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THE ORANGE BLOSSOM RESALE

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ChatterboxBeach has found a home not only on Etsy, but also in an adorable shop called The Orange Blossom Resale in Hampstead, NC. Our handmade crafts fit right at home among the many vendor booths that feature an eclectic array of home décor, jewelry and fashion items. Located in a strip mall on Highway 17, the store is a convenient drive from Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Crystal Coast and Southern beaches. We love to browse each time we add more items to our booth.
The chef hats, scarves, pillows and dishcloths that we sell on Etsy also are featured in the store. Additional items are also available at The Orange Blossom, include paintings, aprons, pocket books, cup cozies, knitted necklaces, wine bags and mini quilts. ChatterboxBeach hopes to add new products each week.
Let the store owner know your favorite ChatterboxBeach items so we can keep them in stock. Let us know what you are looking for, too. We enjoy tackling new projects together.
Contact us anytime at chatterbox_gifts@yahoo.com and stop by The Orange Blossom Resale at 14884 Highway 17, Hampstead NC 28443, (910) 821-1544.
Store hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Monday: Closed
http://www.ChatterboxBeach.etsy.com
http://www.facebook.com/ChatterboxBeachGifts

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Valentines — Out-of-the-Box or Traditional

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Each year I hesitate before reaching for those store-bought valentines that come in a box for the school children and include an extra big card for the teacher. I hate forking out money for something that is going to go … Continue reading

Visualize. Organize.

I cross stitched my New Year's resolution and made a magnet to hang on my refrigerator.

If I want to adopt a resolution for 2012, the goal comes down to two words – visualize and organize.

“Visualize” opens all kinds of creative doors for crafters. We each see the world through our own eyes, so each item we make reflects what we see. We can all follow the same scarf pattern. But if we compare the finished products, they will each end up featuring different sizes, different colors and different flaws.

What I like about crafting is that each time I work on a project, ideas for the next project start flowing through my thoughts and fingertips. I don’t want to lose my passion for the next idea, which is why I am usually working on several projects at once.

This is where the “organize” resolution steps into my craft area. I have all kinds of tools – paper, scissors, fabric, beads; needles, yarn, pencils, patterns. They each need a place, so I can find them when I need them. Otherwise, my projects come to a standstill while I search through drawers and closets. Or even worse, I end up spending money on supplies I already own.

For 2012, I want to visualize and organize. The possibilities are vast.

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Get Skinny, Make Money

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  The meaning of my Christmas tree changes after December 25. The twinkling lights that gave me a feeling of waiting and hope throughout Advent, now inspire me to act and shine brightly in the new year. The possibilities of … Continue reading

First Anniversary Scrapbook

Fill a floral accordion book with newlywed memories.

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating our 1st Anniversary throughout August by highlighting some of our top-selling items and the paper gifts we offer. After all, etiquette says paper is the way to observe a first anniversary!

Fill a beautiful handmade accordion book with memories of your first year together. ChatterboxBeach offers an accordion book covered with pink flowers on one side and a gray background on the other. Both patterns provide a great backdrop for photos, poetry or scrapbooking.

Book comes tied with a special ribbon.

Each of the eight pages measure about 5 inches by 5 inches. Fill the pages on both sides with momentoes from a special occasion or pictures of someone special. The book is tied with a special ribbon.

As a bridesmaid or a friend, I always like to send a little paper something to a bride on her first anniversary. A blank or filled accordion book says “I’m thinking of you” on your first anniversary!

I also like to include accordion books in care packages for college freshmen or give them to friends on their birthday or when they have something unexpected to celebrate.

ChatterboxBeach wants to thank our customers for a great first year. We look forward to highlighting our paper gift products throughout the month.

To see more gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Fill a book with pictures on both sides and display on table as a centerpiece.

Christmas in July — Knitted Angel

Holiday Angel

ChatterboxBeach is wrapping up it’s Christmas in July celebration with a knitted angel with curley hair. This beautiful knitted angel will make a perfect addition to your Christmas decorations this year or a great addition your angel collection to display year round. Her white lace wings compliment the sparkle of her patterned dress, which is hand knitted in a white and metallic silver yarn. At 6 inches tall with an 8-inch wingspan, she stands on her own or you can add a ribbon for a beautiful ornament for your tree. Better yet, add her to the top of your favorite holiday tabletop tree.

 

Thinking about holiday decorating and gift-giving now might offer you more time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family in December. To see more holiday gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Christmas in July — Wearing Red Jewels

Knitted Necklace

When in doubt, buy a piece of jewelry. ChatterboxBeach offers a variety of knitted necklaces in holiday reds.

Beads add texture.

They look great paired with casual and elegant holiday wardrobe pieces. They also make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Bracelets also are available.

 

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating Christmas in July. Thinking about holiday plans and gift-giving now might offer you more time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family in December. We will be featuring Christmas in July products for the rest of the month. To see more holiday gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Christmas in July — Tree Decorations

Display your child's school picture in a frame ornament on the holiday tree.

Each year, the kids and I look forward to placing special ornaments on our Christmas tree. They all hold a special memory. At ChatterboxBeach, we enjoy making different ornaments each year. Our creativity usually soars. This year, we’ve gotten off to a great start.

Homemade spool ornamment

Our selection includes fabric picture frames, word puzzles, sewing spool and seashell ornaments. In addition, SisterM once again has made her popular hand-knit baby Jesus ornaments.

 

Ornaments are a gift in themselves, but they also can be used as party favors, gift toppers and stocking stuffers during the holidays. I also like to give ornaments as wedding gifts.

 

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating Christmas in July. Thinking about holiday plans and gift-giving now might offer you more time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family in December.

Hand-knit baby Jesus ornament

We will be featuring Christmas in July products for the rest of the month. To see more holiday gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Christmas in July — Sticky Note Stuffers

Sticky notes are just the right size for stocking stuffers.

ChatterboxBeach makes a stocking stuffer that will please almost everyone on your list. The gift features 3-inch by 3-inch yellow sticky note pads protected in pleasing covers that combine fabric and paper. They are sold as a set of 3. Children, teens, neighbors, teachers, men, college students and office colleagues will be delighted with a gift that is practical and attractive. Other sticky note sets feature beach and baseball fabrics.

 

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating Christmas in July. Thinking about holiday plans and gift-giving now might offer you more time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family in December. We will be featuring Christmas in July products for the rest of the month. To see more holiday gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!

Christmas in July — A Great Spot for Beverages

Coasters feature holiday fabrics.

When holiday guests arrive, they usually want something to drink. ChatterboxBeach makes beautiful coasters where friends can place their beverages. They come in sets of four and are made with 100 percent cotton fabrics featuring various holiday patterns. Consider giving a set to a neighbor, teacher, aunt or friend.

Coasters come in bright colors.

Display a set on your coffee table, or stuff them in someone’s Christmas stocking.

 

ChatterboxBeach is celebrating Christmas in July. Thinking about holiday plans and gift-giving now might offer you more time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family in December. We will be featuring Christmas in July products for the rest of the month. To see more holiday gifts available from ChatterboxBeach, visit

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterboxBeach?ga_search_query=ChatterboxBeach&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Enjoy browsing!