Enter our Favorite Gift Giveaway September 12 2014, 0 CommentsOur Favorite Gift Giveaway begins today at 2 pm -- visit us on Facebook to comment and enter to win Christmas Gift Wrap! Hurry, we announce a winner this Monday, September 15 at 12 noon.
Christmas Sneak Peek Tomorrow! September 11 2014, 0 Comments
There are boxes everywhere! Our Christmas goodies have been arriving all summer and we're so excited to share them with you. Visit us this Friday, September 12 to get an extra special sneak peek-- peer right into the boxes and have first looks at this holiday season! We'll be open from 10-8 and serving hot cocoa to celebrate festively.
How to Tie a Scarf Like Our Display Scarves September 10 2014, 1 Comment
It's still a wee bit warm here, but very soon the weather will be crisp and cool and we're all going to be looking to bundle up! It's hard to imagine right now, but, soon enough. The perfect item to add a little warmth and style all at once? A scarf! Periwinkle carries a wide selection from gauzy and dreamy to fuzzy and knit, there is sure to be something perfect for every outfit.
Many of our scarves displayed here on PeriwinkleEmporium.com and in store are tied in the same way. Our signature knot looks fancy and complicated but is so easy to tie!
Step 1: Start with a longish scarf and fold it directly in half. Drape around your neck so the fold is on one side and the loose ends on the other:
Step 2: Choose one of the two ends and pull it through the loop of the fold. Take hold of fold and pull it away from the end that was brought through:
Step 3: Give this loop a twist. A full twist should separate the fold from the end that had been brought through. Take the other end and pull this through the new loop:
Step 5: Just a little styling, fan the lower end out and give the higher end a little tug towards center before fanning it out as well. You're done! So easy -- if you are careful, this will slip over your head to take it off and can be slipped back on again!
Have You Seen Our Toy Selection? September 09 2014, 0 Comments
Periwinkle loves toys! We have a fabulous selection of Melissa & Doug toys. Melissa & Doug make quality, durable and educational toys and value pricing. They stand behind their product, too -- should something not last as intended, please return it, either here to the store or to the Melissa & Doug customer service team.
Many of the toys feature vintage styling -- crafted from wood to last through years of use. They look like the toys Mom and Dad enjoyed -- or Grandma and Grandpa!
Many feature multiple play options, so that the toy may hold up to extended play time! The packaging helpfully suggests alternative ways to play with the same toy.
We have a selection offered here in our Toys SHOP, a ever-changing representative sampling of the Melissa & Doug line. Or stop by the store to see all that is available!
September is National Sewing Month September 08 2014, 0 Comments
We here at Periwinkle think there is always something to celebrate! So, we seek out fun holidays and commemorations to share. September is National Sewing Month! It's easy to appreciate sewing, you're quite likely wearing something right now that results from this art. Where would we be with out skillfull sewing?
If you'd like to try your hand at this art rather than just appreciate it's completed works and you live near us here in Glendora, you're in luck! Just across the street from Periwinkle, in the downtown Glendora Village is the Sew-N-Sew. This amazing fabric and quilting store has a broad selection of beautiful fabrics and trims, as well as all the equipment needed for sewing. From the simple needle to a industrial looking sewing machines, it's all available. And they offer classes! Visit them online at http://www.thesewnsew.com to see their very full calendar!
Don't let National Sewing Month pass by uncelebrated -- you simply must take a little time for some cheer!
Do you like celebrating? Follow us on Instagram, we post a holiday everyday!
Visit the Shop This Friday for a Christmas Sneak Peek! September 07 2014, 0 Comments
We've been busy at work here at Periwinkle turning our back room into a Winter Wonderland! Stop by this Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 to see a sneak peek at our Christmas goodies! You can start checking of that list really early.
For easy shopping, Friday, we'll be open late… till 8! Saturday, we're open from 10 - 4.
While visiting the downtown village, be sure to stop by Undercovers -- Carol has been putting together holiday fun, too!
How to Wrap Ribbon Around a Box Neatly September 06 2014, 1 Comment
We wrap a lot of boxes here at Periwinkle. Over 3,000 for Christmas alone! With all that practice, a rather distinct wrapping style has emerged. We need tidy and efficient! Our finished boxes have smoothly ribboned bottoms that sit flat and present the ribbon well. As an added bonus, keeping ribbon on the bolt until nearly finished eliminates the frustration of cutting not quite enough and the waste of cutting too much!
Our finished box bottoms look like this:
Step 1: Don't cut anything yet! Start by unrolling enough ribbon to circle the box and tie half a bow, about a foot is good. If you will be making a fancy pom pom to tie on, leave only enough for a knot, about 6 inches will suffice. Lay the ribbon out across the top of the box with your bow or knot portion below the half way point, like this:
Step 2: Circle the ribbon around the box making sure it is smooth and untwisted. One side is still connected to the bolt. Make a twist here and send the side connected to the bolt off to the left.
Step 3: Circle the ribbon around the box making sure it is smooth and untwisted. When you bring it back to the original twist, determine how much ribbon you will need -- a bow is about a foot, a knot 6 inches. Now you cut from the bolt. Tuck the newly cut piece under the original twist (it will travel towards the boxes upper left corner and then back under the twist towards the boxes lower right corner.) Pull on the tucked end and the starting end and something like a knot forms. This will hold until you tie a bow or can tie down a pom pom!
Yay! You have a neatly ribboned box that sits completely flat! No wasteful scraps of ribbon and no flipping the box this way and that or over!
Happy Lazy Mom's Day! September 05 2014, 1 Comment
It's a day to relax, just a little bit! Celebrate that, really, everything can't get done. 364 days a year you scramble and work hard -- today, kick back! Enjoy a little lazy!
It's also Be Late For Something Day, so if you can't easily claim to be celebrating your own momness or honoring a mom by relaxing -- just let everyone know you're celebrating by being late to do do something.
Christmas Wrap has arrived! September 04 2014, 0 Comments
Are you inclined to start your holiday shopping early? If so, why not wrap it all up and take care of it -- or have it wrapped here in store at Periwinkle! Our Christmas and Hanukkah wrapping paper has already arrived here at Periwinkle. There are lots of choices perfect to match your holiday decor, the gift, or the recipient's interests!
If you aren't able to join us here in the store -- Christmas wrap online is coming soon! I'll list a selection of 16 favorites to cover your holiday wrapping needs, look for it to appear this October!
Unique Repurposed Vintage Jewelry from Grouse & Badger September 03 2014, 0 Comments
I was so excited to find Grouse & Badger at the World Market Center Las Vegas Gift + Home Show this past winter. This husband and wife teams tears apart old unrepairable watches and typewriters and reimagines the bits as amazing jewelry pieces. At that first show I purchased lovely vintage watch face and typewriter key bracelets.
Aren't they charming? They disappeared quickly-- so, when I saw them at the GALLA show this July, I had to bring in lots! More watch face and typewriter key bracelets, as well as sweet heart shaped charm necklaces filled with gears, dangling x & o typewriter key necklaces, and this Time Flies necklace.
Each piece is handmade, unique, and completely one-of-a-kind. I've listed a selection here in our One-of-a-Kind SHOP, but there are more, too! If you are looking for more, just let me know -- I'd love to send pictures of pieces we have here in stock. Of course, I'd love to have you visit us here in the downtown Glendora Village, too!
Are you ready for the next holiday celebration? September 02 2014, 1 Comment
September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Periwinkle will be celebrating in store with pirate snacks, songs and, of course, pirate talk. I'd love for you to visit for our pirate festivities from 6 - 8:00 p.m.
To get your home or office ready for the festivities, perhaps a Pirate banner?
We made this fun skull & crossbones banner using just black and white paper and string! If you're nearby, stop by to use our Accucut to cut three pennant shapes. The scraps from the black sheet of paper are cut into stripes-- no need for perfect straight lines, pirates aren't perfect! The scrap from the white paper becomes the skull & crossbones. Just a little glue stick and you are set.
Happy Labor Day! September 01 2014, 1 Comment
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing day. Maybe a picnic, a day at the beach or a nice hike in our local foothills?
Periwinkle reopens Tuesday, stop by and tell us all about your fabulous weekend!
Happy Labor Day Weekend! August 31 2014, 1 Comment
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend. This may be the official end of summer, but here in Southern California it is safe to assume we have weeks of gorgeous beach and pool weather left for us! I hope the weather wherever you are proves as delightful.
Periwinkle reopens Tuesday, stop by and tell us all about your fabulous weekend!
Periwinkle will be closed this Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 August 30 2014, 0 Comments
To celebrate this Labor Day weekend, Periwinkle will be closed this Sunday and Monday. Everyone at Periwinkle hopes you have a wonderful extended weekend with your friends and family!
While our store may be closed, our website is open for shopping 24/7!
Enter our Favorite Gift Giveaway! August 29 2014, 0 CommentsStop by our Facebook page this weekend (starting at 2:00 p.m. today!) to enter our Favorite Gift Giveaway. It's easy, just comment to win! Then Monday, September 1 at 12 noon we'll draw a winner and announce who gets our gift.
In need of last minute Labor Day Party decorations? August 28 2014, 0 Comments
Visit Periwinkle to make bunting! Our D.I.Y. Banner Station is quick and easy to use.
A selection of precut pennants are available to choose from. You'll need one for each letter of the words you would like to spell out. If you are covering a lot of room, grab extras for each side.
If you would like colors or patterns not available in a precut pennant, our Accucut machine is available for use. If you purchase your paper here, use is complimentary. You may bring in your own paper or fabric, too! For 50¢ a cut, you can use our machine on product purchased elsewhere. It is as easy as turning a crank, the Accucut cuts perfect pennants already pre punched for stringing.
We have precut letters to spell out your message and circles to mount them on. If you'd like to assemble here at the store, borrow our glue stick and sit down at our crafting table -- we have everything available to complete your project.
After gluing letters to circles and circles pennants, just string together! We suggest colorful baker's twine, sold by the bolt or yard. We have ribbon available for decorative fringe, too. It is sold by the foot so you can get lots of different patterns, textures and colors!
Red, White & Blue Party This Friday! August 27 2014, 0 Comments
Glendora Village's Friday night party is going to be all about Red, White, & Blue this week! From 6-8:00 p.m., join us at Periwinkle in downtown Glendora for color themed goodies! Then head north up the street-- Knot too Shabby will be open to celebrate, too. Carol at Undercover's will have her table out and deals in store, thank her while there -- she's organized our Friday evening parties. It will be the perfect evening for strolling & dinner out at one of the delicious restaurants.
Not able to visit our little village? Visit our Facebook page for a Red, White, & Blue themed sale -- six selected items at bargain prices with free shipping! Starts Friday at 6:00 p.m. Periwinkle's Favorite Gift Giveaway also starts Friday at 2 (red, white, & blue? of course!)
Today is National Dog Day! August 26 2014, 0 Comments
Today is the day to celebrate your four legged best friend. Maybe an extra treat or scratch behind the ears?
Periwinkle is quite fortunate to be visited by many doggy guests daily. Everyone here loves meeting new four legged friends and catching up with the regulars!
New Selection of Local Artist Kathy Heider's Quilted Work is In! August 25 2014, 2 Comments
I'm delighted to announce Kathy has delivered a batch of holiday themed quilted table runners! Kathy and John Heider of Upland co-own J & K Kustom Pockets, they make fun and clever quilted goods -- quilts, placemats, table runners and more.
Throughout the year Periwinkle stocks Kathy's cheery florals and geometrics, but for the fall season I have her reversible table runners, too. One side is a bright and perky Halloween patchwork; the reverse a playful turkey and fall piecing perfect for Thanksgiving. One table runner to see your through the autumn!
Visit us in downtown Glendora to see J & K Kustom Pocket's full selection. Shopping where you are? There is a Give Thanks Table Runner in our One-of-a-Kind SHOP here online.
We're decorating for Fall! August 24 2014, 1 Comment
Sure, it's still a little warm out, but we're getting ready for a change in the weather, falling leaves, and hot apple cider! There are art glass pumpkins in oranges, browns, and greens, glittery and sparkly owls for the wall and the table top, and lots of burlap trims. We're decking the store for the fall!
A selection of Halloween is already up on our website here and a little is sneaking out in the store, too. It seems a long way off now, but Halloween parties and costumes are right around the corner! Now if we can just stay inside in the air conditioning, we can all almost pretend it's a crisp autumn day.
Undercovers is having a Pack N' Go Fashion Show May 27 2014, 0 Comments
This Saturday morning, May 31 from 9 am - 11 am Carol at Undercovers is hosting a fundraising party! 15% of the day's proceeds will go to Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.
There will be a fashion show and travel packing tips and goodie bags. Reservations and a contribution of $10.00 is requested. Call 626.963.7868 for more information.
So Much Local Talent! May 24 2014, 1 Comment
We're so lucky here at Periwinkle to be surrounded by such talented artists and craftspeople! In store here at Periwinkle we have a selection of wonderful one of a kind work made in our own neighborhood. We'd love for you to stop by and see-- the selection is always changing.
These darling hats in child and grown-up sizes are by Colins Taxi by Jennifer Baiocchi, a collection of handmade crocheted stuff. Each cheery piece is unique! Her crocheted, flowered coffee cup cozies are fabulous.
Marina Knetge has Haute Creations. She loves to make things for her own house and share all thing beautiful and beach-y. Her wall art and decorative objects are handcrafted and hand painted.
A local photographer, Judith Heinrichs-Harmon uses her amazing work to make blank notecards. Mounted on thick embossed card stock, her photographs include sweet romantic still-lifes and lovely landscapes.
Our Weekly Gift Give Away has started! May 23 2014, 0 Comments
Visit our Facebook page to enter to win our Plaid Scottie Stuffed Dog and a gift certificate to our shop! The contest ends this Tuesday, May 27 at noon PST.
Glendora High School Graduation is just around the corner! May 17 2014, 2 Comments
It's hard to believe but the school year is nearly over! And with the end of the school year comes graduations and promotions. Here at Periwinkle we are stocked up with graduation cards ready for you to send, clearance graduation announcements ready for you to print and Glendora High School Tartan gifts!
Do you have a student about to enter Glendora High or one all finished with their years there? We have all things plaid, scotties, crimson, black and white to celebrate this accomplishment.
Shop our Tartan selection here on our site or visit us in the Glendora Village -- we'd love to see you!