Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

A few new arrivals: Industrial style wall hooks

8' long farmhouse table-you could get about 14 people at this table!

French country hooks

Some great rusty buckets and wall pockets arrived this week

More hooks, these mounted on reclaimed wood

50% off room!  A lot of great bargains left!

Hope you had a great Christmas!   We will be open on New Year's Eve from 10-2 and don't forget the Grand Opening of "The Cottage at Nest" on New Year's Day from 10-4! 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We will be open on Christmas Eve from 10:00 until at least 2:00.  ALL Christmas merchandise will be 50% off so this is a great time to get some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers at great savings!  Our back room clearance continues with everything 50% off!  Don't forget: New Year's Day will be the Grand Opening of "The Cottage at Nest"!  We and our new vendors have been working hard to fill the cottage with the very best of shabby chic, french country and cottage style furniture and decor.  Merry Christmas everybody!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

{Accessories make great gifts}

{Cream cottage style coffee table and 2 end tables~$145 for set}

 ALL CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS NOW 50% OFF! (note this does not include jars filled with ornaments)

Wow this has been some crazy weather!  We will be open Friday and Saturday from 10-4 so if it's safe enough to venture out we hope to see you!  New things arriving weekly as usual! 
Many of you have asked!  No, we will not be having our storewide sale at the end of the year.  We will remain open during the month of January and don't forget we will have our Grand Opening at the "Cottage" on New Year's Day!  We've got big plans for 2011!  Can't wait to see what the next year holds~Thank to all our FABULOUS,  LOYAL customers for making this an unforgetable year at "Nest"!  xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gooey Chocolatey Cake Bars...

Tonight I thought I'd share one of my favorite go-to recipes during the holiday season or anytime I need a sweet, gooey treat!  Plates of these have gone to parties, neighbors and teachers this year and they are soooo easy and yummy.

Ingredients: 18 oz. pkg. white cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/3 c. oil, 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 c. butter.

Combine cake mix, oil and eggs. Mix well then press approximately 2/3rds of mixture into a greased 9x13" pan. Set aside.
Combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter in microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave in 60 second intervals, stirring each time until melted. Pour over cake mixture in pan.
Crumble remaining dough over the chocolate mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden.
Let cool before cutting.  Make approx. 3 dozen

Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy!  Happy baking...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Around the shop...

 We hope you are all having a JOYFUL holiday season!  The snow this week gave us a good excuse to cuddle up by the fireplace and just enjoy time with family. 
{We're always on the lookout for romantic, vintage inspired clothing}

{Stocking stuffers}

{set of six vintage chairs $125  farm table $125}

{A popular item this year~felt trees}

{perfect little gifts for teachers, mailman, babysitter, ect}

{Stunning black corner cabinet $295)

{frenchy side table  $49}

{Vintage book ornaments~what a great gift for the reader on your list}

{Better get those cards in the mail soon!}

{Maybe we'll have one of these this year}
Hope to see you all soon!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Big changes ahead.....

I apologize for a pictureless post this week!  We have been busy at the cottage next door {formally Cottage Treasures which has moved to Mebane} planning, painting and designing a new shopping experience for you!  "The Cottage at Nest" will open on January 1'st and will feature a couple different sellers who will be filling the rooms with charming vintage furniture and home decor.  "The Cottage" will also be open every Friday and Saturday from 10-4 with new treasures arriving weekly.  We are so excited about this new adventure and can't wait to open our doors on New Year's Day!
As for the shop this week, there is still a ton of Christmas gifts and decor to choose from. We still have a great selection of charming Christmas cards from Victorian Greetings~you'll need to get those in the mail soon!  Lots of furniture in stock to spruce up your home for all those holiday parties, and don't forget the wassail!  It's delicious served warm on a holiday buffet and makes a great hostess gift.
We hope you are having a cozy and happy Christmas season with those you love!  See you soon :)

PS: Lois has relocated "Cottage Treasures" to Mellville Trading Company in Mebane.  We will all miss having her right next door, but hope her new adventure is fun and rewarding!  Stop in at Mellville and you may just run into her as she's loading up her booth!