Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Savings

Holiday Savings at
Keeping Good Company

50% OFF All Christmas

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Men's Night

Men's Night
Come Shop for Your Lady!

Come Join us for our Annual Men's Night
Dec. 18th from 5 - 8pm

We'll help you shop for the woman in your life
and wrap all your gifts so they're ready to go
under the tree for Christmas!

Join us for Drinks, Snacks and
Special Holiday Savings

And Ladies, don't forget to come in early and
fill out your Special Wish List!!!

Pass this special invitation onto your loved one
so you don't end up with a vacuum
under the tree

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Carolers by the handfull

This is our first season having the Byers Choice Carolers and they have been a pleasant addition to our Holiday Display. Who knew so many people collected these cute Carolers. What a great gift for someone who has it all!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Center Piece

Here is a picture of a Center Piece Anna created -

It has received many comments and inspiration from our customers. Hope it can help you in creating that special center piece for your Holiday get togethers'!

A large glass vase can be used in many ways when creating a center piece. It doesn't need to be filled with florals to make a statement, you can always fill it will glass balls or old ornaments you have kicking around.

And who doesn't love feathers! We used feather wreaths and simply laid them down on the table rather than hanging them. Which of course can be done with any wreath you may have.

Best of luck on your Holiday Center Piece!

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's time for Christmas!!!

Thanksgiving is over, and it's time to break out the Christmas music cause Christmas is on it's way in full swing!!!!Doesn't this tree just put you in the Holiday spirit?


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On a Personal Note...

This something out of the ordnary for this Blog. But I saw it on "High Desert Divas" Blog and though it was interesting and fun. Please enjoy and I would love to hear about your answers!!

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."

~ Emily Dickinson

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung kareoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonligh
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

~ Abraham Lincoln

(Only 40 - I guess I have a lot of things to get done in my lifetime!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

For the Kid at Heart

Deep down we all having a little kid in us. And to celebrate that, we once again created the perfect Gingerbread Village. And the best part about these Gingerbread Houses is that no matter how bad the temptation may be, you can't eat it!

Now do you wish you could live in a Gingerbread Village??

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Black Friday

To most people, Black Friday can be a very dreadful day. A day you may not like to participate in. I am one who would never think of getting up at 3am to stand outside the doors of Target, Best Buy, Sears etc... in hopes of not being stomped into the ground as I rush through the crowds in hopes of being one in 10 that snags that 50" Flat Screen T.V for $700.
But my point is, Black Friday doesn't need to be a dreaded shopping day. And for the first time, we are going to be having a Black Friday Sale at Keeping Good Company!
So join us for our first Black Friday Sale
Nov. 28th from 10am - 12pm ONLY
We promise you won't have to fight the crowds and you can enjoy warm beverages and cookies as you shop.
Not to mention, we promise you'll find great savings you won't want to miss!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Furniture, Furniture, Furniture...

Many people don't realize that Keeping Good Company is a mix of many things. A great store to buy Home Decor, Gifts, Accessories for just that perfect spot, Interior Design Services, and of course Furniture. And on that note, Furniture from Keeping Good Company isn't the same thing your grandmother had down in her basement living room. It's unique, it's special, and it makes a statement! And to give you an idea of what you can find, I've created a page that shows some of the different lines we carry. Now mind you, what you see in the pictures is just the beginning. You may like exactly what you see in the catalog, but just remember there are hundreds of fabrics you can chose from. And yes, I did say HUNDREDS!!! And if you don't find what your looking for, you can always do a COM (customers own material). Not to mention you can almost always change wood colors, leg options, arm options, nail heads, no nail heads, and even turn your stationary chair into a swivel.

So please, take a moment to check out this new page. Bare with me as I add to it. It is still in it's beginning stage but will surely give you an idea of what you can expect from Keeping Good Company. And if you don't live here in Vermont, no need to worry. All Keeping Good Company stores do the same thing, and offer the same customization that you may be searching for.

So here's the link, please let me know what you think. Keep looking back as I add more items and furniture lines. We may have just the piece you've been dreaming about!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We all need a little Holiday Spirit

This past weekend was our first weekend after we decorated for the Holidays, and I can't tell you how many people came up to me and said, "This is what I needed to get me in the Holiday Spirit". Hearing that made closing the store down for those three long, tiresome days totally worth it! It's nice to know that someone can walk into our store and feel that much better. Now I shouldn't gloat, but we do have some very good customers (and I won't name names) who call our store their happy place. When they're feeling down they come to Keeping Good Company to bring their spirits back up and they leave feeling much better. Now, if you ask me, that makes me feel like we must be doing something right.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Click here for a slide show of the store fully decorated for the Holidays

Williamsburg Tree

Williamsburg Table

Byers Choice Carlers

Vintage Tree

Silver Tree

Man Cave

Red Room

Kindle Village

Fairy Tree

White Tree

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Welcome Holiday Season

We Re-Opened last night with a very successful Holiday Open House. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and those of you who were unable to make it please stop in this weekend. The Open House will continue through Sunday with refreshments and a chance to win a FREE In-Home Consultation. Amazingly we were able to pull off another transformation of our store into a winter wonderland with some truly outstanding vignettes. I will post pictures as soon as I get a chance to unload the camera. The pictures truly don't do justice to seeing the store in person. So if you haven't been in yet, put us on your list of places to go this weekend and stop in.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Decorating

Keeping Good Company is closed to decorate for
our Holiday Open House Wednesday
Nov. 5th from 4 - 7 pm
Our Holiday Open House will continue through Sunday
so if you can't make it for the
Grand Re-Opening on Wednesday, please stop in another day.
We can't wait for you to see what we've done this year!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween from the ladies at

Keeping Good Company!!

All Halloween and Fall items are 50% OFF today and tomorrow only!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Warm and Toasty in Vermont

Just in...today we received the newest shipment of blankets. You may be thinking, "who cares about blankets?" but these blankets are AMAZING!!! Talk about soft and warm and all you want to do is cozy up on the sofa wrapped in them. Not to mention a few of them are made from Bamboo which makes them even softer. I have one of the new styles, "Giddy Up" and you can ask my husband, I live in it at night. Not to mention we live in Vermont and it's starting to get a bit chilly at night and what better time to have a warm blanket!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Goodies for all!

This month has just flown by! I can't believe Halloween is already this week, not to mention we're gearing up for our Holiday Open House next week. We've already begun bringing all our holiday items out in the backroom to get an idea of where things will go. We can't wait to get the store re-decorated with all the goodies we found this year, and we know everyone who comes to the store will love it. We have some fun ideas that I can't wait to put into place, more things hanging from the ceiling, cute ornaments that no one can resist, and of course the return of the Gingerbread houses and Kindles (new styles and figurines of course!).

Be sure to stop in this week to see what's left for Fall and Halloween decorating before everything is all gone.

And don't miss The End of Fall Sale going on now!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

First Snow and Halloween

It has arrived! Most people dread this time of year and wish the fall weather would last just a little bit longer, but unfortunately it is coming to an end already. This morning most of us woke up to the first snow fall, and it is still falling. Not enough to make everyone too crazy yet, but enough to put people in the mindset that winter is upon us.

Well it's just in time! A week before Halloween, and a week before we turn our store into a winter wonderland. In fact, 10 days until we paper the windows and start the grueling task of decorating for the Holidays. But before we can do that, we need to get ourselves ready, and move all the Fall and Halloween items out. Today we will start our Fall Sale, all fall and Halloween items will be on sale until there are no more. Including those designer made Halloween decorations that people flock into our store to buy. You'd be surprised how many women have Halloween collections, and when they see a new piece they just about die! In fact, last year we had three women from Florida who happened to be walking by our window on their way to dinner and saw that we had a display of Halloween items that Anna and I were just setting up. And it was like a tornado came through our store. They swooped up all our designer figurines and decorative pumpkins and candy corn. They were having a blast, and we were trying to figure out how we were going to ship all this and have it arrive in one piece. Believe it or not, we did pretty well, only two broken items and luckily we had a few left in the store to send down to them.

Pongo Pete

Trick or Treat

But, back to my point, all Fall and Halloween items on the floor are on sale starting today. Who wants to wait till after Halloween to get all those good buys, why not before Halloween so you have it for this year and enjoy it!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Harvest Table

Dinner for two at our Halloween Table

First time blogging....

My name is Chelsea and I am the daughter of Pam and Jeff who are the owners of Keeping Good Company. My father and I often find ourselves nagging at mom about keeping up with the times. She's never been that savvy with the computer but in this day and age you have to be, especially when you own your own business. So I've finally caved in and agreed to sit down and write a blog about Keeping Good Company. This blog probably should be written by Pam (the owner) but she doesn't always have the time to do things like this. So I figured if I get this started she might just catch on and like writing on it. So here we go...so far I'm getting into blogging, hopefully she will too! Kind of reminds me of writing in my childhood journal late at night under the covers when my mom thought I was fast asleep. Only difference is the words I write are public knowledge and no longer the secrets I keep to myself.

Like many people who walk through our doors daily, the question that is always on their minds (and possibly on yours too) is: What is Keeping Good Company and how long have you been here? After opening our store a little over 2 years ago we all still cringe when someone says, "Is this store new?" Well No! We've been here a little over 2 years, where have you been?

I created a new ad campaign, along with my fathers help of course, and it hits right on the nose. Titled appropriately, "We Are the Best Kept Secret" and that is true in more than one way. Women walk into our store and gasp about how much they love our store and we can only hope that now they have found us they will go to their next book club gathering and tell all their friends about us. Because, after all this time.....we are still a secret in this community.

And hopefully if your reading this blog, you already know about Keeping Good Company and how wonderful of a store it is. And hopefully you're the one going to your next book club gathering and telling your friends about this great store you know they'll just love!

So stop in today whether you've been in before or not and say hi. We always love meeting new friends!


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spice up your next party!

I just came back from a long weekend and was greeted by these great cocktail napkins, perfect for any party or simply a gift for a dear friend.

I'm not planning any parties, but I'm deffinately going to grab some before they're gone!