Monday, November 14, 2011

The other day

The other day a lady was in and said, "I guess this isn't the place to come if you need a gift that costs $20 or less." We said, " au contraire", and in less than 3 minutes we had the entire counter filled up and could have filled it up at least 6 more times or even more.

Hand crafted in the USA does not always mean expensive.

Of course some things are just inherently expensive to create - like blown glass - the equipment is expensive - $30,000 just to start.  Or gold jewelry - today gold is $1770 an ounce. In 2000 it was $300. And so on.

Today we got in another thing we could have put on the counter. Hummingbird, dragonfly and butterfly magnets - handcrafted in North Carolina - $4.75 - each identified with the species - natural colors - printed both front and back and covered with acrylic that makes them look like glass.

We also got a beautiful tree to display them on.

In a few days I'll post 15 gifts for $15 or less - like I said, this will be a short list and we have lots more than that!

Every year we hear "I should have started my gift shopping here!"

You can too click here!

1 comment:

  1. Great blog post, Jan. I used some of it over on the Our New Bern Facebook page, this morning!