Back in the Saddle, Again

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Pumpkins are everywhere!  As I settle in the old computer chair again, finally, I notice that the MarketPlace has embraced fall and is filling up with pumpkins, scarecrows, and jack o’ lanterns in advance of cooler weather making a comeback.  Hopefully you will come see that we have some new merchants with new gift ideas to get you ready for the holidays.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are quickly approaching, you can’t slow them down by complaining.  If you enjoy decorating your house for the season (maybe for you, but probably for your kids to enjoy) then realize us seasonal merchants want to have the new products out and on display so you can decorate your table or front yard with time to enjoy it before the actual holiday zips by.

What if you are not a regular crastinator, but have gone pro?  Then know that we will prepare your last minute gift with a bag and tissue appropriate for giving when you pull up in the driveway.  PROcrastinators enjoy a wide selection and price range of gifts that will be ready to present as soon as you walk out the door.  No extra charge, and we won’t tell anyone.  Just get yourself in here before the party so we can help.

Speaking of helping for the holidays, we have a few items that live on from season to season and allow you to be a thoughtful gifter without stress at all.  One good selling item, for example is a large sign that reads “HOME” and above the “O” is a magic hook.  If you look around the sign, you will see what we call “charms” that can be hung on this hook in place of the “O.”  So, for instance, you could give your sister a “HOME” sign to hang in her kitchen with a round turkey instead of an “O.”  Your brain will see it as HOME, but it will be a Thanksgiving thing.  Charms can be a pumpkin for fall, a heart for Valentine’s day, a snowy truck picture, a little rabbit, etc.  Every season your gift could be a charm for that season.  Ha!  Brilliant!  Or, at least pretty smart.  Take a look, you might like it.

December! Santa’s Coming…

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Holiday Shopping is here!

We hope your Holiday Shopping is well underway by now.  Hitting mid-December means the decorations are being put up, gifts are collecting in that spare bedroom, and the weather finally turned cold.  The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe has seven different vendors to tempt you with their wares and we share the building with the Magic Bistro - a great restaurant to refuel and recharge.  We have gifts at all price levels and we will wrap them in presentation packaging so they will be ready to give when you leave our store.  Yes, we know you have wrapping paper at home, but when you arrive there are so many things to do the bags get piled in a corner and you don't get it wrapped until you are ready to present the gift.  We can help you be more prepared.

The shop has plenty of home décor you can add to your dining table, hang on a wall, or stake outside.  We have clothing, small gifts, art pieces, lamps, felting, jewelry, photography, pottery, angels, crosses, really just too much to list.  Come see the unique selection.  Santa will be here on December 17thth at the Magic Bistro. Yea!

Cool Weather! Bring it on!

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It's Fall Y'all

Okay, maybe not just yet.  Temps are still in the 90's but we have received our Fall stock and are starting to move it into the shops hoping for cooler weather.  We get it, nobody is thinking of brisk Fall mornings and finding our sweaters yet, but if you are going to decorate your home or yard for the coming season, we need to get our new stuff out on display.  So, check by every weekend because we will be setting up new displays for your decorating and gift needs.  If it is your turn to host the Thanksgiving Dinner, then you might need a new centerpiece - we can help.  If that is too far in the future to think about yet, how about school starting and needing a small gift item to kick things off for your child?  We can help you ease into the new season, it's coming, don't worry.

Spring Has Sprung!

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It's Finally Here

"Spring iz sprung, the grass iz riz, I wonder where the flowers iz?"  The flowers are here!  Right here.  We have spring décor to brighten your table, your house, or your yard.  Please come see the new merchandise we have added for the Spring and Summer season.  Check out each of our 8 vendors for new merchandise and great prices on gifts.  If you have birthdays, anniversary celebrations, or the always great "gifts for no reason" celebration coming up then please stop by.  We can package your purchase ready for surprise giving, and have you all set and out the door in no time.  Hope to see you soon!

Easter Décor has Arrived!

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Come in for Eggs and Bunnies.  We can provide great decorations for your Easter Celebration.  If you give small gifts to your children (or grandchildren) for almost any occasion, don’t forget Easter.  Please stop by and have a look around.IMG_1333_ADJ

Last Minute Valentine Gifts

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Come in Saturday February 13, 2016

We have a great selection of gift items for your last minute shopping.  We have jewelry, clothing, decorations, pictures, candles, angels, crosses, and much more from which to choose.  We offer free gift packaging so you don’t have to wrap anything if you don’t want to.  Yea!

On this Special Saturday we will have:

  1.  “Treats with purchase”
  2. A special drawing for a gift certificate
  3. 10% off your purchase if you will “Like” us on Facebook

For you creative types we will have a special Complementary “Make and Take” Jewelry Section where you can put together your own special gift for that special valentine (or even for yourself.)

If you always procrastinate, then PLAN to procrastinate until the very last day when you can come in to the Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe.  You can get all your gifts, ask for free gift packaging, and be done the day before Valentine’s Day.  Who doesn’t need a sock monkey hugging a heart that says “Love,” come on, really, that’s perfect.

Welcome Tamajesy Roar

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Come See Tamara's Work

The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe welcomes Tamara and her unique style and creativity.  Come in the door, turn left for the shops, and look to your left to find Tamara's collection of ice-dyed clothing and accessories, hand made jewelry, cute gifts and decorations and more.  She makes greeting cards, paintings, knit caps, heck, I can't even list it all.  There are photos here on the website, but you miss the texture and feel if you don't come look in person.  Do you know what "felting" is?  Check you the beautiful bowls in a bunch of different colors.  How long does it take to make one of those?  I need to ask Tamara.

We are very please that Tamara has joined us.  Her creations add a unique flare to the gift choices and decorations you will find in the Marketplace.

Valentine’s Day is on the way!

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The Hearts are here

Valentine's is February 14th and we have a huge selection of Valentine decorations and gifts available in all price ranges.  This year you might want to remember people who take care of you.  How about a small gift for your doctor's office or dentist's office?  Moms and Dads get gifts from each other and from their children, but how about your children's teachers or babysitters?  Maybe you have a special neighbor that you missed at Christmas?  Give them a candle, a small heart, or an angel so they know you are thinking of them.  Back in the day there were packages of valentine cards you had to tear apart and put in student's decorated shoeboxes.  We have those cards reproduced as metal decorations or magnets, how cute!

Remember that gift packaging is always free so stop here on your way and we can fix you up.  So stand tall and let cupid take his best shot!  Happy Valentine's day!