Due to the success of Monday’s open house, the disarray in my workroom, and my fatigue, I am going to delay our online open house and holiday kick-off by a week. This will give me time to catch up on paperwork, perhaps even give time for a couple of lagging vendor orders to appear, and give us time to fully stock our cyber shelves!
Our Online Holiday Open House will start bright and early on Wednesday, November 17, and will run through Sunday, November 21.
Monday’s Open House at The Paint Escape on Whidbey Island was fabulous. It was wonderful to gather my helper elves around me and to see so many favorite customers (and friends) again. I don’t think I sat down for more than 15 minutes total. The mood was bright, the sun even shone, and there was not a single cranberry orange scone left by day’s end. I have no idea how many sample pots of tea we steeped. We were pouring Midnight Celebration Rooibos, Whispering Angel White Tea, and Holiday Pear. All three are new teas for us this season, and have already been re-ordered.
Now, it is back to work for this tea lady. Please come visit islandteacompany.com next week. We will have temporary markdowns throughout the shop, and some special purchase items, too! Early birds will be rewarded with the best selection. Sales are limited to stock on hand.
Orders placed during our Holiday Open House will ship with a complimentary little ‘party bag’ with holiday tea samples and other treats. Alas, I cannot send you a scone!
I will leave you with a photo from Monday’s function.
From the left: Carol, Monica, Ruth, me, Leslie (my mom) and I think that is Amy back there zeroing in on her scone! Susan and Tina, thank you so much for sharing The Paint Escape space with us. You are so appreciated! I’ll be in soon to play!