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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: clean slate

There is nothing more invigorating, revitalizing and inspiring than the promise of a brand new year. While I am not one to make new year’s “resolutions” as such, I am all for mapping out new projects, getting (and staying) organized, adopting better/healthier habits and vowing to stop and smell more roses. We’ll see how the latter goes….but back to the clean slate!\ In the shops...



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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: how to shop a sale

Today marks the start of our making-room-for-the-new sale – a biannual event at the end of our Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons when we clean house and begin making room for new arrivals. This was a great season for us in terms of fit and flattering style,  which means there are a lot of winners on these racks if you are lucky enough to find your size: the thrill of the hunt! While...



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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: resort

  The best thing about the first day of winter is the arrival of our early resort deliveries - just in time for a holiday getaway or to fill someone’s Christmas box with the promise of spring! I adore these early collections when the sweater weight lightens up a bit and the colors are so delicious and flattering – irresistible, really. We have one ribbed sleeve cashmere coat...



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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: baubles, bangles, and beads

My sisters and I have loved accessories for as long as I can remember. Our creative mother was a master at the art of accessorizing. We each inherited her passion and found ourselves chuckling over the holiday weekend when my two year old great niece could not be separated from her ropes of pearls (from our  family costume jewelry stash) and two spiral elastic glow-in-the-dark bracelets (which...



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TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: sparkle

While this could be considered the sparkliest of all seasons, I must confess that my wardrobe and make-up bag are never without a sprinkling of glitter year-round. A little sparkle can brighten the dullest day, wake-up an ordinary outfit, and bring out the twinkle in your eyes – like magic! The shop is always full of shimmering options this time of year, but think out of the box and...



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Virginia Cocktail Peanuts

Virginia Cocktail Peanuts are here just in time for the upcoming holiday parties or just a few nibbles with your significant other. We have several flavors and sizes to choose from. From the classic Mountain Salt to Dark or Milk Chocolate. I’m sure we have something that will satisfy your taste buds. These make excellent hostess gifts too! See you soon. ~Gloria



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Dovecote Style Gift Guide: Gifts Under $100

We've made a little round-up of some of our favorite gift ideas for under $100. These gems are sure to bring smiles! DIFF Eyewear—our new favorite line of sunglasses, DIFF is a company that, while stylish and comfortable, also gives back. For each pair sold, they donate a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need. LOVE! If you haven’t checked out our collection yet, we suggest zipping into...



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Gracie Cat in a bike basket

TRUST ME…YOU’LL LOVE THIS: young at heart

There is nothing quite as magical as a children’s shop during the holidays, so I am especially excited to share Sprout’s first Christmas with all of you! We opened Sprout this past spring with our focus on wee ones from newborn to age three, but this time of year we are chock-full of fun for anyone young at heart! Our wall of animal friends from Hazel Village brings joy to everyone who...



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Alimrose Dolls: The Perfect First Dollie

Every little one needs their first “Dolly” especially with the holidays coming up. Alimrose offers all sorts of personalities dressed in imported fabrics and real wool yarn for their locks, these soooo soft collectibles are perfect for even newborns. Sprout, our boutique children's shop, is home to these precious dolls. Please come in and visit with Yvette, Aurelie and Ballerina Swan just to...



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Gracious Hospitality nightcap

TRUST ME…..YOU’LL LOVE THIS: gracious hospitality

‘Tis the start of “guest season,” and those extra beds that lay unoccupied  much of the year will soon be filled with kids home from college, friends passing through or family settling in for the holidays. My husband and I especially enjoy making our houseguests feel welcome and pampered at WinsHill, and sometimes even the smallest gesture can turn a simple overnight into a lasting...



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