Musings from Raspberry Moon – December 2015 Newsletter

Raspberry Christmas TreeDecember is upon us and the Raspberry MoonLight Market is today! Shop local and get unique gifts for everyone on your list! More details below.

Christmas Shopping Hours

I will be open for retail on the following Saturdays: December 5, December 12, and December 19 from 10 am – 2 pm. Stop by and see all the fun goodies.candycane2

I also have a friend that will be helping out on Tuesdays so feel free to stop in from 11 am – 5 pm or so and Lauren will be happy to help you. She is in my old room (the first door on the right when you come into the shop) Just tap on the door and she will be glad to help.

We hope you all have a safe, happy and joyous holiday season.

Love,

Nicole, Embers and Smokey


Raspberry MoonLight Market is 5-9pm December 1st – COME BY TODAY!

Raspberry MoonLight Market

This year we are having another Market Style shopping experience. Raspberry Moon will have all the goodies I brought back from India and Tibet for sale. 

Some of the textiles and art I brought back from IndiaThe beautiful textile pieces that I bought in Jaisalmer in the Rajastan province of India are simply breath taking. They are made from the pieces of wedding dresses. The various pieces of art work are in different hues and level of sparkle based on the caste systems that are technically illegal in India today. Although it’s illegal, it still seemed to me that the system was still alive and well. You have 4 main castes – The Warrior, The Brahmin, The Business Men, and the Untouchables. I am going to write a blog post that explains this in a little more detail. Once you see a few pieces of the textile work you will be able to start picking out the different castes all on your own.

I also have some pieces made by the Muslim ladies. They are not part of a caste but are a completely different group and you can see it clearly in their work.

I am excited about these pieces. I think you can use them for more than just wall hangings. I think they could be the focal point of a padded bed frame, used on a table (under a piece of glass or high end plexiglass). All of the colors would shine through and it would be a conversational piece for sure. You might even be able to turn them into some kind of valance if you have a smaller window. I will be interested to see what other ideas people will come up with to show them off.

We will also have silk scarves, marbled greeting cards, photography items, jewelry, herbal teas and candles, painted glass, crocheted items, recycled and handcrafted goodies.

I am working on the menu now but I do know that Masala Chai will be on the menu! So be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1st from 5-9pm.

We’ll have door prizes, lots of discounts and sale items, gift wrapping (or bagging! :)), food and for the first 5 people to spend $200 or more, I have a fabulous goodie bag.

Santa is coming, Santa is coming…

This isn’t just any run of the mill Santa! He is the Maharaja Santa (and one of my favorite yogis ;))! So you can get your picture taken with Santa in exchange for a donation to Speak for Animals. Bring your little heathens as well. They can come dressed in theme to make the pictures even more fun and you will have the most unique Christmas cards and Facebook Profile Picture around!

Come one come all to the most festive MoonLighting event this year! Come dressed in your best holiday festive outfit – ugly sweater, elf, Christmas Tree, Santa, or even in traditional Indian wear, and receive a coupon at the door good towards any Raspberry Moon or Saucy Chica Skincare purchase!


openinggiftDon’t Forget Your Raspberry Moon Gift Certificates!

Gift certificates are the perfect fit for anyone on your list.

You can purchase them online, in the comfort of your own home, in your PJ’s! No fighting traffic, crazy people or the parking lots.

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Holiday Schedule and Online Booking

Did you know that we now have an online booking system? Check it out at www.RaspberryMoonST.com (click the Book Your Appointment button on the right). This system enables us to send appointment confirmations, reminders, and allows you to change your appointment.

I do my best to get everyone in at their preferred times. If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please let me know a minimum of 2 days beforehand. You will receive an email when you book your appointment and should also receive your appointment reminders via email 2 days beforehand.  Please be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your safe list! Remember this is a courtesy reminder, not reading your emails is not a good reason for missing your appointments. If you do not show up for your appointment you will be charged the full service or if cancel with less than 24 hour notice you will be charged a $25 fee. I understand emergencies happen but we all need to respect each other’s time.

Holiday Schedule:

I will be open for retail on the following Saturdays – December 5, December 12, and December 19 from 10 am – 2 pm. Stop by and see all the fun goodies.

I will be working until late Christmas Eve – Mom and I will be leaving early Christmas morning to head to Nan’s and will be back in town in Tues, Dec 29.  This is the first year without my Shoopy – it makes me cry just to think about it. It still doesn’t really sink in until I have to go to Nan’s then I realize he is really gone. So if you happen to think about it and can say some well wishes for us, we would greatly appreciate it.

January 1 to January 4 will be all about cleaning, inventory and accounting!

Sundays I will be working through the end of the year:

  • December 13 and 20

 

 

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