Monthly Archives: November 2009

Puppy Poppers For the Puppy on Your List

Puppy Popper Debut $6.95

I love when new ideas come along, our store is filled with them. When an idea comes along from someone I love, well, it makes me proud. My daughter, who many may know also owns The Velvet Frog, a young contemporary apparel store inside our store, decided to work on another idea to make money while her Velvet Frog funds go back into the business. So, she launched a doggie treat line – Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers. She developed the recipe with online ideas, created the bag and cut them in the shape of kitties. (Wrigley loves the idea, Vegas & Artoo – not so much). We sampled Puppy Poppers at our store on Saturday and sold the first bag. Then, customers came back with their dogs for a sample. All dogs agreed – Puppy Poppers were Delicious. So, now I watch my favorite vendor create and sell something new for our store. Proud? Oh, yes. Excited to have a new product in our store? Absolutely, feel it fills a niche in our growing pet section.
For parents who have children graduating from college in an uncertain economy, remember the little TCU Fashion Merchandising graduate who took all those negatives and turned them into a bow-wow-winning recipe!

Cydney & Wrigley, taste tester


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And, the Season Begins

Magnolia Lane Dinnerware

Well, the season is officially off and going – so ya’ll come on down!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the day!

Need I say more! For all the retailer friends – see you on the “flip side” as we head into the fabulous storm known as holiday. For all my shopper friends – see you Friday with a glass of Wine Glace!

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For Our LSU Friends — This Gift’s For You!

Geaux Tiger!! $38.95

I know LSU had a hard day yesterday, but like TCU fans, you hang in there no matter what. So, thought I’d cheer you up with some of our great LSU goodies at the store this holiday. I love it when LSU, TCU, Texas Tech & Baylor fans find our collegiate items – I know the feelin’ – we get no respect! So, when the gold & blue or the purple & white are together, the LSU or TCU fan automatically gets a lift in their step and a twinkle in their eye! At the Silver Barn YOU-WILL-GET-RESPECT.
Oh, we also carry everything in University of Texas and Texas A&M and are just as excited to see these fans, but you guys EXPECT to see your colors! It’s okay to share the love!
And, @DianeTate, @cesLSU & @Kdepp my Twitter compadres – GEAUX Tigers….unless you ever meet TCU!

Fun dinner plate - $59.95

Tiger Type $34.95

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Santa Arrives

Candy Cane Santa $34.95

Santa has arrived at the Silver Barn, and of course, I am showing my favorite – Candy Cane Santa is so cute and his little jacket has a fur trim. We also have Hunter, Cardinal, Wine Lover, Wine Giver, Chef, Fishing, Western, Gift Bearer, as well as Buck Master Santa. And, we wouldn’t forget our college santa friends – so, we have University of Texas, Texas A&M and LSU. To see all the Santa’s check our Facebook Fan Page (The Silver Barn). They range in price from $18.95 to $64.95.

Chef Santa $36.95

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Silver Barn Reindeer – Reporting for Duty

Bucket of Helpers

Santa has his reindeer…we have ours. “Ranger”, on the left side of the container, likes to line up all the ornaments for the people to see; “Rufus”, in the box with his nose over edge likes to sneak around and watch the little kids who visit our store; “Rick”, climbing over “Rufus” sees his job as official reindeer manager, organizing the troops each night to put new products out for customers; and “Reggie” likes polish all the ornaments and fluff the trees each morning hoping he’ll see Santa in a few weeks. So, for all of you who think elves are the way to get a store decorated for the holidays…let me introduce my Reindeer Army!

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Yummy cookies. $9.95

I should’ve probably done this in reverse with last night’s post of the tray today and the cookie kits last night. Oh well! The tray inspired me in many ways. So, it is cookie recipe night. How about Gingerbread Cookie Mix with a tiny little gingerbread cookie cutter? Or, Sparkly Snowflake Cookie Mix with a tiny snowflake? My favorite, the Chocolate Reindeer Cookie Mix with a tiny reindeer cookie cutter. I’ve looked for one of those cookie cutters for years, now I have them! HA. We also have Monkey Bread, whatever that means, and darling tubes filled with hot chocolate mix and complete with marshmellows and a tiny Santa hat sits on top! My grandmother would’ve been all over this to do with me. I can hear her now, bossing me around. I can hear my granddad asking me to tell grandma to hurry up and get the cookies done. Nothing like being the kid in the middle of a couple of 65 year old kids!! Ah, maybe I’ll get my 24 year old daughter to help me make a batch and start our own memories!
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