I visited Inspirations recently, and was in love with the new store layout and how Katherina has set-up some of the displays!
First of all, they have a new checkstand area that is amazing! Lined with vintage looking jars full of pretty candies, including Mary Janes, gumballs, candy sticks and so much more! One of my favorite pieces was an antique cabinet filled with ready to go holiday gifts of candies wrapped in boxes, cellophane, ribbons and bows... if you need any last minute neighbor, friend and teacher gifts, these will certainly stand out and be remembered more than the factory assembled food and candy gifts from the big stores...YuMmY!
There was a beautiful Christmas tree, that had a vintage winter wonderland feel to it, and just looking at it made me feel like I was in a magical place!
They carry a wonderful variety of home decor, scrapbook supplies, including the latest Tim Holtz vintagy items! And I really loved the shabby chic way these are all displayed using antique doors and racks with a shabby chic finish!
They had those absolutely adorable ties for little boys that are made in the latest new fabrics...and speaking of those new fabrics... they carry a fabric line now! I should totally get out my vintage Singer and start sewing again...
The Willow Tree display is sure to have pieces for every collector that will commemorate special times in their lives, and they have a comfy sitting area setup to help you browse through their book and music selection and make the right choices! Of course I could've gotten too relaxed if I had sat down on the couch, while listening to the beautiful Christmas music that was playing, and I would have fallen asleep hehe...
So whether you stop in for gifts for anyone on your list, stocking stuffers, or go pick up wonderful gifts for yourself with your Christmas money, you will not be disappointed!
They also offer classes, have author visits for book signings, and will special order books for you to save you time, if they don't have what you are looking for. I have only mentioned just a little of what they have to offer, so make sure you go see for yourself...I think you will like it!
Katherina is offering one of you a $20 Gift Certificate to use in the store, including classes (excludes distribution items).
We want everyone to have plenty of chances to win, so we give you several things you can do to earn additional entries! For EACH of these things, post a new comment, that says which item you have completed (and make sure you have your name included)...for example; I "followed" the Basin Living blog, or I "liked" Inspirations on Facebook. If you want to just make one comment make sure you list each thing please! Entries are now being taken until 6pm Thursday, December 29th.
~ Get 1 entry for adding or already being a friend of Inspirations on Facebook.
~ Get 1 entry for adding or already being a friend of Basin Living on Facebook.
~ Get 1 entry for Following this blog (see Follow on the right sidebar).
~ Get 1 entry for sharing this contest/blog on your Facebook wall.
~ Get bonus entries for each of your new friends that "follow" our blog and comment here that you sent them! (1 bonus entry for each friend that FOLLOWS us!)
I hope to see everyone with 5 or more entries...good luck!
*Contest open to Basin area residents only*