Chickens in the Basement

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Friday, January 23, 2009

SuzAnna's Newsletter...My second to last one!

Hey Ya'll!

We all survived the snow. I have laughed at some of our northern-transplant friends who have said, "That wasn't snow! It was only 4 inches!" Welcome to North Carolina...the land of the quick! buy-milk-and-bread-shut-everything-down-and-stay-at-home-it's-going-to-snow-state!

Even though we were closed two days this week, lots has been happening. Linda officially has her own booth. You will quite easily be able to pick out her unique, quirky style. Gary and Teresa have moved to a larger booth in the back. They arrived before we opened and were still at the shop when I left. It was looking really good. I can't wait to see the final results. Make sure you see the white chimney cupboard with fruit decoupaged on the front. It's my favorite! Lynn has re-done her booth, too. New furniture and new smalls can be found. Very pretty! And Jeannie was hard at work when I left. The things I saw coming out of her van were very girly and pretty. In the office, we have a new dealer. There is only one way to describe his hand towels...SMART-ASS! (pardon my language) You are guaranteed a laugh and find the perfect gift for a friend!

There are a couple of sales this weekend, too. Any chairs belonging to SuzAnna's are 25% off. This includes those found inside and out. Also, you know those pretty metal chandeliers with hand-painted flowers? They were $199. They can be yours for $175 each. I'm ready to change the lighting in every room in my house! Ya'll want to see my husband have a melt-down?

We have lots of farm tables, each with their own unique style. The obvious use for these would be in the kitchen. But, think bigger! A smaller one could be your computer desk. The one in my living room had it's legs shortened so it could be a coffee table. Use one on your back deck as a potting table. Put one in the play room for board games, puzzles and crafts. I have a pretty black one in my basement waiting for space in the shop and Nancy has one in her garage. If you want to see either one, let me know and I'll e-mail photos.

Check out our blog! If you can tell me the subject matter of this weeks For Sale Friday, you'll get your choice of dip for FREE while supplies last! Just add cream cheese and butter. Just click here... This is the easiest contest you will ever win! Jenny has done another wonderful job on creating and maintaining this blog.

Linda still has room on her schedule to help you with any projects around the house. Organization, re-decoration or re-creation...she can do it all! Plus, Linda's own style of therapy comes along with it. One thing I learned from her is this song that is sung to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It...If you don't love it, want it, need it, let it go. There is more to it, but I'll let her sing it to you. Call the shop to get on her calendar...844-2652.

As you guys know, I will be leaving SuzAnna's at the end of the month. This is my last weekend at SuzAnna's (until Susie needs me to fill in so she can go on vacation!). Come by and chat if you have a few minutes. The hardest part of making this decision was knowing that I won't regularly see all of the wonderful people I have met over the last 3 years. SuzAnna's has been one of the best things I've had the pleasure of being involved in. Thank ya'll for making SuzAnna's the cutest, funnest antique shop in Raleigh. Susie is going to keep the fun going!

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend.

Anna and Susie


SuzAnna's Antiques
9300 Durant Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 844-2652

The cutest dang shop in Raleigh!


Mary said...

....and it was you who did so much to make it "the cutest dang shop in Raleigh"!! (And of course it always will be because of super Susie).

I didn't mean to make you cry - but I will truly miss you being there as much. I hope this Spring, when the weather turns the garden into a thing of beauty again, you WILL come to tea in the gazebo. By then, perhaps the boys will need you a little less.........and, if the afternoon doesn't work, you can come for "elevenses" which is the other British custom of coffee or tea at 11 AM. If neither work, doggone it Anna - let Tony mind them when he gets home then come on over and we'll open a good bottle of wine and eat something Italian!!!!!

Hey, just realized looking back at that last photo on the post - the bedroom - everything in the photo came from SuzAnna's!! The chandelier, the shutters, Sam's framed tapestry and Tracey's white frame! How about that!

See you soon.
Hugs - Mary.

susie said...

Woohoo! I have set mom up so she can comment!! YEAH!!!