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.
Sisters blend their sales, management and marketing skills.
Some six months ago sisters Judi Connery and Polly Stacey were out together talking about what type of business they thought Main Street needed. Judi lives in Bristol and Polly lives nearby in Warwick. As they talked they came up with the concept of a vintage artisan and gift gallery, or what they call a modern antique store. The concept was unique gifts, one of a kind, whether they are vintage, true vintage or modern artisan hand-made items. They thought their idea was so good they should do it. Polly’s experience includes big box retailing at all levels and Judi oversees marketing for Roger Williams University. Convinced they had a great idea, they started buying inventory, planning and doing the business start up paperwork. Judi worked …