Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vintage Christmas Ornaments for Sale

Christmas is quickly approaching! Come and see all of our decorating ideas and supplies. Its not just about ornaments on trees any more. We have several mantles decorated, small and large displays of White Christmas, the ever popular silver and turquoise combo (also great for Hanukka), and ideas and supplies for gift wrapping too! If you haven't seen our assortment of THOUSANDS of ornaments you need to stop by.

Finishing Touches before Opening Party

With the remodeling project coming to a close, many hours are still needed to finish our project. The carpenter, electrician and painter have been exceptional with their diligent efforts to finish the remodel. I have been pleased with the ability of Annie to shuffle workers to make this project run as smoothly as it has. I didn't realize how much was needed, including personalities of the workers. Somehow we have managed to continue to keep our store open for our customers. We really appreciate the loyalty so many of you have shown and interest in our progress. I am inserting a few photos of our progress. The tentative date for the Grand Opening Get Together is December 7th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. We will be making this a definite date in one week.

Thanks Again from Country Garden Antqiues

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remodel Update

 We are going into our 6th week of Renovation to our Country Garden Antiques store. This renovation will be the largest change we have made to our facility in 20 years. With what we feel to be the worst behind us, it seems that progress is finally being felt. Sore backs and short patience, we are all feeling the pain and hopefully soon will be seeing the finished results. The dust from the concrete saw was the final straw for Gina. There was not enough plastic drape or painters tape to keep the dust from penetrating every crack or crevice in the building. Annie has somehow been able to deal with both workers and owners. Our workers have, for the most part, been the best you could ever imagine. Bad memories of electric warehouse door installations.  I'm sure Annie will be glad when this project is finished. We may have broken her of ever feeling the need to help anyone out in the future. If everything goes as planned we will be celebrating the 1st of December, even if we have to skip the Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Major Remodeling Update

Coming soon will be our remodel Grand Opening Celebration Party. If everyone survives and we are able to clean the dust off the thousands of items, we plan to open before the first of the year. Things are coming along faster than expected. With our favorite Decorator/ Designer/Antique Architectural Specialist .. Annie Uechtritz " IN CHARGE" the outcome is surely going to be a magnificent one. Annie has an incredible eye for detail and somehow has been able to transform her personal rebuilt villa into an unbelievable showplace. As seen in detail, " Horses & Homes " written and photographed by Jenifer Jordan and also photographed by Horchow, Neiman's and JC Penny's. It's easy to see why we feel so fortunate to be a part of her design portfolio. Keep in touch for further progress of the new Country Garden Antique store addition and renovation.