I am honored to be the judge of the State Street (btw Bond and Hoyt, Boerum Hill Brooklyn) Pumpkin Carving Contest! Check out the cute BLUE (and red and white) ribbons we will be giving out (judging is tonight, Halloween at 6pm). First place gets 2 tickets to Adams Family, The Musical! Thanks to everyone who came out to the shop today for Trick or Treating, we saw some GREAT costumes! Happy Halloween everyone!!
Archive for October, 2010
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store"
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Paper New York: Build Your Own Big Apple"
LOVE this new book! Each page is a do it yourself pop- out project of a NYC Landmark (20 in all). Including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building (one of my favorite buildings in the world), Brooklyn Bridge (yeahhhh!), the Guggenheim, Citigroup Center (my Dad helped work on this building), Sony (AT&T) Building, Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Flatiron Building, MTA Subway Car, Hayden Planetarium, Whitney Museum, Woolworth Building, United Nations Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center Ice Rink (complete with Ice Skaters), Hot Dog Cart (what would NYC be with out Hot Dog Carts?!), Coney Island Cyclone, Central Park Carriage and a Taxi Cab. VERY FUN! Paper New York: Build Your Own Big Apple- $19.95.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Carbon filters for composters", "Kitchen Composters"
By special customer request we just got in a great kitchen counter-size composter! Start making your own compost straight away by collecting all your organic waste. Comes with Carbon Filter that significantly reduces any organic smells (we also have extra filters sold separately) which is a much nicer way of collecting it all that I grew up with. We would have a (smelly) little trashcan on the countertop, um- no filters, no nothing- just good old rotting food. Rob always says I grew up living “off the grid” before there was even a grid! Anyway, this is a very good looking composter that will fit nicely on your counter (11″ high) to get you started on your merry composting way!! Composter- $24, Carbon Replacement Filters- $13.50.
And IF YOU ARE IN THE ‘HOOD TOMORROW (10/31) PLEASE COME BY FOR TRICK OR TREATING!! WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE EVERYONE’S COSTUMES AND HAVE LOTS OF CANDY FOR EVERYONE WHO COMES IN DRESSED UP!!!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Art History Ruler", "Time Out New York"
Thanks Time Out New York for prominently featuring our Art History Ruler in this week’s Home Design Issue, check it out in the Cool Products/ Affordable Art section-
Need a better look at this cool Ruler? Check it out on our website here, and remember the backside has historical facts about each section of Art History from the Roman days, Chinese and Mayan art, into the Renaissance and Modern Day. $24.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "knitting kits", "Wool and The Gang"
We have a ton of great new items in the shop right now, one of my favorites being these Wool & The Gang Knitting Kits- complete with EVERYTHING you need to make a cool hat, and its all cleverly packaged in a cool Wool & The Gang Bag. Kit includes: 2 balls of 100% Andean Highlands Wool, 15mm wooden needles, Easy-to-follow pattern with knitting instructions, WATG signature patches, Knitter’s sewing needle. The Lion Zion Hat is an extravagent hat like a lion’s mane. Wear the ZION with your head held high and with all the magnetism of a jungle queen! Oh yeahh honey! Enough yarn provided to knit both short and long versions. Rated: EASY! Available in Sherpa Blue, Sandy Beige and Tweed Grey. Great gift for budding DIYer who wants to learn to knit! $85.
Tags: "Gold & Silver Totem Stacking Cups"
I loved these Totem Stacking Cups when they came in White, but now I am BONKERS for them in Gold & Silver. Fun and function at its finest with the cool mugs in awesome stack-able shapes, great for saving space! Gold and Silver Totem Cups- $68. They also come as BOWLS too- $78. I used them for my jewelry, looks pretty amazing on my dresser if I do say so myself. Two for Earrings, one for necklaces, one for my belt buckles (um, yes, I have a belt buckle collection!)
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "RIP Pocket Mirrors"
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Calm from Lollia", "In Love from Lollia", "Lollia Bubble Bath", "Lollia Perfume", "Lollia Shea Butter Hand Cream", "Wish from Lollia"
We just unpacked a ginormous shipment of lovely Lollia beauty items- they are all soo beautiful smelling and beautiful to look at too! Calm Shea Butter Hand Cream, Wish Shea Butter Hand Cream, In Love Shea Butter Hand Cream- the tubes themselves are soo lovely too! We also have the Petite sizes too (make great stocking stuffers!).
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store"
It’s time to get serious for a minute (just a minute!). October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I read some startling statistics in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness flyers floating around– EVERY 69 SECONDS, a woman DIES of breast cancer (that is like every minute!). Breast Cancer will strike 1.3 million women this year and kill almost 500,000, making it the leading cancer killer of women worldwide (info from komen.org). Personally I have had 2 family members die of this awful disease and I just want everyone to remember to HUG your loved ones, SHOW them you LOVE them and do what you can to help prevent this and other cancers from taking over. Spread the love my friends!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Bag of Dinosaurs", "Bag of Outer Space"