Friday, July 24, 2009


I thought it would be fitting to share pink gifts on this special Christmas in July Pink Saturday, and some gifts that feature pretty pink frills. Because...

...blogging about HiHo has been such a gift for me and an asset to the shop. I have become part of a wonderful blogging community made of friends with heart and creative souls. I thank you for your gifts of inspiration, thoughtfulness and shared memories.So pick out a pink candy cane to your liking while I start to light the candles on the cake....and get your gift.I wrapped the perfect pink gift in celebration of my 200th post. You could be the lucky winner! Just comment on this post, telling me about the best Christmas gift you ever received and I will put your name in for a chance to win. All my followers will have their names added for a chance to win too.
Yup that means two chances to win. (It's never to late to become a follower.)

I know it's not a birthday but whats a celebration without help me blow out the candles and make a wish for... lots more, inspiration, thoughtfulness and time to spend reflecting in blog land!

OH! here it is the gift I have saved for the lucky is one BIG prize.

A great diner weight cup and saucer.

A Lollipop.

A candy jar with sweet Barber Poles.
An Aunt Sadies Candle.
A Jane Austin 500 piece puzzle.
A cupcake filled with Salt Water Taffy.
Handmade cupcake picks. A Gratitude Scentament.
Good Luck!

You have until 8:00 pm eastern standard time Weds. July 29th to become a follower and or comment about the best Christmas gift you ever received. I will post the winner on Thursday.

For more pink fun just click on the I Love Pink button in my side bar and tell Beverly HiHo Heidi sent ya!

Happy Pink!

HiHo's Christmas 199

...and all the things that mean Christmas to me.
( posted early, sooo, excited...I have always had a hard time with Christmas Eve)
Maggi, from , Just Add Glitter and Stir has a Christmas weekend booked with holly, silver bells and tinsel. Or is it with... ribbon candy, presents and eggnog? Or yule log, carolling and fruit cake? I think you get the picture. She is hosting a party and you are all invited. So when you are done with all of the festivities here, ( remember I will be posting my 200th post Saturday and celebrating with a giveaway) continue on with Maggi and her guests. You may use the party button in my sidebar or click on the link above.
Every year at HiHo we have our Holiday Open House two weeks before Thanksgiving. That means a lot needs to get done in a short amount of time to be ready for the crowds. Sooo, we have a party with family and friends to launch the decorating marathon. Pictured here is one of my daughter's, Aubrey (on the chair) her friend and a friend like family, Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
By August, I have already chosen each of the themes for the rooms at HiHo for Christmas. A labor of love, that really challenges my imagination. I always want to top the last year's displays.At home and at the shop. I enjoy the process of transforming the rooms into a holiday wonderland.. I love buying the perfect gift for someone ,when ever it is and saving it for Christmas..

Mittens are a part of Christmas at our home . Every year I hang all the my children's first mittens and tiny socks from a ribbon over my kitchen sink. Truly a clothes line of memories, Mr. HiHo always says, "they were so cute when they were little." then he shakes his head.( I think he does that to hide his pooled up eyes.)
Only nature can make the front of the shop look this Christmasey ( is that a word?) anyway, when I see this shot I can even hear the music....
Hundreds of vintage ornaments are on display and sold here every are my personal favorite.
Memories of HiHo's Christmas past are not complete without my dear friend Edna. This is a photo of her taking on the role of Mrs. Claus just months before her passing. Thanks to her convincing portrayal, many children still believe they met the real Mrs. Claus at HiHo. Wasn't she beautiful?

I end this post with the only film that is sure to put me in the Holiday Spirit... You know I could post fifty more pictures representing HiHo's Christmas past but you get the gist, we love Christmas at HiHo and that's why we sell Christmas year round out of our wonderful nostalgic Christmas room everyday.....come by and take advantage of the mistletoe with your sweetie. Why wait for December?
A special thank you to Maggi for having me to her party...
let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Making Doris Day Proud

Can't you just picture Doris giving Rock a ring on the telly? She would be wearing her high heeled fluffy slippers and lounging on this incredible love seat and ottoman.

Make it yours....stop by and take a look!