop comes along with decorating...I've never been to a coffee shop decorated in prims!


  2. Can we see pictures of her shop decorated? Thank you for sharing, if I lived near by I would stop in and get a cup of coffee then visit your shop. Perhaps someday I'll travel through your part of the woods :)

  3. I just wish I could visit your must be so nice to have someone next to you who is willing to work right along with you in sales:) Good for you!

  4. Dawn ~
    There is always something going on in Holly, isn't there? What a cool town! I wish I could get there this weekend but it will have to wait ~ maybe Christmas.

  5. Wow, sounds like a great fit! How perfect that you have doors that you can open between the two without having to go outside!

    Wishing both of you much success!

  6. Sounds like a win, win for both you! Also, sounds like you are very busy!
    Good luck with it all.
    Laurie ")

  7. Hi Dawn,
    How wonderful to have a doorway between your shops. When I had mine in Waynesville's many years ago...we had a doorway between us and the shop next door. It was great and was a big up to both of us of one had to step out of their shop for a while.
    We are still planning a trip to MI, but we are heading to Tenn. for a weekend trip on the 23th of October. Taking hubby's parents to see family since we missed the family reunion in September. So we will be coming up after that. I'll let you know the date as soon as I know when it is. I can't wait to come to MI again and to Holly to visit you and your shop.

  8. What a fun night you guys had! I would love to see a picture of the project!

    Congrats on your new neighbor - and what a great idea to open up between the two will feed off the other. Great teamwork.