Thursday, October 19, 2006

Last Weekend Before Christmas Comes Out!

Boy does time fly! We've still got some fantastic Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving items at the store, but if that's what you're looking for you'd better be quick! Starting this coming Monday evening we'll be starting to convert the store over to Christmas! Why so early? The upcoming Holiday Open House on November 11 & 12, of course! And with SO MUCH Christmas stuff, we are anticipating a VERY long conversion.

That said, we KNOW you'll love Christmas at The Patch this year! The store will be a Christmas wonderland, full of goodies and gifts for those on your list as well as yourself. And with all our regular stock out on the floor this season you'll still be able to get all your favorite things!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Harvest Festival Summary!

This past weekend was the Annual Harvest Festival at Country Village, and BOY was it fantastic! There were pony and train rides for kids as well as an inflatable "bouncy" castle, and a face painter. On Saturday Japanese drummers took the stage in the afternoon, and a belly dancing festival went late into the night. Sunday saw Valentine's Performing Pigs on stage, and our close friend Gary McKibben Black Belt Magician entertaining crowds right in front of The Patch. For those of you who missed Gary, he'll be performing again on Saturday October 28th during the day at the store for our Happy Halloween Party - you and your kids will BOTH love Gary! In addition to all of this, there was a great craft show with everything from jewelry to paintings, fresh squeezed cider to fresh produce and fresh flowers.
If you missed the Harvest Festival, then mark two things down on your calendar right now - our Happy Halloween Party (October 27, 28, 29) and Country Village's Holiday Open House (November 11, 12) - you don't want to miss either of these events!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Essay Contest for our Newsletter!

If you don't yet receive "From The Patch," you're missing out. October's newsletter was 16 pages of craft projects, decorating tips, recipes, event information, news, products, coupons, and so much more! One thing we'd really like to do with "From The Patch" is to get the involvement of you, our customers. To help facilitate that, we're holding an Essay Contest! The details are below - we hope you're participate!
Each newsletter will now feature a question relating to homemaking, gardening, celebrating, the seasons, and any other aspect of simple country living that we can think of. The winning letter will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Weed Patch.
For this quarter's newsletter, we'd like to know:
"What Makes Your House a Home?"
Send us a note with your most creative ideas and best tips, and you could be published in the next newsletter. Send in your answers to our question along with your name, address, phone number or email address to: 814 238th St. SE Suite A Bothell, WA 98021. Submit by email at, or even by fax if you'd prefer: our fax number is 1-801-640-5804.
Deadline for submitting an entry: October 31, 2006
Enteries must be original and will be judged on:
  • creativity
  • quality
  • practicality
  • originality
Content may be edited for style, length, and clarity. No purchase is necessary to take part in the fun. The winner will be announced in our December Newsletter.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Loreena McKennitt soon to release a new album!

One of our favorite artists, Loreena McKennit, is close to releasing her newest studio recording. Loreena is a Canadian singer/composer who spends years researching her music. Primarily a Celtic artist, she blends music from around the world into truly moving pieces. Her newest album is titled "An Ancient Muse" and blends Scottish and Irish balladry with musical influence from Scandinavia to Spain, Greece to Turkey. "An Ancient Muse" will be released in mid-November.
Loreena's music is absolutely fantastic - come by the store to hear a sample! We stock all of Loreena's Albums:
  • Elemental (Quinlan Road, 1985)
  • To Drive The Cold Winter Away (Quinlan Road, 1987)
  • Parallel Dreams (Quinlan Road, 1987)
  • The Visit (Quinlan Road, 1991)
  • The Mask And Mirror (Quinlan Road, 1994)
  • A Winter Garden: Five Songs For The Season (Quinlan Road, 1995)
  • The Book Of Secrets (Quinlan Road, 1997)
  • Live In Paris And Toronto (Quinlan Road, 1999)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Black Belt Magician at The Patch!

Our close friend Gary McKibben will be at The Weed Patch on Sunday October 8th from 1:30pm - 5pm performing magic that the entire family is sure to enjoy! Gary is a friendly, funny entertainer who performs locally. Come check him out!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Annual Harvest Festival

September has been an amazing month, with so much new product that you could literally come in every day and see something new! We've added more Fall & Halloween items, including fantastic gourds that will be color and interest to any home.

Our best newsletter to date should go into the mail this next week, so if you're not on the mailing list be sure to click the link on the top bar and sign up. It's got coupons, recipes, craft projects, home decorating tips, event information, and SO much more! Tell your friends, too - I'm sure they'll love it!

One week from today is the first of a two day annual festival here at Country Village - the Harvest Festival. There's live music, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, train and pony rides, freshly squeezed apple cider . . . it's a family event that you just shouldn't miss! Saturday October 7 from 10am - 6pm (We're here 'til 8!) & Sunday October 8 from 11am - 5pm (We're here 10 - 6!)

Come out and check it out!