Tuesday, December 18, 2012
From ray guns and The 'Emporium of Popular Culture'
Pop Emporium of Popular Culture, that treasure trove of mementos from our not-so-distant past, is the ultimate stop for those looking to pick up the leg lamp from A Christmas Story or that '50s ray gun or a vintage "trimline" dial telephone (in pale pink, no less). Darren Hill has transformed his love for nostalgia and kitsch into a phantasmagoria of a shop, where everywhere you look, memories pop (!) into mind. That favorite tv show from childhood, the cover of the first album you ever owned, Elvis! The store is positively eye-popping (!!). So, if you're looking for a gift that will surprise and delight on Christmas Day, head over to Pop at 142 Duke St. (just down from Main Street). It will make you smile. Hours: Thursdays 4 - 7, …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Savory Grape has lots of gift ideas, but their New England beer 4-pack is a special favorite.
The folks at The Savory Grape wine and liquor shop at 1000 Division Street are BUSY this time of year. That's because their shop is chockful of great gift ideas. But they've worked hard to take some of the guesswork out of the gift-giving process too, with these wine and beer offerings. In the beer category, they're offering the New England Lover Craft Pack. "We had a hard time creating this pack because we absolutely love so many New England breweries and their creations. Love, love, love these!" they write. The beers include Allagash Confluence (Portland, Maine), Cisco Brewer Moor Porter (Nantucket, Mass.), Greysail Stargazer Imperial Stout (Westerly, R.I.) and Smuttynose Old Brown Dog (Portsmouth, N.H.), for $44.99 in a box with bow. …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
While you're picking up your natural and organic goodies, fill out a "good news" ornament and they will donate $5 to charity.
Everywhere you turn this time of year, there are holiday treats beckoning. It's terrific – except if you're allergic to what's being offered. Back to Basics Natural Foods on Main Street has made life easier in that department, providing tasty gluten-free holiday treats. They carry gluten-free cheesecakes, pies, even Christmas cookies. They also have organic candy canes. And while you're there, they invite you to help decorate their "Good News" Christmas Tree to help spread a little positive feeling. Fill out a good news ornament and place it on the tree. It’s free, it’s inspiring, and Back to Basics will donate $5 for every ornament placed on the tree, split between the Wounded Warrior Project and Vitamin Angels. For a sample of their …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The EG Historic Preservation Society has just published the 186-page book.
The East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society has just published a new book that would make a perfect gift for history buffs, long-time and new residents of the the town. Titled "Vintage Postcards of East Greenwich, Rhode Island," the 186-page, full-color book is a nostalgic walk down memory lane. It is filled with early 20th century postcard views of the Hill and Harbor, Main Street, the mills, schools and churches. Society president Marian Helwig and editor Rachel Peirce culled through hundreds of early 20th century postcards to select those that best depict East Greenwich from the 1900s to the 1950s. The book will be on view and for sale for $24.99 at a reception at the East Greenwich Free Library on Monday, Dec. 17, from 3:30 to 5:…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Totes, hoodies, hats, t-shirts, towels – you have one made, or dozen, or more.
Shhhh, please don't tell them, but I think I've found the gift for my son's many wonderful teachers this year: customized tote bags from Inspirations Embroidery on Main Street. Lynn Murphy, owner of Inspirations, has a number of items on hand for you to pick from, but you can also bring items to her. If it's fabric, she can embroider it, which opens up a wealth of possibilities when it comes to holiday gifts. The totes are the traditional rectangle shape (think L.L. Bean only softer and washable) or you could do the small duffle bags as totes. But then, what about your neices and nephews – personalized towels of course! Or hoodies with a favorite object (golf club, coffee cup, gardener's trowel, etc.) or name. The possibilities are …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
And don't fret, guys, if you don't know what to buy – Staci keeps a wish list.
Ok, quick quiz: what does the woman in your life want for Christmas – a new kitchen gadget or a soft and sexy chemise? Duh! There's just something so fun and special about luxurious chemises and nightwear. After all, most of us women feel like it's ok to spend money on something for the kitchen. When it comes to negligees, on the other hand, that's a treat. Staci's Place on Main Street has just the thing – a variety of high-end (but not too high end!) European brands to delight and surprise. What's even better is you don't have to fly blind when shopping. Owner Staci Cormier keeps wish lists for customers, so if your special someone visits the shop, Cormier will note her preferences, including the size. The shop carries Cosabella from …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From push puppets and wristies to menorahs and dreidls, this Main Street gift store hooks you up for the holidays.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Smyle! has brought back its very successful "Stocking Stuffer Bar" – lots of great small gifts in one place – from vintage push puppets to fleece wristies that keep hands and arms warm while leaving fingers free, our popular "Silly Dog" magnets and handmade wooden toys – all made in the USA. They also have a great selection of Judaica for Hanukkah – including menorahs, Hanukkah candles from Israel, dreidls and some lovely silver jewelry with Jewish symbols. Smyle is known for its wide array of vintage tableware, so be sure to check out their holiday tablecloths and tea towels while you're there. Smyle! is open seven days a week through Christmas Eve – most nights until 8 p.m. or later.
Monday, November 26, 2012
For the next four weeks, we will be showcasing items and specials you can find right here in EG.
When it comes to getting ready for Christmas, no one does it like The Green Door. You walk in and you are home. It smells like the holidays, glitters like the holidays, feels like the holidays. It is the place to go for both gifts and inspiration. So, while Susan and her team carry a variety of lovely gift lines (check out the website here), it's the experience of the place that makes The Green Door a must-visit this time of year. In particular, look for the one-of-a-kind permanent floral decorations for your front door or that elegant centerpiece that will dazzle your guests. The Green Door is holding its Holiday Preview on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 7 to 9. Hours during the holidays are Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs. until 8 p.m…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
If your trash is picked up on Mondays, you don't have to worry about getting it to the curb tonight.
Not everyone has Columbus Day off, so it's understandable to wonder whether or not trash pickup happens normally this week. It doesn't. Columbus Day is a municipal holiday, so trash pickup is delayed one day for the whole week. In other words, if your trash is normally picked up on Monday, this week it will be picked up on Tuesday, and so on. Friday trash is picked up on Saturday. Now you know! The following are upcoming holidays where trash pickup in East Greenwich will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week that the holiday occurs: Monday, October 8, 2012, Columbus Day Monday, November 12, 2012, Veterans Day Thursday, November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, December 25, 2012, Christmas Day
Friday, December 16, 2011
The warm evening benefited shoppers and retailers alike, even with some rain later on.
With the third of four Holiday Main Street Strolls just passed, EG Patch decided to check it out. We ran into carolers at Frank & John's (see the video attached), English pork pies at the Kitchen Shop and a few raindrops after 7 p.m. But the warmish weather made strolling very comfortable. Thursday night was the window contest, where just about every store wins something. We have pictures of just a few. Next Thursday is the final stroll - specially geared for men and last minute shoppers (one in the same?).