September has always been a month of change and new beginnings. It is the time kids head back to school and begin a new grade or start at a new school. Some years the change can be huge. I still remember my feeling of excitement and anxiety each year, especially in years of transition like when I started at CKSS and at UWO. I remember not wanting things to change but once I got into the routine of that next chapter, I remember thinking that all was right...this was the way life was suppose to be.
September is also the month when we welcome autumn...a season which I adore. It is a time of transformation and preparation. Beautiful colours transform the landscape into an artist's dream. This gorgeous colour explosion is necessary to prepare for the next season of change. Life is ALL about change I suppose....
Decorative Papers - A Constant at The Pickle
With great thought and careful planning, I have decided to make some changes at The Paper Pickle Company. I will continue to bring you the latest in designer papers from companies like Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye (MME), Bazzill, Envelopments, Studio Calico, Jillibean Soup, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp and more. These papers will be available in 12x12 and 6x6. Many of these brands are found no where else in Chatham, and I will be pleased to keep these fresh and available to you! I am open to suggestions so please help me with decisions....I welcome them!
Competitive Pricing will always be a MUST
It will also be of great importance to bring you these products at THE best possible prices. This has always been one of our focuses. I was price comparing yesterday, and found that the local big box was selling the exact same 12x12 glitter MME papers for $3.49 while we have them marked that $0.99 (the msrp)...I have to admit, I nearly passed out in the aisle! Even with the infamous 40% off coupon, you would be paying twice my price! Amazing pricing at The Pickle will be a constant.
Unique Products - No Doubt
The Pickle will also continue to sell Big Shots, embossing folders and cutting dies. I would like to keep these unique and carry only brands not found in C-K. One brand which we just started carrying a month ago is Memory Box. By the response we have seen, you LIKE this brand. Many more designs should be seen later this week! AND we will also be introducing new brands in the very near future!
Spellbinders have always been a staple at The Pickle and I know they are found at the big box. These I will keep but continue to offer them at the suggested retail rather than marking them up 40%, as seen down the road.
Some things you cannot live without!
Staples such as glue, tape, glitter, envelopes and ribbon will always be available!
Invitations - a passion of mine
I will also be increasing my focus on invitations. This is already a big part of the business but I would like to spend more time designing unique invites not seen anywhere else. Invitations are available for all occasions including showers, weddings, birthdays, baptisms, and anniversaries! I would love to help you with your next big event!
Sorry to say, but Stamps have to go...
This saddens me, but we will no longer be able to carry rubber stamps given the size of the new store. We began as a rubber stamp and card making store back in 2003....I still remember how excited Kell and I were when we received our first official stamp order from River City Rubber Works!! But as I mentioned earlier, change is necessary....I hope you understand.
Great news for YOU!
You will be excited to know that all rubber stamps and inks will be 50% off starting Tuesday, September 4! No exceptions!! Shop early for best selection!
You're probably wondering where The Paper Pickle Company will be moving… and I have found the perfect location! It has the same signature, rustic brick wall and cozy feel. The most amazing part is that I get to keep the same address!! That's right, we are shacking up with Dekoko's Espresso and Dessert Café. She has the most amazing 400 ft. area in the back, just perfect for The Paper Pickle! The move will take place at the end of September and I hope to have the NEW Pickle up and running in its quaint new location early October.
The New Plan - Store Hours
The new store will be open Saturdays and by appointment. You are probably wondering what I will be doing through the week. Well, I have decided to take a position with a very charming, up and coming lawyer in town. Don't worry. My husband will not mind these comments as the up and coming lawyer is none other than my hubby.....at Trevor Hinnegan Law! We will be the new dynamic duo in town eager to help you with any legal matter including real estate, wills , etc. Sorry for the shameless plug!
So there you have it.....I hope you will welcome and accept my decision and I hope to see you over the next month for some amazing deals! Also, I sure hope you will visit me in my new location in the upcoming months! The store will be smaller, but it can still be your "happy place"!