New Year’s Eve 2016 and News to Use!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for letting us be part of your family’s celebrations and for choosing to support local artists, authors, craftsmen and farmers!

This year, we had so very many customers come in and reminisce about things that their family members made over the holidays. The power of smell is such a strong thing and can unearth the most wonderful memories and fascinating stories. When someone starts to remember a moment like that-encourage them! Hear them out, write down the recipe or the method or the name! I learn something new about food and baking every day and consider it a “day lost when a recipe is not jotted down in her binder…” (“Jane of Lantern Hill” L.M. Montgomery).

We will reopen New Year’s Eve for treats for your holiday, a chance to stock up before we close for a minute and for some INSANE SALES!  As is our tradition, in January we close to do inventory and renovations. Not for long-usually just a week! This year’s renovations are in preparation for our late Spring surprise! So it won’t really make sense until then BUT I am getting a new sink-so that’s fun! (I will take this moment to preach part of our “mission statement”. When I say “new equipment” it is ALWAYS used as I am a firm believer in recycling and supporting local and I am madly smitten with Cape Fear Restaurant Equipment. For those of you who long for more professional, functional kitchen tools, this is the place to go. They welcome home cooks as readily as they do crazy people like me. Actually, they would probably prefer you 🙂


*Books buy 2 get 1 free (excludes the super rare collection). NO. LIMIT. Dealers welcome.

*Sprecher’s 2 packs for $12

*Sara Webster Jewelry $5 off earrings, $10 off necklaces


Our neighbor Sandy Toes Boutique  has some delightful sales going on as well 50-75% off of some incredible clothes and accessories!

New Year’s Eve Menu!

Silver-n-Gold luck cookies-our constantly sold out Russian Tea Cakes, rolled in both gold and silver sanding sugars are a delicious accompaniment to champagne or make a lovely hostess gift. 12 to a box. $10

Make A Wish Cake-tender 4 layer  vanilla cake studded with raspberries filled with a mascarpone cream layered with champagne soaked blackberries frosted with vanilla bean buttercream and topped with sparkling pearl sugar $32.00 (my personal favorite :)!)

Chocolate is Timeless-much like a chocolate ice box cake-this lovely and decadent cake features thin layer of chocolate cake filled with alternating layers of Nutella, fresh whipped cream and chocolate mousse. Frosted with chocolate buttercream and decorated with the hands of the clock to ring in the New Year-this cake is festive and delicious! (This cake is usually Shawn’s birthday cake!) $35

Cheddar Pigs-6 for $4 ‘cuz what’s a party without a pig?

Kale Cornbread-honoring 2 Southern superstitions at once! Eating greens and cornbread on New Year’s Day is a must in our house! kale flecked bacon cornbread $6.50

As always, please order ahead. or 910.254.1110

*this selection is also available for delivery to Epic Food Co on New Year’s Eve morning. Pricing will vary slightly. Must be pre-ordered!!




It’s time for Tea and Stories

Tea time is here! We will be serving high tea on Wednesday, August 26 at two different times in order to accommodate everyone’s schedule. The idea is to have a monthly tea that is seasonally themed! The theme of August’s tea is Snickerdoodle Sparkles! The menu will include traditional tea sandwiches, homemade crackers (see Cheddar Pig), mini sparkly cupcakes, brownies, gorgeous scones with clotted cream and jam, gingerbread with lemon curd, fresh fruit, and stunning slices of vertiginously sloppy layer cakes. Tea will be served at 11:30 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. Please dress snazzily-hats preferable. Tickets are $23.00. All tea cookbooks, boxes of tea and teapots in the shop will be on sale during the tea. Your tea ticket entitles you to 25% off any tea related items and includes your tea cup from your tea as a souvenir! For tea reservations please email or call 910.254.1110. Tickets are limited.

Please call or email for a reservation with your preferred time. A confirmation response will be given! We are SO thrilled!

As to storytime-it has been a tremendous success! Once we scoot through August and the back-to-school madness we will switch storytime to Saturdays at 2:30. We are introducing a few new characters in addition to Reggie Raptor like Blackbeard the Pirate and Jackson the Dog!

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Cheddar Pigs-now they REALLY fly!

Here it is!!!! We are beyond honored with the approach from this fabulous-foodcentric company, Goldbely, that is helping us ship our sweets EVERYWHERE!!! Thank you for your loyal support and amazing devotion as customers, family and friends!!

The Mother’s Day post is still pertinent! Just had to share this new and AMAZING news with my guys!!!!

Check it out!!!