Thursday, December 31, 2009

Whistle Stop... a year in reverse... 2009


Here is a look in reverse 
at The Whistle Stop in 

My first give away in Blog Land
for my 50th post! Shaker the Snowman
in honor of our Christmas blizzard 
here in Nebraska. Still time to sign
up for a chance to win! 
See prior post for details.

Twinkle Night... a customer appreciation
& charity event celebrating everything
Merry & Bright for the holiday season.

Our Christmas open house. 
The "SToP's" season for holidays
consists of only 12 days.

Road Trip... to the Junk Bonanza! 

Our Fall open house... two shows back to back.
I think we were nuts!

A weekend of rescuing barn wood
from this grand 'ol 100 year old barn.

The Whistle Stop's Home show...
& my 50th Birthday. Some days I feel
way older than 50! lol 

Americana open house!

An early spring show... just a little
W.S. fix before Spring arrives. 

And that's it!
 We were so busy this whole year 
just flew by. Eight shows along with
a full time job. I think that confirms that I am 
And now it's time to start planning for 2010! 

I hope all of you find the new year
full of fun, happiness & peace!
Stay safe :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My 50th Post... enter to win!

Last Day for a Chance to Enter!

To celebrate my 50th post
I decided to offer a give away!
We have had more snow
than I've ever seen in the 17 years I've 
lived in Nebraska so I figured a 
snowman was fitting!

Meet Shaker the Snowman!

He is made by me from a vintage salt shaker.
He is filled with snowballs & snow so he'll 
never melt! His teal green scarf will keep him warm
and the glitter will keep him glistening!

Leave me a comment and if you would like
link this give away on your blog and you will
be entered twice!!

The name will be drawn the old fashioned way...
...out of a bucket! 
The drawing will be held on
Sunday, January 10th!

Thanks for stopping by my blog 
now and then! 
Keep Warm & Happy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Merry Christmas to You!

"Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the "SToP" 
the only creature that's stirring 
was the resident mouse.

The lights are not twinkling
the displays are a mess
for the Whistle Stop elf has
run to finish Christmas for the rest.

When the only thing on her brain Christmas Eve; 
"Did I remember all on my list?"
the kids, DH, friends & even the dog
oh, Santa help, this "old" elf is loosing it quick!

Away to Target for a few last minute gifts
wrap and pack it all into our sleigh
just like Santa we're on our way
to deliver presents to the ones we love most

So for now all Dear Customers
we wish you a Merry & Bright Holiday
 with family & friends
and a delivery from Santa and his sleigh

We will be back at the "SToP" 
after after our long winter nap
with lots more  "wonderfuls"
filling the shop

For now all my friends
I wish to you
a Merry Christmas to all
and to all a Good Night! 

Sunday, December 20, 2009

It's Almost Time for Our Long Winter's Nap...


 but, before we settle in for our much 

needed rest we bring to you

A Before Christmas


at The Whistle Stop 

Monday, Dec. 21st 

Tuesday,  Dec. 22nd 

Wednesday,  Dec. 23rd 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We will mark down Holiday & select merchandise 

a little more each day as supplies last...

10% to 50% off as 

the days progress! 

Come early for best selection...

 come late for the best bargains! 

Have a wonderful Holiday!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

How lovely are your branches!

The smell of Christmas fills the air!
My favorite tree is a Western Douglas Fir 
"Charlie Brown" tree but, I waited too long 
 to go tree shopping so we got
our second choice... a Noble Fir. 

This little guy is my one of my
 fav's of favorites!
My husband gave him to me one 
Christmas along with several antique 
glass ornaments. That was the beginning of 
collecting vintage & antique ornaments. 

A sweet little train ornament given to 
me by a friend. 

Now it's time to finish the shopping and
put some presents under the tree! 

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Whistle Stop...

... in all it's glory on Twinkle Night!

 Pictures of the shop on Twinkle Night are now on 
our website. Go have a peek at our winter wonderland. 
It's sure to put you in the spirit!