Thursday, July 29, 2010

More about our roots

In today's East Dallas Times - read more about how we got our start by clinking on the link below.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Building A "Neighborhood"

Sometimes you can build a neighborhood by connecting to the people around you - this Saturday - we are connecting with our new neighbors just a few blocks north of us - Avenue Barket - and The Corner Market - to create a fun event - The Dog Days Of Summer. 

We are looking forward to meeting more our neighbors on Saturday and their four-legged friends, too.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summertime is Picnic Time!

These colorful paper plates will brighten up any outdoor dining this summer - buy one set of plates and napkins for a total of $9.99 - reg. $6.99 each.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Come see our new look - we have added a wooden awning out front this week and have repainted the front of the studio a bright white - and while you probably won't notice it, we have removed the Ole Moon awning that was mounted to the top of the building.

However, since we believe in re-purposing - we have donated the Ole Moon awning, with the logo, to the Promise of Peace Community Garden to use as their awning for an outdoor theater which is being constructed as a community project and will be named the Ole Moon Theater. An East Dallas icon has a second life!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our New Look Continues

We are still working on our arbor for the front of the shop - we will have new pictures to post later this week - stay turned!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Itsy-Bitsy Totes Just Arrived!

We have just received Itsy-Bitsy Totes in 4 different colors - tons of uses - perfect as lunch bag, gift bag, or mini purse - water resistant on the inside - magnetic clasp - and the best part - they are only $11.99 - better hurry - these are selling fast!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Our Look is About To Change

For years, people have driven by the Ole Moon with it's burgundy canopy and logo overhead. When we took over the space, we 'rolled up' the canopy to hide the logo so we have our name on the building. The time has finally come for us to take the canopy down and replace it with our own canopy.

We are donating the Ole Moon canopy to the Promise of Peace Community Garden on Gaston Ave and they are going to use it as the front of the stage they are building - which will become the Ole Moon Theater. An icon of East Dallas will have a new life in a new space.

Watch for a posting next week with our 'new look' or better yet - come see it!

Friday, July 9, 2010

FaceBook Postings

Over the past week, we have begun to post new products, information and special features and promotions. If you aren't a fan yet, sign up today! And check out our Friday Blowout!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hats off to summer!

Well, maybe it should be hats on! Since all the hot weather, we decided to bring in a line of hats for the summer - This collection includes several different styles like the one shown here. All the hats have an interior drawstring to adjust the size. This hat is lightweight, washable and crushable.... All hats are $39.99 each. Come in today and try one on!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FirePots Remain hot (literally)!

FirePots remain one of our best selling items in the studio this summer! We are almost sold out but more are on the way - we are expecting a new shipment at the end of the month. Plus, we should have Citronello fire gel by the end of month. 

Speaking of Citronella - the oil is extracted from Cymbopogon nardus  or Citronella Grass which is native to southeast Asia - the the scent of oil from the citronella grass repels blood-feeding mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Anna Clark Interviewed in Dallas Business Journal

Local author, Anna Clark, was interviewed in The Dallas Business Journal last week. In the interview Anna discussed the importance of sustainability and entrepreneurship.

To learn more about Anna and her work - check our her website.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Rainy 4th!

This is not the July 4th everyone planned - cloudy and rain - now is a good time to check our our rain chains and rain gauges - both make great gifts if you have a special birthday or housewarming coming up.

Plus, all our remaining 4th of July items are now 40% off - come in today!


In the retail world, the end of June marks the end of the second quarter and we look forward to the next two quarters! Last week, I spend 3 days at the Dallas Market looking for the new and interesting items to make the last half of the year - our best half! And I have found so many great new items - lots of gift ideas and interesting pieces to spruce up your home this holiday season. Stay turned and will be revealing our new finds over the next several months - this year promises to end on a high note!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thanks for coming last night!

Thanks everyone who came out last night and supported our 'Life is Good in America' event to benefit the Promise of Peace Garden. And in case you missed it - Matt Barron played last night and he was going be working on a CD to include many of the songs he performed at Downing Hill last night - which we will have available for sell - watch for Downing Hill Garden Music CD coming soon. In the meantime, here is Matt's website for future play dates.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life Is Good In America Event for Promise of Peace Community Garden

Start your 4th of July weekend off with a BANG at our 'Life Is Good In America' event benefiting Promise of Peace Community Garden. Enjoy an evening of snacks from the garden along with other goodies, wine from Ten Times Cellers, and music provided by Matt Barron. Join us Thursday, July 1 from 5-9pm and Downing Hill will donate 10% of our total sales during the event back to the garden to provide funding for educational programs.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer is finally here!

It's been a long time coming - but summer is finally here and we have a number of new items for summer entertaining.

One of my favorite items are our bamboo 'paper plates' - it makes being green a real picnic! Stop by and see all our new items - just in time for summer.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Fever Is Around The Corner

Finally, we are in the first week of March so we know that spring has to be around the corner - the only signs of spring has been some of the new merchandise we ordered at the January market has started to arrive - if you haven't been in the shop in a while - come in and get a bit of spring fever.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Best Gift of All

This past Christmas, my two daughters surprised me with a wonderful – and very thoughtful – gift, a horseshoe. And for many dads this may not seem like such a special gift but for me it has a very special meaning. A few years ago, I read a book titled, Lucky or Smart – which I have quoted from many times. The book is now out of print but the main message of the book is to be smart enough to know when you are lucky – and I am very lucky to have two very special daughters. The reason they wanted me to have the horseshoe was to hang it above the front door of our new shop – for good luck. They wrote a special message on the back that I will treasure forever. So, the next time you in the shop, look above the door, and know that I am smart enough to know just how lucky I am. Wishing you all Good Luck this New Year.