This Sunday will be the shop’s 2 year anniversary- very exciting!! Turns out the whole neighborhood is throwing us a party since it’s the Atlantic Antic on Sunday (10/4) as well. The Antic is the biggest streetfair in Brooklyn and runs the length of Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to 4th Avenue, 10-6pm, Rain or Shine. It is a fun way to spend the day for the whole family. Even though we are not right on the Avenue please come join us for some special surprises (more of these later in the week) and to celebrate a wonderful two years. Thank you for all your support!
Archive for September, 2009
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Atlantic Antic"
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Improv Everywhere", "Invisible Dog Art Space", "Invisible Dogs in Brooklyn"
photo from Katie Sokoler via Flickr
Just when I thought I’d “seen” everything, I saw a bunch of people with Invisible Dogs walking down the street in Brooklyn on Sunday. Remember those crazy leashes that where really popular in the 80′s? Right around the time of Pet Rocks… Anyway, the first time I saw one I was on the phone and had to do a serious double take, but then when I saw several more I realized something was up. Turns out it was part of a “Improv Everywhere” event with over 2,000 participants. People met at the Invisible Dog Art Space at 51 Bergen St., Brooklyn- which used to be the factory where the Invisible Dog leashes were produced. Everyone involved stuck to their stories about “adopting the dogs,” good cover people! You can read more about the event here, maybe you will be part of the next one! (I know some people that were part of the No Pants! Subway ride-crazy fun!)
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
Another movie from a book that is actually out NOW is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – the classic children’s book. This book is very fun & clever and a great addition to everyone’s library (and we just got more back in stock!). $16.95.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Tintin posters"
More art for your walls: Some of my favorites at the shop basically fell into my lap and then there are others that I had to HUNT DOWN because I became obsessed over them and HAD TO HAVE THEM FOR THE SHOP PRONTO. These wonderful Tintin posters are an example of my hardwork – and they look even better than I could have hoped for! We are re-doing some of the artwork around the shop (since the bookcovers basically all sold out and are no longer available- see my note below for exceptions) and these Tintin posters gave the shop some real flavor-flav.
All posters are 27.5″ x 19.6″ and are $34 unframed ($125 framed, available framed in shop only) on high quality paper. All are available online.
p.s. Book cover update- we have a few more left and they are all 50%. Here’s what we have- A Streetcar Named Desire & Mrs. Dollaway (both available unframed and framed), A Hundred Years of Solitude (unframed only). FRAMED- now $50, UNFRAMED- now $15. email me at email@example.com if you want one!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Keep Calm and Rock On"
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Hooded Towels for kids", "Towel Tubbies"
We just got in the cutest hooded towels for kids- love the crab (above) plus we have a Dog, Pink poodle, Horse, Frog, Alligator, Pink Poodle and a Duck. Soo cute and very soft. What a wonderful gift. Wish they were in my size! $42.50 each.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Minimergency Kit"
Gotta love when a customer sends you an email with the subject “AWESOME!” – which is exactly what I got the other day from our customer/friend Lolly after she bought the Minimergency kit. She took a picture (above) of all the stuff that fit in the little silver container and said that the “Minimergancy kit helps a girl stay a lady-like in the big city! It saved my dignity on many occasions!” We have been selling a ton of them and just got more in stock- here is a full picture and list of everything in the little (3.5″ x 1.75″ x 2.5″) kit:
Contents: Hairspray, Clear Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Emery Board, Lip Balm, Earring Backs, Clear Elastics, Sewing Kit, Double-Sided Tape, Stain Remover, Deodorant Towelette, Pain Reliever, Tampon, Breath Freshener, Dental Floss, and Adhesive Bandages. All that is swanky silver case for $10.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Glow Bangles"
Light up the night with this set of 15 glow bangle bracelets.
Keep the night rockin’ with some flourescent love circles. $5.95 for set of 15.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Kushies Baby toys", "Rock-a-bye Baby cd's", "Sophie the Giraffe", "Wee Gallery Cards"
With all the babies sprouting up in the ‘hood we have STOCKED up on great baby gifts and toys! We just got in Sophie the Giraffe, above, the wonderful teether that is a made of 100% natural rubber and non-toxic food paint (No chemicals softener; parabens, PVC, phtalates, BPA (bisphenol-A in cute Sophie). Her squeaker and flexible body have been keeping babies amused since 1961!
We also got a bunch of fun baby toys from Kushies. These award winning toys are fun for babies to play with while their “progressive design stimulates the recruitment of a greater variety of brain cells than traditional baby products, which helps to create a more open-minded, flexible thinker.”
Plus we have the ENTIRE LINE of Wee Gallery cards in stock- including new ones: PETS and WOODLAND ANIMALS. And as usual we also have a large assortment of Rock-a-Bye Baby Cd’s in stock (including a new one from Aerosmith with liner notes from Steven Tyler- he is psyched to play this one for his grandson!). Sophie the Giraffe- $24, Rattles- $9.95, Fuzzi Lovebug- $23.95, Linko Iota- $17.95, Wee Gallery Cards-$14, Rock-a-Bye Baby cd’s- $18.