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Making the Most of Fall in Your Home


fall centerpiece


Fall is a time of year that brings back many memories- the first day of school, the start of crisp sweater weather days, applesauce simmering on the stove… we could go on for days! It seems like taking the time to really appreciate these moments came easier as kids. Now fall is just another season filled with deadlines and booked schedules. It doesn’t have to be that way though! Here are few quick, easy, and thrifty ways to make the most of fall:

-       Brighten up your kitchen table with a fall themed centerpiece. This could be as easy as a bowl of fresh apples from the farmer’s market or as elaborate as custom-made piece (from Thornberry Cottage, of course!). This way every time you pass by your table, your eye will catch that splash of color

-       Take a minute to fill your home with the smells of fall when you know you are going to be around the house for a few hours. If you are feeling ambitious, place some Aspen Mulling Spices on the stove for a tasty treat later. If you are short on time, you can simply light a candle. Our favorites for fall are Colonial Candle’s Pumpkin Pie and Spiced Apple Toddy.

-       Find those dusty pictures of your own first day of school and frame them next to those of your family. It will be a conversation starter if they look anything like my own school pictures!

-       Tuck a fragrance sachet, like Greenleaf’s cinnamon, in a hot pad and place in your oven. Then, whenever you open the oven, you’ll get a quick whiff of a yummy!


The girls of Thornberry Cottage would be happy to help you find just the right piece to add some autumn spark to your home. Come visit us and explore the possibilities!

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Get Ready, Set, Go! Sidewalk Sale 2013

IMG_0357Mark your calendars and if they are already marked, then reschedule your commitments because Thursday, August 8 at 9:00am is the start of our annual SIDEWALK SALE!! Heck, you might want to even come early and scope out the goodies from behind the ribbon barrier. You do not want to miss this chance at scoring some great deals at Thornberry!

Our Thornberry girls have been setting aside gems all year long for this event. You will find discounts from 30% to 80% on discontinued, seasonal, and one of a kind items. This event is a customer favorite! Each year we know we can count on seeing familiar faces waiting for the shotgun start. So, look around your house- you know you could use a new throw pillow for the couch or a print for the kitchen or maybe you don’t even know what you are missing yet.

We will also be holding our Customer Appreciation Sale inside the store. Most merchandise is 20% with only a few exceptions. This is the time to make a move on that special item you have been thinking about.


Our mall neighbors will also be celebrating the Sidewalk Sale along with many other businesses in the Howard-Suamico area, so don’t forget to check them out! The Sidewalk Sale and Customer Appreciation Sale will run through August 10th.

Color Trends from Atlanta

New bags from cinda b.I am fresh off the plane from Atlanta with ideas and inspiration for the coming seasons. Soon you will be seeing merchandise in Thornberry Cottage from this trip, like new scarves and jewelry, but much of my ordering was done for the fall, holiday and even spring months! Sometimes it is hard to look at snowflakes and Easter bunnies when the weather outside is so hot, but it definitely keeps me on my toes! I always look forward to this time of year when I get to pack my bags and check out the trends from across the country.

My mother, Jean, and I used to travel to some of the smaller, regional markets together, but it seems that the grandkids are taking up more of her time these days. So, I recruited my ever faithful and helpful husband, Bob, to come along to Atlanta this year. It turns out having him there to help lug around my growing briefcase through the market was a smart choice. He was also a pretty good dinner companion after a long days work ;)

At market I get to look at many styles and take a gamble on which new looks will succeed in our area. I think that we will be seeing more indigo blue for spring. It looks great just paired with white or even accompanied by natural elements such as bleached wood and seashells. For the Easter season, I think we will continue to see the bright pastels that have been popular, but less pinks in the mix.




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