Posted by Barbara Buchanan on 1st May 2017
Happy Spring! Time to Celebrate National Small Business Week!
Spring came early here in south central Pennsylvania this year. The daffodil bloom above was the second of two that were rescued from the unseasonable weather. The first bud was left on the ground after a hungry deer took a mouthful from the middle of a clump of daffodils. The daffodil above survived being forced on the ground by a heavy, wet snow. The stem was bent and I carefully brought it inside and placed it in this tiny glass cup on the kitchen window sill where it enjoyed the morning sun and brightened the room for nearly a week. The cluster of dainty star flowers graced the ground in our bird bath garden.
And yes, this is Small Business Week, a week of national recognition by presidential proclamation that has happened each year since 1963. Did you know that nearly half of all Americans either own or work in a small business?
This Spring has been a busy time for us in the jewelry studio. We're working on a major revamp of our website with changes in our jewelry inventory: new products, an expanded selection of Birthstone Jewelry, a new collection of beautiful Swarovski Pearl earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants, all in classic colors; some current product closeouts, new jewelry photos and an overall "new look" to make your online jewelry shopping easy, enjoyable and fun!
Next up on the Holiday Calendar is Mother's Day, May 14th. Treat your Mom to a lovely gift from our wide selection of beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants, all shipped to you via Priority Mail in a ready to give white jewelry box with a silver or gold cord and bow.
Be sure to visit our Spring Clearance Sale Page with over 25 charming jewelry pieces, all priced at 25% off. There are only one of each of these available, so shop now and choose your favorites! Here are two of the sale pieces:
Fire Polished Jet and Heart Drop Silver Earrings Red Magma Heart and Crystal Bicone Silver Pendant
Just a reminder: new subscribers to our Preferred Customer Newsletter/Mailing List will receive our latest article: All About Birthstone Jewelry. Sign up today and receive this interesting and informative article. Members of the Preferred Customer List also receive news of new products, advance notice of special sales, and a special coupon offer. Join today!
As always, we welcome your comments. Thanks for visiting with us!
Barbara Buchanan blogs on Life and Adventures as Entrepreneurs
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