Saturday, December 14, 2013
So I’m not one to blog, Twitter, Snapchat or even Instagram. I never even post on Pinterest despite loving having a quick browse every now and then. But today’s snow (Saturday) has given me the gift of a few extra minutes as we closed a little early around 430pm when the roads started getting really bad. I crawled home and sat in front of a wonderfully cozy roaring fire with my husband and 2 dogs!
I quietly contemplated the fun Carol, Sue and I had today in the store. We had such great chat with our brave and loyal friends who visited us despite the snow and we were able to share our excitement as we welcomed our newest artist - I know I said no more artists until the New Year, but I couldn’t say no!
Did you know that we have our very own organic farm in Ridgefield just a couple of miles form the store? In addition to growing CSA certified organic fruit and veg, The Hickories has their very own flock of finnsheep and alpaca. In a wonderful effort of sustaining locally grown farm produce "The Hickories" have a limited supply of beautiful products made from a blend of finnsheep and alpaca yarn now available at Ally Bally Bee (fleeces locally carded, spun and woven in Eastford, CT). This includes soft and warm ladies shawl/wraps, scarves, hiking and lightweight socks. Each garment comes with its very own sheep ornament tag. So cute! There is a limited supply of these items and Dina tells me that next year's fleeces will be made into blankets – so grab these while you can.
We will be open Sunday 11-4pm, so if you need to do some holiday shopping catch-up after loosing a snow day on Saturday, come down to Ally Bally Bee and join in the fun of celebrating locally and thoughtfully made gifts, take the time to chat with our artists and park at the door – try doing any of those things at the mall!
See you soon - Morag
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Saturday, November 30st: Shop Small!
Did you know that Amex will credit your card with $10 if you shop small this Saturday?
Check it out at ShopSmall.com!
You can't get much more local than Ally Bally Bee -a free Christmas bauble ornament to anyone who supports 4 artist or more! Just mention this post.
Don't forget to register at ShopSmall.com before you shop.
I'll be there early!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Welcome to Redding jewelry artist Erin DeLuca!
Erin has just joined us after moving back to Redding from Boston. Erin works predominantly in silver and has introduced her collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks to Ally Bally Bee.
Have a look at my current favorite necklace. Two out of three of my kids have gone off to school this fall - now I wear all their initials on a silver chain (I just need to make sure I have the order correct H-L-E, it wouldn't do to mix them up and put the E in the middle!). We have the full collection of silver initials in the store - $45 for the first silver initial plus chain, or if gold is your thing (get someone to treat you!) 14K gold initials can be custom ordered. You can see more at http://erindeluca.com.