Archive for April, 2011
Fans be nimble,
Fans be quick.
Fans help name
Our signature candlewick!
A. Dodson’s is introducing a signature candle and we need your help naming it. The winning name will best represent the candle’s scent and the A. Dodson’s brand.
Here’s How It Works:
Post your idea for the candle’s name on our Facebook Wall. A winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 26th.
Color: Light Blue
Scent: Fresh, clean, spa fragrance
A. Dodson’s Info
A. Dodson’s is not just a store – it’s a destination. Unlike almost anything else in retail today, A. Dodson’s is a shopper’s oasis, where you can select from trendy clothing, distinctive home furnishings, exquisite gifts, and antiques of yesteryear. We’re serious about style, yet you will find this shop unpredictable, quirky, and alluring.
The person who submits the winning name for the A. Dodson’s signature candle will win a 3 piece candle collection including a 4.3 oz, 12.75 oz and 17 oz jar candle. The winner will be determined by the A. Dodson’s team based on the name that best captures the candle’s scent and the A. Dodson’s brand.
Please complete the agreement form by May 5th to subscribe
to the weekly Batten Bay Farm CSA pickup at A. Dodson’s!
Isn’t it funny how things just work out sometimes? Less than two weeks ago we were talking about how great it would be to support a local farm and become a pick-up location for a local CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture). Wouldn’t you know a few days later a customer came in the shop and mentioned that she and her husband run a small farm down the road and asked if we’d like to be a pick up site for their CSA. Some things are just meant to be!
In case you’re new to the concept, a CSA is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. You purchase a subscription and in return receive a portion of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
We’re partnering with Batten Bay Farm to provide a pick up site for folks who subscribe to their CSA. Pick ups will be each Thursday beginning the first week of June and running through mid-November. Pick up time is anywhere between 10am-5pm each Thursday at A. Dodson’s. If you’d like to join, just complete the Agreement Form.
A Full Share ($600) should be enough for 2 adults and 2 children and a Half Share ($375) should be enough for 2 adults. This covers 22 weeks of produce. So it’s really only $27 or $18 per week respectively for locally grown, fresh picked, produce grown to organic standards.
There are so many benefits to buy local food. Here are three. Can you name more?
- Locally grown food tastes better: Usually picked within 24 hours, it’s crisp, sweet and loaded with more flavor than produce flown or trucked in from California, Florida or Mexico.
- Local food supports local farm families: With fewer than 1 million Americans now claiming farming as their primary occupation, farmers are a vanishing breed.
- Local food keeps your taxes in check: Farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas suburban development costs more than it generates in taxes, according to several studies.
The list goes on… what can you think of?
Between now and Sunday, post a description or photo of your favorite A. Dodson’s purchase ever on our Wall and get an extra 25% off one item of your choice at our Spring Sidewalk Sale this Saturday and Sunday, April 9th & 10th, 2011.
Here’s How It Works:
- Go to the A. Dodson’s Facebook page and make sure you “Like” us.
- Post a description or photo (we love photos!) of your favorite A. Dodson’s purchase ever ON OUR WALL. If it’s not on the A. Dodson’s wall we can’t see it.
- When you checkout, tell us to check our Facebook list for your name and you’ll get 25% off one item of your choice.
- Share the deal with your family and friends.
Sale Hours: Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm
LET THE SPRING SAVINGS BEGIN!
If your bookshelf has some gaps or you’re simply ready to change up the look, try this simple, quick and inexpensive decorating idea.
Go to your local Goodwill store and buy inexpensive books – this isn’t the time to use your grandmother’s edition of Sense and Sensibility or your favorite Twilight novel as the case may be. Hint: You can get free or very inexpensive burlap bags from local coffee shops or peanut manufacturers. But if you’re going for a more swanky burlap look, you can also buy the more refined burlap fabric at a fabric shop.
Simply cut the burlap in large enough pieces to cover the book and grab a staple gun. Using a hot glue gun is another route to take but we said simple and quick not painful and time-consuming. Either way, it’s your call! Tuck the burlap, adhere to the inner cover of the book and viola!
Now, make your bookshelf pop with conversation pieces in a consistent color scheme or decorate with whimsical bookends. Let your creativity take you places!