Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eco-Friendly Cat Furniture for Larger Cats and Multiple Cat Households

Sparky made me tell you about's his favorite bed and Miso too. I have to say we have been very pleased with this wonderful addition and it has traveled all over the country with us!! The company is great too. So if you are in need of the best cat- scratcher bed out there.....go no further.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Cherry Hat Welcomes Autumn

Happy Autumn Cherry Hats!

    ~ Apple picking, the swirling dance of painted leaves and the crunch of fallen leaves, the scent of wood fires on a crisp evening, football games on saturday afternoons, the last riotous blooming of roses, the dazzling display of Fall foliage, apple cider and fresh-baked doughnuts, comfy sweaters and lazy sundays by the fire... what do you love about Autumn?

        Winter is an etching...
        Spring a watercolor...
        Summer an oil painting...
        Autumn, a mosaic of them all.
                ~Stanley Horowitz

    ~The Cherry Hat has put on its autumn finery and is ready to help you find that one-of-a-kind item for your home or gift-giving... 

    just a sampling of new stock:
 ~a sweet doll bed
 ~a unique tiered corner shelf
 ~a kneeling bench from an area church
 ~a little red wagon- perfect for leaf collecting or transporting teddy bears
 ~new bibs (remember bibs can also be customized)
 ~a too cute for words newborn sweater with matching hat- 
 ~baby "leggies" to keep those adorable little legs warm! 
 ~a lovely collection of cards to accompany those well-chosen gifts

                              Autumn is in the air... and everywhere at The Cherry Hat!

Good Wishes,

(O... my son-law- Kivmars- wants you to "like" The Cherry Hat on Facebook and tweet  me on Twitter- if you know what I just said- great!  my website: ...share with a friend!)

...the best is Autumn.  It is mature, reasonable and serious; it glows moderately and not cools down, clears up, makes you reasonable...."

Friday, September 16, 2011

In Praise of Small Towns

"The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does."

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over, well not so hard as the thermometer dipped into the thirties last night and we had to start our first wood fire of the season. I have enjoyed every moment of my time here in this quaint New England town. Whether it was the joy of being able to swim in the lake everyday (a.k.a. "the fountain of youth") or the slow pace of country living but all I know is it brought out the best in me most days. I didn't mind the mice or the bugs or the bears or the moose or the owls or chipmunks or guns going off in the distance or trucks barreling down our back road at 6:30 am on the dot, nope, not a bit. I knew I could always count on a wave from any passer by or a" how are you'? from a total strangers and I also knew that I could get lost on the back roads, which really are all the roads, and somehow if I kept turning left or right I'd end up back at where I started and if I didn't the one mail carrier would be in the vicinity to direct me back to where I wanted to go.People are considered "folks" and if you need help with anything all you need to do is ask someone and they will know someone who knows someone who knows someone..... The town is steeped in history and tradition and one only has to participate in Old Home Week to get an idea of just how important those traditions are. With the Tennis tournament, softball game, town picnic, doll carriage parade,barbeque, block dance,book sale,bake sale, Shakespeare,community potluck and the sweetest talent show I have ever seen I couldn't help but feel that this small town is quite grand and I was very lucky to have been apart of it. I know I am considered a "summa person" or a part timer but for a short time I was part of a whole and it felt just fine.

 heaven on earth
just in case you don't know where you are going!
 believe it or not this general store was used in the opening credits of Mayberry RFD!
The best place for coffee and friendly people.

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Small Town Quotes | Steven B. Harper