Thursday, April 23, 2009

Come See Us This Weekend!

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By Jay Jay

Sarah and I are each going to Waldorf Fairs this weekend. These fairs are always great fun for us. We love getting out and talking to everyone about the silks and life in general! They always have fun activities for the kids, lots of local artisans and good food. Since we are on Waldorf school campuses, the grounds are going to be lovely too. The weather should be just perfect, so if you are looking for something to do this weekend, please stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Support Your Local Business

By Jay Jay

Sarah's Silks is a mom-and-pop and we fully support small, local businesses. Most of the stores and websites that carry our products are independent businesses. As a former retailer myself, I know first-hand that the importance of supporting your neighborhood businesses is crucial to a thriving community. Small business is the heart of the American dream and the flavor of your community. I stumbled onto The 3/50 Project through one of our customer's websites: Peapods in St Paul, MN. (Incidentally, the owners of Peapods are great advocates for small businesses and heroes of handmade toys!) I love the 3/50 philosophy, and I encourage everyone out there to read what they are saying. We all have so many choices in life and can really make a difference if we try!

Nuremberg international Toy Fair 2009

I love this picture of Bianca in our Unicorn Costume. I had set up a little table with Ghiradelli chocolates. Germans make such wonderful chocolate, I wasn't sure if they would even like it - but it was a huge hit! Chocolate raspberry was the overwhelming favorite.

Nuremberg Toy Fair 2009

By Jay Jay

We had a great time at the Nuremberg Fair this year. I had been to other trade shows in all different locations in the US - Javits in NYC, Vegas, LA, San Francisco, but the Nuremberg Fair tops them all! The convention center was enormous! Over 12 halls chocked full of toys of all shapes and sizes. I wish I had a chance to take some pictures, but there were several uniformed men cruising the corridors bearing badges that had a camera with a slash through it. Since it was my first time there, I decided not to chance it! Here are a couple of pictures of our booth. I was proud to represent our line and meet all the wonderful people there. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!