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!!