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Snow’s: 2014 Highlights

Before we turn over a new year’s leaf,  it’s fun to take a short stroll down memory lane. Here is some of the best (or at least the most memorable) moments from 2014:

JANUARY

Seniors save: January started our expanded senior discount days, with 10% off every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, all month long. It’s on again for 2015!storm

Let it snow: Not one blizzard – but two – this month. So much that Snow’s had to close on the 3rd and the 22nd!

FEBRUARY

Fall in love (with great coffee): This month, we began our continuing love affair with java’s best. Capresso, Nespresso… several promotional offers and in-store demos followed throughout the year. Did you get your brew on?

MARCH

sue-pikeDesigner on Duty kickoff: Spring wasn’t necessarily in the air, but the excitement about renewing our home decor certainly was. Visiting experts Madeleine Bickert, Susan Pike and Lori Mead were on hand to guide customers through their interior design projects. Stay tuned for our expanded designer program in 2015!

trains

APRIL

Train fun:  Many of our local families love coming to Snow’s during April school vacation. The kids never tire of our interactive train display, and the parents love to take advantage of the diversion and get a little shopping done.

 

MAY

Resin Mermaid Bookends

Coastal cravings: May marks the time of year when lots of our customers come back to the Cape to begin opening their homes for the season. They were delighted to find lots of new coastal decor, from mermaid-themed accents to local pottery. 

JUNE

hydrangeaIn full bloom: June was a delightful time to visit our newly expanded garden center.  Beautiful blooms as far as the eye could see!

JULY 

Sandbox reinvented: Beach mode or not, families loved one of the best games of the year – Sands Alive!  A fun, “un-technologied” activities for busy hands of all ages… even on rainy days.

AUGUST

berkshire_glamourTax-free deals: Massachusetts approved another state tax-free weekend on the 16th and 17th of this month, giving residents a chance to get some great savings on higher ticket items.  We’ll have to wait and see in the Commonwealth does it again for 2015, but if they do – there’s no better time to invest in something big, such as outdoor furniture. In 2014, our customers saved the 6.25% tax on top of our already discounted prices.

SEPTEMBER

Women’s wear:  This fall, Snow’s introduced an expanded line of women’s fashion, with lots of universal appeal.

OCTOBER

Green and serene: Benjamin Moore announced their Color of the Year: Guilford Green.  A beautiful, calming shade of green with endless color combinations.

NOVEMBER

The holiday season is here: Snow’s holiday shop (including the annual holiday train display) is in full swing.  We hope you had a chance to share some holiday spirit with us.

DECEMBER

Good cheer, and giving back: We has many special events in the store this month, including free knife sharpening, wine tastings, book signings, a visit from our local school choir, and of course, visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus and Frosty.

One of our most special memories in December was sharing the 13th annual Giving Tree gifts with the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod. Our community really came together, donating many generous items to our neighbors in need.

Thank you, for being a part of it all.  Looking forward to a memorable 2015!

 

 

Setting your Seaside Space

10 Home Decor Items to Show Your Coastal Style

Earlier this month, we unveiled Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, which just so happens to be a classic shade of blue that inspires the decor of many a Cape Cod home. So this week, we’d like to follow up with ten of our favorite finds – unique home decor accents and fixtures that will help you channel a little seaside bliss all year long.

starfish toilet tissue1. Starfish Toilet Tissue Holder

Bring a little whimsy into your bathroom with this sweet starfish tissue holder. It has a sturdy metal construction (hardware included), painted white so it will match any decor. ($16.99)

lobster hook2. Lobster Hook

Nothing says coastal quite like lobster, and these hooks are a great way to add subtle reminders of clambakes and good times throughout your home. They’re great as towel hooks in the kitchen or the bath, and the ample-sized hook can serve as a hanger for other items, like keys, baseball caps, coffee mugs and more ($8.99)

hydrangea s&p3. Hydrangea Salt & Pepper Shakers

If lobster says coastal, then hydrangeas say Cape Cod… especially those glorious blue ones! Give your table a little spice with these hand painted glass salt and pepper shakers. ($4.99)

lighthouse finial4. Brass Lighthouse Lamp Finial

Isn’t it the small touches that seem to add so much? This tasteful brass lighthouse final by Copper Mermaid brings a little nautical flair to any room when poised atop your favorite lamp. Another made-in-the-USA gem. ($14.99)

5beach rose switch plate. Beach Rose Switch Plate

Speaking of lighting…you can give your switches some love, too. This charming beach rose switch plate features an original design by Anne Kilham, bringing to mind the perfect summer day. ($8.99)

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6. Decorative Whale Pillowwhale pillow

One of our very favorites. This 14×20” pillow by Chandler 4 Corners is a lovely example of what they do best: craft modern home decor pieces that incorporate the very essence of America’s roots. Hand hooked and made of wool with a velveteen backing. ($64.99)

cape cod bedspread7. Classic White Cape Cod Bedspread

This is the classic bedroom piece you’ll have and enjoy for years. The white on white Cape Cod seashell pattern has been redesigned from a flat jacquard for matelassé looms. Made in the USA with 100% cotton, this bedspread is a beautiful addition to any bedroom. (Full size: $199.99)  See other sizes and styles

8.cape cod barometer Cape Cod Marine Barometer

The striking silver and brass facings of this marine barometer make it an elegant addition to any decor. It’s amazingly functional, too; signaling weather changes from “foul” to “fair,” it works at elevations of up to 2,000 ft. with no wiring needed. Simply hang it and you’re good to go. ($169.00)

pewter seashell bowl9. Pewter Seashore Bowl

Classic pewter, classic Cape Cod. This statement serving piece from Wilton Armetale is not only beautiful, but incredibly strong and versatile. Guaranteed not to rust, tarnish or break, it can go from freezer to oven to table. The kind of piece you’ll use over and over, you’ll love giving it as a gift to someone special, too. ($54.99)

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seagull poop candy10. Seagull Poop Candy

Um… just how does this have anything to do with coastal home decor, and more importantly, isn’t that plain disgusting? Well, sometimes we throw something in here just for humor’s sake, but these little “treats” will actually prove your weight as a Cape Cod salty. They are really wild huckleberry jelly beans, made for Snow’s Home & Garden. ($4.99)

seashell

Have a favorite coastal home decor item? We’d love to hear about it. Post a comment here or share your decorating ideas (or questions) with us on Facebook.