Every year people have asked why we are not OPEN in the afternoon of Turkey Day. It seems that Allen Farms always opening the afternoon of Thanksgiving and the ladies went shopping and the men watched Football.
As we are mostly ready, and the blue laws don’t apply to stores under 10,000 sq. ft. , Anne will try it and see what happens. You note that I said Anne will try it because I will be the only one here. So we’ll see how many read this blog and get the drift. There will be a special for only those arriving on Thursday from 3PM on till eight.
New fairies (all 96 of them) arrived while my computer had a fit. New hand creme from your favorite “The Naked Bee” and that’s not me. Hundreds of new arcylic ornaments, tons of Candy (and remember our annual sale of buy $20 and get $5 FREE) is on. Lots of fudge, Peach Blossoms, Chocolate Candy Sticks, Dark Chocolate Vanilla Drops, Peanut Butter Carmel Cups, Licorice (Red & Black). Bagged Salt Water Taffy, and of course, Mary Jane.
New Ducks arrived from Minnesota the first of the month, so you have many the choose from. Cases of new soaps from France, and of course, new Christmas Greens and Garlands for your decorating needs.
Those rice lights are in good supply (the dancing ones) and multi -colored rice lights are new this year. Signs are in and more are coming. If you want large signs, you will have to order.
Don’t forget the Festival of Trees in Westbrook from December 7 to December 14. We will have a tree there. I will be in Rowley, Mass. at the Pine Grove School on December 7.
So check our Facebook Page facebook/sunrise corner for current information as it comes in.
I know you don’t want to hear that just two days before Halloween, but it’s the truth. Only three weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Arriving daily are some new beautiful permanent greens for X-mas. We didn’t add to our greens last year, but these were too beautiful to resist.
I am working on the trees in the three story antique house, redoing some of the trees and setting a new theme in two of the rooms. A large order of Yankee Candles arriving soon, and the French Soaps order is next, then Stonewall Kitchen.
Remember we have more MOXIE Jam from Mechanic Falls, and have designs several new corporation gift bags, all the products MADE in the United States. We have almost moved totally to European, Canadian and American products except for our Florals. So stop by and BUY AMERICAN here. Gift packages 8.95 and up, Bath and Body Products from France starting at $1.50, and of course our BEESWAX, made here. See us on FACEBOOK, several times a week.
Maine Made Jam
During the summer last year and again this year, several customers requested what some call “sponge candy”. I did some research and have found some right in Massachusetts. This, so called “sponge” candy, is also known as “puff” candy, seaform, fairy food candy or honey comb candy.
Puff candy is sugar, corn syrup, salt and baking soda. It rises and when eaten is crunchy on the outside and dissolves in your mouth. This candy is not presently available year round but at Christmas time. It also is available in honey, gingerbread, vanilla, and chocolate. We have the original molassas.
This company also makes peanut butter ribbon candy, but must be picked up as it does not ship well. So now you know the story!!!!!
So stop by the get yourself some “puff” candy, the old fashioned kind.
Third story house completely lite, gourds all here, ice cream being served for last time this weekend – Columbus Day Weekend.
Free Root Beer Float from our ON TAP Root Beer, Witch’s Brew Fudge done and ready to go and a new flavor – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fudge.
Corn stalks here and going out, and new Candy Order to arrive on Friday. BUSY, BUSY and more MOXIE Jam here. WOW!!! Come See US.
Leaves turning here this week, people from California here yesterday and said N.H. almost past it’s peak. New Moxie Jam in and very popular along with the pumpkin fudge which is all gone till Friday. Witch’s Brew is on it’s last legs and I made 18 lbs. of it.
Two new orders of gourds arrived since my last post. The new battery operated gourds will be here hopefully today. I will try to post a picture.
New lighting arriving for your fall decorating needs along with more silicone covered lighting which will pass for great Halloween pieces.
All Week is American Craft Week, so check for Open Galleries and Craft Shops celebrating their crafts and holding Open Houses. Check Maine Craft Assoc. website for listing.
The leaves are starting to turn, and the leaf peepers are here and color is abound. Lots of new pictures available on our facebook/sunrisecorner page and the fudge shelf is full of Pumpkin, Pumpkin Nut, Orange/Chocolate Truffle and, of course, our FAMOUS Witch’s Brew. Made two pans on Saturday and one pan gone already.
New candies in the Candy Shoppe including Strawberry Covered Yogurt Pretzels, Blue Raspberry Donuts, more Chocolate Babies and Chocolate Covered Gummie Bears. Glo pops for the kids and more Smog Balls in the Bag. So check out the “penny candy” selection. Also have a large assortment of Molasses, Peanut Butter taffy (Mary Jane’s).
Two orders of gourds have arrived since the last posting, so new Party Treats which are about 2 inches and new battery powered Casper Jacks and Witchs in the smaller gourd, just like Koal the cat.
Just the start of apple picking and we were slammed with repeat customers informing us of the excellent picking and the abundance of fruit on the tree. We had reports in the Candy Store from Limerick, Cornish, Turner, Sidney and Standish. Libby’s is also still picking raspberries and blueberries and Sunday was to bonanza day with over 100 customers coming here on their trips to and from. Lot’s of excited kids of all sizes for ice cream and of course “Penny Candy”. Lots of new product arrived today and last week. My friend Richard sent his order of hand carved “Black Birds” on a stick and on deer antlers, man these are cool.
Will make “Witch’s Brew” fudge hopefully, this week, which means pumpkin fudge will be made. New combination of peanut butter with Ghirardelli semi bits and Heath Bar Crunch on top.
New order of gourds arrived last week, and Mr and Mrs Bones have been a big hit. New witch’s sequin hat to decorate the tree and you can even wear these. Make a great New Year’s Eve Party hat.
Have been ordering supplies for the Witch’s Party on Final Friday and our Annual Open House on Thanksgiving Weekend. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page as I post there more often with short messages.
My computer says it’s “59degrees” what happened?????
Signs, signs and more signs arrived yesterday. Have been lax in getting the inventory done but tis here!!!! all 144 of them, and the ordering isn’t done.
S’Mores Ice Cream is here from Giffords and Pumpkin’s coming next. AND speaking of pumpkins, 30# of mellowcreme pumpkins and your favorite vegetable “CANDY CORN” is arriving today via Albany.
Almost all the rice lights are in for Christmas, along with the new battery operated candles in five colors. Have a Good Weekend and stop by for a treat on us.