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Taking a Winter Break!

On Vacation!
On Vacation!

Snow days were nice when I was a teacher. These days, though, I would rather trade Ohio snow for a sunny beach.

We’ll be spending our winter on Mexico’s Yucatan coast through February.  Since I’m a one-person business, there’s no one to ship your orders.

The Celebrate365.com store will be closed until we return in early March.

Please use the “contact” tab above if you need assistance or if you would like to be notified when I reopen the store!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A David vs Goliath Cyber Monday

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David Strand Peacock Ball

Peacock Ball
David Strand Peacock Starlight Finial

Peacock Starlight Finial
David Strand Heavenly Music Angel, Peacock

Heavenly Angel Music

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David vs Goliath

I’m Connie and I own and operate Celebrate365.com.

I’m a one-woman online shop. Disability retirement in January 2000 (severe fibromyalgia) gradually led me to open the Celebrate365.com online holiday shop.  It”s been a fulfilling way to engage my brain and my creativity while acknowledging my inability to continue a high energy career.

I published Celebrate365 … a journal for the ornament enthusiast through 2011.  Then another health flare  forced me into a less demanding schedule. Now, I share my passion for holidays, decorating and ornaments throughout the year but on my own rather erratic timetable.

I can’t possibly compete with big box stores or huge online mega-sites.

But, I can guarantee personal attention to your collecting needs.  I offer a curated selection of artisan-crafted designs. I enjoy reporting background stories about designers and their collections.

I seek out unique designs and auctions on eBay, Etsy and the world-wide-web.  I share my finds on the Glass Links email list, the Celebrate365.com blog, Facebook and Pinterest.  I confess. I am a holiday-enabler!  From antique to contemporary, I love the holidays and the sentiments they evoke.

Fabrege Finial

Fabrege Santa Finial
Heart of Christmas

Heart of Christmas
Winter Landscape Finial

Winter Landscape Finial

When David Strand hosted me last January at the Kurt Adler showroom in Atlanta, I was enchanted with his new line.  The designs are meticulous in the detail and imaginative in design.  What makes these ornaments more expensive than others?  Every stroke of the paintbrush and each application of glitter increase not only the artistry of a piece but its price!  Skilled artisans deservedly command commensurate wages be it in Poland or the USA.

I was so impressed with these sparkling decorations that I wanted to offer a few select styles on the Celebrate365.com web site.  When you visit the David Strand Collection, you find 15 styles available.  Each is truly stunning in its own way!

Imagine my dismay not long ago while browsing an Internet mega-site that I love.  I found the entire David Strand for Kurt Adler collection there … most as dramatically reduced prices.  In fact, several styles were priced well below my wholesale price!

Febrege Santa

Fabrege Lily of the Valley Santa
Proud Peacock

Proud Peacock
Plaid Starburst Finial

Fabrege Lily of the Valley Santa

To be fair, there are many good things about the Kurt Adler Company.  They offer the small retailer a very low opening order along with a modest reorder amount.  The company also offers “scaled” pricing.  The greater per-style quantity you purchase, the greater the discount.  That’s how this online mega-store is able to offer such low pricing.  And, that is absolutely their choice.  It’s one of the reasons that even I love them.  I shop there regularly, in fact.

I can’t possibly compete in pricing with big box stores or huge online mega-sites.  However, I can guarantee personal attention to your collecting needs.  But on this Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, I’m doing my best to compete with the Goliaths of the Internet.  I’ve drastically reduced my prices on the entire David Strand for Kurt Adler Collection.  As a passionate ornament collector myself, that’s what I feel I must do.  It should be fun and entertaining to shop for holiday glass ornaments.  While I hope that shoppers will continue to support small business, I hate to see anyone penalized dollar-wise for doing so.

David versus Goliath?  As the David in this one-employee business, I don’t have to consult with an office of advisors before making a management decision. The reduced pricing I’m now offering on the David Strand Collection is here to stay until all stock is sold!

Happy Holidays from the entire staff!

Connie

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Can’t attend?  We have plenty of unique holiday ornaments, finials, tinsel … everything for the tree!

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Our Shelves are Stocked!
Our Shelves are Stocked!

Glohio Update … Saturday, April 13

German Santa with Lantern
German Santa with Lantern

Scott Smith / Rucus Studio  Traditional Santa
for Artistry of Poland
Available from Celebrate365 at Saturday’s event … along with all of Scott’s Halloween glass ornaments.

Here’s an update for this weekend’s event:

Golden Glow Ohio “GLOhio” will be having our first Antique Christmas Meet this Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Apple Tree Gallery Antiques. The event begins at 10:00 am. Doors open at 9:30am.

LOCATION AND ADDRESS
Apple Tree is located at 405 N Main Street, Piqua, OH 45356. 937-773-1801 www.AppletreeGallery.com

 

 

DIRECTIONS
Piqua is located on Interstate 75 and is easily accessible by car. Approximate driving distance to Piqua are below:

Dayton 1/2 hour
Lima 1 hour
Cincinnati 1 1/2 hours
Toledo 2 hours
Indianapolis 2 hours
Cleveland 3 1/2 hours

From Interstate 75,
Take the US-36 exit, EXIT 82, toward Urbana/Piqua
Turn WEST (left when coming from the South) onto E Ash St/US-36 W.
Stay straight to go onto E Ash ST/OH-185
Take the 1st right onto N Main St.
405 N Main St is on the right (If you reach W. Greene Street, you’ve gone a little too far)

PARKING
Street parking is limited in front of the store. Public Parking is located behind the store building.

Free Public Parking is available off of Ash before you turn onto N Main St. There are parking lots on both sides of Ash directly across from each other. See the Map attached to the email. Parking is highlighted in blue on the map.

DIDN’T REGISTER?  – YOU CAN STILL PAY AT THE DOOR!
We have over 80 registrations for the event and expect another 40 to 50 people to pay at the door. You can still attend the event by paying $5.00 at the door. A boxed Lunch will NOT be available, but attached to the email is a map of local restaurants that are within walking distance of the store.

RESTAURANTS WITH-IN WALKING DISTANCE

Susie’s Big Dipper (Ice Cream & Sandwiches) 323 North Main Street
Mulligan’s Pub (Sports Bar) 110 W High St. (corner of High & Main)
Z’s Food & Spirits (Sports Bar) 319 North Wayne St. (Corner of Wayne & Ash)
Michalo’s (Pizza & Wings) 413 N. Main Street
Lighthouse Cafe 213 N Main Street
Beppo Uno Pizzeria & Tattoria 414 W. Water Street
Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees (dessert option) 122 W High Street

If you have any questions, just shoot me a contact using the tab at the top of this page.

I’m amid a big box & move-it project for the installation of wood floors on the first floor. And, I also need to begin preparing for the weekend show. I think that I will have two trees plus a full table … mixing antique, vintage and contemporary items. I’m planning to concentrate on “onsies” … things that just aren’t worth the time to list them online. I have a number of signed folk art pins and things, single ornaments from my collection etc. For example, I have a huge rolling bin of “extras”that I don’t think I’ve opened since about 2005! And, I have retail merchandise that has never made it online due to my extended illness. Look for lots of bargain pricing … I seriously need to downsize both personally and business-wise. Need a full size 7 ft pre-lit tree? Got one of those stored on the third floor of Apple Tree. I’ll make you a real deal if you can haul it away on Saturday! LOL

I will be bringing things that cover all 4 seasons. In other words, 365 days of the year!  Hope to meet you in Piqua!

Connie

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