For 10 years, our shop in this little white house in Leesburg, VA was THE place to be on Thanksgiving night. We hosted a post-Turkey-Dinner party at the shop, which became a fun Thanksgiving tradition for our customers and us. This was back before all of the big box retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving, back … Continue reading Our Family Photo Tree Thanksgiving Tradition
Before the turkey goes in the oven, before the potatoes are mashed, before the craziness of the holiday season kicks into high gear, I just wanted to take a moment to say: Last Thanksgiving, we were still putting the finishing touches on our new shop, All Things New Again in Leesburg. We debated whether or … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
I hear the same complaints as you do about the retail world rushing the holiday season. Christmas trees up before school even starts! Carols playing in October! Rush ... Rush ... RUSH! Well ... It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at All Things New Again in Leesburg too! I must confess … Continue reading Midnight Madness is coming … Thanksgiving Night
The other day all four grandchildren (and their moms) came to visit. I was sitting at my kitchen table holding 10-month-old Shane while the other kids circled around and around banging drums, blowing horns and shaking the maracas Dave collected for "Pop's Band". The parade was a little disorganized and loud---VERY LOUD!--- but it was … Continue reading Giving Thanks With A Grateful Heart
I keep seeing a sign floating around Facebook urging people NOT to shop on Thanksgiving because it prevents people who work in retail from spending time with their family and friends on this special day. I appreciate the sentiment, but I've been opening our shop on Thanksgiving night for the past eight years. I can't … Continue reading Thanksgiving Party at Our Place!