Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance + Make & Takes


Oh.  It's on.  That's right.  This Saturday is the 3rd Saturday of the month and that means a FREE make & take for you!  This Saturday's card is all about the dads and lots and lots of EMOJI LOVE 😍😜(the on trend line from Simple Stories...we've got lots of new items from that line including 12x12 sheets, kits, washi tape and more!).  Stop in anytime between 10am-2:30pm for a fun card for dad or anyone you have ♥ eyes for.  All ages welcome.


Daddy Daughter Dance - This Friday
Ok.  This is only THE cutest event ever.  Trevor and Julia have been going for years now....and I have been wanted to get a sneak peak at this exclusive event.  Well, I've finally got my in (yesssss!!!) The Paper Pickle will be running a few make and take tables.  The girls can make a special card for their dad and write a sweet message inside.  I believe tickets are still available but act quickly.  Tickets can be purchased at CKtickets.com  or call 519-354-8338.  The event should be a sell out.  All proceeds go to The Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village.



Third Friday - Downtown Chatham
This Friday the downtown will be hopping with music and entertainment on the streets, late night shopping and more.  The Historic BIA started this event last year and it was great.  There was a brief break due to the poor weather in winter and spring but now it is back.  Strolls the streets from 5-8pm.  We have participated in all past events but however because we will need a crew at The Daddy Daughter Dance, we will have to pass this Friday.  Look for being open late in upcoming months.  Sorry to disappoint.

Hope you are enjoying the weather.  Summer is here!

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Retrofest 2017 - An EVENT Like No Other

44 Fourth Street - A HUB of creativity
Retrofest 2017.  It was perfect.  The weather.  The people.  The cars.  The energy.  It was all there.  
Lemonade Theme you say?  How will this truck do?
When it comes to anything my sister's and I do, we have to have a theme.  Gifts are always curated with a theme in mind.  When we do scrapbooking or wedding shows, there is always a theme.  Retrofest had to have a COOL theme.  Somehow Jen and I decided the theme for Retrofest 2017 had to be "lemonade".  So you could imaging my glee when Julia and I cruised up to the store first thing in the morning and I saw THE sweetest vintage canary yellow truck parked in front of OUR store!  Trust me.  This was not planned.  It was like the party planning Gods were smiling down on 44 Fourth Street last Saturday!
Lemonade + Vintage = Sweet FUN
Big details like the lemonade truck and small details like these paper lanterns in various shades of yellow make a theme come together.  Oh and did you notice our vintage girl in the window?  Of course our bike had to make an appearance.  Oh how I have missed her!

A successful event is ALL about the details.
One's party must have food and drink to match the theme.  I found these adorable sparkling lemonades by 7Up at the grocery store.  The retro style packaging got me.  Man, do I love when plans come together!
Float-style cupcakes 
Leave it to my sister and baker extraordinaire to create THE most perfect sweet delights to go with our theme.  
Homebaked Kitchen - This is how you nail lemonade themed sweet treats
Beautiful sugar cookies that were beyond words and "float style" lemonade cupcakes graced her counter in three lovely flavours:  raspberry, blueberry and peach.  They were a wow.  From the candied topper to the adorable little straw.  Jen's talent and creativity amaze me daily.

The cotton candy treat was well deserved
Anyone who hosts an event knows that much of the success is due to the people filling their duties during the event.  They must fill their roles with grace, professionalism and of course FUN!  This is why we brought in only THE sweetest girl around to help with the make and take.  I think she had over 70 people stop in to make a sweet card.  Have a look.....She is all smiles because she found cotton candy at Vickie's shop next door!

I must also give a shout out to my nephews who did an incredible job sampling and selling pickles.  They are business men in the making (just like their dad!).  I wish I had a photo to share.

Sisters
Well that's a wrap.  Another Retrofest is in the books and I couldn't be more proud.  The Paper Pickle has brought so much joy to my life.  I am so happy to have such incredible support from family AND customers like you.  All I can say is thank you.  This is what keeps me going.  When life gives you lemons, I say make lemonade. ♥

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm



Friday, May 26, 2017

Retrofest - A FULL Line Up of FUN!


Oh it's here!  My favourite weekend of the year....RETROFEST!  Hop in the car and cruise to the downtown core where you will see Chatham at it's BEST.

ENTIRE STORE is TAX FREE
Enjoy tax free savings on all items at The Pickle PLUS Homebaked Kitchen will be offering tax free savings on all her beautiful wares (sorry but baked goods are excluded).  The store is STOCKED and waiting for you to explore.  You should see the extra special treats Jen has prepared especially for you.


FREE Make & Take
We've got the sweetest little make and take card for you Saturday.  Join us between 10-3 and make this adorable card.  We are using the stamp set from Concord & 9th.  Work with those beautiful hands and feel like a kid again.  Or if you are a kid, show us what you've got!



Sugar Puff's Slime Launch Party
Well my little entrepreneur wanted to try her hand at a little business venture.  Welcome Sugar Puff's Slime!  Julia will be officially launching her slime business Saturday.

She has 6 beautiful pastel shades to share with you.  A nice size container for little and big hands alike is only $2.  Get it while you can!  For those of you who do not know, slime is taking the internet by storm.  You've got to check it out.



The Pickle Station - Pickle Sampling
The Pickle Station will be showcasing all 4 family members on Saturday at The Paper Pickle.  Become acquainted with Grandad, Mama, Baby and Papa!  We have brought these to our paper crafting shows and the attendees cannot get enough.  We have people driving across Ontario to get their hands on just one more jar!  Most of the time, they cannot even wait to get to their cars before they dig in.  Yes.  They are THAT good!

Phew!  We've got an incredible Retrofest planned for you.  Make 44 Fourth Street one of your go to stops!  Happy Retrofest everyone.  I don't think you will see me on roller skates this year, but who knows what fun I could get myself into. ♥

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-4pm (or later...just call to make sure we are still around 519-351-5220)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Retrofest - THIS Weekend. Be there!


Retrofest 2016 - Roller Skating Mama
Oh.  You know.  It's all happening.  It's all happening THIS weekend in my favourite town....my town.  Chatham.  Retrofest weekend is upon us and I can't wait.  I had a little walk down memory lane before I wrote this post.  Have a little click on the left hand side of the blog under "labels" and then click "retrofest" if you want to go down that lane too.

You know I love to gush about how cool our downtown is and oh how Retrofest brings out the best in us!  If you have yet to visit Retrofest, this is THE year.  We are now in our 17th year so we must be doing something right.


It all begins with a cruise on Friday night and then hundreds and hundreds of vintage cars line the downtown streets Saturday from very early morning 'til dinner time.  It is a sight to be seen.

 Here is the cruise route Friday night.

As you can see there is a sweet line up of live music both Friday and Saturday.

Here's a little video I found telling you more about this incredible event.


TAX FREE STOREWIDE
You know we like to have a little fun at the store in celebration of Retrofest.  This Friday and Saturday, enjoy TAX FREE on the entire store.  Homebaked Kitchen is also offering TAX FREE on all beautiful items (excluding baked goods).


FREE Make & Take
We will also be having a FREE make and take all day.  Join us!  Julia is so excited to share her card with you.


The Pickle Station Samplings
We will have family from The Pickle Station sampling pickles.  I have heard from many pickle connoisseurs who say that The Pickle Station brand is the BEST they have EVER tried.  I may be a little biased, but I think so too!

Paper Pickle Fact #87 - Did you know that the Grandad character above is a cartoon drawing of my Grandfather, Norm who started the cucumber grading operations over 50 years ago.  It is so nice to know his spirit lives on through my families line of pickles!

Well  if this isn't enough to get you downtown Chatham this weekend, I don't know what else I can tell you.  Retrofest Chatham 2017.  Be there or be square.

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-?


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Make & Take THIS Saturday


Woot.  Woot.  The third Saturday of the month already?  Kick off the long weekend with us.  I promise you will have fun!  The free make and take runs from 10-2 and all ages and levels of crafter is welcome.  Hope to see you Saturday.

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm